Katie Drabot Charges Past 2:07 with PR 2:06.67 200 Fly in Santa Clara

2019 SANTA CLARA SWIM CLUB INTERNATIONAL MEET

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.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 200 FLY

HaliUSA
FLICKINGER
06/01
2.06.40
2Franziska
HENTKE
GER2.06.5011/21
3Katinka
HOSSZU
HUN2:06.6205/12
4Katie
DRABOT
USA2.06.6706/09
5Yui
OHASHI
JPN2.07.0311/21
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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.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 200 FREE

Ariarne AUS
Titmus
04/09
1.54.30
2Emma
McKEON
AUS1.54.5506/11
3Katie
LEDECKY
USA1.55.3211/30
4Sarah
SJOSTROM
SWE1.55.3904/12
5Federica
PELLEGRINI
ITA1.55.4206/23
6Siobhan
HAUGHEY
HKG1.56.0506/08
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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.

OTHER EVENTS

  • 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.

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Coach Mike 1952

Thank you for reporting. The Live Results page is not updating. BTW, I believe Hali Flickinger’s time of 2:06.40 is ought to be listed as the fastest.

hambone

I’ve noticed at a few of these meets recently the last finals session doesn’t show up in live results…..weird

CALSSSSS

I think Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong posted a 15605 at the Mare Nostrum Meet, so McLaughlin’s time tonight is the 6th fastest time in the world this year

Woke Stasi

I’m so old that I can remember back when the Santa Clara meet was a really big deal, when top swimmers from around the world came to.participate, when finals qualifiers didn’t bail for the evening session, and when the meet organizers posted the results moments after the races were swum!

Sccoach

It took a hit this year because of the TYR pro series pulling out and they didn’t know if the meet was going to happen for awhile. I assume a lot of the international people took the meet of their schedules when that happened. I’m expecting the meet to become a big deal again, just had one off year.

Love to Swim

It’s called PROGRESS!

I see it as an absolute win!

Swimmer

But DO THEY STILL GIVE OUT PANCAKES FOR BREAKFAST? The mark of a truly great meet.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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