Close races and high stakes were the name of the game at day two of the 2017 KMSC Pro-Am Classic in Lewisville.
Clark Smith and Ashley Twichell claimed the top prize money in the 1000 Freestyle to open competition at the 2017 KMSC Pro-Am Classic.
Swimmers are set to compete in finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 4×100 free relay. The fastest heat of the women’s and men’s 1650 free will also be contested tonight and will open the session.
Whitley was the top seed in the event after putting up a lifetime best 3:44.71 in prelims and would have swum next to American Record holder Chase Kalisz in tonight’s final.
Louisville standout Mallory Comerford will show off her range tonight in both the 50 free and 500 free. Comerford’s challengers in the 50 include fellow Louisville-based star Kelsi Worrell and former U.S. National teamer Margo Geer, who both broke 22 this morning.
Chase Kalisz will headline the men’s 200 IM on day 2 of U.S. Winter Nats.
Allie Raab is one of the many stars heading to The Farm next fall.
Makenna Turner from Monte Vista High School and Diablo Aquatics has verbally committed to swim for USC next fall.
Lara Bate, who lives in Baltimore, Maryland and swims for North Baltimore Aquatic Club, has verbally committed to swim for the University of Southern California beginning in the fall of 2018.
Reece Whitley, the #1 recruit in the class of 2018, verbally committed to Cal on June 17, 2017.
Erica Sullivan has celebrated the month of her 17th birthday by racing nearly 9,000 meters.
Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi is the headliner in tonight’s 50 breast semifinals as he chases his own Junior World Record.
Regan Smith will do battle with Taylor Ruck tonight in the women’s 100 back final, as well as on the lead-off of the mixed 400 medley relay.
Team USA has elected Michael Andrew, Grace Ariola, Madison Homovich, Erica Sullivan, and Reece Whitley as their captains for the 6th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.
Kate Douglass of Chelsea Piers won the 200 IM and turned around to take 3rd in the 50 free shortly after.