Arena Pro Series Swim at Austin: Day 3 Prelims Recap

2016 ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES AT AUSTIN

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200 LCM Fly

Cammile Adams posted the top time this morning, winning the 200 fly in 2:09.81, more than 2 seconds ahead of 2nd place finisher Cassidy Bayer (2:11.99). Joining them in the finals tonight is Christina Bechtel (2:12.18), Lauren Case (2:12.32), Sarah Gibson (2:12.71), Audrey Lacroix (2:12.85), Taylor Pike (2:13.44) and Dakota Luther (2:13.49). Such close prelims times between them will make for a great race to watch tonight.

After a tough double last night, winning the 400 IM last night and placing 2nd in the 200 back, Katinka Hosszu just fell short of the A final, placing 9th in a time of 2:13.51. Elizabeth Beisel also competed in the 400 IM last night, and will race in the B final tonight, after posting a prelims time of 2:15.31.

Becca Mann, who also had an impressive evening last night, placing 2nd in the 400 IM, was a no show for her first event this morning, she is entered in the 200 IM later this session.

On the men’s side, Tyler Clary will lead the way going into tonight’s final, posting a preliminary time of 1:58.29, just behind him is Simon Sjodin (1:58.66) and Zheng Wen Quah (1:59.44). Also in tonight’s A final is Zack Chetrat (2:00.54), Andrew Seliskar (2:00.55), Jay Lelliott (2:00.69), Tom Shields (2:00.72) and Michael Klueh (2:00.88), another close race to watch tonight.

Michael Phelps was another no show this morning in the 200 fly, but is entered in the 200 IM.

100 LCM Breast

South Florida’s Alia Atkinson will take lane 4 tonight in the A final of the women’s 100 breast, after posting a time of 1:07.38. Also in the A final; Katie Meili (1:07.92), Breeja Larson (1:08.45), Laura Sogar (1:08.64), Molly Hannis (1:08.72), Jessica Hardy (1:08.77), Hilda Luthersdottir (1:08.96) and Rachel Nicol (1:08.96).

1:02 low was the time needed to make it into the men’s A final tonight. Leading the way is Andrew Wilson (1:00.36) with Kevin Cordes right behind him (1:00.87). Joining them tonight; Sam Tierney (1:01.22), Michael Andrew (1:01.63), Nic Fink (1:01.63), Richard Funk (1:01.79), Charles Katis (1:02.16) and James Wilby (1:02.44).

100 LCM Back

Missy Franklin will take the middle lane in what will be a close 100 back final, with all 8 finalist posting close preliminary times. Franklin touched the pads this morning in 1:00.22, just ahead of Kirsty Coventry (1:00.61). Hosszu returned to the pool to post an impressive time in this event, touching the pads in 1:00.64. The other finalists for tonight are Dominique Bouchard (1:00.89), Kathleen Baker (1:00.94), Maya DiRado (1:01.12), Rachel Bootsma (1:01.16) and Hannah Stevens (1:01.23).

David Plummer posted the top time this morning (53.88), with Matt Grevers and Ryan Murphy just behind him in times of 54.12 and 54.29 respectively. June Koya (54.80), Arkady Vyatchanin (54.97), Tyler Clary (55.40), Rex Tullius (55.45), Hennessey Stuart (55.59).

Wen Quah returned to the pool for his 2nd event of the morning, but fell short of the A final, placing 9th in 55.71.

200 LCM IM

The Iron Lady returned to the pool for her 3rd swim of the morning, placing the top time (2:12.38) in the 200 IM. Coventry also made it back for her 2nd final for tonight with a time of 2:14.43. After posting a 2:15.10 in this event and making it into the A final, Katie Ledecky will swim the 800m free in this afternoon’s distance event session. Also in tonight’s final; Sarah Henry (2:13.54), Madison Cox (2:13.59), Sydney Pickrem (2:14.30), Melanie Marsalis (2:14.63) and Georgia Coates (2:15.22).

After not competing in the 200 fly, Mann was another “no show” in this event.

After scratching the 200 fly, Phelps showed up and dominated this morning in the 200 IM, clocking in in 2:01.88. Joining him in the finals tonight are Andrew Seliskar (2:02.47), Josh Pernot (2:02.59), Dan Wallace (2:02.78), Michael Weiss (2:02.83), last night’s 400 IM champion, Ryan Lochte (2:03.06), Nikita Denisyako (2:03.43) and Eduardo Solaeche (2:03.70).

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anonymoose
5 years ago

phelps didnt swim the 200 fly. anybody knows why?

Pvdh
Reply to  anonymoose
5 years ago

Focus on 200 Im maybe

anonymoose
Reply to  Pvdh
5 years ago

i thought the same thing, maybe. but then it would have been better to swim in prelims and scratch for finals imo.

Rafael
5 years ago

Phelps scratched?

anonymoose
Reply to  Rafael
5 years ago

he was a no-show. he didnt swim

Team Rwanda
5 years ago

Looks like Lochte was in the 100 breast. 1.02.56 for 11th place

Years of Plain Suck
5 years ago

Thanks to the entire SwimSwam team for their coverage of this meet.

Good wishes.

paolo
5 years ago

Phelps-Lochte in 200 im tonight could be an intriguing one (pending scratches..): Lochte is in good medley’s shape, like showed in the 400 im, perhaps better than Phelps, but Phelps will try to end this meeting with a second win after the 100 fly. Lochte is also in the B final of 100 breast (nice 1.02.56 in prelims), we’ll see if he scratches to focus on 200 im final.

A surely great final will be the men 100 back, as Plummer, Grevers and Murphy are all in excellent swimming shape. Nice displays in prelims also from Vyatchanin and Koga, but the challenge for the win will be all Usa and at a very high level (under 53″?).

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JDM
5 years ago

Nothing against Michael in saying this – because he is no doubt the greatest of all time – but as far as reporting on prelims this morning, isn’t it kind of unfair to Seliskar (2:01.47) to say that Phelps (2:01.88) dominated the 200 IM this morning?

Hi
Reply to  JDM
5 years ago

Seliskar was actually a 2:02.47

JDM
Reply to  Hi
5 years ago

Thanks!

JDM
Reply to  JDM
5 years ago

Ahh nevermind – there is a typo in the article above. MP was in fact first in the prelims.

Crawler
Reply to  JDM
5 years ago

Perhaps, but Phels looked VERY strong.

Crawler
5 years ago

Phelps looked very easy in the 200IM this morning, but I think he should drop the 200 fly at Rio. Otherwise he would have 9 tough races plus at least one relay which could be too much.

Rafael
Reply to  Crawler
5 years ago

9 races plus 3 relays if he qualifies for 4×100 free which is feasible.

Dru
Reply to  Rafael
5 years ago

Adrian and phelps are probably the only two locks for that relay

You have to hope 2-3 of the young guys step up (conger, dressel, Chadwick, Rooney, maybe Ryan Murphy.. see what happened at worlds).. And then you have grevers (who should have been on the London final relay) and lochte

Always wondered why tom shields never swims 100 free (saw he was entered in the 200 free for this meet), considering his speed in the 100 fly

But phelps not swimming the 400 IM and 200 free will be huge for him schedule wise

Joel Lin
5 years ago

Arkady has looked great. He’s healthy and swimming well. Is there a Serbian trials or do his auto qualify times just passport straight to Rio?

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