2017 SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – EAST
- December 6 – 9
- Allan Jones Aquatic Center
- Knoxville, TN
- Live results
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Stream
The 2017 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East continue tonight in Knoxville, Tennessee. Swimmers are set to compete in finals of the 1650, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 4×100 free relay.
Girls’ 1650 Free
- Jrs Meet Record: 15:56.39, Gabrielle Kopenski, 2014
- Madison Homovich, Marlins of Raleigh, 16:10.30
- Kensey McMahon, Bolles, 16:13.72
- Maggie Wallace, Egg Harbor, 16:14.53
Boys’ 1650 Free
- Jrs Meet Record: 14:45.40, Sean Grieshop, 2014
- Jacob Magahey, SwimAtlanta, 14:52.85
- Ross Dant, Hickory Foundation, 14:53.07
- Robert Freeman, Baylor, 15:04.29
Girls’ 200 Back Finals
- Jrs Meet Record: 1:50.59, Clara Smiddy, 2013
- Alexandra Walsh, Nashville Aquatics, 1:51.42
- Sinclair Larson, SwimMAC Carolina, 1:53.51
- Caitlin Brooks, Gator Swim Club, 1:54.02
Walsh split 54.41/57.01 en route to her commanding win. No one was within half a second of her at the 100. Larson split 55.49/58.02, coming back after the 100 on Brooks, who split 55.11/58.91.
Boys’ 200 Back Finals
- Jrs Meet Record: 1:40.79, Jacob Pebley, 2011
- Carson Foster, Mason Manta Rays, 1:41.66
- Destin Lasco, Pleasantville, 1:41.97
- Wyatt Davis, Carmel, 1:44.37
Carson Foster this one the whole way. His half-second at the 100 was lessened slightly at the 150 by Destin Lasco who negative split his race, but a huge underwater off the 175 wall solidified the win for Foster. Foster split 50.33/51.33 to Lasco’s 51.14/50.83.
Girls’ 100 Free Finals
- Jrs Meet Record: 46.29, Abbigail Weitzeil, 2014
- Kelly Pash, Carmel, 48.55
- Gretchen Walsh, Nashville, 48.72
- Alex Walsh, Nashville, 49.04
Gretchen Walsh had the early lead at the 50, but Kelly Pash was able to come back to take the win. Pash split 23.63/24.92 to Gretchen Walsh‘s 23.27/48.72.
Boys’ 100 Free Finals
- Jrs Meet Record: 41.23, Ryan Hoffer, 2015
- Drew Kibler, Carmel, 42.90
- Destin Lasco, Pleasantville, 43.62
- Cody Bybee, Dayton, 43.78
Kibler put up a substantial lead at the 50, with Bybee and Jack Franzman as his closest competition, then continued to hold off the field in the second half. However, Lasco’s second 50 was the fastest in the field by over three tenths, as he was fifth at the halfway mark and was able to climb to second. Kibler split 20.46/22.44 to Lasco’s 21.52/22.10 and Bybee’s 20.96/22.82.
This is the second day in a row that Lasco has blasted an impressive back-half of his race. You can read about yesterday’s negative split here.
Girls’ 200 Breast Finals
- Jrs Meet Record: 2:07.73, Zoe Bartel, 2016
- Ashley McCauley, Marlins of Raleigh, 2:09.54
- Ella Nelson, Nashville, 2:09.87
- Emily Weiss, Cardinal, 2:11.04
Ashley McCauley led at the 100, with Ella Nelson closing the gap to less than .2 on the third 50. The two pulled away from the field in the second half, with McCauley prevailing. She split 1:02.13/1:07.41 to Nelson’s 1:02.28/1:07.59.
Boys’ 200 Breast Finals
- Jrs Meet Record: 1:52.37, Reece Whitley, 2016
- Jacob Foster, Mason Manta Rays, 1:55.54
- Andrew Bornstein, Ridgefield, 1:57.40
- Calvin Yang, Crimson, 1:58.22
Jacob Foster had a significant lead at the 100 (no one else was under 56), pulling a body length away from the field by the finish. He split 55.68/59.86 to Bornstein’s 56.38/1:01.02.
Girls’ 200 Fly Finals
Jrs Meet Record: 1:54.37, Ella Eastin, 2014
- Olivia Carter, Enfinity Aquatics, 1:53.49
- Olivia Carter, Enfinity Aquatics, 1:53.49
- Julia Menkaus, SwimMAC, 1:57.74
- Isabel Traba, Sarasota YMCA, 1:58.58
Carter scratched the 200 back to focus on this race, and she clearly knew what was in store. She took out the swim in a 53.95, body lengths ahead of the field, and brought it home in 59.54, breaking Ella Eastin’s 3-year-old meet record by almost a second. She was well over 4 seconds ahead of the rest of the field, with Menkaus splitting 56.12/1:01.56.
Carter’s swim is 6th all-time for 17-18s, and she’s only 17.
Boys’ 200 Fly Finals
- Jrs Meet Record: 1:43.64, Robert McHugh, 2013
- Zachary Brown, Marlins of Raleigh, 1:44.11
- Mason Wilby, Gator Swim Club, 1:44.48
- Cody Bybee, Dayton Raiders, 1:45.27
There were at least four swimmers in the running for this win until the last 15 yards. Brown led slightly at the 100 (50.20 to Wilby’s 50.29), and four swimmers were between 1:17.1 and 1:17.8 at the 150 mark. Bybee was fourth at the 150, but crept up on Jacob Johnson to nab the bronze medal.
Girls’ 4×100 Free Relay
- Jrs Meet Record: 3:16.62, SwimMAC Carolina, 2015
- Nashville Aquatic Club, 3:17.32
- SwimMAC Carolina — A, 3:18.45
- SwimMAC Carolina — B, 3:20.86
Nashville Aquatics grabbed an early lead, but SwimMAC came back on the second 100. SwimMAC held on for the third leg, but Nashville’s Alex Walsh took her race out in a 22.6 and dropped a 47.51, taking back the lead after the first underwater.
Boys’ 4×100 Free Relay
- Jrs Meet Record: 2:55.89, Bolles, 2012
- Allegheny North, 2:55.96
- SwimMAC Carolina, 2:57.74
- Carmel Swim Club, 2:58.12
Mason Gonzalez put up a solid leadoff swim for Allegheny, going 44.03. But Jack Wright threw down the key leg, going 43.66. Andrew Zhang followed up 44.48 and Richard Mihm anchored in 43.79, giving the meet record a scare. The fastest swim across all relays came from 100 free champ Drew Kibler, who went 42.29 for Carmel.