2016 Jr Pan Pacs Day 2 Prelims: Cartwright Tops 100 FR Heats in 48.91


  • 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)
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Day 2 prelims at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships saw Australia’s 200 free duo from last night set up a rematch for tonight’s finals, this time in the 100 free. Jack Cartwright, the 200 free champ, raced to the top seed for finals with the only sub-49 swim of the morning. Cartwright posted a 48.91 to drop over half a second from his seed time.

His teammate, Louis Townsend, who was 2nd in the 200 free last night, also broke the 50-second barrer this morning with a 49.48 to grab 3rd in between Americans Cameron Craig (49.45) and Daniel Krueger (49.61).

Aside from the men’s 100 free, Team USA took the #1 seeds for finals in all 5 of the other events contested this morning. On the women’s side of the 100 free, Isabel Ivey led the field through prelims, posting a top time of 55.03.

In the 100 breast, Zoe Bartel and Jacob Montague were the fastest swimmers of the morning. Bartel topped the women’s heats with a 1:07.82, just ahead of teammate Allie Raab (1:07.92). Montague, on the other hand, led the men this morning with a 1:00.81, setting up a good race with Australia’s Matthew Wilson (1:01.03) and his USA teammate Reece Whitley (1:01.68) tonight.

Brooke Forde and Canada’s Mary-Sophie Harvey were narrowly separated in the women’s 400 IM prelims, with both clocking in at the 4:43-range. Forde was a touch faster, taking the top spot in 4:43.03 to Harvey’s 4:43.57.

Sean Grieshop, the reigning Junior World Champion, was the only swimmer under 4:20 in the men’s 400 IM prelims, cruising to a 4:18.07. Coming in 2nd overall behind Grieshop was his teammate Charlie Swanson, who clocked in at 4:21.97.

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*sigh* after hoffer being able to go a 56 in his back I had high hopes for his 100 free

samuel huntington

wow, Hoffer. How does one go 41.2 in yards and then 49.6 in long course?

also never heard of Cameron Craig but going 49.4 is nice


His underwaters are nasty. Not as good on top of the water yet


He was 45.5 SC and 56.8 LC in backstroke

samuel huntington

yes, but it just seems like a huge discrepancy. didn’t he go around the same time last summer?


Ryan Hoffer, another version of David Nolan and Austin Staab.
49.6 is a great swim for a 18yr old. Why do people think his 41.1 would translate into anything quicker?
56.8 on back another great swim. 45 in yards, bravo he can kick.
An ncaa dream, in 4 years he should be doing the world cups earning big dollar.


It is what it is. Nothing wrong with his swims he may transition to LCM or he may not. See Ryan Held for an example


I wouldn’t consider Ryan Held an underwater God.
I was praising Ryan Hoffer, why are people saying he’s gone 41.1 but only 49.6?
49.6 is outstanding, it has translated.

samuel huntington

I will disagree. 49.6 is not outstanding. I really wanted to see a 48


I understand, but at 18, and the pool doesn’t look amazing, plus a heat swim.
If you swim 48.6 you make the Olympic team (for USA on relay) so a second in 4 years is a great place to be.
Let’s not undermine how fast 48 is, even 48.9.
Adrian banging out 48.0 at every meet and then not dropping, makes it seem common and possibly undervalued.

Attila the Hunt

I agree. People undermine how difficult a 48 is.

There’s no reason Hoffer cannot translate to LCM if he tries hard enough and long enough.
Just look at Shield.


Dude have you looked at top 100 of all time? Only 2 people 17-18 have ever gone under 49. And guess what? Michael Phelps wasn’t even one of them. Give Hoffer a break, he dropped, went 49 mid. That’s fast!


Makes it even more impressive that Dressel went :48 when he was just 16. It’s great to see he’s confirmed his talent on the biggest stage — by going :47 in Rio

Jon Snow

Dressel never went 48 as 16 yo.
His 15/16 NAG record is 49.28
He went 48.78 last year


Cameron Craig has been a baller for a while now in the Michigan swimming scene, only recently he’s been tearing it up on the national stage. He’s been 1:45 200 IM, 47 low in both the 100 back and fly, and 43.5 in the 100 free. He was also a pretty high profile commitment to ASU last fall. He also had a pretty serious injury during short course season where he cut off a decent chunk of his thumb with a dumbell. Quite the amazing recovery if you ask me. The kid is going places.


Staab and Righi was able to make the transition


Montague is fast . Might break Andrews NAG tonight !

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