ORLANDO, Florida, February 15. FUTURE California Golden Bears Missy Franklin and Ryan Murphy shined with sterling efforts in the 100 backstroke to highlight the second night of action at the Arena Grand Prix in Orlando.
Meanwhile, Clearwater's Becca Mann clinched her second 400-meter triumph of the meet with a freestyle win after her IM victory last night.
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MEN'S 800 FREE RELAY FINALS
Germans win the men's 800 free relay with a 7:37.01 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
WOMEN'S 800 FREE RELAY FINALS
York Y wins women's 800 free relay in 8:22.66 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
MEN'S 200 BREAST FINALS
It wound up being one of the most exciting races of thenight, with Trojan's Mike Alexandrov clipping Davie's Felipe Lima at the wall,2:14.13 to 2:14.16. That's a reversal of fortunes from last night's 100 breastfinale where Lima took the title.? That'sAlexandrov's fourth gold medal of the tour, having swum at all threestops.? He now has six total medals.? Lima scored a pair of titles this weekend,having just joined the circuit in Orlando. Gabriel Souza snared bronze with a2:17.40.
Tennessee's Brad Craig finished fourth in 2:18.75, while Mexico'sChristian Schurr turned in a fifth-place time of 2:19.80.? Azad Al-barazi claimed sixth overall with a2:20.80, while Daniel Le snagged seventh in 2:21.70.? Redlands' Dmitriy Shvetsov completed thefinale with an eighth-place 2:22.75.?Venezuela's Carlos Claverie, 16, topped the B final in 2:19.64.?
Mike Alexandrov touches out Felipe Lima 2:14.13 2:14.16 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
Who says you can't be fast AND colorful? #colorsofvictory #ArenaGPORD http://pic.twitter.com/EVylkOx0Arena USA
@alexandrov59 wins the 200m breast in 2:14.13. @FelipeF_Lima is 2nd in 2:14.16 and Gabriel Souza is third in 2:17.40 #ArenaGPORDUSA Swimming
Venezuela's Carlos Claverie cleans up men's 200 breast B final with a 2:19.64 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
WOMEN'S 200 BREAST FINALS
Canada's Martha McCabe, who has a bronze medal to her creditfrom the 2011 World Championships, survived a near false start with a winningtime of 2:29.58.? McCabe plunged into thewater before the start, but officials deemed that she was okay to continue, andshe made the most of her effort. SMU's Raminta Dvariskyte picked up her secondsilver of the tour with a 2:31.15, while Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson turnedin a 2:31.91 for bronze after winning the 100 breast last night.?
Teenagers rounded out the rest of the field.? Germany's Margareth Hummel, 15, and Davie'sEmily Kopas, 16, tied for fourth with matching 2:35.63s.? KING's Carolyn McCann, 17, finished sixth in2:37.93, while SwimMAC's Kathleen Baker, 15, wound up seventh with a2:40.02.? Saint Andrew's RachelBradford-Feldman, 15, drew a disqualification.
Martha McCabe maintains composure from near false start, overhauls 200 breast field with 2:29 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
Martha McCabe nearly has a false start in 200 breast @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
Women's 200m breast goes to Martha McCabe in 2:29.58. Raminta Dvariskyte is 2nd in 2:31.15 and Alia Atkinson is 3rd in 2:31.91 #ArenaGPORDUSA Swimming
Alyssa Storino drops a 2:40.19 on consolation heat for the win in 200 breast @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
MEN'S 400 FREE FINALS
Olympic silver and bronze medalist Ryan Cochrane easedthrough the middle-distance event with a 3:51.62 to capture the crown.? That time is the fifth-best in the world thisyear, and gave him a second gold medal on the circuit.
Club Wolverine's Michael Klueh earned second in 3:53.71, histhird silver of the Grand Prix tour, while Conor Dwyer clinched third with a3:54.70. That's Dwyer's second bronze of the meet, along with two silvers.
Ix3's Charlie Houchin (3:55.03), Island's Eric Hedlin(3:57.62), Davie's Esteban Enderica (3:57.82), Island's Alec Page (3:59.18) andScotland's Robbie Renwick (4:03.38) rounded out the heavily internationalfield.?
Ryan Cochrane tops men's 400 free field with a 3:51.62 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
The 3:51.62 posted by Ryan Cochrane (@cochraneryan) is the 5th fastest in 2013. "I was hoping for a little better." #OrlandoGPMarc Carman
Canada's @cochraneryan wins the men's 400m free in 3:51.62. @mklueh is 2nd in 3:53.71 and @conorjdwyer is 3rd in 3:54.70 #ArenaGPORDUSA Swimming
Mexico's Arturo Perez Vertti wins 400 free B final in 3:59.05 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
WOMEN'S 400 FREE FINALS
Clearwater's Becca Mann, 15, clinched her second title ofthe meet along with her 400 IM last night, and fourth of the Arena Grand Prixcircuit thus far.? She blazed to a4:10.66 in the middle distance event, her third-best time ever behind a 4:08.65from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and a 4:10.38 also from Trials. In sum, Mannhas captured eight medals during two of the three stops on the circuit.
Canada's Alexa Komarnycky gave Mann a bit of a push, butcouldn't catch up as she settled for silver with a 4:11.49. That's her thirdmedal of the tour after a gold and bronze in Austin.? Canada's Barbara Jardin earned third-placehonors in 4:12.42, also her third medal of the circuit with a silver and bronzein Austin.
Canada's Samantha Cheverton (4:12.73), Ashley Steenvoorden(4:13.02), York's Courtney Harnish (4:18.21), Andreina Pinto (4:24.99) andDynamo's Kylie Stewart (4:27.73) also competed in the championship.? Harnish, just 13, demolished her lifetimebest of 4:21.59 from the 2012 U.S. Junior National Championships last summer. ?
Becca Mann holds off Alexa Komarnycky in 400 free finale for second win of meet @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
#BabyFaceKiller Becca Mann #ArenaGPORD http://pic.twitter.com/Dm7XkcJfNataci?n VAVEL
Becca Mann won the 400m free in 4:10.66. Alexa Komarnycky is 2nd in 4:11.49 and Barbara Jardin is 3rd in 4:12.42 #ArenaGPORDUSA Swimming
And Becca Mann wins the 400 Free final in 4:10.66 - way to go! #arenaGPORDFlorida Swim Network
Samantha Arevallo Salinas clinches women's 400 free B final win in 4:16.66 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
MEN'S 100 BACK FINALS
He might not have tracked down Jack Conger's 17-18 U.S.National Age Group record in the event, but Bolles' Ryan Murphy definitelyclaimed some serious scalps with his triumph in the dorsal competition. Murphytouched out Australia's Bobby Hurley, 54.92 to 54.95, for the win.? That's just his sixth time under 55 seconds,and stands as his fourth-fastest time ever.?Hurley, meanwhile, earned his second silver of the meet as he continuesto respond to a training base change to Tucson, Ariz.
Olympic superstar Ryan Lochte, with his E! realitytelevision crew filming his every move today, picked up third-place honors in55.42. That's his ninth circuit medal thus far as he's earned six golds, asilver and two bronzes.?
Bryce Bohman (55.58), Germany's Yannick Lebherz (55.83),Club Wolverine's Tyler Clary (55.88), Germany's Felix Wolf (56.14) and Canada'sCharles Francis (57.14) finished fourth through eighth in the finale.? Arkady Vyatchanin turned up the heat in the Bfinal with a winning 56.57.
Ryan Murphy ekes out win in A final of men's 100 back 54.92 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
Ryan Murphy wins the 100m back in 54.92. Robert Hurley is 2 in 54.95 and @ryanlochte is 3rd in 55.42. #ArenaGPORDUSA Swimming
Woot! Congrats to @ryan_f_murphy for winning the 100 Back finals in 54.92 - Lochte is third. #arenaGPORDFlorida Swim Network
haha love the epic screaming for Lochte #ArenaGPORD #orlandogpwina
Arkady Vyatchanin with the B final win in 56.57 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
WOMEN'S 100 BACK FINALS
American-record holder Missy Franklin posted the top time inthe world this year with a 59.34, beating a 59.7 from Emily Seebohm down inAustralia earlier this year.? The wingave Franklin her second gold of the meet, and push her overall medal tally to12 with 11 of them by way of victory.?Franklin has now cleared 1:00 15 times during active competition withtonight's time standing seventh in her career rankings.?
Glenview Titan's Olivia Smoliga, an 18-year-old who has thepotential to develop into an Olympic talent by 2016, finished with silver in1:01.81.? Canada's Hilary Caldwell woundup third overall in 1:02.19. That's Caldwell's third medal on the tour, alongwith a pair of silvers in Austin.
Dynamo's Kylie Stewart (1:02.72), Saint Andrew's TasijaKarosas (1:02.75), SwimMAC's Kathleen Baker (1:02.84), Redlands' YulduzKuchkarova (1:03.06) and Germany's Eileen Diener (1:03.14) comprised the restof the championship finale.??
@FranklinMissy scorches 100 back finale with 59.34 - TOP TIME IN WORLD THIS YEAR @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
Great swim ladies! @FranklinMissy wins the 100m back in 59.34. Olivia Smoliga is 2nd in 1:01.81 and Hilary Caldwell is 3rd in 1:02.19USA Swimming
#LaRisaDeMissy #WeLoveMissy #ArenaGPORD http://pic.twitter.com/5RqD4i5ANataci?n VAVEL
Missy never fails to amaze us! You go girlfriend! #ArenaGPORDDishajoyti Nath
@SwimmingWorld @FranklinMissy @ArenaUSA That was pretty amazing.Rachel Fuentes
missy franklin is perfect and she should be my friend even though im 8 years older than her.Amy
I would have lost that race to @FranklinMissy by 6 seconds... #ArenaGPORDJoe Infantino
Fernanda Gonzalez Ramirez claims 100 back victory in B final 1:02.51 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
MEN'S 50 FREE FINALS
2000 Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin keeps on keeping onas he scorched the field in the men's splash-and-dash with a sizzling effort of22.43.? He finished well ahead of JoshSchneider, who took second in 22.88 as the only other sub-23.? The win is Ervin's first on the Arena GrandPrix tour after sharing a silver in Austin.?Meanwhile, Adam Brown picked up third in 23.01 as he bettered the WestVirginian Tim Squires (23.08) for bronze.?Squires had led prelims with a 23.09 before matching his lifetime bestin the finale.
Germany's Tim-Thorben Suck (23.22), Central Florida's AlexForbes (23.56) and Bolles' Ryan Murphy (23.95) placed fifth throughseventh.? Meanwhile, Olympic butterflyspecialist Tyler McGill swam the event butterfly, posting a 24.12.? That's his fifth-fastest swim in his careerin the sprint fly.?
@AnthonyErvin with the win in the 50 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD! http://pic.twitter.com/6kOQV7hnSwimmingWorld
I win!Anthony Ervin
@AnthonyErvin sizzles in 50 free with a 22.4 for the victory @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
@SwimmingWorld @AnthonyErvin @ArenaUSA #absoluteidolRoberto Atzori
Men's 50m free goes to @AnthonyErvin in 22.43. @JoshSchneider5 is 2nd in 22.88 and Adam Brown is 3rd in 23.01 #ArenaGPORDUSA Swimming
@SwimmingWorld @AnthonyErvin in the hizzouse! He won in the 50M Freestyle! He rocks!Clarence Pryor
YAAAAA!!!! @AnthonyErvin!!!!!! WINNER!!!! #RADGranger Talley
Anthony! How awesomeeee! Yay! #ArenaGPORDDishajoyti Nath
Apparently you could hear me cheering for @AnthonyErvin on the live feed of #ArenaGPORD #OopsSorryRosh Allegra
Tyler McGill goes 24.12 swimming fly in men's 50 free finale @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
Anthony Ervin keeps proving that 31-years-old is the new 21.Mike Gustafson
Redlands' Joey Hale tops men's 50 free B final in 23.31 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
WOMEN'S 50 FREE FINALS
Olympic 100 fly silver medalist Christine Magnuson of TucsonFord touched out Denmark Olympian Jeanette Ottesen Gray in the finale, 25.33 to25.36. That time is among Magnuson's top 10 times ever in her career.? She owns a trio of 24.7s as part of herportfolio with a 24.72 top time from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.? Ottesen Gray, meanwhile, is a three-timeOlympian for Denmark with a gold medal in the 100 free at the 2011 WorldChampionships.? She earned her secondsilver of the meet.
SwimMAC's Madison Kennedy edged superstar Missy Franklin ofthe Colorado Stars for bronze, 25.46 to 25.65.?Meanwhile, Glenview Titan's Olivia Smoliga turned in a fifth-place26.01, while Canadian Sandrine Mainville finished sixth in 26.05.
SwimAtlanta's Amanda Weir (26.22) and Fox Chapels HeidiMiller (26.70) also competed in the finale, while Jamaican Olympian AliaAtkinson raced to the B final win in 26.57.?
@cmagsflyer edges Jeanette Ottesen for w 50 free title in 25.3 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
@cmagsflyer wins the 50m free in 25.33. Jeanette Ottesen Gray is 2nd in 25.36 and @madisonjkennedy is 3rd in 25.46 #ArenaGPORDUSA Swimming
Alia Atkinson races to 50 free B final win in 26.57 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
MEN'S 200 FLY FINALS
Olympic gold medalist Tyler Clary was the only swimmer toclear 2:00 today as he surged to a win in 1:59.42.? He held off fellow Club Wolverine Wu Peng,who wound up taking second in 2:00.80. The win is Clary's second of the meet,and third of the Arena Grand Prix series.?He also has a trio of silvers from Austin.? Wu, meanwhile, claimed his first medal of thecircuit tonight.? Island's Alec Pageplaced third in 2:00.93, to match his silver in Austin for his second medal ofthe tour.
SwimOntario's Zack Chetrat (2:01.02) and Brayden Salmon(2:04.79) finished fourth and fifth in the finale, while Mexico's Israel DuranMata picked up sixth in 2:05.32.? Bolles'Joseph Schooling (2:05.96) and Gamal Assaad (2:07.52) closed out thechampionship field.?
Notably, Clearwater's Frank Tapia Nadales threw down a2:04.37 to win the consolation heat this evening.?
@TylerClary dominates championship field with a 1:59.42 for the win in men's 200 fly @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
@TylerClary throws Revo the Shark into the crowd after his 1st place 200fly @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD! http://pic.twitter.com/26lZdPoFSwimmingWorld
"You checkin' me out, @RowdyGaines ?" - @TylerClary @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
@TylerClary wins the 200m fly in 1:59.42. Wu Peng is 2nd in 2:00.80 and Alec Page is 3rd in 2:00.93 #ArenaGPORDUSA Swimming
@SwimmingWorld @TylerClary rocked it in 200M Butterfly! I knew he win from the start! Man, I wanna battle him to learn something from this.Clarence Pryor
Frank Tapia Nadales claims men's 200 fly B final in 2:04.37 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
WOMEN'S 200 FLY FINALS
Canadian Olympian Audrey Lacroix went out fast, the onlyswimmer under 1:03 with a 1:02.89 at the halfway mark, and kept on adding toher lead throughout the race before closing out with a 2:09.63 for thetriumph.? That's her second gold medal ofthe Arena Grand Prix circuit, and her fourth overall since she joined the tourin Austin.?
Clearwater's Becca Mann, 15, picked up her first silver ofthe meet with a 2:10.83, having already won the 400 IM last night, and a bronzein the 100 breast.? Now, Mann hascollected seven total medals on the Arena Grand Prix circuit after taking theAustin stop off.? Mann's time is alifetime best, clearing her 2:11.19 from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.? New York's Kim Vandenberg rounded out thepodium with a third-place time of 2:14.99.
Metro's Isabella Paez just missed her personal best fromprelims of 2:14.84 with a fourth-place 2:15.03, while Dynamo's Nicole Staffordclaimed fifth in 2:16.29. Andreina Pinto (2:18.58), Davie's Laura Gutierrez (2:20.00)and Clearwater's Brooke Bennett (2:20.07) also vied for the title thisevening.?
Bennett, 32, is on the comeback trail as a three-timeOlympic gold medalist with wins in the 1996 Atlanta Games and 2000 SydneyGames.??
Audrey Lacroix wins 200 fly 2:09.63 ahead of Becca Mann @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
First event of the night - Audrey Lacroix wins the 200m fly in 2:09.63. Becca Mann is 2nd in 2:10.83 and Kim Vandenberg is third in 2:14.99USA Swimming
@BrookeBennett getting PLENTY of television attention! @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
Caitlin Casazza races to w 200 fly B final win in 2:17.32 @ArenaUSA #ArenaGPORD http://bit.ly/YduwSsSwimmingWorld
If you're watching the 50 free tonight at the #AreanGPORD then ill be the guy swimming fly. Cheer extra loud for me!Tyler McGill
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DAY TWO PRELIMS REPORT
Becca Mann Puts Stamp on Day Two Prelims at Arena Grand Prix - Orlando | SWIMMING WORLDFor full coverage, including exclusive video interviews, check out our Landing Page. ORLANDO, Florida, February 15. CLEARWATER's Becca Ma...