6th seed Madisyn Cox and 13th seed Melanie Margalis scratched the free 200 to focus on the IM 200. They are ranked 1-3, respectively, in the 200 IM.
In the 200 QNI, seeded n ° 24 Phoebe Bacon abandoned the event. It was her only preliminary race of the day, but she will play in the 100m backstroke final tonight.
14th seed Mallory Comerford and 23rd seed Katie Drabot also crossed out the 200 IM. It was Comerford’s only event of the morning, but she is the second seed in the 100 freestyle on Thursday.
Today will be the first day in United States Olympic history that we will see the women’s 1,500 freestyle contested in the Olympic trials. 8th seed Lea Smith crossed out to focus on the 200 freestyle where she is ranked 7th. Emma Weyant (#23), Claire Weinstein (# 33) and Erin Gemmel (# 34) followed suit to focus on the 200 freestyle.