2017 ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES – ATLANTA
- May 4-7, 2017
- McAuley Aquatic Center
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Long Course (50m)
- Prelims/Finals: 10 AM / 7 PM (EST)
- Psych Sheet (as of May 4th)
- Meet Central / Live Stream
- Live Results (Omega)
- Results Also on Meet Mobile (search Atlanta)
- Friday Finals Heat Sheet
After achieving a FINA ‘A’ cut of 48.62 this morning in the 100 freestyle, South Korea’s Park Tae Hwan has withdrawn from the final of that race to focus solely on the 400 free tonight at the Arena Pro Series stop in Atlanta. South Korea is using this meet as a World Championship qualifier, so his 100 swim this morning qualifies him for Budapest in that event. His scratch moves Israel’s David Gamburg (50.63) into the A-final.
Park had the top prelim time in both events. The two are back-to-back, with the 100 free ‘A’ final scheduled just 20 minutes before the 400 final making Park’s decision a no-brainer. After cruising to the top 400 seed in 3:51.62, he’ll look to crack the ‘A’ standard of 3:48.15 tonight. Based on the form he has shown since Rio, that time should be attainable.
The other ‘A’ final scratch for day 2 finals came from Mallory Comerford, who has scratched the women’s 100 fly to focus solely on the 100 free. She was 6th this morning in 59.56. Veronica Burchill (59.88) moves into the A-final.
Comerford also scratched the 400 free ‘B’ final after going 4:19.38 this morning for 15th place. The other ‘B’ final scratches came from Blake Pieroni in the 100 fly, Gunnar Bentz in the 100 free, and Courtney Harnish in the 100 fly. All three have done so to focus on an ‘A’ final, with Pieroni in the 100 free, Bentz in the 100 fly and Harnish in the 400 free.
Also of note, it was reported early this morning that Penny Oleksiak had unexpectedly scratched for the weekend. CBC has reported this was due to family reasons.