2016 Speedo Juniors: Day 3 Prelims Recap

2016 Speedo U.S. Junior National Championships

Day 3 – Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Women’s 400 Meter Freestyle – Prelims

  • Jr World: 3:58.37 8/23/2014 Katie Ledecky
  • Meet: 4:07.26 8/15/2012 Gillian Ryan
  • 17/18 NAG: 3:58.37 Katie Ledecky  2014
  • 15/16 NAG: 3:59.82 Katie Ledecky  2013
  • 13/14 NAG: 4:07.15 Cynthia Woodhead  1978

It was a quick morning at Speedo Juniors, and while no one in the top 8 dropped time to get there, several swimmers who might have been expected to contest the championship final tonight added just enough time in the morning to keep them out. Erica Sullivan of Sandpipers of Nevada led the field with 4:16.04; she came into the meet with the top seed time by 7/10. Magnolia Aquatic Club’s Joy Field qualified seond with 4:16.58, just ahead of La Mirada Armada’s Taylor Ault (4:16.98), who won the 800 free on Day 1. 14-year-old Madelyn Donohoe came within 1 second of her seed time to qualify fourth for tonight’s final.

There were a couple of time drops that moved swimmers into the B final: Chase Travis of North Baltimore (-1.39), Mckenzee Gordon of Scottsdale Aquatic Club (-1.09), Nicole Fye of The Fish (-.86), and Ryley Ober of Sarasota Tsunami (-.44).

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Erica Sullivan, 15 Sandpipers 4:16.04
  2. Joy Field, 17 Magnolia Aquatic 4:16.58
  3. Taylor Ault, 17 La Mirada Armada 4:16.98
  4. Madelyn Donohoe, 14 The Fish 4:17.08
  5. Melissa Pish, 16 Waves Bloomington 4:17.11
  6. Morgan Tankersley, 17 Greater Tampa 4:17.53
  7. Haley Yelle, 17 Mansfield Aquatic 4:17.92
  8. Kaitlynn Sims, 15 Magnolia Aquatic 4:18.42

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Michelle Owens, 17 The Fish 4:18.63
  2. Miranda Heckman, 15 Pleasanton 4:18.74
  3. Courtney Tseng, 16 Fast Swim Team 4:19.58
  4. Chase Travis, 14 North Baltimore 4:19.83
  5. Ryley Ober, 15 Sarasota Tsunami 4:20.22
  6. Nicole Fye, 17 The Fish 4:21.12
  7. Brittany Kampfer, 18 Irvine Nova 4:21.27
  8. Mckenzee Gordon, 16 Scottsdale 4:21.69

Men’s 400 Meter Freestyle – Prelims

  • Jr World: 3:44.60 4/1/2014 Mack Horton
  • Meet: 3:51.99 8/7/2013 Townley Haas
  • 17/18 NAG: 3:46.08 Larsen Jensen  2004
  • 15/16 NAG: 3:50.68 Larsen Jensen  2002
  • 13/14 NAG: 3:57.61 Evan Pinion  2009

The swim of the morning came from Fynn Minuth, a rising sophomore at University of South Carolina, who destroyed his previous PB of 4:02 with a 3:54.30. It was the fastest time of the morning by over 3 seconds. Drew Kibler of Carmel Swim Club qualified second in 3:57.74; his 1.13-second time drop moved him from #84 to #51 on the all-time list for 15-16 boys. Johannes Calloni, who set the meet record in the 1500m free on Day 1, was third through to finals with 3:58.56.

The other big drop of the prelims session belonged to Justin Grender of Cincinnati Marlins; he dropped 3.1 seconds to make the B final, having been seeded 58th.

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Fynn Minuth, 18 Una 3:54.30
  2. Drew Kibler, 16 Carmel Swim Club 3:57.74
  3. Johannes Calloni, 16 Scarlet Aquatics 3:58.56
  4. Patrick Callan, 16 Trident Aquatics 3:58.69
  5. Michael Brinegar, 16 Golden West Swim 3:58.72
  6. Aaron Apel, 17 Scottsdale 3:58.77
  7. Joshua McDonald, 17 Cincinnati Marlins 3:59.29
  8. Zach Yeadon, 17 Alamo Area 3:59.45

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Sadler McKeen, 17 Life Time 4:00.11
  2. Nicholas McDowell, 18 Sandpipers 4:00.19
  3. C. Smith, 17 Sarasota Tsunami 4:00.37
  4. Tal Davis, 17 Team Greenville 4:00.58
  5. Justin Grender, 16 Cincinnati Marlins 4:00.94
  6. Spencer Lafata, 17 Badger Swim Club 34:01.13
  7. Simon Lamar, 16 Fast Swim Team 4:01.16
  8. Colter Carman, 17 North Texas 4:01.57

Women’s 100 Meter Butterfly – Prelims

  • Jr World: 56.99 4/5/2016 Penelope Oleksiak
  • Meet: 58.69 8/12/2009 Felicia Lee
  • 17/18 NAG: 57.87 Katie McLaughlin  2015
  • 15/16 NAG: 57.93 Mary T. Meagher  1981
  • 13/14 NAG: 59.51 Kendyl Lee Stewart  2009

Fort Collins Area Swim Team’s Coleen Gillilan rocked a 59.95 to lead the qualifiers for the women’s 100 fly final with the only sub-1:00 in the field. Gillilan dropped .77 with her swim and rocketed from 53rd to 25th on the all-time list for 15-16 girls. Riptide Swim Team’s Regan Smith also improved on her seed time; she dropped 6/10 to make it back second for tonight’s final. Smith moves from #21 to #12 on the all-time list for 13-14 girls.

Dakota Luther of Austin Swim Club, who won the 200 fly on Day 1, qualified third in 1:00.71, just ahead of Brea Aquatics’ Alexis Margett.

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Coleen Gillilan, 15 Fort Collins 59.95
  2. Regan Smith, 14 Riptide 1:00.43
  3. Dakota Luther, 16 Austin Swim Club 1:00.71
  4. Alexis Margett, 17 Brea Aquatics 1:00.77
  5. Callie Dickinson, 16 Tide Swimming 1:00.89
  6. Kenisha Liu, 17 Brea Aquatics 1:01.34
  7. Trude Rothrock, 17 Carmel Swim Club 1:01.35
  8. Elise Garcia, 16 Socal Aquatics 1:01.36

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Jewels Harris, 17 Crimson Tide 1:01.44
  2. Miki Dahlke, 18 North Bay 1:01.49
  3. Tevyn Waddell, 18 Mitchell Aquatic 1:01.64
  4. Emily Reese, 17 Magnolia Aquatic 1:01.72
  5. Emma Carlton, 16 Bellingham Bay 1:01.77
  6. Kelsey Drake, 18 Linn-Mar 1:01.88
  7. Sophie Krivokapic-Zhou, 17 Santa Clara 1:02.12
  8. Hannah Feng, 16 Una 1:02.14

Men’s 100 Meter Butterfly – Prelims

The top 3 seeds in the men’s 100 fly qualified in order for finals, each less than a second off his seed time. Michael Andrew of Race Pace Club led the field with 53.20; he was followed by Camden Murphy of Kingfish Aquatic Club (54.45) and Dayton Raiders’ Cody Bybee (54.52). North Carolina Aquatic Club’s Will Macmillan, who won the 200 fly on Day 1, dropped .2 and tied Bybee for third.

Van Mathias of Multnomah Aquatic Club took nearly a full second off his seed time to leapfrog into the A final, having come into the meet seeded 20th. Zachary Cook of Greenfield Community Aquatic Team improved by .77 to make the B final with 55.52.

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Michael Andrew, 17 Race Pace Club 53.20
  2. Camden Murphy, 17 Kingfish Aquatic 54.45
  3. Cody Bybee, 17 Dayton Raiders 54.52
  4. Will Macmillan, 18 North Carolina 54.52
  5. Danny Kovac, 16 Fort Collins 54.72
  6. Van Mathias, 15 Multnomah 54.97
  7. Ariel Spektor, 17 Bolles School 55.04
  8. Spencer Carl, 17 Michigan Lakeshore 55.05

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Andrey Tretyakov, 17 Madison Swimming 55.07
  2. Zachary Smith, 16 Crimson Tide 55.35
  3. Noah Henry, 16 Tigershark Swim 55.39
  4. Alex Dillmann, 18 Maverick Swim 55.43
  5. Zachary Cook, 16 Greenfield 55.52
  6. Dillon Hillis, 15 Manhattan Makos 55.52
  7. Jack LeVant, 16 North Texas 55.59
  8. Brendan Santana, 16 Pacific Swim 55.80

 

 

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