2016 JUNIOR PAN PACIFIC SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- 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
On day 3 of the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Team USA’s Lucie Nordmann swam to a new Meet Record in the women’s 200 back prelims. Nordman was just off her personal best time, posting a 2:09.59 to clear the old record of 2:09.68 which was done by Japan’s Sayaka Akase in 2010. The closest finisher to Nordmann this morning was Australia’s Kaylee McKeown, who came in at 2:12.21 for 2nd.
U.S. Olympic Trials finalist Michael Taylor also took took the top seed in dominating fashion on the men’s side. Taylor came in at 1:59.42, clocking a time over 2 seconds faster than anyone else as his teammate, Austin Katz, grabbed the 2nd seed with a 2:01.83.
Team USA also took the top spot through prelims in the 100 fly races on both the men’s and women’s sides. Eva Merrell led the women, posting a 59.08 to put herself just ahead of Canada’s Rebecca Smith (59.20). Also breaking the 1:00 barrier in prelims were Australia’s Gemma Cooney (59.80) and Team USA’s Cassidy Bayer (59.85) for the 3rd and 4th seeds heading into finals.
On the men’s side, USA teammates Cameron Craig and Noah Lense were separated by just hundredths to go 1-2 this morning. Craig, the 2nd place finisher in last night’s 100 free final, was a nail faster than Lense, topping the field in 53.14 to Lense’s 53.16.
Also contested this morning was the 400 freestyle, which saw China’s Li Bingjie as the only woman swimming sub-4:10. Bingjie just clipped the barrier to take the top spot in 4:09.99, putting her over 1.5 seconds ahead of any other swimmer of prelims.
The men saw 4 swimmers clock in at the 3:54-range, led by Australia’s Jacob Vincent in 3:54.30. Less than a tenth behind was Team USA’s Andrew Abruzzo in 3:54.39, followed by Canada’s Colin Gilbert (3:54.67) and the USA’s Trey Freeman (3:54.92).