2021 ISL Match 2, Day 2 Start Lists: Hannis Takes Over BR In the Mixed Medley


Day 2 Start Lists


  • Lanes 1&2: Tokyo Frog Kings (TOK)
  • Lanes 3&4: Cali Condors (CAC)
  • Lanes 5&6: LA Current (LAC)
  • Lanes 7&8: NY Breakers (NYB)


  1. Cali Condors – 331
  2. LA Current – 238
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 189.5
  4. NY Breakers – 139.5

Cali front-runner Caeleb Dressel is entered in three individual events today along with a relay spot. Dressel is entered in the 100 free, 100 IM, and 50 fly, some of his best events in the SCM pool. Yesterday, Dressel went 2-for-2 in the 100 fly and 50 free, as well as contributed to the winning men’s 4×100 free and medley relays.

In the mixed 4×100 medley relay, where every relay has their own varying order for two males and two females, Dressel will swim the fly leg along with Justin RessMolly Hannis, and free leg Erika Brown. In Cali’s second relay, the order will be FMFM, leaving Lilly King off of the mixed medley relay event.

Both King and Emily Escobedo are only entered to swim in the 100 breast today. Hannis is the only female breaststroker to have a second swim today with her entry in the 100 IM. During yesterday’s medley relays, Hannis out-split King 1:04.01 to 1:04.59 as well as defeating her in the 50 breast 29.41 to 29.53.

Beryl Gastaldello of the LA Current will also swim in just one event today, the 100 IM. The team’s versatile sprint field will be able to utilize Madi Wilson and Abbey Weitzeil in the 100 free as well as Alyssa Marsh and Helena Gasson in the 50 fly, arguable some of Gastaldello’s best events. Yesterday, Gastaldello had only bested a 4th-place finish in the 50 free.

In the mixed 4×100 medley relay, 5 of the 8 backstroke lead-off legs are male. The men’s skins event will also be the 50 back. Cali will be powered by newly-minted 100 back American record-holder Coleman Stewart and mixed medley relay lead-off Justin Ress. Tokyo will be able to rest medley relay lead-off Grigory Tarasevich in the skins and swap with teammates Takeshi Kawamoto and Richard Bohus. In yesterday’s 50 back, Kawamoto and Tarasevich finished 2-3 while Tarasevich led a Tokyo 1-2 finish in the 200 distance with Bohus.

Both Tokyo’s Gabby DeLoof and Cali’s Beata Nelson are expected to swim both backstroke leading off the medley relay as well as put a bid up in the 50 back skins event. Yesterday, Nelson won the 100 back and placed 4th in the 200 IM, proving her endurance capabilities.

For the NY Breakers, Tes SchoutenKaroline SørensenMeiron CherutiElliot Clogg, and Mewen Tomac remain absent from the second day of match two. Originally not entered yesterday, Ana Catarina Monteiro is slated to compete in three events: the 200 fly, 400 IM, and the 50 back skins event. Abbie Wood will also swim three events: the 50 back skins along with her double IM entries in the 100 and 400 distances. Wood will only have time rest to rest during the men’s 400 IM final between her 400 IM and 50 back skins. Also swimming three events for the women is Marrit Steenbergen, entered in the 100 free, 100 IM, and 200 free. That’s three Breaker women put in three individual events each to make up for roster gaps.

Both Joe Litchfield and Ole Braunscheig will have to swim backstroke on the mixed medley relay and attempt to put in a top-4 bid in the 50 back skins. Litchfield is expected to also compete individually in the 100 IM and 50 fly before his two backstroke events, a total of four swims.

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Annabel Wood Henley
2 years ago

Way to go Molly!!!!

Karen Chequer-Pfeiffer
2 years ago

Molly Hannis is amazing! Resilience!

2 years ago

Lilly King = washed

Alex Dragovich
Reply to  leisurely1:29
2 years ago

She literally just became one of the few women to ever break 2:20 in the 200m breast. Say what you will (probably some garbage) about how her 100m went at the Olympics. But “washed” = no.

Swedish Fish
Reply to  Alex Dragovich
2 years ago

She’s not washed. She just never gives her best effort in relays.

Reply to  Swedish Fish
2 years ago

I don’t know if it’s that or if her flat starts are better than her relay starts. The same can sometimes be said about Caeleb. He may generate more power using his hands on the blocks than doing a relay start. It’s perplexing, but I don’t think it’s a lack of effort for either swimmer.

Last edited 2 years ago by Coach

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