Erica Sullivan Swims Another Lifetime Best at KMSC Pro-Am

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 8

December 14th, 2018 Club, News

2018 KMSC PRO-AM CLASSIC

After swimming the #3 time in history of the 1000 free on ThursdayErica Sullivan posted another lifetime best to open day 2’s finals session at the King Marlin Swim Club Pro-Am. Sullivan, a three-event US National Teamer, swam a 1:45.72 in the 200 free and scratched the 400 IM on Friday. Her previous best time in the 200 free was 1:47.43.

The swim makes Sullivan the 5th-fastest 18 & under in the 200 yard free so far this season.

Meanwhile, in the biggest showdown of the night, a pair of American national teamers Will Licon and Cody Miller went 1-2 in the men’s 100 breaststroke, but the result wasn’t that close. Licon won in 51.80, while the Olympic bronze medalist in the long course version of this event, Miller, took 2nd in 54.76. Miller indicated in a recent vlog post that he’s trying to work through some pain in his knees and that he’s just working his way through his swims this week.

Licon doubled up on the day with a 3:47.19 in the 400 IM. That’s about 3 seconds slower than he was 2 weeks ago at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational. 17-year old Sandpipers swimmer Tyler Edlefsen, a BYU commit, took 2nd in 3:53.52, which was his best time by almost 2 seconds.

On the women’s side, World Championship medalist Madisyn Cox matched the double with a win in the 100 breast in 59.82 and another in the 400 IM in 4:05.50. The 100 breast time is just 6-tenths shy of her lifetime best in the event. Cox missed the summer long course competition season while serving a 6-month suspension for a positive doping test, which FINA determined to be caused by a tainted supplement.

7 of the day’s 10 individual events were won by current or former US National Teamers.

Other Day 2 Winners:

  • Texas post-grad Clark Smith won the men’s 200 free in 1:35.05, 2-and-a-half seconds ahead of Benjamin Patton (1:37.69). Patton, of the Wichita Swim Club, was the top junior swimmer in the race, and had never broken 1:40 in the race before (he swam 1:40.02 at this meet last year). He’ll head to Missouri in the fall to start his collegiate career.
  • SMU’s Erin Trahan won the women’s 100 fly in 52.93, beating out Schroeder YMCA 27-year old Hannah Saiz.
  • Giles Smith from the Phoenix Swim Club won the men’s 100 fly in 46.33, beating out his fellow pro Bryce Bohman in 47.34. Patton was again the top junior in the race, placing 4th in 48.53.
  • Bohman came back to win the 50 back in 22.21.
  • SMU freshman Gabriella Grobler won the women’s 50 back in 26.03.
  • The Sandpipers of Nevada won the 400 free relay in a new team record of 3:27.04.
  • Patton kept his hot-streak on the night alive, leading off the Wichita Swim Club’s 400 free relay in 44.89. His teammates went a trio of 47s and the club rolled to a 3:06.77 win.

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Hswimmer

Miller always having an excuse to why he loses.

Onehandtouch

Please go away.

Hswimmer

It’s true….

RenéDescartes

How’s your youtube channel doing?

Hswimmer

Has nothing to do with his YouTube 😂 I could care less about a YouTube channel. He’s an Olympian, and needs to stop making excuses and just deal with the fact he lost. Happened after nationals also!

Dude

He’s injured bud.

RenéDescartes

Okay, let’s try this again. How many Olympic medals do you have?

Reilly

There is a definite difference between an excuse and an explanation. Having diagnosed knee injuries and not racing for six months explains a bad swim. Getting out and saying that your cap didn’t go on correctly and you got water in your ear and it messed you up is an excuse. Learn the difference.

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