Melanie Margalis Picks Up Knoxville Pro Swim Series Win in 200 IM

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Photo Courtesy: Aurora Blackwell

Melanie Margalis picked up her first win of the 2019 Pro Swim Series after multiple top-three finishes earlier in the week. Her 200 IM time of 2:10.43 is two tenths faster than her swim at this meet last year, and was enough to get the win over Nashville’s Alex Walsh (2:12.36). Walsh led the way at the halfway point, but Margalis out-split the field on both breaststroke and freestyle for the win.

High Performance Vancouver’s Emily Overholt dropped four seconds from her prelims swim to take third in 2:14.91 while High Performance Victoria’s Danielle Hanus was fourth in 2:15.20. Tennessee’s Tess Cieplucha took fifth in 2:16.18 after earning her Olympic Trials cut in the prelims.

Megan Kingsley (2:17.03), Meaghan Raab (2:17.25) and Ella Nelson (2:17.96) rounded out the heat.

 Event 28  Women 200 LC Meter IM
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        World: W 2:06.12  8/3/2015  Katinka Hosszu, HUN
     American: A 2:06.15  7/27/2009 Ariana Kukors, USA
    U.S. Open: O 2:08.32  7/29/2018 Kathleen Baker, Team Elite-NC
     Jr World: J 2:09.98  1/29/2017 Rikako Ikee, JPN
     Pro Swim: P 2:08.66  2015      Katinka  Hosszu
    Trial Cut: T 2:17.39
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Melanie Margali  27 Saint Petersburg  2:15.21    2:10.43T  904  
    r:+0.72  28.71      1:02.23 (33.52)
        1:40.01 (37.78)     2:10.43 (30.42)
  2 Alex Walsh       17 Nashville Aquati  2:16.27    2:12.36T  865  
    r:+0.77  28.83      1:01.56 (32.73)
        1:40.21 (38.65)     2:12.36 (32.15)
  3 Emily Overholt   21 Hpc Vancouver     2:18.09    2:14.91   816  
    r:+0.76  29.14      1:02.88 (33.74)
        1:43.83 (40.95)     2:14.91 (31.08)
  4 Danielle Hanus   20 Hpcentervictoria  2:17.97    2:15.20   811  
    r:+0.72  28.99      1:03.00 (34.01)
        1:43.74 (40.74)     2:15.20 (31.46)
  5 Tess Cieplucha   20 Univ Tennessee    2:17.17    2:16.18   794  
    r:+0.75  29.66      1:04.76 (35.10)
        1:44.86 (40.10)     2:16.18 (31.32)
  6 Megan Kingsley   22 Athens Bulldog S  2:17.88    2:17.03T  779  
    r:+0.69  28.86      1:03.84 (34.98)
        1:44.73 (40.89)     2:17.03 (32.30)
  7 Meaghan Raab     22 Nashville Aquati  2:19.44    2:17.25T  775  
    r:+0.75  30.08      1:06.22 (36.14)
        1:44.86 (38.64)     2:17.25 (32.39)
  8 Ella Nelson      17 Nashville Aquati  2:19.73    2:17.96   763  
    r:+0.69  29.74      1:05.31 (35.57)
        1:45.21 (39.90)     2:17.96 (32.75)

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