2019 Atlanta Classic: Day 3 Live Finals Recap


Mixed 800 Free


  1. Andrea D’Arrigo, GSC, 8:04.01
  2. Kevin Miller, ABSC, 8:08.50
  3. Santi Corredor, GSC, 8:14.97


  1. Kensey McMahon, BAMA, 8:48.46
  2. Paige McKenna, NCAP, 8:51.21
  3. Jordan Stout, ABSC, 8:52.60

Taking the win in the mixed 800 free is Andrea D’Arrigo, dropping 2 seconds off his seed time. Coming in 4 seconds later was Kevin Miller with an 8:08.50. Taking third was Santi Corredor with a 8:14.97

Winning for the women was Kensey McMahon with a 8:48.46. Taking second place just ahead of Jordan Stout was 16-year-old Paige McKenna.

Mixed 1500 Free


  1. Robert Finke, SPA, 15:26.46
  2. Greg Reed, ABSC, 15:37.84
  3. True Sweetser, GSC, 15:44.03

After taking a narrow second place finish in the 400 IM on Friday, Robert Finke took the title in the 1500 free with a time of 15:26.46, over 10 seconds ahead of Greg Reed. True Sweetser took third place with a 15:44.03.

Women 200 IM

  • Meet Record: Ella Eastin, 2:10.54
  1. Kate Douglass, CPAC, 2:13.55
  2. Kelly Fertel, GSC, 2:17.51
  3. Bailey Nero, AU, 2:17.58

With Melanie Margalis’ scratch, Kate Douglass snuck in to take the win with a new personal best time of 2:13.55. This is the 17-year-old’s second victory of the meet after winning the 100 breast on Friday.

In a tight race for second, Kelly Fertel took out Bailey Nero by 0.07s. In the B-final, winner Tess Cieplucha clocked in a 2:15.12, which would have placed second overall.

Men 200 IM

  • Josh Prenot, 1:58.94
  1. Gunnar Bentz, DYNA, 2:01.65
  2. Alex Lebed, UN, 2:02.80
  3. Kieran Smith, RAC, 2:03.33

Olympian Gunnar Bentz won his second IM event of the meet with his winning time of 2:01.65. Bentz was just off his season-best of 2:01.45 from the Des Moines PSS.

Alex Lebed was able to hold off Florida first-year and 200 free champ Kieran Smith for second place.

Women 200 Back

  • Asia Seidt, 2:09.82
  1. Hali Flickinger, ABSC, 2:08.36
  2. Phoebe Bacon, NCAP, 2:09.36
  3. Natalie Mannion, CS, 2:12.87

Breaking yet another meet record was Hali Flickinger, earning her 5th win of the meet. Her winning time of 2:08.36 marks a new personal best, ducking under her 2:08.72 from the Knoxville PSS.

Taking second as well as also swimming under the meet record was 16-year-old Phoebe Bacon, whose 2:09.36 was faster than Asia Seidt’s 2017 mark of 2:09.82. Taking third place was Natalie Mannion with a 2:12.87.

Men 200 Back

  • Ryan Murphy, 1:55.82
  1. Clark Beach, Quest, 1:58.31
  2. Harry Homans, ABF, 2:02.41
  3. Keegan Walsh, SA, 2:03.75

Sweeping the backstroke events is Clark Beach, who dominated the field with a sub-2 minute swim. This is his 3rd-fastest performance, where both of his two faster swims were at 2018 Summer Nationals.

Taking second place was Harry Homans with a 2:02.41 and third went to Keegan Walsh with a 2:03.75. Coming off the 1500 free to place 5th was Robert Finke (2:03.90), right behind Joonas Koski (2:03.83)

Women 100 Free

  • Meet Record: Simone Manuel, 54.11
  1. Erika Brown, TENN, 54.36
  2. Veronica Burchill, ABSC, 55.40
  3. Kalia Antoniou, BAMA, 56.33

Winning the 100 free with a personal best time was Tennesse’s Erika Brown, taking down her former PB of 54.52. Brown also swam faster than her 2018 Summer Nationals performance, where she went a 54.96.

Taking runner-up by a whole second was Veronica Burchill and taking third was Kalia Antoniou. 14-year-old Erin Gemmell took fourth place with a 53.34, just 0.02s off her personal best.

Men 100 Free

  • Meet Record: Nathan Adrian, 48.29
  1. Caeleb Dressel, GSC, 47.86
  2. Dean Farris, HARV, GSC, 49.29
  3. Corey Main, 49.98

Smashing Nathan Adrian’s 2016 meet record of 48.29 was Caeleb Dressel, swimming a season-best of 47.86. This is Dressel’s fifth-fastest swim, all behind his 2017 World Championships swims.

Harvard-stud Dean Farris stayed under the 50-second barrier with a 49.29 while Corey Main just broke the barrier with a 49.98.

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A$AP Pocky
3 years ago

47.8 for a boi who is usually beat up during the season. Thats-


outside smoke
3 years ago
Ol’ Gator
3 years ago

Cmon we need Scott pittenger to pull through once more

Reply to  Ol’ Gator
3 years ago

Didn’t know OL’ Longhorn was in the transfer portal

3 years ago

It’s so nice of Dean Farris to let Dressel win the 100, a true champion. Keeping it humble

3 years ago

Where does dressel’s time rank him in the world right now?

Reply to  Nswim
3 years ago

Grinev – 47.43
Chalmers 47.48
Chierighini 47.68

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  pvdh
3 years ago


3 years ago

And now we wait for an Ol’ Longhorn comment..

Reply to  CRD
3 years ago

MA’s morning shower was more impressive….

Ol’ Gator
3 years ago

Dean not too bad either tbh

3 years ago

live results put caeleb dressel at 47.86 splitting 23.12 and 24.74

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