Regan Smith Claims Decisive Win in 50 Back at TYR Pro Swim Series Bloomington

regan smith, fina world junior championships
Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

At just seventeen years old, Regan Smith has gained international attention for her dominance in backstroke events. This evening was no exception, as Smith swam a 28.08 backstroke lap, beating several noteworthy names from Power Five conferences.

Kylee Alons gave Smith a run, as she touched in with a 28.21 to cinch second, narrowly beating her teammate Elise Haan (28.37). Isabelle Stadden remained a contender throughout, posting a 28.57 to claim the spot ahead of Fanny Teijonsalo (28.65). The packed heat didn’t end there, as Beata Nelson crashed the pads with a 28.72 to round out the 28’s. Maggie Wanezek and Lisa Bratton (29.22) engaged in a tight sprint race at the flags, with Wanezek seizing the 0.01 advantage, dropping a 29.21.

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Event 7  Women 50 LC Meter Backstroke
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        World: W 26.98  8/19/2018 Liu Xiang, CHN
     American: A 27.43  4/14/2018 Olivia Smoligna, USA
    U.S. Open: O 27.43  4/14/2018 Olivia Smoligna, USA
     Jr World:   27.49  2/2/2016  Minna Atherton, AUS
     Pro Swim: P 27.43  4/14/2018 Olivia Smoliga, Athens Bulldog S
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Regan Smith      17 Riptide             28.44      28.08   887  
         r:+0.69                       
  2 Kylee Alons      19 Una Wolf/NC Stat    28.10      28.21   874  
         r:+0.68                       
  3 Elise Haan       21 Una Wolf/NC Stat    28.41      28.37   860  
         r:+0.91                       
  4 Isabelle Stadde  16 Aquajets Swim Te    28.72      28.57   842  
         r:+0.61                       
  5 Fanny Teijonsal  23 Sun Devil Swim.     28.85      28.65   835  
         r:+0.48                       
  6 Beata Nelson     20 Wisconsin Aquati    29.15      28.72   829  
         r:+0.75                       
  7 Maggie Wanezek   13 Elmbrook Swim Cl    28.99      29.21   788  
         r:+0.65                       
  8 Lisa Bratton     23 Aggie Swim Club     29.15      29.22   787  
         r:+0.90

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