Tyler Clary Scratches from 8th Seed in 400 IM Final


Tyler Clary, who finished 8th this morning in the 400 IM prelims, has scratched out of the final, according to his Twitter.

Clary swam a 4:15.41 this morning, well off of his personal best of 4:06.96. His best since 2010 was a 4:09.03, which he was also pretty far off of. He says in his tweet that he’ll be focusing on the 200 free tomorrow morning, along with the 200 fly and 200 back later on in the meet.

Now that Clary is out of lane 8 for the final, Abrahm Devine moves into that last spot tonight.

Devine, a rising sophomore with Stanford University, was 4:15.83 this morning for 9th. That’s a huge new personal best for Devine, who last set his own best time at 4:19.22 in early June.

The qualifiers for tonight’s final are now as follows, in order of their seed for the final:

  1. Chase Kalisz, 4:11.86
  2. Ryan Lochte, 4:11.98
  3. Jay Litherland, 4:12.57
  4. Gunnar Bentz, 4:13.67
  5. Sean Grieshop, 4:14.00
  6. Josh Prenot, 4:14.19
  7. Michael Weiss, 4:15.21
  8. Abrahm Devine, 4:15.83

The first alternate is now Austin Snyder at 4:19.57.

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Scratching for the 200 free & 200 fly??? Don’t think he has a chance there either!!


200 back is his only chance to make the team. 1:54 mid should do it.


He won’t beat either Murphy or pebley


Pebley goes 1:56 right? Murphy is probably going 1:54 low. And nothing is a lock, like Phelps said.


Bracket wrecked. Had clary at 4th


Same here….and I had Ledeckey too


Ledecky scratched yesterday, so you still had time to change your picks in that event.


Rub it in.

Lp Man

The beginning of the end for Clary

Irish Ringer

Apparently he didn’t work hard enough and karma took a chunk out of him big enough to bait a bear trap.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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