Michael Phelps Tops 200 Fly Field in Day 3 Prelims of the 2015 AT&T Winter National Championships

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The third and final day of the 2015 AT&T Winter National Championships saw a myriad of fast swims.

Michael Phelps topped the competition in the men’s 200 fly with a sizzling 1:58.07. Phelps’ fastest time in the event for 2015 is a 1:52.94 from the USA Summer Nationals in San Antonio. Teammate Chase Kalisz posted the second fastest time of the morning with a 1:58.69, while Sebastien Rousseau rounded out the top three with a 1:58.94.

Hilary Caldwell posted the top time of the morning in the women’s 200 back with a 2:11.00. Elizabeth Beisel turned in a time of 2:11.39 to return tonight as the second-place seed, and Maya Dirado clocked a 2:11.57 to finish third in prelims.

The men’s 200 back will be an action packed event tonight with Patrick Mulcare returning as the top seed with a 1:58.25. Arkady Vyatchanin finished second overall in prelims with a time of 1:59.20, while Matt Grevers was third with a 2:00.05.

Lia Neal dashed to first in the women’s 100 free with a 54.27. Abbey Weitzeil finished second in prelims with a time of 54.71, while Simone Manuel will return as the third place seed with a 54.92.

Santo Condorelli turned on the heat during the men’s 100 free posting the top time at a 48.80. Josh Schneider returns as the second-place seed with a 49.10, and Yuri Kisil was third overall in prelims with a 49.21.

Kierra Smith cranked out a swift 2:25.55 in the women’s 200 breaststroke to earn the top seed for tonight’s finals. Miranda Tucker finished with a time of 2:26.82 to return as the second-place seed, while Lilly King took third in prelims with a 2:27.01.

Carlos Claverie finished first in prelims of the men’s 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:12.45. Sam Tierney clocked a 2:13.13 to earn the second-place seed, while Brendan McHugh returns as a close third-place seed with a 2:13.41.

Taylor Pike and Andreina Pinto turned in similar times from heats seven and six respectively. Pike will return as the top seed with a 2:10.70, while Pinto stopped the clock at 2:10.86. Hannah Saiz rounded out the top three with a 2:11.19.

4 comments

  1. Chris Brown

    Canadian Swimmers making waves in pool as well !!!

  2. Sheryl Lavender

    That guy is awesome. He’s like the Eveready battery that never stops going.

  3. Sarah Ben

    king of sz