Melanie Margalis – Feels Good To Have All Your Hard Work Pay Off – Video Interview

Melanie Margalis secured her spot on the Pan Pacs team with a win in the women’s 200 IM.Maya DiRado finished second with her time of 2:10.20, followed by Caitlin Leverenz in third at 2:11.05. Leverenz will likely not make the Pan Pacs team.

Meghan Small, a youth Olympic team member, finished fourth with her time of 2:11.83.Elizabeth Beisel was fifth with her time of 2:12.46 and Karlee Bispo was sixth at 2:12.66.

Rounding out the top 8 in the women’s 200 IM is Celina Li and Madisyn Cox at 2:12.86 and 2:15.02.

Sarah Henry won the B-final of the women’s 200 IM with her time of 2:13.91. Kathleen Bakerfinished second at 2:14.05.

Bethany Galat won the C-final of the women’s 200 IM at 2:14.91. That is a 3.22 second drop from her morning swim and a nice way to celebrate her 19th birthday.

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Mitch/SwimSwam Staff: The caption under the photo and the report about the 200 IM above both state that Caitlin Leverenz, “…will likely NOT make the Pan Pac Team”. According to the list you published of the US Team for that event, she DID make the team. Which one is correct?


She did make the team. So caption is wrong.


I assumed so, but especially since this report was filed after the Pan Pac Team list I thought it would be a good idea for the staff to correct this error.

Way to go Mel.Best of luck in Australia.

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