2018 USA Nationals/Pan Pacs

UrsusArctosCalifornicus
How long do you want to ignore this user?
swimmer19 said:


The following coaches, listed with their non-Team USA affiliations, will make the trip:
  • Chase Kreitler, Cal men's assistant coach
  • Teri McKeever, Cal women's head coach

  • Congrats to Teri and Chase!!
    Well done, and well deserved, both of our coaches!!!

    2018 Pan Pacs Athletes announcement at around the 18:07 mark, Coaches @ 22:33 (not to mention Natalie @ 3:55!):



    ------


    Massive congrats also goes out (again) to Theen!

    2018 PHILLIPS 66 PERFORMANCE AWARD GOES TO KATHLEEN BAKER FOR WR IN 100 BACK

    http://instagr.am/p/Bl1_JlAhs3_

    http://instagr.am/p/Bl12hSHADlv



    ------


    World record part of 3 national titles for Kathleen Baker; Ryan Murphy also won 3; 9 Cal Bears make USA Pan Pac Team

    Golden Bears won 8 national titles at the Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships this past week




    ------


    HBear
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    Fun, albeit unofficial, recap of sorts and recognition from SwimSwam: https://swimswam.com/2018-u-s-nationals-official-swimswam-awards/ featuring plenty of mentions to our own studs, Baker, Murphy, and the Cal team as a whole. Go Bears!

    UrsusArctosCalifornicus
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    HBear said:

    Fun, albeit unofficial, recap of sorts and recognition from SwimSwam: https://swimswam.com/2018-u-s-nationals-official-swimswam-awards/ featuring plenty of mentions to our own studs, Baker, Murphy, and the Cal team as a whole. Go Bears!

    Cheers for the heads up! A few highlights from the article:

    ---------


    2018 U.S. NATIONALS: OFFICIAL SWIMSWAM AWARDS




    FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE MEET - KATHLEEN BAKER



    Baker tied Katie Ledecky to lead all women with three individual wins in Irvine. She also set the meet's only world record, a smashing 58.00 in the 100 back that both won a historically-brilliant race and set up the U.S. women's medley relay for continued world dominance.



    MALE SWIMMER OF THE MEET - Honorable Mention:



    • Ryan Murphy - The Cal postgrad looks to be back in form. He posted the top times in the world in the 50 and 100 backstrokes, and the 2nd-fastest time in the 200 back, winning all three races.


    WOMEN'S PERFORMANCE OF THE MEET - KATHLEEN BAKER, 100 BACKSTROKE

    Picked by some to perhaps lose her American backstroke crown to youngster Regan Smith, Baker proved herself among the greatest backstrokers on the planet, blasting a world record 58.00 to win the women's 100 back. She won that race by a commanding seven tenths of a second over what might have been the most loaded event field of the meet more on that below.

    Honorable Mention:
    • Kathleen Baker, 200 IM - Another world-leading time for Baker, this one was easily the most unexpected. Baker dropped more than 3 seconds and beat a field of IM specialists in at event that she hadn't seriously competed in in long course since 2015.


    MEN'S PERFORMANCE OF THE MEET - Honorable Mention:
    • Ryan Murphy, 50 back - Sure, the stroke 50s don't mean as much in terms of world rank, but Murphy's American record swim ultimately gave him a sweep of the backstroke titles and the world's #1 spot in the event. It also made a clear statement that Murphy coming off a small regression in the 2017 means business as he attempts to continue the long-running American dominance in the men's backstrokes.


    WOMEN'S RACE OF THE MEET - WOMEN'S 100 BACKSTROKE

    It's been a Baker-centric awards ballot on the women's side, but how can you downplay the 100 back final as a race? The event produced 4 times within the top 7 in the world this season (#1, #4, #5, #7), including a world record and a world junior record.


    • 200 back - yet another great backstroke race that was a nailbiter throughout and came down to a tie for the title and the #3 time in the world this season


    MEN'S BREAKOUT PERFORMER - Honorable Mention:
    • Andrew Seliskar - broke through in the most unexpected of events, winning the 200 free with a gutsy 3rd 50 that left a field of more specialized freestylers in the wake of the IM/multi-stroke threat. It could be a sign of things to come for Seliskar, once seen as a candidate to be the next great versatile American after Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.


    TEAM OF THE MEET - CALIFORNIA AQUATICS

    The Cal men, in particular, were on fire, putting six men (Nathan Adrian, Andrew Seliskar, Josh Prenot, Ryan Murphy, Jacob Pebley and Sean Grieshop) onto the Pan Pacs team. Adrian, Seliskar, Prenot, Murphy and Pebley are all in line for 2019 Worlds spots, while Cal Aquatics also put five more (Trenton Julian, Nick Norman, Grieshop, Bryce Mefford and Michael Jensen) in line for the 2019 World University Games team and two more (Daniel Carr and Matthew Josa) in line for the 2019 Pan American Games team.

    When you add in the Cal Aquatics women (Katie McLaughlin and Abbey Weitzeil to the Pan Pacs team and likely World Championships team) and the Cal Aquatics roster had by far the most high-profile meet of any club in attendance.


    ---------






    Coach Teri repping with her Cal hat...





    ---------
    UrsusArctosCalifornicus
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    As the US Pan Pacs team gather for training camp at Soka University in Aliso Viejo (not far from Mission Viejo & Dana Point in SoCal), prior to their 13 hour flight to Tokyo on Saturday (National teams from Oz, Canada & several other countries are already in Japan, so will have a massive headstart on acclimatising to the time zone & environment):

    http://instagr.am/p/Bl5wpraHk63




    ...here's another highlights reel of 2018 US Nationals, courtesy of SWM (EDITS=> took the liberty of inserting some Bears photos from other sources :p):

    ------


    Key Highlights You Don't Want to Miss from 2018 Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships


    An Exceptionally Fast Meet



    World, American, U.S. Open and Junior records were obliterated across the board; the most notable of these coming from Kathleen Baker and Hali Flickinger. California's Baker solidified her status as world's top 100 backstroker with a mind-blowing 58.00 world record.




    Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew, Reagan Smith and Claire Tuggle also put up commendable performances.


    Breakthrough Performances



    California's Andrew Seliskar stunned the crowd in the 200 free, dropping his lifetime best from 1:48.35 to 1:45.70 to secure a first place finish.


    Successful Comebacks





    After a disappointing 2017 NCAAs, California's Katie McLaughlin and Abbey Weitzeil cemented their comebacks in the 100 fly and 100 free, respectively. McLaughlin posted a lifetime best of 57.71 to touch second, while Weitzeil recorded her first sub-54 swim since 2016 Olympic Trials.




    ------


    COMPETITOR COACH OF THE MONTH: DAVE DURDEN, CALIFORNIA AQUATICS



    California Aquatics brought 23 men to the U.S. National Championships. And coach Dave Durden helped 18 of them earn finals swims and 13 Cal swimmers make some sort of major international travel team for Team USA.

    Durden's crew had the finest showing of any club at Nationals and they'll get plenty more opportunities to step up over the next two summers.


    ------


    Gold Medalists Named Pan Pacific Championships Team Captains



    Ahead of this month's Pan Pacific Championships, veteran USA Swimming National Team members Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash./California Aquatics), Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill./Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics), Allison Schmitt (Canton, Mich./Pitchfork Aquatics) and Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa./Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics) were voted team captains by the 57 athletes slated to compete in Tokyo.

    Adrian and Grevers also served as men's co-captains for last summer's FINA World Championships, while Adrian also was selected a co-captain for the 2016 Olympic Games. Schmitt also was a co-captain for the women's squad in Rio de Janeiro.

    The pool competition for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships is slated for Aug. 9-12 with the 10-kilometer open water race set for Aug. 14.


    ------
    tedbear
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    From this mornings Junior Nationals, 2020 Recruit from Oregon, Kailyn Dobler finished third in the 100 Breast. Also Ashlyn, who is doing the crazy double of Nationals and Junior Nationals, finished 8th in the 200 Fly.
    swimmer19
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    tedbear said:

    From this mornings Junior Nationals, 2020 Recruit from Oregon, Kailyn Dobler finished third in the 100 Breast. Also Ashlyn, who is doing the crazy double of Nationals and Junior Nationals, finished 8th in the 200 Fly.
    Other swims of note:
    -Calvin David will swim the 1500 tonight as part of the fastest heat
    -Anna Kalandadze and Sarah Dimeco swim the 800 this afternoon
    -Jason Louser is seeded 6th for tonight's 100 breast A final
    -Chloe Clark and Emma Davidson placed 86th and 106th in the 100 breast prelims

    Relatively quiet morning, and some of our recruits (e.g. Kaitlyn as mentioned by tedbear), had solid showings.
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    Been rather MIA lately, but here are some updates from the Pan Pacs training camp!

    http://instagr.am/p/Bl6nr_pgLG1
    Teri, Michael Andrew (featuring Abbey & Katie McL kicking in the background )

    http://instagr.am/p/Bl9DPOaApmZ
    Pebs, featuring Josh

    http://instagr.am/p/Bl949nVBVte
    Katie, Leah Smith, Abbey
    swimmer19
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    Finals update from yesterday:
    -Ashlyn placed 6th in the 200 fly, about a second off her PB set last week at Nationals
    -Jason placed 7th in the 100 breast
    -Calvin placed 20th in the 1500, while Anna placed 35th in the 800. Sarah Dimeco scratched the event
    UrsusArctosCalifornicus
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    swimmer19 said:

    swimmer19 said:

    DAY 1- Here are what our Bears/recruits are swimming:

    W 200m Fly
    Bears: Klinker, Fiorilli, McL

    Klinker hit a best time, C final

    Rachel is the 200m Fly champion @ 2018 NCSA Champs tonight at the IUPUI in Indianapolis, by almost a sec and a half over runner-up Madison Kolessar in the A final!

    Klink's winning time of 2:13.83 quite a bit slower than the stellar 2:12.49 lifetime best that our 2019 Baby Bear had busted out during prelims at US Nationals last week.

    Still, a laudable effort considering that Rachel was taking on the extremely challenging 200m Free/200m Fly double in the same session (in the spirit of 'Bug' aka Katie McL lol), where she had placed 6th in the B final with a 2:05.66.
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    Day 2 Jr Nats Update: Jason (2019 recruit) won the men's 400 IM in a new PB of 4:18.59, beating 2019 UT commit Jake Foster.


    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    The psych sheet for Pan Pacs recently dropped, and since swimmers are allowed to swim an unlimited amount of events at Pan Pacs, I thought it'd be interesting to see what events our bears are swimming.

    Nathan Adrian
    #2 - 100 free (47.85 seed)
    #4 - 50 free (21.83 seed)

    Jeremy Bagshaw (Canada)
    #24 - 200 free (1:48.54 seed)
    #8 - 400 free (3:48.82 seed)
    #14 - 800 free (8:07.12 seed)

    Kathleen Baker
    #1 - 100 back (58.00 seed)
    #2 - 200 IM (2:08.32 seed)
    #4 - 200 back (2:06.38 seed)

    Sean Grieshop
    #5 - 400 IM (4:12.72 seed)
    #12 - 400 free (3:51.92 seed)

    Jarod Hatch (Philippines)
    #35 - 200 free (1:56.19 seed)
    #18 - 200 fly (2:02.42 seed)
    #21 - 100 fly (55.12 seed)
    #20 - 200 IM (2:09.18 seed)
    #32 - 50 free (24.84 seed)

    Katie McLaughlin
    #18 - 200 free (1:58.20 seed)
    #14 - 100 free (54.24 seed)
    #5 - 100 fly (57.51 seed)
    #14 - 50 free (25.19 seed)

    Ryan Murphy
    #28 - 200 free (1:49.57 seed)
    #2 - 100 back (52.34 seed)
    #1 - 200 back (1:54.15 seed)

    Jacob Pebley
    #7 - 100 back (53.72 seed)
    #2 - 200 back (1:54.78 seed)

    Josh Prenot
    #9 - 100 breast (1:00.07 seed)
    #3 - 200 breast (2:07.28 seed)

    Andrew Seliskar
    #3 - 200 free (1:45.70 seed)
    #39 - 100 free (N/A seed)
    #9 - 200 IM (1:58.23 seed)

    Abbey Weitzeil
    #25 - 200 free (1:59.65 seed)
    #9 - 100 free (53.56 seed)
    #6 - 50 free (24.63 seed)

    Recruits:
    Regan Smith
    #31 - 200 free (2:01.90 seed)
    #5 - 200 fly (2:07.42 seed)
    #5 - 100 back (58.83 seed)
    #12 - 100 fly (58.64 seed)
    #5 - 200 back (2:06.43 seed)

    Things of Note:
    - No 200 fly for McL/Seli, instead tackling the 100 free (probably to try for a relay spot @ Worlds)
    - 200 free, but no 100 free for Murph
    HBear
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    Didn't realize that Hatch represented the Philippines internationally. Thanks for passing the rundown of events along!
    UrsusArctosCalifornicus
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    U.S. Roster Set for 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships


    Cal will be well represented by 2019 Baby Bear Isabel Ivey


    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Forty of the United States' top up-and-coming swimmers will represent the Team USA at this month's 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, set for Aug. 23-27 in Fiji.

    "Over the last two Olympic quads we have seen multiple future Olympians excel at Junior Pan Pacs, and I'm thrilled to see many new faces on this roster. More than two-thirds of this year's team will be competing internationally for the first time, and I look forward to seeing how the group comes together in Fiji," said Mitch Dalton, USA Swimming National Junior Team Director.

    The head coaches for the team are Allison Beebe of Santa Clara Swim Club and Dan Flack of Baylor Swim Club, and 2016 Olympic medalists Maya DiRado and David Plummer will serve as National Team athlete reps on the trip.

    Featuring the top junior swimmers from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan, the Junior Pan Pacific Championships have consistently proven to be a springboard for international success.

    Current backstroke world record-holders Kathleen Baker and Ryan Murphy also are past participants at the meet.

    A complete roster is linked below.

    https://www.usaswimming.org/docs/default-source/national-junior-teamdocuments/rosters/2018-junior-pan-pacs-roster.pdf

    UrsusArctosCalifornicus
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    UrsusArctosCalifornicus said:

    Rachel Klinker is the 200m Fly champion @ 2018 NCSA Champs tonight at the IUPUI in Indianapolis, by almost a sec and a half over runner-up Madison Kolessar in the A final!
    Not certain if these posts on Rachel's NCSA performances belong more to the 2019 Women's Recruiting thread or what lol...

    Anyway, our 2019 Baby Bear laid down a lifetime best of 4:54.17 in the 400m IM this evening, claiming runner-up in the B final. Klink's prev PB = 5:00.57 from last summer. Her time tonight was actually faster than all the A finalists other than the top 2!

    • UPDATE => * Friday finals *

    Rachel took second in the 100m Fly A final with a 1:00.12, behind Victoria Huske's 59.35 PB (Tori is ranked #4 in the recruits class of 2021). Klinker has only swum faster than tonight at US Nationals last week, achieving a personal record of 59.98 back then.
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    More training camp pics

    http://instagr.am/p/BmBir9OArlE
    Katie McL, Leah Smith


    Abbey, Katie McL


    Abbey, Abrahm Devine


    Teri, Abbey, Katie McL


    Back: David Heron, Grant Shoults, Abrahm Devine, Taylor Abbott, Michael Brinegar
    Front: Abbey, Katie McL, Chase Travis (2020 recruit)

    http://instagr.am/p/BmBeWM7BOuV

    http://instagr.am/p/BmBa50ZB40u

    http://instagr.am/p/BmBWsOohGRe
    Michael Brinegar, David Heron, Tyler Fenwick, Grant Shoults, Nick Norman, Erik Hunter, Katie McL

    http://instagr.am/p/Bl_DvbGhnMw
    Pebley

    http://instagr.am/p/BmCbfBqlMuS
    Thleen

    Katie McL? swimming fly (video clip)

    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    OFFICIAL SWIMSWAM 2018 PAN PACS PREVIEW INDEX

    Men's:

    Women's:
    Mixed Medley Relay: TRICKY LINEUP DECISIONS FOR DAY 1'S MIXED MEDLEY

    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    Some updates pre and post the flight to Tokyo!

    http://instagr.am/p/BmEbcuKhITl
    Chase Kalisz, Murph (featuring Teri in the back!)

    http://instagr.am/p/BmELzmSBiOb
    Josh

    http://instagr.am/p/BmENGYHAcVu
    Justin Ress, Justin Wright, Seli

    http://instagr.am/p/BmHuOMYBn6-
    Arthur Albiero, Teri (in the back)

    http://instagr.am/p/BmIPQcQFkwa
    Leah Smith, Thleen, Katie Meili

    http://instagr.am/p/BmIdzOejbx2
    Abbey, Thleen

    http://instagr.am/p/BmIsAjmhcpj
    Murph

    http://instagr.am/p/BmKTfxwDYq6
    Brooke Forde, Thleen, Leah Smith, Allison Schmitt, Mallory Comerford

    http://instagr.am/p/BmKV-xNBtTm
    Abbey, Thleen, Allison Schmitt

    http://instagr.am/p/BmM6Yxaltqm
    Abbey

    http://instagr.am/p/BmNmqOpB-7r
    Left of lane rope (back to front): Brooke Forde, Katie Drabot, Bethany Galat
    Right of lane rope (back to front): Lilly King, Katie McL, Ella Eastin, Hali Flickinger

    Hype for Pan Pacs...


    http://instagr.am/p/BmPCE1Alj_o
    UrsusArctosCalifornicus
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    ------


    5 Things to Watch at the Pan Pacific Championships



    2. Kathleen Baker and the women's 100-meter backstroke.

    Baker was the talk of the town last month with a world record in the 100-meter backstroke. Baker nearly became the first-ever woman under :58 seconds. Could she break through that time barrier at this week's Pan Pacs? She should have a few opportunities to do so, including the medley relay. She'll have stellar international competition to push her. It would be quite a feat to break into the :57-second territory, but Baker is only one one-hundredth of a second away. She could do it this week.


    ------

    • UPDATE =>




    ------
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    So, Pan Pacs (August 9 - 12) start tomorrow, so I thought I'd compile a list of links you may need for Pan Pacs. Reminder that this is only a four day competition, opposed to the usual seven. Also, there are no semis, it's direct to finals. Top 2 of each nation get to advance to the A final, with one more advancing to the B final. Fastest 2 times from Nationals & Pan Pacs advance to the 2019 World Championships.

    1. WHEN, AND WHERE, TO WATCH THE 2018 PAN PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Tokyo Time: 10 AM (prelims) / 5:30 PM (finals - Thurs / Sun), 6 PM (finals - Fri / Sat)
    PST: 6 PM (prelims) / 1:30 AM (finals - Thurs / Sun), 2 AM (finals - Fri / Sat)
    EST: 9 PM (prelims) / 4:30 AM (finals - Thurs / Sun), 5 AM (finals - Fri / Sat)

    2. 2018 PAN PACIFIC SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS PICK 'EM CONTEST IS LIVE
    The pick'em contest w/ lots of cool swim gear, if you're into that kinda stuff. Makes the watching experience ten times more interesting.

    3. OFFICIAL SWIMSWAM 2018 PAN PACS PREVIEW INDEX
    Previews of the events, though I have links to them individually in a post above (maybe 3 posts above?)

    4. Psych Sheet
    Full breakdown of events that our bears are swimming are perhaps 5 posts above.

    5. Live Results
    If you're not willing to wake up at 1 in the morning to watch finals, lol.


    EVENT LIST - AUGUST 9, 2018 (DAY 1):
    W 100 BR

    M 100 BR
    - Prenot, Josh: Heat 2, Lane 2

    W 200 FR
    - Weitzeil, Abbey: Heat 2, Lane 1
    - McLaughlin, Katie: Heat 4, Lane 7

    M 200 FR
    - Hatch, Jarod: Heat 1, Lane 4
    - Seliskar, Andrew: Heat 3, Lane 4
    - Bagshaw, Jeremy: Heat 4, Lane 8

    W 400 IM

    M 400 IM
    - Grieshop, Sean: Heat 2, Lane 3

    W 800 FR

    M 1500 FR

    Mixed 400 Medley Relay (finals)

    Day 1 Scratch Rundown:
    - Regan Smith, Murph out of the 200 free
    UrsusArctosCalifornicus
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    bearz012 said:

    So, Pan Pacs (August 9 - 12) start tomorrow, so I thought I'd compile a list of links you may need for Pan Pacs. Reminder that this is only a four day competition, opposed to the usual seven. Also, there are no semis, it's direct to finals. Top 2 of each nation get to advance to the A final, with one more advancing to the B final. Fastest 2 times from Nationals & Pan Pacs advance to the 2019 World Championships.

    Cheers for all the smashing work compiling these Pan Pacs links, esp the list of Bears competing in Tokyo!

    Just to add a wee bit to all of that, I believe B final times do count towards qualification for 2019 Worlds (which also impacts the 2019 WUG & Pam Am selections), but not prelims or relay leadoff times.
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAY 1 PRELIMS LIVE RECAP

    Some day 1 updates:

    Josh was a 1:00.22 to qualify for the B final of the 100 breast.
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    Katie McL with a 1:56.8 to qualify 4th out of Americans (behind Ledecky, Schmitt, L. Smith). Don't quite know what G. Deloof (placed 3rd at Nattys) went, so it might be a coin toss between them, unless McL pops a fast one tonight!
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    Abbey was a solid 1:59.3, a personal best (previous PB = 1:59.57 @ 2016 Canyons Memorial Day Meet). Bodes well for her 50/100
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    Okay, rankings as of prelims (though prelims swims don't count for Worlds):
    1. Ledecky - 1:54.60 (2018 Nationals)
    2. Schmitt - 1:55.82 (2018 Nationals)
    3. G. Deloof - 1:56.55 (2018 Nationals)
    4. L. Smith - 1:56.81 (2018 Pan Pacs)
    5. Katie McL - 1:56.88 (2018 Pan Pacs)
    6. Simone Manuel - 1:57.01 (2018 Nationals)

    Only Ledecky, Schmitt, Smith, and McL will get to swim in finals, so as long as McL swims faster than a 1:57, she's good to make the team. Otherwise, Margalis gets in w/ her 1:57.32 from Nationals. Go Katie!!!!
    UrsusArctosCalifornicus
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    bearz012 said:


    Katie McL with a 1:56.8 to qualify 4th out of Americans (behind Ledecky, Schmitt, L. Smith). Don't quite know what G. Deloof (placed 3rd at Nattys) went, so it might be a coin toss between them, unless McL pops a fast one tonight!
    Unfortunately there is a max limit of 3 swimmers per country in finals (2 in the A, 1 in the B), so Bug just 0.07 sec shy of 3rd USA swimmer Leah Smith and won't get a 2nd swim tonight in this event.

    On the bright side, McL did achieve a lifetime best here, her prev PB being 1:57.55 from 2015! Will definitely be considered for the 4x200m Free relay in this meet too! Go Bug!
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    Wow, Seli with a 1:45.8. Very consistent.
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    UrsusArctosCalifornicus said:

    bearz012 said:


    Katie McL with a 1:56.8 to qualify 4th out of Americans (behind Ledecky, Schmitt, L. Smith). Don't quite know what G. Deloof (placed 3rd at Nattys) went, so it might be a coin toss between them, unless McL pops a fast one tonight!
    Unfortunately there is a max limit of 3 swimmers per country in finals (2 in the A, 1 in the B), so Bug just 0.07 sec shy of 3rd USA swimmer Leah Smith and won't get a 2nd swim tonight in this event.

    On the bright side, McL did achieve a lifetime best here, her prev PB being 1:57.55 from 2015! Will definitely be considered for the 4x200m Free relay in this meet too! Go Bug!

    Wait, I thought it was two swimmers per final?? Let's see if they'll throw her on the free relay anyways.

    On the SS article, it says: "Allison Schmitt did what was necessary to get into the A-final with the 2nd fastest time in 1:56.36, eding out Leah Smith (1:56.81) who will be bumped to the B-final. She'll be joined there by Katie McLaughlin who had a good swim for 5th overall in 1:56.88."

    Update => https://swimswam.com/2018-pan-pacific-championships-day-1-prelims-live-recap/#comment-631083
    UrsusArctosCalifornicus
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    Sorry looks like bearz012 was right all along, and my assumption was (very happily ) inaccurate - according to SS' BRADEN KEITH: "Countries that put 2 swimmers in the A final can also have 2 swimmers in the B final"...yay Katie's in the B final after all!!!!
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    UrsusArctosCalifornicus said:


    Sorry looks like bearz012 was right all along, and my assumption was (very happily ) inaccurate - according to SS' BRADEN KEITH: "Countries that put 2 swimmers in the A final can also have 2 swimmers in the B final"...yay Katie's in the B final after all!!!!
    Yeah! Another chance for Katie to make Worlds...seems to be a new rule, I guess?
    swimmer19
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    Good stuff from Seli- top seed tonight
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    4:14.27 for Grieshop in the 400 IM --> B final
    bearz012
    How long do you want to ignore this user?

    2018 PAN PACS: KALISZ, HAGINO SET FOR 400 IM SHOWDOWN

    MEN'S 200 FREE: 2 WORLDS SPOTS, 4 AMERICAN CONTENDERS
    Andrew Seliskar is the American to beat in this event. After pulling off an upset to win U.S. Nationals, Seliskar topped prelims as the only man to break 1:46, but Olympian and Worlds medalist Townley Haas is looming. They'll have to be on top of it to secure spots for Worlds, with Blake Pieroni and Zach Apple competing in the B final. Pieroni has had a very strong year as the first man to break 1:30 in the yards version of this event, while Apple had a breakout swim this morning, breaking 1:48 for the first time.

    2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAY 1 FINALS LIVE RECAP

    M 100 BR
    - Prenot, Josh: B final, Lane 4

    W 200 FR
    - McLaughlin, Katie: B final, Lane 5

    M 200 FR
    - Seliskar, Andrew: A final, Lane 4

    M 400 IM
    - Grieshop, Sean: B final, Lane 4

    Mixed Medley Relay
    - Projected Roster: Murph, Lilly King, Dressel, Manuel
    tedbear
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    Dang, I hope Taylor Ruck never shows up on campus next year at the Furd. She wins the 200 Free over Ledecky. Katie wins the B final!!!!
    swimmer19
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    Day 2 Prelims:

    -Seli rips off a 48.99 PB in the 100 free!
    -Abbey/Katie McL out of 100 free finals (5th/6th)
    -Nathan into 100 free B finals
    -Baker 2nd into 100 back finals
    -Murph top seed for 100 back finals, but Pebs is out
    UrsusArctosCalifornicus
    How long do you want to ignore this user?
    swimmer19 said:

    Day 2 Prelims:

    -Seli rips off a 48.99 PB in the 100 free!
    -Abbey/Katie McL out of 100 free finals (5th/6th)
    -Nathan into 100 free B finals
    -Baker 2nd into 100 back finals
    -Murph top seed for 100 back finals, but Pebs is out

    - Katie's sprinting continues to improve, lowering her recent best of 54.24 @ Nationals to a 54.14. 5th fastest American this morning, 10th overall time-wise, does get shut out of finals by a mere 0.05 sec, due to the 2-swimmers-per-country-per-final rules here.

    Could however get the nod by the coaches for the 4x200m Free final tonight tho, I reckon...

    - Seli's prev best = 51.14, in an event that he hasn't seriously competed in since 2015. Fun watching him smoke the entire field from Lane 1 in that first heat

    - Thleen's 58.41 is her 2nd fastest swim ever (topped only by her 58.00 WR @ US Nationals), breaking Emily Seebohm (AUS)'s old Pan Pac record of 58.84 from 2014.

    - Murph's 52.19 had also annihilated Matt Grevers' 2014 Pan Pacs record of 52.91. Ryan has only gone faster than that on 2 occasions, both @ Rio, his lifetime best being his 51.85 WR from the medley relay leadoff leg @ the 2016 Olympics.
    Page 5 of 6
    ×
    Verify your student status
    See Subscription Benefits
    Trial only available to users who have never subscribed or participated in a previous trial.