Jay Litherland Wins Twice on Night One of the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Indianapolis

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Jay Litherland had two impressive wins on the first night of finals at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Indianapolis.

The heat sheet is available here.

Full results:2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Indianapolis: Day 1 Finals – Results

Women’s 200 Freestyle

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Leah Smith followed up her huge prelims swim tonight, dropping .02 seconds. She was out first at the 50, and while Melanie Margalis pushed hard on the third 50, Smith held on for the win, touching in 1:56.64. Smith holds onto her 14th ranking with that swim. Margalis finished in 1:57.33, moving her into 19th in the world rankings.

Vien Nguyen placed third in 1:58.82. Hali Flickinger (1:59.72) and Brittany MacLean were also under two minutes in 1:59.72 and 1:59.77.

Allie Davis and Rebecca Postoll tied for sixth in 2:00.16. Andrea Pinto completed the top eight in 2:00.58.

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Men’s 200 Freestyle

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Jay Litherland used some outside smoke to pull well ahead of the pack in the final 50 meters. He touched in 1:48.41 for the win. Second went to Michael Klueh in 1:49.44. Anders Nielsen secured third with a 1:49.51.

Connor Jaeger (1:49.56), Michael Weiss (1:49.60), and Justin Glanda (1:49.97) were also under 1:50.

Darian Townsend (1:50.30) and Michael Wynalda (1:51.48) completed the A final.

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Women’s 100 Breaststroke

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With a quick turnaround from her runner up 200 freestyle performance, Margalis turned in a 1:07.26 to win this event. That time was just outside the world’s top 20 this year.

Andrea Cottrell was not far behind in 1:07.95. Annie Lazor took bronze in 1:08.16.

Katharine Ross (1:08.23) and Miranda Tucker (1:08.45) finished fourth and fifth.

Micah Lawrence (1:08.67), Emily Fogle (1:09.10), and Zoe Bartel (1:10.02) rounded out the A final.

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Men’s 100 Breaststroke

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The middle lanes jumped out to a quick start with Cody Miller leading slightly at the halfway point. Nic Fink edged Miller 1:00.13 to 1:00.41. Kevin Cordes was just behind in 1:00.51.

Carlos Claverie (1:01.64), Sam Tierney (1:01.84), Calum Tait (1:02.72), Yin Lionel Khoo (1:03.37), and Anthony Albracht (1:03.52) also competed in the A final.

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Women’s 100 Butterfly

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Kelsi Worrell held a narrow lead at the halfway point, but turned in a 58.12 for the win tonight. That time was a bit off her tenth in the world 57.27.

Christina Bechtel touched second in 58.73. Ivy Martin sat only .11 behind Worrell at the 50, but wound up third in 59.71. Maggie MacNeil was also under a minute with her fourth place 59.98.

Veronica Burchill (1:00.25) and Bailey Nero (1:00.26) touched fifth and sixth. In her second swim of the night, Hali Flickinger was seventh with a 1:00.37. Dana Grindall was eighth in 1:00.50.

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Men’s 100 Butterfly

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Santo Condorelli jumped to the 17th fastest time in the world this year with a 51.98. That time won the event by a half second as Quah Zheng Wen touched second in 52.45. Dylan Bosch was a second behind with a third place 53.57. Albert Subirats was also under 54 with his 53.67.

Sean Campsie (54.23), Joshua Quallen (54.40), Mack Darragh (54.42), and David Boland (54.45) finished fifth through eighth.

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Women’s 400 IM

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Vietnamese national record holder Vien Nguyen battled back in the breaststroke to take home the win with a 4:41.92. Brooke Forde was second in 4:43.11. Emily Cameron finished third in 4:44.67

Despite leading midway through the backstroke, Kaitlyn Jones finished fourth with a 4:45.13.

Rachael Bradford-Feldman out touched Lauren Edelman 4:50.19 to 4:50.29 for fifth.

Kathryn Painter (4:52.32) and Sharlene Brady (4:53.20) were seventh and eighth.

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Men’s 400 IM

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Litherland put together a very impressive double, winning his second event by an even larger margin. His final time of 4:13.93 vaulted him to 10th in the world this year. University of Georgia teammate Gunnar Bentz touched second in 4:17.20. Ian Rainey was well behind in 4:21.38 for bronze.

Michael Weiss placed fourth in 4:26.70 and Ryan Massey was fifth in 4:27.54.

Dylan Cudahy (4:27.70), Cameron Stitt (4:29.42) and Nolan Tesone (4:30.37) completed the A final.

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Schedule of Events:

  • Women’s 200 Freestyle
  • Men’s 200 Freestyle
  • Women’s 100 Breaststroke
  • Men’s 100 Breaststroke
  • Women’s 100 Butterfly
  • Men’s 100 Butterfly
  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Men’s 400 IM