Longhorn Invite Day 2 Prelims: Isabelle Stadden Breaks 2:08 in the 200 Back

2021 LONGHORN ELITE INVITE

As the second finals session of the 2021 Longhorn Elite Invite is underway, this morning featured the prelims efforts of the women’s and men’s 200 free, 200 back, 200 breast, and 50 free. Kicking off the session was Katie Ledecky in the 200 free, coming off her 100 free win over Simone Manuel.

Splitting 27.60/29.32/29.67/29.60 this morning, Ledecky topped the women’s 200 free prelims in a 1:56.19, well off her US and World No. 1 time of 1:54.40 this season. Rounding out the sub-2:00 times this AM were 400 IM champ Madisyn Cox (1:58.06), Brooke Forde (1:59.24), and versatile sprinter Izzy Ivey (1:59.82).

Just off his US No. 10 season in the men’s 200 free of 1:48.12 was 400 IMer Carson Foster, hitting 1:48.51 this morning. Swimming under 1:50 this morning as well were Preston Forst (1:49.15) and Jonathan Rutter (1:49.82), ahead of Townley Haas (1:50.16) and Maxime Rooney (1:50.19), both setting season bests.

Then in the 200 back, Isabelle Stadden broke 2:08 for the first time, hitting 2:07.93 to remain the 12th-fastest American in history. Among active U.S. performers, Stadden also remains No. 6.

All-Time *Active* U.S. Performers List: Women’s 200 Back LCM

  1. Regan Smith, 2:03.35 – 2019 Worlds
  2. Kathleen Baker, 2:06.14 – 2018 Pan Pacs
  3. Phoebe Bacon, 2:06.84 – 2021 PSS Indy
  4. Rhyan White, 2:07.07 – 2021 Atlanta Classic
  5. Lisa Bratton, 2:07.91 – 2019 WUGs
  6. Isabelle Stadden, 2:07.93 – 2021 Longhorn Invite**

Hitting the top seed in the men’s 200 back was Austin Katz, breaking 2:00 for the first time this season at 1:59.54 to remain No. 6 in the US. Yesterday’s 100 fly champ, Shaine Casas, placed 4th this morning at 2:01.68.

Texas’ Anna Elendt swam 2:27.96, ahead of Stanford’s Allie Raab (2:28.78), to lead the women’s 200 breast prelims. On the men’s side, Stanford’s Daniel Roy put up a strong 2:10.81 this morning ahead of Jake Foster (2:14.38) and Will Licon (2:14.94).

After placing second in the 100 free, Simone Manuel leads the women’s 50 free with a sub-25 effort of 24.91, touching ahead of Anya Goeders‘ 25.06 Wave II cut. Then, Aggie Koko Bratanov took the top 50 free prelims spot at 22.34 while Texas’ Kibler swam 22.66 for second.

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Mr Piano
2 months ago

Why is there no live recap? Finals are going on right now.

Walter
Reply to  Mr Piano
2 months ago

Ask if you can do it as a stringer.

Spectatorn
Reply to  Mr Piano
2 months ago

Oh! this is titled as live recap for Prelim!!

haha, It is late so I just click the first Longhorn invite article, check results then go straight to check comments for all the fun (thinking I will read the details of each race later…)…. and all the comments were about the final.

Last edited 2 months ago by Spectatorn
Joe
2 months ago

2:07.28 for Stadden in finals. This might be the race of OTs.

Comet
Reply to  Joe
2 months ago

Both women’s backstrokes. I can hear Ambrose saying “the third place finisher could medal in the Olympics”

Troyy
Reply to  Comet
2 months ago

I doubt anthing slower than 2:05 will medal.

Hannah
Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

Between Smith, Bacon, Baker, White and Stadden we could easily have three 2:05s.

Troyy
Reply to  Hannah
2 months ago

“easily”

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  Comet
2 months ago

Ever heard of Kaylee McKeown?

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Texas Tap Water
2 months ago

The one who just went all-in for …. the Sydney Open?

swimfan210_
Reply to  Joe
2 months ago

women’s backstrokes definitely feel like the highlights over men’s 100 free right now, it’s just on fire

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Joe
2 months ago

That depends if Regan Smith has another monster taper in her locker:

2:06.47 to 2:03.35

He said what?
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
2 months ago

I’m hoping but we’ll see.

Comet
2 months ago

Casas went 156 in the men’s back

swimfan210_
2 months ago

Shaine Casas 1:56.81 to win 200 back over Katz – looking real solid right now

swimfan210_
2 months ago

elendt wins 200 breast 2:26.85

Comet
Reply to  swimfan210_
2 months ago

Galat only fourth in 2.29 so it looks like Escobedo and lazor will likely fight for the second spot

bodybyfood
Reply to  Comet
2 months ago

Taper swimmer. You’ll be surprised.

RMS
Reply to  Comet
2 months ago

King isn’t an automatic for the 200. I could see Lazor and Escobedo upsetting her at trials.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  RMS
2 months ago

It’s a three way race between Escobedo, King, & Lazor for the women’s 200 meter breaststroke.

Comet
Reply to  RMS
2 months ago

Only if she does a 2009 soni

Last edited 2 months ago by Comet
Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  RMS
2 months ago

If King’s going 2:21 now, she’s automatic. She’ll go out in the same 1:07, but be back in 1:12.

Comet
2 months ago

Women’s 200 free
KL 1.55.47
Cox 1.57.37
Forde 1.58.51

Men’s 200 free
C Foster 1.47.59
Kibler 1.48.04
Haas 1.48.49

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Comet
2 months ago

Geez. Haas is gonna do like a 1:38 at trials is he’s already 1:48.

Comet
2 months ago

Men’s 200 breast
Roy 2.09.48
Licon 2.09.78
Finally some decent times

Comet
2 months ago

Women’s 50 free
Manuel 24.74

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