With Only the 1500s to Go, Krayzelburg Squad to Win TYR PSS – Austin


Lenny Krayzelburg‘s SwimSquad will win the point total competition for the Arena PSS – Austin, after an action-packed night of sprint shoot-outs. The team’s risky strategy of picking 50s as the majority of its scoring events certainly paid off tonight, as Matt Grevers, Olivia Smoliga, Nic Finkand Amanda Kendall all made it through to the final round of their scoring shoot-outs, with Grevers, Kendall, and Fink each winning ten points for first place. The team will finish up the competition with 107 points.

Natalie Coughlin‘s SwimSquad had one huge win out of Molly Hannis tonight with her blazing 29.71 to win the the 50 breast shoot-out. She also scored big points from Hannah Moore’s second in the 400 free. Coughlin’s team will finish the competition second with 88 points.

The Kaitlin Sandeno squad is the only team with the potential to score more points during tomorrow morning’s 1500 session. And, assuming that Zane Grothe places higher than ninth (which he should, given his performances this weekend and this season), that will move her team up to third place.

Tonight, the Sandeno Squad grabbed a pair of second-place finishes in scoring events from Katie Meili and Michael Andrew in the 50 breast and 50 free, respectively. Both made it through to the final race of the shoot-out.

Tonight, Jason Lezak‘s team did score some points to make up yesterday’s deficit, with a 50 free win from Nathan Adriana second-place finish from Justin Ressand an eighth-place finals performance from Tim Phillips

Running Points
KrayzelburgSquad 107
CoughlinSquad 88
SandenoSquad 69
LezakSquad 67


KrayzelburgSquad   107
Starter Events Points
Free Ryan Held 50/100 15
Back Olivia Smoliga 50/100 15
Breast Nic Fink 50/100 17
Fly Amanda Kendall 50/100 20
IM Chase Kalisz 200/400 20
Flex Matt Grevers 50BK/100BK 20
CoughlinSquad   88
Starter Points
Free Hannah Moore 400/800 15
Back Ryan Murphy 100/200 18
Breast Molly Hannis 50/100 17
Fly Hali Flickinger 100/200 7
IM Madisyn Cox 200/400 15
Flex Melanie Margalis 200FR/200IM 16
SandenoSquad   69
Starter Points
Free Zane Grothe 800/1500 10
Back Jacob Pebley 100/200 13
Breast Katie Meili 50/100 18
Fly Jack Conger 100/200 17
IM Emily Escobedo 200 0
Flex Michael Andrew 50FR/100BR 11
LezakSquad   67
Starter Points
Free Nathan Adrian 50/100 20
Back Regan Smith 100/200 18
Breast Josh Prenot 100/200 13
Fly Tim Phillips 50/100 1
IM Lisa Bratton 200 0
Flex Justin Ress 50BK/100BK 15

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3 years ago

I must say, as much as I like the concept of the swim squads, there are some definite flaws that make it quite difficult to follow as a spectator. It’s most definitely an afterthought in my mind when following the meet.

Amy Moore
3 years ago

Didn’t Hannah Moore score for Team Coughlin tonight?

3 years ago

Michael Andrew scored more than 8 points. 8 in 50 free and 3(?) in 100 breast.

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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