Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace Has Big 50 At Southern Premier

Jul 17, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace of the Bahamas celebrates on the podium after winning the women's 50m freestyle final the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
Photo Courtesy: Erich Schlegel/USA Today Sports Images

Tennessee Aquatics continued to excel on night two of the 2016 Southern Premier.

Top three team scores (men):
Tennessee Aquatics – 758
Lakeside – 598
SwimMAC Carolina – 414.5

Top three team scores (women):
Tennessee Aquatics – 700
Nashville Aquatic Club – 652
Stingrays Swimming – 463.5

Marlins of Raleigh’s Madison Homovich touched first in the women’s 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:15.88. She was followed by SwimMAC Carolina’s Julia Menkhaus, who touched in 2:16.22, and Lakeside’s Brooke Forde, who posted a time of 2:16.60.

SwimMAC Carolina’s Ryan Lochte won a close men’s race. He posted a time of 2:01.19, edging out Marlins of Raleigh’s Zach Brown, who finished in 2:01.33. Marton Barta of Swim Atlanta picked up a third place finish with a time of 2:03.59.

SwimMAC Carolina’s Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace took the title in the women’s 50-meter free with a time of 24.80, the ninth fastest time in the world this year. Swim Atlanta’s Amanda Weir touched second in 25.51, and Grace Countie of Marlins of Raleigh posted a time of 25.66 to finish third.

In the men’s event, SwimMAC Carolina’s Cullen Jones touched first in 22.35. Jimmy Feigen of New York Aquatic Club was second in 22.70. He was followed by Kyle Decoursey, swimming unattached, who posted a time of 23.03.

SwimMAC Carolina’s Katie Meili took the women’s 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:15.71. Nashville Aquatics Club’s Alex Walsh touched second in 2:16.72, and Forde was third in 2:17.11.

Meili’s teammate Matthew Josa took the men’s race in 2:03.26. Marko Blazevski, also of SwimMAC Carolina, was second in 2:04.73. Swim Atlanta’s Alexander Taylor was third with a time of 2:06.78.

In the women’s 400-meter freestyle, Tennessee Aquatics’ Kate Ziegler finished first in 4:13.81. She was followed by teammate Erica Laning, who touched in 4:16.93. Homovich finished third with a time of 4:18.98.

Tennessee Aquatlics’ Walker Higgins took first in the men’s race with a time of 3:58.99. Swim Atlanta’s Taylor Delk was second with a time of 4:02.35 and Hayden Burns, swimming unattached, finished third in 4:03.35.

The night ended with the 400-meter freestyle relay. Lakeside won the women’s race in 3:52.88, and SwimMAC Carolina took the men’s race with a time of 3:21.98.

Preliminaries begin tomorrow at 9 a.m.


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Bill Bell
8 years ago

Think you mean 400 METER freestyle.

The yards version of the race is 500.

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