Missy Franklin Moves to 5th in World in 200 Back

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Colorado Stars’ Missy Franklin overhauled Dominique Bouchard in the women’s 200-meter back at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando.

Franklin came storming home in 31.96 to catch Bouchard with a 2:08.77 to sweep the backstroke events here in Orlando.  She moved up to fifth in the world this year, bettering her sixth-ranked 2:09.21 from Austin.

Bouchard, meanwhile, wound up second in 2:08.90 to tie Minna Atherton for sixth in the world.

BlueFish’s Elizabeth Beisel raced her way into third in a 2:09.75 to move up to 13th in the world.

Scottsdale’s Taylor Ruck (2:12.50), Club Wolverine’s Yin Yan Lau (2:14.45), Argentina’s Andrea Berrino (2:14.45), Italy’s Silvia Scalia (2:14.69) and Mexico’s Fernanda Gonzalez Ramirez (2:19.12) finished fourth through eighth.

Gator’s Caitlin Brooks won the B final in a time of 2:15.39. Villanova’s Darby Goodwin took second in 2:16.20.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Franklin, Missy  20 CO Stars-CO       2:11.74    2:08.77 NATS   
                 31.02      1:03.91 (32.89)
        1:36.81 (32.90)     2:08.77 (31.96)
  2 Bouchard, Domin  24 Oakville-US       2:10.78    2:08.90 NATS   
                 31.48      1:04.22 (32.74)
        1:36.65 (32.43)     2:08.90 (32.25)
  3 Beisel, Elizabe  23 ABF-NE            2:11.59    2:09.75 NATS   
                 31.01      1:03.84 (32.83)
        1:37.04 (33.20)     2:09.75 (32.71)
  4 Ruck, Taylor     15 Scottsdale Aquat  2:13.45    2:12.50 NATS   
                 30.94      1:04.33 (33.39)
        1:38.21 (33.88)     2:12.50 (34.29)
  5 Lau, Yin Yan     23 Club Wolverine-M  2:14.28    2:14.45 NATS   
                 31.50      1:05.57 (34.07)
        1:40.06 (34.49)     2:14.45 (34.39)
  5 Berrino, Andrea  22 Argentina-US      2:15.83    2:14.45 NATS   
                 30.86      1:04.97 (34.11)
        1:40.17 (35.20)     2:14.45 (34.28)
  7 Scalia, Silvia   20 Italy             2:14.33    2:14.69 NATS   
                 31.13      1:05.22 (34.09)
        1:39.91 (34.69)     2:14.69 (34.78)
  8 Gonzalez Ramire  25 FINA-US           2:15.61    2:19.12        
                 32.11      1:07.95 (35.84)
        1:44.13 (36.18)     2:19.12 (34.99)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Brooks, Caitlin  15 Gator Swim Club-  2:18.05    2:15.39 NATS   
                 31.11      1:04.79 (33.68)
        1:40.02 (35.23)     2:15.39 (35.37)
 10 Goodwin, Darby   19 Villanova Univer  2:19.06    2:16.20 NATS   
                 31.88      1:06.66 (34.78)
        1:41.95 (35.29)     2:16.20 (34.25)
 11 Lawson, Chelsea  19 Unattached        2:18.21    2:16.55 NATS   
                 32.18      1:06.62 (34.44)
        1:42.03 (35.41)     2:16.55 (34.52)
 12 Hanus, Danielle  17 Swim Ontario-US   2:18.79    2:16.82 JRS    
                 31.91      1:06.80 (34.89)
        1:42.25 (35.45)     2:16.82 (34.57)
 13 Barney, Regan    16 Nitro Swimming-S  2:18.85    2:16.94 JRS    
                 31.98      1:06.40 (34.42)
        1:42.07 (35.67)     2:16.94 (34.87)
 14 Broad, Madison   15 Ontario Swim Aca  2:17.54    2:17.56 JRS    
                 30.78      1:05.59 (34.81)
        1:42.10 (36.51)     2:17.56 (35.46)
 15 Steins, Kristin  20 Unattached-NI     2:17.70    2:18.52 JRS    
                 31.49      1:06.27 (34.78)
        1:42.52 (36.25)     2:18.52 (36.00)
 16 Gonzalez, Carla  18 Venezuela-US      2:19.34    2:20.24        
                 31.84      1:06.71 (34.87)
        1:43.04 (36.33)     2:20.24 (37.20)
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