Trey Freeman Drops 1500 FR For 100 FR in Final Clovis Prelims Session


After clinching 200 and 400 free wins, Trey Freeman has decided to drop the 1500 free and only focus on the 100 free. On Thursday, Freeman won the 200 free with a 1:47.86, the 6th-fastest American time this year. His time was also 0.16s from his lifetime best of 1:47.70 from last summer’s Nationals. In the 400 free on Friday, Freeman swept the competition with another near-lifetime best of 3:49.16, ranking #2 in the nation behind Zane Grothe.

In the 100 free, Freeman sits in 17th with his seed time of 50.12 from 2017’s summer Nationals meet. The top seed in the event are Tate Jackson and 200 free runner-up Townley Haas, both seeded with a 48.20. More notable entries are #3 Michael Chadwick (48.44), #8 Matt Grevers (49.18), 50 free champ #10 Bradley Tandy (49.50), #14 Ryan Coetzee (49.88), and #16 Luca Urlando (49.97).

Scratching out of the final day in Clovis is Amy Bilquist, who chose to forego both her 200 back and 100 free prelims swims. Earlier in the meet, Bilquist placed second in the 50 back A-final on Thursday and placed 9th in the 50 free prelims on Friday.

Holding the top seed in the women’s 200 back is 16-year-old Isabelle Stadden (2:08.34), who won the 100 back on Friday in a sub-minute swim of 59.71. Meanwhile, Mallory Comerford sits on top of the 100 free seeds with her entry time of 52.59.

Other Notable Prelims Scratches:

  • Scratching out of the meet is  Mexican-native Ricardo Vargas Jacobo. Vargas Jacobo has scratched out of the 1500 free, where he was the #4 seed. Earlier in the meet, the Michigan Wolverine placed 3rd in the 800 free and 5th in the 400 IM.
  • After winning the men’s 50 fly B-final, Garrett Clasen has decided to drop the 200 IM and focus on the sprints. Clasen currently sits at #14 in the 50 breast and will also contest in the 100 free.
  • Focusing on the free events is Michael Lincoln, who placed in the B-finals of the 200 and 400 free. This morning, Lincoln will swim in the 100 free, where he holds a top 24 seed.

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1 year ago

Trey Freeman another would_be Olympian in the making

1 year ago

Smart man.

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