Regan Smith Breaks Down Near Best Time in 200 Back

2019 BLOOMINGTON PRO SWIM SERIES

Reported by James Sutherland.

WOMEN’S 200 BACK FINAL

  1. Regan Smith, RIPT, 2:06.47
  2. Isabelle Stadden, AQJT, 2:09.10
  3. Asia Seidt, KYA, 2:09.99

Regan Smith put on a sensational performance to win the women’s 200 back, clocking 2:06.47 to narrowly miss her personal best time of 2:06.43. Smith was also just off of Taylor Ruck‘s PSS Record of 2:06.36.

She moves past Ruck for third in the world this season behind only Margherita Panziera (2:05.72) and Kylie Masse (2:05.94).

16-year-old Isabelle Stadden went sub-2:10 for the first time this year for second in 2:09.10, as did Asia Seidt (2:09.99). Ruck took fourth in 2:10.39.

NCAA champ Beata Nelson won the ‘B’ final in 2:11.61, her fastest swim outside of the two she did at Nationals last summer.

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Woke Stasi

So much poise!

I predict that NBC will make her “one of their darlings” of the 2020 Games, a la Missy Franklin in 2012.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

i think so too – what an Immense rising Talent she is – and that is happening synchronisitcally just after Missy retired .

Yozhik

If retirement means stopping swimming then Missy retired long time ago.

Swammer

Agreed and I’m glad she still has Baker and Smoliga to chase.

Pvdh

Don’t think nbc is gonna have to do anything. Her immense talent will do it alone.

DRAMA KING

Hopefully, she is the best talent around swimming world right now. Hope she and Dressel will lit up the swimming for US.
US have some really good star prospects going into the Olympics in T&F. Michael Norman, Noah Lyles, Sydney Mclaughlin. And then there is a young 18 yo white kid who went 9.98 in 100m too.
So better they perform well prior to the Olympics to be in the reckoning.

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