Watch: Bjorn Seeliger’s 18.8 50 Free, Other 2022 Minnesota Invite Day 2 Race Videos

2022 MINNESOTA INVITE

Below, you’ll find race videos from day two finals of the 2022 Minnesota Invite. The videos are from the ‘A’ finals of each race, as well as the fastest heat of the relays, which were swum as timed finals. Most of the videos in this post are from SwimSwam’s YouTube account, while the men’s 500 free and 200 IM race videos come from James Foster’s YouTube channel. We are missing the race video for the women’s 200 IM final.

WOMEN’S 500 FREESTYLE – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut – 4:35.76
  • 2022 Invite Cut – 4:43.08
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut – 4:47.20

Top 3:

  1. Erica Sullivan (Texas) – 4:39.26
  2. Rachel Klinker (Cal) – 4:40.30
  3. Ayla Spitz (Cal) – 4:40.47

Erica Sullivan dips under 4:40 for the first time this season, establishing a big lead and then holding on to win by roughly a second.

MEN’S 500 FREESTYLE – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut – 4:11.40
  • 2022 Invite Cut – 4:14.97
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut – 4:22.35

Top 3:

  1. Carson Foster (Texas) – 4:10.31
  2. David Johnston (Texas) – 4:10.95
  3. Coby Carrozza (Texas) – 4:14.90

Carson Foster was out fast and held on for the win. He and Texas teammate David Johnston both picked up NCAA ‘A’ cuts with their performances.

MEN’S 200 IM – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut – 1:41.22
  • 2022 Invite Cut – 1:43.36
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut – 1:46.52

Top 3:

  1. Destin Lasco (Cal) – 1:41.52
  2. Jake Foster (Texas) – 1:43.64
  3. Kaiser Neverman (Minnesota) – 1:43.91

Destin Lasco left little doubt, getting out to an early lead and finishing first by two seconds in the end.

WOMEN’S 50 FREESTYLE – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut – 21.66
  • 2022 Invite Cut – 22.16
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut – 22.71

Top 3:

  1. Grace Cooper (Texas) – 22.11
  2. Kyla Leibel – 22.28
  3. Sophie Yendell (Pitt) – 22.34

Grace Cooper was off her prelims performance, but her swim in tonight’s final of the 50 free was still under her previous best in the event before this morning.

MEN’S 50 FREESTYLE – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut – 18.88
  • 2022 Invite Cut – 19.28
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut – 19.82

Top 3:

  1. Bjorn Seeliger (Cal) – 18.87
  2. Ryan Perham (Arizona) – 19.39
  3. Daniel Krueger (Texas) – 19:47

Bjorn Seeliger picked up Cal’s first individual ‘A’ cut of the season, swimming an 18.87 to win the men’s 50 free decisively.

WOMEN’S 200 FREE RELAY – TIMED FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut – 1:28.43
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut – 1:29.21

Top 3:

  1. Cal – 1:28.51
  2. Texas – 1:28.64
  3. Arizona – 1:29.01

Cal won an incredibly tight race with Texas and Arizona, finishing just off the NCAA ‘A’ cut in the event.

MEN’S 200 FREE RELAY – TIMED FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut – 1:16.80
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut – 1:17.58

Top 3:

  1. Cal – 1:16.46
  2. Arizona – 1:17.18
  3. Texas – 1:17.32

Cal picked up the ‘A’ cut in the men’s 200 free relay, overcoming a less than ideal lead-off leg to take the race over in the end.

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Trevor
2 months ago

Destin Lasco has some of the smoothest looking Butterfly/Freestyle I have every seen. Clearly, it is powered by an insane leg drive, but the recovery of both strokes looks so effortless. His freestyle especially looked like a catchup drill. Impressive stuff and a great time for him during this time of the season where Cal is normally a bit “slower”

Andrew
2 months ago

Also kind of nice to see notorious backstabbing large-ego haver Patrick Callan add 4 seconds and come out last in A final of 500 free. Did you know he transferred from Michigan? It’s not like anyone has everrrrr transferred from the maize and blue

Andrew
2 months ago

Seeliger’s daddy Brooks Curry will be in his nightmares tonight

And then Seeliger will transfer to SMU!