2018 TYR JUNIOR NATIONAL CUP
- March 20-24, 2018
- Lynchburg, VA (Liberty University)
- Meet Central
Due to issues with the timing system at the ISCA meet which caused swimmers’ times to appear .39 faster than they actually were, times listed below have been adjusted to reflect USA Swimming’s decision to add .39 seconds to times swum at Wednesday prelims, Wednesday finals, Wednesday time trials, Thursday prelims, and Thursday time trials sessions. Read more about the decision here.
Day one of the 2018 TYR Junior National Championship cup kicked off featured the women’s and men’s 200 medley relay, women’s 1650 free, men’s 1000 free, and the women’s and men’s 200 free relay.
The Virginia Gators’ team of Emma Muzzy, Caroline Kulp, Olivia Bray, and Whittney Hamilton kicked off the night with a win in the 200 medley relay, going 1:41.35. In second was the Mason Manta Rays in 1:41.62, and in third was the Tac Titans in 1:43.17. The Mason Manta Rays won the men’s race by nearly two seconds. Published results are showing incorrect splits for the women’s relay, and we’re working to find the correct times.
Auburn-commit Emily Hetzer topped the women’s 1650 in 16:13.08, over 13 seconds ahead of the field. NCAP’s Brooke Travis was second in 16:26.3, followed by Mizzou-commit Allison Bloebaum in 16:49.5. University of Pennsylvania-commit CJ Hinckley won the men’s 1000 free in 9:07.96, well ahead of Virginia Tech-commit Brennan Doss‘ second-place 9:15.73. Tennessee-commit Spencer Tussing was third in 9:20.95.
The Virginia Gators team of Olivia Bray, Emma Muzzy, Caroline Kulp, and Whittney Hamilton split 23.00/22.69/22.94/23.22 to win the 200 free relay in 1:31.85. The Mason Manta Rays took second in 1:31.89, followed by the Tac Titans in 1:34.07.
In the men’s free relay, the Mason Manta Rays team of Carson Foster, Jake Foster, Jacob McDonald, and Adam Chaney again won, going 1:20.87. Their splits have been confirmed entirely incorrect on the posted results (including Carson Foster‘s incredibly fast but still believable 19.63, unfortunately) — we are working on locating the proper splits. Check out the race video below: