Hali Flickinger of Athens Bulldogs popped a 2:08.77 for the win in the women’s 200 fly.
Grieshop held 2nd through the front half of the race, but NC State’s Ipsen made a big push on the breaststroke leg to move ahead
NC State’s Anton Ipsen ran away with the men’s 400 free, leading from start to finish to take gold in 3:49.59
Hali Flickinger had quite a night in Austin on Saturday, competing in both the 200 free and 200 backstroke
Canadian Olympic medalist Hillary Caldwell (2:09.76) popped an in-season 2:09 to win the 200 back
Georgia’s Melanie Margalis will be taking on a double this morning with swims in the 100 breast and 200 IM.
Canada’s Mary-Sophie Harvey, who has had a great meet so far, is opting out of the 800 free on day 3.
Cal’s Jacob Pebley threw down a 1:55.95 to dominate the 200 back final, taking it out in 56.22 and extending his lead on the 2nd 100 with a 59.33
Japan’s Daiya Seto did not disappoint tonight, as he blew away the 400 IM field in a blistering 4:13.80.
U.S. Olympians Matt Grevers (22.66) was just .01 shy of a podium finish, taking 4th respectively
Day 2 finals of the 2017 Arena Pro Swim at Austin is in the books, as swimmers competed in finals of the 400 IM, 200 free, 200 back, and 50 free tonight.
American Olympian Jacob Pebley says he’s still hungry. Just a few months after competing for Team USA in Rio, Pebley won the Austin Pro Swim Series 200 backstroke in 1:55.95, becoming the first man this season under both 1:56 and 1:57 worldwide. After his race, Pebley joked that he felt “bitter” after missing out on a medal in Rio and has remained highly motivated to earn his own Olympic medal down the road.
The 2017 Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin continues today with the 200 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 400 IM.
Through the back half of the 200 Breast, Margalis broke away, touching the wall a full second ahead to take gold in 2:26.14
Though NC State’s Ryan Held rocketed to the early lead in the 100 Free, flipping at 23.53, he wasn’t able to hold off Japan’s Shinri Shioura