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IRVINE, Calif. – Rising seniors Matt McLean and Scot Robison each swam their way into the finals of the 200-meter free Wednesday as day two of the ConocoPhillips National Championships continued from Irvine, Calif. Competition began Tuesday and will conclude Saturday.

McLean (Sterling, Va.) and Robison (Charlotte, N.C.) placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the event. McLean clocked a mark of 1:48.20 in the finals, besting his prelim time of 1:48.78. Robison, meanwhile, was faster in the morning (1:49.04), touching this evening in 1:49.45.

Three Olympians – Michael Phelps (1:45.61), Ryan Lochte (1:45.78) and Peter Vanderkaay (1:46.84) – went 1-2-3 in the 200-meter free, swimming alongside McLean and Robison.

Junior Peter Geissinger (Darien, Conn.) placed 14th overall in the 200-meter free, swimming in the consolation finals (1:50.02). He finished with a mark of 1:49.92 in the morning session.

Junior Lauren Smart (Charlotte, N.C.) earned a spot in the ‘C’ final where she placed 23rd overall in the 100-meter back. She clocked a time of 1:03.28 tonight but was faster in the preliminary heat (1:02.99).

Freshman Rachel Naurath (Manakin-Sabot, Va.) also recorded a 23rd-place finish, swimming in the ‘C’ final of the 200-meter free. She touched at 2:02.39 in the ‘C’ final and clocked a time of 2:01.19 in the preliminaries.

Day three continues Thursday with the women’s 100-meter breast, men’s 100-meter fly, women’s 50-meter free, men’s 50-meter free and women’s 400-meter IM.

Below is a list of Virginia’s finishes at the National Championships.

ConocoPhillips National Championships
August 3-7, 2010
Day Two Results

Women’s 100-Meter Back
23. Lauren Smart 1:03.28 (1:02.99 prelim)
72. Riley Flanagan 1:05.19
94. Jenny Lewis 1:05.87
122. Anna Dobben 1:06.90
Men’s 200-Meter Free
7. Matt McLean 1:48.20 (1:48.78 prelim)
8. Scot Robison 1:49.45 (1:49.03 prelim)
14. Peter Geissinger 1:50.02 (1:49.92 prelim)
69. Parker Camp 1:53.90
Men’s 100-Meter Back
68. Matt Murray 58.52
92. Parker Camp 59.70
Women’s 200-Meter Free
23. Rachel Naurath 2:02.39 (2:01.19 prelim)
89. Kristen Moores 2:04.85
97. Hillary Petersen 2:05.33
110. Kelly Flynn 2:05.70
Men’s 200-Meter Fly
26. Matt Houser 2:02.46
55. Nathan Hart 2:05.53

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