WATCH: Selected Day 2 Finals Race Videos from 2021 Atlanta Classic

2021 ATLANTA CLASSIC

Day 2 Finals Recap

Catch up on race videos from night two finals of the 2021 Atlanta Classic, featuring the men’s and women’s 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, men’s 400 free final, and men’s 100 free and 200 IM time trials.

Highlighting the session was Cal’s Trenton Julian, splitting 54.64 at the halfway point of the men’s 200 fly to build an unbreakable lead. Julian touched the wall with a season best of 1:55.77, ranking No. 1 in the US and cracking the top 15 times in the world this season. Julian also took down Caeleb Dressel’s 2019 meet record of 1:56.29.

At the 50-meter mark of the women’s 100 back final, Rhyan White turned at 28.21, two-tenths ahead of Olivia Smoliga‘s 28.47 split. Peering at the scoreboard, Smoliga touched out White in a photo finish by 0.12s, 58.31 to 58.43. Smoliga and White now boost to the top two times in the US this season and No. 3 and No. 4 in the season world rankings.

Throughout the men’s 400 free final, Jake Magahey was pacing off of Kieran Smith‘s long stroke. Into the last 25 meters, Magahey was kicking like a boat as Smith remained sailing with the lead, dropping 1.61s from this morning at 3:47.71. Maghey settled for second at 3:48.56 while Florida Gator Trey Freeman placed third at 3:50.59. Smith’s time also took down his morning meet record of 3:49.32

WOMEN’S 200 FLY – FINALS

  • Meet Record: 2:08.61, Hali Flickinger (ABSC), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 2:12.56
  • Wave I Cut: 2:14.59

Top 3:

  1. Dakota Luther (Athens Bulldog), 2:09.33
  2. Izzy Gati (Kentucky), 2:10.94
  3. Amanda Ray (Unattached), 2:11.87

MEN’S 200 FLY — FINALS

  • Meet Record: 1:56.29, Caeleb Dressel (GSC), 2019
  • Wave II Cut: 1:59.63
  • Wave I Cut: 2:01.19

Top 3:

  1. Trenton Julian (Unattached), 1:55.77 *Meet Record
  2. Chase Kalisz (Athens Bulldog), 1:56.90
  3. Jay Litherland (Dynamo), 1:58.10

WOMEN’S 50 FREE – FINALS

  • Meet Record: 25.21, Simone Manuel (ALTO), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 25.65
  • Wave I Cut: 25.99

Top 3:

  1. Gretchen Walsh (Nashville), 25.30
  2. Natalie Hinds (Athens)/Julie Meynen (Unattached), 25.37
  3. (tie)

MEN’S 50 FREE — FINALS

  • Meet Record: 21.73, Michael Andrew (RPC), 2018
  • Wave II Cut: 22.71
  • Wave I Cut: 23.19

Top 3:

  1. Caeleb Dressel (Gator), 21.82
  2. Bruno Fratus (Coral Springs), 21.98
  3. Quintin McCarty (Pines Peak), 22.51

B-Final: Adam Chaney (Florida), 22.81

WOMEN’S 100 BACK – FINALS

  • Meet Record: 1:00.13, Olivia Smoliga (ABSC), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 1:01.49
  • Wave I Cut: 1:02.69

Top 3:

  1. Olivia Smoliga (Athens Bulldog), 58.31 *Meet Record
  2. Rhyan White (Alabama), 58.43
  3. Ellie Waldrep (BAY), 1:01.04

MEN’S 100 BACK — FINALS

  • Meet Record: 53.08, Ryan Murphy (CAL), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 55.51
  • Wave I Cut: 56.59

Top 3:

  1. Ryan Murphy (Cal Aquatics), 52.95 *Meet Record
  2. Daniel Carr (Unattached), 53.65
  3. Bryce Mefford (Unattached), 54.63

WOMEN’S 200 BREAST – FINALS

  • Meet Record: 2:26.16, Micah Sumrall (GAME), 2018
  • Wave II Cut: 2:30.49
  • Wave I Cut: 2:33.29

Top 3:

  1. Meghan Small (Tennessee), 2:28.66
  2. Brynn Curtis (Unattached), 2:28.77
  3. Gillian Davey (Kentucky), 2:29.03

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MEN’S 200 BREAST — FINALS

  • Meet Record: 2:09.49, Josh Prenot (CAL), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 2:15.28
  • Wave I Cut: 2:17.29

Top 3:

  1. Nic Fink (Athens Bulldog), 2:11.37
  2. Kevin Cordes (Athens Bulldog), 2:13.30
  3. Reece Whitley (Unattached), 2:13.69

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WOMEN’S 400 FREE – FINALS

  • Meet Record: 4:00.31, Katie Ledecky (NCAP), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 4:13.28
  • Wave I Cut: 4:16.89

Top 3:

  1. Tylor Mathieu (Unattached), 4:12.89
  2. Beth McNeese (Kentucky), 4:12.90
  3. Jillian Barczyk (Lafayette), 4:14.37

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MEN’S 400 FREE — FINALS

  • Meet Record: 3:49.32, Kieran Smith (FLOR), 2021
  • Wave II Cut: 3:54.21
  • Wave I Cut: 3:57.29

Top 3:

  1. Kieran Smith (Florida), 3:47.71 *Meet Record
  2. Jake Magahey (SwimAtlanta), 3:48.56
  3. Trey Freeman (Florida), 3:50.59

Men’s 100 Free Time Trial: Caeleb Dressel (Gator), 48.67. Khader Baqlah (Gator), 49.29.

Men’s 200 IM Time Trial: Ryan Lochte (Gator), 2:02.29 [25.33/31.65/36.84/28.47]

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swimfast
1 month ago

Ok shout out to the d-bag who was in Rhyan White’s lane after her who couldn’t wait 3 seconds to put in the backstroke wedge after she finished…? Weird

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