Prenot, Dressel Cruise Through Prelims On Day 1 Of Atlanta Classic


  • Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
  • Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Prelims begin at 9am EDT; Finals begin at 6pm EDT (Friday, 5pm EDT)
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Day 1 of the 2017 Atlanta Classic saw some big names in action, including 2016 Olympic medalists Caeleb DresselJosh PrenotAmanda Weir and Ryan Held.

Prenot was the only one to take a top seed heading into tonight’s finals, leading the men’s 100 breaststroke field in a time of 1:02.11. Michael Andrew is seeded 2nd at 1:03.09.

Dressel competed in the men’s 200 free and 100 fly this morning, safely advancing to the final in each. In the 200 free, he negative split the race, out in 57.61 and then coming home in 56.48 for a time of 1:54.09 which put him 6th. His final 50 was a blazing 26.81.

Notable names also advancing to the 200 free final were: Anton Ipsen (t-1st, 1:52.45), Andreas Vazaios (4th, 1:52.64), Mitch D’Arrigo (5th, 1:52.95) and Corey Main (8th, 1:54.62).

In the men’s 100 fly Dressel came in at 54.70 for 4th, and Held was 6th in 55.09. The top seed went to the Wolfpack’s Justin Ress in 54.31, followed by Ryan Coetzee (54.44) and Vazaios (54.50). Andrew actually missed the A-final in this one, placing in a tie for 9th in 56.22.

Weir takes the 3rd seed in the women’s 200 free heading into finals after clocking 2:03.23 this morning. Geena Freriks leads the field at 2:02.92, followed by Stephanie Peters in 2:03.11.

Other top seeds from day 1 prelims:


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7 years ago

Hey, Andrew did make the A final- top 10 made it….

Reply to  Bigtime
7 years ago

And went on to win the 100 breast

7 years ago

Hopefully they pick up gas in finals

E Gamble
Reply to  Uberfan
7 years ago

Nope. They didn’t.?

7 years ago

Dressel …
By 2020 he’s going 1.44 from a roller keeps the USA 4×200 streak alive.

7 years ago

Dressel’s splits for 200 free prelims:

Dressel fan
Reply to  BSD
7 years ago

Wow. And to think he’s just a “sprinter”

Reply to  Dressel fan
7 years ago

Tbf he’s cruising through the first 150. For a guy that has his speed, that pace takes nothing out of him, allowing him to unleash that last 50.

Reply to  Dressel fan
7 years ago

Haha funny… Dressel went 1:48 in 200 free lcm when he was a junior in HS. Guy was already a stud in LCM back in 2013… I believe he broke the World Junior Record in the 100 free back then with 48.9.

Reply to  Dressel fan
7 years ago

In my opinion it really isn’t an overstatement to say that he’s so versatile and talented that he could be in the NCAA A final of every event 200 yards and shorter. The only questionable ones would be backstroke and the 200 breast, but his 200 IM shows that he’s no slouch there.
I’m remembering the 2013 (or 2014?) junior national championship – he was in the B final of the 200 free, but posted the fastest time in finals over Gunnar Bentz who won the A and also went onto the Olympics in that event on the relay.

Reply to  iLikePsych
7 years ago

He was a 1:48.64 when he was like 16 which is insane, but then the next year his best time was a 1:54. But he’s been able to cut it down to 1:48 low I don’t think he will make the Olympics in it but it’s not impossible that he can go a 1:47 low

Reply to  Dressel fan
7 years ago

Is that time super impressive too you?

ct swim fan
7 years ago

The results do not appear to work.

7 years ago

Did Molly Hannis swim?

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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