West Coast Answers: Psych Sheets Out for 2014 LA Invitational, Missy and Adrian to Attend

After the excitement of last weekend’s Bulldog Grand Slam meet in Georgia, it’s time for the West Coast’s elite swimmers to get in one final tune-up before the 2014 U.S. National Championships in early August with the Los Angeles Invitational, hosted by the Trojan Swim Club.

Full psych sheets here.

All of the west-coast based American stars will be here, including Nathan Adrian (50/100 free), Missy Franklin (50/100/200 free, 100/200 back), Matt Grevers (50/100 free, 100 back) and Natalie Coughlin (50/100 free). A big group of college stars will be present as well, swimmers like Lia NealLiz Pelton, and Margo Geer.

Adding in a little flare and flavor will be a group of Australian Nationals who will have a significant role in determining the podiums here; it’s effectively Australia’s best team that isn’t in Manchester, England for final Commonwealth Games preparations. Those names include:

  • Katie Goldman
  • Yolane Kukla
  • Leah Neale
  • Kylie Palmer
  • Jack McLoughlin
  • Kylie Palmer
  • Holly Barratt
  • Bonnie MacDonald
  • Marieke D’Cruz (Guehrer)
  • Mikkayla Sheridan
  • Alexander Graham
  • Kurt Herzog
  • (among others).

The stars of the American lineup in list form:

  • Nathan Adrian
  • Missy Franklin
  • Anthony Ervin
  • Natalie Coughlin
  • Lia Neal
  • Tom Shields
  • Liz Pelton
  • Kendyl Stewart
  • Bonnie Brandon
  • Caitlin Leverenz
  • Alabama All-American
  • Mads Glaesner
  • Most of the Cal undergrad and post-grad programs
  • Most of the Stanford undergrad and post-grad programs
  • Most of the USC undergrad and post-grad programs
  • Most of the Arizona undergrad and post-grad programs
  • Abbey Weitzeil
  • Lindsey Engel
  • Nick Soedel
  • Cristian Quintero
  • Tyler Messerschmidt
  • Josh Prenot
  • Corey Okubo
  • Jessica Hardy
  • Haley Anderson
  • (Read the psych sheets, they’re all there, and they’re all stacked)

In terms of depth, there are few meets in the country this year outside of Grand Prixs and National Championships that can match what the LA Invite will provide. What’s more, it will be a fantastic showcase of the brand-new Uytengsu Aquatic Center, which most of the country hasn’t yet seen on a significant stage.

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6 years ago

Showdown of the meet:
Lia Neal (USA) vs. Leah Neale (AUS) in the 100 free.

6 years ago

Second best showdown of the meet:
Trenton F. Williams v Trenton T. Williams in 50 Free

6 years ago

Is she going? On her instagram she said she was sick..

bobo gigi
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6 years ago


Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Missy said she wasn’t feeling well. She had a picture with chicken noodle soup saying thanks to Kristen Verdeveld for being the best roommate when I’m sick.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Hswimmer
6 years ago

Hopefully she will be there.
She needs to swim backstroke before US nationals.

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

I think she’ll be fine. She’s swam enough backstroke in her life that she won’t forget how to do it.

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

with all the exprience she allready has at a high level ( + all the medals of great wins + Us team experience ) , she will be fine . Few weeks left before Nationals , and at Cal , i beleive they know how to prepare big meets pretty well .

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