No Major Scratches; A Few B-Final Drops on Final Day of 2014 U.S. Winter Nationals

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 0

December 06th, 2014 National, News

There were no A-Final scratches on Saturday for the final day of the 2014 U.S. Winter National Championships in short course yards, though a few noteworthy names dropped out of B-Finals.

Full finals heat sheets available here.

Sean Fletcher, a Michigan postgrad representing the Makos, dropped the B-Final of the men’s 100 free after swimming to a 13th-place qualification in the semi-finals with a 43.71. This means that Fletcher’s meet is over, and it moves his training partner Hassaan Abdel-Khalik up into the B-Final.

In addition, Haley Lips of the Indiana Hoosiers scratched the 200 fly, where in the morning she placed 15th in 1:59.38. Grace Dimeo moves into B Final.

Among the highlights of the last session of Winter Nationals will be Katie Ledecky in the women’s 1650 freestyle, and Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich’s continuing success in the backstroke events, where he’s the top qualifier for finals in 1:41.52.

Tarasevich’s female teammate Kelsi Worrell is the top seed in two events in finals, the 100 free and the 200 fly, where she’ll be looking to add the second and third individual titles of this meet to her resume.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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