2016 U.S. WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS- EAST
- Wednesday, December 7th – Saturday, December 10th
- Columbus, OH (Ohio State University)
- Psych sheets
- Meet information
- Live results
Day 2 finals at the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships saw several exciting swims, including a pair of NAG Records courtesy of Drew Kibler (500 free) and Kate Douglass (50 free). In the 200 IM, Alex Walsh and Reece Whitley stepped up with big swims to win gold.
WOMEN’S 500 FREE
Morgan Tankersley and Madison Homovich were body lengths ahead of the field to claim the top 2 places in the 500 free. Tankersley won it in 4:38.13, which is just shy of the time she swam to win Florida states last month. Homovich followed for 2nd with a 4:40.90.
MEN’S 500 FREE
Carmel Swim Club’s Drew Kibler dropped 8 seconds from his previous best time today en route to a gold medal and 15-16 NAG Record in the 500 free, which he won in 4:15.36. Baylor Swim Club’s Trey Freeman was 2nd in 4:16.99, which lands him 4th on the all-time top 10 500 freestylers for the 15-16 age group.
WOMEN’S 200 IM
- GOLD: Alex Walsh, 1:54.48
Alex Walsh was less than a half second shy of the 15-16 NAG Record when she won gold in the 200 IM. Walsh, who just moved up into the 15-16 age group, clocked a quick 1:54.48 to land 3rd on the all-time top 10 list for the 15-16 age group.
MEN’S 200 IM
- GOLD: Reece Whitley, 1:43.93
- SILVER: Nicolas Albiero, 1:45.63
- BRONZE: Ariel Spektor, 1:46.57
Despite trailing Nicolas Albiero at the halfway point, Reece Whitley burst into the lead with his 29.53 breaststroke split on the was to a 1:43.93 victory in the 200 IM. That makes him the 2nd fastest 15-16 swimmer ever behind only Michael Andrew, who set the standard at 1:42.77.
WOMEN’S 50 FREE
Westchester Aquatic Club’s Kate Douglass shredded her way to a 22.04 to top a loaded 50 free field tonight. That tied Simone Manuel’s NAG Record in the event, which she set back in 2013.
MEN’S 50 FREE
There were 4 guys under 20 seconds in the 50 free tonight, led by Drew Kibler, who clocked a 19.70 to reel in his 2nd individual gold of the meet. The next 3 swimmers were also in the 19-high range, with Jack Franzman (19.81) taking silver, followed by Bolles teammates Willie Davis (19.92) and Isaac Davis (19.93).
WOMEN’S 400 MEDLEY RELAY
- GOLD: Nashville Aquatic Club, 3:38.11
- SILVER: SwimMAC Carolina, 3:39.21
- BRONZE: Gator Swim Club, 3:39.71
Nashville Aquatic Club got off to a blazing start after a 52.67 backstroke leadoff from Alex Walsh. SwimMAC Carolina moved up, with the 2 teams neck-and-neck as the freestylers took off. 13-year-old Gretchen Walsh came in clutch with a big 48.56 on the anchor leg to seal the deal for NAC.
MEN’S 400 MEDLEY RELAY
- GOLD: Bolles, 3:13.90
- SILVER: Zionsville Swim Club, 3:17.79
- BRONZE: Carmel Swim Club, 3:18.80
The Bolles boys led the 400 medley relay by nearly 4 seconds, with Cal commit James Daugherty giving them a big boost after his 53.85 breaststroke split. After picking up a medal in the 50 free, Willie Davis helped them secure gold with a 43.50 on the freestyle leg.