2022 U.S Trials: Finke Scratches 400 Free on Day 4

2022 Phillips 66 International Team Trials

View the Day 4 Prelim Heat Sheets here

After qualifying for the Worlds team in the 1500 and finishing third in the 400 IM, Bobby Finke won’t contest the 400 free on Day 4 in Greensboro. Finke has one remaining entry: the 800 free where he is top seed and the reigning Olympic gold medalist.

As expected after their posts on Instagram, Paige Madden and Coleman Stewart have both scratched their events for the day. Madden was #2 seed in the 400 free and Stewart was #9 in the 100 back. 

Madden opened up about living with Hashimoto’s disease and will take the rest of the summer to focus on her mental and physical health. According to his post, Stewart is refocusing on Mare Nostrum, which takes place next month to avoid conflicting with Worlds

#9 seed Erika Brown also scratched the 100 back. On Day 5, she is entered with the #6 seed in the 50 free.

Full Scratch Report: 

Women’s 400 Free

Men’s 400 Free

Women’s 100 Breast

Men’s 100 Breast

Women’s 100 Back

Men’s 100 Back

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7 months ago

Coleman Stewart was afraid too get blown out after seeing that 50 back, and we all wanted too see what finke could do in the 400

7 months ago

Nooooo 🙁
I really wanted to see Finke taking a short at the 400 fresstyle. After opening the mile in 3.51 and tonight’s 4.10 in the IM I was expecting something amazing..

Richard Strong
7 months ago

Does Regan Smith get to swim 50 back at world’s sine she already made the team in 200 fly? Was 2nd in 50 back.

7 months ago

I would like to see a swim meet with world class swimmers, where every swimmer has to swim every event. That would be delightful. Pianos raining down everywhere.

7 months ago

Bobbbyyyyyyyyy whyyyyyyyy

7 months ago

Claire Weinstein is listed in the heat sheet- heat 3 lane 6.

Reply to  Sophie Kaufman
7 months ago

Article still lists her as scratched.

7 months ago

I thought Coleman was getting married in June and that is why he is focusing on Mare Nostrum?!

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Sophie Kaufman

Sophie grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, which means yes, she does root for the Bruins, but try not to hold that against her. At 9, she joined her local club team because her best friend convinced her it would be fun. Shoulder surgery ended her competitive swimming days long ago, …

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