Day 7 Relay Lineups: U.S. Opts For Adrian, McLaughlin On Mixed Free Prelims

2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Americans have opted to use Blake PieroniNathan AdrianKatie McLaughlin and Abbey Weitzeil on their prelim relay in the mixed 4×100 free, indicating Zach Apple will likely swim the final for the men alongside Caeleb Dressel.

Apple earned the spot with a 46.86 split on the men’s 4×100 free relay. Adrian split 47.08 there, and Pieroni has had a successful competition including a pair of sub-48 swims individually.

For the women, McLaughlin gets a swim here despite not being on either the prelim or finals relay on the women’s 4×100. She swam well on the American Record-setting 4×200 free relay a few days ago.

Simone Manuel, the individual 100 free champ, and Mallory Comerford will sub in for the final.

The U.S. team will swim way out in lane zero in the third of four heats.

The Australians are also expected to make four changes for the final, using Cameron McEvoyAlexander GrahamBrianna Throssell and Madison Wilson this morning.

Kyle Chalmers and Clyde Lewis should come in for the men, while Cate Campbell will certainly come in for the women, along with Emma McKeon (probably). Another option is Bronte Campbell.

Team Canada will likely exchange out their two women if they advance, using Kayla Sanchez and Maggie MacNeil in the prelims with Taylor Ruck and Penny Oleksiak likely to enter for the final.

The same goes for the Netherlands, who can bring in Femke Heemskerk and Ranomi Kromowidjojo.

Russia has Mikhail VekovishchevIvan GirevDaria Ustinova and Veronika Andrusenko lining up this morning, with potential substitutes being Vlad MorozovEvgeny Rylov and Mariia Kameneva.

HEAT 1

  • Lane 1 – Nigeria (Nmor, Iyadi, Ogunbanwo, Yeiyah)
  • Lane 2 – Mongolia (Myagmar, Gunsennorov, Khuyagbaatar, Batbayar)
  • Lane 3 – Micronesia (Limtiaco, Winter, Adams, Kihleng)
  • Lane 4 – Seychelles (Passon, Bachmann, Palestrini, Rossi)
  • Lane 5 – Armenia (Barseghyan, Mkhitaryan, Poghosyan, Manucharyan)
  • Lane 6 – Luxembourg (Henx, Stacchiotti, Meynen, Olivier)
  • Lane 7 – Jordan (K.Baqlah, Al-Wir, Alsafadi, T.Baqlah)
  • Lane 8 – Philippines (Gebbie, Oliva, Deiparne, Rule)

HEAT 2

  • Lane 0 – Tonga (Ohuafi, Day, Panuve, Fonua)
  • Lane 1 – Switzerland (Mityukov, Djakovic, Ugolkova, Girardet)
  • Lane 2 – Madagascar (Rabarijaona, Rasolonjatovo, Raharvel, Tendrinavalona)
  • Lane 3 – Papua New Guinea (Seghers, Vele, Meauri, Maskelyne)
  • Lane 4 – Angola (Sousa, Franscisco, Lima, Gordo)
  • Lane 5 – Uganda (Ambala, Katumba, Mukalazi, Meya)
  • Lane 6 – Panama
  • Lane 7 – Maldives (Imaan, Sausan, Aishath, Ibrahim)
  • Lane 8 – Chinese Taipei (Wang, An, Huang, Lin)
  • Lane 9 – Cayman Islands (Fraser, Crooks, Embury-Brown, Hew)

HEAT 3

  • Lane 0 – USA (Pieroni, Adrian, McLaughlin, Weitzeil)
  • Lane 1 – Canada (Thormeyer, Kisil, Sanchez, MacNeil)
  • Lane 2 – Japan (Matsumoto, Nakamura, Aoki, Sato)
  • Lane 3 – Poland (Kraska, Holub, Wasick, Polanska)
  • Lane 4 – Netherlands (Stolk, Puts, Toussaint, van der Meer)
  • Lane 5 – Italy (Frigo, Miressi, Bianchi, Pellegrini)
  • Lane 6 – China (Yu, Cao, Wang, Wu)
  • Lane 7 – South Africa (Reid, Coetzee, Chelius, Lovemore)
  • Lane 8 – Hong Kong (Lim, Ho, Tam, Cheng)
  • Lane 9 – Senegal (Aimable, Niane, Diagne, Boutbien)

HEAT 4

  • Lane 0 – Republic of Korea (Yang, Lee, Jeong, Park)
  • Lane 1 – Latvia (Feldbergs, Bobrovs, Steina, Maluka)
  • Lane 2 – Australia (McEvoy, Graham, Throssell, Wilson)
  • Lane 3 – Germany (Salchow, Fildebrandt, Gose, Mrozinski)
  • Lane 4 – France (Mignon, Grousset, Bonnet, Gastaldello)
  • Lane 5 – Russia (Vekovishchev, Girev, Ustinova, Andrusenko)
  • Lane 6 – Israel (Frankel, Cheruti, Gorbenko, Murez)
  • Lane 7 – Turkey (Acimis, Sakci, Ozbilen, Gunes)
  • Lane 8 – Singapore (Chua, Tan, Yeoh, J.Quah)
  • Lane 9 – Kenya (Mohamed, Brunlehner, Muteti, Rosafio)

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Lou

Mclaughlin in the 100free relay… Gotta love it

ERVINFORTHEWIN

53.9 this morning

DRUKSTOP

Feel like the coaches are using peironi and Adrian to see which one of them should be on the finals relay.

Heyitsme

No Margo Geer smh

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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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