Ledecky Scratches 400 IM Final On Day 3 Of Atlanta Pro Series


Katie Ledecky has scratched out of the women’s 400 IM final on day 3 at the Arena Pro Series in Atlanta, opting to focus on the 200 free. This morning the 200 free was at the beginning of the schedule and the 400 IM at the end, but the 400 has been moved to the top of the order for finals which would’ve left Ledecky just 22 minutes between races. She was the top seed in both events coming out of the prelims.

Ledecky’s scratch moves Mabel Zavaros of Oakville into the A-final. Zavaros also benefitted from Gabby DeLoof‘s scratch in the 200 back, moving into the A-final in that event as well after a pair of 9th place finishes this morning. DeLoof was 4th in the prelims.

Hali Flickinger and Cierra Runge were the other two scratches from A-finals tonight, both out of the women’s 200 free. They were 5th and 8th respectively in the prelims. Mallory Comerford and Katie Drabot move into the A-final. Flickinger will solely focus on the 200 back tonight, while Runge has no more events and is done for the weekend.

There were six scratches from B-finals:

Also of note, Ryan Murphy scratched out of the 200 free C-final. He’ll swim the 200 back tonight in the fast heat.




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4 years ago

Katie did the double in Mesa and it work well.

Reply to  Dan
4 years ago

She’s probably in much harder training. In mesa she was just coming off of ncaas.

4 years ago

They’re all in FINALS…the academic kind

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James Sutherland

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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