2019 ATLANTA CLASSIC: DAY 2 FINALS LIVE RECAP

2019 ATLANTA CLASSIC

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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Papa
3 years ago

That race video of CD shows how raw a race strategy he has. Not to add anymore fuel to the speculation fire BUTTT if he could figure out a way to disperse his energy in certain areas he could make this event interesting. Sorry I couldn’t go deeper into this, the new wifey is yelling at me to go pick up some more peanut butter. I’ll keep y’all updated on how marriage life is goin

Swimmer19
3 years ago

@ ol’ longhorn pls change your name to negative nelly

Paula
3 years ago

I believe the men’s 100 back results are posted….

JustKeepSwimming
3 years ago

Dressel’s 200m fly from tonight if y’all are interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6cmJSB5YTk

Swim Addict
3 years ago

https://youtu.be/E6cmJSB5YTk I HAVE FOUND A RACE VIDEO

Bucs123
Reply to  Swim Addict
3 years ago

Scott pittenger, whoever you are, you the real hero

Tm71
Reply to  Bucs123
3 years ago

Yeah great video like dressel’s last 50, he went by them like they were standing still

Pvdh
Reply to  Bucs123
3 years ago

The one we don’t deserve, but the one we need right now

Swim Addict
3 years ago

I want to see race video he surprises me every time idc how tired or not tired he is this is impressive regardless.

Ytho
3 years ago

Yeah, not even surprised after that Old Town Road drum cover… Man’s versatile

X Glide
3 years ago

50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
100 Fly
200 Fly
4 x 100 FR R
4 x 200 FR R
4 x 100 MED R

8 for 8

Come on, someone’s got to have entertained this thought

Ragnar
Reply to  X Glide
3 years ago

The 200s won’t happen unless he drops the 50 and the mixed relays go away. Relay spot only for the 200 free maybe, swimming 4 relays is tough enough. Three individuals, 5 relays. Eight golds. The 200s would add 600Ms all out for each event, not smart with 5 relays and trying to make records happen in loaded sprint free and fly groups

NOFLYKICK
Reply to  X Glide
3 years ago

50 FR – well maybe, but Ben Proud is likely to have a say in that.
100 FR – a lot of sharks in the water, won’t be ez.
200 fr – no.
100 fly – likely.
200 fly – no.
4×100 FR – seems reasonable.
4×200 FR – I’m thinking on that one.
4×100 MR – likely.

Of maybe I’m taking the comment too seriously.

Zeb
Reply to  NOFLYKICK
3 years ago

I love how seriously you took this comment, dont ever second guess that

carlo
Reply to  X Glide
3 years ago

Does he have the endurance to swim all that at the same meet? Not everybody can be Phelps.

And remember there,s semifinals at the Olympics and world championships

If he swims a solid 400 IM then he could have the recovery for all those swims.

Brownish
Reply to  X Glide
3 years ago

200 fly wouldn’t be easy without getting into the final 😉

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