Madisyn Cox and Carson Foster Win First Mystery IM Events

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The first ever Mystery IM events at the TYR Pro Swim Series were claimed by Madisyn Cox and Carson Foster at the Pro Swim Series in Austin. Cox won her race at 2:16.12 and Foster won the men’s race at 2:03.18. Cox finished her race with backstroke as she had freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and back. Cox finished ahead of Alicia Wilson (2:16.81) and Kathleen Golding (2:18.83).

Swimmers would draw their lane assignment that had the designated stroke order written on the board behind their block. Most swimmers had different stroke orders so the lead changed multiple times throughout each race.

 Event 34  Women 200 LC Meter IM Mystery IM
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    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals       Points 
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  1 Cox, Madisyn     22 Longhorn Aquatic  2:15.85    2:16.12        
             27.54      1:05.85 (38.31)
        1:40.90 (35.05)     2:16.12 (35.22)
  2 Wilson, Alicia   17 GBR-ZZ            2:17.78    2:16.81        
             29.17      1:08.56 (39.39)
        1:43.85 (35.29)     2:16.81 (32.96)
  3 Golding, Kathle  17 South Florida Aq  2:19.35    2:18.83        
             35.26      1:06.45 (31.19)
        1:42.14 (35.69)     2:18.83 (36.69)
  4 Schlosshan, Cia  16 GBR-ZZ            2:18.72    2:19.89        
             28.46      1:01.44 (32.98)
        1:37.51 (36.07)     2:19.89 (42.38)
  5 Poole, Julia     18 NC State Univers  2:17.76    2:20.32        
             28.85      1:03.17 (34.32)
        1:40.57 (37.40)     2:20.32 (39.75)
  6 Rajic, Ema       17 HEAT-IL           2:19.43    2:20.38        
             34.49      1:08.01 (33.52)
        1:47.40 (39.39)     2:20.38 (32.98)
  7 Dunn, Diana      17 Austin Swim Club  2:18.50    2:22.70        
             28.62      1:04.74 (36.12)
        1:41.03 (36.29)     2:22.70 (41.67)
 -- Moore, Hannah    21 NC State Univers  2:18.08         DQ        
             37.53      1:11.79 (34.26)
        1:44.47 (32.68)          DQ (33.56)

The men’s race was won by Foster who swam breaststroke, freestyle, butterfly and backstroke as he won with a 2:03.18 ahead of Britain’s Brodie Williams (2:04.06) and NC State’s Andreas Vazaios (2:04.22).

 Event 35  Men 200 LC Meter IM Mystery IM
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    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals       Points 
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  1 Foster, Carson   16 Mason Manta Rays  2:03.52    2:03.18        
             31.37      1:00.86 (29.49)
        1:31.93 (31.07)     2:03.18 (31.25)
  2 Williams, Brodi  18 GBR-ZZ            2:05.70    2:04.06        
             30.64      1:01.77 (31.13)
        1:32.44 (30.67)     2:04.06 (31.62)
  3 Vazaios, Andrea  23 NC State Univers  2:02.96    2:04.22        
             25.63      1:00.96 (35.33)
        1:33.61 (32.65)     2:04.22 (30.61)
  4 Hill, Robert     21 UOFC-ZZ           2:04.80    2:05.03        
             27.10        57.42 (30.32)
        1:29.33 (31.91)     2:05.03 (35.70)
  5 Whitley, Reece   18 Penn Charter Aqu  2:06.48    2:05.47        
             30.42      1:01.28 (30.86)
        1:35.04 (33.76)     2:05.47 (30.43)
  6 Castelli, Xavie  27 Swim Wales-ZZ     2:05.55    2:05.89        
             25.47        56.73 (31.26)
        1:29.31 (32.58)     2:05.89 (36.58)
  7 Cote, Tristan    22 UOFC-ZZ           2:05.88    2:08.12        
             26.06      1:01.74 (35.68)
        1:34.21 (32.47)     2:08.12 (33.91)
  8 Foster, Jake     17 Mason Manta Rays  2:04.50    2:08.73        
             25.38        59.95 (34.57)
        1:33.21 (33.26)     2:08.73 (35.52)
5 Comments

5 comments

  1. avatar
    Lane Four

    TYR over-reached with the Mystery I.M. It is an eye-roll event. What is next? Dog paddle 100s? Please, the meets don’t need silly events. The 50s are great. Leave the rest alone.

    • Michael Farmer

      I like it because it changes the strategies, and makes demands that swimmers be better at each stroke. Also, changes up the routine.

  2. avatar
    Rachel

    I think this event would be great for younger swimmers but for elite swimmers I think it is a bit stupid.

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