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
1 year 9 months ago

great morning swim for Beisel!

Steve Nolan
1 year 9 months ago

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

lsswim
1 year 9 months ago

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

Josh
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

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

lsswim
1 year 9 months ago

Agreed – she died like a champ on that

Ella
1 year 9 months ago

I know…it makes me sad to see.

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months ago

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

Melmacdo
1 year 9 months ago

Where is Hoff???

lsswim
1 year 9 months ago

Holy crap – Ledecky just threw down!

TheTroubleWithX
1 year 9 months ago

Katie Hoff was a noshow/scratch.

lsswim
1 year 9 months ago

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

CanadaMel
1 year 9 months ago

I dont understand this at all…unless she is sick

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

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

swimmer24
1 year 9 months ago

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

TheTroubleWithX
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

that’s weird indeed !

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

Don’t never bet against Missy.

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

Don’t ever bet against Missy!

Justin Thompson
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

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

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months ago

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

lsswim
1 year 9 months ago

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

Janet
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

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

Steve Nolan
1 year 9 months ago

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

hswimmer
1 year 9 months ago

Yeah more than likely.

sven
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

WOW at Reed Malone

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

1.47.8 pretty fast and serious time !

law Dawg
1 year 9 months ago

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

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

it’s time

Tim
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

Seliskar in the 200 free to follow !

hswimmer
1 year 9 months ago

Seliskar looked awful as well 😛

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

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

Peter Nunan
1 year 9 months ago

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

law Dawg
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

Tawnley Haas in the water …..lane 3

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Haas is looking very good at the 150

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

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

CheddaShredda
1 year 9 months ago

I told you Bobo – Reed Malone is the real deal

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months ago

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

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months 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
1 year 9 months ago

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

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months ago

Dressel in the 200 free! 😕

lsswim
1 year 9 months ago

Yikes – not too great

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

not in shape ……………

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months ago

What’s the use of swimming a 200 free if you can’t do it?
It made me feel bad to watch him 20 meters behind the others.

Luigi
1 year 9 months ago

I agree, it was a pitiful thing to see.

Justin Thompson
1 year 9 months ago

From a coaches perspective maybe they encouraged him to swim it to get him back on track.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Mc Lean looks strong , very solid at the 150

lsswim
1 year 9 months ago

he looked awesome!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

1.46.90 for Mc Lean
Jaeger : 1.48.83

hswimmer
1 year 9 months ago

Ledecky beat Dressel 😀

Thanos
1 year 9 months ago

Humiliating ! Why show up in a meet like this if u aren’t in shape ?

Jim C
1 year 9 months ago

Actually Dressel beat Ledecky by 0.01s.

law Dawg
1 year 9 months ago

Dressel looked absolutely dead. Didn’t even try the last 25 meters 1:55.74. Let’s wait till next year before delivering any quick judgements about him burning out.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

another fast heat with : Lochte , Wynalda

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Lochte has still huge underwaters

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Lochte with 1.47.41 for Lochte !

law Dawg
1 year 9 months ago

Youngquist finally breaking 1:48! finally reclaiming his destiny as a great 200 freestyler.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Michael WEss : 1.47 as well ! it’s getting very serious now

1 year 9 months ago

Making me more and more excited for Weiss’ 400 IM…

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

oh yeah ! very impressive swimmer i remember having heard of many times before .

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months ago

Finally Youngquist under 1.48! 🙂
He won the 2010 junior Pan Pacs in 1.48.41.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

excellent new fresh Us blood on the 200 free ! finally

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Dwyer in the pool , Klueh , Houchin !

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Dwyer looks really strong here after 100 !

law Dawg
1 year 9 months ago

No bentz in the 200 free. Great decision. Save everything for the 200 breast, where he could actually make the team.

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months ago

You’re perhaps right.
But I continue to think he has a great future in the 200 free.

Law Dawg
1 year 9 months ago

Oh I agree completely. But that’s in the future. He should try to get the 200 breast NAG tonight!

Floppy
1 year 9 months ago

He had a very respectable 49.9 relay split yesterday.

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months ago

Dwyer is the favorite for tonight.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

between Dwyer and Mc Lean ! both are very solid overall from what i have seen

swimmer24
1 year 9 months ago

Clay Youngquist finally beats his 1:48 from high school! This could be a final filled with new names.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Dwyer wins in 1.47.18
Klueh ; 1.48
A lot of very decent fast times this morning

No Houchin in final !

Pvdh
1 year 9 months ago

Dressel is very obviously only here to swim the 50.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

he better prepare it well from now on ; Maybe he has only gaz for the 50 , nothing longer .

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months ago

Yes. He’s only there for the 50 free.
So why swimming the 200 free?

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

weird decision for such a young smart guy

Jim C
1 year 9 months ago

Maybe he used the 200 to give himself practice for the 50, swimming the first 50 at close to a 50 pace, and then just swimming out the rest of the race.

Joel Lin
1 year 9 months ago

Two “mean dudes” showed up at this meet. Tom Shields and Matt McLean. Hardly new names, but both guys look like they are about to throw down big statement meets to set themselves up for the world stage.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

they were showing signs one year ago of getting slowly but surely on top of their games ! Now , they have stepped up very strongly . Happy for them

Klorn8d
1 year 9 months ago

Weiss, youngist, malone, Cosgarea all in the a final! Good to see new names especially in this event,

TheTroubleWithX
1 year 9 months ago

Raise your hand if you predicted Wynalda, Houchin, Townsend and Jaeger all missing the A-final of the 200 free…

1. McLean
2. Dwyer
3. Lochte
4. Malone
5. Youngquist
6. Weiss
7. Klueh
8. Cosgarea

Top three should probably stay the same. It’ll be an interesting battle for that fourth spot, though.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

interesting facts ! Great battle the 3 first of course ! they are the spine of the 800 free for Pan Pacs . A New young one will complete that team ; exciting to see the final tonight >.

Tim
1 year 9 months ago

I’d love it to be Malone–I was very impressed with his breakout swim in prelims and would be even more impressed if he can duplicate it or improve on it in finals.

bobo gigi
1 year 9 months ago

It will be close against Australia. No? They have a young team.
I talk about 2016.
Dwyer can swim 1.44 high.
Lochte can swim 1.45 low.
MacLean can swim 1.45 high.
You will need another guy in 1.45.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Those 2 teams are the best on the planet right now i beleive for the 800 free relay .

Wahooswimfan
1 year 9 months ago

Don’t forget Phelps in the 200 free for the relay – his 100 was off, but it was obvious he missed his turn badly – and he still has more to show this meet. Unless someone other than the mentioned 3 goes 1;46.5 or better, depending on Phelps other events at Pan-Pacs, I think the coaches would go with him, particularly if his 200 IM is in the 1:55 or better range.

Justin Thompson
1 year 9 months ago

I don’t think Phelps wants to swim that relay this year.

Thanos
1 year 9 months ago

Dwyer
Lochte
McLean
In that order all around 145 high /146 low
Fourth is up for grabs

swimmer24
1 year 9 months ago

Remember Malone swam his 1:47 all alone this morning, before the circle seeded heats. I think he gets 4th and drops to a 1:46.9.

weirdo
1 year 9 months ago

some people perform well with no one around them…just focus on their own race. ledecky had no one NEAR her earlier this summer when she set two WR….

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Great mention for Lochte after everything he went through to get here and in very recovered shape . A good 100 free + a very decent 200 free . Happy to see him back

1 year 9 months ago

WHAT is going on with Allison Schmitt at this meet? She missed the A final again! Did she not taper? Not too surprised about Megan Romano nor Chloe Sutton though.

Bobthebuilderrocks
1 year 9 months ago

I don’t think that most NBAC swimmers hit their taper.

Joel Lin
1 year 9 months ago

Of course meet planners don’t plan on a guy being a player in both the 1500 and the 200 free, but this schedule seems wacky to put the 1500 free on the evening of the first day with the prelims of the 200 the next morning. It definitely affected Jaeger, and that seems unfair.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

U must a point there ! interesting

swimmer24
1 year 9 months ago

But where else should they put the 200 free? They can’t have it on the same day as the 100, 400, or 800 free. I think they tried to separate the 200 and 1500 so swimmers like Jaeger didn’t have to swim them in the same day.

SWSWIMFAN
1 year 9 months ago

But Ledecky swam a strong 800 last night and came back with a Junior World Record and 4th fastest world time in 200 Free, the schedule did not affect her.

TheTroubleWithX
1 year 9 months ago

And isn’t this the same schedule as last year? There he made the A-final in the 200 free after swimming the 1500, right?

Brian
1 year 9 months ago

Nice time drops in the women’s 200 breast. Gives me hope that the US can get back on top in this event.

1 year 9 months ago

This breastroke prelims makes me miss Rebecca Soni.
Carry on

1 year 9 months ago

Fantastic swim by Micah Lawrence of Swimmac Team Elite in the 200m BR

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Gunnar Bentz , B.J. Johnson , Cody Miller in the same heat : Heat N° 10
In Heat 11 , Kalisz faces with Cordes and Scott Weltz ! great races coming up

swimmer24
1 year 9 months ago

Most of NBAC seems flat. Becca Mann, Thomas Luschinger, Annie Zhu, Allison Schmitt, and Gillian Ryan all swam either right on their in season times or slower.

Klorn8d
1 year 9 months ago

Mclean, kalisz and runge looked great and dwyer also good. Manns 800 was solid

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Only Dwyer and Phelps look very good !

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

ohhh yes i forgot those others tooo ! sorrryyyyy

SoCalAdvRacer
1 year 9 months ago

Agreed except for Mann, who is already on the team doing the open water 10k. She can swim any of her pool events in Australia as well. She did mention she was hoping to get a faster time than 2nd place ‘Runge’ in 800 so that she could get a lane in the final at Pan Pacs though.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Heat 9 : Kick Fink , Josh Prenot and Carsten Vissering

ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year 9 months ago

Sorry Nick Fink hehehe

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