Kieran Smith on 1:46: “I kinda panicked on the 2nd 50 for some reason”

2021 ATLANTA CLASSIC

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.

MEN’S 200 FREE — FINALS

  • Meet Record: 1:46.30, Kieran Smith (FLOR), 2021
  • Wave II Cut: 1:49.65
  • Wave I Cut: 1:50.79

Top 3:

  1. Kieran Smith (Florida), 1:46.46
  2. Andrew Seliskar (Cal Aquatics), 1:47.07
  3. Jake Magahey (SwimAtlanta), 1:47.30

After hitting the meet record and top US time this morning at 1:46.30, Kieran Smith swam a near-identical time of 1:46.46, staying ahead of Cal’s Andrew Seliskar (1:47.07) and SwimAtlanta’s Jake Magahey (1:47.30). Also swimming a season best for fourth was Caeleb Dressel, nailing the wall at 1:47.42.

Smith remains the fastest American this season while Seliskar shifts to No. 2 in the nation. Magahey’s lifetime best swim bumped him to No. 3 in the nation, passing Michigan’s Patrick Callan (1:47.38). Dressel now positions himself in fifth this season ahead of ASU’s Julian Hill (1:47.58) and Grant House (1:47.69).

Placing fifth was Cal’s Trenton Julian at 1:48.01, which knocks Olympian Blake Pieroni (1:48.06) and Texas’ Carson Foster (1:48.12) for No. 8 in the nation.

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PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
1 month ago

Two great alternate titles for the article in the first 30 seconds:
“I kinda forgot that Seliskar is the greatest freestyler ever”
“Jake Magahey still haunts me”

1.43.1 LCM/1.39.7 SCM in the 200free is next level
Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
1 month ago

I think, he never heard of Yannick Agnel.

1.43.1 LCM/1.39.7 SCM in the 200free is next level
Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
1 month ago

I think, he never heard of Yannick Agnel.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
1 month ago

I think, he never hear of Yannick Agnel.

Louiggi
1 month ago

Funny fella

Zanna
1 month ago

Love his honesty in all his interviews.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Zanna
1 month ago

Give some credit to the interviewer, who makes him comfortable sharing that way. But yeah, refreshing to hear more than the “I just tried to swim my own race” crap.

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