Madisyn Cox Bests Taylor Ruck in 200 IM in Atlanta; Claims First Place World Ranking

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Women’s 200 IM

Not ten minutes after winning the 100 back, teenage phenom Taylor Ruck was back in the water for the women’s 200 IM. Ruck led the field throughout the first 100 meters of the race, but waiting to make her move was Longhorn Aquatics’ Madisyn Cox. Cox, a seasoned veteran in the IM events, utilized a strong breaststroke leg to surge past Ruck and towards a dominating win. The 22-year-old claimed victory with a time of 2:09.82, edging past Sydney Pickrem’s 2:09.92 to become the fastest in the world.

Ruck, meanwhile, earned a solid second place finish with a time of 2:11.16, more than two seconds ahead of third place finisher Erika Seltenreich’s 2:13.40.

HPC Ontario teammates Kayla Sanchez and Rebecca Smith picked up fourth and fifth place with times of 2:13.63 and 2:14.73 respectively.

UBC Thunderbirds’ Hillary Metcalf (2:18.07), Argentina’s Virginia Bardac (2:18.74), and Enfinity Aquatics’ Olivia Carter (2:19.18) were sixth through eighth.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Madisyn Cox      22 Longhorn Aquatic  2:15.35    2:09.82J  916  
    r:+0.75  28.10      1:02.46 (34.36)
        1:38.91 (36.45)     2:09.82 (30.91)
  2 Taylor Ruck      17 HPC-Ontario       2:14.14    2:11.16   889  
    r:+0.75  27.96      1:01.26 (33.30)
        1:41.26 (40.00)     2:11.16 (29.90)
  3 Erika Seltenrei  22 UBC Thunderbirds  2:15.54    2:13.40   845  
    r:+0.68  29.62      1:04.18 (34.56)
        1:42.24 (38.06)     2:13.40 (31.16)
  4 Kayla Sanchez    16 HPC-Ontario       2:14.53    2:13.63   840  
    r:+0.76  28.43      1:03.43 (35.00)
        1:42.39 (38.96)     2:13.63 (31.24)
  5 Rebecca Smith    17 HPC-Ontario       2:16.67    2:14.73   820  
    r:+0.75  27.43      1:02.25 (34.82)
        1:43.07 (40.82)     2:14.73 (31.66)
  6 Hillary Metcalf  19 UBC Thunderbirds  2:19.48    2:18.07   762  
    r:+0.72  30.66      1:06.19 (35.53)
        1:46.36 (40.17)     2:18.07 (31.71)
  7 Virginia Bardac  25 Argentina         2:18.76    2:18.74   751  
    r:+0.85  29.83      1:05.16 (35.33)
        1:45.61 (40.45)     2:18.74 (33.13)
  8 Olivia Carter    17 Enfinity Aquatic  2:19.06    2:19.18   744  
    r:+0.71  30.03      1:04.28 (34.25)
        1:47.01 (42.73)     2:19.18 (32.17)
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4 years ago

Congratulations

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4 years ago

So great to so many swimmers swimming so fast

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