Katinka Hosszu
Courtesy of: Joao Marc Bosch
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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 16. HUNGARY's Katinka Hosszu went out hard and held off a hard-charging Allison Schmitt to top the women's 200-meter freestyle at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte tonight.

Hosszu blasted a time of 1:56.30 for the win, moving her to sixth in the SwimVortex world rankings behind Katie Ledecky's fifth-place 1:56.27 from the Mesa stop of the Grand Prix. Her time also delivered another Hungarian record, beating the 1:56.47 set by Agnes Mutina at the 2009 World Championships. That's six separate Hungarian records in long course format for Hosszu.


NBAC's Allison Schmitt, an Olympic gold medalist in her own right, charged home in 29.21 in the final 50 to hit the wall in 1:56.41. That performance pushed her to seventh in the world just behind Hosszu as Schmitt continues to round into form following a difficult 2013.

Leah Smith checked in with a sizzling time of her own as she posted a 1:59.64 to jump to 10th in the world rankings with her third-place effort this evening.

SwimMAC's Kathleen Baker (2:00.17), NBAC's Cierra Runge (2:00.34), NBAC's Becca Mann (2:00.62), NBAC's Gillian Ryan (2:00.80) and Melanie Margalis (2:01.34) rounded out the rest of the top eight finishers.

Athens Bulldog Shannon Vreeland captured the B final win in 2:01.01 with Sam Cheverton placing second in 2:01.37 in the consolation heat. SEAL's Chloe Sutton (2:02.24) and Megan Romano (2:02.48) placed third and fourth.

Alex Norris (2:02.64), Danielle Siverling (2:02.76), Kate Mills (2:03.13) and Elizabeth Beisel (2:03.2!)

=== Championship ===

1 *Katina Hosszu 25 Hungary 1:57.86 1:56.30 NAT
27.46 57.38 (29.92)
1:26.84 (29.46) 1:56.30 (29.46)
2 Allison Schmitt 23 North Baltimore- 1:59.23 1:56.41 NAT
28.29 58.05 (29.76)
1:27.20 (29.15) 1:56.41 (29.21)
3 Leah Smith 19 Cavalier Swimmin 2:00.18 1:59.64 NAT
27.79 58.07 (30.28)
1:28.80 (30.73) 1:59.64 (30.84)
4 Kathleen Baker 17 SwimMAC Carolina 2:00.79 2:00.17 NAT
27.72 58.15 (30.43)
1:29.02 (30.87) 2:00.17 (31.15)
5 Cierra Runge 18 North Baltimore- 2:01.29 2:00.34 NAT
28.45 58.88 (30.43)
1:30.04 (31.16) 2:00.34 (30.30)
6 Becca Mann 16 North Baltimore- 2:01.48 2:00.62 NAT
28.76 59.43 (30.67)
1:30.44 (31.01) 2:00.62 (30.18)
7 Gillian Ryan 18 North Baltimore- 2:01.25 2:00.80 NAT
28.95 59.60 (30.65)
1:30.40 (30.80) 2:00.80 (30.40)
8 Melanie Margali 22 Saint Petersburg 2:02.36 2:01.34 NAT
28.75 59.32 (30.57)
1:30.33 (31.01) 2:01.34 (31.01)

=== Consolation ===

9 Shannon Vreelan 22 Athens Bulldog S 2:02.76 2:01.01 NAT
28.64 59.51 (30.87)
1:30.31 (30.80) 2:01.01 (30.70)
10 *Sam Cheverton 25 Ohio State Swim- 2:02.36 2:01.37 NAT
29.25 59.99 (30.74)
1:30.48 (30.49) 2:01.37 (30.89)
11 Chloe Sutton 22 Seal Innovation- 2:02.47 2:02.24 NAT
28.90 59.79 (30.89)
1:30.67 (30.88) 2:02.24 (31.57)
12 Megan Romano 23 Athens Bulldog S 2:02.54 2:02.48 NAT
28.38 59.38 (31.00)
1:30.82 (31.44) 2:02.48 (31.66)
13 Alex Norris 22 Ohio State Swim- 2:02.70 2:02.64
29.32 1:00.49 (31.17)
1:31.53 (31.04) 2:02.64 (31.11)
14 Danielle Siverl 21 North Carolina A 2:03.17 2:02.76
28.68 1:00.04 (31.36)
1:31.04 (31.00) 2:02.76 (31.72)
15 *Kate Mills 25 Real Canoe 2:03.26 2:03.13
29.37 1:00.31 (30.94)
1:31.78 (31.47) 2:03.13 (31.35)
16 Elizabeth Beise 21 Bluefish Swim Cl 2:02.90 2:03.21
29.20 1:00.08 (30.88)
1:31.72 (31.64) 2:03.21 (31.49)