2019 SANTA CLARA SWIM CLUB INTERNATIONAL MEET
- June 6-9, 2019
- George F. Haines International Aquatic Center
- Santa Clara, CA
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Katie Drabot of Alto Swim Club continues to progress in the 200 fly, as she won the event tonight with a lifetime best of 2:06.67. Cassidy Bayer of Cal took 2nd in 2:10.70.
Drabot split this race very well, going 28.5 on the first 50 and then holding 32’s the rest of the race. She was 1:00.80 going out, coming home in a 1:05.87.
Having never really focused on this race in long course until 2o18, Drabot got down to 2:07.18 to take 2nd at Nationals last summer and qualify for both 2018 Pan Pacs and 2019 Worlds. Tonight, she takes .51 off of that time, and she moves up to #4 in the world. The 200 fly is becoming much stronger for the American women, as they now have two swimmers ranked in the world’s top 5, both under 2:07 outside of championship season.
Katie McLaughlin of Cal had the swim of her life in the 200 free, going 1:56.48 to win by over two seconds over Alto’s Brooke Forde (1:58.94). She was 56.36 going out and then dropped two 30-low’s on the back end. That was McLaughlin’s second time under 1:57 ever, and it takes four tenths off of her old best of 1:56.88 from the 2018 Pan Pacs. She’s now tied for 6th in the world this season.
Katie Ledecky was a scratch after going 1:56.65 this morning.
Alto’s Allie Raab won the 100 breast on the women’s side in 1:08.78, her fastest since 2016. It’s not too far from her best, the 1:07.92 she went at the 2016 Jr Pan Pacs to win the silver medal there.
Ca’s Alicia Wilson swam to a win in the women’s 200 IM, going 2:12.18. That was less than a second off of her 2:11.60 best from 2019 British Champs this past April.
Aptos Cabrillo’s Chris Staka added a quarter of a second in the 50 back but still took the race by a huge margin, going 25.32 with nobody else under 27 seconds.
- Cristofer Gore, 17 years old, was 2:03.79 to win the men’s 200 fly.
- Alto Swim Club’s Hank Poppe posted a 1:02.86 to win the men’s 100 breast.
- Colby Mefford of Sierra Marlins Swim Team took the men’s 200 free with a 1:51.34.
- Christopher Jhong of Cal won the men’s 200 IM, going 2:04.40.
- The women’s 50 back went to Cal’s Keaton Blovad at 28.45.