2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Indianapolis: Day 2 Live Prelims Recap

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2016 Arena Pro Swim Indianapolis: Day 2 Prelims – Results

Day 2: Prelims Heat Sheets

Order of Events:

200 Fly
50 Free
100 Back
200 Breast
400 Free

Women’s 200 Fly

Kelsi Worrell moved up one spot going into finals with a solid 2:09.53 prelim swim. Worrell, swimming Unnattached, takes the top spot in tonight’s 200 fly finals, just ahead of Kentucky Aquatics’ Christina Bechtel, who posted a 2:09.91.

However, Athens Bulldog and 2015 200 Fly US National Champion Hali Flickinger, who has the fastest meet entry time (2:07.59) will be a serious contender in finals. Flickinger swam a 2:10.46 in the preliminary session.


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Men’s 200 Fly

The final heat of the men’s 200 fly prelims was an unusually tight race for a morning session. Heat six produced the top four contenders going into tonight’s finals, and all of the A-final swimmers are under the 2:01 mark.

Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah is the top seed with a 1:58.09, Club Wolverine’s Michael Kleuh is second with a 1:58.99, and rounding out the top 3 goes to Athen Bulldogs’ Gunnar Bentz with a 1:59.40.

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Women’s 50 Free

SwimMac’s Arianna Vanderpool Wallace, who is entered less than two-tenths (24.31) off of Cate Campbell’s US Record (24.13) maintained her top seed position going into finals with a respectable 25.03 morning swim. Athens Bulldogs’ Olivia Smoliga takes tonight’s lane 5 position with a 25.10, and Kelsi Worrell – coming off a 200 fly preliminary swim less 45 minutes before – is racing tonight in lane 3 after her 25.36 morning swim. The remainder of the A-final heat swam sub-26.

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Men’s 50 Free

International swimmers took the top 3 spots going into tonight’s 50 free finals. Brazilian Olympian Bruno Fratus, who placed fourth in the 2012 London Olympics in the 50 meter free, maintained his top position going into the A-finals with a quick 22.35 morning swim. Canada’s Santo Condorelli was only 3 one-hundredths behind Fratus this morning, hitting the wall in a 22.38, placing him in lane 5 in finals tonight. Fratus’ Brazilian teammate Marcelo Chierighini is contending from lane 3 tonight after a 22.59 preliminary race.

There will also be a swim-off for the 8th spot between Carmel Swim Club’s Drew Kibler and Cardinal Aquatics’ Joao De Lucca, who both touched the wall in a 23.02.

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Women’s 100 Back

Athens Bulldogs’ Olivia Smoliga took the top seed title from Claire Adams (Carmel Swim Club) with her minute-barrier-breaking 59.81 preliminary swim. Smoliga cut several tenths from her entry time (1:00.06) to take the coveted top spot. University of Missouri’s Hannah Stevens also shaved some tenths from her 1:00.04 entry time this morning with a 59.86. This places her second going into finals. Club Wolverine’s Alexandra Deloof rounds out the top 3 with a 1:00.88 morning swim. Screen Shot 2016-06-04 at 7.31.20 AM

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Men’s 100 Back

The men’s 100 back is now the second event, after the men’s 50 free, that requires a swim-off for the 8th position in finals. Aaron Greene and Wisconsin Aquatics’ Brett Pinfold will be battle for position after both posted a 56.53 in prelims.

New York Athletic Club’s David Plummer, who placed 3rd in the 100 Back at the 2012 US Olympic Trials, finished 2.37 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor with a very fast 53.24 morning swim. He is seeded first in finals tonight. Indiana’s Robert Glover finished second with a 55.61, while Plummer’s teammate Arkady Vyatchanin qualified third in the A-finals at a 55.70.

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Women’s 200 Breast

Top seed and 2012 US Olympian in the 200 breast Micah Lawrence, currently swimming unattached, was bumped to the seventh position in tonight’s finals after swimming a 2:30.83 in prelims. Instead, Indiana’s Lily King takes the top position after swimming a 2:28.11 this morning. Auburn’s Annie Lazor is seeded second at a 2:19.60 and Saint Petersburg’s Melanie Margalis is third with a 2:29.69.

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Men’s 200 Breast

Athens Bulldogs’ Nic Fink bumped Kevin Cordes (swimming unattached) from the top position with a 2:11.23 morning swim. Cordes, who holds American Records in both the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke events, swam a 2:14.27 this morning for the second position in finals. Carlos Claverie, also swimming unattached, raced to the third position in finals with a 2:14.74 prelim swim.

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SWIM-OFF Results:

Men’s 50 Free

Joao De Lucca took the eighth position in finals from Drew Kibler in a 22.87 to 22.97 swim-off race.

Women’s 400 Free

Unattached Leah Smith moved up a position to take the top spot in tonight’s finals. Her 4:05.21 was less than a second off her 4:04.66 entry time. Smith is seeded nearly four seconds ahead of unattached Vien Nguyen, who raced to a 4:09.07 this morning, and four and a half seconds ahead of Badger Swim Club’s Lindsay Vrooman (4:09.76).

This morning, the event swam the four fastest seeded women’s and men’s heats, then alternated one heat each of women and men.

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Men’s 400 Free

2012 London Olympian in the 1500 free Connor Jaeger, representing Club Wolverine maintained his top seed position after a preliminary battle with Wisconsin Aquatics’ Matthew Hutchins. Jaeger posted a 3:52.55 this morning while Hutchins touched at a 3:53.16. Also touching at 3:53 this morning were: Dynamo Swim Club’s Jay Litherland (3:53.78) and Badger Swim Club’s Zane Grothe (3:53.85).

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