2014 US National Championships: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

  259 Tony Carroll | August 07th, 2014 | Featured, National, News

Day two features the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 backstroke, and the 50 butterfly. Click here for the full prelims recap for day two.

2014 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – DAY 2 – PRELIMS

Women’s 200 Freestyle – Prelims

Katie Ledecky of Nation’s Capital will be the top seed tonight by two full seconds ahead of California’s Missy Franklin. Ledecky had the fastest time of the day at 1:55.75. That time will stand as the new Junior World Record. She had a strong first 200 during her 800 last night, breaking two minutes to the feet with her 200 split. Franklin finished second with her time of 1:57.83. Leah Smith had the third fastest time at 1:58.35 and Shannon Vreeland was fourth in 1:58.75.

Cierra Runge finished fifth at 1:58.63, followed by Chelsea Chenault in sixth at 1:58.66. Rounding out the top 8 is Elizabeth Beisel and Simone Manuel at 1:58.89 and 1:59.05.

Sarah Henry had the ninth fastest time at 1:59.19 and Lindsay Vrooman finished in 16th at 2:00.37.

Men’s 200 Freestyle – Prelims

Twenty-four swimmers broke 1:50 this morning in the men’s 200 freestyle, and it took 1:48.4 to make it into the A-final. Matt McLean had the fastest time of the morning, touching the wall at 1:46.90. His NBAC teammate, Conor Dwyer, finished second with a 1:47.18. Ryan Lochte reached in for third at 1:47.41. Reed Malone was fourth at 1:47.78.

Clay Youngquist finished fifth with his time of 1:47.93, followed by Michael Weiss in sixth at 1:47.97.

There was a jump up to mid 1:48 for 7th and 8th. Michael Klueh finished seventh at 1:48.44 and Drew Cosgarea was eighth at 1:48.49.

Michael Wynalda had the ninth fastest time of the morning at 1:48.54. Michael McBroom and Trent Williams tied for 16th, so a swim off will be required unless one of them scratches. McBroom doesn’t really need to swim this event tonight, as he is already on the Pan Pac team after his 1500 freestyle last night.

Women’s 200 Breaststroke – Prelims

Micah Lawrence had the fastest time of the morning to earn the top qualifying position in the women’s 200 breaststroke. She hit the wall at 2:23.71. Breeja Larson had the second fastest time of the morning at 2:25.60. Kaylin Burchell finished third, dopping five second, to post a time of 2:26.22. Melanie Margalis was fourth at 2:27.04. Emma Reaney, they SCY American Record holder, finished fifth at 2:27.47.

Molly Hannis finished sixth with her time of 2:27.44. Andee Cottrell also dropped five second to earn the seventh spot in the A-final. She finished with a 2:28.78. Annie Lazor grabbed the last spot of the A-final, finishing eighth at 2:28.91.

Annie Zhu was 9th with her time of 2:29.24 and Katie Olsen finished 16th at 2:30.88.

Men’s 200 Breaststroke – Prelims

Kevin Cordes looked untouchable this morning as he touched the wall under the US Open Record and Meet Record with his time of 2:07.86. Nic Fink had the second fastest time at 2:10.66. BJ Johnson was third with his time of 2:11.23. Josh Prenot finished fourth with his time of 2:11.23. That is close to a second drop for Prenot.

Cody Miller finished in fifth with his time of 2:11.28. DJ Macdonald was right behind him for sixth at 2:11.68.

Matt Elliott and Will Licon were the final two athletes to make the top 8, reaching in at 2:11.73 and 2:12.95.

Trevor Hoyt finished 9th at 2:13.29 and Sam Tierney was 16th at 2:14.64

Women’s 200 Backstroke – Prelims

Elizabeth Beisel has set her self up for a fun race with Missy Franklin tonight. Beisel has the top seed with her time of 2:09.65 this morning. Franklin finished second at 2:09.81. Courtney Batholomew cut just over four seconds to win improve to a 2:10.63 for third. Lisa Bratton was fourth with her time of 2:11.33.

Melanie Klaren finished fifth with her time of 2:11.70, followed by Liz Pelton at 2:12.07.

Kathleen Baker and Kylie Stewart were the final two swimmers to make it into the top 8. They hit the wall for 7th and 8th at 2:12.23 and 2:12.33.

Hali flickinger finished 9th at 2:12.34 and Erin Earley was 16th at 2:13.60.

Men’s 200 Backstroke – Prelims

Tyler Clary had the fastest time of the morning in the men’s 200 backstroke, posting the 10th fastest time in the world this year. He finished with his time of 1:56.97. Ryan Murphy had the second fastest time of the morning, touching at 1:57.78. Connor Green had a strong swim to qualify third, he was just under his previous best at 1:58.27. Jacob Pebley gave California their second qualifier in the   top four of the men’s 200 backstroke. He finished at 1:58.72.

Jonathan Roberts was fifth with his time of 1:58.74, dropping four and half second to make the final. Carter Griffin finished sixth at 1:58.94.

The final two to make it into finals were Ryan Lochte in seventh at 1:59.02 and Sean Lehane in 8th at 1:59.03.

Jack Conger finished ninth with his time of 2:00.19 and Carlos Omana was 16th with his time of 2:01.49.

Women’s 50 Butterfly – Prelims

Claire Donahue had the fastest time of the morning in 26.09. Kendyl Stewart and Kelsi Worrell were second and third at 26.33 and 26.45. Felicia Lee finished fourth at 26.59.

Ivy Martin, Tina Bechtel, Mimi Shneider and Madeline Locus will be joining them in the A-final.

Dani Barbiea finished 9th at 26.92 and Katie Kinnear was 16th at 27.28.

Men’s 50 Butterfly – Prelims

Tim Phillips had the fastest time of the morning in the men’s 50 buttefly. He touched the wall for the top qualifying spot at 23.57.  Matt Grevers finished second at 23.86. Connor Black was third at 23.91 and Eugene Godsoe was fourth at 23.96.

Josh Schneider, Giles Smith, and Santo Condorelli will be joining them in the final. band Matthew Josa tied for 8th place, and a swim off wil be required to determine who gets into the A-final and who will be the top seed in the B-final. Connor Knight and Brad deBorde tied for 15th at 24.26.

 

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lsswim
2 years 1 month ago

great morning swim for Beisel!

Steve Nolan
2 years 1 month ago

Oh yessir! What’s her best 200 free? That’s gotta be close, if not it.

lsswim
2 years 1 month ago

I would love to see her make the relay! Not sure what her best is though

Josh
2 years 1 month ago

Pretty sure it’s a 1:59 high. She means business right now. I think she will go 4:05 in the 400 free. I hope she swims the 800 at Pan Pacs. If she can go 4:05, she’s got an 8:20 in her and could potentially find herself on the podium in Kazan with another year of training.

swimmer24
2 years 1 month ago

What is wrong with Allison Schmitt? She went 1:56 in season!

lsswim
2 years 1 month ago

Agreed – she died like a champ on that

Ella
2 years 1 month ago

I know…it makes me sad to see.

bobo gigi
2 years 1 month ago

Yes. It’s weird. She looked back at a very good level this season.
🙁

Melmacdo
2 years 1 month ago

Where is Hoff???

lsswim
2 years 1 month ago

Holy crap – Ledecky just threw down!

TheTroubleWithX
2 years 1 month ago

Katie Hoff was a noshow/scratch.

lsswim
2 years 1 month ago

Yeah I am a little dissapointed – is she swimming another event today?

CanadaMel
2 years 1 month ago

I dont understand this at all…unless she is sick

bobo gigi
2 years 1 month ago

Yes it’s very weird.
She has no other event today.
She could make the relay team!
😥
Hopefully she isn’t sick.

bobo gigi
2 years 1 month ago

She was already sick at the last olympic trials.
Please hopefully it’s not the case again!

swimmer24
2 years 1 month ago

Besides ledecky that was really slow all around. Not many best times or even season bests.

TheTroubleWithX
2 years 1 month ago

Heat 1 of the men’s 200 was only supposed to be three swimmers. Two DFS’d. So, PJ Rainsford is swimming by himself.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years 1 month ago

that’s weird indeed !

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years 1 month ago

Ledecky in the clear favorite for the win in my vieuw ! Maybe Franklin is saving some gaz for this evening . Runge looked very good , Beisel too ! Even Manuel looked very decent .

bobo gigi
2 years 1 month ago

Why Katie swam so fast in prelims? 😆
It looks like she wanted to swim a fast time for the relay and scratch the final tonight.
Or she wanted to send a clear message to Missy who saw her race behind the blocks.
Or she doesn’t know how to swim slowly! 🙂
I continue to pick Missy for the win. But great battle in perspective. 😎

Thanos
2 years 1 month ago

She doesn’t really know slow plus she has no swims till the 400 free on Saturday. Two 200 free races for her aren’t a big deal. I think she will go 154 tonight and relegate the world champion franklin to second. Third and fourth are up for grabs. The Olympic champion has been disappointing and can’t explain why !

bobo gigi
2 years 1 month ago

Don’t never bet against Missy.

bobo gigi
2 years 1 month ago

Perhaps Missy will keep some energy for the 200 back and will just swim to qualify easily. But if she swims the 200 free final at 100%, she will be hard to beat.

bobo gigi
2 years 1 month ago

Don’t ever bet against Missy!

Justin Thompson
2 years 1 month ago

It will be a good race. It’s nice to see Missy have a stiff challenge since Smitty isn’t at her best.

Danjohnrob
2 years 1 month ago

I think Franklin was swimming a controlled, qualifying swim because of her 200 back later. I just don’t know what to say about Schmitt! Please God she does not retire in frustration!

hswimmer
2 years 1 month ago

I agree lol Schmitt and Sutton aren’t looking good…

bobo gigi
2 years 1 month ago

For Sutton it’s not a surprise.
For Schmitt it is a surprise. A bad surprise.

lsswim
2 years 1 month ago

Sutton’s downfall was leaving Mission – NC is definitely not working for her

Janet
2 years 1 month ago

Does anyone know really why she left? She was swimming at her max ability under Bill Rose. Is there really that much money at Seal Innovation to take her away from such a successful program that worked for her.

100free
2 years 1 month ago

Really bummed to see Schmitty and Romano having a poor meet. Vreeland has been a consistent performer since London, though.

Based on showings so far, I’m really excited to see what Beisel can do in the 400 IM — with DiRado not seeming sharp, Hoff seeming off, she may be a favorite for the 200 IM based on this speed. Will depend on how Leverenz performs and if Margalis is on — her in-season 2:10 was great and she’ll be hungry after missing out on World Champs by a slim margin last year. Hope we see a 1:54 tonight!

hswimmer
2 years 1 month ago

If anyone wants to know… Mann, McLaughlin, and Homovich got DQ’d in the 200, according to meet mobile.

Steve Nolan
2 years 1 month ago

For? I’d assume false starts, because really what else could they have done?

hswimmer
2 years 1 month ago

Yeah more than likely.

sven
2 years 1 month ago

Come on, guys, let’s not jump to conclusions here. They could have been pulling on the lane lines or pushing off the bottom.

hswimmer
2 years 1 month ago

WOW at Reed Malone

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years 1 month ago

1.47.8 pretty fast and serious time !

law Dawg
2 years 1 month ago

About time we got some young talent break through in the 200 free

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years 1 month ago

it’s time

Tim
2 years 1 month ago

That swim puts him at the #4 seed in finals tonight. Hopefully he has another monster swim and makes it on the relay!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years 1 month ago

Seliskar in the 200 free to follow !

hswimmer
2 years 1 month ago

Seliskar looked awful as well 😛

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years 1 month ago

1.48.69 !!!!!!!!! Michael Nunan ! never heard about him before ! wowwwwwwww

Peter Nunan
2 years 1 month ago

He was 1:36.0 out of High School and got side tracked switching schools for 2 years…

law Dawg
2 years 1 month ago

1:51.72 for Seliskar in the 200 free. Well off his best from in-season. Looks like he missed his taper at this meet. Next year!

bobo gigi
2 years 1 month ago

And except Katie who is on another planet, the other NCAP swimmers don’t swim very well since the start of the meet.
Cassidy Bayer was in the 200 fly A-final but didn’t swim a best time. Like Seliskar in the 200 fly final.
Janet Hu was not good in the prelims.
Hirschberger, Byrnes and Rongione didn’t swim best times either in the distance races.

TheTroubleWithX
2 years 1 month ago

Seliskar looks like he’s gotten a bigger since last year. I wonder if he needed a bigger taper/rest than he got going into this week. He seemed to get faster all last summer; assuming he doesn’t make the Senior Pan Pacs team, it’ll be interesting to see how he does at Junior Pan Pacs.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years 1 month ago

Tawnley Haas in the water …..lane 3

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years 1 month ago

Haas is looking very good at the 150

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years 1 month ago

1.49.59 for Haas ! he looed smooooth and easing at the end ! he can go 1.47. High i think in final .

bobo gigi
2 years 1 month ago

Yes. He will go much faster tonight but I expected a qualification in the A-Final.

CheddaShredda
2 years 1 month ago

I told you Bobo – Reed Malone is the real deal

bobo gigi
2 years 1 month ago

Malone is a contender for the US relay team in 2016. No doubt about it. Like Haas.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years 1 month ago

too bad ! he is a future promising great swimmer ! In One year , it will be much better for him i guess . He showed incredible endurance so far .

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years 1 month ago

Dressel , Jaeger , Mc Lean in the same heat now ….

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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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