INFO YOU NEED TO FOLLOW DAY 4 OF THE 2014 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday Finals Heat Sheet
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- World Record Holder Katie Ledecky scratched from 1500 freestyle.
- Shannon Vreeland scratched from the B-final of the women’s 200 IM, bumping in Kelly Naze.
- Darian Townsend scratched from the B-final of the men’s 200 IM, bumping in Curtis Ogren.
The women’s 1500 will be a bit different tonight without distance sensation Katie Ledecky. This will be a great opportunity for some new faces to race under the lights tonight.
Caitlin Leverenz is hoping to earn her trip to the Gold Coast tonight in the women’s 200 IM. She has yet to qualify for the team this week.
The men’s 200 IM tonight is set up to be one of the best races of the week. Ryan Lochte, the world record holder, will have to fend off Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Kyle Whitaker, Chase Kalisz, and Tyler Clary. This race is going to be insane.
Next is the women’s 50 freestyle, and the excitement only continues. Ivy Martin looked dominant this morning with the fastest time and top seed of 24.62. Simone Manuel and Abbey Weitzeil are both already on the Pan Pacs team, and they should be in the race tonight as well. This is Natalie Coughlin‘s final chance to make the team after finishing towards the back of the heat in the 100 freestyle final.
Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin were the top two sprinters this morning in the men’s 50 freestyle. Josh Schneider looked good at 22.00 and Cullen Jones was right behind him. It will be a fight for the final few Pan Pac spots tonight.