The heat sheets are out for the day 1 finals at the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix, and the only real notable result is that Laura Sogar has scratched the A-Final of the women’s 200 breaststroke.
Sogar swam through the prelims as the 8th seed with a 2:34.46 (which was 2nd in her heat), but according to her Twitter account, she’s been “having a crazy allergic reaction to something that’s got (her) feeling some type of way.”
That explanation makes some sense, as her time in prelims was her slowest, in prelims or finals, since 2011.
This is Sogar’s best event, and she’s a former NCAA Champion in the yards version. It’s also her best shot at breaking through onto the Pan Pacs team this summer. With three spots available for tickets to the Gold Coast, Australia, Sogar, along with Breeja Larson and Micah Lawrence, are the three big favorites to score at Nationals this summer.