2019 Pan American Games: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

2019 PAN AMERICAN GAMES

  • Villa Deportiva Nacional – Videna, Lima, Peru
  • Tuesday, August 6th – Saturday, August 10th (pool swimming)
  • Prelims 11 AM / Finals 8:30 PM (local time/US Central Time)
  • Official Website
  • Entry List
  • Live Results

Day 3 of the Pan Ams Games is just around the corner as the USA steams ahead of Brazil and their other competitors. The prelims of the men’s and women’s 100 free, 200 breast, 100 back, and mixed 4×100 medley relay will be contested this morning.

American Annie Lazor will be aiming to complete a breaststroke sweep in Lima while comeback teammate Nathan Adrian is in a hot pursuit to claim a gold medal at the Pan Ams and claim the title honors from nearly every major international meet.

Women’s 100 Free- Prelims

  • World Record: 51.71, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2017
  • Pan Ams Record: 53.83, Cantal van Landeghem (CAN), 2015
  • Defending Champion: 53.83, Cantal van Landeghem (CAN)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Margo Geer (USA)- 54.65
  2. Alexia Zevnik (CAN)- 55.36
  3. Alyson Ackman (CAN)- 55.78
  4. Larissa Oliveira (BRA)- 56.02
  5. Lia Neal (USA)- 56.49
  6. Daynara Ferreira (BRA)- 56.65
  7. Elisabet Gomez (CUB)- 57.03
  8. Karen Torrez (BOL)- 57.19

Margo Geer of the USA crushed her heat of the women’s 100 free to sail her way to lane 4 in tonight’s final with the only sub-55 swim of the morning. Breaking 56 seconds were Canadian teammates Alexia Zevnik and Alyson Ackman, finishing just ahead of Brazilian Larissa Oliveira.

2-time American Olympian Lia Neal has also snuck into the top 8 alongside Brazilian Daynara Ferreira, Cuban record-holder Elisabet Gomez, and Bolivian record-holder Karen Torrez.

Men’s 100 Free- Prelims

  • World Record: 46.91, Cesar Cielo (BRA), 2009
  • Pan Ams Record: 47.84, Cesar Cielo (BRA), 2011
  • Defending Champion: 48.26, Federico Grabich (ARG)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Michael Chadwick (USA)- 48.94
  2. Marcelo Chierighini (BRA)- 49.02
  3. Mikel Schreuders (ARU)- 49.08
  4. Cristian Quintero (VEN)- 49.15
  5. Breno Correia (BRA)- 49.24
  6. Nathan Adrian (USA)- 49.54
  7. Brett Fraser (CAY)- 49.68
  8. Guido Buscaglia (ARG)/Long Gutierrez (MEX)/Renzo Tjon-a-Joe (SUR)- 49.73

American Michael Chadwick narrowly leads the men’s 100 free field as the lone man to break 49 seconds. Followed closely behind him are Brazilian sprint star Marcelo Chierighini and Mikel Schreuders, who broke his own Aruban national record.

Venezuela’s Cristian Quintero and Brazilian Breno Coerreia will join American Nathan Adrian in the top 8. Brett Fraser of the Cayman Islands took seventh while a swim-off will be required for the three-way tie for eighth where only one of those men will compete in the A-final tonight.

Women’s 200 Breast- Prelims

  • World Record: 2:19.11, Rikke Pederson (DEN), 2013
  • Pan Ams Record: 2:24.38, Kierra Smith (CAN), 2015
  • Defending Champion: 2:24.38, Kierra Smith (CAN)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Annie Lazor (USA)- 2:26.71
  2. Byanca Rodriguez (MEX)- 2:27.00
  3. Bethany Galat (USA)- 2:27.81
  4. Mary-Sophie Harvey (CAN)- 2:29.06
  5. Julia Sebastian (ARG)- 2:29.27
  6. Tessa Cieplucha (CAN)- 2:30.09
  7. Laura Morley (BAH)- 2:30.21
  8. Medina Medina Gonzalez (MEX)- 2:30.26

The entire top 8 swimmers all swam under 2:31 this morning, with the top 5 swimmers breaking the 2:30 barrier. American Annie Lazor and Mexican Byanca Rodriguez were neck-and-neck the final heat of the women’s 200 breast. Lazor, however, holds the 2nd-fastest time in the world this year and is heavily favored to sweep the breaststroke events in Lima.

American Bethany Galat sits in third behind her teammate and Rodriguez, nearly 2 seconds ahead of Canadian’s Mary-Sophie Harvey and Tessa Cieplucha and Argentine Julia Sebastian.

Men’s 200 Breast- Prelims

  • World Record: 2:06.12, Anton Chupkov (RUS), 2019
  • Pan Ams Record: 2:09.82, Thiago Simon (BRA), 2015
  • Defending Champion: 2:09.82, Thiago Simon (BRA)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Nic Fink (USA)- 2:10.06
  2. Will Licon (USA)- 2:10.62
  3. Miguel de Lara (MEX)- 2:11.82
  4. Mauro Castillo (MEX)- 2:13.07
  5. Carlos Calverie (VEN)- 2:13.57
  6. Gabriel Morelli (ARG)/Marco Guarente (VEN)- 2:13.64
  7. James Dergousoff (CAN)- 2:13.73

American Nic Fink leads the men’s 200 breast with a season best time of 2:10.06, followed by teammate Will Licon. Mexican record-holder Miguel de Lara and teammate Mauro Castillo have also made it into the top 8 qualifiers.

Another countrymen pairing, Venezuelans Carlos Calverie and Marco Guarente, will join Argentine Gabriel Morelli and Canadian James Dergousoff into the final as well.

Women’s 100 Back- Prelims

  • World Record: 57.57, Regan Smith (USA), 2019
  • Pan Ams Record: 59.61, Etiene Mederios (BRA), 2015
  • Defending Champion: 59.61, Etiene Mederios (BRA)

Top 8 Qualifiers: 

  1. Phoebe Bacon (USA)- 59.66
  2. Danielle Hanus (CAN)- 1:00.75
  3. Ali DeLoof (USA)- 1:01.12
  4. Fernanda de Goeij (BRA)- 1:01.63
  5. Carmen Marquez (ESA)- 1:01.92
  6. Andrea Berrino (ARG)- 1:02.34
  7. Etiene Medeiros (BRA)- 1:02.85
  8. Madison Broad (CAN)- 1:02.99

16-year-old American Phoebe Bacon sizzled this morning’s swims with a season best of 59.66, ranking 14th in the world this year. Bacon was the lone sub-minute performer, touching in a second ahead of Canadian Danielle Hanus and fellow American Ali DeLoof.

Brazilian Fernanda de Goeij will be joined by 2017 sprint back world champ Etiene Medeiros alongside Canadian Madison Broad and Argentine Andrea Berrino. El Salvador’s Carmen Marquez qualified fifth with a 1:01.92, breaking the national record in the event.

Men’s 100 Back- Prelims

  • World Record: 51.85, Ryan Murphy (USA), 2016
  • Pan Ams Record: 53.20, Nick Thoman (USA), 2015
  • Defending Champion: 53.20, Nick Thoman (USA)

Top 8 Qualifiers: 

  1. Daniel Carr (USA)- 53.97
  2. Guilherme Guido (BRA)- 54.52
  3. Nick Alexander (USA)- 54.68
  4. Dylan Carter (TTO)- 54.95
  5. Javier Acevedo (CAN)- 55.51
  6. Charles Hockin (PAR)- 55.53
  7. Omar Pinzon (COL)- 55.55
  8. Jack Kirby (BAR)- 56.08

The American duo of Daniel Carr and Nick Alexander will aim for their second 1-2 finish and sweep the backstroke events tonight as they are 1st and 3rd after this morning. Carr broke 54 seconds for the first time and leads with a 53.97, half a second ahead of Brazilian Guilherme Guido and teammate Alexander.

Paraguyan Charles Hockin set a new national record this morning to qualify 6th into tonight’s final. Joining him are national record-holders Trinidadian Dylan Carter and Colombian Omar Garcia.

Mixed 4×100 Medley Relay- Prelims

  • World Record: 3:38.56, USA, 2017
  • Pan Ams Record: –
  • Defending Champion: –

Top 8 Qualifiers: 

  1. USA- 3:48.27
  2. Brazil- 3:52.42
  3. Canada- 3:54.27
  4. Colombia- 3:56.46
  5. Mexico- 4:01.65
  6. Cuba- 4:03.03
  7. Argentina- 4:03.14
  8. Venezuela- 4:03.18

The United States stormed away to the top seed by four seconds aheading into tonight’s final. Their FMMF line-up of Isabelle Stadden, Kevin Cordes, Matthew Josa, and Meaghan Raab stopped the clocked in a 3:48.27. The Brazilians utilized a MFMF line-up featuring Leonardo de Deus, Jhennifer Alves, Vini Lanza, and Manuella Lyrio.

Looking primed to contend for bronze this evening are the Canadians, who used a MMFF line-up of Javier Acevedo, James Dergousoff, Haley Black, and Kyla Leibel to qualify third.

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CACrushers
3 years ago

Great to see Brett Fraser still getting it done. Does anyone know what they’ve been up to?

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  CACrushers
3 years ago

I always thought Brett Fraser was one dude.

Thezwimmer
3 years ago

Finals predictions:

Margo Geer 54.27
Marcelo Chierighini 48.18
Annie Lazor 2:23.05
Will Licon 2:08.67
Phoebe Bacon 59.50
Daniel Carr 54.00
USA 3:44.82

Thezwimmer
Reply to  Thezwimmer
3 years ago

Am I biased? Maybe a little

Rafael
Reply to  Thezwimmer
3 years ago

I expect Guido 53 low mid at least

JP input is too short
3 years ago

I have not gotten tired of Bacon puns.

tm71
3 years ago

Only the US went faster in the mixed medley heats than the US women went in the worlds final!
Regan would have been neck and neck with the Cuban male backstroker !

Well
Reply to  tm71
3 years ago

Where is Neisser Bent when you need him….

Jay Ryan
Reply to  Well
3 years ago

Or Ricardo Falcon?

MKW
3 years ago

Man… womens 100 back at trials next year is gona be crazy. Between Regan, Kathleen, Olivia, Bacon, Berkoff, Stadden etc. that’s some serious depth

Snarky
Reply to  MKW
3 years ago

It is going to be a great week of racing.

Pvdh
Reply to  MKW
3 years ago

It’s a battle for second.

MKW
Reply to  Pvdh
3 years ago

Ya it’s crazy in Regan’s WR 200 back she flipped in 59.40 to the feet at the 100, rediculous

DRUKSTOP
Reply to  MKW
3 years ago

I think that was the gold medal swim. The WR swim in the semis she went out in a minute or so

Snarky
Reply to  Pvdh
3 years ago

There are no guarantees at trials. History tells that story every four years.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Snarky
3 years ago

Barring injury, it’s a battle for second in the women’s 100 m backstroke and women’s 200 m backstroke.

Bearly Breathing
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
3 years ago

Remember when Pablo Morales missed the Olympic team? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Lane 8
Reply to  MKW
3 years ago

Similar situation as the Men’s 100 Free. Except only TWO swimmers can qualify in this!

FlyFish
Reply to  Lane 8
3 years ago

Now we just need this to happen in events like the women’s 200fly..

Samuel Huntington
Reply to  FlyFish
3 years ago

Good news is the whole world is slow at the women’s 200 fly

Superfan
Reply to  Samuel Huntington
3 years ago

Usa Nationals was much deeper in women’s 200 fly than ever so hopefully some of these young talents can step it up in a year!

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  FlyFish
3 years ago

2019 FINA World Aquatics Championship
Women’s 200 m Butterfly
2nd, 3rd

By the way, Regan Smith ranks as the 6th fastest performer in the women’s 200 m butterfly for calendar year 2019.

Try the women’s 100 m butterfly instead.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Lane 8
3 years ago

Four swimmers qualify for the 100 m freestyle at the Olympic trials.

Boknows34
Reply to  MKW
3 years ago

Add Bilquist and Haan and you have eight women under 59.7 this year.

Superfan
Reply to  Boknows34
3 years ago

Haan retired today

YouthMovement
Reply to  MKW
3 years ago

Don’t forget Curzan. Barely 15 and swimming 4 individual events at Junior Worlds. She will be in the conversation next summer

Sunny Cal
Reply to  MKW
3 years ago

How did Ali Deloof make the team?? Was she last minute add?? Did someone back out?? I know shes moved to Calif to train but man going to be tough for her to make Oly team with the awesome backstrokers ahead of her.

Ger
3 years ago

Phoebe Bacon 59.66; looked good

Michael Schwartz
Reply to  Ger
3 years ago

I love how the article talks about how “Bacon Sizzled” the morning heats…mmmmm…sizzling bacon…(*Sounds of Homer Simpson Drooling*)

WV Swammer
3 years ago

Slowwwww meet

McGill Rocks
Reply to  WV Swammer
3 years ago

Expecially after some of the swims at WUG’s, Worlds and US nats. Thought we would see some step ups for sure

Pvdh
Reply to  WV Swammer
3 years ago

I mean….it’s pan ams. It’s never fast

Rafael
Reply to  Pvdh
3 years ago

But this year is awfully slow..
200 fly women gold would be 5th at Toronto games..

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Pvdh
3 years ago

2015 was pretty fast. 1:57.0 200 IM, 4:14 400 IM, 1:55 200 fly, 1:46 200 free. This year is much worse, especially pre-Olympic cycle.

Rafael
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

Men times are actually same level or faster.. not one race was much weaker..
Women side is much much weaker..

Superfan
Reply to  Pvdh
3 years ago

It was fast in 2015 in Toronto

Jjran
Reply to  WV Swammer
3 years ago

Agreed. Why is this meet so slow? It’s not a few missed tapers. Must be other variables.

Rafael
Reply to  Jjran
3 years ago

This year was After Worlds.. many are double tapering or were not A Team ( Brazil is A team cause Pan Am is big in commercial view $$$)

Superfan
Reply to  Rafael
3 years ago

Not that many studs doubled

Snarky
Reply to  WV Swammer
3 years ago

Agreed. Very odd that so few top swimmers are swimming well. Pool? Food? Housing? Travel to the pool? Who knows. Can’t believe that no one trained for it and everyone missed their taper.

Swimfan
Reply to  Snarky
3 years ago

Apparently all of the above.

Rafael
Reply to  Snarky
3 years ago

Climate (too Cold on the city, and Some friends went to Peru to see and said it is too damn hot on the Pool gymnasium)
Race times (Start 20:30 Local time is absurd)
Doping control going until 2 3 AM due to that swimmer are getting 4-5 hours sleep

2 Cents
Reply to  WV Swammer
3 years ago

Does that make Alex Walsh’s 2:08.3 THAT much faster? That would be nice…

Lane 8
3 years ago

Lazor was 2:27.50 in prelims at Bloomington. Can she get another personal best? Or will it be like the 100?

Rafael
Reply to  Lane 8
3 years ago

If Juiia hits another PB Lazor will need to be at least OK to win..

Lane 8
Reply to  Rafael
3 years ago

Get that Pan Ams Record, Annie Lazor.

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