Hali Flickinger – I choked on water off the 3rd turn (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Tony Carroll.

Hali Flickinger powered through the final 50 meters to win the national title in the women’s 200 butterfly, touching the wall with a time of 2:07.59. That time from Flickinger is the 11th fastest time in the world this year.

Cassidy Bayer finished second, swimming the fastest 15-16 200 butterfly since 1981. She posted the second fastest time in history of 2:08.03. Mary T Meahger is the national age group record holder with her time of 2:05.96 from 1981. It is one of the oldest NAG records on the books.

Christina Bechtel and Alys Margaret Thomas finished in third and fourth with 2:09’s, and Katherine Mills finished fifth at 2:11.04.

Hannah Kukurugya and Victoria Edwards were sixth and seventh with 2:12’s and Lauren Case finished eighth overall with her time of 2:13.35.

Hannah Saiz won the B final with her time of 2:09.83 and Courtney Harnish won the 18&u final with a 2:10.80.

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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