Pan Pacs Day 4 Prelims: USA Qualifies in Top Spot in All Three Events

YOKOHAMA, Japan, August 27. ONLY three events were contested this morning, with Americans taking the top spot in all three. That's the good news for the juggernaut US team.

The bad news is that the top two American swimmers in the men's 100 meter freestyle — Jason Lezak and Anthony Ervin — did not advance to the semifinals, opening the door to Australia's Ian Thorpe, who has already won the 200 and 400 meters.

One day after winning the 50m free, Lezak failed to make it into the top 16, clocking 51.23 for 22nd place. At least part of the problem came from waiting around 40 minutes after his race for the 50 free medal ceremony last night. He did not have the opportunity to warm down properly and his lactate levels remained very high. On top of this, all (non-Japanese) athletes face a bus ride back to the teams' hotels that can take up to an hour. It is believed the PR for the trip was set yesterday morning at 35 minutes.

Ervin, who was second to Lezak in the 50, was a no-show for his 100 meter heat, not a great surprise since the Olympic and world champion barely trained this summer. Head men's coach Dick Jochums said that Anthony just said he wasn't feeling up to scratch and pulled out.

Scott Tucker, a 2000 Olympic silver medalist, had the morning's fastest time, 49.01, with Thorpe second in 49.59. Canada's Brent Hayden was a surprise in third with a PR 49.76.

Tucker's PR for the distance is 48.97, set at the Olympic Trials in Indianapolis back in 2000, so we could see something special from the 27-year-old.

For the US, Nate Dusing was sixth (50.24), Tommy Hannan ninth (50.72). Australia qualified Todd Pearson (fourth in 49.98), Adam Pine (seventh 50.37), Brett Hawke (10th, 50.89), world short course champion Ashley Callus (13th, 50.93) and flyer Geoff Huegill (15th, 51.03).

World record-holder Aaron Peirsol swam the only sub-2 minute 200m backstroke, 1:59.40, to lead all qualifiers. Takashi Nakano of Japan was second in 2:00.26 while Canada's Keith Beavers clocked 2:00.74 for third.

The USA also qualified Luke Wagner (4th in 2:01.56), and Raymond Hunt (5th, 2:01.93).

Australia's Matt Welsh, 2000 Olympic and 2001 World Championship silver medalist was sixth (2:02.54), while teammates Leigh McBean was tenth and Ethan Rolff was 13th.

Amanda Beard, winner of the 100 meters two days ago, was #1 in the prelims of the women's 200m breast this morning, clocking 2:28.92. She won Olympic bronze in this event in Sydney two years ago. The only other sub-2:30 swimmer was Australia's 17 year-old Lethal Leisel Jones at 2:29.83.

The US qualified four other women in the top nine: Tara Kirk (third in 2:30.89), Olympic silver medalist Kristy Kowal (fourth, 2:30.92), Olympic gold medalist in the 100m breast Megan Quann (eighth, 2:32.45) and Corrie Clark (ninth, 2:32.47).

Aside from Jones, the Aussies qualified Brooke Hanson (sixth, 2:32.22) and Kelli Waite (11th, 2:33.89).

Two Japanese swimmers who went 2:27s at the japanese Nationals, made the top-16 cut: Junko Isoda (5th, 2:31.72) and Fumiko Kawanabe (7th, 2:32.32).

China's Luo Xuejuan, world champion last year in the 50 and 100 meters, was twelfth in 2:33.98. China's Qi Hui, the WR-holder, is not on China's poorly-performing Pan Pac team.

PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Yokohama, Japan
August 24-29

DAY FOUR: August 27, 2002
Prelims Results

Event 47 100m Freestyle Men Heats

Ranking Results

WR 47.84 Pieter VAN DEN HOOGENBAND NED 2000/09/19 SYDNEY
CR 48.81 Michael KLIM AUS 1999/08/25 SYDNEY

Rank HT LN Name first name Nation YB Time (R.T.)

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1 6 5 Scott TUCKER USA 75 49.01 (0.69)
2 4 4 Ian THORPE AUS 82 49.59 (0.82)
3 6 6 Brent HAYDEN CAN 83 49.76 (0.80)
4 6 3 Todd PEARSON AUS 77 49.98 (0.76)
5 4 3 Yannick LUPIEN CAN 80 50.17 (0.75)
6 4 5 Nate DUSING USA 78 50.24 (0.65)
7 4 2 Adam PINE AUS 76 50.37 (0.69)
8 5 2 Daisuke HOSOKAWA JPN 82 50.65 (0.67)
9 4 6 Thomas HANNAN USA 80 50.72 (0.73)
10 3 1 Brett HAWKE AUS 75 50.89 (0.73)
11 4 8 Riley JANES CAN 80 50.91 (0.77)
12 5 5 Ashley CALLUS AUS 79 50.93 (0.71)
13 4 1 Naoki NAGURA JPN 81 50.94 (0.72)
14 3 2 Andre OLIVEIRA CORDEIRO BRA 74 50.98 (0.74)
15 6 8 Geoff HUEGILL AUS 79 51.03 (0.80)
16 6 1 Guilherme ROTH DOS SANTOS BRA 82 51.05 (0.73)
17 3 5 Renato GUIMARAES GUERALDI BRA 80 51.07 (0.65)
18 5 1 Yoshihiro OKUMURA JPN 83 51.12 (0.71)
18 6 7 Leon DUNNE AUS 75 51.12 (0.77)
20 5 3 Randall BAL USA 80 51.19 (0.69)
21 2 3 Nicholas ARAUJO DIAS SANTOS BRA 80 51.21 (0.72)
22 5 4 Jason LEZAK USA 75 51.23 (0.72)
23 5 7 Issei NAKANISHI JPN 79 51.35 (0.72)
24 3 4 Jason CRAM AUS 82 51.38 (0.79)
24 5 6 Hiroaki AKEBE JPN 82 51.38 (0.68)
26 4 7 Richard BERA INA 75 51.45 (0.74)
27 3 8 Mark HERRING NZL 84 51.96 (0.70)
28 3 7 Rafael MOTTA BACELLO MOSCA BRA 82 52.09 (0.84)
29 2 6 Lee Yu Gary TAN SIN 82 52.46 (0.72)
30 2 5 Carl PROBERT FIJ 75 52.49 (0.79)
31 5 8 Ravil NACHAEV UZB 74 53.01 (0.86)
32 3 6 Jung Jun Mark CHAY SIN 82 53.14 (0.80)
33 2 2 Kenneth Kin Lun DOO HKG 81 53.18 (0.75)
34 2 4 Alexandre PEREIRA DE ANDRADE BRA 78 53.94 (0.83)
35 2 1 Wing Harbeth FU HKG 80 54.13 (0.84)
36 1 4 Kwok Kei WONG HKG 83 55.63 (0.81)
37 1 5 Dean J PALACIOS NMA 86 57.01 (0.80)
38 1 3 Kin DUENAS GUM 85 58.80 (0.71)
2 7 Craig STEVENS AUS 80 DNS (—–)
3 3 Mark JOHNSTON CAN 79 DNS (—–)
6 2 Richard SAY CAN 79 DNS (—–)
6 4 Anthony ERVIN USA 81 DNS (—–)

Event 48 200m Backstroke Men Heats

Ranking Results

WR 1:55.15 Aaron PEIRSOL USA 2002/03/20 MINNEAPOLIS
CR 1:55.87 Lenny KRAYZELBURG USA 1999/08/27 SYDNEY

Rank HT LN Name first name Nation YB Time (R.T.)

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1 3 4 Aaron PEIRSOL USA 83 1:59.40 (0.60)
2 1 4 Takashi NAKANO JPN 84 2:00.26 (0.56)
3 1 3 Keith BEAVERS CAN 83 2:00.74 (0.59)
4 3 3 Luke WAGNER USA 81 2:01.56 (0.60)
5 1 5 Raymond HUNT USA 82 2:01.93 (0.65)
6 2 4 Matthew WELSH AUS 76 2:02.54 (0.71)
7 2 5 Naoya SONODA JPN 82 2:02.76 (0.55)
8 3 6 Scott TALBOT NZL 81 2:03.14 (0.61)
9 1 6 Cameron GIBSON NZL 82 2:03.22 (0.70)
10 2 3 Leigh MCBEAN AUS 83 2:03.87 (0.64)
11 3 5 Rui YU CHN 82 2:04.60 (0.61)
12 3 2 Carlos SAYAO CAN 82 2:04.81 (0.62)
13 2 6 Ethan ROLFF AUS 82 2:05.35 (0.70)
14 1 2 Tomomi MORITA JPN 84 2:05.90 (0.52)
15 2 2 Anthony VAN DER KRAAY NZL 80 2:06.32 (0.56)
16 3 1 Thiago Cesar DE SOUZA PINTO BRA 77 2:06.92 (0.65)
17 1 7 Michael GALINDO PUR 82 2:07.36 (0.62)
18 2 7 Mun Yew Gerald KOH SIN 78 2:09.37 (0.63)
19 3 7 Gord VELDMAN CAN 79 2:11.23 (0.67)
20 2 1 Seung Gin LEE NMA 85 2:24.37 (0.62)

Event 49 200m Breaststroke Women Heats

Ranking Results

WR 2:22.99 Hui QI CHN 2001/04/13 HANGHOU Province
CR 2:23.64 Penny HEYNS RSA 1999/08/27 SYDNEY

Rank HT LN Name first name Nation YB Time (R.T.)

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1 3 4 Amanda BEARD USA 81 2:28.92 (0.69)
2 2 4 Leisel JONES AUS 85 2:29.83 (0.84)
3 3 3 Tara KIRK USA 82 2:30.89 (0.70)
4 4 5 Kristy KOWAL USA 78 2:30.92 (0.74)
5 2 5 Junko ISODA JPN 81 2:31.72 (0.72)
6 4 6 Brooke HANSON AUS 78 2:32.22 (0.76)
7 3 5 Fumiko KAWANABE JPN 84 2:32.32 (0.83)
8 4 3 Megan QUANN USA 84 2:32.45 (0.69)
9 4 2 Corrie CLARK USA 82 2:32.47 (0.62)
10 2 6 Rhiannon LEIER CAN 77 2:33.59 (0.78)
11 2 3 Kelli WAITE AUS 85 2:33.89 (0.84)
12 4 4 Xuejuan LUO CHN 84 2:33.98 (0.76)
13 3 6 Christin PETELSKI CAN 77 2:34.15 (0.78)
14 2 7 Lisa BLACKBURN CAN 71 2:34.95 (0.84)
15 3 2 Jane COPLAND NZL 84 2:36.38 (0.68)
16 4 1 Dena DURAND CAN 81 2:38.17 (0.81)
17 4 8 Joanna A MARANHAO B. DE MELO BRA 87 2:38.31 (0.80)
18 3 1 Tamara WAGNER CAN 85 2:38.52 (0.78)
19 2 1 Kristy CAMERON CAN 81 2:39.34 (0.74)
20 4 7 Wei Min TEO SIN 86 2:39.82 (0.79)
21 3 8 Hiu Nam Joyce WONG HKG 87 2:40.76 (0.83)
22 1 4 Tse May HENG SIN 84 2:42.60 (0.83)
23 1 5 Ka Lei LIU HKG 85 2:43.19 (0.80)
24 1 3 Sin Wing Caroline CHIU HKG 84 2:49.60 (0.79)
2 2 Jenny Rose GUERRERO PHI 84 DNS (—–)
2 8 Andrea CASSIDY USA 82 DNS (—–)
3 7 Jessica ABBOTT AUS 85 DNS (—–)

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