Bentz negative split his 200 Free on Night 3 of Santa Clara, turning in a 54.83 at the 100 and bringing it home in 54.71 for a final time of 1:49.54
Stanford’s Allie Szekely dropped another chunk of time tonight, bringing her lifetime best down to a 4:41.10 en route to bronze
Olympic sprinter Ali Khalafalla rewrote Egypt’s record book with his performance in the 50 free final at the 2017 Arena Pro Swim Series stop in Santa Clara.
Jay Litherland was on fire on Night 3 of the Santa Clara Pro Swim, grabbing back-to-back victories in the 400 IM and 200 Free
Stanford’s Katie Ledecky blasted her way to the top of the world rankings, tearing through the water en route to a world-leading 1:55.34
Cal’s Olympic backstroke duo of Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley battled closely in the 200 back tonight in Santa Clara
In her first race since the Rio Olympics, Elizabeth Beisel made a triumphant return to the pool, garnering a 2nd place finish in the 400 IM
Comerford turned in a personal best 25.28 to win the 50 free shortly after taking the 200 free title earlier in the session.
Today’s highlights included a fantastic winning double by Georgia’s Jay Litherland in the 400 IM and 200 free, in which he took gold in back-to-back events.
Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 400 IM.
Ledecky demolished the field, as she roared to a 1:55.34 to finish over 3 seconds faster than anyone else. That time makes her the fastest swimmer in the world this year, surpassing Sweden’s Michelle Coleman (1:55.64).
Texas’ Clark Smith was the only man to break 3:50 tonight, taking it out in 1:53.54 to lead the race from start to finish
One of the big scratches tonight came from Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz, who was the top seed in the 400 IM.
Follow along for a live recap of day 3 prelims from Santa Clara.
Olympic gold medalist Kelsi Worrell rocked a season best 57.44 to dominate the 100 fly field, clipping .06 off her former season best of 57.50