Curry, Johansson Put Up NCAA-Leading Times To Open Art Adamson Invite

2021 Art Adamson Invitational

  • November 17-19, 2021
  • Texas A&M Student Rec Center Natatorium, College Station, TX.
  • SCY (25y)
  • Live Results
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “Art Adamson Invitational”
  • Live Stream (Finals)

The opening session of the 2021 Art Adamson Invitational got underway this morning at Texas A&M, with a pair of nation-leading performances coming in the men’s events from Brooks Curry and Victor Johansson.

Curry, a junior with the LSU Tigers, dropped a time of 19.14 in the men’s 50 free prelims, leapfrogging Grand Canyon’s Jack Armstrong (19.47) for the fastest time in the NCAA while improving his previous season-best of 19.51.

Curry, who owns an official best time of 18.97, had an unofficial 18.7 clocking in practice earlier this season.

USC’s Nikola Miljenic (19.49), Artem Selin (19.55) and Max Saunders (19.82) qualified second, third and fourth for the ‘A’ final in what was a very strong morning for the Trojans.

Also showing out for the Trojans was Johansson, a junior, who recorded the fastest time in the nation this season with a 4:16.08 in the 500 free.

Johansson overtakes the 4:16.95 done by Jake Magahey of Georgia in their dual against Florida at the end of October. Johansson had previously been 4:19.38 this season at the USC Invite, and owns a lifetime best of 4:13.30 from the 2019 Pac-12s.

USC freshman Daniel Matheson qualified second for the ‘A’ final in 4:21.13, more than five seconds back of Johansson. TCU’s Geremia Freri, who has been 4:17.71 this year, qualified fourth in 4:22.62, while USC’s Alexei Sancov lurks back in fifth in 4:22.99.

The Trojans also picked up the top times of the morning in two of the women’s events, with fifth-year Calypso Sheridan pacing the 200 IM in 1:57.45 and Kaitlyn Dobler qualifying first in the 50 free (22.26).

Sheridan currently ranks first in the country this season with her 1:55.76 from the USC Invite, while teammate Isabelle Odgers qualified second in 1:58.20, holding the NCAA’s #2 time at 1:57.04.

In the 50 free it was a 1-2-3-4 finish for USC in the heats, with Dobler leading Anicka Delgado (22.35), Laticia-Leigh Transom (22.41) and Marta Ciesla (22.67). Dobler chops two-tenths off her previous season-best of 22.45.

Texas A&M’s Chloe Stepanek, who also advanced in fifth in the 50 free, had the fastest time of the session in the women’s 500 free in 4:46.24. USC’s Marlene Kahler, who has been 4:43.94 this year, sits second in 4:48.17.

In the men’s 200 IM it was the Aggie duo of Koko Bratanov (1:45.09) and Anze Fers Erzen (1:45.19) qualifying 1-2, with Bratanov moving into fourth in the NCAA for the season (following Mizzou’s Danny Kovac and Ben Patton hitting 1:44s at their invite this morning).

Swimming unattached, former Texas A&M swimmer Shaine Casas (who is still training in College Station for the time being) raced to times of 1:42.96 in the 200 IM and 19.51 in the 50 free swimming exhibition.

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Livestream suggestion
5 months ago

To the operator of the livestream……can you leave the scoreboard in the top right corner all the time???

ArtVanDeLegh10
5 months ago

I’m interested in what Curry goes at finals tonight since he was 18.7-19.0 in practice recently.

PVSFree
Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
5 months ago

Can you imagine this site if he goes like 17.9 or something? Pretty sure the memes would reach Dean level. It’d be awesome

Texas A&M Swim Fan
Reply to  PVSFree
5 months ago

Wanna try 19.09 (I’m at meet). Not throwing water on you or anything because that’s still fast!

Texas A&M Swim Fan
Reply to  PVSFree
5 months ago

19.09

Taa
Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
5 months ago

I’ll guess 18.88, I don’t think hes going much faster than that practice swim where he probably got the benefit of a generous timer.

PFA
Reply to  Taa
5 months ago

You do realize that would still be the fastest time in the nation this season by around .3.

Dudeman
Reply to  PFA
5 months ago

I don’t think they meant that 18.8 is a bad time, just that expectations should be more measured since he has no reason to rest and go 18.5 at the mid season meet. Anything under 19 would be awesome to see

Swimm
Reply to  PFA
5 months ago

Now that invites have started, I don’t think we should look at season rankings until the end of the major invites

Texas A&M Swim Fan
Reply to  Taa
5 months ago

19.09 (I’m at meet). Still really fast!

Poggers
5 months ago

Fortnite

Kachow
Reply to  Poggers
5 months ago

Trying to get that Brooks Curry skin in Fortnite.

daeleb cressel
Reply to  Poggers
5 months ago

Poggers

Swimm
5 months ago

Heard Curry waited until everyone was at the 15m mark to dive in

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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