Top Seeded Conger and Winnett Scratch Richmond Friday Morning Prelims

2021 Pro Swim Series – Richmond

There were a total of 21 scratches for day 2 of the 2021 Pro Swim Series in Richmond, with multiple top seeds opting-out of their races. 

Both Jack Conger and Justin Winnett scratched out of their top-seeded positions. Conger held the top seed in the men’s 100 butterfly, while Winnett held his in the men’s 100 breaststroke. Conger also scratched out of the 200 freestyle, where he was seeded 2nd. It does not appear that he made the trip to Richmond for the meet. 

Six other swimmers also scratched from the men’s 200 freestyle, including:

Second seeded Rachael Stege dropped out of the women’s 200 freestyle, joining 12th seed Sydney Stricklin and 14th seed Brynn Wright in dropping the event. Stege only has one entry left for the weekend: the women’s 1500 freestyle on Sunday. One of the top distance swimmers in the class of 2021, Stege has been on the rise, dropping her best times by several seconds over the past few years. The Georgia commit has gone from 08/4:22/9:13 to 1:59/4:08/8:38 and brags a 16:33 in the 1500 freestyle. 

Wright also scratched out of the 100 butterfly, where she was seeded 12th. 

The men’s 400 IM also saw a long list of scratches, with a total of 4 swimmers electing to drop the event. The list includes 3rd seed Nick Vance and 4th seed Logan Zucker among others. 

Other Scratches:

  • 6th seed John Laidlaw scratched the men’s 400 IM, joined by 12th seed Jacob Wimberly
  • 14th seed Tommy Janton scratched out of the men’s 100 fly. 
  • Hannah Kastigar dropped the women’s 400 IM, where she was seeded 7th. 


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3 years ago

Does anyone know if Will Barao still swims for Notre Dame? He isn’t on their roster this season.

3 years ago

Where can we get the results for Richmond? The article links point to San Antonio.

Reply to  PBJSwimming
3 years ago

We haven’t found any links to live results for Richmond. They are on Meet Mobile as “2021 TYR Pro Swim Series – Richmond” though.

Reply to  Robert Gibbs
3 years ago

Thanks. I’ll give it a try.

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