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Day 4 Finals Reside Recap

PRO SWIM SERIES – KNOXVILLE

The ultimate session of the Knoxville Professional Sequence kicks off tonight, with the 1500 free, 200 IM, 200 again, 50 breast, and 100 free finals being contested.

Kicking off the evening are the 1500 free races, the place Florida Gator coaching companions Katie Ledecky and Bobby Finke can be headlining. Whereas Ledecky is a favourite to win her race, Finke would possibly see a problem from Ahmed Hafnaouiwho beat him in each the 400 and 800 free.

The ladies’s 200 again is one other race to observe, with Olympic silver medalist Kylie Masse taking over rising star Katie Grimes, in addition to Tennessee swimmer Josephine Fuller (who was simply 0.01 seconds off of Masse’s time in prelims). Even be looking out for the lads’s 100 free, the place Andrej Barna will try to fend off swimmers like Drew Kibler and Gui Caribe

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WOMEN’S 1500 FREESTYLE — FINALS

High 3:

  1. Katie Ledecky (GSC-FL) — 15:37.99
  2. Katie Grimes (SAND-CA) — 16:15.02
  3. Claire Weinstein (SAND-CA) — 16:25.24

In no shock, Katie Ledecky received the 1500 free by 38 seconds, clocking a time of 15:37.99—the 14th-fastest swim of all time, nearing the 15:37.34 she swam to win Olympic gold in 2020. The time can also be quicker than she was in-season for all of 2022. She was fairly constant along with her splits, holding 31s earlier than closing in a 30.71.

Behind Ledecky had been Sandpiper teammates Katie Grimes and Claire Weinsteinwho completed ten seconds aside for second and third with instances of 16:15.02 and 16:25.24 respectively.

MEN’S 1500 FREESTYLE — FINALS

  • World Document: 14:31.02 — Solar Yang, CHN (2011)
  • World Junior Document: 14:46.09 — Franko Grgic, CRO (2019)
  • American Document: 14:36.70 — Bobby FinkeUSA (2022)
  • US Open Document: 14:45.54 — Peter Vanderkaay, USA (2008)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Document: 14:53.12 — Jordan Willimovsky, USA (2016)

High 3:

  1. Bobby Finke (SPA-FL) — 15:06.53
  2. Ahmed Hafnaoui (Tunisia) — 15:07.07
  3. Michael Brinegar (Ohio State) — 15:28.17

Bobby Finke avenged his loss towards Ahmed Hafnaoui within the 800 free by working him down on the ultimate lap of the 1500 free in typical Bobby Finke-style. After virtually being proper subsequent to one another for the complete race, Hafnaoui pulled barely forward on the 1400-meter mark. Nevertheless, Finke outsplit Hafnoui 27.04 to 27.99 on the final 50 to take the win.

Finke and Hafnaoui had been by no means greater than half a second aside from one another for the complete race.

In third was Michael Brinegarwho was almost 20 seconds behind and clocked a time of 15:28.17.

WOMEN’S 200 IM — FINALS

  • World Document: 2:06.12 – Katinka Hosszu, HUN (2015)
  • World Junior Document: 2:08.70 – Summer time McIntosh, CAN (2022)
  • American Document: 2:06.15 – Ariana Kukors (2009)
  • US Open Document: 2:07.84 – Alex Walsh (2022)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Document: 2:08.66 – Katinka Hosszu (2015)

High 3:

  1. Leah Smith (TXLA) — 2:13.78
  2. bella sims (SAND) — 2:14.32
  3. Tessa Cieplucha (TNAQ) — 2:15.12

bella sims opened issues up with a 28.49 fly leg and 33.07 again leg to steer by almost two seconds on the 100 mark, however Leah Smith pulled forward with a 42.37 breast leg (in comparison with Sims’ 42.37) to take the lead.

Smith’s 30.93 free leg was sufficient to maintain her lead, however Sims was closing behind her with a 30.39. Smith ended up touching the wall first with a time of two:13.78, whereas Sims clocked at 2:14.32.

In aa far third was Tessa Cieplucha, who went 2;15.12. She had a robust 38.96 break up on breast, the second-fastest within the discipline behind Alexis Yager‘s 38.63.

MEN’S 200 IM — FINALS

  • World Document: 1:54.00 – Ryan Lochte, USA (2011)
  • World Junior Document: 1:56.99 – Hubert Kos, HUN (2021)
  • American Document: 1:54.00 – Ryan Lochte (2011)
  • US Open Document: 1:54.56 – Ryan Lochte (2009)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Document: 1:56.32 – Michael Phelps (2012)

High 3:

  1. Finlay Knox (CAN) — 1:59.27
  2. Kieran Smith (RACT) — 1:59.85
  3. Trenton Julian (MVN) — 2:00.08

Finlay Knox acquired out to an early lead, splitting the quickest fly (25.22) and again instances (30.48) within the discipline, and led from begin to end on this race. Nevertheless, Trenton Julian caught as much as him on the top of the backstroke leg splitting and break up 30.87, staying shut behind Knox for a lot of the race.

That being mentioned, Julian was run down by Kieran Smith on breaststroke, as he break up 34.84 in comparison with Julian’s 35.50 and Knox’s 35.11 to hitch Knox as the one two swimmers below two minutes within the discipline.

Simply lacking the rostrum was Daniel Sosthe highest seed from prelims, as he was fourth with a time of two:00.30.

WOMEN’S 200 BACKSTROKE — FINALS

  • World Document: 2:03.35 – Regan SmithUSA (2019)
  • World Junior Document: 2:03.35 – Regan SmithUSA (2019)
  • American Document: 2:03.35 – Regan Smith (2019)
  • US Open Document: 2:05.08 – Phoebe Bacon (2022)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Document: 2:05.94 – Regan Smith (2020)

High 3:

  1. Kylie Masse (CAN) — 2:08.97
  2. Josephine Fuller (TENN) — 2:11.59
  3. Katie Grimes (SAND) — 2:11.96

In contrast to prelims, the place she solely held the highest seed by 0.01 of a second, Kylie Masse was dominant in finals. She received by almost three seconds with a time of two:08.97, being the one swimmer within the discipline sub-2:10.

Masse, who had a little bit of a down 12 months within the 200 again, was lower than a second slower than the two:08.00 she clocked to complete fifth on the 2022 World Championships.

In second was Josephine Fuller, who dropped 0.08 seconds off her prelims time. She was adopted by Katie Grimeswho took on a grueling double, inserting third within the 200 again in the identical session that she swam the 1500 free.

MEN’S 200 BACKSTROKE — FINALS

  • World Document: 1:51.92 – Aaron Peirsol, USA (2009)
  • World Junior Document: 1:55.14 – Kliment Kolesnikov, RUS (2017)
  • American Document: 1:51.92 – Aaron Peirsol (2009)
  • US Open Document: 1:53.08 – Aaron Peirsol (2009)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Document: 1:55.04 – Xu Jiayu (2017)

High 3:

  1. Daniel Diehl (CUY) — 1:58.45
  2. Chase Kalisz (SU) — 2:00.50
  3. Kieran Smith (RACT) — 2:01.96

Like Kylie Masse within the girls’s race, Daniel Diehl dominated the lads’s 200 again, clocking the one sub two-minute time in the complete discipline. He was simply over two seconds slower than his greatest time of 1:56.41, which was set a month in the past on the 2022 US Open.

Chase Kalisz took a transparent second, whereas Kieran Smith was third. Smith had simply pulled off a grueling double, taking over the 200 IM and 200 again occasions back-to-back.

WOMEN’S 50 BREASTSTROKES — FINALS

  • World Document: 29.30 – Benedetta Pilato, ITA (2021)
  • World Junior Document: 29.30 – Benedetta Pilato, ITA (2021)
  • American Document: 29.40 – Lilly King (2017)
  • US Open Document: 29.62 – Lilly King (2018)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Document: 29.62 – Lilly King (2018)

High 3:

  1. Mona McSharry (TENN) — 30.56
  2. Miranda Tucker (TFA) — 31.29
  3. Sophie Angus (CAN) — 31.72

Mona McSharry made it a breaststroke sweep at this Professional Sequence meet, nabbing wins within the 100, 200, and now 50 breast races. Her time of 30.56 was a private greatest for her, enhancing upon the 30.87 she swam in 2018.

In second was Miranda Tuckerwho was simply 0.02 seconds off of her greatest time of 31.27 set in 2019. Following her for third was Sophie Anguswho swam a 31.72 for third.

MEN’S 50 BREASTSTROKES — FINALS

  • World Document: 25.95 – Adam Peaty, GBR (2017)
  • World Junior Document: 26.97 – Nicolo Martinenghi, ITA (2017)
  • American Document: 26.45 – Nic Fink (2022)
  • US Open Document: 26.52 – Michael Andrew (2022)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Document: 26.97 – Felipe Lima (2019)

High 3:

  1. Michael Houlie (TENN) — 27.47
  2. Tommy Cope (CW) — 27.84
  3. Miguel De Lara Ojeda (ANV) — 27.93

Michael Houlie made it a Tennessee sweep within the 50 breast, as he received the lads’s race with a time of 27.47. He completed 4 tenths forward of Tommy Cope, who was simply 0.03 seconds off his private better of 27.81. That PB was from when he opened the 100 breast on the 2022 US World Championships trials meet.

In third was Mexican swimmer Miguel De Lara Ojedawho was lower than a tenth off of Cope for third.

WOMEN’S 100 FREESTYLE — FINALS

High 3:

  1. Erika Brown (TNAQ) — 54.15
  2. Olivia Smoliga (SUN)—54.61
  3. Simone Manuel (SUN) — 54.81

After the prelims high seed Abbey Weitzeil scratched the occasion, second seed Erika Brown took the win, splitting 25.84/28.31 en path to a last time of 54.15.

Behind Brown had been ASU coaching companions Olivia Smoliga and Simone Manuel, who went instances of 54.61 and 54.81 respectively. Smoliga was 0.22 seconds forward of Manuel on the 50, however Manuel was 0.02 seconds quicker than Smoliga on the again half. At the moment, Smoliga swam her first 100 free since US trials, and Manuel swam her first for the reason that Tokyo Olympics.

Noticeably, Regan Smith received the ‘B” last with a 55.53.

MEN’S 100 FREESTYLE — FINALS

  • World Document: 46.86 – David Popovici, ROU (2022)
  • World Junior Document: 46.86 – David Popovici, ROU (2022)
  • American Document: 46.96 – Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • US Open Document: 47.39 – Caeleb Dressel (2021)/Ryan Held (2019)
  • Professional Swim Sequence Document: 48.00 – Nathan Adrian (2016)

High 3:

  1. Andrej Barna (CARD) — 49.00
  2. Gui Caribe (TENN) — 49.15
  3. Javier Acevedo (CAN) — 49.56

Andrej Barna dropped 0.03 seconds off his prelims time to win in a time of 49.00. He was second to Gui Caribe on the 50, opening in 23.56 in comparison with Caribe’s 23.46, however he outsplit Caribe 25.44 to 25.69 on the again half.

Barna and Caribe completed simply 0.15 seconds aside, and Canadian swimmer Javier Acevedo was third with a 49.56.

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