ISL Grand Final, Day 2 Session 2 Live: Condors Soaring; Energy Not Out Of It

Townley Haas (photo: Mike Lewis)
Photo Courtesy: MIKE LEWIS / ISL

ISL Grand Final, Day 2 Session 2 Live: Condors Soaring; Energy Not Out Of It

After Caeleb Dressel’s monster world record in the 100 IM where he jackpotted the entire field and the Condors took all 37 points, and Olivia Smoliga’s near world record in the 100 back, the Condors are soaring to their first title.


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How they got here

ISL Grand Final Team Scores

  1. Cali Condors 561.5
  2. Energy Standard 464.5
  3. London Roar 391
  4. LA Current 298

Women’s 200 Free

ISL record: 1:51.19, Siobhan Haughey, Energy Standard

Siobhan Haughey broke her own Asian and ISL record in the 200 freestyle with a 1:51.11 as she held off a hard charging Freya Anderson (1:51.87) of the London Roar. Cali’s Allison Schmitt (1:52.17) finished in third as she fell off the pace on the final 25.

Men’s 200 Free

ISL record: 1:40.76, Duncan Scott, London Roar

We have not talked much about the London Roar but Duncan Scott got the first win of the day with a new ISL record of 1:40.25 as he led from the start and did not let up. Cali’s Townley Haas got a new American record in finishing second at 1:40.49 while Energy’s Danas Rapsys (1:41.55) finished in third place. All eight swimmers kept their points.

Women’s 50 Fly

ISL record: 24.59, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Team Iron

Energy’s Sarah Sjostrom and Maddy Banic swam a much needed 1-2 finish in the 50 fly in the ISL Grand Final as Sjostrom surged on the second 25 to win at 24.73 while Banic was second at 24.80. All eight swimmers kept their points but it was a much needed 16 points for the team as they are fighting for the league title. Cali’s Kelsi Dahlia finished in third at 25.12.

Banic’s time is a new American record.

Men’s 50 Fly

ISL record: 21.78, Nicholas Santos, Team Iron

Caeleb Dressel picked up yet another win in the ISL grand final with a 22.09 in the 50 fly, picking up an extra point in the jackpot rule. It is off his American record of 22.04, but good enough for the win as Tom Shields was second at 22.32 while Chad Le Clos was third at 22.54.

Women’s 100 Breast

ISL record: 1:02.66, Alia Atkinson, London Roar

Cali’s Lilly King unleashed a 1:02.50 to just miss the world record of 1:02.36 as she broke the American record and picked up six extra points via the jackpot rule. She was hardly challenged in the final as London’s Alia Atkinson (1:03.56) finished in second ahead of Cali’s Molly Hannis (1:03.57) and London’s Annie Lazor (1:03.69).

Men’s 100 Breast

ISL record: 55.49, Adam Peaty, London Roar

Adam Peaty broke his second world record of the season in the 100 breaststroke almost anti-climactically as he glided in to a 55.41 to break his own of 55.49 from earlier this season. Energy’s Ilya Shymanovich (55.49) tied Peaty’s old record while Nic Fink of the Condors broke the American record in third place at 56.16.

Mixed 4×100 Free

ISL record: 3:14.96, Cali Condors

Energy Standard kept themselves within striking distance of the Cali Condors in the ISL Grand Final with a new ISL record in the mixed free relay with a 3:14.21. The team of Evgeny Rylov (46.58), Florent Manaudou (45.44), Sarah Sjostrom (51.01) and Siobhan Haughey (51.18) won a tight fight with the Condors (3:14.72) with Caeleb Dressel (45.95), Justin Ress (45.57), Olivia Smoliga (51.77) and Erika Brown (51.43) as Energy’s B team nearly finished the 1-2 with a third place swim of 3:15.11.

Chad Le Clos (46.81), Kliment Kolesnikov (45.76), Pernille Blume (51.16) and Femke Heemskerk (51.38) swam on that B relay.

ISL Grand Final Team Scores

  1. Cali Condors 477.5
  2. Energy Standard 407.5
  3. London Roar 301
  4. LA Current 285