Coughlin Takes Over SwimSquad Lead After Day 2 In Mesa


Team Coughlin got points from all five starters on day 2 in Mesa, surging to the points lead by 10 with one day of point-scoring remaining.

Running Points
CoughlinSquad 65
LezakSquad 55
KrayzelburgSquad 49
SandenoSquad 43

Coughlin was tied for dead last among the four teams after day 1, but surged back on the second day behind wins from Ryan Murphy (100 back), Molly Hannis (100 breast), Hali Flickinger (200 fly) and Melanie Margalis (200 IM). Coughlin’s team won a third of the night’s 12 events, and also got points from runner-up Michael Chadwick in the 100 free.

Coughlin isn’t starting an IMer, which will cut down on total points, but she leads LezakSquad by 10 and has two more scoring opportunities tonight from Chadwick in the 50 free and Hannis in the 50 breast.

Lezak, swimming without a backstroker, had a big night of his own, getting wins from Nathan Adrian and Mallory Comerford in a Lezak-centric 100 free sweep. In addition, Josh Prenot was second in the 200 IM, Pace Clark third in the 200 fly and Cody Miller 6th in the 100 breast.

The team to beat is still the KrayzelburgSquad, though. The series points leader is 16 out of the Mesa lead, but has the most scoring swims on day 3 – five different Krayzelburg swimmers will contend for titles Saturday night. Already, Chase Kalisz has maxed out at 20 points for the third-straight meet, and Kelsi Dahlia (50 fly) and Olivia Smoliga (50 back) have chances to do the same.

The only other swimmer to already hit max points is Murphy for CoughlinSquad. Others who could hit that mark are Zane Grothe and Leah Smith from SandenoSquad, Nathan Adrian from LezakSquad and Molly Hannis for CoughlinSquad.

CoughlinSquad 65
Starter Points
Free Michael Chadwick 50/100 8
Back Ryan Murphy 100/200 20
Breast Molly Hannis 50/100 10
Fly Hali Flickinger 100/200 10
IM 0
Flex Melanie Margalis 200IM/200FR 17

LezakSquad 55
Starter Points
Free Nathan Adrian 50/100 10
Back 0
Breast Cody Miller 50/100 3
Fly Pace Clark 100/200 14
IM Josh Prenot 200/400 16
Flex Mallory Comerford 100FR/200FR 12

KrayzelburgSquad 49
Starter Events Points
Free Abbey Weitzeil 50/100 1
Back Matt Grevers 50/100 8
Breast Nic Fink 50/100
Fly Kelsi Dahlia 50/100 10
IM Chase Kalisz 200/400 20
Flex Olivia Smoliga 50BK/100BK 10

SandenoSquad 43
Starter Points
Free Zane Grothe 400/800 10
Back Jacob Pebley 100/200 13
Breast Andrew Wilson 100/200 2
Fly Michael Andrew 50/100 8
IM Katie McLaughlin 200/400 0
Flex Leah Smith 200FR/400FR 10


KrayzelburgSquad 178 107 71
CoughlinSquad 160 88 72
SandenoSquad 155 76 79
LezakSquad 119 67 52


  • Prior to each meet, the captain will select 6 swimmers from their overall roster to score.
  • Each of the six athletes is designated for one specific category, and can score in up to two events from that category. The categories are:
    • Free (50 through 1500)
    • Back (50 through 200)
    • Breast (50 through 200)
    • Fly (50 through 200)
    • IM (200 and 400, not the mystery order 200 IM)
    • Flex (any two races)
  • An athlete must make the top 8 to score points:
    • 1st: 10
    • 2nd: 8
    • 3rd: 7
    • 4th: 5
    • 5th: 4
    • 6th: 3
    • 7th: 2
    • 8th: 1

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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