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Day 1 Finals Live Recap

2022 US World Cup Tests

TUESDAY NAT HEAT CHARGE

The first members of Team USA will book their tickets to the 2022 World Championships and junior pan pac championships during tonight’s final session in Greensboro.

It will be a crowded field seeking to represent the United States in the 200 fly, with Hali Flickinger, Charlotte Hook, Emma Sticklen, Regan Smithand Olivia Carter all posted under-2: 10 in heats this morning. On the men’s side, Trenton Julian is able to earn his first place on an American LCM senior team after posting the # 3,200 flight time in the world so far this year (1: 54.34) in the prelims. Olympians Zach Harting and Chase Kalisz will challenge Julian.

The 100 freestyle final determines not only the qualifications of the individual races, but also the composition of the 400 freestyle relays. Natalie Hinds was the only swimmer under 54 seconds this morning (53.77), while Claire Curzan, Torri Huske, Mallory Comerfordand Abbey Weitzel all qualified for the finals with sub 54.2s. Caeleb Dressel led the qualification in the men’s race with 48.12; Ryan Held, Drew Kiblerand Brooks Curry were all below 48.4.

Olympic champions Katie Ledecky (8: 11.83) and Bobby Finke (14: 39.65) will occupy the middle lanes in the timed finals in the 800 and 1500 freestyles, respectively. Olympians Katie Grimes and Leah Smith are the second fastest seeds in 800, while Charlie Clark and Will Gallant lead the rest of the field in 1500.

The race starts at 18.00 Eastern time.

Tuesday, April 26th

Women’s 200 meter butterfly – Finals

  • World Record: 2: 01.81 – Zige Liu (2009)
  • American record: 2: 04.14 – Mary Descenza (2009)
  • S. Open record: 2: 05.85 – Hali Flickinger (2021)
  • Jr. world record: 2: 06.29 – Suzuka Hasegawa (2017)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 2: 09.21
  • SwimSwam Preview – W200 Fly

Podium:

  1. Hali Flickinger, Sun Devils – 2: 06.35
  2. Regan Smith, Unbound – 2: 07.93
  3. Charlotte Hook, TAC Titans – 2: 08.80
  4. Emma Sticklen, Texas – 2: 08.88
  5. Olivia Carter, Michigan – 2: 08.90
  6. Lindsay Looney, Unattached – 2: 08.99
  7. Rachel Klinker, Unbound – 2: 10.15
  8. Amanda Ray, Florida – 2: 10.70

In a repeat of the results of last summer’s Olympic team trials, Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith finished in the top two places, where both probably made room for the world championships. Flickinger drove the pace from the start and led by all four walls. She was up by about a body length halfway, and while Smith looked like she could make a move at third 50, it was Flickinger all the way. She shared 1: 00.17-1: 06.18 to win in 2: 06.35, the third fastest time in the world so far this year.

2 Zhang
Yufei
CHN 2: 05.84 23/09
3 China
Hayashi
JPN 2: 06.41 03/04
4 Status
Flickinger
USA 2: 06.67 03/03
5 Zhu
Jiaming
CHN 2: 07.24 23/09

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Men’s 200 meter butterfly – Finals

  • World record: 1: 50.73 – Kristof Milak (2019)
  • American record: 1: 51.51 – Michael Phelps (2009)
  • S. Open record: 1: 52.20 – Michael Phelps (2008)
  • Jr. world record: 1: 53.79 – Kristof Milak (2017)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 1: 56.71
  • SwimSwam Preview – M200 Fly

Podium:

  1. Luca Urlando, DART – 1: 54.10
  2. Trenton Julian, Unbound – 1: 54.22
  3. Zach Harting, Cardinals – 1: 55.09
  4. Chase Kalisz, Athens Bulldog Swim Club – 1: 56.03
  5. Nicolas Albiero, Louisville – 1: 56.27
  6. Gabriel Jett, Unbound – 1: 56.58
  7. Alexander Colson, unbound – 1: 56.98
  8. Jace Crawford, Florida – 1: 57.09

Luca screams snatched a seemingly sure victory from Trenton Julian over the last 15 meters, giving him 1: 54.10 to 1: 54.22. Julian was out very quickly, leading the field by 25.1-53.5 at the 50 and 100 walls. He led with 1: 22.9 on 150 and returned home with a lead in body length. Urlando came home in 30.28 over the fourth 50, surpassed Julian by 0.96 (31.24), and won by 0.12.

Olympian 2020 Zach Harting, who won this event at the Trials with 1: 55.06, was third in 1: 55.09.

2 Kristof
Milak
SHE 1: 53.88 21/04
3 Trenton
Julian
USA 1: 54.34 26/04
4 Daiki
Tanaka
JPN 1: 54.55 10/08
5 June
Chen
CHN 1: 54.61 22/09

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Women’s 100m Freestyle – Finals

  • World record: 51.71 – Sarah Sjostrom (2017)
  • American record: 52.04 – Simone Manuel (2019)
  • S. Open record: 52.54 – Simone Manuel (2018)
  • Jr. world record: 52.70 – Penny Oleksiak (2016)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 54.25
  • SwimSwam Preview – W100 free

Podium:

  1. Torri Huske, Unattached – 53.35
  2. Claire Curzan, TAC Titans – 53.58
  3. Erika Brown, Tennessee Aquatics – 53.59
  4. Natalie Hinds, unbound – 53.65
  5. Kate Douglass, Virginia – 53.99
  6. Mallory Comerford, Cardinal Aquatics – 54.09
  7. Abbey Weitzeil, Cal – 54.41
  8. Olivia Smoliga, Sun Devils – 54.55

It’s a shift change in the women’s 100 free, with Torri Huske and Claire Curzan tops the veterans at the top of the list.

Cal’s Abbey Weitzel, who won this event at the Trials last summer, was first out in the 50s, turning 25.34 ahead of Huske and Curzan. Huske came home at 27.58, and drove past Weitzeil in the middle of the second 50, to win in 53.35. Last summer, she finished 10th in the semifinals with 54.18. Curzan, who was 12th in the Trials last year (54.39), got his hand to the wall 1/100 ahead of Tennessee’s Erika Brownlast summer’s second place.

2 Sarah
Sjostrøm
SWE 53.15 04/12
3 Which one
Junxuan
CHN 53.42 24/09
4 Anna
Hopkin
GBR 53.45 04/09
5 Mollie
O’Callaghan
OUT OF 53.67 03/04

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Men’s 100m Freestyle – Finals

  • World Record: 46.91 – Cesar Cielo Filho (2009)
  • American record: 46.96 – Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • S. Open record: 47.39 – Ryan Held / Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • Jr. world record: 47.57 – Andrei Minakov (2020)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 48.77
  • SwimSwam Preview – M100 free

Podium:

  1. Caeleb Dressel, Gator Swim Club – 47.79
  2. Brooks Curry, Tiger Aquatics – 48.04
  3. Ryan Held, NY Athletic Club – 48.18
  4. (draw) Drew Kibler, Texas / Hunter Armstrong, Ohio State – 48.25
  5. Justin Ress, Mission Viejo – 48.38
  6. Kieran Smith, Florida – 48.51
  7. Zach Apple, ISC – 48.52
1 Alessandro
Miressi
ITA 47.88 04/11
3 Rafael
Miroslaw
GER 47.92 04/09
4 Maxime
Store
FROM 48.03 04/07
5 Thomas
They can
GBR 48.06 04/07

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Women’s 800 meters freestyle – fastest heat

  • World Record: 8: 04.79 – Katie Ledecky (2016)
  • American record: 8: 04.79 – Katie Ledecky (2016)
  • S. Open record: 8: 06.68 – Katie Ledecky (2016)
  • Jr. world record: 8: 11.00 – Katie Ledecky (2014)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 8: 37.90
  • SwimSwam Preview – W800 free

Podium:

16 year old Jillian Cox from Longhorn Aquatics dropped 8.3 seconds from its PB to win the previous heats 800 free with 8: 33.83, the 23rd fastest time ever in the 15-16 age group. Michaela Mattes, 17, from the Sarasota Sharks improved his best time, swimming in March, to a second-place finish with 8: 35.88. University of Florida Tylor Mathieu was third this afternoon and clocked in at 8: 36.85.

Men’s 1500 meters freestyle – fastest heat

  • World Record: 14: 31.02 – Yang Sun (2012)
  • American record: 14: 39.48 – Connor Jaeger (2016)
  • S. Open record: 14: 45.54 – Peter Vanderkaay (2008)
  • Jr. world record: 14: 46.09 – Franko Grgic (2019)
  • FINA “A” Cut: 15: 04.64
  • SwimSwam Preview – M1500 free

Podium:

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