In a late scratch, Connor Black of the Stanford Cardinal has been taken out of his entered events– the 100 fly, 50 free, and the 100 free.
Here’s where he was seeded in each event:
- 100 fly, 22nd
- 50 free, 46th
- 100 free, 47th
Black, a junior, wasn’t able to score at last year’s NCAA’s individually, with his best showing being a 23rd place finish in the 100 fly. He did split a 19.27 as Stanford’s third 200 free relay leg, and that relay went on to finish 14th overall.
This scratch means that Cal breaststroker Hunter Cobleigh is into the meet. He was on the bubble in the 200 breast, but with Black’s scratch, his 1:55.34 puts him at #30 in the 200 breast.
In addition, his 53.60 in the 100 breast, which is under the NCAA ‘B’ cut, seeds him 39th in that event.
Cobleigh is now the fourth alternate to be invited to NCAAs due to scratches. Michigan’s Ian Rainey was the first to be invited off of the alternate list, followed by Duke’s James Peek and Dustin Tynes of Ohio State.
The official psych sheet has yet to be updated, but the updated invited swimmer list in the link towards the top of the article takes into account Black’s scratch.