WUGs: Day 2 Prelims Rundown
Day two of the pool competition began this morning at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. In the prelims session, the United States had every swimmer qualify for tonight’s final or semifinal race. Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton, Ind.) highlighted the U.S., earning the top seed in the men’s 200-meter individual medley.
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Day two’s morning session began with both Michael Wynalda (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Matt Barber (Kingwood, Texas) advancing to the semifinals in the men’s 200-meter freestyle. Wynalda touched the wall in 1:48.59, while Barber had a solid race of 1:50.47. Russia’s Danila Izotov had the top qualifying time at 1:47.65.
In the women’s 100m breaststroke, Laura Sogar (Exeter, R.I.) won heat three with a time of 1:08.74. In the following heat, Emily McClellan (Whitewater, Wis.) finished in 1:08.88, and both swimmers advanced to the semifinals. Iulia Efimova of Russia touched in 1:07.60 earning the top qualifying time.
Whitaker’s time of 1:59.53 was the top qualifying time in the men’s 200m IM. Also advancing to the semis for the U.S. was Adam Hinshaw (Saratoga, Calif.). Hinshaw finished the race in 2:02.27.
Both Megan Romano (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Liv Jensen (Palo Alto, Calif.) advance out of heat seven of the women’s 100m free to the semifinals. Romano turned in a time of 55.48, while Jensen touched in 56.32. Russia’s Veronika Popova had the top qualifying time at 54.40.
In the men's 1500 free, both Sean Ryan (15:11.43) and Ryan Feeley (15:17.53) won their heat and advanced to the final. Japan’s Kohei Yamamoto earned the top seed with a time of 15:08.45.
Action resumes tonight at 7 p.m. local time. Be sure to follow the action live on Twitter @USA_Swimming and @USASwimLive for live updates and results.