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2019 USA SWIMMING PRO SWIM SERIES – GREENSBORO

Originally reported by Nick Pecoraro

WOMEN’S 800 FREE TIMED FINALS

Top 3:

  1. Katie Ledecky (NCAP)- 8:14.95
  2. Ashley Twichell (TAC Titans)- 8:30.88
  3. Ally McHugh (Wisconsin)- 8:34.32

Snagging her third win of the meet was world record-holder Katie Ledecky, who finished just tenths shy of her Greensboro pool record time of 8:14.40. Ledecky is now easily the top time in both the nation and world at this point in the season.

Taking second place was 1500 free meet champ Ashley Twichell took second place at 8:30.88, which is the 2nd-fastest US time thus far and the #3 time in the world. Last night’s 400 IM champion Ally McHugh rounded out the top 3 with a US #3 and world #7 time of 8:34.32.

MEN’S 800 FREE TIMED FINALS

  • PSS Record: 7:49.96, Michael McBroom (2014)
  • Trials Cut: 8:12.99

Top 3:

  1. Chris Wieser (DART)- 8:04.95
  2. Mitch D’Arrigo (Gator Swim Club)- 8:08.70
  3. Connor Daniels (DART)- 8:12.23

Filing in for the top 3 times in the nation are Dart’s Chris Weiser, Gator’s Mitch D’Arrigo, and Dart’s Connor Daniels. Wieser’s season best time from last year was an 8:01.98 while D’Arrigo was sub-8:00.

In the 800 free, Wieser took a second place finish while D’Arrigo was also previously second in the 200 free.

WOMEN’S 100 BACK FINALS

  • PSS Record: 58.73, Olivia Smoliga (2019)
  • Trials Cut: 1:02.69

Top 3:

  1. Kylie Masse (Toronto)- 59.88
  2. Isabelle Stadden (Aquajets)- 1:00.24
  3. Ali DeLoof (Team Elite)- 1:01.27

Kylie Masse maintains her world #4 position as she swam another sub-minute swim of 59.88, just 0.08s off her morning swim.

Moving up to the top US time thus far is teenager Isabelle Stadden, whose time of 1:00.24 is now 6th in the world this year. NY Breakers team member Ali DeLoof finished in third place was a 1:01.27, a tenth off her morning swim that is second in the nation.

MEN’S 100 BACK FINALS

  • PSS Record: 52.40, David Plummer (2016)
  • Trials Cut: 56.59

Top 3:

  1. Justin Ress (Wolfpack Elite)- 54.16
  2. Jacob Pebley (Team Elite)- 54.96
  3. Christopher Reid (Wolfpack Elite)- 55.33

Justin Ress remains the top 100 backstroker of the meet with his time of 54.16, which was just 0.14s off of 3rd-place finisher Christopher Reid‘s Greensboro pool record of 53.92. Team Elite’s Jacob Pebley (54.96) held off Reid for second place (55.33).

Ress’ time is just 0.03s off the nation’s top time of 54.07 by national teamer Michael Andrew, yet was good enough for 6th in the world this year.

WOMEN’S 200 BREAST FINALS

  • PSS Record: 2:20.77, Annie Lazor (2019)
  • Trials Cut: 2:33.29

Top 3:

  1. Madisyn Cox (Longhorn)- 2:26.71
  2. Sophie Hansson (NC State)- 2:27.80
  3. Melissa Rodriguez (Mexico)- 2:28.17

Madisyn Cox avenged 100 breast champion Sophie Hansson, after finishing 4th, to win the 200 breast with a new nation-leading time and 4th-best time in the world. Hansson battled Mexico’s Melissa Rodriguez for a tight second place finish by four-tenths.

S. Hansson now ranks 7th in the world while Rodriguez is just outside the top 10 world times.

MEN’S 200 BREAST FINALS

  • PSS Record: 2:08.95, Andrew Wilson (2018)
  • Trials Cut: 2:17.89
  1. Anton McKee (Pinnacle Racing)- 2:11.90
  2. Andrew Wilson (Athens Bulldogs)- 2:11.94
  3. Carlos Claverie (Unattached)- 2:13.48

In a thrilling finish, it was Icelandic Anton McKee who took out American Andrew Wilson for the 200 breast win by 0.04s. McKee has now put up the 10th-fastest time in the world while Wilson is just one spot short of the top 10.

In third place was Venezuela’s Carlos Claverie, who dropped 3 seconds from this morning with a 2:13.48.

WOMEN’S 100 FLY FINALS

  • PSS Record: 56.38, Sarah Sjostrom (2016)
  • Trials Cut: 1:00.69

Top 3:

  1. Maggie MacNeil (Michigan)- 57.64
  2. Torri Huske (Arlington)- 58.32
  3. Kendyl Stewart (Team Elite)- 58.86

Reigning world champion and Michigan sophomore Maggie MacNeil topped her signature event with a new world-leading time of 57.64. MacNeil’s time has also taken down Amanda Kendall‘s 2018 Greensboro pool record time of 57.80.

Taking second place was 16-year-old Torri Huske, whose time is now #1 in the US. Team Elite’s Kendyl Stewart narrowly beat out 15-year-old Claire Curzan for 3rd place, holding off the young teen by 0.02s.

MEN’S 100 FLY FINALS

  • PSS Record: 51.00, Jack Conger (2018)
  • Trials Cut: 54.19

Top 3:

  1. Luis Martinez (Guatemala)- 52.46
  2. Luca Urlando (DART)- 52.49
  3. Jack Saunderson (Towson)- 53.50

Putting up the new Greensboro pool record, formerly held by Giles Smith at 52.54, was Guatemalan Luis Martinez at 52.46. Taking second place in a US #2 time was Luca Urlando, who was just half a second off his lifetime best of 52.04 from the 2019 Mel Zajac Jr. meet. Both of those times are now #9 and #10 in the world this year.

Finishing in third was Jack Saunderson, who remains the 4th-fastest American swimmer thus far in the season.

WOMEN’S 200 IM FINALS

  • PSS Record: 2:08.66, Katinka Hosszu (2015)
  • Trials Cut: 2:17.39
Top 3:

  1. Madisyn Cox (Longhorn)- 2:11.70
  2. Leah Hayes (Fox Valley)- 2:13.27
  3. Anastasia Gorbenko (Unattached)- 2:13.52

Madisyn Cox takes her second win of the day, storming the 200 IM and topping the national ranks by 2 seconds. Finishing behind the veteran was 14-year-oldLeah Hayes, who swam the 2nd-fastest time of her career (PB 2:13.07).

Israeli-native and Team Elite swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko finished in third at 2:13.52.

MEN’S 200 IM FINALS

  • PSS Record: 1:56.32, Michael Phelps (2012)
  • Trials Cut: 2:04.09

Top 3:

  1. Carson Foster (Mason Manta Rays)- 1:58.93
  2. Ryan Lochte (Gator Swim Club)- 2:00.65
  3. Abrahm DeVine (Team Elite)- 2:01.47

After breaking the pool record this morning by 2 seconds, 18-year-old Carson Foster chipped another two seconds off his leading morning swim to win at 1:58.93. Settling for second place was world record-holder and reigning US champion Ryan Lochte at 2:00.65. Both Foster and Lochte are now #1 and #3 in the nation this year.

Finishing in third was Team Elite’s Abrahm DeVine, who is now 4th in the nation this year. Finishing in fourth place was last night’s 400 IM champion, Jay Litherland.

WOMEN’S 50 FREE FINALS

  • PSS Record: 24.17, Sarah Sjostrom (2016)
  • Trials Cut: 25.99

Top 3:

  1. Simone Manuel (Alto Swim Club)- 24.50
  2. Catie DeLoof (Team Elite)- 25.10
  3. Ting Wen Quah (Singapore)- 25.28

Earning her second sprint win of the meet was Simone Manuel, who remains #1 in the nation this year. Last year, Manuel started the 2018-2019 season with a 24.39 from the 2018 US Winter Nationals.

Remaining #2 in the nation is Team Elite’s Catie DeLoof at 25.10 while Singaporean Ting Wen Quah took third at 25.28. Women’s 100 fly top 2 finishers Maggie MacNeil (25.41) and Torri Huske (25.57) touched the wall in 4th and 5th respectively.

MEN’S 50 FREE FINALS

  • PSS Record: 21.56, Nathan Adrian (2015)
  • Trials Cut: 23.19

Top 3:

  1. Michael Chadwick (Team Elite)- 22.22
  2. Nyls Korstanje (NC State)- 22.41
  3. Ian Ho (Unattached)- 22.43

After swimming the top 100 free time in the B-final, Michael Chadwick is now 2-for-2 in the sprints with his event winning time of 22.22. Chadwick now sits in 2nd in the national rankings.

Picking up another runner-up finish was NC State’s Nyls Korstanje, who held off Ian Ho by 0.02s.

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