2019 USA SWIMMING FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIP – GREENSBORO
- August 1-4th
- Greensboro, NC
- Long Course Meters
- Live Results
In the final session of the Futures meet in Greensboro, NC we saw athletes compete in the 100 free, 200 back, 200 IM, women’s 1500, and men’s 800. Fresh off hitting the qualifying time in the men’s 400 free on Day 3, TAC Titans 15-year-old Braeden Haughey qualified for next Summer’s Trials in another event. Haughey won the men’s 200 back in 2:02.38, taking down his personal best of 2:03.79, which he had swum in June. That time also comes in under the 2020 Olympic Trials cut of 2:02.99.
14-Year-Old Julia Podkoscielny posted a best time on her way to winning the women’s 200 IM. Podkoscielny came into the meet with a personal best of 2:19.71, and clocked a 2:18.21 to win the event in finals. Podkoscielny had already won the women’s 200 back earlier in the session, where she clocked a 2:15.07. That marked a massive time drop for the 14-year-old, who came into the meet with a personal best of 2:20.32.
Grosse Pointe Gators 17-year-old Sophie Housey won the women’s 100 free in 57.24. While that time was good enough to win Gold by over half a second, but was off Housey’s best time of 56.42 from last Summer’s NCSA Championships. Robert Cecil, who swims collegiately for Northwestern, won the men’s 100 free in a personal best of 51.05. That marked a significant drop from Cecil’s previous best of 51.82, which he had swum back in June 0f this year.
Michigan State’s Phillip Meffert won the men’s 200 IM in 2:07.06. He won the race after a tight battle with Auburn’s Bryar Long, who finished in 2:07.15. Meffert got out to a slight early lead, posting splits of 27.34/33.66 on the first half of the race, compared to 27.72/33.60 for Long. Meffert again outsplit Long slightly on the breast leg, 35.47 to 35.51, then Long came home in 30.32 to 30.59, but ultimately fell short by .08 seconds.
Penn State’s Madison Murtagh won the women’s 1500 by nearly 6 seconds, touching in 17:05.56. That race marked a 13 second drop for Murtagh, whose previous best was 17:18.58. 16-Year-Old Grant Davis of Chattahoochee Gold Swim Club won the men’s 800 free in a huge personal best of 8:17.79. Davis came into the meet with a personal best of 8:34.91.