Today’s top-flight prelims scratches mostly tell us things we already know, as Tom Shields is out for health concerns; Mallory Comerford and Leah Smith are both home training; and Pace Clark, Elise Haan, and Quah Zheng Wen all are holding to yesterday’s scratches.
Blake Pieroni has shown great form early in the NCAA season, leading the Indiana men to the top of the CSCAA polls.
The top stars from the USA National Team and the Pac-12 Conference square off tonight and tomorrow in the 25 yard pool at the 2017 USA College Challenge.
Caeleb Dressel will swim for his collegiate legacy in his senior year with the Florida Gators.
Jing Wen Quah will head to College Station after representing Singapore later this month at the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.
After a strong swim in the 400 IM on day two, Chase Kalisz will look to win two more events tonight in the 200 fly and 200 IM. He was the only swimmer to put up a time under 2:00 in the 200 fly in prelims.
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Michael Andrew posted a 22.65 for the 2nd seed going into tonight’s 50 free finals.
This morning’s 200 medley relay was fast enough that very few teams will have alternate lineup options tonight, perhaps in response to a few high-profile miscues in prelims of the 400 medley.
Here’s our predictions for the top 25 teams at this week’s event.
Ungur led the Utes’ 200 medley relay off in a blistering 20.98.
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Michael Phelps will be competing in the heats of the men’s 200m butterfly shortly after where he’s not exactly the favorite. It looks to be a three man race right now between Phelps and his two rivals: Chad le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. Both have said their fair share of talk about Phelps making this one of the most anticipated races of the games.
Michael Phelps’ performances last year at US Nationals in San Antonio set up an epic battle that will take place in Rio next week with him, Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh all vying for Olympic gold in the 200 fly.
Leah Smith swam her way to 4:05.21 in the 400 free for a four-second edge on the field. She will be the favorite tonight.