2014 US National Championships: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap


Day 3 features the 400 IM, 100 Butterfly, 50 Breaststroke, 50 Backstroke, and the women’s 800 freestyle relay (timed final during finals).  For a full preview of day 3 prelims, click here. 

Women’s 400 IM – Prelims

Elizabeth Beisel had the fastest time of the morning to earn the top seed in the women’s 400 IM with her time of 4:36.46. Maya DiRado had a good swim, touching with the second fastest morning swim at 4:39.79. Melanie Margalis was third at 4:41.10 and Sarah Henry was fourth in 4:41.62.

Cammile Adams, Becca Mann, Caitlin Leverenz, and Kate Mills will be joining them tonight in the A-final of the women’s 400 IM.

Hali Flickinger had the 9th fastest time of the morning at 4:44.83 and Emma Nunn was 16th with her time of 4:47.95.

Men’s 400 IM – Prelims

Tyler Clary had the 8th fastest time in the world to land himself in the middle of the pool for finals tonight, touching the wall at 4:12.51. Chase Kalisz had the second fastest time of the morning at 4:13.33, followed by Michael Weiss for third at 4:16.17. Josh Prenot took advantage of his breaststroke to earn the fourth qualifying position at 4:16.62.

Jay Litherland, Maz Williamson, Andrew Seliskar, and Curtis Orgen will join them in the final 8 tonight.

Corey Okubo finished with the 9th fastest time at 4:19.16 and Sean Grieshop was 16th at 4:21.55.

Women’s 100 Butterfly – Prelims

Claire Donahue had the fastest time of the morning in the women’s 100 fly at 58.25. Felicia Lee was second at 58.44, followed by a 58.86 from Kendyl Stewart for third. Stewart won the 50 butterfly night for her World Championships roster spot, but this will be her shot to make the Pan Pacs team. Gia Daelsandro finished fourth with her time of 58.99.

Joining them in finals will be Katie McLaughlin, Kelsi Worrell, Tine Bechtel, and Shannon Vreeland.

Amber Carter finished ninth at 59.87 and Katie Kinnear was 16th with her time of 1:00.19.

Men’s 100 Butterfly – Prelims

Get ready for a great race tonight!! Half the final is ranked in the top 10 in the world in the men’s 100 butterfly. Michael Phelps will lead the field with the world’s fastest time this year at 51.17. That prelim swim was faster than his gold medal winning time in London of 51.21. Tim Phillips was second at 51.49, followed by Tom Shields at 51.55. Matt Ellis made a big drop to swim the fourth fastest time of the morning at 51.77.

Ryan Lochte, Giles Smith, Matthew Josa, and Santo Condorelli will be joining them in the final of the men’s 100 butterfly tonight.

Tripp Cooper was 9th at 52.63 and Eugene Godsoe was 16th at 53.06.

Women’s 50 Breaststroke – Prelims

Jessica Hardy beat her winning time from last year to break the meet record with her time of 30.21. That time will stand as the third fastest time in the world this year. Breeja Larson finished second with the 6th fastest time in the world this year at 30.58. Katie Meili finished third at 31.01, and Micah Lawrence was fourth at 31.03.

Kaylin Burchell, Kasey Carlson, Molly Hannis, and Bethany Galat will join them in the final heat tonight.

Sarah Haase finished 9th with her time of 31.47 and Andrea Cottrell was 16th at 31.80.

Men’s 50 Breaststroke – Prelims

It appears the excitement from the butterfly has carried over into the 50 breaststrokes. Brendan Mchugh broke the US Open record to claim the top seed in the men’s 50 breaststroke with his time of 27.10. That is the third fastest time in the world this year. Kevin Cordes finished second with his time of 27.39, followed by Marcus Titus and Mike Alexanderov at 27.86 and 27.88, respectively. Kameron Chastain had the fifth fastest time at 27.92.

SwimSwam’s Jared Anderson finished second in heat 4 of the men’s 50 breaststroke at 27.94. That puts him sixth going into the A-final tonight.

Joining them in the final will be Nic Fink and Brad Craig.

Austin Temple was 9th at 28.06 and Christian Brown was 16th at 28.41.

Women’s 50 Backstroke – Prelims 

American Record holder Rachel Bootsma had the fastest time of the morning in the women’s 50 backstroke with her time of 28.46. Olivia Smoliga finished second with her time of 28.50. Ali Deloof had the third fastest time at 28.53, and Cheyenne Coffman was fourth at 28.55.

Joining them in the final will be Liz Pelton, Courtney Bartholomew, Hannah Stevens, and Maddy Schaefer. 

Sarah Denninghoff had the 9th fastest time at 29.19 while Megan Romano and Kathleen Baker tied for 15th at 29.34.

Men’s 50 Backstroke – Prelims 

David Plummer had the fastest time of the morning in the men’s 50 backstroke at 24.74, putting him in the top 10 in the world this year. Matt Grevers finished second at 24.90, followed by Shane Ryan at 24.99 and Nick Thoman at 25.11.

Eugene Godsoe, Ryan Murphy, Adam Mania and Jacob Pebley will join them in the A-final.

James Wells was 9th at 25.58 and Bob Glover was 16th at 26.05.

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C Martin

Small correction–the women’s 800 free relay is tonight.


I’m surprised Madison Homovich is still living…. LOL


rooting beisel and leverenz LETS GO!!

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