Night 2 of the Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, and 400 free. Among the races to watch, Caeleb Dressel will be contesting in the 200 fly. Dressel finished second in prelims with a 2:00.69, right behind top seed Fynn Minuth (1:59.38).

Already coming in finals with a meet record in their names are Hali Flickinger and Olivia Smoliga. Flickinger will swim her best event, the 200 fly, as the top seed with her record time of 2:07.24. Smoliga is the top seed in the 50 free and broke Simone Manuel‘s 2016 record by 1/100 with a 25.20.

Both Smoliga and Flickinger will duel in the 100 back, where Smoliga is seeded first (1:01.60) while Flickginer is seeded second (1:02.21).

Women’s 200 Fly

  1. Hali Flickinger, ABSC, 2:06.98
  2. Leah Gringrich, HURR, 2:10.95
  3. Dakota Luther, ABSC, 2:11.86

After breaking the meet record this morning, Hali Flickinger has re-broken her event record with a 2:06.98. Splitting her last 50 faster than her third, Flickinger’s time remains the 3rd fastest time in the world this year.

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Taking second was Leah Gringrich with a 2:10.95 while Bulldog teammate Dakota Luther finished in third with a 2:11.86.

Men’s 200 Fly

  1. Caeleb Dressel, GSC, 1:56.29
  2. Chase Kalisz, ABSC, 1:56.55
  3. Fynn Minuth, UN, 1:57.70

Coming on with fire, Caeleb Dressel came home in a hot 28.86 to nudge out Chase Kalisz by 0.26s. Dressel broke the second meet record of the session with a 1:56.29, dominating Joseph Schooling‘s 1:57.54 mark. This was only Dressel’s 5th time swimming the 200 fly LCM ever in his career. Currently, Dressel ranks 15th in the world this year and put up the 21st fastest time in US history.

Prelims top seed Fynn Minuth finished right behind Dressel and Kalisz with a 1:57.70. Winning the B-final was Christian Ferraro, whose winning time of 1:59.93 would have placed 4th overall.

Women’s 50 Free

  1. Olivia Smoliga, ABSC, 25.05
  2. Kate Douglass, CPAC, 25.23
  3. Natalie Hinds, ABSC, 25.30

Scoring the third-consecutive meet record of the night was Olivia Smoliga, who smashed her prelims record of 25.20 with a 25.05. This is Smoliga’s second-best time of the season, just off her 24.83 from the Richmond PSS.

Swimming an in-season best was 17-year-old Kate Douglass, who took second behind Smoliga with a 25.23. Athens Bulldog Natalie Hinds finished in third with a 25.30. Tennessee’s Erika Brown took fourth in the race with a 25.35.

Men’s 50 Free

  1. Erik Risolvato, UN, 22.63
  2. Enzo Martinez Scarpe, GSC, 22.79
  3. Dean Farris, HARV, 22.83

Winning the men’s sprint race was Erik Risolvato, who took the win with a 22.63. Risolvato just missed his season-best time of 22.55 from the 2018 US Winter Nationals, where he placed fifth in this event.

Also under 23 seconds was Enzo Martinez Scarpe (22.79) and Harvard’s Dean Farris (22.83).

Women’s 100 Back

  1. Olivia Smoliga, ABSC, 59.27
  2. Hali Flickinger, ABSC, 1:01.59
  3. Erika Brown, TENN, 1:01.64

*update: Smoliga’s DQ has been overturned

Just coming off breaking the 50 free meet record, Olivia Smoliga broke her second meet record of the night with a 59.27. Smoliga was originally DQed for going past 15 meters underwater, but has overturned it after video review.

Taking second was Hali Flickinger (1:01.59), who out-touched Erika Brown (1:01.64) by 0.05s. Both Brown and fourth-place finisher Natalie Hinds (1:02.02) just came off the 50 free final.

Men’s 100 Back

  1. Clark Beach, Quest, 55.26
  2. Javier Acevedo, AAC, 55.27
  3. Corey Main, GSC, 55.56

It was down to the touch pad between Clark Beach and Javier Acevedo for the men’s 100 back title. It was Beach who touched out Acevedo by 1/100 for the win, just 0.22s off his PB from 2018 Summer Nationals.

Prelims leader Corey Main shut out NCAA Champion Dean Farris (55.65) by 9/100 for third place.

Women’s 200 Breast

  1. Melanie Margalis, SPA, 2:28.90
  2. Sofia Carnevale, ESWIM, 2:30.78
  3. Vanessa Pearl, MTRO, 2:30.90

Breaking 2:30 for the 200 breast win was versatile Melanie Margalis with a season-best of 2:28.90. Earlier this year, Margalis swam a 2:31.89 at the Knoxville PSS.

Taking second was Sofia Carnevale (2:30.78) and closely behind her was Vanessa Pearl (2:30.90).

Men’s 200 Breast

  1. Chase Kalisz, ABSC, 2:14.47
  2. Nico Perner, BAMA, 2:15.29
  3. Dylan Rhee, AGUA, 2:16.96

After getting touched out in the 200 fly, Chase Kalisz came home strong in the last 100 to win the 200 breast with a 2:14.47. Alabama’s Nico Perner took second place with a 2:15.29. Joining in the top 3 was 17-year-old Dylan Rhee, touching in at 2:16.96.

Out of the C-final, Gator Swim Club’s Toma Peribonio dropped 10 seconds from prelims to win with a 2:21.99. His time would have placed 8th overall.

Women’s 400 Free

  1. Hali Flickinger, ABSC, 4:08.37
  2. Jordan Stout, ABSC, 4:14.53
  3. Paige McKenna, NCAP, 4:14.83

Earning her second victory of the night was Hali Flickinger, dropping over 10 seconds from prelims to win with a 4:08.37. Her swim marks an in-season best, dropping from her 2018 US Winter Nationals performance of 4:09.71.

In a close race for second, Jordan Stout took out Paige McKenna by three-tenths.

Men’s 400 Free

  • Meet Record: Anton Ipsen – 3:50.40
  1. Trey Freeman, BAY, 3:52.35
  2. Kieran Smith, RAC, 3:53.22
  3. Andrew Abruzzo, PWAC, 3:54.16

Closing off the evening was Trey Freeman‘s winning time of 3:52.35 in the 400 free. Collegiate rookies Kieran Smith (3:53.22) and Andrew Abruzzo (3:54.16) closed off the top 3.

Out of the B-final, Gator Swim Club’s Andrea D’Arrigo won with a 3:52.30, dropping 10 seconds from prelims. His time would have won the A-final.

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2 years ago

My mans about to go 1:56

2 years ago

1:56.29 for dressel. Kinda hyped for what he’s gonna drop in that 200im tommorow.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Dirtswimmer
2 years ago

Looks like Troy pulled out the SEC-level 1:38 IM, 50 point 100 breast taper for this. Wish he’d done the 200 free instead and put up a 1:45. Then he would have a relay spot at Worlds without question.

2 years ago

1:56.2?! WTF

Reply to  Bobthebuilderrocks
2 years ago

Just took out Schooling’s meet record, lol

Reply to  Bobthebuilderrocks
2 years ago

But schooling just went 1:55 in practice

Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

And schooling came home in 28.0 in practice

Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

And it felt monotonous.

Reply to  Bobthebuilderrocks
2 years ago

he closed in 28.8….bruh

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  pvdh
2 years ago

Phelps 28.6 close on his 1:52.

Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Oh. Who’s that?

Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Having to use the GOAT to downplay an amazing swim in its own right shows you’re grasping for straws.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Blackflag82
2 years ago

It’s a 15th place in the World swim. Get some perspective. Flickinger was #3. Regan Smith was #3. Both tonight.

Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

in their best events… whats dressel’s best event? theres some perspective for you

Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Compare that to MA’s 100 free?

Reply to  Bobthebuilderrocks
2 years ago

That’s so awesome

Swim Addict
2 years ago

Oh my

Definitely Not Sun Yang
2 years ago

I’m at a loss for words

2 years ago

Dressel clearly in top shape. Great omen

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Doconc
2 years ago

And more rested than the yuze.

Justin Thompson
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Still in heavy training and worked out in between sessions.

Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Do you think that Gregg Troy tapers his swimmers for the Atlanta classic in May? I don’t have any inside knowledge, but that would be a real surprise to me from what I understand about how he runs that program.

Reply to  Eagleswim
2 years ago

I agree but maybe he has evolved? He never let them wear jammers and now they wear them regularly in season. He has coached great swimmers over several decades…..I am sure he has changed things from the way he did things at Bolles!

2 years ago

28 crazy bruh. He could’ve been 1:55 if he split better lol

2 years ago

I think this means someone has to marry a sandwich…

Hadi zeid
Reply to  Swimmer
2 years ago

My favorite comment ^^

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