WBC bans Alexander Povetkin over failed drug tests

03/03/2017 12:54

Heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin (31-1, 23 KOs) has been handed a fine of $250,000 and banned indefinitely by the WBC for doping violations.

Povetkin twice tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2016.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman announced that the organization has suspended Povetkin from participating in any WBC-sanctioned bouts indefinitely and fined him $250,000.

Povetkin had been scheduled to face Bermane Stiverne in December for the WBC interim title, but the bout was cancelled after the Russian tested positive for the banned muscle-building substance ostarine.

Previously Povetkin’s world title fight with WBC champion Deontay Wilder was canceled last May after he tested positive for the banned substance meldonium.

Povetkin avoided a ban arguing that he had stopped taking meldonium in 2015, before it was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency in January 2016.

Povetkin will be eligible to apply for reinstatement to the WBC rankings after one year.

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Emily Seebohm, Yulia Efimova Strong on Second Day of NSW Open Championships

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Australia’s Emily Seebohm and Russia’s Yulia Efimova each posted a No. 1 time in the early 2017 world rankings during day two finals at the New South Wales Open Championships in Sydney, Australia.

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Jessica Ashwood opened the session with a narrow victory over Kiah Melverton in the 400 free. Ashwood held off a charging 29.45 split from Melverton on the final 50 to get into the wall one one-hundredth ahead, 4:08.06 to 4:08.07. Olympian Leah Neale finished third in 4:12.12.

Event 15  Women 400 LC Metre Freestyle
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 Meet Qualifying:  4:40.00
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals        
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 ASHWOOD, JESSICA       23 CHAND             4:12.14    4:08.06  
    r:+0.66  29.11      1:00.13 (31.02)
        1:31.81 (31.68)     2:03.75 (31.94)
        2:35.18 (31.43)     3:06.69 (31.51)
        3:38.13 (31.44)     4:08.06 (29.93)
  2 MELVERTON, KIAH        20 TSS               4:13.67    4:08.07  
    r:+0.72  29.48      1:00.45 (30.97)
        1:31.92 (31.47)     2:03.64 (31.72)
        2:35.39 (31.75)     3:06.99 (31.60)
        3:38.62 (31.63)     4:08.07 (29.45)
  3 NEALE, LEAH            21 SPRTN             4:17.22    4:12.12  
    r:+0.74  29.57      1:01.16 (31.59)
        1:32.97 (31.81)     2:05.00 (32.03)
        2:36.99 (31.99)     3:09.08 (32.09)
        3:41.33 (32.25)     4:12.12 (30.79)
  4 TAYLOR, LAURA          17 TSS               4:17.32    4:14.96  
             29.47      1:02.05 (32.58)
        1:34.39 (32.34)     2:07.18 (32.79)
        2:39.26 (32.08)     3:11.42 (32.16)
        3:43.43 (32.01)     4:14.96 (31.53)
  5 BATCHELOR, MOLLY       16 NUN               4:17.75    4:17.05  
    r:+0.76  29.53      1:01.81 (32.28)
        1:34.19 (32.38)     2:06.95 (32.76)
        2:39.52 (32.57)     3:12.25 (32.73)
        3:45.08 (32.83)     4:17.05 (31.97)
  6 ROBINSON, EMMA         22 NZL               4:17.04    4:17.13  
    r:+0.75  29.71      1:01.95 (32.24)
        1:34.31 (32.36)     2:07.09 (32.78)
        2:39.72 (32.63)     3:12.58 (32.86)
        3:45.42 (32.84)     4:17.13 (31.71)
  7 SHERIDAN, MIKKAYLA     22 SPRTN             4:18.86    4:17.50  
             29.40      1:02.06 (32.66)
        1:35.08 (33.02)     2:08.28 (33.20)
        2:40.60 (32.32)     3:13.28 (32.68)
        3:45.66 (32.38)     4:17.50 (31.84)
  8 MOCHIDA, SACHI         17 JAPAN             4:18.38    4:17.56  
    r:+0.60  29.45      1:01.79 (32.34)
        1:34.17 (32.38)     2:07.24 (33.07)
        2:40.03 (32.79)     3:13.27 (33.24)
        3:46.03 (32.76)     4:17.56 (31.53)
  9 LEE, KAREENA           23 MTCKM             4:19.14    4:18.53  
    r:+0.76  29.79      1:02.68 (32.89)
        1:35.63 (32.95)     2:09.00 (33.37)
        2:42.03 (33.03)     3:15.26 (33.23)
        3:47.56 (32.30)     4:18.53 (30.97)
 10 DOYLE, CARINA          23 NZL               4:19.47    4:18.83  
    r:+0.71  29.62      1:02.01 (32.39)
        1:35.00 (32.99)     2:07.90 (32.90)
        2:40.55 (32.65)     3:13.61 (33.06)
        3:46.47 (32.86)     4:18.83 (32.36)

Japan’s Junya Koga added a 50 fly win to his 50 back title from the first day, touching in 24.11. David Morgan finished second (24.28) and Cameron Jones third (24.38).

Event 16  Men 50 LC Metre Butterfly
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 Meet Qualifying:  27.80
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 KOGA, JUNYA            29 JAPAN               24.59      24.11  
         r:+0.62                       
  2 MORGAN, DAVID          23 TSS                 24.56      24.28  
         r:+0.63                       
  3 JONES, CAMERON         20 STPET               24.81      24.38  
         r:+0.71                       
  4 BENEHOUTSOS, THEODORO  18 MVC                 24.80      24.40  
         r:+0.72                       
  5 STACK, JAIMIE          24 SSSD                24.44      24.56  
         r:+0.64                       
  6 TREFFERS, BENJAMIN     25 SOMGC               24.64      24.66  
         r:+0.64                       
  7 RAVEN, CHRISTOPHER     23 SPRTN               24.87      24.74  
         r:+0.73                       
  8 LEE, TAEGUE            18 KOREA               25.29      25.05  
         r:+0.61                       
  9 MARKS, EDWARD          20 CARL                24.92      25.08  
         r:+0.63                       
 11 SAKAMOTO, YUYA         17 JAPAN               25.17      25.10  
         r:+0.70

Emma McKeon came from behind to get in front of South Korea’s Sehyeon An and win the women’s 100 fly, 58.02 to 58.11. Christina Licciardi came in third at 59.84.

Event 17  Women 100 LC Metre Butterfly
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 Meet Qualifying:  1:09.00
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 MCKEON, EMMA           22 STPET             1:00.04      58.02  
    r:+0.64  28.24        58.02 (29.78)
  2 AN, SEHYEON            21 KOREA               59.29      58.11  
             27.17        58.11 (30.94)
  3 LICCIARDI, CHRISTINA   21 SOSC              1:00.30      59.84  
    r:+0.66  28.11        59.84 (31.73)
  4 WASHER, EMILY          20 CARL              1:00.42      59.86  
    r:+0.59  28.85        59.86 (31.01)
  5 SCHLICHT, JEMMA        19 SPRTN             1:01.06      59.99  
    r:+0.78  27.86        59.99 (32.13)
  6 ELMSLIE, BRITTANY      22 BGRAM             1:01.22    1:00.21  
    r:+0.73  27.73      1:00.21 (32.48)
  7 SHERIDAN, MIKKAYLA     22 SPRTN             1:01.44    1:00.72  
    r:+0.74  28.61      1:00.72 (32.11)
  8 SAAL, SARA             30 COMM              1:01.02    1:00.95  
    r:+0.69  28.50      1:00.95 (32.45)
  9 STUART, ALICE          19 TSS               1:01.73    1:01.65  
    r:+0.66  28.89      1:01.65 (32.76)
 10 COONEY, GEMMA          17 BGRAM             1:00.99    1:01.74  
             28.68      1:01.74 (33.06)

Joshua Beaver was the only man to get under 2:00 in the men’s 200 back, touching the wall in 1:59.13. Teenagers Tristan Ludlow (2:01.77) and Jack Cartwright (2:01.94) also got on the podium.

Event 18  Men 200 LC Metre Backstroke
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 Meet Qualifying:  2:18.50
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 BEAVER, JOSHUA         24 NUN               2:00.48    1:59.13  
    r:+0.53  27.62        57.65 (30.03)
        1:28.32 (30.67)     1:59.13 (30.81)
  2 LUDLOW, TRISTAN        19 RACKL             2:02.39    2:01.77  
    r:+0.60  28.46        59.13 (30.67)
        1:30.87 (31.74)     2:01.77 (30.90)
  3 CARTWRIGHT, JACK       18 STPET             2:02.07    2:01.94  
    r:+0.71  28.33        59.01 (30.68)
        1:31.12 (32.11)     2:01.94 (30.82)
  4 GILLILAND, JARED       22 CHAND             2:02.44    2:02.03  
    r:+0.67  28.90        59.70 (30.80)
        1:31.17 (31.47)     2:02.03 (30.86)
  5 WOODWARD, BRADLEY      18 MING              2:02.51    2:02.39  
    r:+0.73  29.10      1:00.32 (31.22)
        1:31.85 (31.53)     2:02.39 (30.54)
  6 MILLS, PETER           20 BGRAM             2:02.91    2:03.13  
    r:+0.75  28.58        59.68 (31.10)
        1:31.52 (31.84)     2:03.13 (31.61)
  7 MACALISTER, LEON       16 CARL              2:04.86    2:03.81  
    r:+0.57  28.72        59.53 (30.81)
        1:31.41 (31.88)     2:03.81 (32.40)
  8 PENDER, MATTHEW        19 VAQC              2:03.73    2:04.27  
    r:+0.65  29.03      1:00.82 (31.79)
        1:32.70 (31.88)     2:04.27 (31.57)
 10 CROPP, JACKSON         20 NZL               2:04.93    2:04.65  
    r:+0.62  29.44      1:00.58 (31.14)
        1:32.91 (32.33)     2:04.65 (31.74)
 11 PARK, SEONG UNG        18 KOREA             2:04.89    2:04.86  
    r:+0.69  29.43      1:01.43 (32.00)
        1:33.06 (31.63)     2:04.86 (31.80)

Reigning World Champion Emily Seebohm put up a blistering time of 59.28 in her signature event, the women’s 100 back. That easily eclipsed Kylie Masse’s 59.60 as the top mark in the world so far this year. Taking second was Madison Wilson in 1:00.02, just off her now-fourth-ranked 59.97, and Kaylee McKeown was third in 1:00.60.

Event 19  Women 100 LC Metre Backstroke
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 Meet Qualifying:  1:11.00
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 SEEBOHM, EMILY         24 BGRAM             1:00.38      59.28  
    r:+0.69  29.36        59.28 (29.92)
  2 WILSON, MADISON        22 STPET             1:00.69    1:00.02  
    r:+0.57  29.27      1:00.02 (30.75)
  3 MCKEOWN, KAYLEE        15 SPRTN             1:01.74    1:00.60  
    r:+0.63  29.80      1:00.60 (30.80)
  4 WHITTAKER, SIAN        19 MVC               1:01.74    1:00.94  
    r:+0.62  30.00      1:00.94 (30.94)
  5 COLEMAN, MICHELLE      23 SWED              1:01.83    1:01.07  
    r:+0.76  29.57      1:01.07 (31.50)
  6 ATHERTON, MINNA        16 BGRAM             1:02.44    1:01.19  
    r:+0.63  29.25      1:01.19 (31.94)
  7 BAKER, HAYLEY          21 MVC               1:01.91    1:01.42  
    r:+0.49  30.14      1:01.42 (31.28)
  8 BOOCOCK, KELSI         19 NZL               1:03.52    1:03.54  
    r:+0.63  31.01      1:03.54 (32.53)
 10 FORRESTER, AMY         18 BOND              1:03.34    1:03.67  
    r:+0.73  31.47      1:03.67 (32.20)
 13 WILLIAMS, ZOE          21 MARI              1:03.99    1:04.77  
    r:+0.69  31.51      1:04.77 (33.26)

Australia’s Matthew Wilson improved to fourth in the world with a dominant victory in the men’s 100 breast, touching in 1:00.23. Japan’s Yu Hanaguruma took second in 1:01.75, just ahead of Russia’s Andrei Nikolaev (1:01.75).

Event 20  Men 100 LC Metre Breaststroke
==================================================================
 Meet Qualifying:  1:12.00
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 WILSON, MATTHEW        18 SOSC              1:00.81    1:00.23  
    r:+0.64  28.28      1:00.23 (31.95)
  2 HANAGURUMA, YU         17 JAPAN             1:02.10    1:01.71  
    r:+0.63  29.81      1:01.71 (31.90)
  3 NIKOLAEV, ANDREI       24 RUSS              1:02.47    1:01.75  
    r:+0.68  28.58      1:01.75 (33.17)
  4 CAVE, DANIEL           18 MVC               1:02.82    1:01.85  
    r:+0.64  29.72      1:01.85 (32.13)
  5 KIM, JAEYOUN           20 KOREA             1:03.45    1:02.79  
    r:+0.65  29.35      1:02.79 (33.44)
  6 MCKECHNIE, JAMES       21 STP               1:03.54    1:02.88  
    r:+0.77  29.07      1:02.88 (33.81)
  7 BELL, GRAYSON          19 TSS               1:03.13    1:02.94  
    r:+0.74  28.98      1:02.94 (33.96)
  8 SCHAFER, NICHOLAS      25 ACQUA             1:03.35    1:02.96  
    r:+0.67  29.21      1:02.96 (33.75)
  9 INAGAKI, DAICHI        17 JAPAN             1:03.26    1:03.35  
    r:+0.61  29.62      1:03.35 (33.73)
 11 AL-BARAZI, AZAD        29 SYRIA             1:03.31    1:03.54  
    r:+0.69  28.95      1:03.54 (34.59)

The men’s 100 back multi-class went to Timothy Hodge (S9) in 1:06.27, followed by Logan Powell (S9) in 1:07.83 and Sean Russo (S13) in 1:02.78.

Event 109  Men 10 & Over 100 LC Metre Backstroke Multi-Class
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    Name                  Age Team                 Seed     Finals        
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  1 HODGE, TIMOTHY S9      16 THIL              1:05.18    1:06.27  
    r:+0.70  32.39      1:06.27 (33.88)
  2 POWELL, LOGAN S9       18 SPRTN             1:05.91    1:07.83  
    r:+0.79  33.06      1:07.83 (34.77)
  3 RUSSO, SEAN S13        25 MLCM              1:01.43    1:02.78  
    r:+0.72  30.53      1:02.78 (32.25)
  4 FOX, DANIEL S14        25 SPRTN             1:03.35    1:06.65  
    r:+0.89  32.49      1:06.65 (34.16)
  5 ALFORD, JOSHUA S14     21 TNGV              1:06.69    1:06.93  
    r:+0.87  33.37      1:06.93 (33.56)
  6 YOURELL, AIDAN S10     17 LISM              1:07.83    1:06.01  
    r:+0.70  31.73      1:06.01 (34.28)
  7 RYAN, DARCY S14        14 SNGL              1:10.52    1:10.81  
    r:+0.72  33.56      1:10.81 (37.25)
  8 GILSON, DARCY S14      15 SNGL              1:11.43    1:11.24  
    r:+0.99  34.52      1:11.24 (36.72)

On the women’s side, the multi-class 100 back was won by Taylor Corry (S14) in 1:12.15, with Madeline McTernan (1:13.42) and Jenna Jones (1:17.22) also making the top three.

Event 110  Women 10 & Over 100 LC Metre Backstroke Multi-Class
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    Name                  Age Team                 Seed     Finals        
==================================================================
  1 CORRY, TAYLOR S14      22 MLCM              1:10.19    1:12.15  
    r:+0.75  33.71      1:12.15 (38.44)
  2 MCTERNAN, MADELEINE S  16 BOND              1:14.37    1:13.42  
    r:+0.67  35.27      1:13.42 (38.15)
  3 JONES, JENNA S13       16 SPRW              1:15.14    1:17.22  
    r:+0.66  37.45      1:17.22 (39.77)
  4 SCOTT, MADELEINE S9    24 NUN               1:18.00    1:19.52  
    r:+0.78  37.41      1:19.52 (42.11)
  5 SLACK, ELIZABETH S9    20 LCOV              1:18.39    1:19.54  
    r:+0.74  39.40      1:19.54 (40.14)
  6 GETSON, JAIME-LEE S14  17 MTOR              1:13.84    1:15.28  
    r:+0.61  36.47      1:15.28 (38.81)
  7 GREENWOOD, JASMINE S9  12 BBASC             1:21.56    1:21.22  
    r:+0.79  39.51      1:21.22 (41.71)
  8 COOK, AMY S14          18 SLCA              1:19.22    1:21.84  
    r:+0.71  39.01      1:21.84 (42.83)

Russia’s Yulia Efimova swam the fastest time in the world in the women’s 200 breast, posting a time of 2:23.17. That topped the 2:23.45 swum earlier by Japan’s Reona AokiTaylor McKeown took second in 2:24.96, moving into a tie for sixth in the world, and Georgia Bohl was third (2:26.22).

Event 21  Women 200 LC Metre Breaststroke
==================================================================
 Meet Qualifying:  2:53.50
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 EFIMOVA, YULIYA        24 RUSS              2:28.80    2:23.17  
    r:+0.56  35.16      1:11.13 (35.97)
        1:47.34 (36.21)     2:23.17 (35.83)
  2 MCKEOWN, TAYLOR        21 SPRTN             2:26.89    2:24.96  
    r:+0.28  32.94      1:09.73 (36.79)
        1:46.90 (37.17)     2:24.96 (38.06)
  3 BOHL, GEORGIA          19 STPET             2:29.53    2:26.22  
    r:+0.55  32.93      1:10.47 (37.54)
        1:47.37 (36.90)     2:26.22 (38.85)
  4 WALLACE, TESSA         23 PWCAL             2:32.45    2:29.84  
    r:+0.66  34.45      1:12.63 (38.18)
        1:51.19 (38.56)     2:29.84 (38.65)
  5 HANSEN, JESSICA        21 NUN               2:32.94    2:30.34  
    r:+0.74  34.21      1:13.22 (39.01)
        1:51.73 (38.51)     2:30.34 (38.61)
  6 STRAUCH, JENNA         19 BOND              2:32.58    2:30.42  
    r:+0.78  34.58      1:13.06 (38.48)
        1:51.22 (38.16)     2:30.42 (39.20)
  7 TAKAHASHI, MIHO        24 JAPAN             2:31.96    2:30.94  
             34.52      1:12.80 (38.28)
        1:51.53 (38.73)     2:30.94 (39.41)
  8 HARKIN, ABBEY          18 STPET             2:34.99    2:34.26  
    r:+0.73  34.66      1:13.85 (39.19)
        1:53.36 (39.51)     2:34.26 (40.90)
  9 ERIKSSON, JESSICA      23 SWED              2:33.78    2:34.39  
    r:+0.76  35.10      1:13.98 (38.88)
        1:53.55 (39.57)     2:34.39 (40.84)
 10 SCOTT, AISLING         24 BGRAM             2:31.79    2:35.57  
    r:+0.69  35.64      1:13.46 (37.82)
        1:53.92 (40.46)     2:35.57 (41.65)

After posting the fastest time in the world in the 200 free a day earlier, Cameron McEvoy was back in the pool for the 200 free, and he won that event in 1:48.36, holding off a hard-charging Alexander Graham and Matthew Stanley at the end. Graham ended up finishing second in 1:48.62, and Stanley’s time of 1:48.76 was good enough for third.

Event 22  Men 200 LC Metre Freestyle
==================================================================
 Meet Qualifying:  2:00.00
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 MCEVOY, CAMERON        22 BOND              1:49.47    1:48.36  
    r:+0.58  25.35        52.31 (26.96)
        1:19.78 (27.47)     1:48.36 (28.58)
  2 GRAHAM, ALEXANDER      21 BOND              1:48.93    1:48.62  
    r:+0.74  25.36        52.98 (27.62)
        1:20.86 (27.88)     1:48.62 (27.76)
  3 STANLEY, MATTHEW       25 BOND              1:49.67    1:48.76  
    r:+0.74  25.61        53.19 (27.58)
        1:21.03 (27.84)     1:48.76 (27.73)
  4 SMITH, DANIEL          25 STPET             1:49.56    1:48.80  
             25.09        52.37 (27.28)
        1:20.45 (28.08)     1:48.80 (28.35)
  5 LEWIS, CLYDE           19 STPET             1:49.29    1:48.81  
    r:+0.70  25.30        52.51 (27.21)
        1:20.49 (27.98)     1:48.81 (28.32)
  6 MCKEON, DAVID          24 STPET             1:50.67    1:50.62  
    r:+0.74  25.91        54.02 (28.11)
        1:22.30 (28.28)     1:50.62 (28.32)
  8 PARKER, JAMIE          19 SOSC              1:50.47    1:50.73  
    r:+0.62  25.67        54.02 (28.35)
        1:22.39 (28.37)     1:50.73 (28.34)
  9 GERRARD, JACK          22 MVC               1:50.76    1:50.85  
    r:+0.73  26.47        54.66 (28.19)
        1:23.23 (28.57)     1:50.85 (27.62)
 10 HANSFORD, JACOB        21 SOSC              1:50.64    1:50.95  
             26.29        54.67 (28.38)
        1:23.15 (28.48)     1:50.95 (27.80)
 12 HORTON, MACK           20 MVC               1:50.42    1:51.23  
    r:+0.76  26.26        54.88 (28.62)
        1:23.35 (28.47)     1:51.23 (27.88)

The Campbell sisters finished 1-2 in the 50 free and posted two of the top four times in the world this year. Cate Campbell touched in 24.47, good for No. 2 in the world rankings behind Sarah Sjostrom (24.01), and Bronte Campbell took second in 24.60, good for fourth this year. Third went the Shayna Jack in 25.00

Event 23  Women 50 LC Metre Freestyle
==================================================================
 Meet Qualifying:  28.50
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 CAMPBELL, CATE         24 COMM                25.31      24.47  
         r:+0.79                       
  2 CAMPBELL, BRONTE       22 COMM                25.04      24.60  
         r:+0.70                       
  3 JACK, SHAYNA           18 COMM                25.41      25.00  
         r:+0.71                       
  4 COLEMAN, MICHELLE      23 SWED                25.43      25.06  
         r:+0.74                       
  5 MCKEON, EMMA           22 STPET               25.60      25.33  
         r:+0.74                       
  6 ELMSLIE, BRITTANY      22 BGRAM               25.82      25.35  
         r:+0.72                       
  7 NGAWATI, KOTUKU        22 MVC                 26.02      25.74  
         r:+0.68                       
  8 SAAL, SARA             30 COMM                26.20      25.88  
         r:+0.70                       
  9 BUCHANAN, CARLA        21 ACACI               26.41      26.21  
         r:+0.69                       
 10 WILLIAMS, ZOE          21 MARI                26.21      26.71  
         r:+0.72

In the final individual event of the day, Japan’s Hiromasa Fujimori finished first in the 200 IM, posting a time of 2:00.47. James Traiforos touched out Japan’s Tomoya Takeuchi for second, 2:01.72 to 2:01.78.

Event 24  Men 200 LC Metre IM
==================================================================
 Meet Qualifying:  2:19.00
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 FUJIMORI, HIROMASA     25 JAPAN             2:04.68    2:00.47  
    r:+0.64  26.79        57.21 (30.42)
        1:32.44 (35.23)     2:00.47 (28.03)
  2 TRAIFOROS, JAMES       20 TRGR              2:04.14    2:01.72  
    r:+0.67  27.29        57.00 (29.71)
        1:32.40 (35.40)     2:01.72 (29.32)
  3 TAKEUCHI, TOMOYA       18 JAPAN             2:04.01    2:01.78  
    r:+0.61  26.43        58.17 (31.74)
        1:33.10 (34.93)     2:01.78 (28.68)
  4 MAHONEY, TRAVIS        26 MARI              2:04.17    2:02.83  
    r:+0.71  26.80        58.52 (31.72)
        1:33.52 (35.00)     2:02.83 (29.31)
  5 GILLILAND, JARED       22 CHAND             2:04.91    2:03.99  
    r:+0.67  27.32      1:00.67 (33.35)
        1:35.08 (34.41)     2:03.99 (28.91)
  6 SHERINGTON, CALLUM     19 CARL              2:06.53    2:04.20  
    r:+0.45  26.96        58.17 (31.21)
        1:34.70 (36.53)     2:04.20 (29.50)
  7 BOSKOVIC, KAZIMIR      21 NUN               2:06.81    2:04.97  
             26.96        57.64 (30.68)
        1:35.18 (37.54)     2:04.97 (29.79)
  8 SCHLICHT, DAVID        17 MLC               2:06.71    2:06.32  
    r:+0.65  27.14      1:00.60 (33.46)
        1:36.73 (36.13)     2:06.32 (29.59)
  9 NISHIMOTO, SHO         22 BOND              2:07.52    2:07.19  
    r:+0.73  28.10      1:01.00 (32.90)
        1:37.31 (36.31)     2:07.19 (29.88)
 10 KELLY, MATT            19 ABBT              2:08.70    2:07.66  
    r:+0.72  28.17      1:00.23 (32.06)
        1:36.99 (36.76)     2:07.66 (30.67)

Led off by Koga’s 25.10, Japan won the mixed 200 medley relay in 1:45.83. Satmoi SuzukiYuya Sakamoto and Sachi Mochida also swam on that squad.

Event 25  Mixed 200 LC Metre Medley Relay
====================================================================
 Meet Qualifying:  2:14.00
    Team                                   Seed     Finals        
====================================================================
  1 JAPAN  'A'                          2:14.00    1:45.83  
     1) KOGA, JUNYA M29               2) r:0.15 SUZUKI, SATMOI W26    
     3) SAKAMOTO, YUYA M17            4) r:0.26 MOCHIDA, SACHI W17    
    r:+0.59  25.10        55.86 (30.76)
        1:20.31 (24.45)     1:45.83 (25.52)
  2 NUN  'A'                            1:46.64    1:47.07  
     1) BEAVER, JOSHUA M24            2) r:0.12 HANSEN, JESSICA W21   
     3) r:0.01 COSTA, KAYLA W15       4) r:0.00 GILL, CAIDEN M18      
    r:+0.54  25.66        56.75 (31.09)
        1:24.54 (27.79)     1:47.07 (22.53)
  3 MVC  'A'                            1:48.77    1:47.94  
     1) BAKER, HAYLEY W21             2) r:0.27 CAVE, DANIEL M18      
     3) r:0.27 BENEHOUTSOS, THROS M18 4) r:0.15 WOODS, ELYSE W18      
    r:+0.56  29.95        57.80 (27.85)
        1:22.10 (24.30)     1:47.94 (25.84)
  4 CARL  'A'                           1:50.43    1:49.92  
     1) MACALISTER, LEON M16          2) r:0.16 BIBBY, LUKE M21       
     3) r:0.29 WASHER, EMILY W20      4) r:0.20 YOO, MARI W13         
    r:+0.56  26.56        56.26 (29.70)
        1:23.18 (26.92)     1:49.92 (26.74)
  5 KNXP  'B'                           1:48.50    1:50.57  
     1) YANG, WILLIAM M18             2) r:0.33 HEMSWORTH, ANDREW M18 
     3) r:0.38 FYDLER, CLAUDIA W15    4) r:0.50 RILEY, ELOISE W16     
    r:+0.58  26.25        55.80 (29.55)
        1:24.10 (28.30)     1:50.57 (26.47)
  6 ABBT  'A'                           1:53.41    1:53.29  
     1) KELLY, MATT M19               2) r:0.30 HERKES, GEOFFREY M19  
     3) r:0.50 ONG, EMILY W15         4) r:0.13 RAMSDEN, NATASHA W16  
    r:+0.65  28.50        58.73 (30.23)
        1:27.63 (28.90)     1:53.29 (25.66)
  7 CARL  'B'                           1:54.37    1:54.34  
     1) DE BONO, BRIAN M19            2) r:0.45 QUINN, JESSIE W23     
     3) r:0.15 PHILLIPS, GREG M40     4) r:0.42 ROLFE, MIA W16        
    r:+0.56  28.23      1:02.04 (33.81)
        1:27.31 (25.27)     1:54.34 (27.03)
  8 MLC  'A'                            1:52.98    1:55.31  
     1) SYMONS, ISABELLA W17          2) r:0.29 DURRANT, SAM M18      
     3) r:0.33 WARREN, ELLI W19       4) r:0.06 TANKARD, LAYNE M21    
    r:+0.64  32.36      1:02.54 (30.18)
        1:31.46 (28.92)     1:55.31 (23.85)

Elyse WoodsKotuku NgawatiHayley Baker and Sian Whittaker combined to win the women’s 800 free relay for MVC in 8:19.03.

Event 26  Women 800 LC Metre Freestyle 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
====================================================================
 Meet Qualifying:  9:18.00
    Team                                   Seed     Finals        
====================================================================
  1 MVC  'A'                            8:12.47    8:19.03  
     1) WOODS, ELYSE 18               2) r:0.14 NGAWATI, KOTUKU 22    
     3) r:0.36 BAKER, HAYLEY 21       4) r:0.23 WHITTAKER, SIAN 19    
    r:+0.70  29.66    1:01.49 (1:01.49)
      1:34.52 (1:34.52)   2:07.44 (2:07.44)
        2:35.40 (27.96)     3:06.55 (59.11)
      3:38.57 (1:31.13)   4:08.91 (2:01.47)
        4:38.11 (29.20)   5:10.18 (1:01.27)
      5:42.72 (1:33.81)   6:14.74 (2:05.83)
        6:42.93 (28.19)   7:14.83 (1:00.09)
      7:47.00 (1:32.26)   8:19.03 (2:04.29)
  2 NUN  'A'                            8:13.80    8:22.73  
     1) BATCHELOR, MOLLY 16           2) r:0.28 CALDWELL, SOPHIE 17   
     3) r:0.35 WILKINS, SAMANTHA 22   4) r:0.29 HAWKINS, JULIA 17     
    r:+0.74  28.37        59.43 (59.43)
      1:31.75 (1:31.75)   2:03.67 (2:03.67)
        2:32.44 (28.77)   3:04.43 (1:00.76)
      3:36.63 (1:32.96)   4:08.23 (2:04.56)
        4:37.70 (29.47)   5:09.92 (1:01.69)
      5:42.68 (1:34.45)   6:15.47 (2:07.24)
        6:44.97 (29.50)   7:17.63 (1:02.16)
      7:50.48 (1:35.01)   8:22.73 (2:07.26)
  3 SLCA  'A'                           8:27.96    8:37.45  
     1) PARSONS, CODY 20              2) r:0.32 WHITE, JORDAN 23      
     3) r:0.12 HOOPER, ASHLEIGH 19    4) r:0.29 SOUTHWELL, EMMA 19    
    r:+0.71  28.97    1:00.84 (1:00.84)
      1:33.57 (1:33.57)   2:06.72 (2:06.72)
        2:36.75 (30.03)   3:09.93 (1:03.21)
      3:42.63 (1:35.91)   4:16.32 (2:09.60)
        4:46.17 (29.85)   5:20.03 (1:03.71)
      5:55.75 (1:39.43)   6:31.22 (2:14.90)
        6:59.76 (28.54)   7:31.58 (1:00.36)
      8:04.98 (1:33.76)   8:37.45 (2:06.23)
  4 KAWTR  'A'                          8:38.31    8:39.02  
     1) POPHAM, MIKAYLA 16            2) NORRIS, SKYE 15              
     3) BAIGRIE, JACQUILYN 15         4) r:0.38 MILLS, RACHEL 18      
    r:+0.80  28.87    1:01.19 (1:01.19)
      1:34.22 (1:34.22)   2:06.86 (2:06.86)
        2:36.89 (30.03)   3:09.15 (1:02.29)
      3:43.58 (1:36.72)   4:17.52 (2:10.66)
        4:47.18 (29.66)   5:20.42 (1:02.90)
      5:54.62 (1:37.10)   6:29.24 (2:11.72)
        6:58.55 (29.31)   7:30.72 (1:01.48)
      8:04.57 (1:35.33)   8:39.02 (2:09.78)
  5 SLCA  'B'                           9:04.84    9:18.19  
     1) HULL, RACHEL 16               2) r:0.44 LUCY, JADE 20         
     3) r:0.48 RIDER, RACHEL 14       4) r:0.49 ATKINSON, MIA 14      
    r:+0.84  29.33    1:03.54 (1:03.54)
      1:42.73 (1:42.73)   2:19.45 (2:19.45)
        2:50.85 (31.40)   3:26.49 (1:07.04)
      4:03.77 (1:44.32)   4:41.18 (2:21.73)
        5:13.69 (32.51)   5:50.20 (1:09.02)
      6:27.42 (1:46.24)   7:03.68 (2:22.50)
        7:34.07 (30.39)   8:08.00 (1:04.32)
      8:42.98 (1:39.30)   9:18.19 (2:14.51)

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Sagan abandons Strade Bianche due to illness

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) was not a contender at Strade Bianche after the world champion was hampered by illness.

Sagan started the race in Siena on Saturday morning and had said he was riding to win. However, he suffered on the early climbs and sectors of dirt road, eventually quitting the race with 70km to go. He climbed into a Bora-hansgrohe team car after the seventh sector of dirt road.

Sagan finished fourth last year and has twice been second at Strade Bianche. He was expected to clash with Greg van Avermaet (BMC) and the other big-name riders after impressing in Belgium last week with his second place at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and then victory at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.

The Bora-Hansgrohe team said via social media that Sagan has been feeling unwell before the start of the race but wanted to ride as much of it as possible despite being under the weather.

Sagan is expected to stay in Italy to recover from his problems before riding Tirreno-Adriatico, which starts on the Tuscan coast on Wednesday.

More to follow.

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Cannondale-Drapac pros use disc brakes at Strade Bianche despite pressure from peloton

‘Pressure in both directions’ in regards to disc brake use from teams and from fellow riders

Teams are pressuring riders to use disc brakes while their colleagues are pushing them to prohibit their use, says Alex Howes (Cannondale-Drapac). The American was only two of 168 cyclists who began the Strade Bianche race on Saturday on a disc-equipped bike.

>>> Michal Kwiatkowski takes sensational victory at Strade Bianche 2017

Howes and team-mate Toms Skujins rolled away from the historic centre with Shimano rotors mounted to their wheels and pads to their Cannondale bikes. The race follows an incident in the Abu Dhabi Tour where Sky’s Owain Doull blamed a cut to his foot on the disc brake Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) used.

“There’s pressure in both directions,” Howes said.

“Pressure to use them? We’re sponsored by a team that makes disc brakes. It’s kind of necessary to push things forward in the sport but we’re trying to do it in a conscious way.”

As of the start of this season, any team or rider may use disc brakes as they wish. Mostly, riders are using standard calliper brakes.

Howes agreed that he felt the weight of the peloton on him after the recent Doull/Kittel incident. In stage two, the following day, Kittel did not say that the rotor caused the crash but said that he decided to stop using them out of respect for his colleagues.

Kittel explained, “The most important thing is that we as riders stick to together and have one voice.”

“It was kind of a group decision,” Howe’s said of his reason to ride using a disc-brake bike instead of one with normal calliper and rim brakes.

Kittel is not racing in Strade Bianche, but his Belgian WorldTour team is.

Already, Tom Boonen used them the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad last week. On Saturday, though, the team went with calliper brakes despite facing wet gravel roads.


Watch: What do the pros really think of disc brakes?


“It was one of the options, but it’s also a disadvantage if no one else of the team uses them because of a flat tyre then it’s much more difficult to change,” Zdenek Stybar of team Quick-Step Floors said. “I decided to race normal brakes as always.”

For the organiser, neutral wheel service is an issue. RCS Sport Cycling Director Mauro Vegni told Cycling Weekly, as Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) explained earlier on Friday, that either everyone needs to use them or no one. Safety, however, is his primary concern.

“The concept is the same for the organisers. I always think first about safety, so when we talk about discs, I think about safety. Then there’s the neutral support issue, that causes problem for us,” Vegni said.

“Fundamentally there’s no rule and I don’t know what to do. We need to see all the riders on them or no-one. We need a rule for it. And if there are disc brakes, we need the best way to ensure they are safe.

“I don’t mind if they use them or not, it’s more the big companies that want them and that are trying make business. That’s OK, I can’t stop technology or innovation, but we need to at least control things for safety.”

Over the last week, the riders’ union, the CPA, said that it would consider legal action against the UCI governing body if an incident happened and a rider suffered from a rotor. The UCI stood firm with its rules on disc brake use.


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Swimming World Presents “Olympic-Sized Dreams Come True”

Photo Courtesy: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Olympic-Sized Dreams Come True

Twenty-one-year-old Rio rookie Ryan Murphy navigated the Olympic waters last summer like a seasoned sailor and produced golden results, winning three gold medals and setting a world record in the 100 meter backstroke.

Swimming World’s Annie Grevers paints a stoic picture of the rise of Murphy, from his early days as an age group swimmer, to his success under Sergio Lopez at the Bolles School, and to last summer’s Rio Olympic Games where Murphy became a 3x Olympic Gold Medalist and the World Record holder in the 100 back.

According to Murphy, “I’ve always been someone who takes a lot of pride in my craft. At the end of the day, I’m going to listen to my coaches, and leave no stone unturned…. You find what works for you. I don’t deviate from that. I have a set plan.” 

To read more about Murphy’s rise, check out the March 2017 issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!

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FEATURES
014 AMERICAN SWIMMING TEAM (Part IV): PRESENT—THE CORE AND BASE OF THE TEAM
by Chuck Warner
In this fourth of a six-part series on the American Swimming Team, Swimming World addresses the questions: Where do American world-ranked swimmers come from? Which LSCs are most successful at developing them? And why?

016 TEXAS—NOBODY BETTER
by Dan D’Addona
After dominating the last two NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, the University of Texas is poised for a three-peat…and they have the talent to win big again!

020 STANFORD—THE PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE
by Dan D’Addona
Not even a relay disqualification—which hurt Stanford’s chances of winning last year’s NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships—can prevent the Cardinal from taking the title at this year’s meet.

024 FAMILIAR FAVORITES
by James Sica, Diana Pimer and David Rieder
At the start of every season, there’s always hope for a new team to make its way to the top. But in NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA swimming circles, the top teams just have a way of continuing their winning traditions.

028 OLYMPIC-SIZED DREAMS COME TRUE
by Annie Grevers
Twenty-one-year-old Rio rookie Ryan Murphy navigated the Olympic waters last summer like a seasoned sailor and produced golden results, winning three gold medals and setting a world record in the 100 meter backstroke.

COACHING
009 SPECIAL SETS: TAPER TIPS
by Michael J. Stott
University of Georgia associate head coach Harvey Humphries along with Stanford women’s head coach Greg Meehan and associate head coach Tracy Clusser talk taper

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: MIKE PEPPE
by Michael J. Stott

012 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE MISCONCEPTIONS: VIDEO
by Rod Havriluk
Two common misconceptions are that video is an appropriate technology to evaluate the technique of competitive swimmers…and that the video of a champion provides an appropriate model for effective technique. In reality, video does not provide the quantitative data necessary to evaluate technique accurately and unequivocally.

032 RESISTANCE TRAINING: DRAGSOX, PARACHUTES AND OTHER TOOLS
by Michael J. Stott
This is the third and final article of a multipart series on resistance training and how coaches are using it to make their athletes stronger and faster in the water.

043 Q&A WITH COACH BILL WADLEY
by Michael J. Stott

044 HOW THEY TRAIN MATT McHUGH
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING
027 DRYSIDE TRAINING: THE IM DRYLAND WORKOUT
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER
047 UP & COMERS
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS
008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT
034 2017 SWIM CAMP DIRECTORY
048 GUTTER TALK
050 PARTING SHOT

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‘A muddy Strade Bianche will force risk taking, crashes and showcase the most skilled riders’

Riders took to the start of the 2017 Strade Bianche with the prospect of some heavy rain in the forecast

The director of today’s Strade Bianche in Siena’s countryside says any rain will force risk-taking, with likely crashes, but fans will see the most skilful cyclists.

The 175-kilometre race with 61.9 kilometres over the famous white gravel roads began under light rain. More is expected around lunchtime and could turn the sectors into a mud bath.

>>> Strade Bianche LIVE: follow our live coverage from start to finish

“We’ve never tried Strade Bianche in the rain,” RCS Sport’s cycling director, Mauro Vegni told Cycling Weekly as the riders signed in this morning.

“We’ve had days when it rained beforehand, but afterwards, it turned out well. Clearly, it’ll change the way this race is confronted.

“All the descents and climbs will become much more complex and complicated. We’ll see who’s the most skilful, and who wants to risk it more, and clearly it’ll come with the risk of crashing, but that’s also the beautiful thing of this sport. No?”

Fabian Cancellara won three of the last 10 editions, including in 2016 before he retired.

“I don’t like the mud, but I think it can make a heroic race today,” said 2015 winner and former cyclocross world champion Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step Floors).

“It’ll be much more nervous, but it’s difficult predict how the gravel will be loose or if it’ll stay hard. It depends how hard it’ll rain.

“Our DS, Davide Bramati was here when it was raining, he could see how muddy it was. It wasn’t too much, but of course it can change a lot.”

“I just am using the Specialized tyres, 26, nothing special. I’ve used those in the past two years. I was happy with them, so there was no reason to change.”

The riders will race some of the first serious sectors around 13:00 local time. Sector eight of the 11, Monte Sante Marie is one of the most difficult and longest. They should race it around 14:00.

When the Giro d’Italia passed this area in 2010. Cadel Evans used his mountain bike skills to stay upright on the white gravel that had become a brown slush. He won the stage with the rainbow on his world champion jersey barely visible. Others, including Vincenzo Nibali in the pink jersey, crashed.

The Giro d’Italia face the muddy roads of Strade Bianche in 2010 (Watson)

“I’ve never raced these roads when they’re wet,” 2013 winner Moreno Moser (Astana) explained. “I’m asking myself how I’ll handle the bike on the wet gavel!

“It’s beautiful when it’s dry, but for sure, with wet and muddy roads, it can be a better show for the race.”

“I’ll be dirty!” added Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb).

“We already have some really good tyres, they are our normal tyres and they perform well on roads like these as well.”


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Buffalo Wins Four Events At Men’s MAC Championships

Photo Courtesy: Buffalo Athletics

Buffalo won four events on night three of the 2017 MAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Two Buffalo swimmers set meet and league records.

2017 MAC Men’s Championships Day 3 Finals – Results

400 IM

Missouri State’s Phillip Willett dominated the 400 IM to begin day three. The sophomore stopped the clock in 3:46.67, over three seconds ahead of the rest of the field to set a new pool record.

Southern Illinois’ Filippo Dell’Onio finished second in 3:49.98 and Missouri State’s Christopher Heye took third in 3:50.61.

Miami-Ohio’s Nicholas Wukovits (3:53.22), Buffalo’s Charles Barry (3:53.33), Eastern Michigan’s Kyle Lichtenberg (3:53.36), Buffalo’s Scott Huang (3:56.74), and Missouri State’s Ethan Bresette (3:57.32) rounded out the top eight.

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100 Fly

Buffalo’s Mason Miller won his second individual event of the weekend after taking the 100 fly title tonight. The sophomore narrowly won in 46.66 to defend his MAC title. His time also broke the meet record set last year and the league record set back in 1999.

Missouri State’s Artur Osvath finished a close second in 46.94 and Eastern Michigan’s Logan Burton took third in 47.63.

Miami-Ohio’s Iago Moussalem do Amaral (47.75), Southern Illinois’ Joao Facciotti (48.13), Eastern Michigan’s Connor Johnson (49.00), Miami-Ohio’s Pete Simcox (49.34), and Missouri State’s Preston Selby (49.49) also swam in the A-Final.

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200 Free

Southern Illinois’ Andre Luiz Brilhante won a very close 200 free final as the top six swimmers were separated by 0.35. The senior got his hand on the wall first in 1:37.40.

Second place went to Missouri State’s Kacper Cwiek in 1:37.43 and third place went to Miami-Ohio’s Lucas Brock in 1:37.47.

Missouri State’s Michael Mollak (1:37.55), Eastern Michigan’s Jake Tyson (1:37.70), Missouri State’s Will Brand (1:37.75), Miami-Ohio’s Justin Andrews (1:40.27), and Miami-Ohio’s Jack Strauss (1:40.68) rounded out the top eight.

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100 Breast

Buffalo’s Itai De La Vega defended his MAC title in the 100 breast, winning the event in 53.61 for the second-straight year. His time broke his own meet and league record set at this meet last year.

Missouri State’s Uldis Tazans took second in 53.98 and Buffalo’s Garrett Clarke finished third in 54.23.

Missouri State’s Nicholas Theunissen (54.48), Miami-Ohio’s Hutch Blackstone (54.62), Buffalo’s Luke Otto (54.65), Southern-Illinois’ Bobby Wood (54.76), and Eastern Michigan’s Aaron Hendry (56.32) also swam in the final heat.

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100 Back

Buffalo’s Hudson Carroll just out-touched the runner-up by .01 to win the 100 back. The junior, who finished fourth in this event last year, won in 48.12.

Eastern Michigan’s Cole Bateman took a close second in 48.13 while his teammate Tosh Kawaguchi swam to third in 48.58.

Miami-Ohio’s James Wray (48.75), Eastern Michigan’s Logan Burton (48.83), Missouri State’s Conner Ripp (48.85), Eastern Michigan’s Matan Segal (49.11), and Missouri State’s Preston Selby (49.50) completed the A-Final.

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400 Medley Relay

Buffalo won the final event of the evening. The team of Carroll (48.56), De La Vega (54.21), Miller (46.00), and Martin leigh (44.29) posted a time of 3:13.06.

Missouri State’s Conner Ripp (48.96), Uldis Tazans (53.99), Osvath (46.43), and Samuel Senn (44.30) took second in 3:13.68 and Miami-Ohio’s James Wray (49.19), Hutch Blackstone (54.03), Moussalem de Amaral (47.30), and Nick Ward (44.32) finished third in 3:14.84.

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Team Scores:

1. Missouri State-503
2. Buffalo-427.5
3. Eastern Michigan-416
4. Miami-Ohio-379.5
5. Southern Illinois-305
6. Evansville-111
7. Ball State-109

Prelims will begin tomorrow at 11 a.m. CST.

All results can be found on Meet Mobile-2017 MAC Men’s Swim and Dive Championship.

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Hannah Miley Overtakes Abbie Wood to Win 400 IM in Indy

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Great Britain’s Hannah Miley came from behind on the last 50 to overtake countrywoman Abbie Wood and take the win in the 400 IM in Indianapolis. Miley’s final split of 30.22 got her into the wall in 4:40.22, just ahead of Wood’s 4:40.38. Both move into the top ten in the world this year, and Wood’s time was a personal best.

China’s Ye Shiwen made a run on the freestyle leg, as she often does, but she had to settle for third in 4:42.44, slower than her prelims time of 4:41.81.

Island’s Sarah Darcell took fourth in 4:43.85, while Brits Rosie Rudin (4:46.13) and Emily Large (4:52.13) were fifth and sixth, respectively. Rounding out the field were Upper Arlington’s Katie Trace (4:54.84) and Lauren Edelman (4:55.47).

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