2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Minneapolis: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • Women’s 800 Free
  • Women’s 200 Individual Medley
  • Men’s 200 Individual Medley
  • Women’s 200 Back
  • Men’s 200 Back
  • Women’s 100 Free
  • Men’s 100 Free
  • Men’s 1500 Free

Women’s 800 Free

Katie Ledecky of Nation’s Capital cruised to another first place finish and a new pool record in the women’s 800 free posting a final time of 8:19.16. Ledecky’s time sits only 12 seconds off her world record time of 8:07.39.

Ledecky’s 8:19.16 replaces the former pool record of 8:31.23 set in 2011 by Camille Muffat.

Fellow distance star Becca Mann of North Baltimore stuck close to Ledecky for a second place finish with a final time of 8:21.77, also under the former pool record.

Mission Viejo’s Stephanie Peacock turned in a time of 8:28.39 to grab third in the event, finishing just shy of her 2015 world best of 8:28.25 from this summer’s US Nationals in San Antonio.

Leah Smith, swimming unattached, slipped to fourth in the event with a final time of 8:30.27.

North Baltimore teammates Cierra Runge and Sierra Schmidt finished fifth and sixth respectively. Runge stopped the clock at 8:31.64, while Schmidt turned in a final time of 8:35.16.

Trojan Swim Club’s Haley Anderson stuck close to Schmidt finishing a slim .04 behind her with a time of 8:35.19.

Sam Harding of the University of Minnesota finished eighth in the event with a time of 8:40.36.

Women’s 200 IM

Caitlin Leverenz of Cal held off the competition in the women’s 200 IM posting a final time of 2:11.24. Leverenz’s time better the pool record of 2:11.53 set by Ariana Kukors in 2008.

Melanie Marsalis closed the gap between herself and Leverenz during the back half of the race but it was not enough to catch Leverenz. Margalis finished second overall with a time of 2:11.99, securing the gap between the top two finishers and the rest of the A final.

Justine Bowker delivered a third place finish with a time of 2:15.18, just ahead of Louisville’s Tanja Kylliainen. Kylliainen finished fourth with a time of 2:15.37.

Becca Mann made a quick turn around after finishing second in the women’s 800 free by posting a final time of 2:15.67, good for fifth place.

Sarah Henry took sixth in the event, stopping the clock at 2:16.33, while Brooke Zeiger finished seventh with a 2:17.81.

Cal’s Elizabeth Pelton rounded out the top eight with a time of 2:20.31.

Men’s 200 IM

Michael Phelps of North Baltimore held off the competition in the men’s 200 IM keeping a body length between him and the competition for the majority of the race. Phelps stopped the clock at the 1:59.30 mark, finishing less than five seconds off his 2015 best of 1:54.75 from the US Nationals in San Antonio.

Conor Dwyer of Trojan Swim Club managed to close the gap slightly, finishing just over a second behind Phelps with a time of 2:00.73.

Louisville’s Carlos Claverie posted a final time of 2:03.04 to grab third in the event, dropping .23 seconds off his prelims time of 2:03.27.

Guillermo Blanco, swimming unattached, took fourth overall with a time of 2:04.18, shaving a total of .88 seconds from his prelims time of 2:05.06.

North Baltimore’s  Chase Kalisz finished fifth in the event with a 2:04.30, while Louisville’s Nolan Tesone kept it close with a 2:04.48 for sixth place.

Dan Wallace posted a final time of 2:04.75, good for a seventh place finish, while Austin Surhoff of North Baltimore turned in a 2:04.86 for eighth.

Women’s 200 Back

Missy Franklin of the Colorado Stars dashed to first in the women’s 200 back with a final time of 2:07.24. Franklin’s time was quick enough to lower her own pool record of 2:08.03 from 2011.

Stanford’s Maya DiRado took second overall with a final time of 2:08.85, dropping 3.56 seconds from her prelims time of 2:12.41.

Dominique Bouchard rounded out the top three finishers with a time of 2:09.47, making them the only three athletes under the 2:10-mark.

Kylie Masse finished fourth overall with a time of 2:13.38, while Regan Smith turned in a 2:13.72 for a close fifth.

Cal’s Elizabeth Pelton was sixth overall with a time of 2:14.93.

Melanie Klaren (2:15.62) and Brooke Zeiger (2:18.46) finished seventh and eighth respectively.

Men’s 200 Back

Arkady Vyatchanin delivered a swift 1:57.30 for first in the men’s 200 back, finishing just shy of his 2015 world best of 1:56.31 from last spring’s Charlotte stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series.

Louisville’s Gregory Tarasevich turned in a time of 1:59.67 for second, shaving 2.06 seconds off his prelims time of 2:01.73. Teammate Aaron Greene finished third overall with a 2:00.57.

Corey Okubo turned in a time of 2:01.93, good enough for fourth, while Paul Le posted a 2:02.88 for fifth.

Sixth place went to Pedro Oliveira and his time of 2:03.87. Markus Thormeyer delivered a time of 2:06.63 for seventh overall.

Nolan Tesone of Louisville rounded out the top eight with a time of 2:10.82.

Women’s 100 Free

Simone Manuel, swimming unattached, grabbed first in the women’s 100 free with a final time of 54.19. Manuel’s time lowered the pool record from its former 54.27, set in 2011 by Missy Franklin.

The young Abbey Weitzeil put up a good fight turning in a time of 54.46 for second, while North Baltimore’s Allison Schmitt finished third with a 54.90.

Distance All-Star Katie Ledecky demonstrated some speed by picking up a fourth place finish with a final time of 54.95.

Cal’s Camille Cheng grabbed fifth overall with a time of 55.09, while Missy Franklin of Colorado Stars took sixth in the event with a 55.26.

Amanda Weird posted a final time of 55.78, good for seventh in the event and Shannon Vreeland rounded out the top eight with a time of 56.11.

Men’s 100 Free

Cal’s Nathan Adrian and Santo Condorelli battled throughout the men’s 100 free for first, but it was Adrian who won out, stopping the clock at 48.49. Adrian’s time was good for a new pool record, lowering the former record of 48.60 set in 2013 by Brett Fraser.

Condorelli settled for second and a time of 48.65, shaving a total of .29 seconds off his prelims time of 48.94.

Joao De Lucca delivered a 49.35 to round out the top three finishers.

Marcelo Chierighini, swimming unattached, turned in a time of 49.63 for fourth, while Trojan Swim Club’s Conor Dwyer took fifth overall with a time of 49.85.

Sixth went to Yuri Kisil and his time of 49.97, while Renzo Tjon A Joe finished seventh in the event with a 50.32.

Geoff Cheah rounded out the top eight with a final time of 50.42.

Men’s 1500 Free

Michael McBroom soared ahead of the competition to first in the men’s 1500 free with a time of 15:14.82.

American record holder Connor Jaeger finished second overall with a time of 15:19.59, while Trojan Swim Club’s Ous Mellouli took third in the event with a 15:21.32.

Marcelo Acosta delivered a final time of 15:26.20 for fourth overall in the event.

Nation Capitol’s Andrew Gemmell stopped the clock at 15:35.47, good for fifth overall in the event.

Mission Viejo’s Grant Shoult’s grabbed sixth in the event with a time of 15:40.38.

Arturo Perez Vertti (15:47.00) and Daniel O’Connor (15:48.45) finished seventh and eighth respectively.

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