Leon Marchand Swims 2:41.97 300 IM in Off-Distance Dual Between ASU and UGA

GEORGIA vs ARIZONA STATE

  • September 30, 2022
  • Ramsey Center, Athens, GA
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results

TEAM SCORES

WOMEN

  1. UGA – 62
  2. ASU – 28

MEN

  1. UGA – 46
  2. ASU – 44

Georgia hosted Arizona State last Friday for a men’s and women’s dual meet, emerging victorious in both men’s and women’s scores. The meet mostly featured off-distance races, including 150s of the strokes and some unique relays.

Starting with the traditional events, Georgia kicked off the meet with a victory in the women’s 200 medley relay. Marie Schobel (25.22), Elizabeth Isakson (27.95), Callie Dickinson (24.67), and Eboni McCarty (22.31) combined for a 1:40.15, handily beating ASU’s ‘A’ relay, which finished in 1:42.55. The Sun Devils had a strong split from Jade Foelske on the fly leg, seeing her split 24.27, which was the only leg in which they out-split Georgia.

ASU got the better of UGA in the men’s 200 medley. Jack Dolan set the tone, splitting 21.79 on the lead-off, then was followed by John Heaphy in 24.55, Cody Bybee in 21.15, and Grant House in 19.69. UGA was battling back on the second half of the race, with Wesley Ng splitting 21.09 on fly and Dillon Downing 19.20 on free, but the ASU lead was too great to be overcome. Arizona State ultimately finished in 1:27.18, still comfortably ahead of UGA’s 1:27.73.

The UGA women also won the 200 free relay, where Eboni McCarty (22.92), Sloane Reinstein (22.89), Jillian Barczyk (23.60), and Elsa Fretz (23.29) teamed up for a 1:32.70 to beat ASU by 1.58 seconds. In fact, Georgia’s ‘B’ relay finished second, posting a 1:34.24 to touch out ASU (1:34.28).

Similarly, Arizona State went 1-2 in the men’s 200 free relay, with their ‘A’ and ‘B’ nearly ending in a tie. On the ‘A’ relay, Jack Dolan (19.83), Grant House (19.40), Jonny Kulow (20.10), and Julian Hill (20.41) swam a 1:19.74. The ‘B’ team saw Max McCusker (20.49), Cody Bybee (19.73), Patrick Sammon (19.55), and Jeremy Graunke (20.03) post a 1:19.80. If we took ASU’s fastest combination of swimmers on the day (McCusker, House, Sammon, Bybee), they would have swum a 1:18.51.

Georgia also swept diving, seeing freshman Hannah Stumpf win women’s 1-m with a score of 262.95 and fellow freshman Nolan Lewis taking men’s 1-m with a score of 310.20.

Getting into the non-conventional events, ASU superstar Leon Marchand had a great performance in the men’s 150 breast, swimming a 1:24.25. He established himself as the leader immediately, splitting 25.73 on the first 50, then 28.93, for a 54.66 on the first 100, and came home in 29.59.

Marchand was also moving on the men’s 300-200-100 IM relay, swimming the 300 IM leg for the Sun Devils. He clocked a blistering 2:41.97. Of course, it’s hard to compare a 300 IM to the 400 IM, especially since we rarely ever see 300 IMs raced, but still, Marchand swam his 300 IM at about 3:36 400 IM pace. The bottom line is it was a very fast swim.

Speaking of fast swims, Georgia’s Luca Urlando clocked a 1:14.94 to win the men’s 150 fly decisively. His splitting was excellent, as he went 23.07 on the opening 50, then 25.85 on the second 50, and 26.02 on the final 50. Urlando also swam a 46.26 100 fly leading off UGA’s men’s 400 fly-free relay.

UGA’s Marie Schobel was also moving on the women’s 150 back, swimming a 1:24.36 to win by over three seconds. She was terrific in her splitting, swimming a 27.37 on the first 50, then 28.44 on the second 50, and 28.55 on the last 50.

The Bulldogs also had a great 1-2 punch in the men’s 150 back, where Ian Grum swam a 1:13.81 and Bradley Dunham was second in 1:14.54.

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ILoveSwimming
1 month ago

3:29

dscott
1 month ago

Among other notable swims: Patrick Sammon 1:34.51 anchor on ASU’s 600-400-200.

dscott
1 month ago

The faster combined 4×50 relay was the 1:18.51 as you notedl, but it included Dolan’s lead-off rather than McKusker’s.

The Original Tim
1 month ago

Meh, I swam a moderate effort 2:38 200 IM from a push in the middle of practice on Monday. If he can’t even lap me twice while doing his 300, I’m not impressed.

Fungus
Reply to  The Original Tim
1 month ago

I swam a 1:19 100 breast in prac easy he ain’t even lap me once 🥱 what a bum

Sophie
1 month ago

I’m a big fan of these off-distance dual meets. I think it is pretty fun for the swimmers, and it takes a little pressure off of posting fast in-season times while simultaneously being a reprieve from the monotonous nature of duel meets.

GoDawgs
1 month ago

Yes ASU men went 1-2 in the 200 free but actually UGA won that event but were DQ’d. It didn’t matter since UGA had won the meet already.

GoDawgs
Reply to  GoDawgs
1 month ago

200 free relay*

Taa
Reply to  GoDawgs
1 month ago

They only won the relay because of the false start it was that close.

GoDawgs
Reply to  Taa
1 month ago

For second?

dscott
Reply to  GoDawgs
1 month ago

Not taking away from Dawgs win, but it is always interesting to note when one team wins the Swim meet (ASU 41-40) but the other wins the Swim&Dive meet, based here on the Dawg’s 6-3 diving advantage over the infant ASU dive program.

Werner Swimzog
1 month ago

That converts to a 3:59 400 IM LCM

Jamesabc
Reply to  Werner Swimzog
1 month ago

It’s basically impossible to convert swims between distances in the same format, let alone converting a swim across both distance and SCY to LCM.

I don’t suspect we see a 3:59 any time soon, but it was a fantastic swim.

DLswim
Reply to  Werner Swimzog
1 month ago

Troll

thezwimmer
Reply to  Werner Swimzog
1 month ago

you’re definitely going to have to provide the receipts for that one chief…

Swim nerd
Reply to  thezwimmer
1 month ago

Assuming you take the conversion factor for scy to lcm for the 200 and 400 IM, average them out, multiply the 300 by that for an lcm 300, then you look at how he slows down from the 200 IM to the 400 IM lcm, take that devide it by 2 then multiply by 4/3. take the 300 and multiply by that factor. At least that how I would convert it

John
Reply to  Swim nerd
1 month ago

You may say to include the actual conversion factor in your explanation…. No way to confirm what you said.

Swim nerd
Reply to  John
1 month ago

That was pure speculation, and how I would do it if it was up to me but that doesn’t give 3:59, so I have no clue how they got that number

Peaty55Paris
Reply to  Werner Swimzog
1 month ago

Bro ain’t no way that is a 3:59 lcm.

Marcotops
Reply to  Werner Swimzog
1 month ago

The math ain’t mathin

Werner Swimzog
Reply to  Marcotops
1 month ago

I thought this might point out the absurdity of conversions, but in hindsight it was just trolling, which i do not set out to do. IMHO, this response ^^^^ is the most accurate

eagleswim
Reply to  Werner Swimzog
1 month ago

how do people not realize this is a joke?

Who You
1 month ago

Grant House is really killing it early on this season. Same with Marchand, Foster, and Hobson.

ScottyJ
Reply to  Who You
1 month ago

A lot of people go to college for 7 years.

Buckeyeboy
Reply to  ScottyJ
1 month ago

Didn’t Grant House once go 1:54 200 Free in a seeded heat at Olympic Trials? Pretty sure he did.

Admin
Reply to  Buckeyeboy
1 month ago

When he was 18, he swam 1:54.17 in his only event at the 2016 Olympic Trials, ranking 101st out of 106 participants (including 1 DQ). House was the 27th seed, which did put him in a circle-seeded heat (9 out of 11).

At the 2021 US Olympic Trials, he swam 1:47.28 in the semi-finals to place 11th.
At the 2022 US International Tam Trials, he swam 1:46.91 to win the B-Final.
At the 2022 US National Championships, he swam 1:46.68 to place 4th overall.

Trending in the right direction versus Paris.

ScottyJ
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

So, yes, he did go 1:54 in a seeded heat?