Swimming Video edit/capture – GMM
WOMEN’S 200 butterfly – reported by Jared Anderson
Katinka Hosszu powered away from the field early, asserting her dominance in the 200 fly with her first of 3 swims tonight. Her 2:08.47 won by exactly one second and ranks as the 4th-fastest time in the world this year. She topped a pair of Canadians, Audrey Lacroix and Katerine Savard, both of whom also put up top-10 times in the world this year. Lacroix was 2:09.47, just a few tenths off what she went to win the Austin Grand Prix, and Savard was 2:10.94.
At 15 years old, Chattahoochee’s Lauren Case took home fourth place with a 2:14.25 – that cut almost two seconds off her prelims swim, but still isn’t quite a lifetime-best. She topped Cal’s Caitlin Leverenz, who was 2:14.66, and 18-year-old Isabella Paez of Metro Aquatic Club, who went 2:14.99.
Another 14-year-old was in the race; that was Delaney Walz of Greater Philadelphia Aquatic Club. She took seventh in 2:15.26.
In the B final it was Gator Swim Club’s Andreina Pinto who moved up from 10th to win the heat, going 2:12.62 . Claire Donahue led the field most of the way, but Pinto patiently pulled off the comeback to win over Donahue’s 2:14.40. Those were huge drops for both women from prelims: 6 seconds for Pinto and 7 for Donahue.