Sun Devil Swimming and Arizona State had another big day Friday at the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Indianapolis.
Arizona State’s Grant House won the men’s 200-meter freestyle, ASU’s Jarod Arroyo took the men’s 400 IM and Hali Flickinger of Sun Devil Swimming won the women’s 400 IM.
Also Allison Schmitt of Sun Devil Swimming and ASU’s Emma Nordin were second and third in the women’s 200 freestyle.
“It’s so fun,” said Flickinger, one of the pros training with ASU coach Bob Bowman in preparation for the U.S. Olympic Trials. “I’m just extremely grateful to be a part of this team. One person does something and you want to do your part.” She won comfortably in 4:37.73, adding to her earlier 200 butterfly win.
House won in 1:47.69 ahead of Blake Pieroni (1:48.06). “I was hoping for a time like that after my morning swim,” he said. “I knew I had a lot left in the tank when I flipped halfway through. I wanted to trust the training over the past couple of months and focus on what I’ve been doing in the last three years (at ASU). I’m really excited with that time.”
Arroyo, from Puerto Rico, won in 4:18.57.
Schmitt swam 1:57.59, barely behind Paige Madden (1:57.47). Nordin, who won the 400 free and was second in the 1,500 earlier in the meet, was third in 1:57.68.
Arizona State’s Emma Nordin swam a personal best in the 400-meter freestyle Thursday, winning at the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Indianapolis.
Nordin, from Carmel, Indiana, won in 4:04.60, making her fifth fastest time in the world this year in an event led by fellow American Katie Ledecky. She edge Leah Smith of Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics, second in 4:04.83. Sierra Schmidt, training in Scottsdale, was sixth in 4:10.07.
I felt great,” Nordin said. “I feel comfortable with my training and I know what I came here to do. I’m pretty excited about things. I’m just pretty focused on what I’m doing right now and am having a good time.”
She also was second in the 1,500 free on Wednesday.
Also Thursday, Hali Flickinger of Sun Devil Swimming won the 200 butterfly in 2:06.70. She trains with ASU coach Bob Bowman.
“I’m really happy with it,” Flickinger said. “I’ve been working really hard and have been learning and listening to Bob. I think I hit the split I was aiming for, I apparently did but I haven’t seen the official time, but I think I did and I’m happy I was able to execute how I wanted to.”
Nordin, Smith and Flickinger are training for the U.S. Olympic Trials, June 13-20 (wave II) in Omaha, Nebraska.
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