2020 U.S. Open – Indianapolis Friday PM Men’s Session Live Recap

by Robert Gibbs 3

November 13th, 2020 News

2020 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

MEN’S 400 IM – TIMED FINALS

  • American record: 4:03.84 – Michael Phelps (2008)
  • U.S. Open record: 4:05.25 – Michael Phelps (2008)
  • U.S. Olympic Trials cut: 4:25.99

Top 3:

  1. Kyle Ponsler (FAST) – 4:23.83
  2. Michael Calvillo (ISC) – 4:25.06
  3. Raunak Khosla (FMC) – 4:25.26

16 year-old Kyle Ponsler (FAST) lopped over nine seconds off of his previous lifetime best to win here with a time of 4:23.83. IU’s Michael Calvillo and FMC’s Raunak Khosla finished just over a second behind, 4:25.06 to 4:25.26, as the men’s racing gets underway this evening in Indy.

MEN’S 100 FLY – TIMED FINALS

  • American record: 49.50 – Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • U.S. Open record: 50.22 – Michael Phelps (2009)
  • U.S. Olympic Trials cut: 54.19

Top 3:

  1. Miles Smachlo (CW) – 52.54
  2. Zach Harting (CARD) – 52.62
  3. Tomer Frankel (ISC) – 53.32

This is one of the fastest men’s races we’ve seen this week. Miles Smachlo put up his 2nd-fastest time ever, as he went 52.54 to take the win. He’s only been faster at the 2019 Summer Nationals, where he went 51.93. Zach Harting just came back from the International Swim League, where his team, the DC Trident, missed the playoffs, but he made the most of it with a 52.62 effort that appears to be his 2nd-fastest time outside of a Pan Pacs or Nationals, and 7th-fastest time overall.

Tomer Frankel got his hands to the wall first in a tight race for 3rd, touching in 53.32, just ahead of Nick Albiero (53.39).

MEN’S 200 FREE – TIMED FINALS

  • American record: 1:42.96 – Michael Phelps (2008)
  • U.S. Open record: 1:44.10 – Michael Phelps (2008)
  • U.S. Olympic Trials cut: 1:50.70

Top 3:

  1. Patrick Callan (Unattached-Michigan) – 1:47.38
  2. Marwan El Kamash (ISC) – 1:48.59
  3. Jake Mitchell (Unattached-Michigan) – 1:49.65

Patrick Callan came within a hair of his lifetime best of 1:47.33, earning the win here with his 1:47.38 effort. Marwan El Kamash took 2nd with a 1:48.59,a time that appears to be his fastest his 2018. El Kamash put up the fastest time at this site in the 800 free last night and the 400 free this morning. Callan’s Michigan teammate Jake Mitchell took 3rd with a 1:49.65.

MEN’S 100 BREAST – TIMED FINALS

  • American record: 58.64 – Kevin Cordes (2017)
  • U.S. Open record: 58.74 – Kevin Cordes/Jaoa Gomes (2017)
  • U.S. Olympic Trials cut: 1:03.29

Top 3:

  1. Cody Miller (SAND) – 59.65
  2. Evgenii Somov (UOFL) – 1:00.60
  3. Youssef El Kamash (ISC) – 1:02.41

Rio 100 breast bronze medalist Cody Miller was the only man to break the one minute barrier tonight, touching in a 59.65 that’s his fastest time since last year’s U.S. Open meet. Louisville senior Evgenii Somov took 2nd in 1:00.60, while Youssef El Kamash (not to be confused with Marwan) took 3rd with a 1:02.41.

MEN’S 100 BACK – TIMED FINALS

  • American record: 51.85 – Ryan Murphy (2016)
  • U.S. Open record: 51.94 – Aaron Piersol (2009)
  • U.S. Olympic Trials cut: 56.59

Top 3:

  1. Gabriel Fantoni (ISC) – 54.96
  2. Cameron Tysoe (WA) – 55.21
  3. Wyatt Davis (Unattached-Michigan) – 55.37

Current or former Big Ten swimmers swept the top three spots, led by IU alum Gabriel Fantoni‘s 54.96. Former Wisconsin Badger Cameron Tysoe took 2nd in 55.21, and current Michigan Wolverine Wyatt Davis took 3rd in 55.37.

Further down the results, 17 year-old Cade Oliver lowered his personal best by over a second, taking 5th in a time of 55.77 that gives him an Olympic Trials cut in this event.

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Boy
2 months ago

Cody went a 59.65 if anyone was wondering.

Coleman
Reply to  Boy
2 months ago

Thanks!

swimfan210_
Reply to  Boy
2 months ago

That was refreshing to see him doing a fast time. Continuing to upload vlogs every week (while staying home from the ISL) and stay kind of connected to us in that way, good to see that everything he shared with us paid off.