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Kathleen Baker cruises to easy win in 200 IM
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IRVINE (AP) — Kathleen Baker won her third individual event at the U.S. national championships, racing to victory by 1.11 seconds in the 200-meter individual medley on Sunday night.

Baker led all the way and won in 2 minutes, 8.32 seconds, lowering the U.S. Open record of 2:08.66 set by Katinka Hosszu of Hungary in 2015. Her time in the four-stroke event was also the fastest in the world this year on the last night of the meet.

She qualified to swim three individual events at next month’s Pan Pacific championships in Tokyo, after setting a world record in the 100 backstroke and tying for first in the 200 back.

Olympian Chase Kalisz won the men’s 200 IM in 1:55.73, fastest in the world this year.

The men’s 800 free title went to Zane Grothe in 7:44.57. He broke the U.S. Open record of 7:46.78 set by Connor Jaeger in 2013. Open-water Olympian Jordan Wilimovsky was a distant second in 7:47.51.

Ashley Twichell won the 1,500 free by 6.88 seconds over Ally McHugh. Twichell touched in 15:55.68, the only woman in the final to break 16 minutes. McHugh was timed in 16:02.56.