Flickinger Switches to Small Training Group, Sees Big Returns (Video)

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.


  • Olympic Trials Cut: 2:14.59
  1. Hali Flickinger – 2:07.21
  2. Regan Smith – 2:11.34
  3. Megan Kingsley – 2:11.63

Hali Flickinger had begun establishing a big lead off of the first 100, taking it out in a 1:00.89. By the 150 mark, Flickinger was ahead of the field by 2 seconds. Flickinger went on to win by over 5 seconds with a blistering 2:07.21.

The race for second was on in the last 50, but 16-year-old Regan Smith came out for the silver in a 2:11.34. Taking third right behind Smith was Megan Kingsley, in a 2:11.63. Right behind the top three was in fourth was Olympian Kelsi Dahlia (2:12.35).

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It’d be nice if the story summarized the headline and video for those not able to watch it. I was interested enough to click the link because I wanted to know the content but I can’t watch the video and I don’t care enough to remember to come back to watch it later.

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