Cox Scratches 400 FR, Baker Scratches 100 BR on Night 2 of Greensboro PSS

2019 USA SWIMMING PRO SWIM SERIES – GREENSBORO

5th-seeded Madisyn Cox (women’s 400 free) is the top scratch out of tonight’s finals session at the Greensboro Pro Swim Series.

Cox was 5th this morning in prelims, and would have been a medal contender tonight. It appears Cox has given up the 400 free to focus on the 100 breast, where she was third this morning and has a chance to win the event. She was about a half-second behind leader Molly Hannis this morning.

Kathleen Baker scratched out of that 100 breast – she was 10th in prelims and would have swum the B final. Baker is also slated to swim the 100 free, where she’s an A finalist after taking 8th this morning.

In fact, all of the A and B finals scratched tonight have a different finals event to focus on. Lillie Nordmann dropped the 100 free but will swim the 200 fly. Abby Harter scratched the 200 fly but will swim the 100 breast. And Connor Daniels gave up the 200 fly but will swim the 400 free.

One notable non-scratch: Luca Urlando will again take on a brutal 200 fly/400 free double. Urlando is the top 200 fly qualifier and sits fourth in the 400 free. Meet timelines suggest he should have less than 26 minutes between those two events: the 200 fly final is scheduled for 6:45 PM (local time) and the 400 free final for 7:11 PM.

You can see full finals heat sheets for tonight here.

Full scratches from A & B finals tonight:

Women’s 100 Free:

Men’s 100 Free:

  • None

Women’s 100 Breast:

Men’s 100 Breast:

  • None

Women’s 200 Fly:

Men’s 200 Fly:

Women’s 400 Free:

Men’s 400 Free:

  • None

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Superfan

Milak has been doing some mean doubles with 4free so Luca can do them!

Jim C

I do not know if any swimmers would want to do this, but it should be possible to scratch down from an A or B final to a C final. This would allow a swimmer to focus on one event, and then as an afterthought swim another in a C final.

Yozhik

JIM C final 😀 “A” final may pay money. I remember interview with Luka after race where he won . The question was if he excited to win against big names. The answer was that he is excited to win $1500.

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