2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Day 7 Scratches: Katie Ledecky Drops 50 Free


Nation’s Capital’s Katie Ledecky is out of the women’s 50 freestyle for the final session of prelims at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Ledecky finished seventh in the 100 free last night (53.99), after a very successful week with victories in both the 400 free (3:58.98) and the 200 free (1:54.88). Tonight, she will take on her specialty, the 800 free and try to chase down her own world record.

As announced yesterday, number four seed Natalie Coughlin is out of the event as well, after missing the team in her main events, the 100 back and 100 free.

Amy Bilquist of Cal has also scratched the 50 freestyle. She was seeded 11th in the event. Bilquist finished third in the 100 back (59.37) earlier this week.

Michael Kleuh of Club Wolverine has dropped the men’s 1500 free for today, after finishing 10th in the 200 free (1:48.14) and 12th in the 200 fly (1:57.77) earlier this week.

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Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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