2022 Phillips 66 International Team Trials
- April 26-30, 2022
- Greensboro, NC
- Greensboro Aquatic Center
- LCM (50m)
- Start Times: Prelims – 9 am ET / Finals – 6 pm ET
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It’s Day 4 in Greensboro, and we’ve got heats of the 400 free, 100 breast, and 100 back on the schedule.
With only seven events left, it’s crunch time for swimmers still hoping to head to Budapest in June. Olivia Smoliga, Lydia Jacoby, and Annie Lazor are all Tokyo Olympians still looking for their first Worlds qualification.
In the men’s 400 behind Kieran Smith, we’ve got as sticky a qualification situation as we did last year. For the full breakdown, read our preview of the event. The question is, after qualifying for Worlds in the 4×200 free relay and the 400 IM, can Carson Foster hit the 3:48.15 FINA ‘A’ cut?
In addition to his new 26.52 American Record in the 50 breast, Andrew holds the 100 breast American Record of 58.14. He and 200 breast champ Nic Fink are the favorites here, as they are the fifth and eighth fastest performers in the world this season.
Berkoff swam an AR of 27.12 in the 50 back to beat Regan Smith, Olivia Smoliga, and Rhyan White. She’ll now face them and the usual star-studded field in the 100 back. As always, it looks to be an incredibly close race. To make it back for finals, they’ll all have to be at their best.
After his World Record of 23.71 in the 50, it’s Hunter Armstrong who looks like the man to beat in the 100 back, not Ryan Murphy. Indeed, after finishing fourth in the 50 behind Armstrong, Justin Ress and Shaine Casas, Murphy’s path to a Worlds qualification here just got a lot more difficult. Throw the 15-16 NAG record-holder Daniel Diehl into the mix, plus a pack of NCAA stars, and we’ve got a battle for lanes in the final. Keep an eye on Luca Urlando, who popped a 43.35 to break Murphy’s American Record in the 100-yard back last month.