Fallon fillets competition, finishes first at USA Swimming National Championships

In a come-from-behind victory, the rising sophomore won the 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:07.91.

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Matt Fallon, a rising sophomore on the men’s swimming and diving team, placed first in the 200m breaststroke at USA Swimming’s 2022 Phillips 66 National Championships held July 26-30 at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine, California.

More than 600 athletes competed in the meet, including numerous Olympic, World Championships, National Team, and National Junior Team participants.

On day two of the National Championships, Fallon won the 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:07.91. He was in seventh place at the halfway point of the race, but kicked into high gear and finished the second l00m two seconds faster than his opponents.

Swimming for the Quakers this past season, Fallon was a First-Team All-American, First-Team All-Ivy, and Ivy League champion in the 200m breaststroke, and a Second-Team All-Ivy selection in the 100m breaststroke. In late March at the NCAA Championships, he finished third in the 200m breaststroke with a time of 1:49.16 and placed 10th in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 51.57.

At the Ivy League Championships in late February, Fallon won the 200m breaststroke with a time of 1:51.44, a new pool and meet record, and finished second in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 52.30.

From Warren, New Jersey, Fallon holds the school and Ivy League record in the 200m breaststroke (1:49.03) and the school record in the 100m breaststroke (51.45).