2019 Pan American Games: Day 5 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

The final preliminary session from Lima will feature the men’s and women’s 200 IM, 400 medley relays, and the early heats of the 1500 free.

For a preview of the session click here.

WOMEN’S 1500 FREE TIMED FINAL – EARLY HEAT

  • World Record: 15:20.48, Katie Ledecky (USA), 2018
  • Pan Am Record: N/A
  • 2015 Champion: N/A
  1. Regina Caracas Ramírez (MEX), 17:02.06
  2. Maria Alvarez (COL), 17:11.21
  3. Fanny Ccollcca (PER), 17:15.85

Regina Caracas Ramírez of Mexico established the top time out of the one early heat in the women’s 1500 freestyle, clocking a time of 17:02.06 which is now an official Pan Am Record as this is the first time the event is being contested at the Games.

This swim improves on her previous best of 17:04.67 from the Barcelona stop of the Mare Nostrum Tour in June.

WOMEN’S 200 IM PRELIMS

  • World Record: 2:06.12, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2015
  • Pan Am Record: 2:10.51, Caitlin Leverenz (USA), 2015
  • 2015 Champion: Caitlin Leverenz (USA), 2:10.51
  1. Meghan Small (USA), 2:13.05
  2. Alex Walsh (USA), 2:14.55
  3. Bailey Andison (CAN), 2:15.15
  4. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson (CAN), 2:15.78
  5. Monika Gonzalez Hermosillo (MEX), 2:17.38
  6. McKenna Debever (PER), 2:18.22
  7. Virginia Bardach (ARG), 2:18.54
  8. Camila Linds de Mello (BRA), 2:18.85

Meghan Small of the U.S. popped off the top time of the morning in the women’s 200 IM, clocking 2:13.05 out of heat two. That swim lowers her 2019 season-best, which previously stood at 2:13.18 from June. Small set her personal best of 2:11.26 at the 2015 Pan Ams where she won the silver medal.

Her American teammate Alex Walsh won the final heat in 2:14.55 for the #2 seed, leading Canadian Bailey Andison (2:15.15) who came in seeded first. Walsh owns a best of 2:11.83 from last summer, and was just off of that (2:11.86) at the Mare Nostrum stop in Barcelona in June.

Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson of Canada won the first heat for the fourth seed in 2:15.78.

MEN’S 200 IM PRELIMS

  • World Record: 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte (USA), 2011
  • Pan Am Record: 1:57.06, Henrique Rodrigues (BRA), 2015
  • 2015 Champion: Henrique Rodrigues (BRA), 1:57.06
  1. Will Licon (USA), 2:00.97
  2. Caio Pumputis (BRA), 2:02.48
  3. Jose Martinez (MEX), 2:02.54
  4. Tom Peribonio (ECU), 2:02.67
  5. Leonardo Santos (USA), 2:02.74
  6. Javier Acevedo (CAN) / Patrick Groters (ARU), 2:03.33
  7. Bernhard Christianson (PAN), 2:04.00

Will Licon cruised to the top seed in the men’s 200 IM in a time of 2:00.97, winning the penultimate heat by over two seconds. Licon won the 200 breast earlier in the meet and has been as fast as 1:59.74 this year.

Brazilian Caio Pumputis won the final heat in 2:02.48 to qualify second, and Jose Martinez was two-tenths off his Mexican Record in 2:02.54 to advance in third out of heat two.

Patrick Groters qualified in a tie for seventh in 2:03.33 with Canadian Javier Acevedo, lowering his Aruban National Record of 2:04.13 set last July.

Top seed Gunnar Bentz was a no-show once again after he missed the 400 IM yesterday. Per USA Swimming Bentz has not been feeling well. He was the bronze medalist in this event four years ago.

MEN’S 1500 FREE TIMED FINAL – EARLY HEATS

  • World Record: 14:31.02, Sun Yang (CHN), 2012
  • Pan Am Record: 15:06.40, Ryan Cochrane (CAN), 2015
  • 2015 Champion: Ryan Cochrane (CAN), 15:06.40
  1. Ivo Cassini (ARG), 15:44.15
  2. Christian Bayo (PUR), 15:50.66
  3. Andy Arteta (VEN), 16:01.13

Ivo Cassini of Argentina set the top time out of the early heats in the men’s 1500, touching in 15:44.15. Cassini went a best of 15:38.84 this past April.

WOMEN’S 4X100 MEDLEY RELAY PRELIMS

  • World Record: 3:50.40, United States, 2019
  • Pan Am Record: 3:56.53, United States, 2015
  • 2015 Champion: United States, 3:56.53
  1. United States, 4:04.32
  2. Brazil, 4:09.82
  3. Canada, 4:10.26
  4. Argentina, 4:15.44
  5. Mexico, 4:16.69
  6. Peru, 4:16.97
  7. Venezuela, 4:19.12
  8. Bahamas, 4:26.60

The American women qualified first by over five seconds in the 400 medley relay, led by a 1:00.29 backstroke leg from Isabelle Stadden. They finished in a time of 4:04.32, with Brazil second in 4:09.82 and Canada third in 4:10.26.

Molly Hannis (1:08.20), Sarah Gibson (1:00.39) and Lia Neal (55.44) joined Stadden on the U.S. relay. In the final look for Phoebe BaconAnnie LazorKendyl Stewart and Margo Geer to sub in.

MEN’S 4X100 MEDLEY RELAY PRELIMS

  • World Record: 3:27.28, United States, 2009
  • Pan Am Record: 3:32.68, Brazil, 2015
  • 2015 Champion: Brazil, 3:32.68
  1. United States, 3:33.91
  2. Brazil, 3:40.11
  3. Mexico, 3:41.44
  4. Paraguay, 3:44.28
  5. Argentina, 3:44.50
  6. Colombia, 3:44.79
  7. Venezuela, 3:46.48
  8. Panama, 3:51.41

The U.S. team of Nick Alexander (54.42), Nic Fink (58.86), Matthew Josa (51.97) and Michael Chadwick (48.66) crushed the field in the prelims of the men’s 400 medley relay, recording a time of 3:33.91. They were the only team sub-3:40.

Daniel CarrTom Shields and Nathan Adrian will certainly come in for tonight’s final on back, fly and free, and the coaches now have a decision on their hands after Fink’s quick breaststroke leg this morning. Cody Miller was the individual silver medalist in the 100 breast, but was the reason their mixed medley relay was DQed earlier.

Brazil was the second-fastest team in 3:40.11, with Felipe Lima‘s 59.69 breast split their most notable leg.

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Wow
2 years ago

Fink in the medley relay heat this AM – does Miller get the boot tonight and give the spot to Cordes?
Something tells me they are going to use MILLER in the finals, and they used Fink in the heats because he has been 59.9 this year in season and had a great 200 and Cordes couldn’t break a minute.

N80
Reply to  Wow
2 years ago

Depends. If it’s close I’d give it to Miller, if it’s not I’d give it to Cordes

Superfan
Reply to  Wow
2 years ago

I think if Fink is as fast as Cody, Fink will get the nod tonight. I don’t think Cordes is in the picture. He had a few chances and all weren’t good!

N80
Reply to  Superfan
2 years ago

I don’t know. If we’re going off in season timrs, Cody has been 59.2, and did split a 58.8 on the relay he dq’d. He’ll keep it together because he knows they’re watching him now

Wow
Reply to  N80
2 years ago

You would’ve thought he would keep it together after he DQ’d the US relay at 2016 SC Worlds, but clearly not.

Bobo Gigi
Reply to  Wow
2 years ago

Cordes also has his history of drama in the relays. He DQ’d the US relay at worlds in Barcelona 2013.
USA had easily touched first. But thanks to Cordes the gold went to France.

Superfan
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 years ago

Agree but he hasn’t done anything this week to even be considered

fluidg
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 years ago

That bad exchange wasn’t Cordes’ fault. Watch the replay. This “relay drama” crap is so overblown. Time to give it a rest.

Joe
Reply to  fluidg
2 years ago

Just re-watched it. Totally on Cordes

Booandbird
Reply to  Joe
2 years ago

Six years ago people. Let it go. Move on.

Superfan
Reply to  Wow
2 years ago

And a couple other times

Roch
Reply to  N80
2 years ago

Lol nah. He’s gonna do what he always does. And frankly if he’s on the relay I hope he gets nailed again.

Jimbo
Reply to  Roch
2 years ago

While I agree he should be disqualified if he does deserve it hoping 3 other swimmers are hurt because of it is a horrible thing to wish

Swimnerd
Reply to  Jimbo
2 years ago

Personally I’d like to see Licon get a go tonight. Was out 1:01 on the 200 was a big player on those Texas medleys in college and is known as a rider

Superfan
Reply to  Swimnerd
2 years ago

He has never broken 1:00 in his entire career and he also has the 2im before relay.

Roch
Reply to  Jimbo
2 years ago

I don’t want his teammates hurt by his poor choices, but if that’s what it takes to teach the lesson… that’s on Cody and the coaches if it happens. And better to learn it here than in Tokyo.

Swimmer
2 years ago

Does not look like Licon misses his inhaler.

Biggy
Reply to  Swimmer
2 years ago

I am so disappointed with team USA, here in this pan ams line up in particular. Licon and Miller- different circumcstances, both cheats

Biggy
Reply to  Biggy
2 years ago

hmm point taken. cody is pure trash

TYler
Reply to  Biggy
2 years ago

What do you mean??

Biggy
2 years ago

will the breaststroke cheat get to swim again? #dolphins

Tomek
Reply to  Biggy
2 years ago

Biggy do you have a personal vendetta against Cody Miller? Did he beat you pretty bad in the past and you never quite got over it?

FlyFish
Reply to  Tomek
2 years ago

Right! Someone (Biggy) sounds beyond bitter. Who are you to talk about others like that.

Biggy
Reply to  Tomek
2 years ago

I have a personal vendetta on those who cheat. He never learned. ALWAYS has he done multiple dolphin kicks, and to have the nerve to vlog still? annnoying

Bobo Gigi
2 years ago

I’m still waiting for a big breakthrough swim from Alex Walsh in the 200 IM. I want to see her in 2.10 tonight. But maybe I expect too much.

wowok
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 years ago

I want a 2:10 for both of them

Biggy
2 years ago

FINK WITH AN AMAZING 58.86!! See guys! you can do fast breaststroke without cheating your dolphins!!! NIC FINK FOR TOKYO 2020!

Ol’ Gator
Reply to  Biggy
2 years ago

Kind of an overreaction for a 58.8, we had a 58.3 already this year

Biggy
Reply to  Ol’ Gator
2 years ago

ew miller fan. go support the cheaters

TYler
Reply to  Biggy
2 years ago

Did Cody miller cheat or something ?

NoFlyKick
Reply to  Biggy
2 years ago

This is a no-brainer.
Fink puts up a 58.8 split, legally, in the prelims of the M 4×100 MR.
Miller put up a 58.9 split, with DQ, in the finals of the mixed 4×100 MR.
Use Fink in the finals. There is no time penalty and less risk of DQ.

N80
Reply to  NoFlyKick
2 years ago

Miller’s split was also 58.8 but Fink’s was lower

Wow
2 years ago

Fink 58.8 – use him instead of Miller please

I_Said_It
2 years ago

“Cody Miller will most certainly be on that relay tonight”

Pretty much the dumbest thing Rowdy has ever said… and that says a LOT!

Biggy
Reply to  I_Said_It
2 years ago

NO TO BREASTSTROKE CHEATS! FINK FOR FINALS RELAY!

FlyFish
Reply to  Biggy
2 years ago

Can someone get this guy out of here ^

We get it. No one should be a cheat. However, your attitude is terrible. Realise you’re talking about actual people.

Roch
Reply to  FlyFish
2 years ago

People who cheat.

I_Said_It
Reply to  FlyFish
2 years ago

When he stops getting relays dq’d for the same thing over and over, then we can stop calling him a cheater.

Biggy
Reply to  FlyFish
2 years ago

how can my attitude be terrible if all i want is fair play. as if miller reads this thread, he’s probably too busy vlogging. NO TO CHEATS

Biggy
2 years ago

Btw guys, has anyone noticed it yet? KEVIN CORDES IS OUT OF THE US NATIONAL TEAM. None of his times have made top 6

Superfan
Reply to  Biggy
2 years ago

Not even close

Abc
Reply to  Biggy
2 years ago

I think this will be his last meet

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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