Regan Smith Establishes Dominance in 200 Back at TYR Pro Swim Series in Bloomington

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

After getting her feet wet in the women’s 50 fly, Regan Smith was ready to dominate in her marquee event–and she did just that at the 2019 TYR Pro Series in Bloomington.

Dropping a 2:06.47, slightly off her best, Smith manhandled the rest of the field, surging ahead to a climactic victory. Isabelle Stadden was next in line, posting a 2:09.10 to edge out Asia Seidt’s 2:09.99. Taylor Ruck, a favorite in this event, swam a clean race to throw up a 2:10.29, distancing herself from fifth-place Lisa Bratton (2:12.76). MacKenzie Glover chased Bratton to drop a 2:12.90, as Allie Szekely and Sophie Sorenson battled it out in the outer lanes, posting times of 2:13.77 and 2:14.92, respectively.

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Event 19  Women 200 LC Meter Backstroke
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        World: W 2:04.06  8/3/2012  Missy Franklin, USA
     American: A 2:04.06  8/3/2012  Missy Franklin, USA Olympic Team
    U.S. Open: O 2:05.68  6/25/2013 Missy Franklin, Colorado STARS-C
     Jr World:   2:06.43  7/28/2018 Regan Smith, USA
     Pro Swim: P 2:06.36  2018      Taylor Ruck
    Trial Cut: T 2:14.69
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Regan Smith      17 Riptide           2:09.69    2:06.47T  943  
    r:+0.72  30.18      1:02.09 (31.91)
        1:34.30 (32.21)     2:06.47 (32.17)
  2 Isabelle Stadde  16 Aquajets Swim Te  2:11.77    2:09.10T  887  
    r:+0.69  31.05      1:04.02 (32.97)
        1:38.00 (33.98)     2:09.10 (31.10)
  3 Asia Seidt       21 Kentucky Aquatic  2:11.27    2:09.99T  869  
    r:+0.73  30.83      1:03.97 (33.14)
        1:37.06 (33.09)     2:09.99 (32.93)
  4 Taylor Ruck      18 Unattached        2:10.92    2:10.39   861  
    r:+0.66  30.72      1:03.36 (32.64)
        1:37.02 (33.66)     2:10.39 (33.37)
  5 Lisa Bratton     23 Aggie Swim Club   2:12.01    2:12.76T  816  
    r:+0.64  31.11      1:04.83 (33.72)
        1:38.24 (33.41)     2:12.76 (34.52)
  6 Mackenzie Glove  21 Wolfpack Elite/N  2:13.15    2:12.90   813  
    r:+0.75  31.16      1:04.88 (33.72)
        1:38.48 (33.60)     2:12.90 (34.42)
  7 Allie Szekely    21 Unattached        2:13.19    2:13.77T  797  
    r:+0.99  31.82      1:05.31 (33.49)
        1:40.04 (34.73)     2:13.77 (33.73)
  8 Sophie Sorenson  18 Kentucky Aquatic  2:12.95    2:14.92   777  
    r:+0.64  31.44      1:04.71 (33.27)
        1:39.73 (35.02)     2:14.92 (35.19)