200 fly champ Katie McLaughlin is stoked for World Champs and Cal

Video interview produced by Coleman Hodges

WOMEN’S 200 FLY – FINALS RECAP – 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin

A pair of youngsters dueled in the front of the field early on as Mission Viejo 17-year-old Katie McLaughlin and Nation’s Capital 15-year-old Cassidy Bayer sat one and two at the 100-meter mark. A veteran field closed in, but the two teenagers kept several international medalists at bay and wound up tying for the event win at 2:09.12.

Third went to Pan Pacs gold medalist Cammile Adams at 2:09.25 and fourth was Hungarian vet Katinka Hosszu in 2:09.90.

Those four really separated from the field late after the whole group stayed bunched up for about the first 100 meters. A couple more young athletes led the second wave, as Longhorn Aquatics’ 16-year-old Victoria Edwards was 2:12.79 for fifth and Cal freshman Noemie Thomas was 2:12.99 for sixth.

Rounding out the A final were Edwards’ 15-year-old teammate Dakota Luther (2:13.32) and Jacomie Strydom of the UBC Thunderbirds (2:15.33).

Phoenixville 16-year-old Emma Seiberlich held onto the top seed in the B final, going 2:14.61 to take 9th overall.

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7 years ago

No chance. Heck, even no chance when she decided to compete for CAL. The most overrated swimming program ever. Just look at Missy Franklin.

Reply to  pol
7 years ago

Missy is still very young ! she knows what to do ….. she has still a long career in swimming if she wants to . No problem there at all . When i see Murphy , Prenot , Adrian , Coughlin , Ervin with very goood results , i know Cal is a great training program .

7 years ago

very composed girl ! very bright future ahead waits for her .

bobo gigi
7 years ago

I believe she’s happy and excited. 🙂

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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