Franziska Hentke Vaults to 2nd in World in 200 Fly at German Nationals

Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

Franziska Hentke cleared the first hurdle to making Germany’s 2016 Olympic team in the 200 fly.

She breezed under the qualifying standard (2:11.07) this morning at German Nationals with her world’s tenth best 2:07.49.

Tonight she was well ahead of the field again, finishing in 2:05.77, now the second best time in the world this year. She was also over three seconds faster than the German Olympic qualifying time.

Only Madeline Groves has been faster, with a 2:05.47 at the Australian Championships.

Martina van Berkel finished second in 2:08.50. Third place went to Julia Mrozinski with a 2:10.87.

Bahn Platz Name Verein Zeit
4 1 Franziska Hentke SC Magdeburg 2:05.77
50m: 28.70 (1.) | 100m: 1:01.10 (1.) | 150m: 1:33.61 (1.) | 200m: 2:05.77 (1.)
5 2 Martina van Berkel SV Nikar Heidelberg 2:08.50
50m: 29.38 (5.) | 100m: 1:02.39 (2.) | 150m: 1:35.37 (2.) | 200m: 2:08.50 (2.)
7 3 Julia Mrozinski SG Frankfurt 2:10.87
50m: 28.99 (2.) | 100m: 1:03.24 (4.) | 150m: 1:37.72 (4.) | 200m: 2:10.87 (3.)
3 4 Lisa Höpink SG Essen 2:12.78
50m: 29.17 (3.) | 100m: 1:02.61 (3.) | 150m: 1:36.93 (3.) | 200m: 2:12.78 (4.)
2 5 Marie Brockhaus 1. Paderborner SV 2:13.97
50m: 29.72 (6.) | 100m: 1:03.49 (5.) | 150m: 1:38.35 (5.) | 200m: 2:13.97 (5.)
8 6 Antonia Haupt SG Berliner Wasserratten 2:14.57
50m: 29.34 (4.) | 100m: 1:03.93 (6.) | 150m: 1:39.40 (6.) | 200m: 2:14.57 (6.)
6 7 Tina Rüger SV Nikar Heidelberg 2:15.73
50m: 30.46 (8.) | 100m: 1:04.76 (8.) | 150m: 1:39.72 (7.) | 200m: 2:15.73 (7.)
1 8 Reka Kovacs Hullam 91 UVE 2:16.88
50m: 30.32 (7.) | 100m: 1:04.57 (7.) | 150m: 1:40.63 (8.) | 200m: 2:16.88 (8.)
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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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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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