Day 2 Prelims Scratch Report: Conger Out of 100 Back


Last Trials’ 8th-place finisher and University of Texas man Jack Conger of Nation’s Capital has scratched the 100 back at Olympic Trials prelims this morning in Omaha, Nebraska.

Conger, the sixth seed, is pulling the event most likely to focus on the 200 free, which has prelims, semis, and finals that line up exactly with the 100 back. On the psych sheet, Conger is also entered in the 200 fly, 100 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 100 fly this week.

Yesterday, Michael Phelps of North Baltimore was overheard saying he would drop the men’s 200 free, and, according the the psych sheet, he has.

Seventh seed Elizabeth Beisel of Bluefish, who has (most likely) already secured her spot on her third Olympic team in the 400 IM, has dropped the 400 free.

Other top scratches include:

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5 years ago

I think he has scratched backstroke for life.

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Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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