2017 US Junior Nationals: Only One Scratch for Day 1 Finals

2017 U.S. JUNIOR NATIONALS

Out of all qualifiers for the A, B, and C finals of the women’s and men’s 200 butterfly and 100 breast, and the timed finals of the women’s 800 and men’s 1500, there was only one scratch. Matthew Jerden, the 15th qualifier in the men’s 200 fly, declined his spot in the B final. Jerden, from Indiana Swim Team, improved his seed time by .12 in prelims, going 2:03.51. His absence will move William Kamps of Academy Bullets into the B final and Lawrence County Aquatics’ Paul Gabhart in the C final. Kamps dropped .18 in prelims to finish with 2:04.01, the 17th-fastest time, while Gabhart went 1.25 seconds faster than his two-week-old personal best, for 2:04.94.

No one dropped out of any of the three finals of the women’s 200 fly, women’s 100 breast, or men’s 100 breast. Furthermore, all the distance freestylers seeded in the top 8 of their respective events are expected to contest the timed finals tonight.

Prelims results:

Girls 200 Butterfly – Finals

  • WJR: 2:06.29 – Suzaka Hasegawa
  • Meet: 2:09.28 – Jasmine Tosky
  • 13-14 NAG: 2:07.01 – Mary T. Meagher
  • 15-16 NAG: 2:05.96 – Mary T. Meagher
  • 17-18 NAG: 2:06.95 – Katie McLaughlin

Top 8 qualifiers:

  1. Dakota Luther, ASC 2:11.40
  2. Lindsay Looney, MTRO 2:12.59
  3. Olivia Carter, EAC 2:13.50
  4. Isabella Gati, NCAP 2:14.01
  5. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:14.19
  6. Lillie Nordmann, MAC 2:14.21
  7. Sarah Dimeco, IST 2:14.60
  8. Elise Garcia, SCAL 2:14.68

Boys 200 Butterfly – Finals

  • WJR: 1:53.79 – Kristof Milak
  • Meet: 1:56.54 – Andrew Seliskar
  • 13-14 NAG: 1:59.02 – Michael Phelps
  • 15-16 NAG: 1:54.58 – Michael Phelps
  • 17-18 NAG: 1:53.93 – Michael Phelps

Top 8 qualifiers:

  1. Carson Foster, RAYS 1:59.18
  2. Jack LeVant, NTN 1:59.58
  3. Luca Urlando, DART 2:00.33
  4. Andrew Koustik, NOVA 2:00.40
  5. Tal Davis, TG 2:01.21
  6. Van Mathias, MAC 2:01.37
  7. Jake Foster, RAYS 2:01.41
  8. Jake Johnson, DST 2:01.57

Girls 100 Breaststroke – Finals

  • WJR: 1:05.21 – Ruta Meilutyte
  • Meet: 1:08.11 – Zoe Bartel
  • 13-14 NAG: 1:08.09 – Amanda Beard
  • 15-16 NAG: 1:07.05 – Megan Quann
  • 17-18 NAG: 1:05.75 – Kasey Carlson

Top 8 qualifiers:

  1. Zoie Hartman, CROW 1:10.03
  2. Claire Donan, TS 1:10.86
  3. Kaki Christensen, CPAC 1:10.92
  4. Kate Douglass, CPAC 1:10.96
  5. Ellie Andrews, DCST 1:11.09/ Rachel Ramey, TFA 1:11.09
  6. .
  7. Jenny Ma, SCSC 1:11.40 / Sophia Zhang, AGUA 1:11.40

Boys 100 Breaststroke – Finals

  • WJR: 59.23 – Nicolo Martinenghi
  • Meet: 1:00.08 – Michael Andrew
  • 13-14 NAG: 1:03.32 – Reece Whitley
  • 15-16 NAG: 1:00.68 – Michael Andrew
  • 17-18 NAG: 59.82 – Michael Andrew

Top 8 qualifiers:

  1. Daniel Roy, KING 1:02.28
  2. Hank Poppe, STAN 1:02.43
  3. Zane Backes, TRA 1:02.68
  4. Jake Foster, RAYS 1:03.03
  5. Josh Bottelberghe, PAC 1:03.35
  6. Ethan Dang, KING 1:03.44
  7. Will Chan, MAC 1:03.46
  8. Jason Mathews, OSSC 1:03.69

Girls 800 Freestyle – Timed Final

  • WJR: 8:11.00 – Katie Ledecky
  • Meet: 8:30.84 – G Ryan
  • 13-14 NAG: 8:28.54 – Becca Mann
  • 15-16 NAG: 8:13.86 – Katie Ledecky
  • 17-18 NAG: 8:06.68 – Katie Ledecky

Top 8 seeds:

  1. Erica Sullivan, SAND 8:34.93
  2. Taylor Ault, RMDA 8:35.06
  3. Madelyn Donohoe, FISH 8:42.10
  4. Lauren Pitzer, LAC 8:44.63
  5. Kaitlynn Sims, MAC 8:44.69
  6. Easop Lee, NBAC 8:45.13
  7. Morgan Tankersley, GTSA 8:46.53
  8. Ana Pozder, TAC 8:48.70

Boys 1500 Freestyle – Timed Final

  • WJR: 14:48.76 – Mack Horton
  • Meet: 15:17.60 – Aaron Apel
  • 13-14 NAG: 15:31.03 – Jesse Vassallo
  • 15-16 NAG: 15:03.91 – Bobby Hackett
  • 17-18 NAG: 14:45.29 – Larsen Jensen

Top 8 seeds:

  1. Johannes Calloni, SCAR 15:16.62
  2. Brennan Gravley, SAND 15:32.05
  3. Lleyton Plattel, PLS 15:35.36
  4. Lane Stone, NCAP 15:38.84
  5. Noah Brune, MVN 15:45.17
  6. Timothy Marski, LIAC 15:47.49
  7. Ivan Puskovitch, EAAC 15:49.05
  8. Andrew Matejka, BGSC 15:51.02

 

 

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