World Team Roster Continues to Grow on Day Four of the Phillips 66 National Championships
Additions to the swimming World Team Roster
USA Swimming continued to add to the World Team Roster on Day Four of the Phillips 66 Nationals in Indianapolis.
Quinn Carrozza of Longhorn Aquatics swam strong in the 400 Free Consolation Final, finishing in 4:11.59 and taking third place. Katy Ledecky would win the national title, beating rival Chloe Sutton by more than two seconds.
There was a stunner in the Men’s 400 Free when favorite Connor Dwyer was disqualified after a false start; Connor Jaeger would go on to win the title in 3:45.89. Longhorn Michael McBroom and Texas-Ex Michael Klueh placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
Texas women once again stepped up in breaststroke: Aggie Breeja Larson won the 100 Breast in 1:06.16; Pflugerville native Micah Lawrence took third place in 1:07.27; and Longhorn Laura Sogar took fifth with 1:07.88.
In the Men’s 100 Breaststroke, Kevin Cordes broke the one-minute barrier as he thundered to the finish line in 59.99. Nic Fink was right behind him in 1:00.24, and Mik Alexandrov finished in third.
Soon-to-be Cal teammates Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Pelton once again finished in one and two, respectively, this time in the 100 Back. Franklin broke a meet and U.S. Open record in 58.67; Longhorn Sarah Denninghoff had a great race as well, dropping more than a second off her seed time to place third in 59.75. ”I definitely hoped I’d make the finals; I was not expecting to get third,” she said. “I think there’s a lot of things I can improve on; I think probably the biggest thing that I’ve been working on is my confidence behind the block…coming to meets like this and just remembering, keeping in mind, that I’ve done the work. It’s just about getting behind the blocks and being like, ‘Hey, I can do this.’”
David Plummer would finish first in the Men’s 100 Back in 53.10, while Matt Grevers would take second. Incoming UT Freshman Jack Conger once again made the cut for the A Final, finishing eighth overall in 54.33.
The Phillips 66 National Championships conclude on Saturday evening, June 29. Complete results can be found online at USA Swimming, and NBC Sports will be broadcasting the event. A live webcast can also be streamed online.