Jack Conger Eels To The Helm Of 1:54 Podium Of Bests In ‘Wide-Open’ Post-Phelps 200 ‘Fly

Jack Conger - courtesy of Patrick Meredith, UT Athletics Photography

You’ll know what to do should you spot that tendency to gnash teeth as the results pour in: what – only 4th, 5th and 6th in the world in Phelps’ signature – whatever became of USA Swimming in these post-Phelpsian days? That sort of thing. Ignore the sirens: the USA is in fine fettle and will be, once more, the force to reckon with when it comes to medal hunts across the board topped by the efforts of the outstanding. The 200m butterfly finals got U.S. nationals and world-title trials off to a fine start in Indianapolis this evening, Jack Conger on 1:54.47, Pace Clark 1:54.58, Chase Kalisz 1:54.79 – all three celebrating lifetime bests

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You’ll know what to do should you spot that tendency to gnash teeth as the results pour in: what – only 4th, 5th and 6th in the world in Phelps’ signature – whatever became of USA Swimming in these post-Phelpsian days? That sort of thing. Ignore the sirens: the USA is in fine fettle and will be, once more, the force to reckon with when it comes to medal hunts across the board topped by the efforts of the outstanding. The 200m butterfly finals got U.S. nationals and world-title trials off to a fine start in Indianapolis this evening, Jack Conger on 1:54.47, Pace Clark 1:54.58, Chase Kalisz 1:54.79 – all three celebrating lifetime bests

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