March 8, 2020—
Regan Smith led the race from the start, pushing through fatigue as Kathleen Baker gained on her during the last 25 meters. Smith touched first at 2:06.16 while Baker’s lunge forward earned her a PB and 2020 World #3 time of 2:06.46. Baker was just three-tenths off her lifetime best of 2:06.14. Taking third also under 2:10 was Aggie Lisa Bratton , clocking in at 2:09.63. Winning the B-final was 15-year-old Mackenzie Lanning , touching in at 2:15.34.