Elizabeth Beisel Takes 200 Free Top Seed at Tennessee Invite

Photo Courtesy: Vaughn Ridley/Swimming Canada

Olympians and Olympic hopefuls were in attendance again this morning on day two of the 2016 Tennessee Aquatics June Invite.

Claire Donahue clocked a 1:00.17 this morning in her 100 butterfly. The 2012 Olympian could very well be under a minute tonight. She was followed by Amanda Kendall with a 1:00.46 for second. Natalie Hinds took the third seed in 1:01.19.

Roles were reversed in this morning’s 200 freestyle as Elizabeth Beisel touched in 2:01.25, ahead of Megan Romano in 2:03.93. Kate Ziegler earned the third seed in 2:04.77.

In the men’s 100 butterfly, Luis Martinez led the field in 53.74. James Bretscher took second in 54.52, just ahead of Abbas Qali in 54.75.

Molly Hannis took a step towards sweeping this weekend’s breaststroke events with a 1:08.60 100 this morning. That was the top seed, over a second ahead of Alia Atkinson in 1:09.98. Jenny Wilson took third in 1:11.27.

Jorge Murillo Valdes qualified well ahead of the field in this morning’s 100 breaststroke. He stopped the clock in 1:01.46. Brad Craig finished in 1:03.13, and Michael Duderstadt finished third in 1:03.42.

Nicholas Sweetser stopped the clock in 1:52.66 to take the top seed in the men’s 200 freestyle. Alex Gray was second in 1:53.21 and Trey Freeman finished third in 1:53.29.

Emma Barksdale swam four seconds ahead of the field in the women’s 400 IM, finishing in 4:51.47. Hannah Kastigar finished second in 4:55.98 and Sonia Wang earned the third seed with a 4:56.70.

Sebastien Rousseau touched in 4:26.55 to take the men’s 400 IM top seed. Sam McHugh out touched Charlie Swanson 4:28.41 to 4:28.48 for the second seed.

2016 Tennessee Aquatics June Invitational Live Results – Results


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Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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