2016 Speedo Juniors: Day 5 Prelims Recap

2016 Speedo U.S. Junior National Championships

Day 5 – Friday, August 12, 2016

Women’s 200 Meter IM – Prelims

  • 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

Ripitide’s Regan Smith, whose previous best time was 2:21.95, dropped a 2:18.37 in prelims to rocket to #30 all-time for 13-14 girls and qualify third for finals. Zoe Bartel, only 4/10 off her best time, led the field with 2:17.22. Fort Collins Area Swim Team’s Bartel won the 100/200 breaststrokes earlier in the week. Greater Nebraska Swim Team’s Dannie Dilsaver was second through to finals with her best-by-a-tick 2:17.45.

Coleen Gillilan of Fort Collins Area Swim Team and Camryn Toney of Texas Ford Aquatics improved by a respective 1.8 and 1.5 seconds to ascend to the B final.

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Zoe Bartel, 15 Fort Collins 2:17.22
  2. Dannie Dilsaver, 17 Greater Nebraska 2:17.45
  3. Regan Smith, 14 Riptide 2:18.37
  4. Kenisha Liu, 17 Brea Aquatics 2:18.48
  5. Sammie Burchill, 17 Carmel Swim Club 2:18.55
  6. Caroline Theil, 16 Greater Nebraska 2:18.94
  7. Hannah Foster, 16 Mason Manta Rays 2:19.07
  8. Olivia Calegan, 16 Greater Nebraska 2:19.21

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Coleen Gillilan, 15 Fort Collins 2:19.23
  2. Mikki Thompson, 16 Brea Aquatics 2:19.44
  3. Callie Dickinson, 16 Tide Swimming 2:19.70
  4. Kelly Pash, 15 Carmel Swim Club 2:19.74
  5. Lauren Edelman, 17 Fishers Area 2:19.77
  6. Camryn Toney, 17 Texas Ford 2:20.18
  7. Danika Katzer, 16 Coast Guard 2:20.41
  8. Diana Dunn, 16 Austin Swim Club 2:20.79

Men’s 200 Meter IM – Prelims

  • 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

Michael Andrew of Race Pace Club qualified first in the men’s 200 IM by 2.3 seconds with 2:02.57. Andrew has won every event he has entered this week, including the 100 free, 100 back, 100/200 breast, and 100 fly. He is also the top qualifier in tonight’s 50 free final.

Kieran Smith of Ridgefield Aquatic Club improved his entry time by 1.13 seconds to make it through second for tonight’s final in the 200 IM. His 2:04.83 puts him at #20 on the all-time list for 15-16 boys in the event. Dayton Raiders’ Tommy Cope qualified third with 2:04.89, just a half-second off his best. Brennan Pastorek of Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team, perhaps the best placed to give Andrew a chase for the title given that he’s already been 2:02.4 this year, qualified fourth in 2:05.27.

Mason Manta Rays 14-year-old Carson Foster went 2:06.85,a PB by 1.2 seconds, to earn a spot with his older broker, Jake Foster, in the B final. Carson inched up from 7th to 3rd on the all-time top 100 list for 13-14 boys; he is now one of only three boys under the age of 15 ever to have broken 2:07 in the 200 IM. The other two are Michael Phelps (2:04.13) and Michael Andrew (2:06.50).

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Michael Andrew, 17 Race Pace Club 2:02.57
  2. Kieran Smith, 16 Ridgefield 2:04.83
  3. Tommy Cope, 18 Dayton Raiders 2:04.89
  4. Brennan Pastorek, 17 Georgia Coastal 2:05.27
  5. Matthew Willenbring, 16 Austin Swim Club 2:05.30
  6. Will Macmillan, 18 North Carolina 2:05.62
  7. Sam Iida, 17 Glenview Titan 2:05.82
  8. Eric Knowles, 17 Dayton Raiders 2:05.84

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Connor Doyle, 17 Eastern Express 2:06.27
  2. Jake Foster, 15 Mason Manta Rays 2:06.40
  3. Carson Foster, 14 Mason Manta Rays 2:06.85
  4. Jack LeVant, 16 North Texas 2:06.97
  5. Nicholas Perera, 16 Cincinnati Marlins 2:07.08
  6. Kyle Maas, 18 Michigan Lakeshore 2:07.15
  7. Christopher Jhong, 16 Pleasanton 2:07.19
  8. Jarod Arroyo, 15 Wasatch Front 2:07.39

Women’s 50 Meter Freestyle – Prelims

  • 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

Top-seeded Anya Goeders, a 15-year-old from Mako Swim Team, posted the morning’s fastest 50 free time with 25.30. Greater Tampa’s Morgan Tankersley qualified second with 26.11, just 1/100 ahead of Mike Dahlke from North Bay Aquatics and Kenisha Liu of Brea Aquatics.

Kylee Alons of Fort Collins Area Swim Team dropped a whopping .34 to move from 32nd on the psych sheet to top 8. Melissa Pish of Waves Bloomington dropped an even more-impressive .68 to land in the B-final, tied for 11th; Pish had been seeded 54th out of 59 entrants.

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Anya Goeders, 15 Mako Swim Tea 25.30
  2. Morgan Tankersley, 17 Greater Tampa 26.11
  3. T3 Kenisha Liu, 17 Brea Aquatics 26.12
  4. T3 Miki Dahlke, 18 North Bay 26.12
  5. Ashley Volpenhein, 17 Mason Manta Rays 26.17
  6. Kylee Alons, 16 Fort Collins 26.27
  7. T7 Lucie Nordmann, 16 Magnolia Aquatic 26.36
  8. T7 Sarah Grinalds, 15 Westport/Weston 26.36

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Morgan Scott, 16 Central Bucks 26.44
  2. Trude Rothrock, 17 Carmel Swim Club 26.46
  3. T11 Melissa Pish, 16 Waves Bloomington 26.48
  4. T11 Olivia Calegan, 16 Greater Nebraska 26.48
  5. Katie Schorr, 16 Southwest Stars 26.49
  6. Elise Garcia, 16 Socal Aquatics 26.50
  7. Emma Carlton, 16 Bellingham Bay 26.51
  8. Claire O’Mara, 17 Berkeley Aquatic 26.60

Men’s 50 Meter Freestyle – Prelims

  • 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 closed out the prelims with the top time of the morning in the 50 free, 22.56. Drew Kibler of Carmel Swim Club and Alberto Mestre of Tiger Shark Swimming each dropped .02 to qualify second and third, respectively, with 22.93 and 23.29.

There were several big swims to make the A final this morning, including from: John Whiteside of Westport/Weston Family Y (-.55), Colin Riley of Marietta Marlins (-.45), Devon Nowicki of AquaSwimClub (-.36), and David Madej of Swim Strongsville (-.25).

Likewise, Derek Sander of Madison Swimming Association (-.31), Henry Keel of Memphis Thunder (-.22), Andrew Couchon of Carmel Swim Club (-.11), and Cody Bybee from Dayton Raiders (-.03) all improved on their seed times to earn a spot in the B final. Enfinity Aquatic Club’s Levente Bathory and King Aquatic Club’s Kevin Dang tied for 16th, but Brennan Pastorek scratched out of the 50 free final to concentrate on the 200 IM so both Dang and Bathory will contest the B final.

A Final Qualifiers

  1. Michael Andrew, 17 Race Pace Club 22.56
  2. Drew Kibler, 16 Carmel Swim Club 22.93
  3. Alberto Mestre, 17 Tiger Shark 23.29
  4. David Madej, 16 Swim Strongsville 23.30
  5. Devon Nowicki, 18 AquaSwimClub 23.46
  6. John Whiteside, 18 Westport/Weston 23.50
  7. Colin Riley, 17 Marietta Marlins 23.53
  8. Jordan Greenberg, 17 Aquajets 23.69

B Final Qualifiers

  1. Blaise Vera, 17 Mississippi Makos 23.72
  2. Henry Keel, 18 Memphis Thunder 23.77
  3. Andrew Couchon, 16 Carmel Swim Club 23.79
  4. Cody Bybee, 17 Dayton Raiders 23.82
  5. Derek Sander, 18 Madison Swimming 23.83
  6. T14 Christian Berry, 18 Memphis Thunder 23.85
  7. T14 Brennan Pastorek, 17 Georgia Coastal 23.85
  8. T16 Levente Bathory, 17 Enfinity Aquatic 23.86
  9. T16 Kevin Dang, 18 King Aquatic 23.86

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

The slower heats of women’s 1500 freestyle produced some big swims, as Mckenzee Gordon of Scottsdale Aquatic Club dropped 13.8 seconds to notch the fastest time heading into finals, 16:48.11. Behind her was 13-year-old Eliot Kennedy of Waves Bloomington, who improved 10.5 seconds and posted a 16:48.59. Emma Nordin of Carmel Swim Club’s 16:50.93 was the third-fastest time in the afternoon session; Nordin’s previous best time was 17:39.

Top 8, before finals:

  1. Mckenzee Gordon, 16 Scottsdale 16:48.11
  2. Eliot Kennedy, 13 Waves Bloomington 16:48.59
  3. Emma Nordin, 16 Carmel Swim Club16:50.93
  4. Kaitlynn Sims, 15 Magnolia 16:51.92
  5. Daniella Hawkins, 15 Pleasanton 16:53.34
  6. Reese Lamph, 17 Sandpipers 16:56.63
  7. Miranda Heckman, 15 Pleasanton 16:57.01
  8. Natalie Ward, 18 Berkeley Aquatic 17:00.22

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

Brendan Driscoll of Tampa Bay Aquatics set the pace for the last heat of 800s, swimming with finals tonight. He dropped 16 seconds to post the time to beat, 8:16.20. Eric Knowles of Dayton Raiders notched an impressive 8:18.20 for his first-ever 800 free. Sandpipers of Nevada’s Brennan Gravley had the third-fastest 800 of the afternoon session with a personal-best 8:23.40.

Top 8, before finals:

  1. Brendan Driscoll, 15 Tampa 8:16.20
  2. Eric Knowles, 17 Dayton Raiders 8:18.20
  3. Brennan Gravley, 15 Sandpipers 8:23.40
  4. Colter Carman, 17 North Texas 8:24.04
  5. Brendan Firlie, 16 Sarasota Y 8:24.30
  6. Michael Tenney, 18 Brea Aquatics 8:24.47
  7. Kristian Hansen, 16 Upper Valley 8:26.68
  8. Brett Riley, 16 Sarasota Y 8:26.74

 

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