Katie Hoff
Courtesy of: Azaria Basile
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MESA, Arizona, April 26. HURRICANE's Katie Hoff, after a school-focused sabbatical claimed the past year or so of her career, is back with a vengeance after winning the women's 200-meter IM tonight at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa.

Hoff threw down a world-class time with a 2:12.92 to rank 18th in the SwimVortex world rankings tonight. That's a huge accomplishment as her meet here is her first against topline competition since beginning her return with a few tune up meets earlier this year.


California's Caitlin Leverenz turned in a second-place 2:14.61 with Trojan's Stina Gardell taking third in 2:15.34.

PASA's Karlee Bispo (2:17.53), BlueFish's Elizabeth Beisel (2:18.48), Redlands' Sonia Wang (2:20.44), SwimMAC's Katie Meili (2:21.01) and T2's Justine Bowker (2:21.81) also vied for the IM title tonight.

NBAC's Mary Pelton, another of the dynastic swim families in North Baltimore that includes the likes of the Kalisz family, won the B final in 2:18.77. Mackenzie Rumrill placed second in 2:19.22 with SCSC's Sophie Krivokapic-Zhou earning third in 2:20.13.

First Colony's Simone Manuel (2:20.57), PASA's Ally Howe (2:20.85), Louisville's Tanja Kylliainen (2:21.55), Kim Williams (2:22.20) and Frisco's Destiny Nelson (2:22.53) comprised the rest of the consolation heat.

=== A - Final ===

1 Hoff, Katie 24 Hurricane Aquati 2:14.47 2:12.92 854
r:+0.82 28.21 1:01.58 (33.37)
1:40.54 (38.96) 2:12.92 (32.38)
2 Leverenz, Caitl 23 California Aquat 2:16.51 2:14.61 823
r:+0.74 29.26 1:05.01 (35.75)
1:42.76 (37.75) 2:14.61 (31.85)
3 Gardell, Stina 24 Una Troj-CA 2:19.53 2:15.34 809
r:+0.71 29.12 1:03.14 (34.02)
1:43.15 (40.01) 2:15.34 (32.19)
4 Bispo, Karlee 24 Palo Alto Stanfo 2:18.65 2:17.53 771
r:+0.78 29.46 1:04.67 (35.21)
1:44.78 (40.11) 2:17.53 (32.75)
5 Beisel, Elizabe 21 Bluefish Swim Cl 2:17.80 2:18.48 755
r:+0.69 30.65 1:05.69 (35.04)
1:46.86 (41.17) 2:18.48 (31.62)
6 Wang, Sonia 17 Unattached-CA 2:20.43 2:20.44 724
r:+0.70 29.74 1:05.23 (35.49)
1:47.90 (42.67) 2:20.44 (32.54)
7 Meili, Katie 23 SwimMAC Carolina 2:18.77 2:21.01 715
r:+0.68 30.43 1:07.04 (36.61)
1:47.48 (40.44) 2:21.01 (33.53)
8 Bowker, Justine 27 T2 Aquatics-FL 2:20.21 2:21.81 703
r:+0.85 29.94 1:08.17 (38.23)
1:48.78 (40.61) 2:21.81 (33.03)

=== B - Final ===

9 Pelton, Mary 16 North Baltimore- 2:22.03 2:18.77 751
r:+0.86 30.49 1:06.44 (35.95)
1:47.33 (40.89) 2:18.77 (31.44)
10 Rumrill, Macken 17 Bearcat Swim Clu 2:21.90 2:19.22 743
r:+0.76 29.24 1:05.36 (36.12)
1:46.40 (41.04) 2:19.22 (32.82)
11 Krivokapic-Zhou 14 Unattached-PC 2:22.09 2:20.13 729
r:+0.71 29.71 1:05.75 (36.04)
1:48.19 (42.44) 2:20.13 (31.94)
12 Manuel, Simone 17 First Colony Swi 2:22.45 2:20.57 722
r:+0.77 29.72 1:05.79 (36.07)
1:48.28 (42.49) 2:20.57 (32.29)
13 Howe, Ally 18 Unattached-PC 2:21.59 2:20.85 718
r:+0.81 30.09 1:05.38 (35.29)
1:48.78 (43.40) 2:20.85 (32.07)
14 Kylliainen, Tan 21 Univ Louisville- 2:22.18 2:21.55 707
r:+0.72 30.92 1:07.27 (36.35)
1:48.48 (41.21) 2:21.55 (33.07)
15 Williams, Kim 17 Bellevue Club Sw 2:21.52 2:22.20 698
r:+0.86 30.44 1:06.42 (35.98)
1:47.16 (40.74) 2:22.20 (35.04)
16 Nelson, Destiny 16 Frisco Aquatics- 2:23.23 2:22.53 693
r:+0.80 31.19 1:07.71 (36.52)
1:49.06 (41.35) 2:22.53 (33.47)