Ella Eastin, Seeded 1st in 200 IM and 200 Fly, Scratches Both in Mesa


After going 2:11.81 in the 200 fly and 2:14.04 in the 200 IM, Ella Eastin has scratched out of both top seeds for tonight’s finals session in Mesa. Haley Anderson also ducked out of the 200 fly A final, moving Mary Smutny and Anna Cheesbrough into the A final. In the 200 IM, 10th seed Katie Ledecky was also a scratch — she’s the top seed in the 800 free, however.

Two would-be A finalists in the women’s 100 breast scratched. Madisyn Cox (1:08.97) and Melanie Margalis (1:10.27) were seeded 5th and 7th, respectively, after prelims, but both have dropped this event. Instead, the two will focus on the 200 IM A final, where Cox is seeded 2nd and Margalis 3rd.

Taylor Abbott was the other top 8 prelims finisher to scratch. He swam a 2:02.65 in the men’s 200 fly, but will focus solely on the men’s 1500 free, where he’s the 2nd seed.

Etiene Medeiros and Kelsi Worrell were scratches from the women’s 100 back C final, while Tim PhillipsPetter Fredriksson and Andrew Porter scratched the men’s 200 IM B final.

Other scratches

  • 200 fly
    • Women: Sydney Carlson (24th), Jessica Camposano (26th)
  • 100 breast
    • Women: Tatum Wade (20th), Donna Depolo (24th)
  • 100 back
    • Women: Callie Dickinson (26th), Isabelle Clark (29th)
    • Men: Jack Dolan (19th), Ryan Hoffer (24th), Josh Sembrano (25th)
  • 200 IM
    • Women: Tatum Wade (11th), Aliena Schmidtke (14th), Andressa Cholodovskis Lima (20th), Kirsten Vose (26th)
    • Men: Miguel De Lara (17th), Mark Jurek (19th), Eric Knowles (21st), Alexander Zettle (36th)

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3 years ago

Why, is she sick?

Reply to  SUNY Cal
3 years ago

it might be because of easter sunday

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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