Nick Albiero Holds Off Kalisz in 200 Fly in Mission Viejo; Crom Slingshots to Win Women’s Race

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Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

Nick Albiero followed up his first NCAA title in March with a 1:57.86 to win the 200 butterfly on Saturday morning at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo, holding off Chase Kalisz in the process, who was second at 1:58.16.

Albiero led from the front, splitting a 55.76 and 1:26.37 at the second and third turns, leading a young field of challengers that will make this race very interesting at Olympic Trials in June. Albiero’s Louisville teammate Zach Harting was third at 1:59.38, pushing a 31.54 on the final 50 to nearly catch the top two.

Albiero’s time is the fastest any American has been this year.

Californians Zheng Quah (1:59.47) and Michael Tenney (1:59.95) also broke 2:00 in the final.

17-year-old Katie Crom won the 200 butterfly on Saturday morning in her home pool in Mission Viejo at the TYR Pro Swim Series with a 2:10.38 as she came from way off the pace, splitting a 33.02 on the final 50 to run down Alto’s Lillie Nordmann (2:10.62) and Katie Drabot (2:10.94). Crom was nearly two full seconds behind Drabot at the 150 turn, and unleashed a Jon Sieben-like final 50 to run the field down, securing the win in Hali Flickinger’s absence, who scratched this race to focus on the 400 free later.

Flickinger is still the US favorite to win the gold medal in Tokyo this summer, as Crom put herself as the sixth fastest American this year.

Cal’s Rachel Klinker (2:11.25) and Texas’ Remedy Rule (2:11.75) placed fourth and fifth as it was anyone’s race on the final 50.

Mission Viejo had three swimmers in the final as coach Mark Schubert had Crom, Haley Anderson (2:13.47) and Justina Kozan (2:15.08) in the field.

 Event 11  Women 200 LC Meter Butterfly
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        World: W 2:01.81  10/21/2009Zige Liu, CHN
     American: A 2:04.14  7/30/2009 Mary Descenza, USA
    U.S. Open: O 2:05.87  7/25/2018 Hali Flickinger, Athens Bulldog-G
     Jr World: J 2:06.29  4/15/2017 Suzuka Hasegawa, JPN
     Pro Swim: P 2:06.11  3/5/2020  Hali Flickinger, Sun Devil Swimmi
                 2:12.56  W-II Oly Trials Wave II
                 2:14.59  W-I Oly Trials Wave I
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Katie Crom       17 Mission Viejo Na  2:11.45    2:10.38        
    r:+0.63  29.39      1:02.70 (33.31)
        1:37.36 (34.66)     2:10.38 (33.02)
  2 Lillie Nordmann  18 Alto Swim Club-P  2:10.54    2:10.62        
    r:+0.68  29.39      1:02.44 (33.05)
        1:36.47 (34.03)     2:10.62 (34.15)
  3 Katie Drabot     23 Alto Swim Club-P  2:09.24    2:10.94        
    r:+0.74  29.17      1:01.57 (32.40)
        1:35.46 (33.89)     2:10.94 (35.48)
  4 Rachel Klinker   20 Unattached-PC     2:11.94    2:11.25        
    r:+0.69  29.69      1:02.74 (33.05)
        1:36.62 (33.88)     2:11.25 (34.63)
  5 *Remedy Rule     24 Longhorn Aquatic  2:11.75    2:11.75        
    r:+0.62  29.09      1:02.08 (32.99)
        1:36.11 (34.03)     2:11.75 (35.64)
  6 Haley Anderson   29 Mission Viejo Na  2:11.75    2:13.47        
    r:+0.78  30.14      1:03.76 (33.62)
        1:38.49 (34.73)     2:13.47 (34.98)
  7 *Jade Foelske    19 Unattached-AZ     2:14.08    2:14.47        
    r:+0.68  29.99      1:04.53 (34.54)
        1:39.23 (34.70)     2:14.47 (35.24)
  8 Justina Kozan    17 Mission Viejo Na  2:13.68    2:15.08        
    r:+0.71  30.11      1:03.75 (33.64)
        1:39.42 (35.67)     2:15.08 (35.66)
 Event 12  Men 200 LC Meter Butterfly
=========================================================================
        World: W 1:50.73  7/24/2019 Kristof Milak, HUN
     American: A 1:51.51  7/29/2009 Michael Phelps, USA
    U.S. Open: O 1:52.20  7/2/2008  Michael Phelps, Club Wolverine
     Jr World: J 1:53.79  6/30/2017 Kristof Milak, HUN
     Pro Swim: P 1:53.84  6/14/2019 Gianluca Urlando, DART Swimming-SN
                 1:59.63  W-II Oly Trials Wave II
                 2:01.19  W-I Oly Trials Wave I
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Nicolas Albiero  21 Unattached-KY     1:59.05    1:57.86        
    r:+0.65  26.44        55.76 (29.32)
        1:26.37 (30.61)     1:57.86 (31.49)
  2 Chase Kalisz     27 Athens Bulldog S  1:58.10    1:58.16        
    r:+0.71  26.44        56.61 (30.17)
        1:27.09 (30.48)     1:58.16 (31.07)
  3 Zach Harting     23 Cardinal Aquatic  1:59.32    1:59.38        
    r:+0.61  27.00        57.13 (30.13)
        1:27.84 (30.71)     1:59.38 (31.54)
  4 *Zheng Quah      24 California Aquat  1:59.83    1:59.47        
    r:+0.57  26.07        55.92 (29.85)
        1:26.87 (30.95)     1:59.47 (32.60)
  5 Michael Tenney   22 Brea Aquatics-CA  1:58.58    1:59.95        
    r:+0.74  26.61        56.51 (29.90)
        1:27.77 (31.26)     1:59.95 (32.18)
  6 Gabriel Jett     18 Clovis Swim Club  1:57.82    2:01.00        
    r:+0.72  26.31        56.53 (30.22)
        1:27.86 (31.33)     2:01.00 (33.14)
  6 Keanan Dols      22 Gator Swim Club-  2:00.03    2:01.00        
    r:+0.60  26.56        57.25 (30.69)
        1:29.12 (31.87)     2:01.00 (31.88)
  8 Dylan Porges     20 TAC Titans-NC     2:01.07    2:04.22        
    r:+0.71  27.09        58.37 (31.28)
        1:30.94 (32.57)     2:04.22 (33.28)

1 comment

  1. avatar
    corie

    I think Charlotte Hook and Torri Huske were faster last night so I think Crom would be after them.

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