2013-2014 Arena Grand Prix Updated Standings: Conor Dwyer and Megan Romano Remain At The Top

  10 Christine Wixted | April 28th, 2014 | Featured, National, News, US Grand Prix

With only two stops left for this year’s Arena Grand Prix tour, the race for the top spot is heating up.  Megan Romano and Conor Dwyer raked in enough points this past weekend to maintain their leads, but distance freestyle specialists Michael McBroom and Katie Ledecky had themselves a meet full of first place finishes and were the top point scorers out of Mesa.  Arkady Vyatchanin surged into the top three after his impressive wins in the 100 and 200 backstroke and now finds himself ahead of Yannick Agnel who was absent all weekend.  Tyler Clary was able to get on the leaderboard after winning the 200 fly and 400 IM, grabbing second in the 200 back, and placing third in the 400 free.  The rankings for the men and women’s top five are as follows:

Men

1. Conor Dwyer-34
2. Michael McBroom-33
3. Arkady Vyatchanin-32
4. Yannick Agnel-27
5. Tyler Clary/Cesar Cielo-21

Women

1. Megan Romano-30.5
2. Caitlin Leverenz-29
3. Katie Ledecky-28
4. Katinka Hosszu-27
5. Three tied at 16

The next stop for the Arena Grand Prix is Charlotte, North Carolina where the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center is usually packed with Olympians and a great crowd.  The meet will take place May 15-18.

Comments

  1. weirdo says:
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    If a foreigner wins or a high school swimmer wins, does the car go to the top eligible athlete?

    to me, just should list americans since they are the only ones eligible.

    • Braden Keith Braden Keith says:
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      weirdo – to win, an athlete must be a U.S. Citizen, a USA Swimming member, and no longer be NCAA eligible.

      The car will bump down to the next-highest eligible winner, however the scoring is for the “Grand Prix championship,” and the winner of the Grand Prix series is the highest-scoring finisher, regardless of whether they can take the car or not.

      This would be like saying “should list Lotte Friis as the winner of the women’s 800 free in Mesa” even though she finished 2nd, because she was the highest-placing swimmer eligible to take prize money.

      The car is a prize given for winning the series. The competition is not to win the car, the competition is to win the series.

    • bobo gigi says:
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      You’re right.
      You must be a US citizen to win the car.
      And you must have a driver’s license! :)
      http://www.usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/Documents/af778c22-cc24-40f6-b144-7b947880aaf8/FINAL%202013-14%20Arena%20Grand%20Prize%20Series%20Rules.pdf

      Miss Ledecky will easily win on the women’s side if she wins in Charlotte and in Santa Clara.
      Dwyer vs Mc Broom on the men’s side.

      • bobo gigi says:
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        Sorry. I forgot the NCAA rules.
        So Katie Ledecky can’t win that car and earn money at the Grand Prix meets.
        She talks about her college future here.
        http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=0&itemid=6028&mid=8712

        • Rafael says:
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          From Bra, Pereira confirmed he will be on Charlotte..

          100 fly and both IMs probably

        • aswimfan says:
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          I wonder which college Ledecky is going to attend.
          If she decides on Stanford, Game’s over everyone!

          • bobo gigi says:
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            She probably goes to college after the olympic games.
            If we read well what she said in the article.
            It would be a wise decision.
            And yes, if she goes to Stanford and swim with Simone Manuel, Janet Hu and the others, you can already give the title to that team at least in 2017 and 2018.

          • weirdo says:
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            Isn’t that what people said this year when Missy went to Cal. Just give the title to Cal. What place was Cal this year with Missy?

          • SwimCoach says:
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            My best guess would be Stanford as well. But I would guess Stanford, Cal, USC, Georgia are the top ones Ledecky would be looking at in terms of freestyle/distance.

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