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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PKWater
4 years ago

Wilson over Licon in the 100 by more than half a second. Interesting to see what happens tonight

Irish Ringer
Reply to  PKWater
4 years ago

I’m hoping they can each be a 1:00 low. All the swimmers really took it easy this morning.

bobo gigi
4 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
4 years ago

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

bobo gigi
Reply to  Shibly
4 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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Gregory
4 years ago

Was phelps supposed to swim the 2 fly?

Teamwiess
Reply to  Gregory
4 years ago

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

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