2016 Speedo Juniors: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

2016 Speedo U.S. Junior National Championships

The 2016 Speedo U.S. Junior Nationals kicked off in Minneapolis this morning with some big swims from a deep pool of talented 18-and-under swimmers.

Day 1– Monday, August 8

Women’s 200 Meter Butterfly – Final

  • Jr World: 2:06.51  8/8/2015  Yufei Zhang, China
  • Meet: M 2:09.28 8/9/2010  Jasmine Tosky, Palo Alto Stanford
  • 17/18 NAG: 2:06.95 Katie McLaughlin  2015
  • 15/16 NAG: 2:05.96 Mary T. Meagher  1981
  • 13/14 NAG: 2:07.01 Mary T. Meagher  1979

Austin Swim Club’s Dakota Luther won the women’s 200 fly in 2:10.63, just a touch off her morning time but still nearly 2 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. While Riptide’s Regan Smith went out with Luther, the back half belonged to Texas Ford Aquatics’ Ashlyn Fiorilli who came home impressively. She finished second in 2:12.46, just edging Tide Swimming’s Callie Dickinson, who touched third with 2:12.64.

In the B final, Asheville Swim Club’s Mary Soule won a narrow race in 2:15.30 over Santa Clara Swim Club’s Sophie Krivokapic-Zhou (2:15.37) and Sarasota Y’s Isabel Traba (2:15.57). Natalie Whalen of North Texas Nadadores won the C final in 2:14.63.

Top 8

  1. Dakota Luther, 16 Austin Swim Club 2:10.63
  2. Ashly Fiorilli, 15 Texas Ford Aquatics 2:12.46
  3. Callie Dickinson, 16 Tide Swimming 2:12.64
  4. Carley Lowe, 16 Highlander Aquatic Club 2:12.79
  5. Regan Smith, 14 Riptide Swim Team 2:13.32
  6. Jewels Harris, 17 Crimson Tide Aquatics 2:13.44
  7. Kenisha Liu, 17 Brea Aquatics 2:15.51
  8. Coleen Gillilan, 15 Fort Collins Area 2:16.40

Men’s 200 Meter Butterfly – Final

  • Jr World: 1:55.92  8/27/2014 Andrew Seliskar, USA
  • Meet: M 1:56.54 8/5/2013  Andrew Seliskar, Nation’s Capital
  • 17/18 NAG: 1:53.93 Michael Phelps  2003
  • 15/16 NAG: 1:54.58 Michael Phelps  2001
  • 13/14 NAG: 1:59.02 Michael Phelps 2000

Will Macmillan of North Carolina Aquatic Club broke 2:00 for the first time en route to claiming the Speedo Junior Nationals title in the 200 fly. Fynn Minuth went 2:00.43 for second, coming to the wall just ahead of Sandpipers of Nevada’s Carter Grimes (2:00.88). Macmillan jumped to #38 all-time for 17-18 boys, while Minuth moved to #57 and Grimes, to #79.

The B final went to Zachary Smith of Crimson Tide with 2:02.77; next was Brendan Santana of Pacific Swim with 2:03.11, then Dane Florea of Columbia Swim Club with 2:03.18. Michael Brinegar won the C final in 2:04.21.

Top 8

  1. Will Macmillan, 18 North Carolina Aquatic Club 1:59.76
  2. Fynn Minuth, 18 Una Uscs-AM/SG 2:00.43
  3. Carter Grimes, 18 Sandpipers Of Nevada 2:00.88
  4. Jack LeVant, 16 North Texas Nadadores 2:01.30
  5. Spencer Carl, 17 Michigan Lakeshore 2:01.33
  6. Andrew Koustik, 17 Irvine Novaquatics 2:02.00
  7. Alex Dillmann, 18 Maverick Swim Club 2:02.60
  8. Jack McCaghren, 18 Memphis Thunder 2:03.45

Women’s 100 Meter Breaststroke – Final

  • Jr World: 1:05.39  8/20/2014 Ruta Meilutyte, Lithuania
  • Meet: M 1:08.29 8/7/2008  Kasey Carlson, Terrapins Swim Team
  • 17/18 NAG: 1:05.75 Kasey Carlson  2009
  • 15/16 NAG: 1:07.05 Megan Quann  2000
  • 13/14 NAG: 1:08.09 Amanda Beard  1996

Top-seeded Zoe Bartel from Fort Collins Area Swim Team threw down a big 1:08.11 to win the women’s 100 breast with a new meet record time, erasing the mark set by Kasey Carlson 8 years ago. Olivia Calegan of Greater Nebraska took it out very quickly, and was able to hold on just enough to keep a fast-charging Ema Rajic, Halle Morris, and Hanna Gresser at bay. Calegan finished second with 1:09.56. Rajic was third (1:10.19), touching just ahead of Morris (1:10.29) and Gresser (1:10.42).

Kaki Christensen, of Chelsea Piers came from behind to win the B final over Weston Swimming’s Sophie Angus, 1:10.46 to 1:11.12. Nicole Williams from Columbia Swim Club won the C final in 1:12.33.

Top 8

  1. Zoe Bartel, 15 Fort Collins Area Swim Team 1:08.11M
  2. Olivia Calegan, 16 Greater Nebraska 1:09.56
  3. Ema Rajic, 16 Champaign Cnty Y 1:10.19
  4. Halle Morris, 17 North Bay Aqu Aquatics ati 1:10.29
  5. Hanna Gresser, 17 Firestone Akron 1:10.42
  6. Rachel Ramey, 17 Texas Ford Aquatics 1:11.39
  7. Alicia Harrison, 17 Buenaventura Swim Team 1:11.84
  8. Carly Hart, 17 Firestone Akron 1:11.86

Men’s 100 Meter Breaststroke – Final

  • Jr World: 1:00.12  8/25/2015 Anton Chupkov, RUS
  • Meet: M 1:00.75 8/8/2016 Michael Andrew, Race Pace Club
  • 17/18 NAG: 59.82 Michael Andrew  2016
  • 15/16NAG: 1:00.68 Michael Andrew  2015
  • 13/14 NAG: 1:03.23 Reece Whitley  2014

Race Pace Club’s Michael Andrew, who should legitimately hold the Junior World Record with the 59.82 he went at U.S. Olympic Trials in June (but FINA has not yet ratified it), lowered the Speedo Junior Nationals meet record he had set in the morning prelims session with his finals swim of 1:00.08. Out in a blazing 27.99, Andrew finished in 32.09 to clock a 1:00.08. Devon Nowicki of AquaSwimClub also improved on his morning time, going 1:01.06 to move from #11 to #4 on the all-time list for 17-18 boys. 16-year-old Daniel Roy of Spokane Area Swim Team finished third with a personal-best 1:02.22, moving him up to #4 on the all-time list for 15-16 boys.

The B final went to Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team’s Brennan Pastorek, who led from start to finish and won with a 1:03.07, taking nearly 8/10 off his personal best. Robert Hughes of King Aquatic Club was second in the heat with 1:04.18. Eastern Express’ Connor Doyle claimed the C final crown with 1:04.96.

Top 8

  1. Michael Andrew, 17 Race Pace Club 1:00.08M
  2. Devon Nowicki, 18 AquaSwimClub 1:01.06M
  3. Daniel Roy, 16 Spokane Area Swim Team 1:02.22
  4. AJ Bornstein, 16 Ridgefield Aquatics 1:03.47
  5. Jake Foster, 15 Mason Manta Rays 1:03.78
  6. Dillon Hillis, 15 Manhattan Makos 1:04.12
  7. Charles Scheinfeld, 16 New Trier Swim Club 1:04.25
  8. Mitch Hovis, 17 King Aquatic Club 1:04.48

Women’s 800 Meter Freestyle

  • Jr World: 8:11.00  8/24/2014 Katie Ledecky, USA
  • Meet: M 8:30.84 8/13/2012 Gillian Ryan, North Baltimore
  • 17/18 NAG: 8:28.54 Becca Mann  2012
  • 15/16NAG: 8:13.86 Katie Ledecky  2013
  • 13/14 NAG: 8:06:68 Katie Ledecky  2016

14-year-old Chase Travis of North Baltimore Aquatic Club posted the top time out of the earlier heats, dropping 10.6 seconds to lead the field with 8:43.47. She vaulted to #28 on the all-time list for 13-14 girls, just ahead of Chloe Sutton. In the heat that swam with finals, Madelyn Donohoe of The Fish set the pace early on, leading through the 400. Taylor Ault of La Mirada Armada then made a move from lane 2, and was firmly in control by the 500 turn. Ault built up a nice lead and never relinquished it, even though she was challenged over the last 200 by Magnolia Aquatic Club’s Joy Field. A the end Ault got the win in 8:37.97, her best by 5.6 seconds, and the 57th-fastest time in history for 17-18 girls. Field came in second with 8:38.94. Sandpipers of Nevada’s Erica Sullivan placed third with 8:41.52. Donohoe’s 8:42.10 was good for fourth place, just ahead of NBAC’s Travis.

Top 8

  1. Taylor Ault, 17 La Mirada Armada 8:37.97
  2. Joy Field, 17 Magnolia Aquatic Club 8:38.94
  3. Erica Sullivan, 15 Sandpipers Of Nevada 8:41.52
  4. Madelyn Donohoe, 14 The Fish 8:42.10
  5. Chase Travis, 14 North Baltimore 8:43.47
  6. Morgan Tankersley, 17 Greater Tampa 8:46.53
  7. Hailey Houck, 18 Sandpipers Of Nevada 8:46.55
  8. Haley Yelle, 17 Mansfield Aquatic Club 8:48.41

Men’s 1500 Meter Freestyle

  • Jr World: 14:51.55  4/1/2014  Mack Horton, USA
  • Meet: M 15:23.01 8/13/2012 Jordan Wilimovsky, Team Santa Monica
  • 17/18 NAG: 14:45.29 Larsen Jensen  2004
  • 15/16NAG: 15:03.91 Bobby Hackett  1976
  • 13/14 NAG: 15:31.03 Jesse Vassallo  1976

Alamo Area 15-year-old Mikey Calvillo posted the fastest time of the morning, dropping 13.5 seconds to lead the pack with 15:42.76. In the final heat, the middle lanes provided much excitement as Johannes Calloni of Scarlet Aquatics, Aaron Apel of Scottsdale Aquatic Club, and FAST Swim Team’s Simon Lamar traded leads and battled each other throughout most of the race. Calloni (15:16.62), Apel (15:17.60), and Lamar (15:22.03) all broke the meet record of 15:23.01 set by Jordan Wilimovsky in 2012.

Top 8

  1. Johannes Calloni, 16 Scarlet Aquatics 15:16.62M
  2. Aaron Apel, 17 Scottsdale Aquatic Club 15:17.60M
  3. Simon Lamar, 16 Fast Swim Team 15:22.03M
  4. C. Smith, 17 Sarasota Tsunami 15:36.75
  5. Mikey Calvillo, 15 Alamo Area Aquatics 15:42.76
  6. Joshua McDonald, 17 Cincinnati Marlins 15:47.74
  7. Eric Knowles, 17 Dayton Raiders 15:48.84
  8. Nicholas McDowell, 18 Sandpipers Of Nevada 15:49.09

 

 

 

 

 

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