Reported by James Sutherland.
WOMEN’S 200 FLY FINAL
- US Open Record: 2:05.96, Mary T. Meagher, 1981
- GT Pool Record: 2:07.29, Susie O’Neill, 1995
After Nation Capital’s Cassidy Bayer got out to a slight lead early on, 2016 US Olympian in this event Hali Flickinger took over the race at the halfway mark and pulled away for the win in 2:08.90. That swim was just 13 one-hundredths off her 2:08.77 season best that has her 16th in the world.
Bayer and Ruby Martin were battling for 2nd for most of the race, but Lauren Case closed strong in 33.7 to run them both down and take the runner-up spot in 2:10.50. Bayer touched third, and Martin was 4th in 2:11.15. Flickinger was the only non-teenager in the A-final.