Simone Manuel on 53.4 100: “My times were… better than I expected” (Video)

2019 USA SWIMMING PRO SWIM SERIES – GREENSBORO

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.

WOMEN’S 200 FREE FINALS

  • Pro Swim Series Record – Katie Ledecky, 1:55.43 – 2016
  • Olympic Trials Cut – 2:01.69

Top 3:

  1. Katie Ledecky (NCAP)- 1:55.68
  2. Simone Manuel (Alto Swim Club)- 1:57.46
  3. Allison Schmitt (Sun Devil)- 1:57.63

With her second win of the meet, Katie Ledecky now adds a second national- and worldwide-leading time for the 2019-2020 season. Ledecky’s winning time of 1:55.68 marks her fastest individual 200 free time of the entire year of 2019. She started last season with a 1:55.32 from the 2018 US Winter Nationals.

In a tight race for second, it was sprinter Simone Manuel who took out mid-distance swimmer Allison Schmitt by less than two-tenths. Manuel’s time of 1:57.46 is now her 2nd-fastest in-season time, just two-tenths off her in-season best of 1:57.24 from the Bloomington PSS. Both Manuel and Schmitt are now #2 and #3 in the nation as well as #4 and #5 respectively in the world.

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MKW

Real solid from Simone at this point, good omen

ERVINFORTHEWIN

from Ledecky too …Impressive 1.55

Yozhik

It’s good. True. But as her fan I would like to see her under 1:55 in-season to hope that it will be 1:53 in Tokyo. She started her 2016 Olympic year with 1:54.43 in Austin. But I have a feeling that she was tapered for this meet.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

she still has 6 months to get there in season ….so no worries .

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