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.