2016 Atlanta Futures: Upsets Galore at Day 2 Finals


The opening event set the tone for the surprises to come, as 15-year-old Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club, who came into the meet seeded 34th with 2:07.97, dropped another 3 seconds from the 2.9 she had shed in prelims, to win the 200 free with 2:01.99. Runner-up was 14-year-old Tristen Ulett of Dynamo Swim Club, whose 2:02.32 propelled her from 50th on the all-time list for 13-14 girls to 18th.

15-year-old Will Tarvestad of Triton Swimming won the men’s 200 free title with a best-by-1.3, 1:52.00. He held off Metro Atlantic’s Aitor Fungairino (1:52.10) and Dynamo’s Michael Taylor (1:52.44) to earn the victory.

In the women’s 100 breast, Cardinal Aquatics’ Kaylee Wheeler out-touched top qualifier Danielle Delatorre of Athens Bulldog Swim Club, 1:11.00 to 1:11.33. Joseph Hampel of Owensboro Marlins won the men’s event in 1:04.07.

Gator Swim Club’s Talia Bates led wire-to-wire to win the 100 fly title in 1:01.10 over Alena Kraus of Makos Aquatics (1:01.45) and South Florida’s Golding (1:01.74). The men’s race was an extremely tight battle; Raphael Marcoux from Swim Fort Lauderdale and Dynamo’s Derek Cox stopped the clock at the exact same time (55.46) to tie for first, while third-place Noah Henderson of Star Aquatics was only .05 behind with 55.61.

Marlins of Raleigh teammates Sarah Giamber and Brooke Rubendall went 1-2 in the women’s 400 IM, touching in 4:54.61 and 4:57.21, respectively. Their teammate Gregory Lombana, who was entered with 4:41.59 at 24th seed, blasted a 4:29.09 in prelims which he followed up with 4:29.66 to win in finals in the men’s race.

SwimMAC Carolina (Charlotte Hylinski, Katie Corbi, Chloe Harris, and Olwyn Bartis) won the women’s 400 free relay with 3:52.75, while Swim Fort Lauderdale (Philippe Marcoux, Nikita Tretyakov, Julien Pinon, and Raphael Marcoux) won the men’s race in 3:27.49.

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bobo gigi
7 years ago

Huge time drop for Kathleen Golding in the 200 free. Her PB before that meet was 2.06.36 from last year. She won in 2.01.99.
1.44s time drop for Tristen Ulett in 2.02.32.

7 years ago

Fast times!!

no doper in rio
Reply to  Hswimmer
7 years ago

Very fast times!

The future of American swimming is very bright!

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