Day 5 Relay Lineups: Schmitt, Smith On American Women’s 4×200 Prelim

2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

The relay lineups for the preliminaries of the women’s 4×200 free relay have been released.

The Americans have opted to use Allison SchmittGabby DeloofMelanie Margalis and Leah Smith, leaving them with plenty of options for the final.

Schmitt was the lone U.S. swimmer to race the individual event after Katie Ledecky withdrew due to illness. Her status remains up in the air.

Other options they have for the final include Mallory ComerfordKatie McLaughlin, or Simone Manuel. McLaughlin is the third-fastest American over the past 12 months behind only Ledecky and Schmitt after dropping a 1:56.48 last month.

Another potential option they could’ve used in the heats is Regan Smith, who swam a best of 1:58.44 in June.

The Aussies have gone with Leah NealeMadison WilsonBrianna Throssell and Kiah Melverton, saving Ariarne Titmus and Emma McKeon for the final.

Canada is resting Taylor Ruck and Penny Oleksiak, utilizing Kayla SanchezEmily OverholtRebecca Smith and 16-year-old Emma O’Croinin.

HEAT 1

  • Lane 1 – Portugal (Duraes, Holub, Monteiro, Kaminskaya)
  • Lane 2 -Hong Kong (Cheng, Haughey, Ho, Au)
  • Lane 3 – Russia (Guzhenkova, Salamatina, Mullakaeva, Andrusenko)
  • Lane 4 – USA (Schmitt, Deloof, Margalis, Smith)
  • Lane 5 – China (Ai, Dong, Zhang, Li)
  • Lane 6 – Hungary (Kesely, Verraszto), Jakabos, Hosszu)
  • Lane 7 – Singapore (T.Quah, Gan, Chue, J.Quah)

HEAT 2

  • Lane 1 – New Zealand (Fairweather, Doyle, Edwards, Thomas)
  • Lane 2 – Poland (Polanska, Kossakowska, Klimek, Knop)
  • Lane 3 – Japan (Shirai, Igarashi, Aoki, Ikemoto)
  • Lane 4 – Australia (Neale, Wilson, Throssell, Melverton)
  • Lane 5 – Canada (Sanchez, Overholt, Smith, O’Croinin)
  • Lane 6 – Germany (Foos, Gose, Pietruschka, Bruhn)
  • Lane 7 – Republic of Korea (Choi, Jung, Park, Jo)

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swim4288
1 year ago

I know they both have the 200 fly final tonight, but I think Drabot and Flickinger would be solid options for the relay as well

Swimfan
1 year ago

The ausse are gonna to lead off mckeon and anchor with titmus, be logical situation

Miss M
Reply to  Swimfan
1 year ago

Dean seems to like front loading. Arnie, Emma, Bri, Madi is my tip (assuming Bri and Madi are the fastest from heats in that order.

GoGophers
1 year ago

You had me excited about Reagan Smith swimming smh

KNOWS NOTHING
Reply to  GoGophers
1 year ago

Second that: Go Gophers!

But please spell her name correctly: REGAN :^)

GoGophers
Reply to  KNOWS NOTHING
1 year ago

I tried to change it almost immediately but it said I couldn’t.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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