Consistent Adrian, Dominant Ledecky Lead 2016 PSS Points After Mesa

ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES AT MESA

  • Thursday, April 14 – Saturday, April 16, 2016
  • Skyline Aquatic Center
  • Mesa, Arizona (same as Pacific Daylight Time, GMT -7 hours)
  • Prelims 9AM / Finals 5PM (12PM/8PM Eastern Daylight Time)
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Stream
  • Live Results
  • Meet Central

In Mesa, Nathan Adrian remained undefeated in the sprint freestyles on the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series to maintain his men’s points lead, while Katie Ledecky continues to crush the competition on the women’s side.

Adrian’s lead is a fascinating one. In a series that usually favors versatile athletes who enter a wide range of events, Adrian has accumulated the most total points while scoring in just two events – the 50 and 100 freestyles.

That’s because Adrian is undefeated on the series this year, winning both sprint events in Minneapolis, Austin, Orlando and Mesa. That consistency has him leading Michael Phelps and Conor Dwyer by 5 and 8 points, respectively.

Ledecky’s domination isn’t much of a surprise on the women’s side, but it is noteworthy that she leads the field by 15 points – the equivalent of three event wins. Ledecky had the second-best showing in Mesa, trailing only a red-hot Maya Diradowho has scored 32 of her 40 points over the last two Pro Swim Series meets.

Last year’s champion Katinka Hosszumeanwhile, looks a longshot to repeat, sitting just 4th with 24 points. That’s 31 behind Ledecky. Hosszu scored just 6 in Mesa after a huge 18-point showing in Austin earlier this year.

We’ve got the top 5 in each gender here, with the full listings at the bottom of this page.

Top 5 Men

  1. Nathan Adrian – 40
  2. Michael Phelps – 35
  3. Conor Dwyer – 32
  4. Chase Kalisz – 26
  5. Ryan Lochte – 20

Top 5 Women

  1. Katie Ledecky – 55
  2. Maya DiRado – 40
  3. Missy Franklin – 31
  4. Katinka Hosszu – 24
  5. Simone Manuel, Melanie Margalis – 21

ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES POINTS/MONEY SYSTEM

Series points and prize money are given out to the top 3 finishers in each Olympic-distance event. (The men’s 800 free, women’s 1500 free, and 50s of the non-free strokes do not earn points or money, despite being swum at some of the Pro Swim Series meets).

The awards are as follows:

  • 1st place = 5 points = $1000
  • 2nd place = 3 points = $600
  • 3rd place = 1 point = $200

At the end of the series, the top male and female finishers will earn a $10,000 bonus. The top finishers will also earn a 1-year lease of a BMW – but that lease award can only go to U.S. citizen. If the points winner is not a U.S. citizen, the lease will go to the highest eligible swimmer.

Full rules here

*As a reminder: the money listed in these rankings is “money earned,” not necessarily “money accepted.” Athletes maintaining their amateurism status are not necessarily accepting all the prize money they earned.

Men’s Points

Athlete Points Money Minneapolis Austin Orlando Mesa
Nathan Adrian 40 $8,000 10 10 10 10
Michael Phelps 35 $7,000 9 10 6 10
Conor Dwyer 32 $6,400 13 0 11 8
Chase Kalisz 26 $5,200 10 3 10 3
Ryan Lochte 20 $4,000 3 8 0 9
Ryan Murphy 18 $3,600 0 8 10 0
Michael McBroom 16 $3,200 5 3 0 8
Josh Prenot 15 $3,000 0 7 8 0
Nicholas Fink 12 $2,400 3 3 3 3
Connor Jaeger 12 $2,400 4 5 3 0
David Plummer 11 $2,200 5 1 0 5
Arkady Vyatchanin 10 $2,000 6 3 0 1
Grigory Tarasevich 10 $2,000 6 0 4 0
Santo Condorelli 9 $1,800 9 0 0 0
Marcelo Acosta 8 $1,600 3 0 5 0
Jeremy Stravius 8 $1,600 0 8 0 0
Tom Shields 7 $1,400 0 3 4 0
Carlos Claverie 7 $1,400 7 0 0 0
Cristian Quintero 6 $1,200 0 0 0 6
Ous Mellouli 6 $1,200 1 1 0 4
Andrew Wilson 6 $1,200 0 5 0 1
Giles Smith 6 $1,200 5 0 0 1
Sebastien Rousseau 6 $1,200 0 0 6 0
Matt Grevers 6 $1,200 0 5 1 0
Jordan Potain 6 $1,200 0 6 0 0
Sam Tierney 6 $1,200 5 1 0 0
Youssef El Kamash 5 $1,000 0 0 0 5
BJ Johnson 5 $1,000 0 0 0 5
Jordan Wilimovsky 5 $1,000 0 0 0 5
Sean Grieshop 5 $1,000 0 0 0 5
Seth Stubblefield 5 $1,000 0 0 0 5
Joao Gomes 5 $1,000 0 0 5 0
Thiago Pereira 5 $1,000 0 0 5 0
Cody Miller 5 $1,000 4 0 1 0
Quah Zheng Wen 5 $1,000 0 5 0 0
Miguel de Lara Ojeda 4 $800 0 0 0 4
Jacob Pebley 4 $800 0 1 3 0
Kevin Cordes 4 $800 0 4 0 0
Omar Pinzon 3 $600 0 0 0 3
Anthony Ervin 3 $600 0 0 0 3
Jack Conger 3 $600 0 0 0 3
Pace Clark 3 $600 0 0 0 3
Jimmy Feigen 3 $600 0 2 0 1
Dion Dreesens 3 $600 0 0 3 0
Caeleb Dressel 3 $600 0 0 3 0
Zane Grothe 3 $600 0 0 3 0
Henrique Rodrigues 3 $600 0 0 3 0
Luca Dotto 3 $600 0 0 3 0
Andrew Gemmell 3 $600 0 3 0 0
Bruno Fratus 3 $600 0 3 0 0
Simon Sjodin 3 $600 0 3 0 0
Townley Haas 3 $600 0 3 0 0
Tyler Clary 3 $600 3 0 0 0
Mads Glaesner 2 $400 0 1 1 0
Joao de Lucca 2 $400 2 0 0 0
Connor Green 1 $200 0 0 0 1
Cullen Jones 1 $200 0 0 0 1
Clark Smith 1 $200 0 0 0 1
David Nolan 1 $200 0 0 0 1
Gunnar Bentz 1 $200 0 0 0 1
Jonathan Gomez 1 $200 0 0 0 1
Nicolas Oliveira 1 $200 0 0 1 0
Felipe Lima 1 $200 0 0 1 0
Henrique Martins 1 $200 0 0 1 0
Robert Finke 1 $200 0 0 1 0
Ali Khalafalla 1 $200 0 0 1 0
True Sweetser 1 $200 0 0 1 0
Andrew Seliskar 1 $200 0 1 0 0
Tim Phillips 1 $200 0 1 0 0
Aaron Greene 1 $200 1 0 0 0
Brad Tandy 1 $200 1 0 0 0
Corey Okubo 1 $200 1 0 0 0
Grant Shoults 1 $200 1 0 0 0

Women’s Points

Athlete Points Money Minneapolis Austin Orlando Mesa
Katie Ledecky 55 $11,000 16 18 6 15
Maya DiRado 40 $8,000 3 5 15 17
Missy Franklin 31 $6,200 13 5 13 0
Katinka Hosszu 24 $4,800 0 18 0 6
Simone Manuel 21 $4,200 8 0 8 5
Melanie Margalis 21 $4,200 8 3 9 1
Cammile Adams 18 $3,600 5 5 0 8
Becca Mann 18 $3,600 9 7 2 0
Sarah Sjostrom 18 $3,600 0 18 0 0
Dana Vollmer 15 $3,000 3 3 0 9
Lotte Friis 15 $3,000 0 1 10 4
Madison Kennedy 13 $2,600 0 3 5 5
Allison Schmitt 13 $2,600 2 0 8 3
Katie Meili 10 $2,000 0 5 0 5
Yulia Efimova 10 $2,000 0 0 10 0
Abbey Weitzeil 9 $1,800 4 1 0 4
Kelsi Worrell 8 $1,600 5 0 0 3
Dominique Bouchard 8 $1,600 2 0 6 0
Caitlin Leverenz 8 $1,600 8 0 0 0
Kirsty Coventry 6 $1,200 0 0 0 6
Alia Atkinson 6 $1,200 0 3 0 3
Molly Hannis 6 $1,200 0 4 1 1
Lindsay Vrooman 6 $1,200 0 0 6 0
Etiene Medeiros 6 $1,200 5 0 1 0
Leah Smith 6 $1,200 3 3 0 0
Breeja Larson 5 $1,000 0 0 0 5
Cassidy Bayer 5 $1,000 0 1 0 4
Aliena Schmidtke 5 $1,000 0 0 5 0
Laura Sogar 5 $1,000 0 5 0 0
Kierra Smith 5 $1,000 5 0 0 0
Cierra Runge 4 $800 0 0 0 4
Ella Eastin 4 $800 0 0 0 4
Andreina Pinto 4 $800 0 0 4 0
Ashley McGregor 3 $600 0 0 0 3
Vien Nguyen 3 $600 0 0 3 0
Audrey Lacroix 3 $600 0 3 0 0
Haley Spencer 3 $600 3 0 0 0
Hanna Saiz 3 $600 3 0 0 0
Kylie Masse 3 $600 3 0 0 0
Micah Lawrence 3 $600 3 0 0 0
Hilda Luthersdottir 2 $400 0 0 1 1
Elizabeth Beisel 2 $400 0 0 2 0
Sarah Henry 2 $400 0 2 0 0
Noemie Thomas 2 $400 1 1 0 0
Kaitlin Harty 1 $200 0 0 0 1
Felicia Lee 1 $200 0 0 1 0
Aliaksandra Herasimenia 1 $200 0 0 1 0
Anna Belousova 1 $200 0 1 0 0
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace 1 $200 0 1 0 0
Kathleen Baker 1 $200 0 1 0 0
Andee Cottrell 1 $200 1 0 0 0
Haley Anderson 1 $200 1 0 0 0
Justine Bowker 1 $200 1 0 0 0
Martha McCabe 1 $200 1 0 0 0
Stephanie Peacock 1 $200 1 0 0 0

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