2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Wave I: Day 1 Prelims Are living Recap

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2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
U.S. Olympic Trials season formally opens as of late, with the primary prelims consultation of the Wave I meet in Omaha.
We’ll be recapping all of the motion over the following 17 days session-by-session, beginning with this morning’s are living recap.
Stay refreshing this web page for are living, event-by-event updates of all of the motion from Omaha.
This morning we’ll see the 100 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 100 backstroke, together with one warmth of girls and one warmth of guys within the 800 unfastened. The quickest seeded heats will swim with finals.
A refresher at the Wave I layout: the highest two finishers in every of this night’s ‘A’ finals will advance to the Wave II Trials from June 13-20. Because the reputable Trials qualifying duration is now over, a swimmer hitting a Wave II lower right here gained’t earn them a place subsequent week, just a best two end.
Coming into the ladies’s 100 unfastened as the highest seed is Mykenzie Leehy, contemporary off a standout senior yr on the College of Houston that integrated incomes moment swims on the NCAA Championships within the 200 unfastened (twelfth) and 100 unfastened (sixteenth).
College of Louisville swimmer Michael Eastman is the lone guy entered sub-50 within the 100 unfastened (49.87), whilst emerging Notre Dame sophomore Megan Deuel and emerging NC State junior Noah Henderson head up the 200 fly fields.
Within the 100 again, Megan Moroney, the number 1 seed within the 200 again, is particularly no longer at the warmth sheets. Regardless of being entered within the meet, Moroney has no longer competed since previous to the pandemic.
Arizona’s Aria Bernal and OSU’s RJ Kondalski are available as the highest seeds within the 100 again, even though each fields are tightly bunched on the best.
Girls’s 100 Unfastened Prelims
International Report: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 51.71 (2017)
American Report: Simone Manuel – 52.04 (2019)
US Open Report: Simone Manuel (USA) – 52.54 (2018)
International Junior Report: Penny Oleksiak (CAN) – 52.70 (2016)
2016 Olympic Champion: Simone Manuel (USA) / Penny Oleksiak (CAN) – 52.70
2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Abbey Weitzeil – 53.28
Wave I Reduce: 56.29
Wave II Reduce: 55.56
Camille Spink (NCAP), 55.63
Kristina Paegle (ISC), 56.04
Zoe Skirboll (RXA), 56.13
Mykenzie Leehy (ISWM), 56.17
Christiana Regenauer (UOFL), 56.24
Sarah Shackelford (VT) / Marina Spadoni (UN-FL), 56.28

Trude Rothrock (TENN), 56.30
16-year-old Camille Spink out of Country’s Capital stepped up in a large means within the opening occasion of the Trials, claiming the highest seed within the ladies’s 100 freestyle in a time of 55.63 out of Warmth 2.
Spink used to be nearly a complete 4 tenths below her access time of 56.01, and now strikes into twenty ninth all-time within the 15-16 age staff.
Indiana Swim Membership’s Kristina Paegle used to be moment to Spink within the warmth, and ended up being the #2 qualifier general, in a time of 56.04, .01 slower than her access.
Every other 16-year-old, Zoe Skirboll, had the slowest access time within the box at 56.28, however she dropped a 56.13 from Warmth 1 to qualify 3rd general.
The highest seed coming in, Mykenzie Leehy, gained the general warmth and with ease complicated in fourth with a time of 56.17.
Males’s 100 Unfastened Prelims
International Report: Cesar Cielo (BRA) – 46.91 (2009)
American Report: Caeleb Dressel – 46.96 (2019)
US Open Report: Ryan Held (USA) – 47.39 (2019)
International Junior Report: Andrei Minakov (RUS) – 47.57 (2020)
2016 Olympic Champion: Kyle Chalmers (AUS) – 47.58
2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Nathan Adrian – 47.72
Wave I Reduce: 50.49
Wave II Reduce: 49.74
Andrew Benson (WA), 50.10
Luke Miller (EA), 50.13
Patrick Sammon (AQUASN), 50.25
Steven Richardson (AGS), 50.46
Seth Bailey (TNAQ) / Connor Boyle (FMC), 50.58

Michael Eastman (UOFL), 50.64
Phil Costin (UN-SC), 50.72
Andrew Benson used a scintillating opening 50 to earn himself the highest seed for this night’s males’s 100 freestyle ultimate, because the 18-year-old Wisconsin Aquatics swimmer flipped in 23.58 ahead of profitable Warmth 3 in a time of fifty.10.
Benson, who in reality tied his access time precisely, used to be nearly 3 tenths quicker than somebody else at the opening 50.
25-year-old Steven Richardson from the Aggie Swim Membership had a powerful appearing from Benson’s warmth in Lane 8, splitting 23.97/26.49 for a time of fifty.46 and the fourth-fastest time general.
Elevation’s Luke Miller used to be the one swimmer within the box to near sub-26, splitting 25.91 at the means house to win the fourth and ultimate warmth in a time of fifty.13, working down AquaSol’s Patrick Sammon (50.25).
Best seed coming in Michael Eastman used to be out rapid in 23.86 however ended up taking 5th within the ultimate warmth, nonetheless managing to qualify for the ‘A’ ultimate in 7th (50.64). Eastman is the one swimmer within the box entered sub-50 at 49.87.
Girls’s 200 Fly Prelims
International Report: Liu Zige (CHN) – 2:01.81 (2009)
American Report: Mary Descenza – 2:04.14 (2009)
US Open Report: Hali Flickinger (USA) – 2:05.87 (2018)
International Junior Report: Suzuka Hasegawa (JPN) – 2:06.29 (2017)
2016 Olympic Champion: Mireia Belmonte Garcia (ESP) – 2:04.85
2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Cammile Adams – 2:06.80
Wave I Reduce: 2:14.59
Wave II Reduce: 2:12.56
Alex Massey (NAC), 2:13.01
Emma Sticklen (KATY), 2:13.20
Casey Cullen (PWAC), 2:13.76
Caroline Sheble (NOVAVA), 2:14.08
Mackenzie McConagha (NCAP), 2:14.11
Martina Peroni (NAAC), 2:14.30
Katie Hint (OSU), 2:14.71
Kate McCarville (SPA), 2:14.77
U.S. Nationwide Junior Staff member and College of Texas Longhorn Emma Sticklen threw down the gauntlet in Warmth 2 of the ladies’s 200 butterfly, dominating the warmth in a time of two:13.20 to cut greater than a moment off her seed time (2:14.23).
Throughout the 3 ultimate heats Sticklen’s time held up because the second-fastest general – Nashville Aquatic Membership’s Alex Massey made strikes from Warmth 4, hanging up a clocking of two:13.01 to decrease her access of two:13.40 and declare the highest seed for the general.
Casey Cullen (2:13.76) and Caroline Sheble (2:14.08) certified 3rd and fourth general from Massey’s warmth, whilst NCAP’s Mackenzie McConagha dulled it out with Katie Hint within the ultimate warmth, in the long run qualifying 5th and 7th general, respectively.
Cullen used to be particularly the slowest ‘A’ finalist on the 100m mark in 1:04.63, however got here again more potent than somebody in 1:09.13 (34.27/34.86).
In Warmth 3, New Albany Aquatics Membership member Martina Peroni touched first out of Lane 8 in 2:14.30, two tenths off her access, qualifying the 17-year-old 6th for the general. Peroni had the quickest final 50 within the box at 34.79.
Sierra Marlins’ Morgan Gore used to be disqualified after reportedly preventing as a result of her cap got here off.
Males’s 200 Fly Prelims
International Report: Kristof Milak (HUN) – 1:50.73 (2019)
American Report: Michael Phelps – 1:51.51 (2009)
US Open Report: Michael Phelps (USA) – 1:52.20 (2008)
International Junior Report: Kristof Milak (HUN) – 1:52.71 (2018)
2016 Olympic Champion: Michael Phelps (USA) – 1:53.36
2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Michael Phelps – 1:54.84
Wave I Reduce: 2:01.19
Wave II Reduce: 1:59.63
Carl Bloebaum (RAYS), 1:59.57
Micah Slaton (TRI), 1:59.75
Sebastien Sergile (SA-GA), 1:59.87
Noah Henderson (NCS), 1:59.90
Colby Mefford (SMST), 2:00.15
Sam Folger (GS), 2:01.29
Sam Artmann (TXLA), 2:01.50
Jacob Pishko (TAC-NC), 2:01.64
Mason Manta Ray Carl Bloebaum turns into the primary swimmer on the meet to hit a Wave II Trials lower, as he dropped a private best possible 1:59.57 from the penultimate warmth of the boys’s 200 fly.
Bloebaum, 17, used to be the second one seed coming in with a time of one:59.94, and needed to overtake Staff Triumph’s Micah Slaton down the stretch to win the warmth, with Slaton cracking 2:00 as neatly in 1:59.75 – simply off the Wave II time of one:59.63.
Even though Bloebaum hit the Wave II lower, he’ll want to end within the best two of this night’s ultimate to earn a place on the Wave II Trials.
Very similar to Slaton, who had some outdoor smoke from Lane 8 in Warmth 3, SwimAtlanta’s Sebastien Sergile took Warmth 4 through typhoon from out in Lane 1, sticking proper in the back of best seed Noah Henderson ahead of clipping him on the wall in 1:59.87, qualifying 3rd general. Sergile, 17, breaks 2:00 for the primary time, whilst Henderson, the highest seed coming in at 1:59.66, used to be simply .03 again for fourth in 1:59.90.
Sierra Marlins swimmer Colby Mefford, a emerging sophomore at Cal, crowned Warmth 2 in a private best possible of two:00.15 for 5th general, particularly final more potent than somebody within the box (30.95/31.11 for a again half of of one:02.06).
Girls’s 100 Again Prelims
International Report: Regan Smith (USA) – 57.57 (2019)
American Report: Regan Smith – 57.57 (2019)
US Open Report: Kathleen Baker (USA) – 58.00 (2018)
International Junior Report: Regan Smith (USA) – 57.57 (2019)
2016 Olympic Champion: Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 58.45
2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Olivia Smoliga – 59.02
Wave I Reduce: 1:02.69
Wave II Reduce: 1:01.49
Autumn Haebig (HUSK), 1:01.58
Kobie Melton (UARK), 1:01.77
Tea Laughlin (CAL), 1:02.37
Casey Chung (CW), 1:02.42
Emily Lenihan (DUKE), 1:02.65
Marie Schobel (UN-NJ), 1:02.69
Tatum Wall (NCAP), 1:02.82
Bayley Stewart (UN-CO), 1:02.83
Membership Husker’s Autumn Haebig and U Arkansas’ Kobie Melton duelled it out within the ultimate warmth of the ladies’s 100 again, with Haebig coming house sturdy to the touch first in a time of one:01.58, qualifying her first for this night’s ultimate.
Haebig, 22, selections up her first best possible time within the occasion in additional than 5 years, along with her earlier PB of one:01.71 having been set on the 2016 NCSAs when she used to be simply 17. Because the starting of 2019, her quickest swim on list used to be 1:03.23 entering as of late.
Melton, 20, went nearly half of a moment below her access time of one:02.24 for moment general in 1:01.77, as each swimmers inched nearer to the Wave II usual of one:01.49.
California Aquatics swimmer Tea Laughlin paced the primary circle-seeded warmth in 1:02.37 for 3rd general, including a 10th to her access time, whilst Membership Wolverine’s Casey Chung crowned the penultimate warmth in 1:02.42 for fourth. Chung got here in seeded moment in 1:01.79.
The number one seed coming in, Aria Bernal, used to be neatly again in 1:04.16, completing thirty second general.
Males’s 100 Again Prelims
International Report: Ryan Murphy (USA) – 51.85 (2016)
American Report: Ryan Murphy (USA) – 51.85 (2016)
US Open Report: Aaron Peirsol (USA) – 51.94 (2009)
International Junior Report: Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) – 52.53 (2018)
2016 Olympic Champion: Ryan Murphy (USA) – 51.97
2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Ryan Murphy – 52.26
Wave I Reduce: 56.59
Wave II Reduce: 55.51
Jacob Steele (ISC), 55.46
Nathaniel Stoffle (SPAC), 55.62
Nate Germonprez (ISWM), 55.77
Tucker Burhans (UNC), 55.80
Ethan Gogulski (TAMU), 55.83
Joseph Hayburn (ASC-MD), 55.90
Blake Hanna, (CATS), 55.96
RJ Kondalski (OSU), 55.98
The boys’s 100 backstroke used to be hotly-contested on this morning’s prelims, with a sub-56 swim required for the ‘A’ ultimate and the highest 8 qualifiers all inside of 52 one hundredths of each other.
Indiana Swim Membership’s Jacob Steele posted the highest time from the penultimate warmth (Warmth 7) in a time of 55.46, his second-fastest efficiency ever. Steele, 22, set his PB of 55.27 on the 2018 Summer time Nationals, previous to the Trials qualifying duration. His quickest swim throughout the qualifying duration used to be set on the 2019 Summer time Nationals in 55.52.
Spartan Aquatic Membership’s Nathaniel Stoffle, who has been a fixture on a number of of the membership’s NAG record-breaking relays this season, dropped a large best possible time from the 5th warmth for moment general, clocking 55.62. The 18-year-old got here in with a best possible time of 56.24, set on the Atlanta Vintage only a few weeks in the past.
Nate Germonprez had a equivalent drop in Warmth 6, because the 16-year-old out of the Encourage Swim Staff led the warmth in 55.77 to crack the 56-second barrier for the primary time, having in the past been 56.15 in March. Germonprez additionally strikes into 18th all-time within the 15-16 age staff.
Germonprez most effective broke the minute barrier on this occasion in November, going 57.15, and his 56.15 swim in March used to be his first time cracking the Trials lower.
6th-fastest qualifier Joseph Hayburn did so out of the hole warmth, blasting a time of 55.90 to annihilate his PB of 56.58 set lower than 3 weeks in the past. Hayburn, 17, entered the 2021 calendar yr having by no means damaged 58 seconds, and now he unearths himself below 56.
Girls’s 800 Unfastened Timed Finals
Quickest warmth to swim with finals
International Report: Katie Ledecky (USA) – 8:04.79 (2016)
American Report: Katie Ledecky – 8:04.79 (2016)
US Open Report: Katie Ledecky (USA) – 8:06.68 (2016)
International Junior Report: Katie Ledecky (USA) – 8:11.00 (2014)
2016 Olympic Champion: Katie Ledecky (USA) – 8:04.79
2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Katie Ledecky – 8:10.32
Wave I Reduce: 8:48.09
Wave II Reduce: 8:44.01
Sally Tafuto (OSU), 8:49.18
Michaela Mattes (SYS-FL), 9:07.50
Emily Gjertsen (DUKE), 9:12.33
Emerging OSU senior Sally Tafuto ruled the early warmth of the ladies’s 800 freestyle, completing over 18 seconds transparent of moment position in a time of 8:49.18.
Tafuto, 21, had most effective certified to compete on the meet ultimate week, the place she used to be a best possible time of 8:47.53 to get below the qualifying time of 8:48.09 through half of a moment. She nearly negative-split her race, out in 4:24.22 on the 400 and coming again in 4:24.96.
Tafuto could also be slated to swim the 400 unfastened right here in Omaha, having certified in that occasion on the similar meet one week in the past (OSU Closing Likelihood) with a PB of four:16.05.
16-year-old Sarasota Shark Michaela Mattes used to be moment in 9:07.50, having set a best possible time of 8:47.79 on the U.S. Open in November. Duke’s Emily Gjertsen rounded out the early warmth in 9:12.33, along with her best possible time status at 8:47.97 from July of 2019.
Males’s 800 Unfastened Timed Finals
Quickest warmth to swim with finals
International Report: Zhang Lin (CHN) – 7:32.12 (2009)
American Report: Michael McBroom – 7:43.60 (2013)
US Open Report: Zane Grothe (USA) – 7:44.57 (2018)
International Junior Report: Mack Horton (AUS) – 7:45.67 (2013)
2016 Olympic Champion: N/A (New Olympic occasion in 2021)
2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: N/A (New Olympic occasion in 2021)
Wave I Reduce: 8:12.99
Wave II Reduce: 8:08.95
Joshua Brown (HIGH), 8:15.07
Parker Reynolds (SMSC), 8:26.03
Joseph Gutierrez (UN-MV), 8:42.93
Joshua Brown of the Highlander Aquatic Membership used to be the decisive winner within the early warmth of the boys’s 800 unfastened, pulling clear of Santa Maria’s Parker Reynolds across the 300m mark and in the long run touching first through 11 seconds.
Brown held 31-mids many of the means, splitting 4:05.8/4:09.2 for a last time of 8:15.07, 3 seconds off his non-public best possible of 8:12.02 set in March. Consistent with USA Swimming’s database, this used to be most effective the fourth lengthy path 800 unfastened performed through the 18-year-old (even though he does have 5 1500s on list) – with 3 of them coming this yr (the 3rd used to be an 8:15.66 in February).
Reynolds couldn’t dangle with Brown at the back-half, completing in a time of 8:26.03. The 17-year-old owns a best possible time of 8:11.86 set in 2019, and his quickest swim this season used to be an 8:21.05 from one month in the past on the TYR 18&U Spring Cup in Irvine.
Joseph Gutierrez, who holds a PB of 8:12.27 from June of 2019, rounded out the 3 competition within the warmth in 8:42.93. Gutierrez is coming off of his sophomore season at Mizzou, and most effective has two lengthy path swims on list this season (the 100 and 200 unfastened) from December.

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