After breaking the Pan Pacs Record this morning, Murphy is set up for a backstroke sweep and could swim his first sub-1:54 since Rio.
The open water race course is well-within the FINA temperature standards for Tuesday morning’s open water events.
godawgs17 was the overall winner with 371.5 points. They book ended the meet with days over 100 points to give them a 20.5 margin of victory over Bear drinks beer.
Ryan Murphy’s win in the 200 back, plus gold from leading off the 400 medley relay, was part of a 7-gold run on Sunday to finish the 2018 Pan Pac Championships.
Andrew Wilson (USA) and Jessica Hansen (AUS) have scratched the individual 200 breast final to focus on their respective relays.
Prenot and Watanabe are in the 2:07-range this year, while Wilson and Koseki have been in the 2:08s.
Yasuhiro Koseki is one of the contenders in the men’s 200 breast on day 4 of the Pan Pacific Championships.
We have the Olympic champ racing in the 400 free with Mack Horton set to battle Zane Grothe and Jack McLoughlin.
Chase Kalisz hasn’t swum on any of those relays, but did win his 2nd individual gold on Saturday in the 200 IM.
Day 3 ended with a tie atop the overall standings between godawgs17 and yesterday’s leader Rafael with 269.5 points.
Baker is the fastest American this year with her 2:08.32 from Nationals. The scratch moves Bethany Galat up into the B final for a second swim.
Japan’s Rikako Ikee has been heaving a great year. She’s the Japanese Record holder in this event after putting up a lifetime best 56.23 this season.
Rikako Ikee comes in as the favorite in the women’s 100 fly on day 3 of the Pan Pacific Championships
Caeleb Dressel races for the win and a Worlds spot in the men’s 100 free tonight.
After day 2 Rafael has taken the overall lead with 176.5. They are closely followed by MattDB with 176, godawgs17 with 175.5 and TheJudga with 171.