Erin Oeltjen, Michael Andrew Highlight Day Two Of The 2016 Omaha Cup

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Day two of the Omaha cup continued with fast swims by Michael Andrew and Erin Oeltjen.

Anna McDonald of Club Huskers kicked off the finals session with a first place finish in the women’s 400-meter IM. McDonald stopped the clock at a 5:01.94, shrugging 1.43 seconds off her prelims time of 5:03.37. Teammate Bridget Pacilio picked up second with a time of 5:02.81. Third went to Delaney Smith of Highlands Ranch Aquatics and her final time of 5:03.01.

Taryn Collura of Club Huskers picked up a first place finish in the women’s 100-meter free with a 57.09. Greater Nebraska Swim Team’s Dannie Dilsaver and Council Bluffs Swim Club’s Mykenzie Leehy kept it close for second and third, posting final times of 58.14 and 58.24 respectively.

The men’s 200-meter free was picked up by Scott Bergstrom of Hood River Valley Swim Team, who stopped the clock at a 1:54.03. Connor Corrigan, swimming unattached, grabbed second with a time of 1:54.76, while Lukas Williams, also swimming unattached, was third with a 1:55.27.

Michael Andrew of Indie Swimming soared ahead of the competition to win the men’s 100-meter breast in National Age Group fashion. Andrew picked up first with a final 1:00.37, shaving time off his prelims swim of 1:00.46. Andrew’s prelim swim took down Kevin Cordes’ 2012 NAG record of 1:00.47. Justin Winnett of Central Iowa Aquatics and Austin Smith of Altitude Performance Swim Team grabbed second and third respectively with times of 1:04.48 and 1:04.72.

Ryan Bubb led a trio of close 55’s in the mens’ 100-meter fly. Bubb took first with a 55.22 ahead of Joshua Withers of EDI-MN 55.31 and Benton Ussery‘s 55.55.

Erin Oeltjen of Club Huskers picked up first and an Olympic Trials cut in the women’s 100-meter back. Oeltjen stopped the clock at a 1:02.76. Teammate Lindsay Heiferich was second with a 1:04.00 ahead of Morgan McCafferty’s 1:04.83.

Brecken Merkel of Edina Swim Club turned in the top time of the women’s 200-meter fly at a 2:20.60. Teammate Madison Potter grabbed second with a 2:22.71, just ahead of Splash Club, Inc.’s Greta Olsen’s 2:24.96.

Aquajets Swim Team’s Griffin Back nabbed first in the men’s 200-meter IM with a 2:08.53, edging out West Chicago Sharks’ Garrett Clasen’s 2:08.64.

The women’s 400-meter free was won by Jordan Stout of Rockwood Swim Club. Stout clocked a 4:25.70 and was followed closely to the wall by Kaylyn Flatt and her 4:26.99.

Michael Andrew grabbed a second win in the men’s 50-meter free with a time of 22.65 to be the only swimmer under the 23-second mark. Ryan Bubb finished second overall with a 23.05, just ahead of Kyle White of Wyoming Aquatics’ 23.21.

The women’s 200-meter breast was won by Gillian Davey of Central Iowa Aquatics and her time of 2:36.19. Teammate Moriah Ross turned in a 2:41.67 for second, while third was grabbed by Byron Center’s Sydney McDowell and her time of 2:45.24.

Peter Larson of Edina Swim Club outlasted the competition in the men’s 200-meter back winning with a time of 2:04.62. Wichita Swim Club’s Benjamin Patton grabbed second with a 2:06.54, while Rockwood Swim Club’s Conner Ripp’s 2:10.60 earned him third.

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