Lisa Bratton Muscles Out 200 Back Win at TYR Pro Swim Series in Richmond

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

2018 World Short Course Champion Lisa Bratton put up the top time in the 200 back final on Saturday night at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Richmond with a 2:09.24 to sit just outside the top eight in the world this year. Bratton will represent Team USA at the World University Games this summer in the 200 back and is the fourth fastest American this year.

Bratton held off Hali Flickinger in the final as the versatile Georgia Bulldog was second at 2:10.12. Top seed Sonnele Oeztuerk (2:10.74) was third tonight, finishing a little slower than her 2:10.56 this morning.

High school senior Katharine Berkoff (2:11.63) finished fourth as she will be swimming at NC State in the fall. She was off her best time of 2:09.84.

Morgan Liberto (2:14.52), Paige Madden (2:15.33), Monique Rae (2:16.28) and Rose Pouch (2:16.55) also swam in the A-Final.

Results:

  1. Lisa Bratton, USA, 2:09.24
  2. Hali Flickinger, USA, 2:10.12
  3. Sonnele Oeztuerk, GER, 2:10.74
  4. Katharine Berkoff, USA, 2:11.63
  5. Morgan Liberto, USA, 2:14.52
  6. Paige Madden, USA, 2:15.33
  7. Monique Rae, USA, 2:16.28
  8. Rose Pouch, USA, 2:16.55