2016 Speedo Juniors: Day 5 Finals Live Recap

2016 Speedo U.S. Junior National Championships

Day 5 – Friday, August 12 2016

Women’s 200 Meter IM – Final

  • Jr World: 2:10.76 4/7/2016 Runa Imai
  • Meet: 2:12.32 8/3/2015 Ella Eastin
  • 17/18 NAG: 2:10.02 Elizabeth Pelton  2011
  • 15/16 NAG: 2:10.41 Katie Hoff  2005
  • 13/14 NAG: 2:12.73 Missy Franklin  2009

Riptide Swim Team 14-year-old Regan Smith blasted off with a speedy first 100 meters. Beginning with a 29.17 fly and a 34.3 back, Smith was in the lead by 2 seconds at the halfway point. Zoe Bartel of Fort Collins Area Swim Team and Sammie Burchill of Carmel Swim Club both passed Smith on the breaststroke leg, and then raced for home. Burchill got the touch, winning in 2:15.39. Bartel was runner-up in 2:18.17. Smith came in third with 2:16.28.

Top 8

  1. Sammie Burchill, 17 Carmel Swim Club 2:15.39
  2. Zoe Bartel, 15 Fort Collins 2:16.17
  3. Regan Smith, 14 Riptide 2:16.28
  4. Kenisha Liu, 17 Brea Aquatics 2:16.65
  5. Dannie Dilsaver, 17 Greater Nebraska 2:17.10
  6. Hannah Foster, 16 Mason Manta Rays 2:18.67
  7. Caroline Theil, 16 Greater Nebraska 2:18.82
  8. Olivia Calegan, 16 Greater Nebraska 2:19.49

Men’s 200 Meter IM – Final

  • Jr World: 1:59.44 8/27/2013 Joseph Bentz
  • Meet: 2:00.07 8/14/2009 Kyle Whitaker
  • 17/18 NAG: 1:55.94 Michael Phelps  2003
  • 15/16 NAG: 1:59.84 Andrew Seliskar  2013
  • 13/14 NAG: 2:04.13 Michael Andrew  2014

Race Pace Club’s Michael Andrew went out quickly. Up by nearly a body length at the 50, he turned in 25.61. Andrew continued to build his lead and by the 100 he was ahead by 2.5 seconds. Glenview Titans’ Sam Iida hung with Andrew during the breast and outsplit him in the free. When Andrew won in 2:01.70, Iida came in second with 2:03.34. Brennan Pastorek of Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team took third with 2:03.39. Kieran Smith of Ridgefield Aquatic Club took fourth with 2:04.58, the 15th-fastest time ever swum by a 15-16 boy.

Top 8

  1. Michael Andrew, 17 Race Pace Club 2:01.70
  2. Sam Iida, 17 Glenview Titan 2:03.34
  3. Brennan Pastorek, 17 Georgia Coastal 2:03.39
  4. Kieran Smith, 16 Ridgefield 2:04.58
  5. Tommy Cope, 18 Dayton Raiders 2:05.13
  6. Will Macmillan, 18 North Carolina 2:05.45
  7. Matthew Willenbring, 16 Austin Swim Club 2:05.90
  8. Eric Knowles, 17 Dayton Raiders 2:06.70

Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle

  • Meet: 16:14.67 8/17/2012 Gillian Ryan
  • 17/18 NAG: 15:25.48 Katie Ledecky  2015
  • 15/16 NAG: 15:36.53 Katie Ledecky  2013
  • 13/14 NAG: 16:11.98 Becca Mann  2012

Sandpipers of Nevada’s Erica Sullivan, the top seed in this event, took it out hard to get the early lead. By the 500 mark the other three middle lanes –Joy Field of Magnolia Aquatic Club, Madelyn Donohoe of The Fish, and Taylor Ault from La Mirada Armada- had caught her, and the four leaders turned together in 5:26-high to 5:27-low.

Field took over the lead at the 500. Sullivan was just behind. Madelyn Donohoe and Ault had fallen off the pace and were battling for third. By the 1000, Field was up by a body length with, 10:56.5. Sullivan was in second still, but fading. There was a terrific race going on for third place between Donohoe and Ault.

Field continued to descent and build her lead. She touched at the 1500 in 16:25.54, improving by more than 10 seconds. Sullivan finished second in 16:32.23, improving by 2.1 seconds. Donohoe’s 16:36.30 beat her previous PB by almost 8.

Top 8, Combined with Afternoon Heats

  1. Joy Field, 17 Magnolia Aquatic 16:25.54
  2. Erica Sullivan, 15 Sandpipers 16:32.23
  3. Madelyn Donohoe, 14 The Fish 16:36.30
  4. Taylor Ault, 17 La Mirada Armada 16:36.36
  5. Hailey Houck, 18 Sandpipers 16:40.36
  6. Chase Travis, 14 North Baltimore 16:44.37
  7. Haley Yelle, 17 Mansfield Aquatic Club 16:46.30
  8. Mckenzee Gordon, 16 Scottsdale 16:48.11

Women’s 50 Meter Freestyle – Final

  • Jr World: 24.74 2/2/2016 Rikako Ikee
  • Meet: 25.07 8/3/2015 Marta Ciesla
  • 17/18 NAG: 24.56 Simone Manuel  2014
  • 15/16 NAG: 24.80 Simone Manuel  2013
  • 13/14 NAG: 25.23 Missy Franklin  2009

Anya Goeders of Mako Swim Team crushed the field in the women’s 50 free final. Touching in a personal-best 25.13, Goeders won by nearly a body length. Fort Collins Area Swim Team’s Kylee Alons was second with 25.84. Coming into the meet, her best time was 26.61. After dropping .34 in prelims, already a huge improvement in a 50, Alons took another .43 off her time in finals to earn the silver medal and take over the #42 spot on the all-time list for 15-16 girls. Goeders, meanwhile, maintained her #3 position, albeit with a faster time. Third place went to Miki Dahlke of North Bay Aquatics, who touched in 25.87.

Top 8

  1. Anya Goeders, 15 Mako Swim Tea 25.13
  2. Kylee Alons, 16 Fort Collins 25.84
  3. Miki Dahlke, 18 North Bay 25.87
  4. Morgan Tankersley, 17 Greater Tampa 25.91
  5. Kenisha Liu, 17 Brea Aquatics 25.94
  6. Sarah Grinalds, 15 Westport/Weston 26.29
  7. Lucie Nordmann, 16 Magnolia Aquatic 26.36
  8. Ashley Volpenhein, 17 Mason Manta Rays 26.48

Men’s 50 Meter Freestyle – Final

  • Jr World: 22.00 8/20/2014 Yu Hexin
  • Meet: 22.13 8/13/2010 Vladimir Morozov
  • 17/18 NAG: 21.53 Caeleb Dressel  2015
  • 15/16 NAG: 22.33 Michael Andrew  2016
  • 13/14 NAG: 23.19 Michael Andrew  2014

Michael Andrew of Race Pace Club won the championship final of the men’s 50 free in 22.30. Alberto Mestre of Tiger Shark Swimming went 22.95 to dip under the 23-second barrier for the first time; that was good enough for second. Drew Kibler placed third with 23.02.

Top 8

  1. Michael Andrew, 17 Race Pace Club 22.30
  2. Alberto Mestre, 17 Tiger Shark 22.95
  3. Drew Kibler, 16 Carmel Swim Club 23.02
  4. David Madej, 16 Swim Strongsville 23.19
  5. Devon Nowicki, 18 AquaSwimClub 23.31
  6. John Whiteside, 18 Westport/Weston 23.36
  7. Jordan Greenberg, 17 Aquajets 23.66
  8. Colin Riley, 17 Marietta Marlins 23.68

Men’s 800 Meter Freestyle

  • Meet: 8:01.75 8/7/2006 Chad La Tourette
  • 17/18 NAG: 7:48.09 Larsen Jensen  2003
  • 15/16 NAG: 7:52.05 Larsen Jensen  2002
  • 13/14 NAG: 8:08.75 Evan Pinion  2009

Golden West Swim Club’s Michael Brinegar took it out early and never let up. Swimming in lane 7, Brinegar was out front by the 200, followed closely by Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s Aaron Apel. At the 300, Brinegar was still leading, but FAST Swim Team’s Simon Lamar had moved past Apel to challenge Brinegar. A 100 meters later, Brinegar turned at 1:04.96 to lead Lamar by 1.1 seconds at the halfway mark.

By the 550 wall, things had started to heat up. Apel moved up to challenge Lamar, while Brinegar maintained his position out front. Apel made his move at the 600. Having passed Lamar at the 550 wall, he started to go after Brinegar. Apel out-split Brinegar by about a half-second per 50 from the 550 to the 750. But Brinegar refused to give up. He dug down and put his legs into the final 50, coming home in 27.9 to get the win in 8:04.70. Apel finished second with 8:04.75. Lamar finished third with 8:07.91.

Top 8, Combined with Afternoon Heats

  1. Michael Brinegar, 16 Golden West 8:04.70
  2. Aaron Apel, 17 Scottsdale Aquatic Club 8:04.75
  3. Simon Lamar, 16 Fast Swim Team 8:07.91
  4. Nicholas McDowell, 18 Sandpipers 8:08.19
  5. C. Smith, 17 Sarasota Tsunami 8:09.06
  6. Johannes Calloni, 16 Scarlet Aquatics 8:09.18
  7. Tal Davis, 17 Team Greenville 8:12.62
  8. Carter Grimes, 18 Sandpipers 8:13.37

Women’s 4×100 Meter Medley Relay

  • Meet: 4:08.67 8/14/2009 Aquajets Swim Team (R Bootsma, A Duncan, M Cummings, T Behrens)

In their very last event of 2016 Speedo Junior Nationals in Minneapolis, Fort Collins Area Swim Team rocked a 4:08.39 to win the women’s 4×100 medley relay. In so doing they broke both the meet record and the girls 15-16 national age group record. With a team that consisted of Bayley Stewart (16), Zoe Bartel (15), Coleen Gillilan (15), and Kylee Alons (16), Fort Collins swam 4:08.39, taking 28/100 off a Speedo Junior Nationals meet record of 4:08.67 that had been set by Aquajets Swim Team in 2009. The Fort Collins quartet also took a huge, 3-second chunk out of the 4:11.39 NAG record for 15-16 girls. That mark also belonged to Aquajets, but dated from Speedo Juniors in August of 2013.

Carmel Swim Club finished second in 4:13.17 with Sammie Burchill, Grace Estabrook, Trude Rothrock, and Kelly Pash. Aquajets Swim Team, featuring Carly Quast, Madison Preiss, Raime Jones, and Rachel Wittmer, placed third in 4:16.09.

Top 8

  1. Fort Collins Area-CO 4:08.39M
  2. Carmel Swim Club-IN 4:13.17
  3. Aquajets Swim Team-MN 4:16.09
  4. Greater Nebraska-MW 4:16.16
  5. Austin Swim Club-ST 4:16.25
  6. Brea Aquatics-CA 4:18.25
  7. Highlands Ranch-CO 4:18.91
  8. Magnolia Aquatic-GU 4:19.14

Men’s 4×100 Meter Medley Relay

  • Meet: 3:44.83 8/3/2015 Upper Dublin Aquatic Club (A Boratto, W Amdor, M Thomas, M Jensen)

King Aquatic Club won the final heat of men’s 400 medley relay, taking over from New Trier Swim Club, who had won the previous heat. Thomas Anderson (56.30), Robert Hughes (1:03.81), Micah Oh (55.91), and Kevin Dang (51.53) combined for 3:47.55 to get the win. New Trier’s Patrick Gridley (56.89), Charles Scheinfeld (1:02.77), Jack Walter (58.55), and Ryan Gridley (51.36) combined for 3:49.57 for second. Dayton Raiders (Evan Stapp, Tommy Cope, Cody Bybee, and Eric Knowles) went 3:50.55 for third.

Top 8

  1. King Aquatic Club-PN 3:47.55
  2. New Trier Swim Club-IL 3:49.57
  3. Dayton Raiders-OH 3:50.55
  4. Bolles School Sharks-FL 3:51.03
  5. North Texas Nadadores-NT 3:51.57
  6. Carmel Swim Club-IN 3:52.01
  7. Cincinnati Marlins-OH 3:53.06
  8. Sarasota YMCA Sharks-FL 3:54.20

 

 

 

 

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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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