2016 Longhorn Elite Invite: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

On the final day of the 2016 Longhorn Elite Invite, we’ll see some of the nation’s top Olympic hopefuls compete in the 200 fly, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 IM. The women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free will have timed finals during tonight’s session.

2016 LONGHORN ELITE INVITE

WOMEN’S 200 FLY:

16-year-old Dakota Luther swam her way to the top qualifying spot for finals in the women’s 200 fly, clocking a 2:12.79 to put her well ahead of the field. Coming in 2nd was Victoria Edwards in 2:15.04 ahead of a slew of 2:16s. Remedy Rule (2:16.42) was just hundredths faster than Elizabeth Bailey (2:16.50) to take 3rd seed. Closely behind were Kaitlin Pawlowicz (2:16.80) and Kara Eisenmann (2:16.95) for 5th and 6th, respectively.

Top 8:

  1. Dakota Luther, 2:12.79
  2. Victoria Edwards, 2:15.04
  3. Remedy Rule, 2:16.42
  4. Elizabeth Bailey, 2:16.50
  5. Kaitlin Pawlowicz, 2:16.80
  6. Kara Eisenmann, 2:16.95
  7. Maggie D’Innocenzo, 2:18.43
  8. Mimi Schneider, 2:26.34

MEN’S 200 FLY:

Chase Kalisz, Jack Conger, and Joseph Schooling cruised to the top 3 spots in the men’s 200 fly this morning. Kalisz led the way with a 1:59.82, the only sub-2:00 of prelims. Longhorn teammates Conger (2:01.61) and Schooling (2:01.83) were just 2 tenths apart for 2nd and 3rd. Also racing in tonight’s final will be Pace Clark (2:02.19) and Sean Grieshop (2:02.55), who took 5th and 6th behind Max Holter (2:02.04).

Top 8:

  1. Chase Kalisz, 1:59.82
  2. Jack Conger, 2:01.61
  3. Joseph Schooling, 2:01.83
  4. Max Holter, 2:02.04
  5. Pace Clark, 2:02.19
  6. Sean Greishop, 2:02.55
  7. Rasmus Skjaerpe, 2:02.88
  8. Powell Brooks, 2:03.24

WOMEN’S 100 BREAST:

Olivia Anderson posted the only sub-1:10 of prelims, taking the top seed in 1:09.84. Laura Sogar, who trains with the pro group at Texas, was 2nd in 1:11.32. Allie Reiter came in at 3rd behind her in 1:12.48, a touch faster than Annie Zhu‘s 1:12.60 for 4th.

Top 8:

  1. Olivia Anderson, 1:09.84
  2. Laura Sogar, 1:11.32
  3. Allie Reiter, 1:12.48
  4. Annie Zhu, 1:12.60
  5. Jordan Surhoff, 1:13.07
  6. Danielle Della Torre, 1:13.17
  7. Morgan Friesen, 1:13.24
  8. Brooke Hansen, 1:14.09

MEN’S 100 BREAST:

Training partners Andrew Wilson and Will Licon took control of the men’s 100 breast this morning, with Wilson grabbing the top spot with his 1:01.55. Licon posted a 1:02.31 for 2nd, over a second ahead of 3rd place Trent Jackson (1:03.43).

Top 8:

  1. Andrew Wilson, 1:01.55
  2. Will Licon, 1:02.31
  3. Trent Jackson, 1:03.43
  4. Austin Temple, 1:04.10
  5. Christian Lorenz, 1:04.16
  6. Hayden Henry, 1:04.55
  7. Casey Melzer, 1:04.84
  8. Jackson Ford, 1:04.99

WOMEN’S 100 BACK:

Texas’ Tasija Karosas outswam Missy Franklin for top seed in the 100 back in prelims, posting a 1:01.50 to clip Franklin’s 1:01.65. Rounding out the top 3 spots was Arizona’s Bonnie Brandon, who touched the wall in 1:02.52.

Top 8:

  1. Tasija Karosas, 1:01.50
  2. Missy Franklin, 1:01.65
  3. Bonnie Brandon, 1:02.52
  4. Victoria Edwards, 1:04.04
  5. Lisa Boyce, 1:04.10
  6. Cameron McHugh, 1:04.18
  7. Regan Barney, 1:04.19
  8. Quinn Carrozza, 1:04.21

MEN’S 100 BACK:

Matt Grevers, the defending Olympic champion in this event, cruised to 1st place in the 100 back this morning with a 55.91. Close behind him was Georgia’s Taylor Dale in 55.98 for 2nd. Longhorn teammates John Shebat (56.13) and Will Glass (56.37) swam a pair of 56-lows to take 3rd and 4th.

Top 8:

  1. Matt Grevers 55.91
  2. Taylor Dale, 55.98
  3. John Shebat, 56.13
  4. Will Glass, 56.37
  5. Ian LeMaistre, 56.65
  6. Chatham Dobbs, 56.75
  7. Kyle Robrock, 56.88
  8. Glen Cowand, 56.93

WOMEN’S 200 IM:

Madisyn Cox led the way in the women’s 200 IM this morning, posting a 2:14.64 to take the top seed by over 4 seconds. Annie Zhu touched in 2:18.77 to earn 2nd seed, with Regan Barney a second back in 2:19.90 for 3rd place.

Top 8:

  1. Madisyn Cox, 2:14.64
  2. Annie Zhu, 2:18.77
  3. Regan Barney, 2:19.90
  4. Diana Dunn, 2:20.43
  5. Nora McCullagh, 2:20.63
  6. Danielle DellaTorre, 2:21.66
  7. Elizabeth Bailey, 2:23.70
  8. Jordan Surhoff, 2:24.89

MEN’S 200 IM:

Will Licon came back for his 2nd race of the day in the men’s 200 IM, swimming a top prelims time of 2:04.70 to put himself ahead of Austin Surhoff (2:05.24) and Mohamed Hussein (2:05.30). Tonight, Licon will get a chance to go head-to-head with Michael Phelps, who swam an easy 2:05.89 to take 5th seed behind Sean Grieshop (2:05.62).

Notably, David Nolan, the American Record holder in the yards version of this event, just missed out on the final. Nolan’s 2:06.22 landed him 8th, just a hundredth behind Andrew Porter (2:06.21).

Top 8:

  1. Will Licon, 2:04.70
  2. Austin Surhoff, 2:05.24
  3. Mohamed Hussein, 2:05.30
  4. Sean Grieshop, 2:05.62
  5. Michael Phelps, 2:05.89
  6. Mason Tenney, 2:06.14
  7. Pavel Sankovich, 2:06.15
  8. Andrew Porter, 2:06.21

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bobo gigi
6 years ago

Any idea about the event(s) Missy Franklin will swim at trials?
100 free prelims for the relay?
200 free?
100 back?
200 back?

bobo gigi
6 years ago

Any idea about the event(s) 🙂 MP will swim at trials?
100 free prelims for the relay?
200 free prelims for the relay?
200 IM?
100 fly?
200 fly?

I know very well that what I’m gonna say will not be popular at all but I wonder more and more if it’s not in Michael Phelps’ interest to drop the 200 fly from his olympic schedule to save energy for the rest of the meet. I know that’s his baby event and that he’s got a revenge to take but it’s grueling and Cseh and Le Clos will be tough to beat. 3X3 individual rounds + 3 possible relay finals. It’s a lot to ask… Read more »

Lazy Observer
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

100fly and 200IM wins would also be four-peats, where 200fly would be only a three-peat. Depending on how he does at trials, I kind of agree.

Swimgeekgirl
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

IMO I don’t think Phelps cares that much on his chances of getting gold in an event versus another one. I don’t think the color of the medal really matters to him.

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Swimgeekgirl
6 years ago

I think his mind is made up. He’s going to contest the three individual events. Outside the medley relay he maybe on the fence with the free relays, especially the 100, if we see some great swims from the young guys at trials.

I believe the coach can call an audible in Rio and if Phelps looks good and/or someone else looks bad then could make that switch on the free relays. For example, if someone puts in a 1:48 200 or high 48/49 100 split in the free relay prelims then Phelps is going to be in the final.

SwimmerFoxJet
Reply to  Swimgeekgirl
6 years ago

He hates to lose. If he lost the 200 fly…..

Irish Ringer
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

All of the above. If he drops anything it will be the 100 free on the hopes his other performances make a good enough case to put him on the relay.

He’s trained for the 200im and 100/200 fly for the past two years, so there’s reason to think he’ll switch it up.

TAA
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

he should skip the free relays. He would still have 4 events including medley relay

SwimmerFoxJet
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

He should swim both flys, 200 im, and at least an All out prelim for the frees. He needs to be on the relay. He NEEDS TO BE.

Shibly
6 years ago

Phelps so sluggish in 200m IM

bobo gigi
Reply to  Shibly
6 years ago

He’ll win the final in 1.58 something.

NTIN SWIMMER
Reply to  Shibly
6 years ago

Like he was sleeping in prelims. Very easily 2:05 and I think he can go 1:58 tonight. 2:05 is at his 80-85% I believe.

Irish Ringer
Reply to  NTIN SWIMMER
6 years ago

I agree, 1:57 or 1:58 tonight. He’s been that the past 6 months so no reason to think he won’t be there tonight.

Shibly
6 years ago

Snyder 49.19 in Austin

Shibly
Reply to  Shibly
6 years ago

sorry in Indy

Brian
Reply to  Shibly
6 years ago

That’d be Josh Schneider, right?

Dr.X
6 years ago

Chase Kalisz has done amazing work
He can upset hagino and daiya
What would be the winning time of 400 im in Olympic finals??

Shibly
Reply to  Dr.X
6 years ago

4:06-4:07 range

E GAMBLE
Reply to  Shibly
6 years ago

Do you really think his front half has improved that much? Especially the backstroke?

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  E GAMBLE
6 years ago

He has

Caleb
Reply to  Dr.X
6 years ago

IMO Hagino will get to 4:05 so anyone who wants to win better step up

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Caleb
6 years ago

The only thing that keeps me from getting there on the 4:05 is that we’ve seen Hagino do fast times in season before and not have that dramatic drop at the big meets. I think he’ll be 4:06-4:07.

Lopez
Reply to  Dr.X
6 years ago

Do you think he can beat David Verraszto?

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Lopez
6 years ago

Yes, but I don’t consider it a sure thing. Chase has a slower front half and really brings it home hard. The key will be how fast he can go out, because I think that’s where the biggest opportunity is to drop time.

Smoothswimmer
6 years ago

I really don’t understand how these college swimmers can swim so fast in LCM… how are they even beating pro full-time swimmers like Phelps, Franklin, Cordes etc? Even King, Smoliga, Smith (male and female), etc are thrashing the pro swimmers who are supposed to do nothing else but train in LCM. Let’s not even mention Murphy, Dressel, Schooling.

Aren’t they supposed to be at extreme disadvantaged?
Or my understanding is severely clouded?

Billabong
Reply to  Smoothswimmer
6 years ago

They’ve been swimming in a bathtub. When you unleash them in a LCM pool, they stretch out, grow wings and go faster.

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  Billabong
6 years ago

Just like Caterpillar —> Cocoon —> Butterfly!

It makes sense now. When I read one of messr. Gigi’s insightful gems about the disadvantages of being college swimmers, I didn’t really understand it. Now I do! Thanks!
Those pro swimmers need to take a page and swim more in bathtub!

bobo gigi
Reply to  Smoothswimmer
6 years ago

Why there are so many strange people on Earth?
Smoothswimmer, once again I’ve never said college swimmers could not swim long course. But you can continue to lie day after day about all the topics you want. Like your famous mentor.
Last time I reply to one of your useless comments because you’re just a big troll. I don’t want to waste time and energy with guys like you anymore. Looks like I’m your obsession and that’s really scary.

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Messr. Gigi,
Please stop calling me troll, stupid, immature, pathetic, etc.
It pains me to hear you say those words about me and it doesn’t befit you at all.
I wished that name-calling were not condoned here. 🙁

I am just a swimming novice and I read your comments to get myself better in swimming. Your insights of elite swimming really fascinate me and I trust your expertise when it comes to competition swimming. That’s all.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Smoothswimmer
6 years ago

U are trolling again MR SMOOTH

TAK
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
6 years ago

I think Smoothswimmer was once married to Bobo. The divorce was bitter. Now Smoothswimmer has nothing but bitterness and tears.

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  TAK
6 years ago

Please ask messr. Gigi himself if it is true 😉

KimT
Reply to  TAK
6 years ago

Too funny but never reply to a troll. That is what smoothswimmer lives for.

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  KimT
6 years ago

You should be glad I’m not a troll, otherwise your response would have been very ironic.

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
6 years ago

Are you trolling me, ERVINFORTHEWIN?
you seem to be following me everywhere.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Smoothswimmer
6 years ago

i sense when trolling is around . Thats all

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
6 years ago

What a talent for the imaginary you have there 😀
Carry on, then.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Smoothswimmer
6 years ago

i will be on your tail

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
6 years ago

Ewww.. That is gross.

I’m a woman, ya know.

Crawler
Reply to  Smoothswimmer
6 years ago

I think thst they are at a disadvantage. Perhaps a better question would be how much faster these college kid go if they were swimming LCM full time. You look at the SCY times of Dressel, Haase and Murphy and they all translate into much faster LCM times than what they actually swim, even if you factor in a generous 1″ sec/turn advantage for SCY.

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  Crawler
6 years ago

Using your theory (and I do believe you, as I do messr. Gigi’s theory on this issue), does this mean that Leah Smith would have been as fast as Ledecky had she swum full time like Katie does?
Schooling would have likely broken Phelps’ WR had he swum full time like Michael?
Dressel would have broken Cielo’s WR had he swum full time like Cesar?
etc.

Or am I getting it wrong again?

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Smoothswimmer
6 years ago

I don’t know if world records would have been broken but it would stand to reason that it would benefit them to train long course on a regular basis.

The reality though is it’s not an either or absolute. several on swimswam have pointed out that few professional swimmers spend all their time practicing in LCM and many college swimmers spend a considerable amount of time training in LCM.

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  Irish Ringer
6 years ago

I like your explanations much better. Your explanations seem to carry nuances and more in-depth information and reasons. I get better and better understanding now.

Am I mistaken to say that Adam Peaty had to train in 25 m pool because he and Marshall had no access to 50m pool?
Is it true that -inferring from messr Gigi’s declaration about college swimmers’ disadvantages- college swimmers only train in SCY pool? Am I right in doubting that? Am I mistaken to say that top CAL swimmers such as Murphy and Prenot and Pebley didn’t swim at Pac10 because they competed in LCM meet?
Is it an awful disadvantage to train under such coaches as Eddie Reese, Gregg Troy, Dave… Read more »

Daaaave
Reply to  Smoothswimmer
6 years ago

SmoothS, slow it down a bit, mate. Have you heard of the comedy rule of threes? I chuckled at your first couple Bobo jabs as satire but it’s a bit tired now.

I don’t always agree with Bobo but he (or she?) is a valuable contributor here, is never nasty (can speak some hard truths, but is never nasty), adds a different perspective, and posts race videos faster than pretty much anyone.

One of the things that is great about this site–and there are so many great things–is that the discourse is overwhelmingly civil even in the face of strong rivalries, home school/country loyalties, staunch opinions about training methods, and sometimes some friendly teasing. But it is mostly… Read more »

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  Daaaave
6 years ago

Hi Daaaave,
Thanks for the beer offer, I might give you a shout in Omaha!

I have no malicious intent whatsoever but to learnt from all the experts here, especially messr. Gigi whom I consider the best of all!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Smoothswimmer
6 years ago

Enough is enough – change your agenda

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
6 years ago

What agenda?

50free
Reply to  Daaaave
6 years ago

I agree I enjoy Bobo’s race videos and incites

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  50free
6 years ago

So do I! I enjoy his videos immensely! With his videos and insights, Swim Swam should make him permanent contributor.

Daaaave
Reply to  Daaaave
6 years ago

PS–No beers for downvoters

Smoothswimmer
Reply to  Daaaave
6 years ago

More beers for me, then! Yayy!

Jimswim
Reply to  Crawler
6 years ago

The excitement and energy of college swimming more than counter balance the disadvantages of short course swimming, either SCM or SCY. The number of swimmers who can maintainthe focus and incredible intensity needed without the ten atmosphere is miniscule.

Adam
Reply to  Smoothswimmer
6 years ago

Two words: Reese and Kubik

Gregory
6 years ago

Was phelps supposed to swim the 2 fly?

Teamwiess
Reply to  Gregory
6 years ago

No, wasn’t entered in the event. Swimming the 200IM today.

bobo gigi
6 years ago

8 swimmers in the women’s 200 fly prelims. All qualified for the final. They could have let them sleep a little bit more on that Sunday morning.
9 swimmers in the women’s 100 breast for 8 places in final.
Looks like there’s a lack of candidates in some events.

Shibly
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

what about Dana Vollmer….any hints of why she missed Santa Clara….

bobo gigi
Reply to  Shibly
6 years ago

You can watch her in a few moments on the USA swimming live webcast.
She swims the 100 free prelims heat 9 lane 6.
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