Michael Phelps Makes 100 Fly A Final, Misses 200 Free at 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Minneapolis

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Just days after the release of his tell-all story with Sports Illustrated, superstar Michael Phelps had a tough time with his first swim of the 200 free, before bouncing back in the 100 fly at the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Minneapolis.

Phelps, swimming in the second-to-last A flight heat, wound up 10th overall with a 1:51.34. ¬†That’s well back of his former training partner Conor Dwyer’s top-seeded 1:48.95, and kept Phelps out of a loaded A final.

Louisville’s Joao De Lucca picked up the second seed with a time of 1:49.68, while SwimMAC’s Ryan Lochte made the finale with a third-seeded 1:49.69.

Louisville’s Trevor Carroll (1:49.70), Wisconsin’s Michael Weiss (1:49.78), Louisville’s Matthias Lindenbauer (1:49.97), Club Wolverine’s Bobby Hurley (1:50.02) and SESI’s Giovanny Lima (1:50.81) cranked out the rest of the A final finishes so far in the A flight.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Dwyer, Conor     26 Trojan Swim Club  1:46.45    1:48.95 qOT    
             25.47        52.92 (27.45)
        1:21.15 (28.23)     1:48.95 (27.80)
  2 De Lucca, Joao   25 Cardinal Aquatic  1:46.42    1:49.68 qOT    
             25.55        53.24 (27.69)
        1:21.78 (28.54)     1:49.68 (27.90)
  3 Lochte, Ryan     31 SwimMAC Carolina  1:45.36    1:49.69 qOT    
             25.88        53.81 (27.93)
        1:22.67 (28.86)     1:49.69 (27.02)
  4 Carroll, Trevor  20 Univ Louisville-  1:48.78    1:49.70 qOT    
             25.66        53.32 (27.66)
        1:21.45 (28.13)     1:49.70 (28.25)
  5 Weiss, Michael   24 Wisconsin Aquati  1:47.63    1:49.78 qOT    
             26.22        54.23 (28.01)
        1:22.43 (28.20)     1:49.78 (27.35)
  6 Lindenbauer, Ma  22 Univ Louisville-  1:50.06    1:49.97 qOT    
             25.41        53.17 (27.76)
        1:21.07 (27.90)     1:49.97 (28.90)
  7 Hurley, Bobby    27 Club Wolverine-M  1:48.89    1:50.02 qOT    
             26.07        54.03 (27.96)
        1:22.23 (28.20)     1:50.02 (27.79)
  8 Lima, Giovanny   18 Sesi-Sp-US        1:49.18    1:50.81 qOT    
             26.24        54.41 (28.17)
        1:23.26 (28.85)     1:50.81 (27.55)
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  9 Carter, Dylan    19 Una Troj-CA       1:50.09    1:50.84 qOT    
             26.37        53.84 (27.47)
        1:22.36 (28.52)     1:50.84 (28.48)
 10 Phelps, Michael  30 North Baltimore-  1:48.20    1:51.34 qOT    
             26.16        53.99 (27.83)
        1:22.82 (28.83)     1:51.34 (28.52)

Just minutes after missing the A final in the 200 free, Michael Phelps bounced back with a fourth-seeded tie in the 100-meter fly.

Phelps clocked a time of 53.70 to tie Indie’s Michael Andrew in prelims for fourth. Andrew will be looking for his 15-16 national age group record of 52.57 from a year ago during finals.

Canyon’s Santo Condorelli topped qualifying in 53.25 with SwimMAC’s Ryan Lochte snaring second in 53.27. ¬†Giles Smith, fresh off the FINA World Cup series, qualified third in 53.28.

Tucson Ford’s Masa Kishida (53.74), SwimMAC’s Matt Josa (53.74) and Club Seminole’s Pavel Sankovich (53.85) also earned spots in the finale.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Condorelli, San  20 Canyons Aquatic-    52.42      53.25 qOT    
             24.63        53.25 (28.62)
  2 Lochte, Ryan     31 SwimMAC Carolina    51.55      53.27 qOT    
             25.48        53.27 (27.79)
  3 Smith, Giles     23 Phoenix Swim Clu    51.92      53.28 qOT    
             25.27        53.28 (28.01)
  4 Andrew, Michael  16 Indie Swimming-M    52.57      53.70 qOT    
             24.79        53.70 (28.91)
  4 Phelps, Michael  30 North Baltimore-    50.45      53.70 qOT    
             25.64        53.70 (28.06)
  6 Kishida, Masa    29 Tucson Ford Deal    52.97      53.74 qOT    
             25.17        53.74 (28.57)
  6 Josa, Matthew    20 SwimMAC Carolina    51.68      53.74 qOT    
             25.23        53.74 (28.51)
  8 Sankovich, Pave  25 Club Seminole-FL    51.57      53.85 qOT    
             25.56        53.85 (28.29)

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 200 free
  • Men’s 200 free
  • Women’s 100 breast
  • Men’s 100 breast
  • Women’s 100 fly
  • Men’s 100 fly
  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Men’s 400 IM

 

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