Tuesday Prelims Heat Sheets: Clary Scratches 200 Free

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

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.

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.

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