Flickinger: “Jack, if you’re watching, I hope you hear me” (Video)

Reported by Karl Ortegon.

2018 US WINTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

WOMEN’S 200 FLY FINALS

  • 2020 Olympic Trials Cut: 2:14.59
  1. Hali Flickinger – 2:07.22
  2. Olivia Bray – 2:11.38
  3. Charlotte Hook – 2:11.93

Hali Flickinger, a strategic expert at this event, was controlled on the front-half and let Virginia Gators’ Olivia Bray rocket out to a 1:00.9 first 100. Flickinger executed a phenomenal backhalf, though, blowing past Bray for the final turn and then hammering home over the last 50 meters. Flickinger wound up body lengths ahead for the win at 2:07.22, her sixth-best swim ever and her fastest non-summer LCM swim ever.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 200 FLY

HaliUSA
FLICKINGER
07/24
2.05.96
2Katie
DRABOT
USA2.06.5907/24
3Franziska
HENTKE
GER2.06.5011/21
4Katinka
HOSSZU
HUN2.06.6205/12
5Boglarka
KAPAS
HUN2.06.7807/25
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Bray was able to hold on for 2nd at 2:11.38, while 14-year-old Charlotte Hook of the TAC Titans got onto the podium with a 2:11.93. Athens Bulldogs’ Megan Kingsley was 2:12.61 for 4th.

It was a 2:14.60 to win the B-final for Leah Gingrich of Columbus Aquatic Club.

WOMEN’S 200 BACK FINALS

  • 2020 Olympic Trials Cut: 2:14.69
  1. Kylie Masse – 2:09.92
  2. Hali Flickinger – 2:10.77
  3. Ali Galyer – 2:11.02

Canadian star Kylie Masse broke the pool record with a 2:09.92, the first sub-2:10 performance in this event that the Greensboro Aquatic Center’s ever seen. That’s a world-leading time for Masse (with the season being considered from September of this year and on).

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 200 BACK

ReganUSA
SMITH
07/26
2.03.35 *WR
2Margherita
PANZIERA
ITA2.05.7204/06
3Kylie
MASSE
CAN2.05.9404/05
4Kaylee
McKEOWN
AUs2.06.2607/27
5Taylor
RUCK
CAN2.06.7004/05
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Athens Bulldogs’ Hali Flickinger booked it the last 10 meters or so to sneak in for 2nd at 2:10.77, about a second and a half off of her PR. Kentucky’s Ali Galyer was 2:11.02 after leading the way this morning, and 16-year-old Phoebe Bacon of NCAP was just behind her and off the podium at 2:11.13.

Paige Hetrick of Bradford YMCA went 2:14.04 out of lane 8 in the B-final, notching a Trials cut as well as a lifetime best.

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SUNY Cal

Is she married now?

Superfan

Yes she has been married a couple years. She married Martin Grodzki. Martin is from Germany and also swam at UGA where he won NCAAs in the mile and set a NCAA record at the time.

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