Top Eight Times From Final Night of November Invitationals: Zach Yeadon, Katie Drabot Impress After Disappointing Last Seasons

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Zach Yeadon achieved an A Cut on Saturday in the 1650. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

With all of the craziness of NCAA invitational season, we at Swimming World know it is difficult to keep up with seven meets at once. So we have done the hard work for you in compiling the top times from each night of the November Invitationals. We have you covered from the Missouri (which started on Wednesday night), TennesseeTexas A&MNC State, Purdue, Ohio State, West Virginia and Georgia Tech (which start on Friday) Invites and have posted the eight fastest times from each meet below.

The biggest swim of the day perhaps came from Zach Yeadon of Notre Dame in the 1650 as he was a 14:32.48 to get under the A Cut at the Ohio State invite. That was a new best for Yeadon as he was a 14:34 as a freshman in 2018 and a 14:39 last season. Yeadon had a disappointing sophomore season where he was 13th at NCAAs in this event after being an All-American as a freshman the year before. Now as a junior, Yeadon has shown he is in much better shape than a year ago and was nearly 14 seconds faster than second place Mikey Calvillo, who actually came from the same club as Yeadon, of Indiana.

Another swimmer who had a disappointing season last year was Katie Drabot as she had a monstrous sophomore year in 2018, reaching three A-Finals at NCAAs and scoring second in the 200 fly and 500 free. Drabot only could reach fifth in the 200 fly at NCAAs last season before ultimately get a bronze in the 200 fly at the World Championships. However, she was able to get back on track in short course with a 1:53.14 in the 200 fly at the Art Adamson Invite hosted by Texas A&M, punching her A cut ticket to NCAAs.

Other A Cuts were achieved by Virginia’s Kate Douglass in the 200 breast, Tennessee’s Erika Brown and Arkansas’ Anna Hopkin in the 100 free, Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson and Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas in the 200 back, and Andres Puente Bustamante in the 200 breast.

The top eight times from the November Invitationals are listed below.

Update: The times from the last night of the Georgia Tech Invite have been added below.

Women’s 1650 Free

A Cut: 15:52.41

  1. Leah Braswell, Florida, 15:47.85 (Georgia Tech)
  2. Phoebe Hines, Hawaii, 15:56.61 (Texas A&M)
  3. Paige Madden, Virginia, 15:58.25 (Tennessee)
  4. Emma Nordin, Arizona State, 15:58.90 (NC State)
  5. Olivia Anderson, Georgia, 16:00.84 (Tennessee)
  6. Kate Moore, NC State, 16:01.64 (NC State)
  7. Molly Kowal, Ohio State, 16:03.23 (Ohio State)
  8. Kensey McMahon, Alabama, 16:03.38 (Georgia Tech)

Men’s 1650 Free

A Cut: 14:37.31

  1. Zach Yeadon, Notre Dame, 14:32.48A (Ohio State)
  2. Mikey Calvillo, Indiana, 14:46.25 (Tennessee)
  3. Victor Johansson, Southern Cal, 14:47.27 (Texas A&M)
  4. Bobby Finke, Florida, 14:47.51 (Georgia Tech)
  5. Will Gallant, Indiana, 14:49.00 (Tennessee)
  6. Greg Reed, Georgia, 14:51.77 (Tennessee)
  7. Hayden Curley, Louisville, 14:52.19 (Purdue)
  8. Grant Shoults, Stanford, 14:52.91 (Texas A&M)

Women’s 200 Back

A Cut: 1:50.50

  1. Beata Nelson, Wisconsin, 1:49.51A (NC State)
  2. Rhyan White, Alabama, 1:50.00A (Georgia Tech)
  3. Asia Seidt, Kentucky, 1:50.85 (Ohio State)
  4. Ali Galyer, Kentucky, 1:50.99 (Ohio State)
  5. Paige Madden, Virginia, 1:51.28 (Tennessee)
  6. Emma Muzzy, NC State, 1:51.80 (NC State)
  7. Caitlin Brooks, Kentucky, 1:52.15 (Ohio State)
  8. Meghan Small, Tennessee, 1:52.20 (Tennessee)

Men’s 200 Back

A Cut: 1:39.16

  1. Shaine Casas, Texas A&M, 1:38.21A (Texas A&M)
  2. Coleman Stewart, NC State, 1:39.98 (NC State)
  3. Mohamed Samy, Indiana, 1:41.03 (Tennessee)
  4. Zachary Poti, Arizona State, 1:41.34 (NC State)
  5. Matthew Garcia, Tennessee, 1:41.42 (Tennessee)
  6. Jack Dahlgren, Missouri, 1:41.66 (Mizzou)
  7. Nick Alexander, Missouri, 1:41.76 (Mizzou)
  8. Jacob Steele, Indiana, 1:41.82 (Tennessee)

Women’s 100 Free

A Cut: 47.18

  1. Erika Brown, Tennessee, 46.15A (Tennessee)
  2. Anna Hopkin, Arkansas, 46.56A (Mizzou)
  3. Julie Meynen, Auburn, 47.73 (NC State)
  4. Morgan Hill, Virginia, 47.74 (Tennessee)
  5. Veronica Burchill, Georgia, 47.75 (Tennessee)
  6. Laticia Transom, Southern Cal, 47.83 (Texas A&M)
  7. Cora Dupre, Indiana, 47.84 (Tennessee)
  8. Kate Douglass, Virginia, 47.85 (Tennessee)

Men’s 100 Free

A Cut: 41.71

  1. Adam Koster, Texas A&M, 42.26 (Texas A&M)
  2. Bruno Blaskovic, Indiana, 42.44 (Tennessee)
  3. Nyls Korstanje, NC State, 42.45 (NC State)
  4. Carter Swift, Arizona State, 42.69 (NC State)
  5. Liam O’Haimhirgin, Utah, 42.72 (Georgia Tech)
  6. Mohamed Samy, Indiana, 42.74 (Tennessee)
  7. Alec Connolly, Tennessee, 42.76 (Tennessee)
  8. Zane Waddell, Alabama, 42.79 (Georgia Tech)

Women’s 200 Breast

A Cut: 2:06.84

  1. Kate Douglass, Virginia, 2:06.19A (Tennessee)
  2. Zoie Hartman, Georgia, 2:07.43 (Tennessee)
  3. Zoe Bartel, Stanford, 2:08.18 (Texas A&M)
  4. Alexis Yager, Tennessee, 2:08.22 (Tennessee)
  5. Anna Belousova, Texas A&M, 2:08.23 (Texas A&M)
  6. Noelle Peplowski, Indiana, 2:08.25 (Tennessee)
  7. Gillian Davey, Kentucky, 2:08.29 (Ohio State)
  8. Sophie Hansson, NC State, 2:08.31 (NC State)

Men’s 200 Breast

A Cut: 1:52.61

  1. Andres Puente Bustamante, Texas A&M, 1:52.48A (Texas A&M)
  2. Hank Poppe, Stanford, 1:52.97 (Texas A&M)
  3. Benjamin Walker, Texas A&M, 1:53.33 (Texas A&M)
  4. Caio Pumputis, Georgia Tech, 1:53.88 (Georgia Tech)
  5. Jason Mathews, Ohio State, 1:55.10 (Ohio State)
  6. Will Goodwin, Missouri, 1:55.29 (Mizzou)
  7. Trent Pellini, Purdue, 1:55.30 (Purdue)
  8. MJ Mao, Wisconsin, 1:55.55 (NC State)

Women’s 200 Fly

A Cut: 1:53.20

  1. Katie Drabot, Stanford, 1:53.14A (Texas A&M)
  2. Dakota Luther, Georgia, 1:53.22 (Tennessee)
  3. Courtney Harnish, Georgia, 1:54.39 (Tennessee)
  4. Grace Oglesby, Louisville, 1:54.47 (Purdue)
  5. Taylor Pike, Texas A&M, 1:54.81 (Texas A&M)
  6. Kathrin Demler, Ohio State, 1:55.01 (Ohio State)
  7. Abby Richter, Virginia, 1:55.32 (Tennessee)
  8. Tess Cieplucha, Tennessee, 1:55.66 (Tennessee)

Men’s 200 Fly

A Cut: 1:40.76

  1. Brendan Burns, Indiana, 1:41.45 (Tennessee)
  2. David Dixon, West Virginia, 1:41.59 (West Virginia)
  3. Alexei Sancov, Southern Cal, 1:42.20 (Texas A&M)
  4. Micah Slaton, Missouri, 1:42.30 (Mizzou)
  5. Christian Ferraro, Georgia Tech, 1:42.42 (Georgia Tech)
  6. Camden Murphy, Georgia, 1:42.49 (Tennessee)
  7. Nicolas Albiero, Louisville, 1:42.55 (Purdue)
  8. Ted Schubert, Virginia, 1:43.01 (Tennessee)

Women’s 400 Free Relay

A Cut: 3:14.61

1 Tennessee                                3:11.27A
     1) Grinter, Bailey               2) Moseley, Stanzi
     3) Pintar, Tjasa                 4) Brown, Erika
             23.53            49.00 (49.00)
        1:12.04 (23.04)     1:36.89 (47.89)
        2:00.27 (23.38)     2:25.35 (48.46)
        2:47.15 (21.80)     3:11.27 (45.92)
2 Virginia                                 3:12.30A
     1) Douglass, Kate                2) Madden, Paige
     3) Cuomo, Lexi                   4) Hill, Morgan
             22.92            47.85 (47.85)
         1:11.14 (23.29)    1:36.38 (48.53)
         1:59.23 (22.85)    2:25.12 (48.74)
         2:47.58 (22.46)    3:12.30 (47.18)
3 Auburn                                   3:12.52A
     1) Meynen, Julie                 2) Fisch, Claire
     3) Merritt, Jessica              4) Webb, Abbey
             23.32            47.75 (47.75)
         1:09.88 (22.13)    1:34.85 (47.10)
         1:57.98 (23.13)    2:23.91 (49.06)
         2:47.25 (23.34)    3:12.52 (48.61)
4 North Carolina                           3:13.15A
     1) Cole, Emma                    2) Hauder, Caroline
     3) Lindner, Sophie               4) Countie, Grace
             23.38            48.22 (48.22)
         1:11.00 (22.78)    1:36.45 (48.23)
         1:59.71 (23.26)    2:24.88 (48.43)
         2:47.62 (22.74)    3:13.15 (48.27)
5 NC State                                 3:13.31A
     1) Perry, Ky-Lee                 2) Alons, Kylee
     3) Berkoff, Katharine            4) Poole, Julia
             22.84            48.03 (48.03)
         1:10.47 (22.44)    1:35.75 (47.72)
         1:58.96 (23.21)    2:24.78 (49.03)
         2:48.15 (23.37)    3:13.31 (48.53)
6 Southern Cal                             3:14.00A  
     1) Laticia Transom SO            2) r:+0.30 Jemma Schlicht JR    
     3) r:+0.30 Catherine Sanchez SR  4) r:+0.28 Tatum Wade SR        
    r:+0.76  23.44            48.07 (48.07)
        1:11.19 (23.12)     1:36.34 (48.27)
        1:59.74 (23.40)     2:25.82 (49.48)
        2:48.95 (23.13)     3:14.00 (48.18)
7 Alabama                                 3:14.26
     1) Scott, Morgan                 2) Wolf, Julia
     3) Molnar, Flora                 4) Surrency, Allie
             23.68            49.49 (49.49)
       1:12.69 (23.20)      1:38.19 (48.70)
       2:00.73 (22.54)      2:25.51 (47.32)
       2:48.49 (22.98)      3:14.26 (48.75)
8 Missouri                                3:14.88  
     1) Thompson, Sarah M 21          2) Hynes, Haley M 21            
     3) Keil, Megan K 19              4) Feddersen, Amy J 19 
             22.89            48.15 (48.15)
       1:11.26 (23.11)      1:36.81 (48.66)
       2:00.17 (23.36)      2:26.27 (49.46)
       2:49.22 (22.95)      3:14.88 (48.61)

Men’s 400 Free Relay

A Cut: 2:51.11

1 Arizona State                           2:49.94A
     1) Swift, Carter                 2) Carlson, Evan
     3) Bybee, Cody                   4) Dolan, Jack
              20.44           42.69 (42.69)
         1:02.47 (19.78)    1:24.80 (42.11)
         1:44.60 (19.80)    2:06.99 (42.19)
         2:27.23 (20.24)    2:49.94 (42.95)
2 TEXAS A&M                               2:49.99A 
     1) Shaine Casas SO               2) r:+0.36 Adam Koster SR       
     3) r:+0.35 Kaloyan Bratanov SO   4) r:+0.20 Mark Theall JR       
    r:+0.65  20.56            42.94 (42.94)
        1:02.74 (19.80)     1:24.95 (42.01)
        1:45.13 (20.18)     2:07.42 (42.47)
        2:27.58 (20.16)     2:49.99 (42.57)
3 Indiana                                 2:50.11A
     1) Samy, Mohammed                2) Blaskovic, Bruno
     3) Burns, Brendan                4) Franzman, Jack
                20.54         42.74 (42.74)
         1:02.60 (19.86)    1:24.67 (41.93)
         1:44.99 (20.32)    2:07.28 (42.61)
         2:27.84 (20.56)    2:50.11 (42.83)
4 NC State                                2:50.50A
     1) Korstanje, Nyls               2) Stewart, Coleman
     3) Tapp, Hunter                  4) Hensley, Noahh
                  20.28        42.45 (42.45)
         1:02.51 (20.06)     1:25.05 (42.60)
         1:45.18 (20.13)     2:07.66 (42.61)
         2:28.07 (20.41)     2:50.50 (42.84)
5 Missouri                                2:50.79A
     1) Kovac, Danny D 19             2) Lima, Giovanny N 22          
     3) Leach, Kyle P 20              4) Dahlgren, Jack A 19
                 20.34        42.90 (42.90)
        1:03.21 (20.31)     1:25.80 (42.90)
        1:45.76 (19.96)     2:08.80 (43.00)
        2:28.49 (19.69)     2:50.79 (41.99)
6 Virginia                                2:50.83
     1) Baker, Ryan                   2) Clark, Joe
     3) Wozencraft, Cooper            4) Schilling, Sam
                 21.35        43.50 (43.50)
        1:03.53 (20.03)     1:25.91 (42.41)
        1:46.07 (20.16)     2:08.31 (42.40)
        2:28.15 (19.84)     2:50.83 (42.52) 
7 Ohio St                                 2:51.56  
     1) Delakis, Paul J JR            2) Craig, Cameron A JR          
     3) Andreis, Semuede' SO          4) Loy, Andrew D SR             
                 21.30        43.88 (43.88)
        1:03.75 (19.87)     1:26.01 (42.13)
        1:46.10 (20.09)     2:09.04 (43.03)
        2:29.07 (20.03)     2:51.56 (42.52)
8 Florida St                              2:52.16  
     1) Varjasi, Peter FR             2) r:0.23 Ksiazek, Kuba SO      
     3) r:0.26 McCusker, Max SO       4) r:0.25 Stefanik, Vladimir SR 
    r:+0.68  20.77        43.44 (43.44)
        1:04.02 (20.58)     1:26.63 (43.19)
        1:46.84 (20.21)     2:09.40 (42.77)
        2:29.76 (20.36)     2:52.16 (42.76)

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