Tuesday Prelims Heat Sheets: Clary Scratches 200 Free

  19 Braden Keith | June 26th, 2012 | Featured, National, News, U.S. Olympic Trials

The heat sheets are out for Tuesday’s preliminary sessions, where we will see the women’s 100 back, the men’s 200 free, the women’s 100 breast, the men’s 100 back, and the women’s 400 free.

Most of the major players are in their expected events. We will see Natalie CoughlinRachel Bootsma, and Missy Franklin in their epic 100 backstroke duel; Jessica Hardy and Rebecca Soni square off in the 100 breaststroke; another Michael Phelps – Ryan Lochte duel, this time in the 200 free; and the debut of a slew of high-profile competitors in the women’s 400 free: Katie Hoff, 15-year old phenom Katie Ledecky, her opposite 40-year old Janet Evans in the 6th heat (out of 13), and Chloe Sutton.

The only really notable absence from the meet will be Tyler Clary in the men’s 200 free. Despite only getting 3rd in the 400 IM, he still swam a solid time of 4:09, so this is a bit of a surprise – he had a legitimate shot at making at least a final and pushing for a top-6 relay spot. Instead, he will refocus and concentrate on earning individual swims in the 200 back and 200 fly.

Full day 2 psych sheets available here.

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  1. gosharks says:
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    Also of note, Beisel scratched the 100 back for the 400 free. She could be a real threat in the 400.

  2. ZYNG43 says:
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    Let’s not count out Ryan Murphy. He’s a better 200 backstroker, but he definetely has a shot at his own NAG record and possibly making the finals in the 100.

  3. don says:
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    I think that speaks volumes as to how Clary feels at this meet and that 30 on the last 50 makes me think he is tired.

  4. Morgan Locke says:
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    Do we have a leaderboard yet for the Pick Em Contest??

  5. Jean Michel says:
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    Clary is not a 200 free specialist ! so , not a surpise in fact here ….all is fine ! Will love to see the 200 free from Berens , Lochte and Phelps ! and their times . Just to see where they are before the battle with Agnel , Park Tae Wan and Biederman . excited .
    On 100 back , will love to hear from Missy and from Grevers ;;;

  6. Jean Michel says:
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    and Sun yang ……….of course !

  7. Jean Michel says:
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    Prelims are live on Usaswimming ! yipiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  8. Jean Michel says:
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    But concerning Sun Yang : as he doesn’ thave great underwaters ….??? i doubt for him to content with the Big leg swimmers .

    • Rafael says:
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      Someone who can split 25 high on 1500 free does not need underwaters.. that´s the big deal.. I would not scare myself if we went 25 26 26 25 for 1:42 high..

  9. joel lin says:
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    Stunned Dowry is a scratch for 200 free. I think it is a mistake for at least these reasons: 1. A day of rest is nonsensical, this is the meet everyone trained for. Rest when it is over. 2. Mentally, it is worse to not compete today. This whole FAST team needs a self inflicted jolt…they seem to have shown up yesterday ready to pace swim and not race. 3. In the 200 free you need top 6 only and to be blunt we did not see any bombs dropped by the 400 free swimmers yesterday. 1:47 might do it, and that is a time Clary can swim. 4. As noted, there is a lot of talent in the polio in the 200 back and fly, and those events are not a contingency on which Clary can rely.

  10. Jean Michel says:
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    Prelims are available entery on Usaswimming ! for the ones watching from europe or out of Usa !

  11. Jean Michel says:
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    sorry , they just cut it offff ! thanks guys from the medias ! thanks a lot

    • Swim Ma says:
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      It comes back on after they finish the last three heats of an event./…..that is when you have to rely on MeetMObile or Omega Timing.The circle seeded heats from prelims are shown on NBC Sports at night before the FInals.So be patient and if it still doesn’t come up you have to open the page again…refreshing doesn’t seem to work.
      Good Luck.

  12. aswimfan says:
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    Boostma in 59.69 prelims!!
    Coughlin may not make it in the 100back.

  13. aswimfan says:
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    Missy next….in…

  14. aswimfan says:
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    59.54!!!

    the gauntlets have been thrown!

    let’s see if Coughlin answers back

  15. aswimfan says:
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    Coughlin in 1:00.71

    I know it’s only a prelims, but it will be a huge battle for Coughlin to unseat either Franklin or Boostma.

  16. Josh says:
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    I’m really excited to see Beisel in the 400 free. We already know she’s as fast and as good as she was in Shanghai, and she gave Allison Schmitt all she could handle in the 400 free at Santa Clara while unrested and untapered, so I think she’s going to pop a big one here.

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