Atkinson Interview, 2014 Arena Grand Prix Orlando, 100 breaststroke Winner

  1 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | February 14th, 2014 | 2014 Orlando Grand Prix, Featured, International, News, US Grand Prix, Video

pinit fg en rect gray 28 Atkinson Interview, 2014 Arena Grand Prix Orlando, 100 breaststroke Winner

VIDEO EDIT – COLEMAN HODGES

VIDEO CAPTURE – GMM

WOMEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE – REPORTED BY JARED ANDERSON

A tightly-bunched top 4 coming out of the preliminaries turned into a tight group of three trailing Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson. The Olympian cruised out to an early lead, going 1:07.15 to take the event, looking smooth and powerful the whole way. Blue Fish pro and former Texas star Laura Sogar was second (1:09.00) followed by a pair of SwimMAC-ers, Katie Meili (1:10.00) andMicah Lawrence (1:10.04).

A pair of athletes from T2 followed them up – they were Justine Mueller and Ashley Wolter. The youngest A-finalist, 17-year-old Hungarian Fanni Ferenczi, took 7th.

The B final went to German Theresa Michalak, who has been training with the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Michalak is a high-profile signee with the Gators, and though her current eligibility is still uncertain, her 1:11.84 (only a second or so off her best) had to be a good sign for Florida coach Gregg Troy, whether she starts competing with the Gators this post-season or further down the road.

Comments

  1. DanishSwimFan says:
    0
    0

    1.07.15 is a very good time for this early in the season. It looks as though she is ready to have a great year after a rather disappointing 2013 in long course, although she was good in SCM.

    She certainly looks very happy with her time :-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

In this Story

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart