Katie Meili: “That was my first 200 Breast since Trials” (Video)

Reported by Chelsea Howard.


Texas Longhorn’s Madisyn Cox swam a lifetime best this morning in the 200 breaststroke putting up the fastest time heading into finals with a 2:27.02. She dropped another 1.13 seconds tonight in finals, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Katie Meili (bronze medalist in Rio) and Melanie Margalis, who is the current series leader heading into the Arena Pro Series in Mesa. Meili finished first in a 2:25.67 while Margalis swam a 2:25.71.

Meili was on the Olympic Team in the 100 breaststroke. After the race she said the 200 is “a little long” but she “likes the challenge”.

USC’s Riley Scott (2:30.51) finished sixth while Louisville’s Andrea Cottrell (2:31.84) finished seventh. They were the collegiate swimmers in the field and sixteen year-old Zoe Bartel rounded out A-Final with a 2:32.89.

Top 8:

  1. Meili, 2:25.67
  2. Margalis, 2:25:71
  3. Cox, 2:25.89
  4. Hannis, 2:28.20
  5. Larson, 2:28.71
  6. Scott, 2:30.51
  7. Cottrell, 2:31.84
  8. Bartel, 2:32.89

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Iceage Swimmer

Katie is a classy young woman. Proud to have her representing the USA.


USA Swiming should make that interview mandatory viewing for Lily King.


She we’ll spoken and steadily got better and better. Plus she graduated from pretty amazing school that she can fall back on after her swimming is over.

dude 2.0

and she’s a babe


Lets hope she gets the spot on the 200 breast for this summer .

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