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Ryan Lochte has scratched the semifinals of the 100 free for tonight, after putting up a sixth place finish in prelims this morning with 49.13.
Even without Lochte swimming in semifinals or finals, U.S. Olympic men’s coach Bob Bowman can still name him to the relay team in Rio, but, most likely, another four swimmers will be fast enough to merit the relay spots.
With this scratch, Joshua Fleagle of OSU moves into the semifinals of the 100 free tonight.
This morning, the top qualifier was defending Olympic champion in the 100 free Nathan Adrian of Cal, who put up a 48.43. Ryan Held of NC State came up second with 48.46, followed by Caeleb Dressel of the Bolles School (48.69) and 2012 Olympian Anthony Ervin (48.76). NYAC’s Jimmy Feigen also came in ahead of Lochte with 49.03.
Lochte is the seventh-fastest American 100 freestyler in history with his 48.16 from Indianapolis in 2009. Barring any more scratches, he still has the 200 back, 200 IM, and 100 fly to go this week.