2016 USA Swimming Trials: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along live with day four prelims of the 2016 USA Swimming Trials. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

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Schedule of Events:

  • Men’s 100m Freestyle
  • Women’s 200m Butterfly
  • Men’s 200m Breaststroke

Men’s 100m Freestyle

There were a significant number of no-shows in this morning’s 100 freestyle action.

Nathan Adrian entered the meet with a 48.00, the fourth fastest time in the world this year. This morning he clocked a 48.43.

Ryan Held skyrocketed upward to become the 13th fastest American 100 freestyler in history. He was seeded with a 49.17 but posted a 48.46. That time puts him just outside the world’s top 20 this year.

NCAA star Caeleb Dressel topped the first circle seeded heat in 48.69, a new personal best time.

Anthony Ervin put together a 48.76 to win heat nine and earn the fourth seed. 2012 Olympian Jimmy Feigen was on Dressel’s heels the whole way finishing second in 49.03, the fifth seed headed into semifinals.

Fresh off his Olympic qualifying 200 freestyle Ryan Lochte took the sixth spot in 49.13, just .01 ahead of incoming Florida Gator Maxime Rooney (49.14).

In 49.16 William Copeland took the eighth spot. He was followed by David Williams (49.28) and David Nolan (49.31). Seth Stubblefield (49.35), Blake Pieroni (49.39) and Josh Schneider (49.45) took the 11th through 13th seeds.

John Murray (49.46) and Conor Dwyer (49.51) also earned semifinals swims.

After a tough third place finish last night in the 100 backstroke, Matt Grevers got back up this morning and posted a 49.55 to be the last swimmer into semifinals.


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Women’s 100m Butterfly

Favorite and World Championships silver medalist Cammile Adams entered this morning with the world’s 19th best time in 2:08.21. She cruised through the first 100 meters and came home appearing to take the top seed with a 2:08.29.

After the finish, it was announced that she was disqualified.After a protest, and a review of video evidence that DQ was quickly over turned. Officials had thought she pushed off her turn onto her back.

Georgia Bulldawg Hali Flickinger led the first circle seeded heat through the halfway mark. The World University Games bronze medalist touched in 2:09.20 to win her heat and officially take the second seed.

Sixteen year old Cassidy Bayer was out strong and hung on for second in that heat. She now moves up to the third overall seed in 2:09.29.

A day removed from her 100 butterfly Olympic berth Kelsi Worrell posted a 2:09.40 this morning for the fourth spot.

Hannah Saiz touched in 2:10.07 and will return fifth. Lauren Case had a nice drop for a sixth seed of 2:10.36. Taylor Pike and Sarah Gibson tied for the seventh spot in 2:10.84.

Jen Marrkand (2:11.26) and Christina Bechtel (2:11.41) take the ninth and tenth spots. Ruby Martin dropped a full second to touch in 2:11.62 for the eleventh seed.

Kate Mills (2:11.89), Noelle Tarazona (2:11.94), Maddie Wright (2:12.31) finished 12th through 14th.

World Championships finalist Katie McLaughlin continued her comeback from a neck injury with a 15th seeded 2:12.41.

Megan Kingsley swam through her knee injury for the 16th spot in 2:12.54.

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Men’s 200 Breaststroke

Kevin Cordes earned his place in Rio in the 100 breaststroke two nights ago and was back in today’s 200 breaststroke. He swam on world record pace through the 150 meter mark and topped prelims with a 2:08.54. That is the sixth best time in the world this year.

Will Licon was out quickly and won the first circle seeded heat in 2:09.43. That time is now the tenth fastest in the world this year. Nic Fink was also strong with a 2:10.10, just off his season’s best 2:09.89.

Cal’s Josh Prenot was a World University Games gold medalist last summer. He swam a superb final 50 for a final time of 2:10.68 and the fourth spot.

Andrew Wilson charged to the lead in the first half of the second circle seed. He touched in 2:11.27 for fifth.

Cody Miller got a second swim with a 2:12.80. Teen phenom Reece Whitley put up a 2:12.85 for the seventh seed.

BJ Johnson (2:12.92) was eighth and Brandon Fischer (2:13.72) took ninth.

Brendan McHugh (2:13.85), Alex Evdokimov (2:14.00), Ethan Browne (2:14.33), Sam Tierney (2:14.46), Jacob Montague (2:14.65), Nick Zito (2:14.67), and Daniel Roy (2:14.70) also earned semifinal swims.

Andrew Seliskar was a notable no-show.


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