2016 U.S. WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS- EAST
- Wednesday, December 7th – Saturday, December 10th
- Columbus, OH (Ohio State University)
- Psych sheets
- Meet information
- Live results
The final prelims session of the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships (East) saw Carmel Swim Club’s Drew Kibler break 43 for the first time in the 100 free. Kibler led the field with a 42.99, making him the 2nd fastest 15-16 swimmer of all time in the event. Tonight, he’ll be going after Ryan Hoffer‘s 15-16 NAG Record of 42.67. He’ll have another showdown with SwimMAC’s John Walker, who qualified 2nd for the final in 43.96.
Quest Swimming’s Clark Beach knocked a couple seconds off his 200 back time to take top seed in 1:43.36 ahead of Destin Lasco (1:44.63). This morning also saw prelims of the 200 breast, in which Reece Whitley (1:55.23) took the top seed with ease.
On the women’s side, Gator Swim Club’s Isabel Ivey (48.60) set up another battle with Morgan Tankersley (49.01) in the 100 free, as the 2 swimmers took the top 2 seeds for the final. Nashville Aquatic Club’s Alex Walsh qualified for the B-final in that event, but that came shortly after she took top seed in the 200 back. She swam to a 1:55.13 in that race ahead of Madison Homovich (1:56.12).