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Richmond Olympian sets new records at swimming championships

Townley Haas (Source: NBC Olympics)
Townley Haas (Source: NBC Olympics)
Updated: Mar. 25, 2018 at 12:06 PM EDT
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(WWBT) - Richmond Olympian Townley Haas can now add some new records to his resume.

Haas swam the 500-yard free in 4:08.60 in the NCAA DI Swimming Championships on Thursday, which was his personal best.

On Friday, he swam the individual 200-yard free in 1:29.50, which took nearly a full second off his best time. He beat Blake Pieroni, who came in second at 1:30.23.

Haas is a junior at the University of Texas and won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also swam for NOVA Aquatics in Henrico and graduated from Benedictine.

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