2019 Pro Swim Series – Richmond: Day 4 Finals Scratches


Oftentimes the final day of a PSS event will see some of the bigger names try to throw down some fast times in the morning’s prelims, then scratch out of finals in order to get a head start on getting home. That doesn’t seem to be the case here in Richmond, as most of the scratches from tonight seem to be coming from athletes who will be focusing on one event after swimming two or three this morning.

Here’s a quick rundown of scratches from the A- or B-finals:

200 IM

  • Hali Flickinger and Leah Smith are both out of the A-final. Flickinger will be swimming the 200 back later in the session, while Smith appears to be done. Bethany Galat and Lauren Barber move into the A-final, while Cabell Whitlow and Sara Stotler into the B, along with Zoe Lusk.
  • Nic Fink and Andrew Wilson are out of the B-final, as they’ll be swimming the 50 breast later in the session. Matias Lopez and Coco Bratanov take their place in this event.

200 Back

  • Olivia Smoliga, Kylee Alons, Madisyn Cox are all out of the A-final. Cox has the 200 IM right before this, Smoliga has the 100 free later in the session, and Alons seems to be done. The scratches bumped Morgan Liberto, Paige Madden, and Rose Pouch into the A-final, and Lauren Poole, Alaina Skellett, and Felicity Passon into the B-final.
  • No men’s scratches in the top 16.

50 Breast

  • Anna Keating is out of the B-final, Breanna Roman is in.
  • Same one-for-one swap in the men’s B-final — Christian March out, Chris Bondarowicz in.

100 Free

  • Kylee Alons had been tied for 8th, but apparently opted out of the evening’s session, so she will not swim either final. Amanda Kendall and Katie Drabot opted out of the B-final, moving Brooke Forde, Amanda Kendall, and Mykenzie Leehy all in.
  • Bartosz Piszczorowicz won the swim-off against Mohamed Samy, so Samy will get lane 4 in the B-final. Coleman Stewart scratched, moving Cason Wilburn into the B-final.

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