Note: there are two fantastic Pro-Am meets this week in Oklahoma City; we’ll identify them by their host teams: KMSC (King Marlin Swim Club) and AESC (American Energy Swim Club). This release is about the AESC Pro-Am.
Fast swimming continued on the final night of the American Energy Swim Club Pro-Am in Edmond Oklahoma, including a pair of American Records.
Individual events: top 3 professional athletes will receive a cash prize based on their ABSOLUTE FINISH as follows:
The 1650 freestyles have double cash prizes, and the 50 freestyles (which will be swum as a bracket-style shootout) will award $5,000 to the champion, $1,000 to the runner-up, and $600 to the 3rd-place finisher.
MEN’S MEET RECAP
Mike McBroom of The Woodlands opened up the evening with a victory in the 1650 freestyle in 14:35.53 in a race that was not even close. It marks the second day in a row that McBroom topped Michael Klueh of Club Wolverine after McBroom topped Klueh in the 500 yesterday. Klueh touched second in 14:42.02. Ryan Feeley of Badger Swim Club was third in 1:44.75. His Badger Swim Club teammate, Ian Bidwell, was fourth in 15:57.55.
Club Wolverine scored a victory in the 200 backstroke in the form of Bobby Hurley’s 1:41.76. He beat the field by over a second. Second place went to Badger Swim Club’s James Wells in 1:42.83. David Plummer of New York Athletic Club was only just behind at 1:42.92. After those two, the speed dropped off, Nathaniel Murray of SwimMAC Carolina took fourth in 1:46.43. There was another drop off following him, as Badger Swim Club’s David Bravo took fifth in 1:54.55.
Headlining the Pro-Am was Nathan Adrian, who won the 100 freestyle in 41.58, a half second off of his American record of 41.08. Adrian handily beat the field that included former Michigan swimmer Miguel Ortiz of Club Wolverine (42.41), former Texas swimmer Dax Hill swimming unattached (42.44), and former Minnesota swimmer Derek Toomey of Badger Swim Club (42.62). New York Athletic Club’s Darian Townsend finished fifth in 42.75.
Kyle Whitaker dominated the field in the 200 yard butterfly with a strong, 1:42.70. The Club Wolverine swimmer went out in 48.59, better than everyone else in the field by half a second. Michael Flach of the Bolles School Sharks took second in a distant 1:44.06, followed by Pinecrest Swimming’s Zack Chetrat. fifteen year old Michael Andrew was fourth in 1:45.97.
The featured event of the 2014 edition of the pro-am was the 50 breaststroke. On the men’s side, another showdown was set between Cody Miller and Brett McHugh, but It was Cody Miller of Badger Swim Club who took home the victory in American record fashion
. Miller touched in 23.61. McHugh of Greater Philadelphia continued on his strong season with another impressive finish. His 23.66 would have been under the old American record as well. SwimSwam’s very own Jared Anderson, took third with a 24.23. Zach Hayden of Club Wolverine was fourth in 24.25. Both men were also under the old record. Carl Mickelson of Scottsdale Aquatics club was fifth in 24.75.
Host American Energy and 42-year old Olympic gold medalist Josh Davis took home the victory in the men’s 200 yard freestyle relay. Aside from Badger Swim Club’s Ryan Feeley (20.46), Davis had the fastest opening split of the relay with a 20.69. American Energy touched in 1:27.61. Central Arkansas took second in 1:29.71. Badger Swim Club was third in 1:29.88.
Badger Swim Club’s Lindsay Vrooman claimed the top spot in the women’s mile to open the evening. Her 16:09.65 was good for first place by almost seven seconds over Club Wolverine’s Emily Brunemann, who was 16:16.01 for second. Twelve year old Hayley Pike of Razorback Aquatics, was third in 17:17.46. Haley Benjamin of Durango Swim Club was fourth in 17:26.30.
Felicia Lee of Stanford Swimming took down Melanie Margalis of St. Petersburg Aquatics in the women’s 200 backstroke. Lee touched in 1:53.39 while Margalis was 1:55.80. Stephanie Nelson of SwimMAC Carolina was third in 1:59.78. Nathalie Eid was fourth for Badger Swim Club in 2:04.99.
Pinecrest Swimming scored a one two finish from Sandrine Mainville and Michelle Williams in the 100 freestyle. The duo were the top two seed heading into finals, and both dropped time in the evening session. Mainville was 48.10 for the win. Williams was second in 48.27. Georgia graduate Megan Romano was third in 48.77 for New York Athletic Club. Longhorn Aquatics’ Lisa Boyce was fourth in 49.14. Sam Cheverton of Ohio State Swim Club rounded out the top five with a 50.07.
Laura Sogar of Blue Fish Swim Club won the women’s 200 yard butterfly with a 2:01.53. Luciana Thomas of Razorback Aquatics was second in 2:02.59. Chrysten Pacheco of Charger Aquatics took third in 2:06.30. Pike, only twelve years old, scored another top five finish with her 2:11.17. Caroline Stelte of Razorback Aquatics was 2:11.40 to round out the top five.
Breeja Larson was just as good in the women’s 50 breaststroke as Miller was on the men’s 50 breaststroke. Larson broke the women’s American record with her 26.88. Emily McClellan was second in 28.19, followed by Martha McCabe of Pinecrest Swimming in 28.41. Haley Spencer of Minnesota Aquatics was fourth in 28.41. Sogar rounded out the top five with a 29.57.
Full results are available here and on Meet Mobile under “2014 Oklahoma Elite Pro-Am”