2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships Day 2: Finals Recap


  • 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 100 freestyle

  1. Isabel Ivey (USA) – 54.95
  2. Rebecca Smith (CAN) – 55.06
  3. Liu Zixuan (CHN) – 55.42

Last night in the 200 freestyle American Isabel Ivey made her push for the top of the medal podium in the second half of the race and missed out on the silver by four one-hundredths of a second. Tonight she took the lead from the start turning at the 50 mark in a time of 26.51, one one-hundredth of a second faster than Canadian Rebecca Smith who did win the silver in the 200 freestyle. The two battled up until the last stroke where Ivey hit the wall 11 one-hundredths of a second ahead of Smith posting a time of 54.94.

Smith finished second, to collect her second silver of the competition, in a time of 55.06 followed by Liu Zixuan of China who recorded a 55.42.

Men’s 100 freestyle

  1. Jack Cartwright (AUS) – 49.14
  2. Cameron Craig (USA) – 49.41
  3. Louis Townsend (AUS) – 49.58

Australian Jack Cartwright had a spectacular morning wim posting a time of 48.91 breaking the competition record of 49.24 set by American Matt Ellis in 2012. Cartwright was not able to match that time this evening hitting the wall in a 49.14, but did pick up his second gold of the competition.

American Cameron Craig broke up another Aussie one-two finish, which we saw in the men’s 200 freestyle, collecting the silver in a time of 49.41. Australian Louis Townsend, who finished second to Cartwright in the 200 freestyle on Wednesday, took the bronze in a time of 49.58.

Women’s 100 breaststroke

  1. Zoe Bartel (USA) – 1:07.87
  2. Allie Raab (USA) – 1:07.95
  3. Kelsey Wog (CAN) – 1:08.02

The women’s 100 breaststroke was a tight race from start to finish. American Zoe Bartel turned first in a time of 31.83 followed by Canadian Kelsey Wog who split a 32.06 and fellow American Allie Raab who swam the first 50 in a 32.40. Raab had the fastest second 50 by far, but was not able to catch Bartel who won the event in a time of 1:07.87. Raab finished second in a time of 1:07.95 followed by Wog who posted a 1:08.02.

Men’s 100 breaststroke

  1. Jacob Montague (USA) – 1:00.68
  2. Matthew Wilson (AUS) – 1:00.91
  3. Reece Whitley (USA) – 1:00.95

At the 50 meter mark there was only two one-hundredths of a second separating Australian Matthew Wilson, who turned in a time of 28.81 and American Jacob Montague, who split a 28.83. Montague pulled away in the second half of the race finishing with a winning time of 1:00.68. American Reece Whitley, who turned at the halfway mark in a time of 29.13, came close to catching Wilson, but ran out of room. Wilson won the silver in a time of 1:00.91 while Whitley collected the bronze in a time of 1:00.95.

With his time Montague becomes one of only three American 18 year old men in history to go under 1:01 in the 100 breaststroke:

  1. Michael Andrew – 59.82 (2016)
  2. Keven Cordes – 1:00.47 (2012)
  3. Jacob Montague – 1:00.68 (2016)
  4. Carsten Vissering – 1:00.86 (2015).

The 17 year old Wilson was not far off his Australian age group record of 1:00.54, which he posted in July while Whitley’s swim may have been the most impressive of them. The 16 year old American became the second fastest American in history for his age:

  1. Michael Andrew – 1:00.68 (2015)
  2. Reece Whitely – 1:00.95 (2016)
  3. Noah Emerson – 1:00.99 (2016)

Women’s 400 IM

  1. Sarah Darcel (CAN) – 4:39.83
  2. Brooke Forde (USA) – 4:40.98
  3. Mary-Sophie Harvey (CAN) – 4:42.49

Sarah Darcel picked up Canada’s first gold medal of the championships winning the women’s 400 IM After the first 100 meters Darcel separated herself from the field finishing with a winning time of 4:39.83. American Brooke Forde finished second in a time of 4:40.98 followed by Darcel’s teammate Mary-Sophie Harvey.

Men’s 400 IM

  1. Sean Grieshop (USA) – 4:16.05
  2. Charlie Swanson (USA) – 4:17.37
  3. Tomoy Takeuchi (JPN) – 4:19.13

American Sean Grieshop took gold in the men’s 400 IM at last summer’s World Junior Championships in Singapore put his hand on the wall first again in Maui. Grieshop pull away from the field in the backstroke eventually hitting the wall in a winning time of 4:16.05. Fellow American Charlie Swanson finished second in a time of 4:17.37 followed by Tomoy Takeuchi of Japan who posted a time of 4:19.13.

Women’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay

  1. United States – 8:02.88
  2. Australia – 8:05.43
  3. Japan – 8:08.12

The American relay consisting of Lauren Pitzer, Courtney Harnish, Brooke Forde and Isabel Ivey took the women’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay with relative ease hitting the wall in a time of 8:02.88 finishing over two seconds ahead of the Australian women. The Australians touched in a time of 8:05.43 followed by Japan who finished in a time of 8:08.12.

Men’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay

  1. Australia – 7:20.41
  2. United States – 7:22.73
  3. Canada – 7:23.85

The Australian made up of Louis Townsend, Elijah Winnington, Daniel Jacobson and Jack Cartwright took the men’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay in a time of 7:20.41. The Americans finished second in a time of 7:22.73 followed by the Canadians who posted a time of 7:23.85.



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tea rex
7 years ago

The Japanese are phoning in this meet. Usually very competitive.

bobo gigi
7 years ago

Another day of American domination.
Isabel Ivey is a great 100 free/200 free prospect.
US breaststroke goes very well. 2 teenagers under 1.08 on the girls’ side. And big time drop for Jacob Montague.
For the rest, looks like it’s tough for some guys to go faster in finals. But it’s not so weird. Take the American sprinters for example. Only 2 swim in A-final. Krueger had to swim at 100% in prelims in 49.61 to be ahead of Hoffer (49.69) and Kibler (50.13). Big meet for Cameron Craig so far. And big meet for Australian Jake Cartwright too who wins the 200 free after winning the 200 free. Drew Kibler will very soon break the 50-second… Read more »

Zika Ziki
Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

Great battle in women’s 400 free?
No uh.
If she’s not sick, Li Bingjie will runaway and destroy the field.

Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

Tons of down votes for bobo when all he did was post times? Posting times get down votes? Shaking my head in disbelief.

7 years ago

Isabel Ivey and Jack Cartwright, great to see that my picks were right and the pure swimming skills, not just the physical ones, can make the difference.
Swimming, I love you.

Zika Ziki
7 years ago

Compared to yesterday’s results, the performances today are ok but nothing too impressive. Hopefully it will improve tomorrow.

7 years ago

Pretty sure there was a meet record in the women’s 100 breast today…

Sergey v
Reply to  swimdaddave
7 years ago

The women’s 100 breast meet record was swum in the prelims. Same goes for men’s 100 free.

Attila the Hunt
7 years ago

Bobo, are you still convinced that Ryan Hoffer planned to peak at junior pan pacs, instead of Olympics trials?

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7 years ago


Reply to  Attila the Hunt
7 years ago

To be fair, Hoffer did swim a slight PB of 49.69 in the heats, compared to a 50.69 at trials. So there is no doubt he is swimming faster here.

Reply to  Emg1986
7 years ago

But not exactly a barnstorming improvements on last year.

Reply to  Emg1986
7 years ago

He tapered for OT

big calves
Reply to  Attila the Hunt
7 years ago

Convinced!? It was more like he thought maybe…

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