Nic Fink Slingshots By Kevin Cordes in 200 Breast Final at Winter Nationals

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Nic Fink used a great back half to run down Kevin Cordes in the 200 breast final on Saturday night at the 2018 US Winter Nationals in Greensboro. Fink swam a 2:10.24 thanks to a 1:06.4 second 100, compared to Cordes who came home in a 1:08.64. Cordes finished in second at 2:11.34.

Fink, who was probably extra motivated after watching Georgia lead the SEC football championship game, won his first national title of the weekend.

Fink and Cordes both swam in this event at the World Championships last summer where Fink was fifth and Cordes was sixth. Both swimmers also did not make the Pan Pac team this summer and are looking to gain momentum into 2019 to get back on to the team.

Aggie’s Jonathan Tybur (2:13.77) finished in third, just out-touching Chuck Katis (2:13.95) and Canada’s Eli Wall (2:14.04).

Alex Evdokimov (2:15.15), Matt Fallon (2:15.25) and Scott Tolman (2:15.58) also swam in the A-Final.

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