Olympic Trials Wave I, Day 2 Outcomes, Day three Preview
By Reach for the Wall Staff
The last session last night was a bit unique for a championship meeting as there were a couple of events that didn't have the maximum number of participants – the men's 200 freestyle had only 10 swimmers, 2 of which were in the B final. The other event was the women's 400 IM, where only 6 out of 8 places were occupied in the B final. PVS swimmers competed in the men's 100 breaststroke and the women's 400 IM. Three swimmers made it to the A-final of the 100 men's breaststrokes: Eli Fouts (Wisconsin / RMSC), Jakob Frick (NCAP) and Jake Ball (TANK). Eli Fouts finished the race quickly, touching the wall on the 50 in 28.56, 0.41 seconds from the field. He held this lead for about 80 meters, then the field came back. Eli made it to the wall in fifth with a time of 1: 02.65, which was a bit of his pre-swim but still better than his start time. Jakob Frick (NCAP) finished sixth and reached 1: 02.68, just a bit behind his swim ahead. Jake Ball (TANK) qualified for 8th place and was 8th in the final. His time of 1: 03.07 was a bit off his pre-swim, but faster than his start time. Congratulations!!
Jake Ball (TANK) after his preliminary swim
Eleanor Sun (NCAP) competed in the B final of the 400 IM, battling a young and talented field. Eleanor held the lead with the butterfly leg and second with the breaststroke. She finished the race in 4th place in 4: 52.12, just below her best time.
Today the events are 400 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly and 200 Backstroke. Here are the PVS swimmers competing today. Watch today's events live on NBC Sports (for whatever reason, USA Swimming's streaming links are now all going to NBC Sports):
Women's 400 Freestyle: Nicole Fye (State of Ohio / FISH)
Ladies 100 butterfly: Mackenzie McConagha (NCAP), Abby Carr (RMSC), Lexi Cuomo (UVA / MAKO)
200 backs of women: Mackenzie McConagha (NCAP)
Men 200 back: Matt VanDeusen (NCAP), Noah Rutberg (UNC / NCAP), JT Ewing (FISH), Drew Carbone (Unbound), Sam O’Brien (FISH)