2017 U.S. Winter Nationals: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

2017 Winter National Championships


  1. University of Louisville ‘A’ – 1:36.86
  2. University of Louisville ‘B’ – 1:37.95
  3. Ohio State University ‘A’ – 1:38.28

Louisville’s ‘A’ team cleaned up, racing to an NCAA ‘A’ cut time of 1:36.86. The team of Alina Kendzior (24.70), Mariia Astashkina (27.47), Nastja Govejsek (23.24), and Casey Fanz (21.45) came in over a second in front of their ‘B’ team, who got 2nd. Astashkina, Govejsek, and Fanz all had the fastest splits for their respective strokes in the field. Nation’s Capital’ Phoebe Bacon had the fastest back split at 24.66.


  1. California Aquatics ‘A’ – 1:24.58
  2. University of Louisville ‘A’ – 1:25.79
  3. Ohio State ‘A’ – 1:26.03

The Cal Aquatics medley relay team of Olympians Ryan Murphy, Josh Prenot, Jacob Pebley, and Nathan Adrian stormed to a victory by over a second. Ryan Murphy (20.88) and Nathan Adrian (18.78) had the fastest splits in the field for their respective strokes, while Louisville’s Carlos Claverie had the fastest breast split (23.45), and Michael Salazar of Ohio State had the fastest fly split (20.37).


  1. University of Louisville ‘A’ – 6:58.41 (Meet Record)
  2. Ohio State ‘A’ – 7:07.31
  3. University of Louisville ‘B’ – 7:10.35

The Louisville ‘A’ team of Arina Openysheva (1:46.31), Mallory Comerford (1:41.67), Sophie Cattermole (1:44.89), and Rachel Bradford-Feldman (1:45.54) destroyed the field on their way to a meet record, NCAA ‘A’ cut, and the fastest time in the NCAA this season. Comerford’s split came in just under her season best 200 of 1:41.70, which she swam at the SMU Classic in October. The Louisville ‘A’ team was also the team in the field to have any swimmers under 1:45.


  1. University of Louisville ‘A’ – 6:22.02
  2. Ohio State University ‘A’ – 6:23.74
  3. University of Louisville ‘B’ – 6:26.36

The Louisville ‘A’ team of Andrej Barna (1:35.89), Nicolas Albiero (1:35.31), Samuel Steele (1:35.40), and Zach Harting (1:35.42) went out to the early lead and maintained about a 1 second lead the whole way through the race. The only sub-1:35 split in the field came from Louisville ‘B’ member Marcel Acosta, who went 1:34.87.

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3 years ago

wow, amazing split from phoebe bacon

samuel huntington
Reply to  paloozas
3 years ago

the next stud coming from NCAP

Sir Swimsalot
3 years ago

Alright, I’m gonna go ahead and say the Cal men’s splits were wicked fast, but they have been much faster in the past. Murphy’s been 20.2 leading off and 20 high to his feet. Adrian has also been faster. Are they not fully rested? More focused on long course?

Reply to  Sir Swimsalot
3 years ago

Why would they be fully rested at this meet?

Reply to  Zanna
3 years ago

There’s no chance a pro swimmer will rest for a SCY meet, they’re focused on long course almost exclusively so this meet is more about racing and having fun for them

Reply to  Dudeman
3 years ago

I was impressed with Prenot going a 23.9…. He’s never pretended to be a sprinter, although he’s thrown up some decent fly splits in dual meets, and was always fast on the fly of the IM in SCY.

Adrian and MA might be closer than I thought in that 50 tomorrow.

This meet might still be on the less exciting end of the spectrum for this weekend. Gonna be a doozie the next few days.

Anyone know if any of the better invites have live streams, or am I stuck watching this’n all weekend?