Top Seed Mark Szaranek Scratches 200 IM On Day 1 Of Winter Nats

2017 U.S. WINTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Top seed in the men’s 200 IM, Mark Szaranek, has scratched the event on day 1 of U.S. Winter Nationals. The Florida Gator was seeded atop a strong field with his 1:40.67 showing from last season’s NCAAs, a time that won him a joint national title with Will Licon of Texas.

With Szaranek only entered in one other event over the weekend, it’s up in the air whether or not he’s in attendance in Columbus.

In his absence 2017 World Champion Chase Kalisz takes over the top seed in the event, holding an entry of 1:41.19 which earned him 5th in that incredibly tight NCAA final in March. The man who finished 3rd in that race is also in the mix, as Ryan Murphy now holds down the #2 spot at 1:41.79. Also slated to swim the 200 IM this morning are Josh PrenotMichael AndrewJacob PebleyReece Whitley and Nicolas Fink.

Other than Szaranek there were only four scratches from three swimmers seeded inside the top-30 of their events. They are listed below:

  • Meghan Lynch, women’s 500 free (30th), 200 IM (22nd)
  • Peyton Werner, men’s 500 free (26th)
  • Abigail Harter, women’s 200 IM (15th)

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hes scared of the big bad chase

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He’s probably on Scotland’s team for European SC Champs in less than two weeks.

Scotland doesn’t have a team for European SC Champs. Britain does, but Szaranek isn’t on it: https://swimswam.com/kathryn-greenslade-max-litchfield-british-euros-squad/

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James is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times - SCM (LCM) 50 FR - 24.56 (25.12) 100 FR - 53.58 (56.70) 200 FR - 1:56.07 (2:04.29) 1500 …

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