2014 Junior Nationals Through A New Lens: A List Of Top Performers By Age

After a long week of racing in Irvine at the 2014 Junior National Championships, swim fans are now left debating who had the best meet and which of these junior swimmers will be the future of USA Swimming. Lyle Campbell is heavily involved with swimming in the pacific northwest. He has been working on a project, compiling the top performing male and female swimmers in each event over the past week. Here’s a breakdown of how this list works. To be considered, the swimmer had to swim a best time at junior nationals. Other swimmers of the same age may have been slightly faster, but their times are not considered if they did not hit best times at this meet. The top performing swimmer of each age (ex. 14,15,16… etc.) is listed along with their team name, time, and national rank for their specific age (not age group).

Many of our readers have chimed in and commented with their thoughts about who had the best performances last week, but I encourage you to take a look at this list and see if it can persuade to re-consider other swimmers. There were several races this year with slower winning times than last year. USA Swimming needs swimmers that can step up when it counts representing them internationally. At the junior national championships, age is a major factor in each race. You gain experience as well as physical maturity the older the swimmer gets. Once the swimmer turns 19, age becomes irrelevant. Performance at the “big” meet is what counts.

This list may give you a better idea of which swimmers you should be keeping our eyes on. Many of these athletes, especially the younger swimmers, weren’t winning events this week, but they did out-perform the rest of the kids their age.

Is there anyone new on your radar after reading through this list?? Let the debate begin!

WEDNESDAY

GIRLS 200 METER BUTTERFLY

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Lee, Easop – North Baltimore Aquatic Club – 2:10.40 (1)
  • 15 – Edwards, Victoria – Longhorn Aquatics – 2:12.99 (1)
  • 16 – Kukurugya, Hannah – Crown Point Swim Club – 2:10.64 (2)
  • 17 – Wang, Sonia – Redlands Swim Team – 2:12.72 (3)
  • 18 – Paez, Isabella – Metro Aquatic Club of Miami – 2:11.94 (1)

BOYS 200 METER BUTTERFLY

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Miranda, Max – Bluefish Swim Club – 2:02.54p (1)
  • 15 – Lee, Sean – Swim Pasadena – 2:02.51 (1)
  • 16 – Thomas, Michael – Upper Dublin Aquatic Club – 1:59.11 (1)
  • 17 – Oh, Mathias – King Aquatic Club – 2:00.00p (2)
  • 18 – Okubo, Corey – Aquazot Swim Club – 1:58.30 (1)

GIRLS 100 METER BREASTSTROKE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 12 – Walsh, Alexandra – Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club – 1:13.56p (1)
  • 13 – Bartel, Zoe – Fort Collins Area Swim Team – 1:11.19 (1)
  • 14 – Cain, Emma – Aspen Swim Club – 1:10.89 (1)
  • 15 – Popov, Nikol – Canyons Aquatic Club – 1:10.30 (1)
  • 16 – Horejsi, Lindsey – Atlantis Swimming Federation – 1:09.54p (1)
  • 17 – Barber, Lauren – Jewish Community Ctr Sailfish – 1:09.72 (2)
  • 18 – McCann, Carolyn – King Aquatic Club – 1:09.77p (4)

 BOYS 100 METER BREASTSTROKE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Whitley, Reece – Penn Charter Aquatic Club – 1:03.23 (1) NAG Record
  • 15 – Bray, Chandler – Avon Community Swim Team – 1:02.87 (1)
  • 16 – Nowicki, Devon – Unattached (MI) – 1:03.65p (2)
  • 17 – Bish, Blair – Arkansas Dolphins – Lasers Swim Team – 1:02.88 (2)
  • 18 – Hoppe, Connor – Clovis Swim Club – 1:02.17 (1)

GIRLS 800 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 12 – Donohoe, Madelyn – The Fish – 9:02.63 (1)
  • 13 – Sullivan, Erica – Sandpipers Of Nevada – 9:00.37 (4)
  • 14 – Homovich, Madison – North Carolina Aquatic Club – 8:36.82
  • 15 – Nunan, Amanda – Egg Harbor Twp Seahawks – 8:42.84 (2)
  • 16 – Schmidt, Sierra – Unattached – MD – 8:34.58 (3)
  • 17 – Stinson, Elizabeth – Nashville Aquatic Club – 8:44.29 (4)
  • 18 – Marchuk, Stephanie – Indiana University – 8:43.31 (4)

BOYS 1500 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Abruzzo, Andrew – Germantown Academy Aquatic Club – 15:36.03 (1)
  • 15 – Gately, Liam – Loveland Swim Club – 15:51.44 (4)
  • 16 – Abbott, Taylor – Nitro Swimming – 15:29.88 (1)
  • 17 – Magnan, Sam – Parkland Aquatic Club – 15:28.58 (2)
  • 18 – Linker, Adam – Marlins of Raleigh – 15:30.79 (1)

THURSDAY

GIRLS 200 METER BACKSTROKE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 12 – Walsh, Alexandra – Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club – 2:21.46p (1)
  • 14 – Ariola, Grace – Waves Bloomington/Normal Y S.T. – 2:12.69 (2)
  • 15 – Earley, Erin– Hopkins Mariner Swim Team – MA – 2:12.92 (1)
  • 16 – Szekely, Allie – Central Bucks Swim Team – 2:11.29 (2)
  • 17 – Sell, Sydney – Lakeside Swim Team – 2:15.01p (4)
  • 18 – Galyer, Danielle – Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club – 2:12.96 (4)

 BOYS 200 METER BACKSTROKE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Boratto, Alessandro – Upper Dublin Aquatic Club – 2:06.47p (2)
  • 15 – Taylor, Michael – Dynamo Swim Club – 1:59.37p – (1)
  • 16 – Ress, Justin – Marlins of Raleigh – 2:02.16p (1)
  • 17 – Reilman, Joey – Firestone Akron Swim Team – 2:00.73p (2)
  • 18 – Conaton, Patrick – Badger Swim Club – 1:59.67 (4)

 GIRLS 100 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Ruck, Taylor – Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 55.79 (1)
  • 15 – Pitzer, Lauren – Lakeside Aquatic Club – 56.23 (1)
  • 16 – Bilquist, Amy – Carmel Swim Club – 54.85 (1)
  • 17 – Konopka, Katrina – Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club – 55.97p (5)
  • 18 – Labonge, Natalie – Greensboro Swimming Assoc – 56.27 (2)

 BOYS 100 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 15 – Sannem, Jake – Upper Dublin Aquatic Club– 52.07 (4)
  • 16 – Auerbach, Knox – Dynamo Swim Club – 50.45 (1)
  • 17 – Haas, Townley – NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc – 50.12 (1)
  • 18 – Domagala, Michael – Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics – 50.72 (3)

 GIRLS 400 METER INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 13 – McCauley, Ashley – Marlins of Raleigh – 4:59.18p (5)
  • 14 – Homovich, Madison – North Carolina Aquatic Club – 4:49.83(1)
  • 15 – Edelman, Lauren – Fishers Area Swimming Tigers – 4:49.56p (1)
  • 16 – Faulconer, Savanna – Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club – 4:45.89 (3)
  • 17 – Williams, Kim – Bellevue Club Swim Team – 4:43.18 (2)
  • 18 – Kastigar, Hannah – Aberdeen Swim Club – 4:50.13 (3)

BOYS 400 METER INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 15 – Liang, Alex – Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics – 4:34.56p (5)
  • 16 – Jurek, Mark – Arizona Gold Swimming– 4:22.91 (1)
  • 17 – DeVine, Abrahm – Cascade Swim Club – 4:20.39 (2)
  • 18 – Ogren, Curtis – Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics – 4:18.02 (1)

 

FRIDAY

GIRLS 400 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Homovich, Madison – North Carolina Aquatic Club– 4:12.30 (1)
  • 15 – Ault, Taylor – La Mirada Armada – 4:12.84 (1)
  • 16 – Schmidt, Sierra – Unattached – MD – 4:10.92 (3)
  • 17 – Stevens, Leah – Lakeside Swim Team – 4:12.96 (3)
  • 18 – Marchuk, Stephanie – Indiana University – 4:12.77 (3)

BOYS 400 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Abruzzo, Andrew – Germantown Academy Aquatic Club – 4:00.16p (1)
  • 15 – Grieshop, Sean – Nitro Swimming – 3:53.54 (1)
  • 16 – Murphy, James- Machine Aquatics– 3:58.85 (4)
  • 17 – Haas, Townley – NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc – 3:52.01 (1)
  • 18 – Turner, Brock – Dayton Raiders – 3:53.89 (3)

GIRLS 100 METER BUTTERFLY

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Merrell, Eva – Aquazot Swim Club – 1:00.58 (2)
  • 15 – Edwards, Victoria – Longhorn Aquatics – 59.98 (1)
  • 16 – Burchill, Veronica – Carmel Swim Club – 59.28p (1)
  • 17 – Wang, Sonia – Redlands Swim Team – 1:00.27 (2)
  • 18 – Casazza, Caitlin – SwimMAC Carolina – 1:00.33 (5)

BOYS 100 METER BUTTERFLY

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 15 – Andrew, Michael – Indie Swimming – 53.46 (1)
  • 16 – Rooney, Maxime – Pleasanton Seahawks – 53.85 (1)
  • 17 – Valente, Alex – Buenaventura Swim Club – 53.09 (1)
  • 18 – Martinez, Luis – Azura Florida Aquatic – 53.34 (2)

 

SATURDAY

GIRLS 200 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Ruck, Taylor – Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 2:00.14 (1)
  • 15 – Brown, Erika – Pleasanton Seahawks – 2:00.29 (1)
  • 16 – Moseley, Stanzi – Roadrunner Aquatic – 1:59.88 (2)
  • 17 – Eddy, Eryn – Loveland Swim Club – 2:00.78 (4)
  • 18 – Kolanowski, Anna – Rockville Montgomery Swim Club – 2:01.12p (3)

BOYS 200 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Miranda, Max – Bluefish Swim Club – 1:54.01p (1)
  • 15 – Grieshop, Sean – Nitro Swimming – 1:53.02p (1)
  • 16 – Rooney, Maxime – Pleasanton Seahawks – 1:49.54 (1)
  • 17 – Haas, Townley – NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc – 1:48.75 (1)
  • 18 – Domagala, Michael – Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics – 1:50.18p (2)

GIRLS 200 METER BREASTSTROKE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 12 – Walsh, Alexandra – Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club – 2:38.55p (1)
  • 13 – McCauley, Ashley – Marlins of Raleigh – 2:35.35p (1)
  • 14 – Zhao, Grace – Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics – 2:37.17p (4)
  • 15 – Pales, Ashley – Lincoln Select Swimming – 2:33.47p (1)
  • 16 – Horejsi, Lindsey – Atlantis Swimming Federation – 2:32.33 (4)
  • 17 – Tucker, Miranda – Livonia Community Swim Club – 2:31.81 (2)
  • 18 – Kopas, Emily – Swim Fort Lauderdale – 2:29.53 (1)

 BOYS 200 METER BREASTSTROKE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 15 – Lau, Corey – Minnetonka Swim Club – 2:18.85 (1)
  • 16 – Takahashi, Toshiki – Terrapins Swim Team – 2:21.00 (8)
  • 17 – Cassell, Gunther – Long Island Express – 2:16.48 (2)
  • 18 – Palazzo, Ross – Hudson Explorer Aquatic – 2:16.00p (3)

 GIRLS 100 METER BACKSTROKE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Merrell, Eva – Aquazot Swim Club – 1:03.06 – (2)
  • 15 – Richter, Abby – Boulder City Henderson Swim Team – 1:02.47 (2)
  • 16 – Bilquist, Amy – Carmel Swim Club – 1:01.04 (1)
  • 17 – Garcia, Taylor – Byron Center – 1:02.52 (2)
  • 18 – Galyer, Danielle – Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club – 1:02.29 (3)

BOYS 100 METER BACKSTROKE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Boratto, Alessandro – Upper Dublin Aquatic Club – 58.05 (3)
  • 15 – Andrew, Michael – Indie Swimming – 55.73 (1)
  • 16 – Anderson, Thomas – King Aquatic Club – 57.10p (1)
  • 16 – Rooney, Maxime – Pleasanton Seahawks – 57.10p (1)
  • 17 – Puczkowski, David – CLASS Aquatics – 56.58 (2)
  • 18 – Mulcare, Patrick – Tualatin Hills Swim Club – 56.34 (4)

 

SUNDAY

 GIRLS 200 METER INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Martin, Ruby – Iowa Flyers Swim Club – 2:16.73 (1)
  • 15 – Cummings, Carly – Condors Swim Club of Clarkstown, Inc. – 2:18.03 (3)
  • 16 – Szekely, Allie – Central Bucks Swim Team – 2:15.80p (3)
  • 17 – Williams, Kim – Bellevue Club Swim Team – 2:14.58 (2)
  • 18 – Hulsey, Caty – Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team – 2:18.15so (7)

 BOYS 200 METER INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 15 – Andrew, Michael – Indie Swimming – 2:03.53 (1)
  • 16 – Ress, Justin – Marlins of Raleigh – 2:03.97 (1)
  • 17 – DeVine, Abrahm – Cascade Swim Club – 2:02.74 (1)
  • 18 – Ogren, Curtis – Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics – 2:01.95 (1)

GIRLS 50 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Zhao, Grace – Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics – 26.17p (1)
  • 15 – Pitzer, Lauren – Lakeside Aquatic Club – 25.68 (1)
  • 16 – Bilquist, Amy – Carmel Swim Club – 25.28 (1)
  • 17 – Konopka, Katrina – Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club – 25.75 (3)
  • 18 – Labonge, Natalie – Greensboro Swimming Assoc – 25.82 (2)

BOYS 50 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 15 – Blake, Jack – Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 23.24 (2)
  • 16 – Jones, James – Nation’s Capital Swim Club – 23.04 (1)
  • 17 – Dressel, Caeleb – Bolles School Sharks – 22.36 (1)
  • 18 – Park, Patrick – Peddie Aquatic Association – 23.07 (4)

GIRLS 1500 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Homovich, Madison – North Carolina Aquatic Club – 16:32.95 (1)
  • 15 – Brent, Kendall – Swim Florida – 16:33.87 – (1)
  • 16 – Schmidt, Sierra – Unattached – MD – 16:24.09 (2)
  • 17 – Stinson, Elizabeth – Nashville Aquatic Club – 16:38.21 (2)
  • 18 – Silbert, Cailley – Cougar Aquatic Team – 16:43.58 (4)

BOYS 800 METER FREESTYLE

Age – Name – Team – Time – (Rank 2014)

  • 14 – Brinegar, Michael – Donner Swim Club – 8:17.56 (2)
  • 15 – Grieshop, Sean – Nitro Swimming – 8:03.14 (1)
  • 16 – Abbott, Taylor – Nitro Swimming – 8:11.02 (2)
  • 17 – Haas, Townley – NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc – 8:01.82
  • 18 – Schenk, Grant – Pacific Swim – 8:06.03 (1)

 

 

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Jrswimmer

Will there be more photo vaults coming?

swimdad

While Gunther is no doubt a very talented swimmer, I believe he was disqualified in the 200 Breaststroke at this meet. So should he be listed in this particular article?

swimdad

Never mind. I guess he swam a time trial

PK

If time trials count, then Michael Taylor’s 55.51 should be listed.

Neo

Reece Whitley in the 200 Breaststroke?

Did not swim best time at juniors. Refer the article above for explanation.

Swimmer A

But by that standard, why is Caeleb Dressel listed for the 50 free? His time of 22.36 at juniors was not a best time (best is 22.22 from junior worlds).

Also, Townley Haas is listed for the 400 free, but his time of 3:52.01 was not a lifetime best. Best is a 3:51.99 from juniors last year.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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