In a race where stars Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte stole the headlines, Steward School product Tyler Harris did his best to hang with the best. Harris took the pool in front of a sold out arena in Omaha for the finals of the Olympic Trials 200 meter individual medley.
Harris was in lane one for the race on Saturday night, and quickly fell behind Phelps and Lochte, as did the rest of the field. He would finish sixth in the event in a time of 2:00.73. That time marked a personal best for the University of North Carolina graduate.
As for the front of the race, Phelps nipped Lochte, touching the wall just 0.09 seconds before Lochte. Phelps' winning time was 1:54.84, and he has beaten Lochte in two of the three races at the trials in which they've gone head-to-head. It still marked an impressive performance for Lochte, who competed in the event just a half-hour after winning the 200 meter backstroke.
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