2021 LONGHORN ELITE INVITE
- May 20-23, 2021
- Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center
- Austin, TX
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Packet
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
- Start Times (US CT): Prelims 10AM, Finals 5:30PM
- Wave I & II Trials Cuts
- Day 1 Prelims Recap
- Day 1 Finals Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Recap
- Day 2 Finals Recap
The final preliminaries session of the 2021 Longhorn Elite Invite is now in the books, with just one more finals session to go at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Among the AM swims were the women’s and men’s 200 fly, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 IM.
Leading the women’s 200 fly was Katie Drabot, touching in at 2:10.02, just 0.56s ahead of 18-year-old Lillie Nordmann (2:10.58). Filing in under the Wave II cut were Olivia Bray (2:11.44) and Taylor Pike (2:11.79), along with Singapore’s Jing Quah (2:12.12). Drabot is currently ranked No. 6 in the US this season at 2:09.24 from PSS Mission Viejo. On the men’s side, Gunnar Bentz put up a 1:58.10 morning effort, 0.42s ahead of Mexico’s Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz (1:58.52). Freestyler Townley Haas placed seventh in the men’s 200 fly prelims at 2:02.03, just off the Wave I cut of 2:01.19.
Allie Raab now ranks No. 10 in the US this season with her 100 breast morning effort of 1:08.11, just 0.05s ahead of yesterday’s 200 breast champ Anna Elendt (1:08.16). In the men’s 100 breast, Daniel Roy now ranks No. 11 in the nation at 1:01.13, seven-tenths ahead of Will Licon‘s 1:01.83 prelims swim.
Hitting a season best to remain No. 9 on the US women’s 200 back season rankings was Isabelle Stadden, stopping the clock at 1:00.17. Hitting a Wave II cut in the event to land lane five next to Stadden was Izzy Ivey, punching the wall at 1:01.26. Leo McAlister leads the men’s 100 back prelims seeds at 55.09, ahead of Shaine Casas (55.15) by 0.06s, Austin Katz (55.39), and Bryce Bohman (55.42).
The fastest American in the women’s 200 IM this season, Madisyn Cox, leads the event’s prelims here in Austin at 2:10.54, exactly 0.54s off her US No. 1 time of 2:10.00 from PSS Mission Viejo. Hitting Wave II cuts behind Cox were Evie Pfeifer (2:13.14) and Raab (2:13.42), separated by 0.28s.
On the men’s side, Carson Foster put up a humble 1:59.23 season best to rank 4th in the nation before tonight’s finals, set to begin at 5:30pm CST. Mexican Angel Martinez of Aggie Swim Club hit 2:00.18 to break his own national record of 2:00.58, which was set at PSS Indy last weekend. At the 2021 UANA Tokyo Olympic Qualifer at the beginning of May, Martinez had hit his then-PR of 2:01.46. Tonight, Martinez will be gunning for the automatic FINA Olympic qualification of 1:59.67, which Foster hit this AM. Jake Foster (2:00.89) and Licon (2:01.49) will also swim tonight’s final.
2020-2021 US Rankings: Men’s 200 IM LCM
- Michael Andrew, 1:56.84 – 2021 PSS Indy
- Chase Kalisz, 1:57.52 – 2021 Atlanta Classic
- Andrew Seliskar, 1:58.06 – 2021 Atlanta Classic
- Carson Foster, 1:59.23 – 2021 Longhorn Elite Invite**
- Kieran Smith, 1:59.38 – 2021 PSS San Antonio
- Trenton Julian, 1:59.43 – 2021 Atlanta Classic
- Abrahm DeVine, 1:59.65 – 2021 PSS San Antonio
- Ryan Lochte, 1:59.72 – 2021 ISCA International Meet