Hali Flickinger Holds Off Cassidy Bayer to Win 200 Fly in Indy

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Athens Bulldog’s Hali Flickinger took over the lead at the halfway point of the race and then extended her lead from there on her way to a victory. She had to hold off a strong last 50 from Nation’s Capital’s Cassidy Bayer, pulling into the wall in 2:09.49, not far off her season best of 2:08.77 from the Arena Pro Swim stop in Austin, where she swam a 2:08.77.

Bayer, competing in her first long course meet since the summer after suffering a knee injury, finished second in 2:10.16, good for seventh in the world rankings. Schroeder YMCA’s Hannah Saiz finished third in 2:11.32, just ahead of just ahead of Razorback’s Taylor Pike (2:11.39).

Great Britain’s Emily Large finished fifth in 2:12.76, and rounding out the field were Canada’s Katerine Savard (2:13.24), Japan’s Ayo Takano (2:13.33) and Cardinal’s Kelsi Worrell. (2:13.42).

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David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer for Swimming World. A contributor to the magazine and website since 2009, he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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