Beisel Not Fully Rested at SECs, Hoping for Taper Time – Video Interview

Women’s 400 IM Final, as reported by Morgan Priestley

In any other conference (for instance, their old home in the Big 12), Cammile Adams and Sarah Henry would likely be considered heavy favorites to run away from the field. The SEC, however, remains Elizabeth Beisel‘s territory, who defended her SEC swimming title in impressive fashion with a time of 3:59.53. That’s her season best, as she retains the country’s top time through week 1 of conference championship season. Notably, her time was faster at this meet last year, when she dropped a 3:58.35 that stands as the SEC record.

Adams (4:02.12) and Henry (4:03.75) rounded out the top three to score big points for Texas A&M. Both ladies were just off their season bests; like Beisel, they were already safely qualified for NCAA’s (they hold the second and third fastest times in the country), and are likely not fully tapered for this meet. Georgia claimed the 4-7 spots with the quartet Annie Zhu (4:05.55), Hali Flickinger(4:09.53), Amber McDermott (4:09.75), and Nicole Vernon (4:12.09). Ashlee Linn, a freshman from Florida, finished 8th.

Florida, doing their best to limit the damage from Georgia tonight, took the top two spots in the B-Final, led by Jess Thielmann (4:09.99).

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Miss Beisel is one of my favorite swimmers. I like her personality. I hope she will swim at her best next month. The 200 IM is for Elizabeth Pelton, Caitlin Leverenz or Jasmine Tosky. The 200 back is for Miss Pelton. Elizabeth Beisel can win the 400 IM. It’s her best chance to win an individual title this season.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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