Top Eight Times from Final Night of Mid-Season Invitationals: Asia Seidt, Anna Hopkin Post A Cut Swims

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

There has been a lot of fast swimming going on this weekend in the November Invitationals. Swimming World has compiled a list of the eight fastest times in the nation this weekend to give you a better chance to understand what all is going on right now.

There were six notable invitationals this weekend in Division I with Texas A&M, Indiana, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Missouri and Iowa all hosting meets with some of the best swimmers in the nation competing.

Of note, there was only one A cut achieved in an individual event on the men’s side with Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis in the 200 breast (1:52.38). Georgia Tech has had a very impressive home invitational with Pumputis and Christian Ferraro putting up the nation’s top times of the weekend in the 200 breast and 200 fly respectively. Rodrigo Correia also put up the sixth fastest 200 back of the weekend in his home pool.

The Stanford women also put together a solid last session with Ella Eastin and Katie Drabot posting A Cuts in the 200 fly at the Ohio State Invite. The Cardinal also got a solid anchor leg from Taylor Ruck in the 400 free relay as the Canadian freshman split a 46.21Megan ByrnesLeah StevensZoe Bartel and Erin Voss also put up top eight times nationally this weekend.

There were ten A cuts achieved in individual events on the women’s side with Hawaii’s Phoebe Hines in the 1650, Kentucky’s Asia Seidt in the 200 back, Louisville’s Mallory Comerford and Arkansas’s Anna Hopkin in the 100 free, Indiana’s Lilly King and Texas A&M’s Sydney Pickrem and Anna Belousova in the 200 breast, and Louisville’s Grace Oglesby and Stanford’s Ella Eastin and Katie Drabot in the 200 fly.

Women’s 1650 Free

A Cut: 15:53.50

  1. Phoebe Hines, Hawaii, 15:41.35A (TAMU)
  2. Megan Byrnes, Stanford, 15:55.57 (OSU)
  3. Kensey McMahon, Alabama, 15:59.46 (GT)
  4. Leah Braswell, Florida, 15:59.47 (GT)
  5. Cassy Jernberg, Indiana, 16:02.31 (IU)
  6. Leah Stevens, Stanford, 16:02.66 (OSU)
  7. Mackenzie Padington, Minnesota, 16:03.13 (Iowa)
  8. Emily Hetzer, Auburn, 16:05.48 (GT)

Men’s 1650 Free

A Cut: 14:39.56

  1. Zach Yeadon, Notre Dame, 14:39.60 (OSU)
  2. Michael Brinegar, Indiana, 14:40.38 (IU)
  3. Robert Finke, Florida, 14:55.39 (GT)
  4. Jacob Wielinski, Missouri, 14:55.84 (Mizzou)
  5. Eric Knowles, NC State, 15:00.07 (IU)
  6. Josh Dannhauser, Auburn, 15:00.59 (GT)
  7. Mikey Calvillo, Indiana, 15:01.15 (IU)
  8. Marcelo Acosta, Louisville, 15:04.25 (IU)

Women’s 200 Back

A Cut: 1:50.50

  1. Asia Seidt, Kentucky, 1:49.35A (OSU)
  2. Ali Galyer, Kentucky, 1:51.29 (OSU)
  3. Emma Muzzy, NC State, 1:51.58 (IU)
  4. Taylor Ruck, Stanford, 1:51.83 (OSU)
  5. Tevyn Waddell, Minnesota, 1:52.46 (Iowa)
  6. Chantal Nack, Minnesota, 1:52.76 (Iowa)
  7. Erin Voss, Stanford, 1:52.79 (OSU)
  8. Mabel Zavaros, Florida, 1:53.10 (GT)

Men’s 200 Back

A Cut: 1:39.38

  1. Shaine Casas, Texas A&M, 1:40.04 (TAMU)
  2. Coleman Stewart, NC State, 1:40.06 (IU)
  3. Nick Alexander, Missouri, 1:40.31 (Mizzou)
  4. Zachary Poti, Arizona State, 1:40.48 (IU)
  5. Mark Nikolaev, Grand Canyon, 1:40.81 (Iowa)
  6. Rodrigo Correia, Georgia Tech, 1:40.94 (GT)
  7. Samuel Tornqvist, Virginia Tech, 1:41.93 (GT)
  8. Clark Beach, Florida, 1:41.97 (GT)

Women’s 100 Free

A Cut: 47.35

  1. Mallory Comerford, Louisville, 47.04A (IU)
  2. Anna Hopkin, Arkansas, 47.05A (Mizzou)
  3. Ky-Lee Perry, NC State, 47.69 (IU)
  4. Ann Ochitwa, Missouri, 47.87 (Mizzou)
  5. Haylee Knight, LSU, 48.04 (TAMU)
  6. Claire Fisch, Auburn, 48.37 (GT)
  7. Bella Hindley, Yale, 48.51 (OSU)
  8. Claire Rasmus, Texas A&M, 48.53 (TAMU)

Men’s 100 Free

A Cut: 41.88

  1. Robert Howard, Alabama, 41.94 (GT)
  2. Zachary Apple, Indiana, 42.25 (IU)
  3. Jacob Molacek, NC State, 42.45 (IU)
  4. Maxime Rooney, Florida, 42.50 (GT)
  5. Coleman Stewart, NC State, 42.54 (IU)
  6. Mark Nikolaev, Grand Canyon, 42.54 (Iowa)
  7. Mohamed Samy, Indiana, 42.61 (IU)
  8. Justin Ress, NC State, 42.74 (IU)

Women’s 200 Breast

A Cut: 2:06.94

  1. Lilly King, Indiana, 2:03.60A (IU)
  2. Sydney Pickrem, Texas A&M, 2:06.13A (TAMU)
  3. Anna Belousova, Texas A&M, 2:06.26A (TAMU)
  4. Vanessa Pearl, Florida, 2:08.04 (GT)
  5. Noelle Peplowski, Indiana, 2:08.19 (IU)
  6. Laura Morley, Indiana, 2:08.25 (IU)
  7. Bailey Bonnett, Kentucky, 2:08.31 (OSU)
  8. Zoe Bartel, Stanford, 2:08.65 (OSU)

Men’s 200 Breast

A Cut: 1:52.94

  1. Caio Pumputis, Georgia Tech, 1:52.38A (GT)
  2. Ben Walker, Texas A&M, 1:54.54 (TAMU)
  3. Jordan O’Brien, Missouri, 1:54.55 (Mizzou)
  4. Artur Osvath, Missouri State, 1:54.93 (Iowa)
  5. Max McHugh, Minnesota, 1:54.96 (Iowa)
  6. Danny Comforti, Arizona State, 1:55.29 (IU)
  7. Jacek Arentewicz, East Carolina, 1:55.57 (GT)
  8. Jason Mathews, Ohio State, 1:55.96 (OSU)

Women’s 200 Fly

A Cut: 1:53.48

  1. Ella Eastin, Stanford, 1:52.07A (OSU)
  2. Grace Oglesby, Louisville, 1:52.64A (IU)
  3. Katie Drabot, Stanford, 1:53.38A (OSU)
  4. Taylor Pike, Texas A&M, 1:54.05 (TAMU)
  5. Jing Quah, Texas A&M, 1:54.92 (TAMU)
  6. Nikki Smith, Notre Dame, 1:55.23 (OSU)
  7. Luciana Thomas, Notre Dame, 1:55.31 (OSU)
  8. Kathrin Demler, Ohio State, 1:55.53 (OSU)

Men’s 200 Fly

A Cut: 1:41.02

  1. Christian Ferraro, Georgia Tech, 1:41.56 (GT)
  2. Andreas Vazaios, NC State, 1:41.83 (IU)
  3. Angel Martinez, Texas A&M, 1:42.07 (TAMU)
  4. Daniil Antipov, Grand Canyon, 1:42.35 (Iowa)
  5. Aaron Schultz, Notre Dame, 1:42.90 (OSU)
  6. David Dixon, West Virginia, 1:42.95 (OSU)
  7. Micah Slaton, Missouri, 1:43.30 (Mizzou)
  8. Vini Lanza, Indiana, 1:43.55 (IU)

Women’s 400 Free Relay

A Cut: 3:14.97

  1. Stanford, 3:12.08A (OSU)
  2. Louisville, 3:13.72A (IU)
  3. Auburn, 3:13.75A (GT)
  4. NC State, 3:15.02 (IU)
  5. Arkansas, 3:15.05 (Mizzou)
  6. Missouri, 3:15.11 (Mizzou)
  7. Kentucky, 3:15.16 (OSU)
  8. Minnesota, 3:16.10 (Iowa)

Men’s 400 Free Relay

A Cut: 2:51.39

  1. Indiana, 2:49.56A (IU)
  2. NC State, 2:49.79A (IU)
  3. Missouri, 2:50.05 (Mizzou)
  4. Alabama, 2:50.41A (GT)
  5. Florida State, 2:50.43A (GT)
  6. Florida, 2:50.70A (GT)
  7. Louisville, 2:52.12 (IU)
  8. Kentucky, 2:52.23 (OSU)