Virginia's Raab Finishes Fourth In 200 Fly At Duel In The Pool
Aug. 3, 2005
IRIVINE, Calif. – University of Virginia swimmer Michael Raab (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson) finished fourth in the 200-meter butterfly to help lift the United States to a 190-102 victory over Australia at the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool Tuesday evening (August 2) at the William J. Woollett Aquatic Center.
Raab was fourth in the 200 fly with a time of 1:59.25. U.S. swimmers Michael Phelps and Davis Tarwater took the top two spots in the 200 butterfly, clocking times of 1:56.38 and 1:56.67, respectively.
The US men’s and women’s teams combined to win 18 of the 28 events contested in winning the meet 190-102.
In the 2003 Duel in the Pool vs. Australia, Raab helped the US sweep the top three places in the 200-meter butterfly with his third-place time of 1:58.29.
In late July, Raab competed in the 2005 FINA World Swimming Championships in Montreal and placed 17th in the preliminaries of the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:59.38. Raab, who completed his collegiate eligibility in 2004-05, was just 18 hundredths of a second shy of 16th place.
A three-time first-team All-American and four-time ACC champion in the 200 butterfly, Raab set the Pan American Games record in winning the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly in August of 2003. He clocked a time of 1:57.33 in setting the record. In October of 2004, Raab competed in the FINA World Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., and turned in a sixth-place performance and bettered the NCAA short course meters record with his prelims performance of 1:54.95.