2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

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Women’s 200 IM

A day after a double victory and nearly a triple medal, Katinka Hosszu put herself in position for another U.S. Open record in the women’s 200-meter IM.

Hosszu clocked a time of 2:09.78, which is just about a second off her U.S. Open mark of 2:08.66 from the Charlotte stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series this year that also stands as the top time in the world this year.

California’s Caitlin Leverenz qualified well back in second with a 2:14.30, while Trojan’s Yuliya Efimova put up a third-seeded time of 2:14.65.

Leverenz is ranked seventh in the world with a 2:11.40 from the Orlando stop, and could be the only person who can challenge Hosszu tonight.

Madisyn Cox (2:15.25), PASA’s Karlee Bispo (2:16.20), California’s Celina Li (2:16.64), Argentina’s Virginia Bardach (2:16.79), Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey (2:16.94) and West Vancouver’s Emily Overholt (2:17.04) also made their way into the championship heat.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Hosszu, Katinka        26 Hungary-US-       2:07.92    2:09.78  
                 28.52      1:00.76 (32.24)
        1:39.40 (38.64)     2:09.78 (30.38)
  2 Leverenz, Caitlin      24 California Aquat  2:10.67    2:14.30  
                 28.99      1:03.31 (34.32)
        1:42.31 (39.00)     2:14.30 (31.99)
  3 Efimova, Yulia         23 Trojan Swim Club  2:15.60    2:14.65  
                 29.68      1:04.32 (34.64)
        1:41.16 (36.84)     2:14.65 (33.49)
  4 Cox, Madisyn           20 Una Txla-ST-      2:14.23    2:15.25  
                 29.39      1:04.71 (35.32)
        1:43.81 (39.10)     2:15.25 (31.44)
  5 Bispo, Karlee          25 Palo Alto Stanfo  2:12.66    2:16.20  
                 29.23      1:03.26 (34.03)
        1:43.41 (40.15)     2:16.20 (32.79)
  6 Li, Celina             19 California Aquat  2:12.86    2:16.64  
                 28.84      1:03.47 (34.63)
        1:44.19 (40.72)     2:16.64 (32.45)
  7 Bardach, Virginia      23 Argentina-US-     2:15.56    2:16.79  
                 29.20      1:04.86 (35.66)
        1:44.77 (39.91)     2:16.79 (32.02)
  8 Haughey, Siobhan Bern  17 Hong Kong-US-     2:13.21    2:16.94  
                 29.95      1:05.20 (35.25)
        1:44.68 (39.48)     2:16.94 (32.26)
  9 Overholt, Emily        17 West Vancouver-U  2:16.67    2:17.04  
                 29.55      1:04.36 (34.81)
        1:45.05 (40.69)     2:17.04 (31.99)

Men’s 200 IM
Chase Kalisz and Michael Phelps will go for sub-2:00 swims in tonight’s 200 IM final. Both swam in the final prelim heat, where Phelps commanded the lead after backstroke. Kalisz took a slim lead after breaststroke and held on to take the top seed with a 2:00.75. Phelps qualified second with a 2:00.77. The two will have to go under 1:58.73 to get into the global top 10 rankings. Ryan Lochte’s 1:57.20 stands as the fastest American time in the world, ranked third globally.

Thiago Pereira was tapped to also be a contender in the final, but was disqualified. Rouding out the top nine will be: Josh Prenot (2:03.34), 400 IM winner Gunnar Bentz (2:03.43), Max Williamson (2:03.45), Mohamed Hussein (2:04.10), Alex Lebed (2:04.85), Dylan Bosch (2:04.97) and Michael Meyer (2:05.04). Watch for Prenot to challenge his 13th-ranked season best of 1:58.98 tonight as well.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Kalisz, Chase          21 North Baltimore-  1:58.52    2:00.75  
                 26.69        57.44 (30.75)
        1:31.91 (34.47)     2:00.75 (28.84)
  2 Phelps, Michael        29 North Baltimore-  1:56.04    2:00.77  
                 25.84        56.94 (31.10)
        1:32.31 (35.37)     2:00.77 (28.46)
  3 Prenot, Josh           21 California Aquat  1:59.09    2:03.34  
                 26.55        58.22 (31.67)
        1:32.97 (34.75)     2:03.34 (30.37)
  4 Bentz, Gunnar          19 Dynamo Swim Club  1:59.19    2:03.43  
                 26.43        58.81 (32.38)
        1:34.68 (35.87)     2:03.43 (28.75)
  5 Williamson, Max        20 Stanford Swimmin  2:00.12    2:03.45  
                 27.23        59.73 (32.50)
        1:34.24 (34.51)     2:03.45 (29.21)
  6 Hussein, Mohamed       23 Retriever Aquati  1:44.14Y   2:04.10  
                 26.08        57.64 (31.56)
        1:34.20 (36.56)     2:04.10 (29.90)
  7 Lebed, Alex            18 Unattached-MA-    2:03.68    2:04.85  
                 27.49        58.87 (31.38)
        1:35.31 (36.44)     2:04.85 (29.54)
  8 Bosch, Dylan           21 Club Wolverine-M  1:59.23    2:04.97  
                 26.54        58.52 (31.98)
        1:34.96 (36.44)     2:04.97 (30.01)
  9 Meyer, Michael         22 Tucson Ford Deal  2:01.78    2:05.04  
                 27.28        58.64 (31.36)
        1:34.79 (36.15)     2:05.04 (30.25)

Women’s 200 back
Katinka Hosszu will wrap up her weekend in Santa Clara in lane five of the 200 backstroke final. She posted a 2:09.83 this morning, and will target her lifetime best of 2:06.81 from last month. There’s also the Hungarian record of 2:06.61 by the legendary Krisztina Egerszegi on the line, and Missy Franklin’s U.S. Open record of 2:05.68 might also get a push.

Franklin will also be in the final as the third seed after posting a comfortable 2:12.14 in the heats. Maya DiRado qualified second with a 2:11.19, not far off her own lifetime best. Central America will also be represented in the final, with Mexico’s Fernanda Gonzalez Ramirez (2:12.74) and Guatamala’s Gisela Morales (2:13.15) qualifying fourth and fifth, respectively.

Also into the nine-woman championship final will be: Erin Voss (2:14.12), Elizabeth Pelton (2:14.30), Meryn McCann (2:14.31) and Iryna Glavnyk (2:14.53).

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Hosszu, Katinka        26 Hungary-US-       2:06.81    2:09.83  
                 30.80      1:03.63 (32.83)
        1:37.15 (33.52)     2:09.83 (32.68)
  2 DiRado, Maya           22 Stanford Swimmin  2:10.40    2:11.19  
                 31.21      1:03.92 (32.71)
        1:37.49 (33.57)     2:11.19 (33.70)
  3 Franklin, Missy        20 Colorado Stars-C  2:04.76    2:12.14  
                 31.63      1:04.52 (32.89)
        1:38.33 (33.81)     2:12.14 (33.81)
  4 Gonzalez Ramirez, Fer  25 Mexico-US-        2:12.53    2:12.74  
                 31.05      1:04.64 (33.59)
        1:39.06 (34.42)     2:12.74 (33.68)
  5 Morales, Gisela        27 GUA-US-           2:15.63    2:13.15  
                 31.96      1:05.83 (33.87)
        1:39.29 (33.46)     2:13.15 (33.86)
  6 Voss, Erin             16 Greater Holyoke-  2:10.58    2:14.12  
                 32.00      1:05.68 (33.68)
        1:40.51 (34.83)     2:14.12 (33.61)
  7 Pelton, Elizabeth      21 California Aquat  2:09.73    2:14.30  
                 31.60      1:04.99 (33.39)
        1:39.89 (34.90)     2:14.30 (34.41)
  8 McCann, Meryn          16 Etobicoke Swim C  2:12.24    2:14.31  
                 32.77      1:06.81 (34.04)
        1:41.22 (34.41)     2:14.31 (33.09)
  9 Glavnyk, Iryna         19 Grand Canyon Aqu  2:11.62    2:14.53  
                 31.61      1:05.50 (33.89)
        1:40.03 (34.53)     2:14.53 (34.50)

Men’s 200 back
Tonight’s final of the men’s 200 back will feature some of the best names in backstroke in the United States. Tyler Clary, the reigning Pan Pacific and Olympic champion, put up the only swim under two minutes with a 1:59.97 to take the top seed for the championship final. Clary will be looking to beat his season best of 1:58.43 from the Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte. A faster time would get him into the global top 15.

Ryan Murphy, already ranked ninth in the world with a 1:56.91 from the Austin leg of the Arena pro Swim Series, posted a 2:00.58 to sit second. Colombian Omar Pinzon swam a 2:00.75 for third, while Connor Green took fourth spot with a 2:01.40.

Matt Grevers, known more for his 100 backstroke prowess, qualified fifth with a 2:01.52. Jacob Pebley (2:01.89), Michael Taylor (2:02.26) and Tristan Sanders (2:02.49) took sixth through eighth. Michael Phelps might be happy that there are nine lanes at the George Haines International Aquatic Center, as he qualified ninth with a 2:03.01. The swim marked his first long course 200 back since March 2012, where he swam a 2:01.79.

                     === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Clary, Tyler           26 SwimMAC Carolina  1:58.43    1:59.97  
                 28.41        58.35 (29.94)
        1:28.86 (30.51)     1:59.97 (31.11)
  2 Murphy, Ryan           19 California Aquat  1:55.73    2:00.58  
                 28.53        59.21 (30.68)
        1:30.41 (31.20)     2:00.58 (30.17)
  3 Pinzon, Omar           26 Una Troj-CA-      1:59.76    2:00.75  
                 27.97        58.42 (30.45)
        1:29.49 (31.07)     2:00.75 (31.26)
  4 Green, Connor          19 Bluefish Swim Cl  1:57.60    2:01.40  
                 29.33        59.74 (30.41)
        1:30.86 (31.12)     2:01.40 (30.54)
  5 Grevers, Matt          30 Tucson Ford Deal  1:57.43    2:01.52  
                 28.88        58.99 (30.11)
        1:30.34 (31.35)     2:01.52 (31.18)
  6 Pebley, Jacob          21 California Aquat  1:56.68    2:01.89  
                 28.85        59.56 (30.71)
        1:31.27 (31.71)     2:01.89 (30.62)
  7 Taylor, Michael        16 Dynamo Swim Club  1:59.37    2:02.26  
                 28.86      1:00.31 (31.45)
        1:31.91 (31.60)     2:02.26 (30.35)
  8 Sanders, Tristan       19 Club Wolverine-M  2:01.68    2:02.49  
                 29.62      1:00.71 (31.09)
        1:31.77 (31.06)     2:02.49 (30.72)
  9 Phelps, Michael        29 North Baltimore-  1:58.50    2:03.01  
                 29.07        59.84 (30.77)
        1:31.77 (31.93)     2:03.01 (31.24)

Women’s 50 Breast

Yulia Efimova of Trojan Swim Club finished prelims with an impressive 30.44 in the women’s 50 breast. Already ranked second in the world in the 50 breast, Efimova’s time of 30.44 leads the pack going into finals tonight. Jessica Hardy will be joining her after swimming a 31.12, and Laura Lindsay will round out the top three with a 31.56.

Alia Atkinson, currently ranked third in the world after a swift 30.54 from Charlotte, will be seeded fourth going into finals with a 31.65. Danielle Herrmann (31.72) and Sarah Haase (31.81) will join as the fifth and sixth seeds in the finals.

Laura Sogar (32.38), Julia Sebastian (32.41), and Emma Schoettmer (32.54) will round out the top nine.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Efimova, Yulia         23 Trojan Swim Club  1:05.02      30.44  
  2 Hardy, Jessica         28 Trojan Swim Club  1:05.18      31.12  
  3 Lindsay, Laura         25 Canton City Scho  1:10.46      31.56  
  4 Atkinson, Alia         26 South Florida Aq  1:06.79      31.65  
  5 Herrmann, Danielle     27 Clovis Swim Club  1:10.91      31.72  
  6 Haase, Sarah           21 Stanford Swimmin  1:08.82      31.81  
  7 Sogar, Laura           24 Bluefish Swim Cl  1:07.76      32.38  
  8 Sebastian, Julia       21 Argentina-US-     1:08.76      32.41  
  9 Schoettmer, Emma       21 Tucson Ford Deal  1:09.45      32.54

Men’s 50 Breast

Felipe Lima leads the men going into tonight’s final of the 50 breast with a swift 27.86. Glenn Snyders of Trojan Swim Club grabbed the second place seed with a 28.26, while California Aquatic’s Chuck Katis rounds out the top three with a seed time of 28.33.

Mike Alexandrov grabbed the fourth place seed with a time of 28.40, while Thomas Dahlia (28.51) and Jorge Murillo-Valdes (28.52) finished close for the fifth and sixth seeds.

Michael Andrew (28.71), Azad Al-Barazi (28.72), and Zach Hayden (28.79) round out the top nine for finals tonight.

                     === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Lima, Felipe           30 Fiat Minas-US-      59.65      27.86  
  2 Snyders, Glenn         28 Trojan Swim Club    59.92      28.26  
  3 Katis, Chuck           22 California Aquat  1:01.45      28.33  
  4 Alexandrov, Mike       30 New York Athleti  1:00.30      28.40  
  5 Dahlia, Thomas         25 Cardinal Aquatic  1:01.32      28.51  
  6 Murillo Valdes, Jorge  23 South Florida Aq  1:01.28      28.52  
  7 Andrew, Michael        16 Indie Swimming-M  1:01.67      28.71  
  8 Al-Barazi, Azad        27 Trojan Swim Club  1:02.10      28.72  
  9 Hayden, Zach           27 Club Wolverine-M  1:00.71      28.79

Women’s 100 Free

In a time that ranks in the top 10 in the world for 2015 Femke Heemskerk leads the pack with a 53.83 going into tonight’s final of the women’s 100 free. Stanford’s Simone Manuel joins her with a time of 54.26 to grab the second place seed, while Margo Geer’s 54.74 rounds out the top three.

NBAC’s Allison Schmitt grabbed the fourth place seed with a 55.35. Another Stanford standout Lia Neal will join teammate Manuel in the ‘A’ final with a seed time of 55.55. Daynara De Paula joins as the sixth place seed with a time of 55.63.

Madison Kennedy (55.67) will join as the seventh place seed, while Siobhan Bernadette Haughey and Jessica Hardy are tied for eighth with a 56.06.

                     === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Heemskerk, Femke       27 Netherlands-US-     52.69      53.83  
                 26.02        53.83 (27.81)
  2 Manuel, Simone         18 Stanford Swimmin    53.25      54.26  
                 26.15        54.26 (28.11)
  3 Geer, Margo            23 Tucson Ford Deal    54.17      54.74  
                 26.33        54.74 (28.41)
  4 Schmitt, Allison       25 North Baltimore-    54.46      55.35  
                 26.95        55.35 (28.40)
  5 Neal, Lia              20 Stanford Swimmin    54.34      55.55  
                 27.30        55.55 (28.25)
  6 De Paula, Daynara      25 Sesi - Sãƒo Paul    55.34      55.63  
                 26.78        55.63 (28.85)
  7 Kennedy, Madison       27 SwimMAC Carolina    56.05      55.67  
                 26.63        55.67 (29.04)
  8 Hardy, Jessica         28 Trojan Swim Club    54.70      56.06  
                 27.15        56.06 (28.91)
  8 Haughey, Siobhan Bern  17 Hong Kong-US-       54.47      56.06  
                 27.67        56.06 (28.39)

Men’s 100 Free

Nathan Adrian led the men going into tonight’s final with a 49.36. Vladimir Morozov of Trojan Swim Club is seeded second with a 49.64. Nicolas Oliveira joins them in the top three with a 49.76.

Federico Grabich (49.79) and Joao De Lucca (49.80), and Alexander Sukhorukov (49.80) are seeded strikingly close for fourth, fifth, and sixth.

Anders Lie Nielsen (50.04), Marcelo Chierighini (50.06), and Geoff Cheah (50.11) rounded out the final heat.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Adrian, Nathan         26 California Aquat    47.84      49.36  
                 23.24        49.36 (26.12)
  2 Morozov, Vladimir      23 Trojan Swim Club    47.62      49.64  
                 23.74        49.64 (25.90)
  3 Oliveira, Nicolas      27 Fiat Minas-US-      48.69      49.76  
                 23.88        49.76 (25.88)
  4 Grabich, Federico      25 Argentina-US-       49.07      49.79  
                 23.88        49.79 (25.91)
  5 Sukhorukov, Alexander  27 Trojan Swim Club    48.33      49.80  
                 24.19        49.80 (25.61)
  5 De Lucca, Joao         25 Brazil-US-          48.67      49.80  
                 23.98        49.80 (25.82)
  7 Nielsen, Anders Lie    24 Club Wolverine-M    50.52      50.04  
                 24.11        50.04 (25.93)
  8 Chierighini, Marcelo   24 Auburn Aquatics-    48.11      50.06  
                 23.42        50.06 (26.64)
  9 Cheah, Geoff           24 Hong Kong-US-       49.48      50.11  
                 24.01        50.11 (26.10)
  9 Carter, Dylan          19 Trojan Swim Club    49.50      50.11  
                 24.06        50.11 (26.05)

2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara, Day 4 Prelims – Results

 SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Men’s 200 IM
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Men’s 200 back
  • Women’s 50 breast
  • Men’s 50 breast
  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 100 free

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