Jack Conger swims on his way to winning the men's 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. swimming national championships in Indianapolis, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Jack Conger and Townley Haas qualify for World Championships

Posted June 27th, 2017

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Jack Conger, a former Longhorn swimmer, won the 200-meter butterfly at the USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. on Tuesday, earning a spot on Team USA for the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary next month.

Townley Haas, a soon-to-be junior at Texas, also earned a spot on the team with a third-place finish in the 100 freestyle. He’ll compete on the 400-relay team for the United States.

Conger finished his race in 1 minute, 54.47 seconds as he led from wire-to-wire. He holds the NCAA, American and U.S. Open records in the event and his win makes it his first individual berth at a senior-level international meet.

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Haas took third place with a time of 48.20, trailing Nathan Adrian and Caeleb Dressel in the 100 freestyle.

Conger and Haas won gold in the 800 relay at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Also competing as Texas representatives at the National Championships were Remedy Rule, Lauren Case, Rebecca Millard and Claire Adams.

Rule finished in eighth place in the women’s 200 butterfly with a time of 2:10.48. Case nabbed fifth place in the consolation final of the event with a time of 2:11.83.

Millard finished in sixth place in the 100 freestyle consolation final. She clocked in at 55.33. Adams finished the 100 freestyle bonus final in 55.64 for fourth place.

 

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