2014 Pan Pacific Championships – Day 1 Finals Live Recap

  141 Tony Carroll | August 21st, 2014 | Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean, Canada, Featured, International, News, Previews & Recaps

2014 Pan Pacific Championships

The weather has not been the most cooperative in the Gold Coast for the first day of the Pan Pacific Championships. It has been very cold at the pool, with very strong winds coming from the south and scattered showers in the area.

For a full recap of the morning prelims session from SwimSwam’s Jared Anderson, click here. 

Women’s 200 free

Meet record: 1:56.10, Allison Schmitt (USA), 2010
American record: 1:53.61, Allison Schmitt
Australian record: 1:55.68, Emma McKeon
Canadian record: 1:56.97, Genevieve Saumur
Japanese record: 1:57.37, Haruka Ueda
Australia All-comers record: 1:55.52, Laure Manaudou (FRA)

It appears that Missy Franklin was just testing the waters this morning during her prelims swim. She came back tonight as the top seed in the B-final t0 win the heat with her time of 1:56.04. That swim broke the previous meet record set in 2010 by Allison Schmitt. Australian Emma McKeon was second with her time of 1:57.21, and Camille Cheng finished third in the B-final at 1:58.99.

Franklin’s meet record didn’t last long, however, because Katie Ledecky had something to say about it. Ledecky won the A-final of the women’s 200 free with a faster meet record time of 1:55.74. Australian Bronte Barratt was second with her time of 1:57.22. Shannon Vreeland reached in for the bronze at 1:57.38.

Melanie Schlanger was just off her time from this morning, which pushed her back into fourth place. Her final time was 1:57.39. Canadian Sam Cheveton finished fifth with her time of 1:58.96.

With their performances tonight, Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin will be officially added to USA Swimming’s 2015 World Championship Roster for the individual 200 freestyle.

Men’s 200 free

Meet record: 1:44.75, Ian Thorpe (AUS), 2002
American record: 1:42.96, Michael Phelps
Australian record: 1:44.06, Ian Thorpe
Canadian record: 1:46.40, Brent Hayden
Japanese record:1:45.24, Sho Uchida
Australia All-comers record: 1:43.86, Michael Phelps (USA)

Australian Thomas Fraser-Holmes won the A-final of the men’s 200 freestyle with a 1:45.98. That is close to a second drop from his morning swim. Kosuke Hagino of Japan reached in for second place at 1:46.08 followed by the other Australian finalist, Cameron McEvoy at 1:46.36 for third.

The Americans finished fourth and fifth with a 1:46.45 from Conor Dwyer and a 1:46.75 from Ryan Lochte. Neither of those times were that spectacular, but Lochte’s time was fast enough to overtake Matt McLean’s individual 200 freestyle 2015  World Championship roster spot.

Matt McLean won the B-final with his time of 1:47.16, touching just ahead of Australian David McKeon at 1:47.48.

Women’s 100 back

Meet record: 59.34, Emily Seebohm (AUS), 2010
American record: 58.33, Missy Franklin
Australian record: 58.23, Emily Seebohm
Canadian record: 59.68, Sinead Russell
Japanese record: 58.70, Aya Terakawa
Australia All-comers record: 58.92, Emily Seebohm (AUS)

Emily Seebohm cracked 59 seconds for the second time this year to win the women’s 100 backstroke with her time of 58.84. She led her teammate, Belinda Hocking, to the wall for a 1-2 finish. Hocking reached in as the only other swimmer to break a minute at 59.78. Missy Franklin finished third in this event with her time of 1:00.30. Missy has won this event for the past two years (2012 Olympics, 2013 World Championships) and has beat Seebohm each time in doing so. It is not clear at this point if Missy was still struggling because of her injury, or if the Australians just had better swims. Either way, a sub-59 second 100 backstroke would have been very hard to top even if she was at her best. 58.9 is a great swim for Seebohm.

Japan’s Sayaka Akase was fourth at 1:00.65, followed by Dominique Bouchard of Canada with her time of 1:00.82 for fifth. Hilary Caldwell followed her Canadian teammate for sixth at 1:00.99 and American Liz Pelton finished 7th at 1:01.37.

In the B-final, Kathleen Baker had a huge swim, winning with her time of 1:00.35. That time would have put her fourth in the A-final just behind Franklin. As an American fighting for World Championship roster spots, that swim was another major victory for Baker. Her time of 1:00.35 bumps her ahead of Rachel Bootsma’s time from nationals, giving her the second roster spot on the 2015 World Championship Team in this event.

Men’s 100 back

Meet record: 52.91, Matt Grevers (USA), 2014
American record: 51.94, Aaron Peirsol
Australian record: 52.97, Hayden Stoeckel
Canadian record: 53.63, Pascal Wollach
Japanese record: 52.24, Ryosuke Irie
Australia All-comers record: 52.91, Matt Grevers (USA)

After breaking the Pan Pacs record this morning, Matt Grevers was touched out by Japan’s Ryosuke Irie for the Gold medal with his time of 53.02. Grevers finished second at 53.09. Ryan Murphy was third at 53.27, followed by Mitchell Larkin from Australia in fourth with his time of 53.28.

Ben Treffers was fifth with his time of 53.84, followed by Japan’s Junya Koga at 54.02 for sixth.

The B-final was very exciting, as David Pummer came in to win with his time of 53.19. That time was faster than Ryan Murphy’s time from nationals, which put the pressure on Murphy right before he jumped in the water for his race. Murphy had to finish faster than 52.19 to hold on to his World Championship roster spot in this race. As you already know, Murphy finished at 53.27, which means David Plummer has bumped Murphy from the 2015 World Championship roster. This will give Plummer his second swim, as he is already on the team for the 50 backstroke.

Women’s 800 free (last heat)

Meet record: 8:16.22, Janet Evans (USA), 1989
American record: 8:11.00, Katie Ledecky
Australian record: 8:19.76, Jessica Ashwood
Canadian record: 8:20.91, Brittany MacLean
Japanese record: 8:23.68, Sachiko Yamada
Australia All-comers record: 8:18.52, Kate Zeigler (USA)

In 1989 at the age of 17, Janet Evans set the World Record at this meet with her time of 8:16.22. Today, Katie Ledekcy was almost able to do the same thing. She won the event, just missing her World Record with her time of 8:11.35. That time, however, will stand as the new Pan Pacs and Austalian All-comers record. Lauren Boyle finished second for New Zealand with her time of 8:18.87. Canada’s Brittany Maclean finished third with her time of 8:20.02.

Becca Mann finished fourth, ahead of Cierra Runge, with a time of 8:22.45. That time is faster than Runge’s from Nationals, which will bump Runge off the 2015 World Championship Roster. Becca Mann now has the second roster spot behind Ledecky for the women’s 800 freestyle. Cierra Runge finished fifth tonight with her time of 8:25.17.

Andreina Pinto from Venezuela finished 6th with her time of 8:30.66, followed by American Haley Anderson in seventh at 8:30.87.

Women’s 200 fly

Meet record: 2:05.40, Jessica Schipper (AUS), 2006
American record: 2:04.14, Mary DeScenza
Australian record: 2:03.41, Jessica Schipper
Canadian record: 2:05.95, Audrey Lacroix
Japanese record: 2:04.69, Natsumi Hoshi
Australia All-comers record: 2:05.81, Susan O’Neill (AUS)

Cammile Adams claimed the second Gold medal in a row for the United States winning the 200 butterfly with her time of 2:06.61. Natsumi Hoshi from Japan was second with her time of 2:06.78, followed by American Katie McLaughlin in third at 2:07.08.

Miyu Nakano was fourth for Japan at 2:08.54 and Audrey Lacroix was fifth for Canada at 2:08.81.

Maya DiRado won the B-final of the women’s 200 fly with her time of 2:07.42. That time was faster than McLaughlin’s time from nationals, but McLaughlin improved during the A-final to secure the second 2015 World Championship roster spot. Cammile Adams and Katie McLaughlin will take the roster spots for this event at the 2015 World Champiosnhips.

Men’s 200 fly

Meet record: 1:53.80, Michael Phelps (USA), 2006
American record: 1:51.51, Michael Phelps
Australian record: 1:54.46, Nick D’Arcy
Canadian record: 1:57.01, Stefan Hirniak
Japanese record: 1:52.97, Takeshi Matsuda
Australia All-comers record: 1:52.09, Michael Phelps (USA)

Daiya Seto took home the gold medal for Japan with his winning time in the men’s 200 butterfly of 1:54.92. Leonoardo de Deus finished second, adding Brazil to the medal count, with his time of 1:55.28. Tyler Clary reached in to finish third with his time of 1:55.42.

Masato Sakai was fourth for Japan at 1:56.64, followed by Michael Meyer of South Africa in fifth at 1:58.33.

Even with Tom Shields‘ Disqualification this morning, he and Tyler Clary have earned their spots on the roster for the 2015 World Championships in this event.

Men’s 1500 free (last heat)

Meet record: 14:41.65, Grant Hackett (AUS), 2002
American record: 14:45.29, Larsen Jensen
Australian record: 14:34.56, Grant Hackett
Canadian record: 14:39.63, Ryan Cochrane
Japanese record: 14:54.80, Kohei Yamamoto
Australia All-comers record: 14:44.94, Grant Hackett (AUS)

Connor Jaeger won the final event of the day, touching out Canadian Ryan Cochrane to win the men’s 1500. Jaeger finished with his time of 14:51.79, just ahead of Cochrane’s 14:51.97. Australian Mack Horton finished third with his time of 14:52.78.

Finishing in fourth for Australia was Jordan Harrison at 14:53.65, and Michael McBroom was fifth with his time of 14:57.15.

Connor Jaeger and Michael McBroom will claim the roster spots for the 2015 World Championships in this event.

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141 Comments on "2014 Pan Pacific Championships – Day 1 Finals Live Recap"


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Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Probably unlikely but anybody with a live stream link?

Gio
2 years 1 month ago

Should be on Eurosport – Europe
http://www.myp2pguide.com/tv/eurosport-live-stream/

swimfan
2 years 1 month ago

yes, actually. it’s from the pan pacs website, only available for prelims:

http://www.swimming.org.au/live

2 years 1 month ago

You may be able listen to the finals on ABC online radio in Australia.

Coach
2 years 1 month ago

Did anyone have any luck finding a link to finals footage? I know it will be early in the morning, but I want to watch the 800 free relays.

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Look like it’s raining at the pool!

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Or issit?

HG
2 years 1 month ago

Yep . I’ve been sayin rain – very heavy tonight . Also the SSE wind is in . I should get a prize for being right yet again.

aswimfan
2 years 1 month ago

So I assume no livestreaming for the finals sessions?

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Looks like there’s none.

SVIRD
2 years 1 month ago

Very sad I can’t watch it live 🙁 I suppose I’ll just follow along since I’ve already woken up for this (5am for me). If anybody found any method of watching this I would love them forever.

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Maya Dirado wins B-Final 2.07.42.

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Great time! 2nd fastest American.

Duncan
2 years 1 month ago

How did she get a chance to swim in B final? she was not 3rd American in prelims. Could have been a big issue re American World Champs team if McLaughlin hadn’t had such a great final.

Danjohnrob
2 years 1 month ago

There were less than 16 people who didn’t scratch the event, so if there are empty lanes they let more athletes swim.

Duncan
2 years 1 month ago

That’s nice as a general concept, but the huge question, in case similar circumstances come up again, is what would have happened in the US Worlds selection process had McLaughlin done 2:07.50, slower than Dirado, when Dirado had not met the normal requirement of being in the top 3 from a country to get a second swim (max 2 in champs final).

aswimfan
2 years 1 month ago

The Swimming Australia website is so bad. In terms of design, and available bandwith.

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Ok, so all the B-Finals first.

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Missy was just prob being cautious this morning. If she is hurting I doubt she would have swum both finals. Missy takes B-final 1.56.

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

1.56.04 Meet record in B-Final by Missy!

2 years 1 month ago

where are u getting this info ?

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Twitter.

2 years 1 month ago

i cant find any live streaming link. only someone in australia can help.

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Excited to see what Ledecky can do!

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

When all this is said and done, I hope someone posts the races here.

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Katie 1.55.75!

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Another meet record. 2nd was Bronte Barratt followed by Vreeland.

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Missy would have been 2nd in the A-Final.

2 years 1 month ago

looks like ledecky and franklin retain their spots on the individual 200 free individual. vreeland and smith on the relay squad.

ML
2 years 1 month ago
Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

No Pan Pacs link?

SVIRD
2 years 1 month ago

I’ve been looking for a pan pacs stream for around 40 minutes. It’s seemingly nonexistent.

2 years 1 month ago

the only place it is on live is channel ONE in australia. according to tv guide the show started at 730 pm there. this sucks. it is 245 am here, i am going back to bed. i can read the results tomorrow morning.

Philip Johnson
2 years 1 month ago

Bad weather, bad coverage (not you Swim Swam), and we’re going to see bad times. Ledecky should have been 1:54.

thomaslurzfan
2 years 1 month ago

Didnt you say that the mens 200m final will be better than at european championships? Not a very good call …

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Fraser Holmes, Hagino and McEvoy for the 200free. Gah, Americans 4th and 5th. That 200 free relay may be in trouble.

SVIRD
2 years 1 month ago

Based on the results from the men 200 free, I think USA’s 4×200 might be in trouble. Also sluggish times all around for men and women.

Jane
2 years 1 month ago

Good to see Cf-H and Cammie Mc continue their Glasgow success. I agree that the US 4×200 relay is in danger, but I think (depending on his mood that day), that it means Phelps is more likely drafted in to the relay, he can step up!

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

58.84 win for Seebohm!

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Hocking, 2nd. Missy 3rd.

2 years 1 month ago

franklin could not even break a minute. baker almost had the best american time from the b final !

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Missy and Kathleen Baker makes the Pan Pacs team.

2 years 1 month ago

u mean worlds 2015 team

Zanna
2 years 1 month ago

Ooops yes, worlds. Thanks.

SVIRD
2 years 1 month ago

Relay outlook for USA and Aussie in men’s 4×200 based on today’s 200 freestyles:

USA:
1:46.45 Dywer
1:46.75 Lochte
1:47.16 Mclean
1:47.95 Malone
TOTAL: 7:08.31

Australia:
1:45.98 Fraser-Holmes
1:46.36 Mcevoy
1:47.48 Mckeon
1:48.97 Mckendry
TOTAL: 7:08.79

So USA has a very slight edge, but it’s close. Of course I’m only basing this off swimmers who swam the 200 today. Maybe USA will throw in Phelps, and I’m not sure if Australia has anybody else.

SVIRD
2 years 1 month ago

Japan looks like they have bronze locked up but I don’t figure they’ll contend for gold.

2 years 1 month ago

us should be over 0.5 secs ahead in times to win because u have to factor in the home pool advantage for australia. the us might lose here, but they will not lose in 2015 and 2016 when phelps will be back on the team and dwyer will be at 145 or better.

jd14
2 years 1 month ago

Any potential that the Aussies put Mack Horton on that relay at all?

Dee
2 years 1 month ago

Interesting, not as fast as I’d really expected from the US. After Glasgow and Scotland giving the Aussies that huge scare I thought they’d have little chance against the US. I am waiting to see the times from both Panpacs & Euros to see where we (Britain stand) – going on combined time before relay takeovers we are 7.07.5

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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