Missy Franklin Wins a Pair at the Arena Grand Prix at Austin
AUSTIN, Texas – Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) won two gold medals on the second night of the Arena Grand Prix at Austin at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.
Franklin’s win in the 200m back capped her night in a similar fashion it did for Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) last night in the 100m free. Franklin’s time of 2:07.31 not only was the best in the field but it also broke the pool record held by Kirsty Coventry (2:07.59). Hilary Caldwell finished second in 2:12.13 and Miyuki Takemura came in third in 2:13.74.
Alexa Komarnycky won the 400m medley, the first individual event of the evening, in a time of 4:47.15. Margaret D’Innocenzo came in second in 4:59.12 and 15-year old Peyton Greenberg finished third in 5:08.01.
Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.) took the men’s 400m medley in 4:20.36, which was nearly seven seconds faster than his morning swim (4:26.91). Alec Page won the silver medal in 4:23.05 and Alex Wold won the bronze in 4:25.46.
The women’s 200m free was the first of two gold medals on the night for Franklin. She won this event in 1:57.69. Quinn Carrozza earned her second medal of the meet with a silver in 1:59.42. Barbara Jardin came in third in 1:59.98.
Ricky Berens (Charlotte, N.C.) won the men’s 200m free holding of a field that was filled with fellow Olympians Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill.). Michael Klueh (Evansville, Ind.) came in second with a 1:49.48 while Lochte came in third with a 1:50.19.
Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) shaved eight seconds off of his prelim time in the 200m back to win the finals in 1:58.84. Clary came in second touching in 2:01.02. Arkady Vyatchanin came in third at 2:03.82.
Amanda Weir (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Nathan Adrian won the splash and dash, also known as the 50m free. Weir touched in 25.53 followed by Victoria Poon (25.84) and Simone Manuel (25.85).
On the men’s side, Adrian's winning time of 21.70 was followed by Anthony Ervin (Valencia, Calif.) and Jimmy Feigen (San Antonio, Texas) who both simultaneously touched in 22.43.
For complete results from the meet, visit the Hy-Tek results page.
The Arena Grand Prix at Austin will conclude on Sunday with preliminaries starting at 9 a.m. CT and finals beginning at 6 p.m. CT. Tickets may be purchased at the door or through the Longhorn Athletics Store online. In addition to USA Swimming’s live webcast of the event, the Universal Sports Network will broadcast the event live from 7-8:30 p.m. ET. Check local listings for channels and times in your area.