2022 Summer Citizens of the United States
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Saturday Finals Sheets
It’s the final tournament of the 2022 US Nationals in Irvine, California and we have six free events: women’s 1500 free, men’s and women’s 200 IM, men’s 800 free, men’s and women’s 50 free. Check out a preview of our full finals here.
Texas Erica Sullivan He drives a free 1500 in the Ledecky-less final followed by Sierra Schmidt From Scottsdale Aquatics. at 200m, Zoe Hartmann From Athena Bulldog Swimming Club and Mission Vigo Justina Kozan Spread your best times in prelims to secure your two best end points. Shane Casas Longhorn Aquatics dominated the men’s 200 IM this morning, scoring 1:57.50 to win the race. He was one of two swimmers under the 2:00 mark including the second seed Grant House From swimming the sun devil
Olympic gold medalist Bobby Fink He has a four lane in the men’s 800 freestyle final, his first long distance race after smashing the 1500 freestyle. The second seed tonight is Wolfpack Elite Will Galant who won the freestyle 1500 after knocking down his best time by 14 seconds. To conclude the meeting, it will be 50 freestyle swimmers led by the Polish Olympian four times Katarzina Wasek By the ladies and Cavalier Aquatics’ Matt King In the men’s event. 2020 US Olympics der Wetzel And the Michael Andrew They are also in the mix, ranked third and seventh in their respective finals.
1500 Women’s Freestyle – Final
- World record – 15: 20.48, Katie Ledecky (2018)
- American Record – 15:20.48, Katie Ledecky (2018)
- US Open Record – 15:20.48, Katie Ledecky (2018)
- LC Nationals record – 15: 40.50, Katie Ledecky (2021)
- Junior World Record – 15: 28.36, Katie Ledecky (2014)
- Maddy Gough (Australia) 16: 07.34
- Maria Denigan (Indiana Swimming Club) – 16:12.44
- Kinsey McMahon (Alabama Swimming Club) – 16:16.22
Alabama Kinsey McMahon Take it out early, advancing through the 400m point. Australian Olympic maddy jovewho reached the final in Tokyo at that event, was directly behind McMahon for most of the first 400-meter break, moving forward just before the 500-meter mark.
Gough continued to consolidate its advance from there, reaching the halfway mark at 8:04.61. At that point, McMahon was in second place, with Indiana Swimming Club Maria Denigan In the third.
Gauff extended her lead in the back half of the race, while Dennigan passed McMahon for second. Gough easily held onto the win in 16:07.34, followed by Denegan in 16:12.44 and McMahon in 16:16.22.
long horns Erica Sullivanthe silver medalist in Tokyo in the event, finished fourth with a time of 16:26.90, as she continued to recover from shoulder issues.
200 IM Women – Final
- World record – 2: 06.12, Katinka Hoszu (2015)
- American Record – 2: 06.15, Ariana Cokers (2009)
- US Open Record – 2:07.84, Alex Walsh (2022)
- LC Nationals record – 2: 08.32, Kathleen Baker (2018)
- Junior World Record – 2: 08.91, Leah Hayes (2022)
- leah smith (Long Century) – 2:11.67
- Zoe Hartmann (Athena Bulldog) – 2: 12.04
- Beata Nelson (Wisconsin Aquatics) – 2:12.46
Beata Nelson She harnessed her power to jump into a fast lead in the front half of the race, and she made enough of a gap on the first 100m to hold the lead through my chest leg.
But the top ranked Zoe Hartmann The ace free distance leah smith He narrowed the gap to half a second at the 150-meter mark. For the first half of the free leg, it looked like Nelson might have enough in the tank to hold the win. But Smith put her head down and kicked her into the gear. She gets ahead of both Hartmann and Smith to put her hand on the wall first.
Smith’s winning time of 2:11.67 ties her in a personal best, which came only last December. Hartmann touched second place with a time of 2:12.04, while Nelson touched just before him Justina Kozan2:12.46 to 2:12.56.
200 IM Men – Final
- World record – 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte (2011)
- American Record – 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte (2011)
- US Open Record – 1:54.56, Ryan Lochte (2009)
- LC Nationals record – 1:54.56, Ryan Lochte (2009)
- Junior world record – 1:56.99, Hubert Koss (2021)
- Shane Casas (longhorn) – 1:55.24
- Grant House (Sun Demon) – 1:59.03
- Baylor Nelson (@SwimMAC) – 1:59.13
Fans have been wondering for a while about what Shane Casas He could do with 200 pointy instant messages, and they got an initial answer tonight. Casas broke into the lead early on; He slipped a bit into the first wall, but was still under the world record pace at the midpoint. He didn’t lose much in my chest leg, touching about twenty of Ryan Lochte’s world record pace. He couldn’t match Lochte’s epic free leg, but he still stopped the clock at 1:55.24.
This swim moves Casas to third all-time among American men, behind only Lochte and Michael Phelps. Cassas’ best running time of 1:56.70 put him at No. 7 among Americans. And of course, swimming today puts him past Carson Foster as the fastest American this year, just 0.02 times the time Leon Marchand took gold from the world championships.
While most eyes were on the Casas, there was a huge battle for second place between the Sun Devil’s Grant House And SwimMAC’s Baylor Nelson. The house got the touchdown, scoring a new personal best in 1:59.03. But Nelson was completely behind, and also achieved the best level of his life with 1:59.13.
400m champion Kevin Vargas He was the only other guy under 2:00, and he finished in 1:59.62, his first time in under two minutes.
Men’s 800 Freestyle – Final
- World record – 7: 32.12, Lin Zhang (2009)
- American Record – 7:39.36, Bobby Fink (2022)
- US Open Record – 7:43.32, Bobby Fink (2022)
- LC Nationals record – 7: 44.57, Zane Grothe (2018)
- Junior World Record – 7: 45.67, Mac Horton (2013)
- Bobby Fink (St. Petersburg) – 7:51.21
- Will Gallant (Wolfback) – 7:53.34
- David Johnston (swim team) – 7:54.60
Entering this race wasn’t quite sure what we’d get from defending the Olympic gold medal Bobby Fink In this case, after he scratched his 400 IM due to a non-Covid illness and took fourth place in the 400m free yesterday.
long horns David Johnston He’s had three top-five finals in that meet before tonight, and he’s been the leader in pole position, penetrating that spot through the 350m but is overtaken by Fink halfway through. Meanwhile, the 1500m champion Will Galant He passed Johnston and hung on Finke’s shoulder for most of the rest of the race.
However, Finke fired the final turn, and did what he wouldn’t, outperforming Gallant 26.99 to 28.46 in the last 50 and winning 7:51.21 to 7:53.34.
Johnston finished third with a time of 7:54.60, nearly three seconds ahead of the 400m champion. Jake Maggie (7: 57.360.
Women’s 50 Freestyle – Final
- World record – 23.67, Sarah Sjostrom (2017)
- American Record – 23.97, Simone Manuel (2017)
- US Open Record – 24.08, Pernell Bloom (2019)
- LC Nationals record – 24.10, Simone Manuel (2018)
- Junior world record – 24.17, Claire Krzan (2021)
- Katarzina Wasek (Team Rebel Aquat-CA / UNLV) – 24.17
- Gretchen Walsh (Nashville Aquatics / UVA) – 24.47
- Claire Krzan (Take Tians) – 24.74
Katarzyna Wasek of Poland still had a great summer, as she actually felt the night faster than she went on to win the silver medal at the event in Budapest last month, with tonight’s time of 24.17 edging her out to 24.18 from the world championships.
behind her, Gretchen Walsh She posted a new best time, stopping the clock at 24.47, improving from 24.53 from the US trials in April. Claire Krzanwhose best time of 24.17 last year was tied with Wasick tonight, finished third at 24.74.
Men’s 50 Freestyle – Final
- World record – 20.91, Cesar Cielo Filho (2009)
- American Record – 21.04, Caleb Dressel (2019/2021)
- US Open Record – 21.04, Caleb Dressel (2021)
- LC Nationals record – 21.04, Caeleb Dressel (2021)
- Junior world record – 21.75, Michael Andrew (2017)
- Matt King (Cavalier / UVA) – 21.83
- Justin Reese (Mission Vigo) – 22.01.2019
- Jack Alexi (Un-Cal) – 22.18
Matt King He already had a share of the national title after tying with the free 100 earlier this week, but tonight grabbed the crown on his own after winning the free fifties by nearly twenty milliseconds. The UVA rookie junior got under 22 for the first time this morning with an average of 21.95, and improved his best time again tonight with 21.83.
100 champions back Justin Reese He seemed to be ahead for part of the race, and ended up second behind King at 22.01. This appears to be the second fastest time of his career, after only 21.91 from last summer’s Olympic trials.
high cal freshman Jack Alexi He finished third in 22.18, just 0.05 seconds after his best life time of 22.13 from the US Trials in April. He put his hand on the wall before an American Olympian Michael Andrewwho finished fourth at 22.20 in one of only two events he has competed in this week.
Fellow King’s UVA Conor Boyle He was swimming superbly to win the Final B; The rookie sophomore had the new best performance of his life at 22.19, which would have put him between Alexey and Andrew in the A final.