Katie McLaughlin Tops 200 Free at TYR Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

There were no new meet records on night three finals at the 2016 TYR Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions, but there were still a number of quick swims.

Katie McLaughlin cracked the two minute barrier, posting a winning time of 1:59.74 in the A final of the 200 freestyle. Kirsten Vose was just behind in 2:00.07. 800 freestyle champion Stephanie Peacock finished third with a 2:00.26.

Michael Domagala was first to the wall in the men’s 200 freestyle, touching in 1:49.31. Grant Shoults battled for second, finishing in 1:50.54, ahead of Reed Malone in 1:50.99.

Riley Scott out touched Madeleine Vonderhaar 2:31.49 to 2:31.76 to claim the women’s 200 breaststroke title. Isabella Odgers rounded out the podium with her time of 2:34.35.

In the men’s 200 breaststroke event, Sean Mahoney topped the podium in 2:17.91. Azad Al-barazi finished second in 2:18.50 while Zachary Yong placed third in 2:20.98.

This morning Abbey Weitzeil matched the world’s 19th best 50 freestyle in 24.80, a new meet record. Tonight she posted a 25.07, still good enough for the win. Liliana Ibanez swam the second fastest time, stopping the clock in 25.54. Jessica Hardy finished in 25.70. That time was faster than the 25.79 she posted in prelims at the Arena Pro Swim Mesa, before withdrawing from finals after suffering a concussion in warm ups.

Nick Soedel won the men’s splash and dash in 22.77. Griffin Schumacher earned silver in 23.11, while Justin Lynch snatched third in 23.33.

Haley Anderson used a strong back half to win the women’s 400 IM with a 4:48.19. Celina Li lead after backstroke, and finished second in 4:50.80. Katie Glavinovich completed the podium with a 4:52.49.

Max Williamson destroyed the field with a 1:13.4 breaststroke leg, topping the men’s 400 IM in 4:20.78. In second place was Abrahm DeVine in 4:25.24. Ken Takahashi finished third, stopping the clock at 4:26.86.

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