Katie Ledecky’s Pan Pacs Record in 400 Free Highlights Day 3 Prelims

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

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GOLD COAST, Australia, August 22. For the fifth session in a row, a Pan Pacific Championship record fell, this time at the hands of Katie Ledecky in the women’s 400-meter freestyle at the Gold Coast.

Scheduled Events

  • Women’s 100 fly
  • Men’s 100 fly
  • Women’s 400 free
  • Men’s 400 free
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Men’s 200 back

LIVE STREAM

LIVE RESULTS

HEAT SHEETS

Women’s 100 fly

Photo Courtesy: Phil Carter

Photo Courtesy: Phil Carter

Australia went 1-2 to kick off the third morning of qualifying as Alicia Coutts (57.84) and Emma McKeon (58.29) secured the top two spots heading into the finale.  Coutts has been in the 57s already with an eighth-ranked 57.60 from the Australian Aquatic Super Series, while McKeon has a ninth-ranked 57.66 from the Commonwealth Games to her credit.

USA’s Claire Donahue (58.41) and Kendyl Stewart (58.47) were the top two Americans, locking down berths in the A final from third and fourth, while USA’s Felicia Lee was relegated to the B final after taking fifth overall in 58.59.

China’s Lu Ying (6th, 58.74), Canada’s Katerine Savard (9th, 59.15), Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros (10th, 59.29) and Canada’s Audrey Lacroix (11th, 59.40) took advantage of the two-per-country rule that only allows two of any nation to make the championship heat, as those four swimmers will make up the backhalf of the A final tonight.

Results

                     === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 COUTTS, ALICIA   26 AUSTRALIA           56.97      57.84   906  
    r:+0.71  27.25        57.84 (30.59)
  2 MCKEON, EMMA     20 AUSTRALIA           57.66      58.29   885  
    r:+0.75  27.41        58.29 (30.88)
  3 DONOHUE, CLAIRE  25 UNITED STATES       58.03      58.41   880  
    r:+0.65  26.92        58.41 (31.49)
  4 STEWART, KENDYL  20 UNITED STATES       57.98      58.47   877  
    r:+0.77  27.23        58.47 (31.24)
  5 LEE, FELICIA     22 UNITED STATES       58.14      58.59   872  
    r:+0.66  27.52        58.59 (31.07)
  6 LU, YING         25 CHINA               56.76      58.74   865  
    r:+0.71  27.58        58.74 (31.16)
  7 MCLAUGHLIN, KAT  17 UNITED STATES       59.03      58.77   864  
    r:+0.73  27.56        58.77 (31.21)
  8 ELMSLIE, BRITTA  20 AUSTRALIA           58.02      58.87   859  
    r:+0.73  27.06        58.87 (31.81)
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  9 SAVARD, KATERIN  21 CANADA              57.27      59.15   847  
    r:+0.62  27.45        59.15 (31.70)
 10 MEDEIROS, ETIEN  23 BRAZIL              59.79      59.29   841  
    r:+0.64  27.86        59.29 (31.43)
 11 LACROIX, AUDREY  30 CANADA              58.65      59.40   837  
    r:+0.66  27.82        59.40 (31.58)
 12 DE PAULA, DAYNA  21 BRAZIL              58.49      59.62   827  
    r:+0.65  27.40        59.62 (32.22)
 13 HOSHI, NATSUMI   24 JAPAN               58.56      59.81   819  
    r:+0.65  28.27        59.81 (31.54)
 14 GROVES, MADELIN  19 AUSTRALIA           57.43      59.84   818  
    r:+0.71  27.91        59.84 (31.93)
 15 UCHIDA, MIKI     19 JAPAN               59.24      59.86   817  
    r:+0.73  27.62        59.86 (32.24)
 16 MOHR, VANESSA    19 SOUTH AFRICA        59.92    1:00.22   803  
    r:+0.68  28.20      1:00.22 (32.02)
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 17 LEVERENZ, CAITL  23 UNITED STATES     1:00.37    1:00.27   801  
    r:+0.70  28.38      1:00.27 (31.89)
 18 BOOTSMA, RACHEL  20 UNITED STATES       59.94    1:00.32   799  
    r:+0.71  27.88      1:00.32 (32.44)
 18 NAKANO, MIYU     16 JAPAN               59.48    1:00.32   799  
    r:+0.67  28.02      1:00.32 (32.30)
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 20 MARTIN, IVY      21 UNITED STATES     1:00.51    1:00.75   782  
    r:+0.68  27.52      1:00.75 (33.23)
 21 LEE, SAMANTHA    22 NEW ZEALAND         59.52    1:00.81   780  
    r:+0.75  28.28      1:00.81 (32.53)
 22 QUILTER, LAURA   22 NEW ZEALAND       1:00.30    1:01.00   772  
    r:+0.71  27.81      1:01.00 (33.19)
 23 ADAMS, CAMMILE   22 UNITED STATES     1:00.41    1:01.06   770  
    r:+0.75  29.10      1:01.06 (31.96)
 24 SZE, HANG YU     26 HONG KONG           59.79    1:01.48   754  
    r:+0.69  28.35      1:01.48 (33.13)
 25 SHIMIZU, SAKIKO  22 JAPAN             1:02.00    1:01.52   753  
    r:+0.72  28.75      1:01.52 (32.77)
 26 CHAN, KIN LOK    20 HONG KONG         1:01.08    1:03.74   677  
    r:+0.76  29.73      1:03.74 (34.01)

Men’s 100 fly

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

The U.S. demonstrated its domination of the event with a 1-2-3-4-5, and paid for it badly due to the two-per-country rule this evening in the 100 fly.

The two superstars in the event, Ryan Lochte (51.55) and Michael Phelps (51.57) powered their way to the A final for the Stars and Stripes.  Phelps leads the world with a preliminary swim of 51.17 from U.S. Nationals, while Lochte jumped to fifth in the world with his swim.

Unfortunately for the U.S., the team lost a lot of firepower out of the top eight as USA’s Tim Phillips finished third overall in 51.73 to make the B final, while second-ranked Tom Shields (51.29 from Nationals) and ninth-ranked Matt Ellis (51.73 from Nationals) were pushed out of finals with a 52.00 and 52.01, respectively.  With Shields DQing the 200 fly, and missing finals in the 100 fly, he’s definitely had a rough meet.  Shields will have to hope his 51.29 from Nationals holds up against Lochte, Phelps and Phillips as Phelps’ 51.17 from prelims at Nationals does not count in terms of 2015 Worlds qualifying.

Australia’s Tommaso D’Orsogna (6th, 52.56), Japan’s Kenta Hirai (7th, 52.70), Japan’s Hirofumi Ikebata (8th, 52.71), Brazil’s Thiago Pereira (9th, 52.91), Australia’s Chris Wright (11th, 53.12) and Brazil’s Nicholas Santos (14th, 53.58) moved up to the A final due to the two-per-country rule.

Results

                     === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 LOCHTE, RYAN     30 UNITED STATES       51.48      51.55   902  
    r:+0.66  24.19        51.55 (27.36)
  2 PHELPS, MICHAEL  29 UNITED STATES       51.17      51.57   901  
    r:+0.73  24.99        51.57 (26.58)
  3 PHILLIPS, TIM    23 UNITED STATES       51.49      51.73   893  
    r:+0.67  24.13        51.73 (27.60)
  4 SHIELDS, TOM     23 UNITED STATES       51.29      52.00   879  
    r:+0.73  24.16        52.00 (27.84)
  5 ELLIS, MATTHEW   20 UNITED STATES       51.73      52.01   878  
    r:+0.70  24.54        52.01 (27.47)
  6 D'ORSOGNA, TOMM  23 AUSTRALIA           52.21      52.56   851  
    r:+0.62  24.39        52.56 (28.17)
  7 HIRAI, KENTA     20 JAPAN               52.65      52.70   844  
    r:+0.62  24.82        52.70 (27.88)
  8 IKEBATA, HIROFU  22 JAPAN               51.89      52.71   844  
    r:+0.65  24.39        52.71 (28.32)
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  9 PEREIRA, THIAGO  28 BRAZIL              52.23      52.91   834  
    r:+0.63  24.59        52.91 (28.32)
 10 FUJII, TAKURO    29 JAPAN               51.84      53.00   830  
    r:+0.66  24.73        53.00 (28.27)
 11 WRIGHT, CHRIS    26 AUSTRALIA           51.77      53.12   824  
    r:+0.66  25.09        53.12 (28.03)
 12 HADLER, JAYDEN   20 AUSTRALIA           52.33      53.15   823  
    r:+0.66  24.78        53.15 (28.37)
 13 SAKAI, MASATO    19 JAPAN               53.16      53.34   814  
    r:+0.65  25.01        53.34 (28.33)
 14 SANTOS, NICHOLA  34 BRAZIL              53.06      53.58   803  
    r:+0.79  24.91        53.58 (28.67)
 15 ALLEN, COLEMAN   21 CANADA              52.76      53.70   798  
    r:+0.64  25.07        53.70 (28.63)
 16 CHEAH, GEOFFREY  23 HONG KONG           53.70      53.93   788  
    r:+0.67  24.86        53.93 (29.07)
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 17 KOBORI, YUKI     20 JAPAN               52.32      53.96   787  
    r:+0.66  25.56        53.96 (28.40)
 18 NAKAMURA, KATSU  20 JAPAN               54.00      54.04   783  
    r:+0.66  25.15        54.04 (28.89)
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 19 SUBIRATS, ALBER  27 VENEZUELA           52.26      54.07   782  
    r:+0.76  25.28        54.07 (28.79)
 20 SHI, YANG        25 CHINA               54.80      54.09   781  
    r:+0.61  24.56        54.09 (29.53)
 21 HARADA, RAMMARU  26 JAPAN               53.47      54.14   779  
    r:+0.71  24.76        54.14 (29.38)
 22 PEDDIE, LUKE     21 CANADA              56.14      54.42   767  
    r:+0.66  24.72        54.42 (29.70)
 23 MATSUDA, TAKESH  30 JAPAN               52.45      54.54   762  
    r:+0.73  25.20        54.54 (29.34)
 24 SAKATA, REO      18 JAPAN               54.00      54.66   757  
    r:+0.67  25.35        54.66 (29.31)
 25 ASSAAD, GAMAL    19 CANADA              53.42      54.83   750  
    r:+0.70  25.52        54.83 (29.31)
 26 DARRAGH, MACK    20 CANADA              54.37      54.89   747  
    r:+0.72  26.03        54.89 (28.86)
 27 MCKENDRY, NED    22 AUSTRALIA           55.48      55.07   740  
    r:+0.69  25.12        55.07 (29.95)
 28 FUJIMORI, HIROM  23 JAPAN               53.70      55.14   737  
    r:+0.66  25.40        55.14 (29.74)
 29 COETZEE, RYAN    19 SOUTH AFRICA        53.59      55.42   726  
    r:+0.66  25.44        55.42 (29.98)
 30 WONG, DAVID      25 HONG KONG           55.69      57.00   667  
    r:+0.70  26.81        57.00 (30.19)
 31 NG, CHUN NAM     20 HONG KONG           55.51      57.97   634  
    r:+0.72  26.98        57.97 (30.99)
 32 NICHOLLS, KINVE  21 FIJI              1:08.41    1:06.07   428  
    r:+0.69  29.44      1:06.07 (36.63)
 33 TEVITA, TAKAYAW  18 FIJI              1:12.12    1:11.06   344  
    r:+0.59  30.14      1:11.06 (40.92)

Women’s 400 free

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

World-record holder Katie Ledecky of the U.S. turned in, what is for her, an easy-speed 4:03.09 this morning to dust off another Janet Evans Pan Pacs record.  Ledecky’s swim this morning smashed Evans’ 1989 mark of 4:04.53, and already is two full seconds faster than the 4:05.19 Chloe Sutton used to win this event four years ago.

Ledecky, who already smoked the world record at U.S. Nationals with a 3:58.86, is an easy favorite to lower Laure Manaudou’s 2007 Australian All-Comers record of 4:02.61, and should be well on her way to a third individual title after doubling up on night one with the 200 and 800 crowns.

USA’s Cierra Runge, who was bumped out of a 2015 Worlds qualifying spot in the 800 free by NBAC teammate Becca Mann on night one, isn’t looking for that to happen in the 400 free as she charged to a 4:06.73 for the second seed in the middle distance event.  She went 4:04.67 at Nationals to rank eighth in the world, and could be on the road to a faster time tonight.

Venezuela’s Andreina Pinto (3rd, 4:07.48), New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle (6th, 4:08.64), Australia’s Bronte Barratt (7th, 4:09.30), Australia’s Alann Bowles (8th, 4:09.53), Canada’s Brittany MacLean (9th, 4:09.75) and Canada’s Samantha Cheverton (11th, 4:14.44) will also compete in the championship heat as a load of swimmers were relegated out of the top eight due to the two-per-country rule.

Results

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 LEDECKY, KATIE   17 UNITED STATES     3:58.86    4:03.09A  952  
    r:+0.68  28.37        58.82 (30.45)
        1:29.21 (30.39)     2:00.08 (30.87)
        2:30.81 (30.73)     3:02.07 (31.26)
        3:32.91 (30.84)     4:03.09 (30.18)
  2 RUNGE, CIERRA    18 UNITED STATES     4:04.67    4:06.73   910  
    r:+0.75  29.13      1:00.35 (31.22)
        1:31.46 (31.11)     2:02.97 (31.51)
        2:34.50 (31.53)     3:05.53 (31.03)
        3:36.47 (30.94)     4:06.73 (30.26)
  3 PINTO, ANDREINA  22 VENEZUELA         4:06.02    4:07.48   902  
    r:+0.72  29.09      1:00.30 (31.21)
        1:31.72 (31.42)     2:03.14 (31.42)
        2:34.74 (31.60)     3:06.24 (31.50)
        3:37.13 (30.89)     4:07.48 (30.35)
  4 SMITH, LEAH      19 UNITED STATES     4:06.28    4:07.77   899  
    r:+0.80  29.13      1:00.41 (31.28)
        1:31.75 (31.34)     2:03.56 (31.81)
        2:34.93 (31.37)     3:06.42 (31.49)
        3:37.52 (31.10)     4:07.77 (30.25)
  5 MANN, BECCA      16 UNITED STATES     4:07.92    4:08.50   891  
    r:+0.78  29.25      1:00.31 (31.06)
        1:31.82 (31.51)     2:03.45 (31.63)
        2:34.92 (31.47)     3:06.38 (31.46)
        3:37.68 (31.30)     4:08.50 (30.82)
  6 BOYLE, LAUREN    26 NEW ZEALAND       4:03.89    4:08.64   889  
    r:+0.73  29.32      1:00.61 (31.29)
        1:31.90 (31.29)     2:03.29 (31.39)
        2:34.86 (31.57)     3:06.39 (31.53)
        3:37.92 (31.53)     4:08.64 (30.72)
  7 BARRATT, BRONTE  25 AUSTRALIA         4:03.52    4:09.30   882  
    r:+0.70  28.87      1:00.31 (31.44)
        1:31.77 (31.46)     2:03.38 (31.61)
        2:35.03 (31.65)     3:06.53 (31.50)
        3:38.17 (31.64)     4:09.30 (31.13)
  8 BOWLES, ALANNA   16 AUSTRALIA         4:10.32    4:09.53   880  
    r:+0.76  29.49      1:00.63 (31.14)
        1:32.05 (31.42)     2:03.67 (31.62)
        2:35.07 (31.40)     3:06.78 (31.71)
        3:38.51 (31.73)     4:09.53 (31.02)
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  9 MACLEAN, BRITTA  20 CANADA            4:06.20    4:09.75   878  
    r:+0.77  29.51      1:00.97 (31.46)
        1:32.55 (31.58)     2:04.38 (31.83)
        2:36.07 (31.69)     3:07.79 (31.72)
        3:39.36 (31.57)     4:09.75 (30.39)
 10 ASHWOOD, JESSIC  21 AUSTRALIA         4:05.01    4:12.08   853  
    r:+0.77  29.37      1:00.75 (31.38)
        1:32.58 (31.83)     2:04.64 (32.06)
        2:36.64 (32.00)     3:09.02 (32.38)
        3:41.09 (32.07)     4:12.08 (30.99)
 11 CHEVERTON, SAMA  26 CANADA            4:09.85    4:14.44   830  
    r:+0.71  30.11      1:02.59 (32.48)
        1:34.93 (32.34)     2:07.62 (32.69)
        2:39.36 (31.74)     3:11.34 (31.98)
        3:43.09 (31.75)     4:14.44 (31.35)
 12 TAKANO, AYA      20 JAPAN             4:13.63    4:14.63   828  
    r:+0.78  29.81      1:01.98 (32.17)
        1:34.55 (32.57)     2:07.38 (32.83)
        2:39.71 (32.33)     3:12.49 (32.78)
        3:44.27 (31.78)     4:14.63 (30.36)
 13 IGARASHI, CHIHI  19 JAPAN             4:10.68    4:16.28   812  
    r:+0.66  29.34      1:01.22 (31.88)
        1:33.27 (32.05)     2:06.07 (32.80)
        2:38.86 (32.79)     3:11.81 (32.95)
        3:44.45 (32.64)     4:16.28 (31.83)
 14 ROBINSON, EMMA   19 NEW ZEALAND       4:15.28    4:16.63   809  
    r:+0.71  29.85      1:01.89 (32.04)
        1:34.28 (32.39)     2:06.87 (32.59)
        2:39.53 (32.66)     3:12.30 (32.77)
        3:44.98 (32.68)     4:16.63 (31.65)
 14 MIYAMOTO, YASUK  19 JAPAN             4:13.10    4:16.63   809  
    r:+0.76  29.31      1:01.90 (32.59)
        1:34.48 (32.58)     2:07.60 (33.12)
        2:40.37 (32.77)     3:13.30 (32.93)
        3:45.49 (32.19)     4:16.63 (31.14)
 16 ACKMAN, ALYSON   21 CANADA            4:15.08    4:16.67   808  
    r:+0.67  29.40      1:02.12 (32.72)
        1:35.27 (33.15)     2:08.27 (33.00)
        2:40.95 (32.68)     3:13.43 (32.48)
        3:45.95 (32.52)     4:16.67 (30.72)
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 17 LUCIE-SMITH, SA  22 NEW ZEALAND       4:12.83    4:18.49   791  
    r:+0.73  29.69      1:02.11 (32.42)
        1:34.41 (32.30)     2:07.40 (32.99)
        2:40.21 (32.81)     3:13.31 (33.10)
        3:46.11 (32.80)     4:18.49 (32.38)
 18 BAUMANN, TABITH  19 CANADA            4:10.68    4:20.20   776  
    r:+0.72  29.69      1:01.89 (32.20)
        1:34.72 (32.83)     2:08.04 (33.32)
        2:41.26 (33.22)     3:14.75 (33.49)
        3:47.80 (33.05)     4:20.20 (32.40)
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 19 TAKAHASHI, MIHO  21 JAPAN             4:17.74    4:21.09   768  
    r:+0.71  29.98      1:02.41 (32.43)
        1:34.56 (32.15)     2:07.59 (33.03)
        2:40.78 (33.19)     3:14.55 (33.77)
        3:47.81 (33.26)     4:21.09 (33.28)
 20 LIU, YIRU        21 CHINA             4:13.00    4:22.99   751  
    r:+0.72  30.12      1:03.26 (33.14)
        1:36.56 (33.30)     2:10.48 (33.92)
        2:44.14 (33.66)     3:18.34 (34.20)
        3:51.23 (32.89)     4:22.99 (31.76)
 21 PAMERLEAU, LEON  24 CANADA            4:29.56    4:30.18   693  
    r:+0.82  31.35      1:05.05 (33.70)
        1:38.94 (33.89)     2:13.31 (34.37)
        2:47.63 (34.32)     3:22.18 (34.55)
        3:56.37 (34.19)     4:30.18 (33.81)
 22 CHENG, HEI TUNG  19 HONG KONG         4:28.81    4:35.49   654  
    r:+0.69  30.49      1:04.45 (33.96)
        1:39.13 (34.68)     2:14.27 (35.14)
        2:49.51 (35.24)     3:25.28 (35.77)
        4:00.65 (35.37)     4:35.49 (34.84)

Men’s 400 free

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The one swimmer here at Pan Pacs who could have just coasted through prelims and made a guaranteed A final due to the two-per-country rule is Korea’s Tae Hwan Park as the lone representative of his country in the heats.  But, the defending champion would have none of it.  Park showed some pride with a 3:46.10 to take the top seed headed into the finale. He has a lot more in the tank with a fourth-ranked 3:43.96 from the NSW State Championships earlier this year.

USA’s Connor Jaeger secured the second seed with a time of 3:46.20, not too far off his eighth-ranked 3:45.34 from the Bulldog Grand Slam, while Australia’s David McKeon qualified third in 3:47.81.  Japan’s Kosuke Hagino, the 400 IM winner, qualified fourth in 3:48.92.  McKeon (3:43.72) and Hagino (3:43.90) are ranked second and third in the world as the championship heat is going to be loaded tonight.

Australia’s Mack Horton and USA’s Michael McBroom also made the A final with a pair of 3:49.07s to tie for fifth.

Canada’s Ryan Cochrane (8th, 3:50.08) and Japan’s Yuki Kobori (10th, 3:50.59) both earned spots in the championship heat with Australia’s Jordan Harrison getting dumped into the B final after a seventh-place 3:49.66 due to the two-per-country rule.

Cochrane, the world-leader in the event with a 3:43.46 from the Commonwealth Games, will need to put on the steam in finals after barely making the finale this morning.

Results

                    === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 TAEHWAN, PARK    24 KOREA             3:43.96    3:46.10   922  
    r:+0.62  26.28        55.10 (28.82)
        1:23.81 (28.71)     1:52.97 (29.16)
        2:21.80 (28.83)     2:50.87 (29.07)
        3:19.12 (28.25)     3:46.10 (26.98)
  2 JAEGER, CONNOR   23 UNITED STATES     3:44.85    3:46.20   920  
    r:+0.69  26.75        55.64 (28.89)
        1:24.27 (28.63)     1:53.25 (28.98)
        2:21.60 (28.35)     2:50.18 (28.58)
        3:18.58 (28.40)     3:46.20 (27.62)
  3 MCKEON, DAVID    22 AUSTRALIA         3:43.71    3:47.81   901  
    r:+0.68  26.42        55.03 (28.61)
        1:23.94 (28.91)     1:52.82 (28.88)
        2:21.78 (28.96)     2:50.85 (29.07)
        3:19.80 (28.95)     3:47.81 (28.01)
  4 HAGINO, KOSUKE   20 JAPAN             3:43.90    3:48.92   888  
    r:+0.68  26.20        55.67 (29.47)
        1:25.52 (29.85)     1:55.04 (29.52)
        2:23.96 (28.92)     2:52.32 (28.36)
        3:20.70 (28.38)     3:48.92 (28.22)
  5 HORTON, MACK     18 AUSTRALIA         3:44.60    3:49.07   886  
    r:+0.77  26.80        55.71 (28.91)
        1:25.05 (29.34)     1:54.03 (28.98)
        2:22.98 (28.95)     2:52.14 (29.16)
        3:21.19 (29.05)     3:49.07 (27.88)
  5 MCBROOM, MICHAE  23 UNITED STATES     3:47.19    3:49.07   886  
    r:+0.75  27.12        56.06 (28.94)
        1:24.91 (28.85)     1:53.82 (28.91)
        2:22.76 (28.94)     2:52.06 (29.30)
        3:21.16 (29.10)     3:49.07 (27.91)
  7 HARRISON, JORDA  19 AUSTRALIA         3:45.85    3:49.66   879  
    r:+0.64  26.46        55.64 (29.18)
        1:24.98 (29.34)     1:54.51 (29.53)
        2:23.66 (29.15)     2:52.69 (29.03)
        3:21.61 (28.92)     3:49.66 (28.05)
  8 COCHRANE, RYAN   25 CANADA            3:43.46    3:50.08   875  
    r:+0.71  27.03        56.00 (28.97)
        1:25.39 (29.39)     1:55.04 (29.65)
        2:24.14 (29.10)     2:53.41 (29.27)
        3:22.08 (28.67)     3:50.08 (28.00)
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  9 MCLEAN, MATT     26 UNITED STATES     3:46.14    3:50.49   870  
    r:+0.74  27.20        56.71 (29.51)
        1:26.19 (29.48)     1:55.61 (29.42)
        2:24.45 (28.84)     2:53.55 (29.10)
        3:22.75 (29.20)     3:50.49 (27.74)
 10 KOBORI, YUKI     20 JAPAN             3:50.72    3:50.59   869  
    r:+0.74  26.66        55.78 (29.12)
        1:25.22 (29.44)     1:54.74 (29.52)
        2:24.16 (29.42)     2:53.62 (29.46)
        3:22.99 (29.37)     3:50.59 (27.60)
 11 YAMAMOTO, KOHEI  22 JAPAN             3:49.48    3:50.88   866  
    r:+0.67  26.86        55.73 (28.87)
        1:25.08 (29.35)     1:54.53 (29.45)
        2:23.89 (29.36)     2:53.48 (29.59)
        3:22.35 (28.87)     3:50.88 (28.53)
 12 DE DEUS, LEONAR  23 BRAZIL            3:50.90    3:51.60   857  
    r:+0.65  26.20        55.41 (29.21)
        1:24.41 (29.00)     1:53.52 (29.11)
        2:22.60 (29.08)     2:52.62 (30.02)
        3:22.40 (29.78)     3:51.60 (29.20)
 12 MALONE, REED     19 UNITED STATES     3:49.67    3:51.60   857  
    r:+0.68  27.23        57.01 (29.78)
        1:25.93 (28.92)     1:55.66 (29.73)
        2:24.67 (29.01)     2:53.90 (29.23)
        3:23.12 (29.22)     3:51.60 (28.48)
 14 DWYER, CONOR     25 UNITED STATES     3:50.23    3:52.04   853  
    r:+0.67  26.77        55.84 (29.07)
        1:24.85 (29.01)     1:54.17 (29.32)
        2:23.42 (29.25)     2:53.26 (29.84)
        3:22.80 (29.54)     3:52.04 (29.24)
 15 WEISS, MICHAEL   23 UNITED STATES     3:52.33    3:52.83   844  
    r:+0.70  26.39        55.07 (28.68)
        1:23.93 (28.86)     1:53.60 (29.67)
        2:23.17 (29.57)     2:53.10 (29.93)
        3:23.16 (30.06)     3:52.83 (29.67)
 16 STANLEY, MATTHE  22 NEW ZEALAND       3:47.90    3:53.33   839  
    r:+0.71  26.74        56.01 (29.27)
        1:25.21 (29.20)     1:54.70 (29.49)
        2:23.98 (29.28)     2:53.96 (29.98)
        3:23.68 (29.72)     3:53.33 (29.65)
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 17 DUNLOP-BARRETT,  23 NEW ZEALAND       3:50.61    3:54.05   831  
    r:+0.79  26.96        56.14 (29.18)
        1:25.41 (29.27)     1:54.96 (29.55)
        2:24.80 (29.84)     2:55.04 (30.24)
        3:25.02 (29.98)     3:54.05 (29.03)
 18 JACKSON, EWAN    21 NEW ZEALAND       3:55.45    3:55.34   817  
    r:+0.72  27.17        56.62 (29.45)
        1:26.41 (29.79)     1:56.38 (29.97)
        2:26.36 (29.98)     2:56.30 (29.94)
        3:26.20 (29.90)     3:55.34 (29.14)
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 19 HIRAI, AYATSUGU  21 JAPAN             3:52.69    3:56.32   807  
    r:+0.70  28.39        58.50 (30.11)
        1:28.17 (29.67)     1:58.02 (29.85)
        2:27.87 (29.85)     2:57.86 (29.99)
        3:27.78 (29.92)     3:56.32 (28.54)
 20 QIU, ZI'AO       15 CHINA             4:01.92    3:57.75   793  
    r:+0.75  26.72        55.77 (29.05)
        1:25.46 (29.69)     1:55.70 (30.24)
        2:25.88 (30.18)     2:56.98 (31.10)
        3:28.21 (31.23)     3:57.75 (29.54)
 21 BROTHERS, WILL   19 CANADA            3:53.22    3:58.72   783  
    r:+0.75  27.60        57.20 (29.60)
        1:27.21 (30.01)     1:57.23 (30.02)
        2:27.73 (30.50)     2:58.12 (30.39)
        3:28.66 (30.54)     3:58.72 (30.06)
 22 WEI, HAOBO       18 CHINA             3:55.33    4:02.80   744  
    r:+0.67  27.55        57.62 (30.07)
        1:27.54 (29.92)     1:58.36 (30.82)
        2:29.63 (31.27)     3:01.18 (31.55)
        3:32.53 (31.35)     4:02.80 (30.27)
 23 MA, TIANCHI      17 CHINA             4:02.27    4:07.22   705  
    r:+0.69  27.79        59.32 (31.53)
        1:31.54 (32.22)     2:04.21 (32.67)
        2:36.75 (32.54)     3:09.33 (32.58)
        3:39.33 (30.00)     4:07.22 (27.89)
 24 KONG, KEI KOI    22 HONG KONG         4:05.67    4:09.72   684  
    r:+0.69  28.58        59.72 (31.14)
        1:31.15 (31.43)     2:02.96 (31.81)
        2:34.51 (31.55)     3:06.57 (32.06)
        3:38.85 (32.28)     4:09.72 (30.87)
 25 CHEUNG, KENT     21 HONG KONG         4:06.24    4:13.50   654  
    r:+0.78  27.83        59.17 (31.34)
        1:31.40 (32.23)     2:04.34 (32.94)
        2:36.47 (32.13)     3:08.88 (32.41)
        3:41.28 (32.40)     4:13.50 (32.22)

Women’s 200 back

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

This evening should see a special finale in the women’s 200-meter backstroke as the World, American, Commonwealth and Australian record holders went 1-2 in qualifying this morning.

Australia’s Belinda Hocking, the top swimmer in the Commonwealth with a 2:06.06 from 2011 to her credit, will take on world-record holder Missy Franklin of the U.S. in what will be one of the best head-to-head matchups this week.  Hocking qualified first in 2:08.99 with Franklin continuing to round into form with a second-seeded 2:09.00 after back spasms threatened to bump her from the meet altogether.

Hocking is the top swimmer in the world this year with a 2:06.40 at the NSW State Championships, while Franklin has the fifth-ranked 2:08.38 from U.S. Nationals.

USA’s Elizabeth Beisel, who slipped on the start of the event at Nationals, will be looking to get a spot on the 2015 World roster after qualifying third overall in 2:09.24 to make her way into the A final.

Canada’s Hilary Caldwell (2:09.72) and Dominique Bouchard (2:09.73) took fourth and fifth, while USA’s Elizabeth Pelton was relegated to the B final with a sixth-place 2:09.95.

Australia’s Emily Seebohm (8th, 2:10.99),  Japan’s Sayaka Akase (10th, 2:11.24) and Japan’s Marie Kamimura (14th, 2:13.96) also will compete in the A final as USA, Canada and Australia lost a bunch of talent out of the finals due to the two-per-country rule.

Results

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 HOCKING, BELIND  23 AUSTRALIA         2:06.40    2:08.99   889  
    r:+0.62  31.13      1:03.93 (32.80)
        1:36.08 (32.15)     2:08.99 (32.91)
  2 FRANKLIN, MISSY  19 UNITED STATES     2:04.76    2:09.00   889  
    r:+0.73  30.52      1:02.75 (32.23)
        1:35.79 (33.04)     2:09.00 (33.21)
  3 BEISEL, ELIZABE  22 UNITED STATES     2:07.64    2:09.24   884  
    r:+0.63  31.06      1:03.78 (32.72)
        1:36.55 (32.77)     2:09.24 (32.69)
  4 CALDWELL, HILAR  23 CANADA            2:06.80    2:09.72   874  
    r:+0.65  31.27      1:03.73 (32.46)
        1:36.83 (33.10)     2:09.72 (32.89)
  5 BOUCHARD, DOMIN  23 CANADA            2:09.97    2:09.73   874  
    r:+0.71  31.17      1:03.55 (32.38)
        1:36.54 (32.99)     2:09.73 (33.19)
  6 PELTON, ELIZABE  20 UNITED STATES     2:06.29    2:09.95   870  
    r:+0.63  30.89      1:04.08 (33.19)
        1:37.28 (33.20)     2:09.95 (32.67)
  7 SNODGRASS, BROO  20 CANADA            2:10.68    2:10.22   864  
    r:+0.72  30.82      1:03.66 (32.84)
        1:36.98 (33.32)     2:10.22 (33.24)
  8 SEEBOHM, EMILY   22 AUSTRALIA         2:08.28    2:10.99   849  
    r:+0.67  30.61      1:04.37 (33.76)
        1:37.66 (33.29)     2:10.99 (33.33)
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  9 CANTIN, GENEVIE  23 CANADA            2:09.40    2:11.12   847  
    r:+0.70  31.20      1:04.29 (33.09)
        1:37.61 (33.32)     2:11.12 (33.51)
 10 AKASE, SAYAKA    19 JAPAN             2:08.56    2:11.24   844  
    r:+0.60  30.67      1:03.23 (32.56)
        1:36.79 (33.56)     2:11.24 (34.45)
 11 FLICKINGER, HAL  20 UNITED STATES     2:11.55    2:12.14   827  
    r:+0.66  31.46      1:04.80 (33.34)
        1:38.61 (33.81)     2:12.14 (33.53)
 12 BAKER, KATHLEEN  17 UNITED STATES     2:10.23    2:13.38   804  
    r:+0.63  31.03      1:04.90 (33.87)
        1:39.23 (34.33)     2:13.38 (34.15)
 13 BRATTON, LISA    18 UNITED STATES     2:11.57    2:13.55   801  
    r:+0.67  31.41      1:05.06 (33.65)
        1:39.42 (34.36)     2:13.55 (34.13)
 14 KAMIMURA, MARIE  20 JAPAN             2:09.76    2:13.96   794  
    r:+0.58  31.54      1:04.92 (33.38)
        1:38.70 (33.78)     2:13.96 (35.26)
 15 SAKAI, SHIHO     23 JAPAN             2:12.71    2:14.16   790  
    r:+0.57  30.85      1:04.79 (33.94)
        1:39.83 (35.04)     2:14.16 (34.33)
 16 PICKREM, SYDNEY  16 CANADA            2:11.75    2:14.83   778  
    r:+0.71  31.82      1:05.72 (33.90)
        1:40.40 (34.68)     2:14.83 (34.43)
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 17 OTSUKA, MIYU     20 JAPAN             2:10.40    2:16.00   759  
    r:+0.65  32.17      1:06.41 (34.24)
        1:41.32 (34.91)     2:16.00 (34.68)
 18 ZHAO, YING       18 CHINA             2:15.33    2:18.82   713  
    r:+0.66  31.92      1:06.85 (34.93)
        1:43.31 (36.46)     2:18.82 (35.51)
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 19 LAU, CLAUDIA     21 HONG KONG         2:14.60    2:19.06   710  
    r:+0.68  32.30      1:08.18 (35.88)
        1:44.04 (35.86)     2:19.06 (35.02)
 20 MALAN, BEATRIX   18 SOUTH AFRICA      2:18.88    2:20.25   692  
    r:+0.72  32.54      1:07.97 (35.43)
        1:44.32 (36.35)     2:20.25 (35.93)
 21 LOUBSER, MARCE   18 SOUTH AFRICA      2:15.98    2:20.43   689  
    r:+0.70  32.60      1:08.00 (35.40)
        1:43.94 (35.94)     2:20.43 (36.49)

Men’s 200 back

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

In a shocker, top-seeded and defending champion Ryan Lochte of the U.S. decided to be a late scratch in the final heat, leaving Ryan Murphy (1:55.73) and Tyler Clary (1:56.45) as the top Americans with the second and third seeds in prelims.  Japan’s Ryosuke Irie topped the heats with a 1:55.10, just a second off Lochte’s Pan Pacs record of 1:54.12 from 2010.

Lochte was not looking forward to a potential triple tonight in the 100 fly, 200 back and 400 free relay; and definitely did not want to potentially set up a 2015 Worlds triple of the 100 fly, 200 back and 800 free relay next summer.

Irie leads the world this year with a 1:53.91 from Japanese Nationals, while Murphy is seventh with a 1:55.99 and Clary is third with a 1:54.73.  Lochte, however, decided to scratch to focus on the 100 fly tonight as he hasn’t lived up to his top-seeded 1:53.97 this year with just a 1:56.47 at Nationals.

Australia’s Mitch Larkin (1:56.86), Japan’s Kosuke Hagino (1:56.94), Australia’s Josh Beaver (1:57.52), Brazil’s Leonardo de Deus (9th, 1:59.60) and New Zealand’s Corey Main (10th, 1:59.85) also picked up spots in the finale with Australia’s Josh Beaver (1:57.52) and Japan’s Haya Matsubara (1:58.27) both being punted due to the two-per-country rule.

Results

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 IRIE, RYOSUKE    24 JAPAN             1:53.91    1:55.10C  919  
    r:+0.56  26.99        56.08 (29.09)
        1:25.57 (29.49)     1:55.10 (29.53)
  2 MURPHY, RYAN     19 UNITED STATES     1:55.87    1:55.73   904  
    r:+0.59  27.86        57.37 (29.51)
        1:26.37 (29.00)     1:55.73 (29.36)
  3 CLARY, TYLER     25 UNITED STATES     1:54.64    1:56.45   887  
    r:+0.61  27.70        56.93 (29.23)
        1:26.60 (29.67)     1:56.45 (29.85)
  4 LARKIN, MITCHEL  21 AUSTRALIA         1:55.26    1:56.86   878  
    r:+0.53  27.28        57.23 (29.95)
        1:27.01 (29.78)     1:56.86 (29.85)
  5 HAGINO, KOSUKE   20 JAPAN             1:54.23    1:56.94   876  
    r:+0.60  27.58        57.81 (30.23)
        1:27.73 (29.92)     1:56.94 (29.21)
  6 BEAVER, JOSH     21 AUSTRALIA         1:56.19    1:57.52   863  
    r:+0.54  27.33        57.26 (29.93)
        1:27.68 (30.42)     1:57.52 (29.84)
  7 MATSUBARA, HAYA  22 JAPAN             1:57.13    1:58.27   847  
    r:+0.52  27.55        57.26 (29.71)
        1:27.55 (30.29)     1:58.27 (30.72)
  8 PEBLEY, JACOB    20 UNITED STATES     1:56.68    1:58.46   843  
    r:+0.66  27.63        57.46 (29.83)
        1:27.88 (30.42)     1:58.46 (30.58)
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  9 DE DEUS, LEONAR  23 BRAZIL            1:58.51    1:59.60   819  
    r:+0.64  28.42        58.40 (29.98)
        1:29.30 (30.90)     1:59.60 (30.30)
 10 MAIN, COREY      19 NEW ZEALAND       1:57.79    1:59.85   814  
    r:+0.55  27.53        57.23 (29.70)
        1:28.31 (31.08)     1:59.85 (31.54)
 11 SANTI, FABIO     25 BRAZIL            2:00.76    2:00.58   799  
    r:+0.58  28.14        58.45 (30.31)
        1:29.36 (30.91)     2:00.58 (31.22)
 12 LAWSON, MATSON   22 AUSTRALIA         1:56.35    2:00.60   799  
    r:+0.61  28.03        58.31 (30.28)
        1:29.74 (31.43)     2:00.60 (30.86)
 13 WOOD, RUSSELL    20 CANADA            1:59.32    2:01.43   782  
    r:+0.61  28.28        58.67 (30.39)
        1:29.77 (31.10)     2:01.43 (31.66)
 14 MAHONEY, TRAVIS  24 AUSTRALIA         1:58.46    2:01.99   772  
    r:+0.65  28.99        59.79 (30.80)
        1:30.34 (30.55)     2:01.99 (31.65)
 15 ELLIS, RICHARD   26 SOUTH AFRICA      2:01.96    2:02.40   764  
    r:+0.65  28.09        58.82 (30.73)
        1:30.50 (31.68)     2:02.40 (31.90)
 16 MEYER, MICHAEL   21 SOUTH AFRICA      2:03.12    2:02.89   755  
    r:+0.67  28.81        59.50 (30.69)
        1:31.29 (31.79)     2:02.89 (31.60)
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 17 BYRAM, JOE       20 CANADA            2:01.50    2:05.48   709  
    r:+0.86  28.94        59.85 (30.91)
        1:31.98 (32.13)     2:05.48 (33.50)

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