Prelims for day 4 of the Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials were held Friday morning. Here are some notes from each event heading into tonight's finals:
Women’s 400m Freestyle
• The women’s 400m free final features a trio of Olympians in gold medalist Katie Ledecky (right), silver medalist Haley Anderson and Chloe Sutton.
• Ledecky posted the morning’s top swim by more than two seconds with a 4:07.32 effort.
• Ledecky has already qualified for the World Championships roster in the 200m free and 800m free. Sutton is already on the team in the 800m free, while Anderson is on the open water squad.
Men’s 400m Freestyle
• Four Olympians qualified for the final of the men’s 400m free – Connor Jaeger, Matt McLean, Conor Dwyer and Andrew Gemmell.
• Jaeger notched the top qualifying time of 3:50.04.
• Jaeger is already on the World Championships squad following his win in the 1,500m free, as are Dwyer, McLean and Gemmell (open water).
Women’s 100m Breaststroke
• The final of the women’s 100m breast is highlighted by three Olympians in Jessica Hardy, Breeja Larson and Micah Lawrence.
• Hardy, the world record holder in the event, qualified first with a time of 1:06.29. Larson was second in 1:07.35.
• Larson and Lawrence clinched spots on the World Championships team in the 200m breast, while Hardy will look to clinch her roster spot tonight.
Men’s 100m Breaststroke
• Kevin Cordes posted the morning’s top swim in the men’s 200m breast with a time of 1:00.08, besting No. 2 qualifier Mike Alexandrov, who swam a 1:00.97.
• Alexandrov is one of three Olympians in the final, which also includes Clark Burckle and Scott Weltz.
• Cordes and No. 4 qualifier BJ Johnson have already clinched spots on the World Championships roster by going 1-2 in the 200m breast.
Women’s 100m Backstroke
• Elizabeth Pelton was the top qualifier in the women’s 100m back with a swim of 59.27. Missy Franklin qualified second in 59.27, and Rachel Bootsma was third in 1:00.21.
• Pelton, Franklin and Bootsma will all be members of the University of California swimming program in the fall.
• Bootsma is fresh off an American record in the 50m back set Thursday night.
• Three finalists – Franklin, Pelton and Megan Romano – have already qualified for the World Championships roster.
Men’s 100m Backstroke
• 17-year-old Ryan Murphy led the men’s 100m back prelims with a time of 53.62, edging Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers, who qualified second in 53.72.
• Eugene Godsoe, who qualified fourth, already made the World Championships roster Thursday night in the 100m fly.