2014 U.S. WINTER NATIONALS: DAY 3 LIVE PRELIMS RECAP

The action in Greensboro, North Carolina continues this morning at 9am Eastern Time, with men’s and women’s prelims running concurrently, as they did yesterday.  As such, check back and refresh this page often, as we will be updating with summary results as each race happens.

2014 U.S. WINTER NATIONALS

WOMEN’S 400y IM

  • American: 3:57.89 03/17/2012 Caitlin Leverenz
  • U.S. Open: 3:56.54 03/17/2012 Katinka Hosszu
  • NCAA “A” cut: 4:05.37

Prelims Snapshot: Leah Stevens out of Lakeside Swim Team earned the top seed from this morning’s 400IM prelims, with her time of 4:12.72.  Closely behind her was 15-year-old youngster, Courtney Harnish, from York YMCA finishing in 4:12.92 for the second seed.  The remaining top 8 are as follows: Chelsie Miller from Kansas (4:12.97), Golden Panther Sonia Perez-Arau (4:13.75), Sarasota YMCA’s Sophie Cattermole (4:14.14), York YMCA’s Meghan Small (4:14.20), Michigan’s Hannah Moore/Ohio State’s Lindsey Clary (both tied at 4:14.43).

MEN’S 400y IM

  • American: 3:34.50 03/28/2014 Chase Kalisz
  • U.S. Open: 3:34.50 03/28/2014 Chase Kalisz
  • NCAA “A” cut: 3:42.40

Prelims Snapshot: Top 8 qualifiers start off with three Wolverines, as Kyle Whitaker (Club Wolverine Elite) leads the field with 3:44.05, followed by CWE teammate, Connor Jaeger, then University of Michigan’s Dylan Bosch in third (3:47.56).  Finishing out the top eight finalists are last night’s 200IM bronze medalist, Nolan Tesone from Louisville (3:47.61), Jordan Merrilees from Oakland (3:49.48), Zachary Lierley from Pitt at 3:49.65, Andrew Gemmell from Nation’s Capital in 3:50.62, and Tamas Gercsak from Ohio State in 3:50.63.

WOMEN’S 100y butterfly

  • American: 50.01 03/23/2002 Natalie Coughlin
  • U.S. Open: 50.01 03/23/2002 Natalie Coughlin
  • NCAA “A” cut: 51.70

Prelims Snapshot: Louisville’s ace, Kelsi Worrell, earned an NCAA “A” cut with her winning time of 51.54 this morning.  Almost an entire second behind her is tonight’s second seed, UCLA’s Linnea Mack in 52.48.  Katelyne Herrington (unattached) is seeded third in 53.11, Katie Grover (UCLA) was next in 53.18, followed by UCLA teammate Noelle Tarazona in 53.26.  Lauren Case (Chattahoochee) in 53.32, Caitlin Casazza (SwimMAC) in 53.46 and Hanna Saiz (Schroeder YMCA) in 53.91 round out the top 8 finalists for tonight.

MEN’S 100y butterfly

  • American: 44.18 03/27/2009 Austin Staab
  • U.S. Open: 44.18 03/27/2009 Austin Staab
  • NCAA “A” cut: 45.91

Prelims Snapshot: Giles Smith (Phoenix Swim Club) swam a smooth and controlled 45.87 to become tonight’s top qualifier in the men’s 100 butterfly.  Club Wolverine Elite’s Geoffrey Cheah finished in 46.09 to earn the second seed, while Mason Makos’ Sean Fletcher earned the third seed with his time of 46.33.  Seeds 4-6 each come from the University of Louisville, as Josh Quallen (46.78), Aaron Young (46.84), and Pedro Coutinho (47.07) all made the finals.  Wrapping up the top 8 are Michigan’s Pete Brumm in 47.11 and Queens’ Matthew Josa (47.17).

WOMEN’S 200y freestyle

  • American: 1:40.31 03/21/2014 Missy Franklin
  • U.S. Open: 1:40.31 03/21/2014 Missy Franklin
  • NCAA “A” cut: 1:43.90

Prelims Snapshot: As is her modus operandi, Katie Ledecky topped this morning’s 200y freestyle prelims with a stellar time of 1:43.66. Haley Lips (Indiana) followed in a 1:45.69, and Gillian Ryan (Michigan) finished in third with 1:46.09.  Also earning spots in tonight’s finals are Paige Madden (1:46.37), Kennedy Goss (1:46.46), Courtney Harnish (1:46.62), Megan Moroney (1:46.65), and Claire Adams in (1:46.96).

MEN’S 200y freestyle

  • American: 1:31.31 03/07/2013 Ricky Berens
  • U.S. Open: 1:31.20 03/24/2006 Simon Burnett
  • NCAA “A” cut: 1:33.62

Prelims Snapshot: As with the IM events, Michigan made its presence known in the 200y freestyle prelims this morning, capturing 3 of the top 8 spots: Michael Wynalda (Club Wolverine Elite) earned the top seed in 1:34.36, Hassan Abdel Khalik (CWE) earned the third seed in 1:35.22, and Justin Glanda (University of Michigan) nabbed the eighth seed in 1:35.77.  Two Louisville men earned spots as well, with Trevor Carroll in sixth with 1:35.42 and Matthias Lindenbauer in seventh 1:35.74.  Josh Fleagle (OSU) is tonight’s second seed with his time of 1:35.11 from this morning, Blake Pieroni (Indiana) swam into fourth in 1:35.23, and Nathan Adrian (Cal Aquatics) earned the fifth seed in 1:35.29.

WOMEN’S 100y breaststroke

  • American: 57.23 03/21/2014 Breeja Larson
  • U.S. Open: 57.23 03/21/2014 Breeja Larson
  • NCAA “A” cut: 59.12

Prelims Snapshot: SwimMAC’s Katie Meili, last night’s 200IM winner, earned the top seed in this morning’s 100y breaststroke in her time of 58.82.  Danielle Hermann from Clovis Swim Club followed in 59.17 and Molly Hannis (unattached) earned the third seed in 59.39. Rounding out the top 8 are: SwimMAC’s Micah Lawrence (59.74), Edinbrugh’s Kathryn Johnstone (59.86), Louisville’s Andee Cottrell (1:00.12), Newburgh’s Lily King (1:00.27), and Badger Swim Club’s Bronwyn Pasloski (1:00.40).

MEN’S 100y breaststroke

  • American: 50.04 03/28/2014 Kevin Cordes
  • U.S. Open: 50.04 03/28/2014 Kevin Cordes
  • NCAA “A” cut: 52.29

Prelims Snapshot: Cardinal Aquatics veteran, Carlos Almeida, earned tonight’s top seed in the 100y breast in his time of 52.67.  Club Wolverine Elite’s Zach Hayden earned second in 52.86, while Louisville’s Thomas Dahlia clocked a 53.06 for third.  The next three finishers were Richard Funk (Michigan) in 53.12, Kyle Whitaker (CWE) in 53.44, and Bruno Ortiz (Michigan) in 53.49.  Mike Alexandrov (New York Athletic Club) and Addison Bray (Louisville) each also earned spots in tonight’s final, finishing in 53.37 and 53.71, respectively.

WOMEN’S 100y backstroke

  • American: 49.97 03/23/2002 Natalie Coughlin
  • U.S. Open: 49.97 03/23/2002 Natalie Coughlin
  • NCAA “A” cut: 51.63

Prelims Snapshot: Linnea Mack, who has been on fire this meet, earned the top seed of the morning in a time of 52.32.  Clara Smiddy followed closely in her time of 52.40; they were the only two swimmers who dipped under the 53.0 mark this morning.  Ali Deloof claimed the third seed in 53.01, while UCLA’s Madison White took the fourth position in 53.06.  Brooklyn Snodgrass (53.26), Claire Adams (53.30), Kennedy Goss (53.72), and Justine Ress (53.79) all earned spots on tonight’s A-final as well.

MEN’S 100y backstroke

  • American: 44.07 12/06/2013 Nick Thoman
  • U.S. Open: 44.07 12/06/2013 Nick Thoman
  • NCAA “A” cut: 45.62

Prelims Snapshot: Club Wolverine Elite packed a 1-2 punch with Junya Koga and Geoffrey Cheah earning the top two spots in the men’s 100y back in 46.17 and 46.36, respectively.  Third place went to James Wells in 46.38, followed by Andrew Marsh in 46.87.  Sean Fletcher (46.89), Grigory Tarasevich (47.05), Rowan Williams (47.53), and Aaron Young (47.64) also earned spots in tonight’s A-final.

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no1swimfreak

True Sweetser finished his 4IM in a 50.3 today…and incredible finish that is faster than Kalisz’s american record final 100.

bobo gigi

Interesting but when you swim “only” 3.53 it’s a little bit easier.

bobo gigi

My picks
Women’s 400 IM. Very open race. Chelsie Miller unless Courtney Harnish improves a lot her breaststroke in the coming hours.
Men’s 400 IM. Kyle Whitaker
Women’s 100 fly. Kelsi Worrell
Men’s 100 fly. Giles Smith
Women’s 200 free. Katie Ledecky. She scratched the 400 IM prelims to focus on that race with probably a big time in mind. Perhaps 1.41 high.
Men’s 200 free. Michael Wynalda
Women’s 100 breast. Katie Meili What happened to Emily McLellan? 1.02 in prelims!
Men’s 100 breast. Thomas Dahlia.
Women’s 100 back. Clara Smiddy
Men’s 100 back. Junya Koga

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