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
Day 1 of the 2017 Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin is in the books. Tonight, we saw finals of the 100 free, 200 breast, 100 fly, and 400 free.
One of the big name scratches for day 2 prelims is NC State’s Simonas Bilis, who was entered as the top seed in the 50 free.
Prenot pulled up to take the slight edge in the third 50, and was able to hold off a hard-charging Fink into the finish
At the touch, Shioura took gold in 49.16 in the 100 Free, winning his first race on US Soil
Ashley Twichell threw down a 4:08.99 to win the women’s 400 free in an unexpected personal best after a hard winter training trip
A representative from Swimming Canada has confirmed that Oleksiak, who was listed on the psych sheets for the 2017 Arena Pro Swim at Austin, will be sitting this one out.
Texas A&M senior Sarah Gibson looked to have a clear win in the women’s 100 fly A final in Austin tonight, although the scoreboard showed a tie between her and Canadian 16-year-old Rebecca Smith at 59.24.
Eyes are on Austin, Texas, tonight as swimmers are gearing up for day 1 finals at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series – Austin.
Keep up to date with day 1 prelims at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin.