2016 Jr Pan Pacific Championships Day 4 Finals


  • Wednesday August 24th-Saturday August 27th
  • Maui, Hawaii, United States of America
  • Prelims – 9 am local (3pm EDT)
  • Finals – 5 pm local (11 pm EDT)
  • Psych Sheets and Live Results

Women’s 200 IM

  1. Mary-Sophie Harvey (CAN) – 2:12.39
  2. Alex Walsh (USA) – 2:13.14
  3. Margaret Aroesty (USA) – 2:13.23

Mary-Sophie Harvey of Canada took the women’s 200 IM in a time of 2:12.39. 15 year old American Alex Walsh had the lead going into the final 50 meters, but was not able to hold off Harvey. Walsh had just enough to finish nine one-hundredths of a second over fellow American Margaret Aroesty in a time of 2:13.14. Aroesty earned the bronze in a time of 2:13.23.

With her time Walsh places here ninth in all-time in the United States for 15-16 year olds.

Men’s 200 IM

  1. Juran Mizohata (JPN) – 2:01.35
  2. Tomoy Takeuchi (JPN)  – 2:02.00
  3. Charlie Swanson (USA) – 2:02.57

The Japanese men took gold and silver in the 200 IM. Juran Mizohata took the event in a time of 2:01.35 followed by Tomoy Takeuchi who hit the wall in a time of 2:02.00. American Charlie Swanson finished third in a time of 2:02.57.

Women’s 50 Freestyle

  1. Anya Goeders (USA) – 24.85
  2. Marta Ciesla (USA) – 25.18
  3. Gabrielle Fa’Amausili (NZL) – 25.36

16 year old American Anya Goeders won the women’s 50 freestyle with relative ease hitting the wall in a time of 24.85. Goeders was only five one-hundredths of a second off of Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel‘s American age group record of 24.80. Her time puts her second all-time in the United States for 15-16 year olds.

Fellow American Marta Ciesla finished second in a time of 24.85 followed by Gabrielle Fa’Amausili who posted a time of 25.36. Fa’Amausili’s time was a tenth of a second slower than the 25.26 which she put up in prelims, which was a national age group record for 16 year olds.

Men’s 50 freestyle

  1. Jack Cartwright (AUS) – 22.28
  2. Jack Franzman (USA) – 22.68
  3. Ryan Hoffer (USA) – 22.77

With his win in the 50 freestyle Australian Jack Cartwright completes a sweep of the sprint freestyle events winning the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle in Maui. Cartwright took the event in a time of 22.28 followed by Americans Jack Franzman (22.68) and Ryan Hoffer (22.77)

Women’s 200 breaststroke

  1. Zoe Bartel (USA) – 2:25.46
  2. Kelsey Wog (CAN) – 2:26.51
  3. Allie Raab (USA) – 2:26.83

15 year old American Zoe Bartel took the women’s 200 breaststroke in Championship record time of 2:25.46. Bartel broke the competition record of 2:25.78, which Canadian Kierra Smith set in 2012. She was also only 11 one-hundredths of a second off of Anita Nall’s American 15-16 year old age group record of 2:25.35.

Canadian Kelsey Wog finished second in a time of 2:26.51 followed by American Allie Raab who hit the wall in a time of 2:26.83. The 16 year old Raab places sixth sixth all-time in the United States for 15-16 year olds

Men’s 200 breaststroke

  1. Ippei Miyamoto (JPN) – 2:10.51
  2. Matthew Wilson (AUS) – 2:11.33
  3. Daniel Roy (USA) – 2:12.17

Ippei Miyamoto of Japan won the men’s 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:10.51. Australian Matthew Wilson finished second in a time of 2:11.33 followed by American Daniel Roy who recorded a 2:12.17.

Women’s 1500 freestyle

  1. Joy Field (USA) – 16:14.79
  2. Olivia Anderson (CAN) – 16:18.66
  3. Erica Sullivan (USA) – 16:28.75

Canadian Olivia Anderson led the women’s 1500 freestyle up until the 1000 meter mark, which is where American Joy Field took over the lead, as lead she would not relinquish. Field won the event in a time of 16:14.79 followed by Anderson who posted a 16:18.66.

Erica Sullivan of the United States finished third in a time of 16:28.75.

Men’s 800 freestyle

  1. Robert Finke (USA) – 7:55.16
  2. Andrew Abruzzo (USA) – 7:59.76
  3. Jacob Vincent (AUS) – 8:01.86

Robert Finke, who took the men’s 1500 freestyle on Wednesday, won the 800 freestyle on Saturday evening in a time of 7:55.16. Finke broke the previous Championship record of 7:56.94 set by Australian Matthew Levings in 2012. Fellow American Andrew Abruzzo finished second in a time of 7:59.76 followed by Australian Jacob Vincent who hit the wall in a time of 8:01.86.

Women’s 4 x 100 medley relay

  1. United States – 4:02.82
  2. Canada – 4:03.42
  3. Australia – 4:06.70

The race for the gold in the women’s 4 x 100 medley came down to the final 100 meters. Going into the freestyle leg of the relay the Canadians had a lead of two one-hundredths of a second over the American, but in the final 100 meters Isabel Ivey got the better of Sarah Darcel. Ivey finishing in a time of 4:02.82 splitting a time of 54.74. Darcel hit the wall in a time of 4:03.42 splitting a time of 55.36.

Both teams were under the Championship record of 4:03.44 which was posted by the Americans in 2014.

The Australians finished third in a time of 4:06.70.

Men’s 4 x 100 medley relay

  1. United States – 3:37.42
  2. Japan – 3:40.37
  3. Australia – 3:41.53

The American men won the 4 x 100 medley relay with ease posting a time of 3:37.42, almost a full three seconds ahead of the field. Japan finished second in a time of 3:40.37 followed the Australians who recorded a 3:41.53.







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Sergey v

Even though USA has no problem in w100 breast, it still yet to find rightful successor to Rebecca Soni in 200, right now Zoe Bartel is answering the call. Bartel won the event in convincing, confident manner and breaking Kierra Smith’s meet record in 2:25.46 in the process. Ippei Miyamoto won boys 200 breast in 2:10.51 to Matthew Wilson’s 2:11 in an exciting battle with last 50 spirited surge. Wilson was trying to catch up in the last 15 metres but Miyamoto maintained his speed and did not relinquish. Robert Finke broke another meet record, this time he smashed 800 meet record in 7:55.16. The future of US men’s distance is pretty bright. AMAZING battle in the girls 4×100 medley… Read more »


At this point in time, Wilson’s 200 is well ahead of his 100. He barely missed the AUS QT for the 200 and arguably should have been picked for Rio, even if only for the experience. However, by finishing 3rd in the 100, he ruled out the option of selecting him as medley relay cover then entering him in the 200. Like a number in this squad, the promise is there but the issue will be whether they progress further or have they already hit their ceiling. Your comments re W4XMED may well play out but CAN’s issues will remain thus; can another butterfier become a regular sub57 thus allowing Oleksiak to swim anchor or can another freestyler nudge below… Read more »

Bill G

Re: Canada’s W4x100 medley relay, I’m less worried about fly/free than I am about breast-stroke. In the fly, at worlds in Kazan, Katerine Savard and Noemie Thomas finished 5th and 8th. Thomas swam a 57.0 at trials in April, just behind Oleksiak. Thomas is 20, still at Cal, will can be expected to swim through the next quadrennial. She had a poor Olympics – it happens. I suspect she will back in the mix. (Savard is 23 and her swimming future is a bit more uncertain). Rebecca Smith’s swims at Jr Pan Pacs add her as a possibility. . If another flyer doesn’t emerge, a Oleksiak-Ruck fly-free combo appears promising. At Rio, Canada’s van Langeghem finished ~10th in the 100m… Read more »


A fair read. In all honesty, future prognostications are frankly very airy as so many swimmers futures lie in a state of flux after every Olympics. There will always be a significant tranche of retirements; many of which are “expected” but there’s always the surprise packets who may decide to get out whilst on top or who conversely call “time out” which inevitably morph into permanent time out. As with any age-groupers, even the outstanding who may’ve hit the summit of senior level can hit hurdles be they that of physical maturity or otherwise. Some will negotiate it smoothly but others don’t…..knowing WHO will do so is the operative question.

Sergey v

In 50 free, Jack Franzman was doing his best impersonation of Hulk Smash to get psyched before the start, and it apparently worked as he finished second. Hoffer was out like a bullet with great underwater, but Jack Cartwright reeled him in and won comfortably in 22.28, just 0.08 off the meet record. Hoffer finished third in 22.77 and his SCY-LCM disconnect remains. I’m very impressed with Cartwright who cleaned up 50-100-200; he’s not particularly tall and big like Chalmers (even Ryan Hoffer looks like a giant standing next to Cartwright) but his technique is fantastic. Canada will be USA main competitor in w4x200, but Australia with Cartwright-Chalmers-Horton-McEvoy will be the main challengers in the men’s side.

Sergey v

Alex Walsh has been swimming fantastic 200 IM. She lowered PB twice, from 2:16.72 in March to 2:14.87 in the prelims this morning and then lowered it again to 2:13.14 in the final to finish second behind Canadian Mary-Sophie Harvey who finished very strongly in 2:12.39 with the free split of 30.36.

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