2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – MATCH #10
The ultimate day of the ultimate regular-season ISL match #10 is upon us, with Cali Condors getting into the session with an total main level complete of 285. LA Present continues to be inside vary of a attainable factors takeover, sitting lower than 50 behind in 238, whereas London Roar can be nonetheless within the combine with 212 factors.
So far as the Aqua Centurions, the staff seems to be like a attainable contender to be the 2nd staff precluded from becoming a member of the post-season, however we’ll see how issues play out because the match unfolds.
As a reminder, the Cali Condors chosen breaststroke for the ladies’s skins, whereas LA Present goes for backstroke for the boys’s skins.
- 1 & 2 – London Roar (LON)
- 3 & 4 – Cali Condors (CAC)
- 5 & 6 – LA Present (LAC)
- 7 & 8 – Aqua Centurions (AQC)
Recap: Retta Race, Evaluation: Jared Anderson
DAY 2 EVENTS
WOMEN’S 100 FREE
It’s an enormous 1-2 to start out for the LA Present. Beryl Gastaldello strikes as much as #2 within the league this yr, passing Sarah Sjostrom and sitting .02 behind Siobhan Haughey for the league lead. Weitzeil improves to #Four within the league this yr, main early however falling behind Gastaldello late.
The 2 mix for 26 factors, with Gastaldello jackpotting half the sector. She’s going to be within the hunt for league MVP, and appears excellent to start out as we speak. And, Gastaldello and Weitzeil broke their French and American nationwide data with their swims, respectively.
London’s Freya Anderson was just a few hundredths off her season-best, however stays #5 within the league for the season, as we had three of the ISL’s 5 prime performers on this discipline.
It’s not a great begin for Cali, which will get jackpotted out of all factors and can see LA climb to inside 21, turning a really massive lead right into a extra manageable margin in a single occasion.
Caeleb Dressel is heating up on the proper time. After hitting season-bests within the 100 fly and 50 free yesterday, the Condors sprinter took over the league lead on this occasion with one other season-best time. Dressel was 45.56, two tenths quicker than previously league-leading Zach Apple of DC. Dressel holds the ISL file at 45.22 from final yr.
With Justin Ress third, Cali battles again towards the rising Present. Cali will add eight factors to their lead right here, pushing it again to 29.
It is a banner occasion for the Aqua Centurions, and so they obtained in the way in which of LA’s two point-scorers. Miressi was fifth on the halfway-point, however crushed the sector and climbed again to second with the second-best closing cut up. Chierighini led early, however light to fourth.
WOMEN’S 200 FLY
Coming off of the primary lack of her ISL profession final week, Flickinger shortly returned to type with a dominating win right here. She was two tenths off her season-best, however blew out the sector by virtually three full seconds, main by a second and a half by the 100 mark.
She jackpotted 4 swimmers, however one was her personal teammate Fertel, who additionally missed the cutoff time and can lose a degree.
London put two into the highest 4 and can shut somewhat on LA right here. The Present have been second with Gasson in a brand new New Zealand nationwide file, however noticed Sargent get jackpotted as their pursuit of Cali has been very up and down to this point.
MEN’S 200 FLY
Shields noticed an unbeaten streak come to an finish in yesterday’s 100 fly, however he continued his 2020 win streak within the 200 fly, enhancing to 4-for-Four on the yr.
He additionally retook the league lead, turning into the primary man this yr to crack 1:50 within the occasion. Chad le Clos of Power Normal handed up Shields for the league lead earlier as we speak, however Shields struck again in a giant approach right here, besting Le Clos’ time by about half a second.
Shields is now closing in on the almost-untouchable league file of 1:48.77 held by Daiya Seto.
That’s a great end result for LA, although considered one of their three jackpots was as soon as once more one other Present swimmer. London obtained each of their swimmers in beneath the jackpot margin. And Cali’s Eddie Wang really passes up le Clos for #2 within the league as this race featured the 2 greatest 200 flys of the 2020 season.
TEAM POINTS UPDATE:
- Cali Condors (CAC) – 325.0
- LA Present (LAC) – 293.0
- London ROAR (LON) – 248.0
- Aqua Centurions (AQC) – 158.0
WOMEN’S 100 BACK
Final week, London’s Toussaint handed Cali’s Smoliga her first 100 again lack of the yr. This week, it was Smoliga’s flip to return the favor. Neither swimmer had misplaced in 2020 previous to final week, however now each have losses to one another.
Final week’s occasions have been quicker (Toussaint 55.6, Smoliga 56.0), as each swimmers had rather less front-end pace this time round. They continue to be #1 (Smoliga) and #2 (Toussaint) within the league this season.
Cali used Erika Brown right here as an alternative of #4-in-the-league Beata Nelson. That means that like final week, they’ll be utilizing Nelson as an alternative within the 100 IM. That’s particularly mandatory because the staff misplaced prime IMer Melanie Margalis.
Brown crammed in fairly properly right here, going 57.2 for third place. She’s having a pleasant meet and beginning to present why she was such a sought-after ISL rookie this yr popping out of the NCAA.
MEN’S 100 BACK
Ryan Murphy completes a backstroke sweep right here, although he nonetheless has the 50 again skins to return. Murphy is likely to be one of many favorites for league MVP. He continues to beat loaded backstroke fields and has two skins wins in two tries to this point this yr. His 49.9 as we speak was three tenths off his season-best, which sits third within the league for the season.
His teammate Dylan Carter was the shock, going 50.11 in an superior swim that may sit simply outdoors the highest 5 for the season, however establishes a brand new Trinidad & Tobago nationwide file. He’ll be a sneaky skins competitor – if he can knock one of many greater names out of the second spherical of the skins, he’ll enhance LA’s already-considerable benefit within the backstroke skins.
London’s Guido, ranked #2 within the league, seems to be drained this week. The Roar will in all probability save his relaxation for the postseason – he was six tenths off his season-best right here. And London used Luke Greenbank as an alternative of Christian Diener, maybe resting Diener up for the skins in a while.
A fast rating replace: Cali leads LA by 41, and LA is 48 forward of London for second.
WOMEN’S 100 IM
LA hadn’t but tried Gastaldello on this occasion, as an alternative going with Gorbenko and Weitzeil in every of their first three meets. However Gastaldello would possibly simply have to stay with this occasion within the postseason, even when it creates a really busy day 2 schedule for her.
Gastaldello hit the quickest time in ISL historical past, going 57.43 to win and take over the league file from Sarah Sjostrom (57.74). Her teammate Gorbenko was second, going 57.90 to develop into simply the fifth girl this yr beneath 58 seconds within the ISL.
4 jackpots means the Present will outscore all different groups by 20 factors on this occasion. They’ve been completely lights out as we speak when Gastaldello has been within the water, and fortuitously she’s obtained just a few extra alternatives left. LA is now simply 21 factors again of Cali with a shot to make a run by way of the upcoming session. London is now 69 factors behind LA in third.
MEN’S 100 IM
It’s one other ISL file right here, as Dressel takes seven-tenths off his season-best. The time cracks the American file, held by Ryan Lochte from 2012, and it additionally strikes Dressel to #2 all-time within the occasion behind solely world record-holder Vladimir Morozov.
Dressel has but to lose a 100 IM within the ISL throughout 4 meets this yr. This time places him virtually a full second forward of everybody within the ISL ranks, firing up some enormous momentum right into a postseason that ought to embody all the most important 100 IM opponents.
Extra excellent news for Cali: Cieslak’s second-place 51.36 additionally passes up Morozov within the ISL ranks, and Cali now has the highest two 100 IMers in the whole league on the boys’s aspect.
Dressel jackpotted 5 of his seven opponents, very practically difficult for the most important jackpot we’ve ever seen in ISL competitors. The factors haul boosts Cali again out to a 46-point lead over LA.
TEAM POINTS UPDATE
- Cali Condors (CAC) – 393.0
- LA Present (LAC) – 347.0
- London Roar (LON) – 272.0
- Aqua Centurions (AQC) – 157.0
WOMEN’S 200 FREE
It’s a much-needed win for London, their first of the day. Freya Anderson is the #2 swimmer within the league on this occasion, and her 1:52.Eight right here is simply about two tenths off her season-best. She gained this race simply, with a successful margin of greater than a second.
Anderson took two jackpots, although one was from her personal teammate Hibbott.
For the Aqua Centurions, Italian star Federica Pellegrini had her greatest swim of the meet right here. She was 1:55.1 for fourth-place. Pellegrini missed many of the season after a constructive COVID take a look at, considered one of a military of Aqua Centurions to overlook some or all the 2020 season amid the pandemic. A fourth-place end right here was well worth the await Aqua, and so they’ll get each swimmers beneath the jackpot margin.
MEN’S 200 FREE
WOMEN’S 50 FLY
MEN’S 50 FLY
WOMEN’S 100 BREAST
MEN’S 100 BREAST
TEAM SCORES UPDATE
MIXED 4×100 FREESTYLE RELAY
TEAM SCORES UPDATE
WOMEN’S 400 IM
MEN’S 400 IM
WOMEN’S 50 BREAST SKINS
TEAM SCORES UPDATE
MEN’S 50 BACK SKINS