2019 TYR Pro Swim Series Bloomington Night Four RACE VIDEOS and Recap

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As the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series in Bloomington headed into its final session this evening, there was still much work to be done. Boasting one of the most competitive finals heat sheets of the weekend, the Sunday night session hardly looked like the conclusion to a grueling four-day weekend. Instead, the athletes attacked the night with newfound vigor, as they tapped into their raw competitive instincts and let the times follow.

Distance stalwart Katie Ledecky lowered her mark for fastest 800 free of 2019, dropping the eighth fastest time all-time. Annie Lazor experienced a breakout swim of her own in the women’s 200 breast, as she shattered the TYR Pro Series record and jumped to first in the world.

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Women’s 800 Free

As foretold by the heat sheets, Katie Ledecky dominated the competition in the 800 free final. There was just one question that lingered before she took her mark–What magic did she have in her today?

Quite a bit. Despite a long four days of competition, Ledecky showed no signs of fatigue, negative-splitting her marquee event and surging home to an 8:10.70 finish. This shaved three seconds off her time this year, lowering the mark for fastest time of the year and ranking eighth all time.

It was a tight race for second, as Sierra Schmidt (8:36.71) and Ally McHugh (8:37.34) swam nearly identical races, with Schmidt gaining enough of an advantage in the final 100 to cinch second. Becca Mann barely conceded third, turning in an 8:37.38 to take fourth. Cierra Runge headed the third wave with an 8:41.30, as Megan Byrnes stayed at her hip with an 8:44.01. Cassy Jernberg remained in the mix, dropping an 8:44.23, while Geena Freriks rounded out the women’s distance schedule with an 8:48.13.

Event 24  Women 800 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 8:04.79  8/7/2016  Katie Ledecky, USA
     American: A 8:04.79  8/7/2016  Katie Ledecky, USA
    U.S. Open: O 8:06.68  1/17/2016 Katie Ledecky, Nation's Capital
     Jr World:   8:11.00  6/22/2014 Katie Ledecky, USA
     Pro Swim: P 8:06.68  2016      Katie Ledecky
    Trial Cut: T 8:48.09
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
  1 Katie Ledecky    22 Nation's Capital  8:07.27    8:10.70T  964  
    r:+0.69  28.77        59.67 (30.90)
        1:30.90 (31.23)     2:02.11 (31.21)
        2:33.26 (31.15)     3:04.29 (31.03)
        3:35.22 (30.93)     4:06.17 (30.95)
        4:37.37 (31.20)     5:08.06 (30.69)
        5:38.71 (30.65)     6:09.04 (30.33)
        6:39.89 (30.85)     7:10.52 (30.63)
        7:41.41 (30.89)     8:10.70 (29.29)
  2 Sierra Schmidt   21 Univ. Of Michiga  8:36.48    8:36.71T  825  
    r:+0.66  30.80      1:03.40 (32.60)
        1:36.87 (33.47)     2:09.73 (32.86)
        2:43.10 (33.37)     3:15.99 (32.89)
        3:49.12 (33.13)     4:21.38 (32.26)
        4:54.08 (32.70)     5:26.01 (31.93)
        5:58.59 (32.58)     6:30.45 (31.86)
        7:02.84 (32.39)     7:34.45 (31.61)
        8:06.47 (32.02)     8:36.71 (30.24)
  3 Ally McHugh      22 Wisconsin Aquati  8:24.22    8:37.34T  822  
    r:+0.76  31.23      1:04.03 (32.80)
        1:37.14 (33.11)     2:09.89 (32.75)
        2:42.90 (33.01)     3:15.49 (32.59)
        3:48.34 (32.85)     4:20.86 (32.52)
        4:53.55 (32.69)     5:26.15 (32.60)
        5:58.70 (32.55)     6:30.94 (32.24)
        7:03.29 (32.35)     7:35.41 (32.12)
        8:07.35 (31.94)     8:37.34 (29.99)
  4 Becca Mann       21 Unattached        8:35.63    8:37.38T  822  
             30.61      1:03.45 (32.84)
        1:35.90 (32.45)     2:09.09 (33.19)
        2:41.70 (32.61)     3:14.77 (33.07)
        3:47.46 (32.69)     4:20.34 (32.88)
        4:52.67 (32.33)     5:25.23 (32.56)
        5:57.52 (32.29)     6:30.06 (32.54)
        7:02.05 (31.99)     7:34.25 (32.20)
        8:06.12 (31.87)     8:37.38 (31.26)
  5 Cierra Runge     23 Sun Devil Swim.   8:29.27    8:41.30T  804  
    r:+0.79  29.54      1:02.33 (32.79)
        1:35.20 (32.87)     2:08.23 (33.03)
        2:41.17 (32.94)     3:14.27 (33.10)
        3:47.17 (32.90)     4:20.36 (33.19)
        4:49.32 (28.96)     5:26.49 (37.17)
        5:59.28 (32.79)     6:32.11 (32.83)
        7:04.79 (32.68)     7:37.39 (32.60)
        8:09.85 (32.46)     8:41.30 (31.45)
  6 Megan Byrnes     20 Unattached        8:31.04    8:44.01T  791  
    r:+0.75  30.99      1:04.43 (33.44)
        1:38.03 (33.60)     2:11.33 (33.30)
        2:44.51 (33.18)     3:17.58 (33.07)
        3:50.77 (33.19)     4:23.75 (32.98)
        4:56.66 (32.91)     5:29.33 (32.67)
        6:02.08 (32.75)     6:34.78 (32.70)
        7:07.52 (32.74)     7:40.13 (32.61)
        8:12.88 (32.75)     8:44.01 (31.13)
  7 Cassy Jernberg   21 Unattached        8:35.48    8:44.23T  790  
    r:+0.69  31.43      1:04.54 (33.11)
        1:38.33 (33.79)     2:11.62 (33.29)
        2:44.97 (33.35)     3:17.65 (32.68)
        3:50.73 (33.08)     4:23.20 (32.47)
        4:55.86 (32.66)     5:28.20 (32.34)
        6:01.20 (33.00)     6:33.57 (32.37)
        7:06.48 (32.91)     7:39.09 (32.61)
        8:12.23 (33.14)     8:44.23 (32.00)
  8 Geena Freriks    22 Kentucky Aquatic  8:43.95    8:48.13   773  
    r:+0.70  30.89      1:03.58 (32.69)
        1:37.33 (33.75)     2:10.42 (33.09)
        2:38.34 (27.92)     3:17.14 (38.80)
        3:50.94 (33.80)     4:23.97 (33.03)
        4:57.53 (33.56)     5:30.55 (33.02)
        6:01.89 (31.34)     6:37.01 (35.12)
        7:04.58 (27.57)     7:43.35 (38.77)
        8:16.62 (33.27)     8:48.13 (31.51)

Men’s 800 Free

Zane Grothe established his dominance once again on the final night of the meet, demolishing the competition and claiming his monopoly on distance free. The only man under 8:00, Grothe created a race all his own, crashing the pads with a 7:53.40, 11 seconds faster than his closest competitor in Felix Auboeck (8:04.69). Mikey Calvillo (8:08.56) and Marcelo Acosta (8:08.72) engaged in a sprint race at the finish, with Calvillo ultimately gaining the edge to seize third. Eric Knowles put up an impressive swim, turning in an 8:14.02 to beat Johannes Callon (8:14.51). T.C. Smith and Gil Kiesler rounded out the heat with times of 8:18.41 and 8:20.47, respectively. 

 Event 25  Men 800 LC Meter Freestyle
==================================================================
        World: W 7:32.12  7/29/2009 Lin Zhang, CHN
     American: A 7:43.60  7/31/2013 Michael McBroom, USA
    U.S. Open: O 7:44.57  7/29/2018 Zane Grothe, Mission Viejo Na
     Jr World:   7:45.67  8/28/2013 Mack Horton, AUS
     Pro Swim: P 7:49.96  2014      Michael McBroom
    Trial Cut: T 8:12.99
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
  1 Zane Grothe      27 Boulder City Hen  7:43.74    7:53.40T  871  
    r:+0.69  26.77        56.40 (29.63)
        1:26.33 (29.93)     1:56.46 (30.13)
        2:26.80 (30.34)     2:57.03 (30.23)
        3:27.61 (30.58)     3:57.93 (30.32)
        4:28.01 (30.08)     4:57.87 (29.86)
        5:27.95 (30.08)     5:57.93 (29.98)
        6:27.58 (29.65)     6:56.96 (29.38)
        7:25.77 (28.81)     7:53.40 (27.63)
  2 Felix Auboeck    22 Univ. Of Michiga  7:49.24    8:04.69   811  
    r:+0.72  28.41        58.70 (30.29)
        1:29.32 (30.62)     1:59.42 (30.10)
        2:30.05 (30.63)     3:00.23 (30.18)
        3:30.98 (30.75)     4:01.35 (30.37)
        4:32.03 (30.68)     5:02.37 (30.34)
        5:33.36 (30.99)     6:03.81 (30.45)
        6:34.79 (30.98)     7:05.36 (30.57)
        7:36.21 (30.85)     8:04.69 (28.48)
  3 Mikey Calvillo   18 Indiana S.C.      8:02.18    8:08.56T  792  
    r:+0.70  28.71        59.22 (30.51)
        1:30.52 (31.30)     2:01.47 (30.95)
        2:32.65 (31.18)     3:03.30 (30.65)
        3:34.67 (31.37)     4:05.55 (30.88)
        4:36.36 (30.81)     5:06.60 (30.24)
        5:25.39 (18.79)     6:07.49 (42.10)
        6:38.57 (31.08)     7:08.97 (30.40)
        7:40.15 (31.18)     8:08.56 (28.41)
  4 Marcelo Acosta   22 Unattached        7:55.70    8:08.72   791  
    r:+0.68  27.71        58.13 (30.42)
        1:23.63 (25.50)     1:59.40 (35.77)
        2:30.27 (30.87)     3:01.13 (30.86)
        3:32.01 (30.88)     4:02.96 (30.95)
        4:33.89 (30.93)     5:05.10 (31.21)
        5:36.00 (30.90)     6:07.44 (31.44)
        6:38.43 (30.99)     7:09.09 (30.66)
        7:39.30 (30.21)     8:08.72 (29.42)
  5 Eric Knowles     19 Wolfpack Elite/N  8:03.29    8:14.02   766  
    r:+0.74  28.61      1:00.65 (32.04)
        1:31.93 (31.28)     2:03.42 (31.49)
        2:33.90 (30.48)     3:05.12 (31.22)
        3:35.65 (30.53)     4:06.64 (30.99)
        4:37.11 (30.47)     5:08.33 (31.22)
        5:38.93 (30.60)     6:10.50 (31.57)
        6:41.12 (30.62)     7:13.29 (32.17)
        7:43.72 (30.43)     8:14.02 (30.30)
  6 Johannes Callon  19 Unattached        7:56.50    8:14.51   764  
    r:+0.72  28.77        59.51 (30.74)
        1:30.68 (31.17)     2:01.10 (30.42)
        2:32.02 (30.92)     3:02.84 (30.82)
        3:34.12 (31.28)     4:05.05 (30.93)
        4:36.38 (31.33)     5:07.46 (31.08)
        5:38.95 (31.49)     6:10.08 (31.13)
        6:41.31 (31.23)     7:12.77 (31.46)
        7:44.64 (31.87)     8:14.51 (29.87)
  7 T.C. Smith       20 Unattached        8:06.13    8:18.41   746  
    r:+0.67  27.99        57.97 (29.98)
        1:28.69 (30.72)     1:59.28 (30.59)
        2:30.36 (31.08)     3:01.27 (30.91)
        3:32.94 (31.67)     4:04.29 (31.35)
        4:36.18 (31.89)     5:07.67 (31.49)
        5:39.85 (32.18)     6:11.67 (31.82)
        6:43.89 (32.22)     7:15.80 (31.91)
        7:47.53 (31.73)     8:18.41 (30.88)
  8 Gil Kiesler      23 Wolfpack Elite/N  7:59.70    8:20.47   737  
    r:+0.53  28.36        59.60 (31.24)
        1:30.47 (30.87)     2:02.05 (31.58)
        2:33.16 (31.11)     3:05.00 (31.84)
        3:36.27 (31.27)     4:08.39 (32.12)
        4:39.57 (31.18)     5:11.73 (32.16)
        5:43.02 (31.29)     6:15.37 (32.35)
        6:46.79 (31.42)     7:19.10 (32.31)
        7:49.99 (30.89)     8:20.47 (30.48)

Women’s 100 Back

Regan Smith started off this morning with the only sub-1:00 seed for the women’s 100 back, as she surged to a 59.46 finish to beat Isabelle Stadden’s mark of 1:00.61. Tonight, she decided she had more left in the tank, clocking in at 58.82, despite Stadden’s improvement to 1:00.26.

Lisa Bratton came up from behind, posting a 1:00.88 to seize third and out-touching Kylee Alons (1:00.96). Asia Seidt broke into the top five with a time of 1:01.81, while Bridgette Alexander and Maggie Wanezek battled to the finish with times of 1:02.28 and 1:02.64, respectively.

Event 26  Women 100 LC Meter Backstroke
==================================================================
        World: W   58.00  7/28/2018 Kathleen Baker, Team Elite
     American: A   58.00  7/28/2018 Kathleen Baker, Team Elite-NC
    U.S. Open: O   58.00  7/28/2018 Kathleen Baker, Team Elite-NC
     Jr World:     58.83  7/28/2018 Regan Smith, USA
     Pro Swim: P   58.73  4/12/2019 Olivia Smoliga, Athens Bulldog S
    Trial Cut: T 1:02.69
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Regan Smith      17 Riptide             59.46      58.82T  958  
    r:+0.70  28.48        58.82 (30.34)
  2 Isabelle Stadde  16 Aquajets Swim Te  1:00.61    1:00.26T  891  
    r:+0.74  29.79      1:00.26 (30.47)
  3 Lisa Bratton     23 Aggie Swim Club   1:02.19    1:00.88T  864  
    r:+0.71  30.32      1:00.88 (30.56)
  4 Kylee Alons      19 Wolfpack Elite/N  1:01.21    1:00.96T  861  
    r:+0.71  29.35      1:00.96 (31.61)
  5 Asia Seidt       21 Kentucky Aquatic  1:01.72    1:01.40T  842  
    r:+0.66  30.27      1:01.40 (31.13)
  6 Kennedy Goss     22 Granite Gators    1:01.83    1:01.81   826  
    r:+0.85  30.10      1:01.81 (31.71)
  7 Bridgette Alexa  22 Kentucky Aquatic  1:02.39    1:02.28T  807  
    r:+0.65  30.59      1:02.28 (31.69)
  8 Maggie Wanezek   13 Elmbrook Swim Cl  1:02.32    1:02.64T  793  
    r:+0.65  30.31      1:02.64 (32.33)

Men’s 100 Back

Grigory Tarasevich owned the top spot in this evening’s final, where he dropped over a second from prelims to clock in at 54.28. Nikos Sofianidi was not to be ignored, as he turned in an impressive 55.12 to earn second, followed by Gabriel Fantoni (55.25). Coleman Stewart dropped to fourth with a slight add from the morning, dropping a 55.60 to beat Nicolas Albiero (56.37) and Zachary Poti (56.41). Jacob Steele and Hunter Armstrong brought up the rear with impressive times of their own, exemplifying the heat’s depth with times of 56.49 and 56.71, respectively.

Event 27  Men 100 LC Meter Backstroke
==================================================================
        World: W 51.85  8/13/2016 Ryan Murphy, USA
     American: A 51.85  8/13/2016 Ryan Murphy, USA
    U.S. Open: O 51.94  7/8/2009  Aaron Peirsol, Longhorn
     Jr World:   52.53  8/6/2018  Kliment Kolesnikov, RUS
     Pro Swim: P 52.40  2016      David Plummer
    Trial Cut: T 56.59
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Grigory Tarasev  23 Cardinal Aquatic    55.48      54.28   871  
    r:+0.53  26.48        54.28 (27.80)
  2 Nikos Sofianidi  21 Unattached          55.62      55.12   832  
    r:+0.60  26.45        55.12 (28.67)
  3 Gabriel Fantoni  20 Indiana S.C.        55.77      55.25   826  
    r:+0.72  26.66        55.25 (28.59)
  4 Coleman Stewart  21 Wolfpack Elite/N    55.51      55.60T  811  
    r:+0.68  26.99        55.60 (28.61)
  5 Nicolas Albiero  19 Unattached          56.39      56.37T  778  
    r:+0.71  26.96        56.37 (29.41)
  6 Zachary Poti     20 Sun Devil Swim.     56.18      56.41T  776  
    r:+0.60  27.08        56.41 (29.33)
  7 Jacob Steele     20 Indiana S.C.        56.38      56.49T  773  
    r:+0.53  27.59        56.49 (28.90)
  8 Hunter Armstron  18 Canton City Scho    56.57      56.71   764  
    r:+0.90  27.80        56.71 (28.91)

Women’s 200 Breast

Annie Lazor sent shock waves throughout the swim community, as she went out in an impressive 1:08.87 in the 200 breast final. She showed no signs of slowing, as she crashed the pad and immediately turned to the scoreboard, met by a 2:20.77 staring back at her. Not only was this a personal best, but also the fastest time in the world this year.

It was Emily Escobedo who took second, clocking in at 2:24.51 to edge out Lilly King (2:24.60). Melissa Rodriguez was in the mix, as her 2:28.85 was good enough to land her fourth place ahead of Laura Morley (2:30.29). Noelle Peplowski claimed sixth by a wide margin, dropping a 2:31.83 to take down Allie Szekely (2:33.38). Morgan Friesen (2:33.55) lowered her time from this morning to put showcase some outside smoke in the outer lane.

 Event 28  Women 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
==================================================================
        World: W 2:19.11  8/1/2013  Rikke Moeller Pedersen, DEN
     American: A 2:19.59  8/2/2012  Rebecca Soni, USA Olympic Team
    U.S. Open: O 2:20.38  7/11/2009 Rebecca Soni, Trojan
     Jr World:   2:19.64  8/30/2015 Viktoria Gunes, TUR
     Pro Swim: P 2:20.77  5/19/2019 Annie Lazor, Mission Viejo Na
    Trial Cut: T 2:33.29
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Annie Lazor      24 Mission Viejo Na  2:27.50    2:20.77P  965  
    r:+0.68  33.08      1:08.87 (35.79)
        1:44.90 (36.03)     2:20.77 (35.87)
  2 Emily Escobedo   23 Condors Swim Clu  2:27.09    2:24.51T  892  
    r:+0.64  33.42      1:10.90 (37.48)
        1:47.51 (36.61)     2:24.51 (37.00)
  3 Lilly King       22 Indiana S.C.      2:28.38    2:24.60T  890  
    r:+0.66  32.72      1:09.55 (36.83)
        1:46.74 (37.19)     2:24.60 (37.86)
  4 Melissa Rodrigu  24 Mexico            2:28.87    2:28.85   816  
    r:+0.67  33.63      1:11.78 (38.15)
        1:50.17 (38.39)     2:28.85 (38.68)
  5 Laura Morley     22 Indiana S.C.      2:31.48    2:30.29   793  
             34.07      1:12.18 (38.11)
        1:50.79 (38.61)     2:30.29 (39.50)
  6 Noelle Peplowsk  19 Indiana S.C.      2:34.92    2:31.83T  769  
    r:+0.76  34.87      1:13.26 (38.39)
        1:52.64 (39.38)     2:31.83 (39.19)
  7 Allie Szekely    21 Unattached        2:33.21    2:33.38   746  
    r:+0.67  35.04      1:13.45 (38.41)
        1:53.20 (39.75)     2:33.38 (40.18)
  8 Morgan Friesen   19 Unattached        2:34.08    2:33.55   743  
    r:+0.72  35.11      1:13.73 (38.62)
        1:53.18 (39.45)     2:33.55 (40.37)

Men’s 200 Breast

Cody Miller edged out Nic Fink by half a second this morning to claim tonight’s center lane, but tonight, there was no competition. Surging to a 2:08.98 finish, Cody Miller achieved a personal best and decisive win. Will Licon slashed his time from this morning, going 2:10.97 to take second, while Daniel Roy headed the third wave, crashing the pads with a 2:12.00.

Fink dropped to fourth despite shaving time from this morning, clocking in at a 2:12.28 to take down Anton McKee (2:12.44). Andrew Wilson (2:13.08) built to a clean finish to post a time of 2:13.08, gaining the advantage over Carlos Claverie (2:14.21) and AJ Bornstein (2:17.43).

Event 29  Men 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
==================================================================
        World: W 2:06.67  1/27/2017 Ippei Watanabe, JPN
     American: A 2:07.17  6/30/2016 Josh Prenot, Cal Aquatics
    U.S. Open: O 2:07.17  6/30/2016 Josh Prenot, Cal Aquatics
     Jr World:   2:09.39  7/27/2017 Qin Haiyang, CHN
     Pro Swim: P 2:08.95  2018      Andrew Wilson
    Trial Cut: T 2:17.89
    Name            Age Team                 Seed    Prelims  FINA       
==================================================================
                         === Round 1 ===                          
 
  1 Cody Miller      27 Sandpipers Of Ne  2:10.59    2:12.20T q879  
    r:+0.70  30.17      1:03.45 (33.28)
        1:37.73 (34.28)     2:12.20 (34.47)
  2 Nic Fink         25 Athens Bulldog S  2:08.56    2:12.74T q868  
    r:+0.74  31.06      1:05.20 (34.14)
        1:38.95 (33.75)     2:12.74 (33.79)
  3 Daniel Roy       19 Unattached        2:09.73    2:14.04T q843  
    r:+0.64  31.44      1:04.95 (33.51)
        1:39.66 (34.71)     2:14.04 (34.38)
  4 Carlos Claverie  22 Pinnacle Racing   2:11.71    2:15.69  q813  
    r:+0.72  30.73      1:05.59 (34.86)
        1:40.28 (34.69)     2:15.69 (35.41)
  5 Anton McKee      25 Iceland           2:16.91    2:16.11  q806  
    r:+0.75  30.51      1:05.39 (34.88)
        1:40.33 (34.94)     2:16.11 (35.78)
  6 Andrew Wilson    25 Athens Bulldog S  2:08.37    2:16.31T q802  
    r:+0.64  30.48      1:05.26 (34.78)
        1:40.65 (35.39)     2:16.31 (35.66)
  7 Will Licon       24 Longhorn Aquatic  2:08.72    2:16.32T q802  
    r:+0.71  31.57      1:06.86 (35.29)
        1:41.66 (34.80)     2:16.32 (34.66)
  8 AJ Bornstein     19 Univ. Of Michiga  2:12.54    2:17.29T q785  
    r:+0.62  31.68      1:06.28 (34.60)
        1:41.54 (35.26)     2:17.29 (35.75)

Women’s 100 Fly

Sarah Gibson (58.41) is forcing her name on the scene, as she out-touched Regan Smith (58.52) in this evening’s 100 fly final. Lillie Nordmann was in the mix, sprinting to a 59.31 finish to edge out Kylee Alons’ 59.35. Mallory Comerford added slightly to her time from this morning, clocking in at 59.86 to take fifth. Reilly Tillman’s 1:00.53 was good enough to break into the top six, as she and Gabi Albiero (1:00.93) went stroke for stroke at the finish. Claire Maiocco rounded out the women’s sprint stroke schedule with a time of 1:01.14.

Event 30  Women 100 LC Meter Butterfly
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        World: W   55.48  8/7/2016  Sarah Sjostrom, SWE
     American: A   55.98  7/29/2012 Dana Vollmer, USA Olympic Team
    U.S. Open: O   56.38  1/15/2016 Sarah Sjostrom, SWE
     Jr World:     56.46  8/7/2016  Penny Oleksiak, CAN
     Pro Swim: P   56.38  2016      Sarah Sjostrom
    Trial Cut: T 1:00.69
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Sarah Gibson     24 Aggie Swim Club     58.54      58.41T  856  
    r:+0.72  27.52        58.41 (30.89)
  2 Regan Smith      17 Riptide             59.05      58.52T  852  
    r:+0.68  28.19        58.52 (30.33)
  3 Lillie Nordmann  16 Magnolia Aquatic    59.69      59.31T  818  
    r:+0.54  27.80        59.31 (31.51)
  4 Kylee Alons      19 Wolfpack Elite/N    59.80      59.35T  816  
    r:+0.30  27.18        59.35 (32.17)
  5 Mallory Comerfo  21 Unattached          59.78      59.86T  796  
    r:+0.68  27.77        59.86 (32.09)
  6 Reilly Tiltmann  15 Elmbrook Swim Cl  1:00.51    1:00.53T  770  
    r:+0.65  28.45      1:00.53 (32.08)
  7 Gabi Albiero     17 Cardinal Aquatic  1:00.62    1:00.93   754  
    r:+0.65  28.20      1:00.93 (32.73)
  8 Claire Maiocco   20 Univ. Of Michiga  1:00.77    1:01.14   747  
    r:+0.68  28.22      1:01.14 (32.92)

Men’s 100 Fly

Luis Martinez turned heads once again this evening with an outstanding 51.81 100 fly. His time was good enough to secure the victory by nearly a second, as Vini Lanza finished with a 52.72. Gabriel Fantoni hit the pads under a second later, dropping a 53.71 to break into the top three over Van Mathias (53.72).  Miles Smachlo was the last to go sub-54.00, turning in a 53.75 to take fifth. Tom Shields improved upon his time from prelims, nabbing sixth with a time of 54.03 to beat Zach Harting (54.11) and Nicolas Albiero (54.32).

 Event 31  Men 100 LC Meter Butterfly
==================================================================
        World: W 49.82  8/1/2009  Michael Phelps, USA
     American: A 49.82  8/1/2009  Michael Phelps, USA
    U.S. Open: O 50.22  7/9/2009  Michael Phelps, North Baltimore
     Jr World:   50.62  7/29/2017 Kristof Milak, HUN
     Pro Swim: P 51.00  2018      Jack Conger
    Trial Cut: T 54.19
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Luis Martinez    23 Guatemala           51.64      51.81   889  
    r:+0.64  24.31        51.81 (27.50)
  2 Vini Lanza       22 Indiana S.C.        53.34      52.72   843  
    r:+0.68  24.62        52.72 (28.10)
  3 Gabriel Fantoni  20 Indiana S.C.        53.73      53.71   798  
    r:+0.66  25.33        53.71 (28.38)
  4 Van Mathias      18 Indiana S.C.        53.68      53.72T  797  
    r:+0.69  25.14        53.72 (28.58)
  5 Miles Smachlo    21 Univ. Of Michiga    54.09      53.75T  796  
    r:+0.51  25.31        53.75 (28.44)
  6 Tom Shields      27 California Aquat    54.27      54.03T  783  
    r:+0.72  25.41        54.03 (28.62)
  7 Zach Harting     21 Unattached          54.37      54.11T  780  
    r:+0.64  25.63        54.11 (28.48)
  8 Nicolas Albiero  19 Unattached          54.34      54.32   771  
    r:+0.66  25.38        54.32 (28.94)

Women’s 200 IM

With an impressive meet already behind her, Madisyn Cox went for more, throwing up a 2:11.10 to drop over four seconds from her time in prelims. Relentless throughout the race, Cox left the field and pushed herself to a decisive victory, nearly four seconds faster than second-place Asia Seidt (2:15.03). Allie Szekely turned heads to the outside lane, as she managed a sneaky 2:16.23 to break into the top three, followed by Mackenze Looze (2:16.27). Julia Poole turned in a 2:17.49 worthy of sixth, while Emily Escobedo and Kelly Pash rounded out a tightly packed heat with times of 2:18.44 and 2:19.61, respectively.

 Event 32  Women 200 LC Meter IM
==================================================================
        World: W 2:06.12  8/3/2015  Katinka Hosszu, HUN
     American: A 2:06.15  7/27/2009 Ariana Kukors, USA
    U.S. Open: O 2:08.32  7/29/2018 Kathleen Baker, Team Elite-NC
     Jr World:   2:09.98  1/29/2017 Rikako Ikee, JPN
     Pro Swim: P 2:08.66  2015      Katinka  Hosszu
    Trial Cut: T 2:17.39
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Madisyn Cox      23 Longhorn Aquatic  2:15.44    2:11.10T  890  
    r:+0.69  28.27      1:02.01 (33.74)
        1:39.80 (37.79)     2:11.10 (31.30)
  2 Asia Seidt       21 Kentucky Aquatic  2:17.24    2:15.03T  814  
    r:+0.71  28.83      1:01.96 (33.13)
        1:43.26 (41.30)     2:15.03 (31.77)
  3 Allie Szekely    21 Unattached        2:17.76    2:16.23T  793  
             29.42      1:04.15 (34.73)
        1:44.06 (39.91)     2:16.23 (32.17)
  4 Mackenzie Looze  19 Indiana S.C.      2:17.28    2:16.27T  792  
    r:+0.56  30.21      1:05.67 (35.46)
        1:45.12 (39.45)     2:16.27 (31.15)
  5 Makayla Sargent  20 Wolfpack Elite/N  2:17.30    2:16.45T  789  
    r:+0.68  29.70      1:04.45 (34.75)
        1:44.69 (40.24)     2:16.45 (31.76)
  6 Julia Poole      20 Marlins of Ralei  2:17.91    2:17.49   771  
    r:+0.71  30.14      1:05.99 (35.85)
        1:45.15 (39.16)     2:17.49 (32.34)
  7 Emily Escobedo   23 Condors Swim Clu  2:17.81    2:18.44   756  
    r:+0.64  29.64      1:06.23 (36.59)
        1:44.67 (38.44)     2:18.44 (33.77)
  8 Kelly Pash       18 Carmel Swim Club  2:19.66    2:19.61   737  
    r:+0.70  29.83      1:05.39 (35.56)
        1:47.23 (41.84)     2:19.61 (32.38)

Men’s 200 IM

Jay Litherland climbed from his fourth-place seed to prove victorious in the men’s 200 IM final. Posting a 2:00.64, Litherland topped off his sweep of the IM events, taking down Will Licon (2:02.03) and Vini Lanza (2:02.75) in the process. Sam Stewart was just outside the top three with his 2:02.90, enough to edge out Mohamed Samy (2:03.61). Crowd-favorite Michael Daly brought in the next wave, crashing the pads with a 2:05.06 to overtake Jacob Steele (2:05.78). Eric Knowles topped off a climactic A final with a 2:06.48 of his own.

Event 33  Men 200 LC Meter IM
==================================================================
        World: W 1:54.00  7/28/2011 Ryan Lochte, USA
     American: A 1:54.00  7/28/2011 Ryan Lochte, USA
    U.S. Open: O 1:54.56  7/10/2009 Ryan Lochte, Daytona Beach
     Jr World:   1:57.06  7/27/2017 Qin Haiyang, CHN
     Pro Swim: P 1:56.32  2012      Michael Phelps
    Trial Cut: T 2:04.09
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Jay Litherland   23 Dynamo Swim Club  2:04.85    2:00.64T  843  
    r:+0.69  26.23        56.60 (30.37)
        1:32.23 (35.63)     2:00.64 (28.41)
  2 Will Licon       24 Longhorn Aquatic  2:05.55    2:02.03T  815  
    r:+0.59  26.77        59.29 (32.52)
        1:33.10 (33.81)     2:02.03 (28.93)
  3 Vini Lanza       22 Indiana S.C.      2:04.51    2:02.75   801  
    r:+0.67  25.24        56.98 (31.74)
        1:33.37 (36.39)     2:02.75 (29.38)
  4 Sam Stewart      22 Unattached        2:04.55    2:02.90T  798  
    r:+0.63  26.56        57.35 (30.79)
        1:33.47 (36.12)     2:02.90 (29.43)
  5 Mohamed Samy     22 Egypt             2:04.80    2:03.61   784  
    r:+0.75  25.93        57.29 (31.36)
        1:34.58 (37.29)     2:03.61 (29.03)
  6 Michael Daly     19 Unattached        2:06.22    2:05.06   757  
    r:+0.79  26.97        58.80 (31.83)
        1:35.21 (36.41)     2:05.06 (29.85)
  7 Jacob Steele     20 Indiana S.C.      2:05.59    2:05.78   744  
    r:+0.59  26.83        59.23 (32.40)
        1:35.24 (36.01)     2:05.78 (30.54)
  8 Eric Knowles     19 Wolfpack Elite/N  2:06.39    2:06.48   732  
    r:+0.67  27.39      1:00.15 (32.76)
        1:37.51 (37.36)     2:06.48 (28.97)

Women’s 50 Free

Just when spectators thought she couldn’t get any faster, Simone Manuel threw up a 24.41 to take first in the last women’s final of the meet. Worthy of the sixth fastest time in the world this year, Manuel left the field mid-pool to send rumblings throughout the swim community.

She was proceeded by Julie Meyen who turned in a 25.13 for second, while Margo Geer’s 25.24 was worthy of third. Kylee Alons broke into the top four with a time of 25.27, edging out Ky-lee Perry (25.36) and Anika Apostalon (25.41) at the finish. Mallory Comerford eclipsed sixth place by a narrow margin, settling for seventh with a time of 25.47, while Daria Pyshnenko closed out the women’s schedule with a 26.29.

Event 34  Women 50 LC Meter Freestyle
==================================================================
        World: W 23.67  7/29/2017 Sarah Sjostrom, SWE
     American: A 23.97  7/30/2017 Simone Manuel, USA
    U.S. Open: O 24.10  7/29/2018 Simone Manuel, Stanford Swimmin
     Jr World:   24.33  9/16/2017 Rikako Ikee, JPN
     Pro Swim: P 24.17  2016      Sarah Sjostrom
    Trial Cut: T 25.99
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Simone Manuel    22 Alto Swim Club      24.53      24.41T  911  
         r:+0.66                       
  2 Julie Meynen     21 Luxembourg Swim     25.62      25.13   835  
         r:+0.32                       
  3 Margo Geer       27 Mission Viejo Na    25.27      25.24T  824  
         r:+0.64                       
  4 Kylee Alons      19 Wolfpack Elite/N    25.85      25.27T  821  
         r:+0.61                       
  5 Ky-lee Perry     20 Wolfpack Elite/N    25.57      25.36T  813  
         r:+0.66                       
  6 Anika Apostalon  24 Trojan Swim Club    25.45      25.41   808  
         r:+0.61                       
  7 Mallory Comerfo  21 Unattached          25.68      25.47T  802  
         r:+0.62                       
  8 Daria Pyshnenko  20 Univ. Of Michiga    25.89      26.29   729  
         r:+0.73                       

Men’s 50 Free

Ali Khalafalla was the one to beat in the men’s 50 free final, but no one was quite up to the task. Surging to a 22.05 finish, Khalafalla was in a field all his own. Robert Howard (22.19) put up a strong effort to chase him down, but had to turn his sights to fending off Nathan Adrian (22.22), who touched in at third. Blake Pieroni finished off an impressive individual schedule with a 22.53, enough to beat Zach Apple (22.72) for fourth. Jack Franzman managed a sub-23.00 race himself, clocking in at 22.93. Luis Martinez and Spencer Bougie finished off the meet with times of 23.01 and 23.36, respectively, as the competition drew to a close.

Event 35  Men 50 LC Meter Freestyle
==================================================================
        World: W 20.91  12/18/2009Cesar Cielo Filho, BRA
     American: A 21.15  7/29/2017 Caeleb Dressel, USA
    U.S. Open: O 21.14  7/9/2009  Cesar Cielo, Auburn/BRA
     Jr World:   21.75  8/25/2017 Michael Andrew, USA
     Pro Swim: P 21.56  2015      Nathan Adrian
    Trial Cut: T 23.19
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Ali Khalafalla   23 Mission Viejo Na    22.35      22.05   852  
         r:+0.59                       
  2 Robert Howard    22 Univ Alabama Swi    22.59      22.19T  836  
         r:+0.65                       
  3 Nathan Adrian    30 California Aquat    22.96      22.22T  833  
         r:+0.62                       
  4 Blake Pieroni    23 Indiana S.C.        22.82      22.53T  799  
         r:+0.61                       
  5 Zach Apple       22 Indiana S.C.        23.07      22.72T  779  
         r:+0.62                       
  6 Jack Franzman    20 Indiana S.C.        22.56      22.93T  758  
         r:+0.63                       
  7 Luis Martinez    23 Guatemala           22.83      23.01   750  
         r:+0.49                       
  8 Spencer Bougie   24 Equipe Quebec       23.31      23.36   717  
         r:+0.66