Casas’ 1:57.7 200m Back Highlights Art Adamson Invite Day 3 Prelims

2019 ART ADAMSON INVITE

  • Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Texas A&M Natatorium, College Station, Texas
  • Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM (U.S. Central Time)
  • Prelims Long Course Meters (LCM) format
  • Finals Short Course Yards (SCY) format
  • Live results

Shaine Casas has been the story of this meet, and he put up another great swim this morning during the last prelims session of the weekend here in College Station.

Leading the way during long course prelims in the 200 back, Casas posted a 1:57.70, the only finisher under two minutes. This is his ninth time under the two-minute mark, and it’s his fourth-best outing ever; his lifetime best is a 1:55.79 from Nationals this past summer, and he’s been 1:57-low twice, also from this past summer. He has been destroying his personal bests all weekend, and tonight in yards, his time to beat will be a 1:39.84 from the 2019 SEC Championships.

See Casas’ swim in lane four:

Casas now ranks fourth in the world this season.

2019-2020 LCM MEN 200 BACK

RyanUSA
Murphy
03/06
1:55.22
2Ryosuke
Irie
JPN1:55.3501/24
3Mitchell
Larkin
AUS1:55.9708/02
4Keita
Sunama
JPN1:56.0508/28
5Jacob
Pebley
USA1:56.3708/02
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Stanford sophomore Zoe Bartel had a huge swim in the women’s 200 breast, clocking a 2:26.78 to come less than a second off of Breeja Larson’s pool record. Nobody else went under 2:29, with Texas A&M’s Anna Belousova second at 2:29.37 and A&M post-grad Bethany Galat third at 2:29.87. Bartel couldn’t match her pre-college bests in SCY last season as a freshman, but her time this morning wasn’t far from her best of 2:25.46.

Stanford’s Katie Drabot also impressed in the 200 fly, the only woman under 2:10 with a 2:09.01. Second was A&M’s Jing Quah (2:12.93). Drabot slots into the world top 5 this season, the top American.

2019-2020 LCM WOMEN 200 FLY

SuzukaJPN
Hasegawa
08/28
2:05.62
2Hali
Flickinger
USA2:06.1103/05
3Regan
Smith
USA2:06.3903/05
4Katinka
Hosszu
HUN2:07.0708/15
5Brianna
Throssell
AUS2:07.3608/02
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OTHER NOTABLE SWIMS

  • A&M post-grad Beryl Gastaldello was 54.91 to lead the 100 free prelims on the women’s side. USC sophomore Laticia Transom took second in 55.80, just five-hundredths off of her personal best.
  • A&M had a good push in the men’s 100 free prelims, going 1-2-4 with Adam Koster (50.28), Mike Thibert (50.33) and Mark Theall (50.51). USC’s Nikola Miljenic was third (50.50). Both Koster and Thibert were under Olympic Trials cuts.
  • Aggie freshman Andres Puente posted the morning’s fastest 200 breast time with a 2:13.99.
  • In the men’s 200 fly, USC’s Alexei Sancov led the way with a 1:58.38, a lifetime best.
  • Stanford’s Erin Voss was 2:12.53 to lead the 200 back on the women’s side.

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Ol' Longhorn
10 months ago

Man, considering the doubles + relays, Casas prelim swim is really impressive.

Anon5
10 months ago

Didn’t Hali Fluckinger swim a 2:07 in greensboro? Does that meet not count as times for the speedo rankings this season?

Dave92029
10 months ago

Stanford sure does not seem to be swimming like the 6th best dual meet school in the country. Times may not be awesome but the display of depth sure is.

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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