2016 Speedo Juniors: Day 2 Prelims Recap

2016 Speedo U.S. Junior National Championships

Day 2 – Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Women’s 200 Meter Backstroke – Prelims

  • Jr World: 2:07.43 8/15/2015 Daria Ustinova
  • Meet: 2:09.04 8/6/2013 Kylie Stewart
  • 17/18 NAG: 2:04.06 Missy Franklin  2012
  • 15/16 NAG: 2:05.10 Missy Franklin  2011
  • 13/14 NAG: 2:09.16 Missy Franklin  2009

Top-seeded Lucie Nordmann of Magnolia Aquatic Club posted the morning’s top time (2:11.64), but Riptide’s Regan Smith, who has been on a tear over the last two weeks, dropped 7/10 to move into the second position with 2:11.89 heading into tonight’s final. Smith pops up two spots on the all-time list for 13-14 girls with that swim, moving past Nordmann to #10. Tide Swimming’s Callie Dickinson qualified third with 2:12.69. Audrey Reimer of Fort Collins Area Swim Team dropped 1.6 seconds to squeeze into the championship final, having been seeded 27th on the psych sheet.

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Lucie Nordmann, 16 Magnolia Aquatic 2:11.64
  2. Regan Smith, 14 Riptide 2:11.89
  3. Callie Dickinson, 16 Tide Swimming 2:12.69
  4. Katharine Berkoff, 15 Missoula Aquatic 2:14.33
  5. Marcie Maguire, 16 Ridgefield Aquatic 2:14.95
  6. Grace Ariola, 16 Waves Bloomington 2:15.18
  7. Abi Wilder, 17 Bolles School Sharks 2:15.23
  8. Audrey Reimer, 16 Fort Collins Area 2:15.49

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Bayley Stewart, 16 Fort Collins Area 2:15.56
  2. Amanda Smith, 17 Nky Clippers 2:15.63
  3. Taylor McCoy, 17 Gold Medal Swim 2:15.76
  4. Sammie Burchill, 17 Carmel Swim Club 2:15.94
  5. Solie Laughlin, 18 Buenaventura 2:16.11
  6. Kelly Pash, 15 Carmel Swim Club 2:16.43
  7. Brynne O’Shea, 16 Multnomah Athletic 2:16.47
  8. Lauren Poole, 15 North Baltimore 2:16.95

Men’s 200 Meter Backstroke – Prelims

  • Jr World: 1:56.79 8/7/2015 Li Guangyuan
  • Meet: 1:58.83 8/6/2013 Alexander Katz
  • 17/18 NAG: 1:55.15 Aaron Piersol  2002
  • 15/16 NAG: 1:57.03 Aaron Piersol  2000
  • 13/14 NAG: 2:02.78 Aaron Piersol  1998

The Beach twins of Quest Swimming stole the show in the men’s 200 back prelims; Clark Beach dropped 2 seconds and Ethan Beach took 9/10 off his seed time to qualify first and fourth, respectively. The top two seeds coming into the meet, Josh Artman of Austin Swim Club and Alessandro Boratto of Upper Dublin Aquatic Club qualified second and third, respectively, with 2:00.93 and 2:02.03.

There were quite a few big drops in the 200 back. Ethan Harder of Billings Aquatic Club improved by more than 2.1 seconds and moved from 30th on the psych sheet to 7th out of heats. Sam Iida of Glenview Titan Aquatic Club was 1.5 seconds faster. Making the B final with big drops were Thomas Anderson of King Aquatic Club (-4.8), Charlie Ryan of Upper Dublin Aquatic Club (-2.3), John Whiteside of Westport/Weston Family Y Swim Team (-1.5), and Connor Doyle of Eastern Express (-1.2).

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Clark Beach, 17 Quest Swimming 2:00.05
  2. Josh Artmann, 17 Austin Swim Club 2:00.93
  3. Alessandro Boratto, 16 Upper Dublin 2:02.03
  4. Ethan Beach, 17 Quest Swimming 2:02.82
  5. Tal Davis, 17 Team Greenville 2:03.93
  6. Sam Iida, 17 Glenview Titan 2:04.62
  7. Ethan Harder, 16 Billings Aquatic 2:04.89
  8. Peter Larson, 15 Edina Swim Club 2:04.94

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Connor Doyle, 17 Eastern Express 2:04.98
  2. Spencer Carl, 17 Michigan Lakeshore 2:05.19
  3. Justin Grender, 16 Cincinnati Marlins 2:05.27
  4. John Whiteside, 18 Westport/Weston 2:05.60
  5. Steve Medvedev, 17 Hollywood Swimming 2:05.89
  6. Charlie Ryan, 17 Upper Dublin 2:05.90
  7. Thomas Anderson, 18 King Aquatic Club 2:05.91
  8. Niles Biolley, 18 Buenaventura 2:06.30

Women’s 100 Meter Freestyle – Prelims

  • Jr World: 53.31 4/9/2016 Penelope Oleksiak
  • Meet: 54.03 8/11/2009 Missy Franklin
  • 17/18 NAG: 53.25r Simone Manuel  2014
  • 15/16 NAG: 53.63 Missy Franklin  2011
  • 13/14 NAG: 54.03 Missy Franklin  2009

The top three qualifiers in the women’s 100 free all had nice time drops in prelims to land them the middle lanes for tonight’s final. Morgan Scott of Central Bucks Swim Team took nearly 4/10 off her previous best to qualify first for finals; she is now #46 on the all-time list for 15-16 girls. North Bay Aquatics’ Miki Dahlke improved by exactly 1/10 for the second spot, while Greater Tampa Swimming Association’s Morgan Tankersley dropped .35 for the third position.

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Morgan Scott, 16 Central Bucks 56.23
  2. Miki Dahlke, 18 North Bay Aquatics 56.24
  3. Morgan Tankersley, 17 Greater Tampa 56.25
  4. Kenisha Liu, 17 Brea Aquatics 56.32
  5. Trude Rothrock, 17 Carmel Swim Club 56.40
  6. Melissa Pish, 16 Waves Bloomington 56.61
  7. Anya Goeders, 15 Mako Swim Team 56.87
  8. Riley Gaines, 16 Excel Aquatics 56.90

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Kelly Pash, 15 Carmel Swim Club 57.07
  2. Miranda Heckman, 15 Pleasanton 57.09
  3. Regan Smith, 14 Riptide 57.14
  4. Lucie Nordmann, 16 Magnolia 57.20
  5. Dakota Luther, 16 Austin Swim Club 57.30
  6. Rachel Wittmer, 17 Aquajets 57.38
  7. Emma Nordin, 16 Carmel Swim Club 57.44
  8. Diana Dunn, 16 Austin Swim Club 57.45

Men’s 100 Meter Freestyle – Prelims

  • Jr World: 48.03 4/11/2016 Kyle Chalmers
  • Meet: 49.06 8/10/2010 Vladimir Morozov
  • 17/18 NAG: 53.25r Simone Manuel  2014
  • 15/16 NAG: 49.28 Caeleb Dressel  2013
  • 13/14 NAG: 48.78 Caeleb Dressel  2015

Top-seeded Michael Andrew of Race Pace Club was right on his time with a strong 50.47 swim in prelims to qualify first for tonight’s final. David Madej of SwimStrongsville lopped nearly a half-second off his seed time to dip under 51 seconds for the first time. The swim earned him the right to lane 5 in finals and moved him up to #21 on the all-time list for 15-16 boys. Cody Bybee of Dayton Riders dropped 4/10 to qualify third for finals with 51.14.

Several other big drops landed their swimmers in the A final: Sam Schilling of Aquajets (-.80), Levente Bathory of Enfinity Aquatic Club (-.61), Jake Sannem of Upper Dublin Aquatic Club (-.54), and Matthew Willenbring of Austin Swim Club (-.52).

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Michael Andrew, 17 Race Pace Club 50.47
  2. David Madej, 16 Swim-Le 50.94
  3. Cody Bybee, 17 Dayton Raiders 51.14
  4. Sam Schilling, 18 Aquajets 51.22
  5. Drew Kibler, 16 Carmel Swim Club 51.22
  6. Matthew Willenbring, 16 Austin Swim Club 51.26
  7. Levent Bathory, 17 Enfinity Aquatic 51.27
  8. Jake Sannem, 17 Upper Dublin 51.29

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Jack LeVant, 16 North Texas 51.32
  2. John Whiteside, 18 Westport/Weston 51.36
  3. Tommy Cope, 18 Dayton Raiders 51.48
  4. Josh Walsh, 17 Memphis Thunder 51.54
  5. Alberto Mestre, 17 Tiger Shark Swim 1.64
  6. Will Macmillan, 18 North Carolina 51.92
  7. Brennan Pastorek, 17 Georgia Coastal 51.97
  8. Ariel Spektor, 17 Bolles School Sharks 52.02

Women’s 400 Meter IM – Prelims

  • Jr World: 4:39.01 8/25/2015 Rosie Rudin
  • Meet: 4:38.97 8/6/2013 Ella Eastin
  • 17/18 NAG: 4:31.78 Elizabeth Beisel  2011
  • 15/16 NAG: 4:32.87 Elizabeth Beisel  2008
  • 13/14 NAG: 4:39.76 Becca Mann  2012

Top-seeded Lauren Edelman of Fishers Area Swim Team cruised to a 4:49.59 in prelims to lead the field into finals tonight. Carmel Swim Club’s Sammie Burchill (4:51.92) and Sandpipers of Nevada’s Hailey Houck (4:52.07) were close to their seed times as well, and came out of heats second and third, respectively. Dannie Dilsaver of Greater Nebraska moved from 9th on the psych sheet to the 4th qualifying position, dropping 2/10 for 4:53.19. Maggie Jahns of Fishers Area Swim Team jumped 15 spots with her 1.1-second drop, moving to seventh with 4:56.01.

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Lauren Edelman, 17 Fishers Area 4:49.59
  2. Sammie Burchill, 17 Carmel Swim Club 4:51.92
  3. Hailey Houck, 18 Sandpipers 4:52.07
  4. Dannie Dilsaver, 17 Greater Nebraska 4:53.19
  5. Carley Lowe, 16 Highlander 4:54.96
  6. Kenisha Liu, 17 Brea Aquatics 4:55.26
  7. Maggie Jahns, 18 Fishers Area 4:56.01
  8. Camryn Toney, 17 Texas Ford 4:56.11

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Mary Soule, 17 Asheville Swim 4:56.36
  2. Ashly Fiorilli, 15 Texas Ford 4:57.25
  3. Danika Katzer, 16 Coast Guard Blue 4:57.60
  4. Chase Travis, 14 North Baltimore 4:58.26
  5. Michelle Owens, 17 The Fish 4:59.03
  6. Solie Laughlin, 18 Buenaventura 4:59.06
  7. Coleen Gillilan, 15 Fort Collins 4:59.10
  8. Mikki Thompson, 16 Brea Aquatics 4:59.29

Men’s 400 Meter IM – Prelims

  • Jr World: 4:14.07 12/17/2015 Brandonn Almeida
  • Meet: 4:14.51 8/6/2013 Joseph Bentz
  • 17/18 NAG: 4:09.09 Michael Phelps  2003
  • 15/16 NAG: 4:15.20 Michael Phelps  2001
  • 13/14 NAG: 4:24.77 Michael Phelps  2000

A half-second drop by Ridgefield Aquatic Club’s Kieran Smith landed him the top qualifying spot in the men’s 400 IM; he clocked a 4:25.52 in prelims to jump 2 spots to #25 all-time for 15-16 boys. Jake Foster of Mason Manta Rays, who qualified fifth in 4:27.80, also moved up on the 15-16 top 100; he is now #66 all-time. His younger brother Carson Foster qualified fourth in 4:27.77, just behind Sam Iida (4:27.13) and Team Greenville’s Tal Davis (4:27.223).

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Kieran Smith, 16 Ridgefield Aquatic 4:25.52
  2. Sam Iida, 17 Glenview Titan 4:27.13
  3. Tal Davis, 17 Team Greenville 4:27.23
  4. Carson Foster, 14 Mason Manta Rays 4:27.77
  5. Jake Foster, 15 Mason Manta Rays 4:27.80
  6. Eric Knowles, 17 Dayton Raiders 4:28.16
  7. Carter Grimes, 18 Sandpipers 4:28.30
  8. Matthew Jerden, 17 Indiana Swim Team 4:30.73

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Kevin Vargas, 15 La Mirada Armada 4:31.30
  2. Miguel Jacome, 16 Lancaster 4:32.12
  3. Colter Carman, 17 North Texas 4:32.12
  4. Dane Florea, 16 Columbia Swim 4:32.24
  5. Nick Smith, 17 Nky Clippers 4:32.25
  6. Lyon Zhang, 16 Pleasanton 4:32.43
  7. Jarod Arroyo, 15 Wasatch Front 4:32.53
  8. Christopher Jhong, 16 Pleasanton 4:32.92

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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