Michael Andrew Scratches 100 Fly On Day 3 At World Champ Trials

2017 U.S. NATIONALS/WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TRIALS

After a few major scratches yesterday, including a couple of top ten seeds, there hasn’t been as many significant ones today.

The most notable comes in the men’s 100 fly, where Michael Andrew has scratched out after placing a very respectable 4th in the 50 fly last night, going a best time of 23.42. Andrew was seeded 11th in the 100 fly, and now shifts his focus to the 50 breast and 50 back today, where he’s seeded 4th and 12th overall. The 50 breast could very well be his best shot at making the World Championship team.

Bethany Galat, who made the team last night in the 200 breast, has scratched the 50 breast in order to focus on the 400 IM where she’s the #2 seed.

Zachary Lierley, who was 15th at the Olympic Trials last year, has scratched out of the men’s 400 IM as the 11th seed. Other top 24 scratches this morning came from Vinny TafutoTaylor DaleBlair Bish and Phoebe Bacon. Check out the full list of scratches from swimmers seeded in the top 50 of their respective event below:

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bobo gigi
4 years ago

400 IM day today! 😎 Georgia internal war on the men’s side and crazy open race on the women’s side with probably Galat, Cox, Forde and Beisel as favorites. I’m expecting big time drops from Curtis Ogren and Carson Foster too. Can Sean Grieshop enter the conversation for the second spot behind Kalisz?

bobo gigi
4 years ago

I believe I haven’t still mentioned the name of Michael Andrew a single time in my comments so far this week.
I’m not a fan of 50s of stroke but his 50 fly was pretty encouraging. I’m waiting for his 200 IM.
While I know that his best chances of qualification are in the 50 breast.

CheatinVlad
Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Turning into a great 50’s swimmer

Bob
4 years ago

It’s great the worlds have the 50s of stroke, the Olympics should have done the same.

GRUBBY_1
Reply to  Bob
4 years ago

50’s are for Summer Leaguers and the weak minded, slack sprinters who miss practices, can’t finish practices and who have all of the physical maladies. “Coach, my shoulder really hurts allot this time……………..”

Lolada
Reply to  GRUBBY_1
4 years ago

you mad?

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Lolada
4 years ago

he is very Grubby at times ….no worries , it shall pass

Bob
Reply to  GRUBBY_1
4 years ago

Silly grubby

Too short
Reply to  GRUBBY_1
4 years ago

Agree, 50’s are for the un-trained swimmer who has tech issues but can muscle through this distance

Mikeh
Reply to  Too short
4 years ago

I disagree. Anthony Ervin, Dara Torres, and Tom Jager were all extremely well trained.

Bob
Reply to  Too short
4 years ago

50s are the perfect balance of power and skill. Silly too short .

Spaceman
Reply to  Too short
4 years ago

Wrong. The 50’s are the most technically demanding events.

IMs for days
4 years ago

Honest, what is wrong with 50s of stroke? Several swimmers are very fast at 50s but not 100s and several swimmers are fast at 100s but not 50s. The event shows who has the most raw speed. It is an event for a different type of swimmer, the same way 100 swimmers and 400 swimmers are different. Let 50 swimmers have their events.

5ADad
4 years ago

I am going out on a limb to say that Michael Andrew never makes an Olympic or World Championship team. Luckily he will have 12 years of home schooling to fall back on and endless memories of being the family cash cow.

marklewis
Reply to  5ADad
4 years ago

He can swim all 4 strokes very well. He is a contender this year in the 200 IM. The 100 breast and the 200 IM are his best Olympic events.

Crannman
4 years ago

I’m so sick of all these negative comments on Mr Andrew and whether he will make the team or not. He’s swimming the most best times he’s had at a single meet in years, and yet all the comments are about how he’s never going to make the Worlds team. He is 18! Give him time. I suspect he is going to have a killer 200 IM this week and play with second place. Good luck Michael!

Blackline Bob
4 years ago

Isn’t Michael Andrew the new wunderkid of US Swimming. Has been touted for the past few years now! About time he started making Senior teams to justify that incredible hype and lucrative sponsorship deals.

About James Sutherland

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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