Josh Prenot and Michael Weiss Also Scratch 400 IM Final


Earlier today, 8th seed Tyler Clary scratched out of the 400 IM final, pushing up Abrahm Devine of Stanford into the final. Two more have scratched out of the final: Josh Prenot and Michael Weiss.

400 IM Final start list

Prenot, who finished 6th this morning in 4:14.19, also cracked the minute mark in the 100 breast– he tied for the third-fastest time in that this morning with a 59.76. The semifinals take place tonight, so it looks like Prenot will go after an Olympic berth in that event rather than the 400 IM.

Weiss, meanwhile, finished 7th in the 400 IM this morning with a 4:15.21. He has no other races scheduled for tonight.

That makes three scratches from the 400 IM final. In addition to Devine moving up into the top 8, that also bumps up Austin Snyder of the Wolfpack Elite and NOVA of Virginia’s Charlie Swanson into the final tonight.

Snyder is a graduate of NC State, while Swanson will head to Ann Arbor in the fall to join the Michigan Wolverines for his freshman year.

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I thought Prenot looked really good


Why on earth is a person named 50FREE watching the 400 IM?


Entertainment, of course. 🙂


It’s a shame we won’t see Prenot compete for a spot on the team, but realistically, his chances were slim with how Kalisz, Lochte, and Litherland swam in prelims. Looks like he’s taking the opportunity to work on his speed in the breast, and fine tune his stroke before the 200 later in the meet. After that 1:07.9 breast split in the 400 IM, he’s lethal.


Well this just got a lot less interesting. Basically Lochte/Kalisz confirmed.


I think Litherland has a chance but you’re probably right

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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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