2019 ATLANTA CLASSIC
- May 17th-19th, 2019
- Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center, Atlanta, Georgia
- LCM (50m pool)
- Meet Information
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
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
Meet Record: Hali Flickinger– 2:07.24
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.
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
Meet Record: Joseph Schooling– 1:57.54
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.
Women’s 50 Free
Meet Record: Olivia Smoliga– 25.20
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
- Meet Record: Michael Andrew– 21.73
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.
Women’s 100 Back
Meet Record: Olivia Smoliga– 1:00.13
*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.
Men’s 100 Back
- Meet Record: Ryan Murphy– 53.08
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.
Women’s 200 Breast
- Meet Record: Micah Sumrall – 2:26.16
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.
Men’s 200 Breast
- Meet Record: Josh Prenot – 2:09.49
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
- Meet Record: Katie Ledecky – 4:00.31
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.
Men’s 400 Free
- Meet Record: Anton Ipsen – 3:50.40
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.