Video Interview – WOMEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – FINALS
At the 100 meter mark, Cammile Adams had a slight lead on the field at 1:01.67. She was slightly ahead of Flickinger and McLaughlin. The same trio powered through the final 100, but it was Cammile Adams that secured her Pan Pac Roster spot with the 7th fastest time int he world this year. She touched the wall at 2:07.12. Adams ran away with the race on the final, making an exciting race for the second place position. In the final 15 meters, it was Katie McLaughlin that put her head down and drove into the wall. She finished second with her time of 2:08.74. Hali Flichinger finished third at 2:08.77. Maya DiRado took advantage of her A-final swim to finish fourth with a 2:09.76. That gives DiRado and Flickinger an outside chance of making the Pan Pacs team. Katie McLaughlin should be in for sure. Kate Mills finished in fifth at 2:09.88. She was the final swimmer under 2:10. Sixth place jumped up to 2:11.13, where Emma Nunn reached in to finish.
Rounding out the final 8 in the women’s 200 butterfly was Courtney Weaver and Cassidy Bayer at 2:12.22 and 2:12.30, respectively.
Into the final 50, it was Tina Bechtel in lane four and Noelle Tarazona racing to the finish. Bechtel from Univeristy of Kentucky Swim Team won the b-final of the women’s 200 buttefly with her time of 2:09.57. Tarazona finished second with her time of 2:10.49.
Hannah Kukurugya from Crown Point Swim Club won the C-final of the women’s 200 butterfly, dropping three second to a time of 2:10.10. She made a five second drop at junior nationals between prelims and finals to finish at 2:10.6. Today was a .4 second drop from last week.