The 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix is about to begin, and award the first prize money of the 2013-2014 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series.
Day 2 prelims recap.
Minneapolis Grand Prix Live Results.
Minneapolis Grand Prix Live Stream, beginning at 6PM U.S. Central Time.
The second day of events will see finals in the 200 fly, the 50 free, the 100 back, the 500 free, and 200 breast.
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Women’s 200 Butterfly – FINAL
Caitlin Leverenz in her first season as a professional won the 200 butterfly in 1:55.67. Claire Donahue of Western Kentucky was second with a time of 1:55.98. Georgia commit Megan Kingsley was third at 1:56.00.
Men’s 200 Butterfly – FINAL
Tom Luchsinger, also in his first professional season with NBAC, won the men’s 200 butterfly with his time of 1:44.42. Kyler Van Swol finished second in his first post-grad year at his home pool, and Bobby Bollier was third at 1:45.17.
Luke Bushman won the B Final 1:46.94.
Women’s 50 Freestyle – FINAL
Megan Romano, in her first post-grad year after swimming at Georgia the last four years, won the 50 freestyle at 22.44. Minnesota’s Rebecca Weiland was second with a time of 22.50, which currently stands as the fourth fastest NCAA time in the country this season. Her teammate, Erin Caflisch, had a third place finish in 22.66, also good for the 8th fastest time in the NCAA this year.
Annie Ochitwa won the B Final in 22.98.
Men’s 50 Freestyle – FINAL
Cesar Cielo is bringing back great memories from his short course yards career. He won the men’s 50 freestyle in 18.83! Adam Brown added a second place finish with a 19.15. Bruno Fratus, who will be joining the Auburn post-grad group in the spring, was third with his 19.48. Minnesota’s Derek Toomey finished fourth at 19.68. He was 19.61, which leads the NCAA by almost .30.
Purdue’s Danny Tucker, won the B Final with a 20.01.
Women’s 100 Backstroke – FINAL
Megan Romano wins again! She held on to win with a time of 52.80. Minnesota senior Tess Behrens was second with a new NCAA leading time of 52.91. She is the first college swimmer to break 53 this year. Mickayla Hinkle, 17, finished third at 53.70.
Megan Kinsley won the B Final with a time of 54.42.
Men’s 100 Backstroke – FINAL
David Plummer, a former swimmer at Minnesota, won the men’s 100 backstroke in a time of 46.56. It was a very close race with Arkady Vyatchanin, who was second in 46.62. Minnesota freshman, Daryl Turner, was third with his time of 47.63. His time will stand as the third fastest time in the NCAA this season. 17 year old Ryan Harty finished in fourth place at 47.77.
Minnesota swimmer Carl Newenhouse won the B Final in 49.46.
Women’s 500 Freestyle – FINAL
Minnesota’s Kiera Janzen won the women’s 500 freestyle with the second fastest NCAA time this season. Her teammate, Samantha Harding, finished second at 4:43.01 with the fifth fastest NCAA time in the country. Ashley Steenvoorden was the third with her time of 4:44.57.
Minnesota’s Jessica Plant won the B Final with is time of 4:48.95.
Men’s 500 Freestyle – FINAL
NBAC teammates Conor Dwyer, Yanick Agnel, and Matt McLean put on an amazing show during the men’s 500 freestyle. Dwyer led his teammates to a 1-2-3 finish with the 9th fastest time ever swam, 4:10.60! Agnel was fighting incredibly hard to run down Dywer, but it was not enough in the end. He finished second at 4:10.69. McLean was third at 4:14.27. Lobensev and Klueh both finished under 4:16.
Michael Weiss won the B Final in 4:23.14.
Women’s 200 Breaststroke – FINAL
Minnesota’s Kierra Smith won the women’s 200 breaststroke in 2:06.43. Her time blows away the fastest NCAA time swum this year. She now holds the fastest time of the year by almost four seconds. She had a great race with NCAA Champion Haley Spencer, who finished second with a 2:06.99. Caitlin Leverenz finished third in 2:12.02.
Laura Day won the B Final in 2:17.78.
Men’s 200 Breaststroke – FINAL
BJ Johnson won the 200 breaststroke with a 1:53.79. Carlos Almeida, who trains with the University of Louisville, finished second with his time of 1:54.70. Brad Craig finished third at 1:55.19.
Purdue’s Lyam Dias finished fourth at 1:55.60, but that time is the fastest collegiate time we have seen this year by almost two seconds.