2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Mesa: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

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Women’s 200 IM

Katinka Hosszu, the world leader in the event, posted a 2:11.06 this morning, the tenth fastest time in the world this season. Ella Eastin continued her string of impressive IMs, touching in 2:12.97 this morning to take second. Melanie Margalis finished third in 2:13.73 while Maya Dirado was fourth with a 2:13.84.

Madisyn Cox (2:14.11), Kirsty Coventry (2:14.32), Sarah Henry (2:15.29), and Caitlin Leverenz (2:15.32) also qualified for tonight’s A final.

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Men’s 200 IM

Chase Kalisz fought his training partner to the end and out touched Michael Phelps 2:01.56 to 2:01.68 to take the top seed in tonight’s 200 IM.

Gunnar Bentz returns third tonight in 2:02.57. Andrew Seliskar (2:02.81), David Nolan (2:02.98), and Max Williamson (2:03.16) are the fourth through sixth seeds.

Ryan Lochte appeared to shut it down at the end and finished in 2:03.19 for seventh. Sean Grieshop (2:04.98) also qualified for the A final after Nolan Tesone (2:04.62) drew a DQ.

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Women’s 200 Back

Katinka Hosszu took her second top seed in as many events this morning with a 2:11.88. Kirsty Coventry also qualified for a second A final tonight with a 2:12.45. Maya Dirado was on her heels, also completing the tough double with a 2:12.46.

Kaitlin Harty (2:12.68), Erin Earley (2:14.46), Halime Zeren (2:!4.81), Melanie Klaren (2:15.00), and Matea Samardzic (2:15.10) will compete in tonight’s A final.

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Men’s 200 Back

Sean Lehane dominated his heat, and the entire field in prelims action. Lehane posted a 1:59.06 to return tonight as the top seed. Ryan Lochte cruised to a 2:01.31 for second. Omar Pinzon finished third in 2:01.52.

Connor Green (2:02.61), Chase Kalisz (2:03.30), Bryce Mefford (2:04.18), Drew Cosgarea (2:04.46), and Nolan Tesone (2:04.65) will also race in tonight’s A final.

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Women’s 100 Freestyle

Simone Manuel tied the 16th fastest time in the world this year with a 53.93 in the 100 freestyle. She will return tonight as the top seed. Abby Weitzeil was second in 54.23 and Dana Vollmer finished third in 54.73. KElis Worrell also cracked 55 with a 54.80 to touch fourth this morning.

Amanda Weir (55.00), Lia Neal (55.06), Katie Ledecky (55.17), and Margo Geer (55.40) also swam in tonight’s A final.

Allison Schmitt (55.51) and last night’s 50 champion Madison Kennedy (55.61) will swim in tonight’s B final along with Katinka Hosszu (55.65).

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Men’s 100 Free

This morning Nathan Adrian posted the world’s eighth fastest 100 free of the season, just .01 off his eight ranked time from the Orlando stop of the Pro Series. Adrian touched in 48.06 to lead qualifying by 1.62 seconds.

Christian Quintero touched second in 49.68 and Ryan Lochte was third in 49.78. Conor Dwyer (49.89) and Michael Chadwick (49.96) were also under 50 seconds.

Jimmy Feigen finished sixth in 50.07 while Matias Koski and Daniel Ramirez tied for seventh in 50.28.

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Women’s 800 free

The top 8 swimmers will race in finals tonight.

Men’s 1500 free

The top 8 swimmers will race in finals tonight.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Men’s 200 IM
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Men’s 200 back
  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 100 free
  • Women’s 800 free
  • Men’s 1500 free