2018 NCSA Spring Jr Nationals: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

2018 NCSA JUNIORS (SCY)

Thursday night of the 2018 NCSA Spring Championship will open up with the awards ceremony for the 200 medley relays, and will then feature the 200 free, 50 breast, 400 IM, 50 fly, and 400 free relay. 13-year-old Claire Tuggle is the top seed in the women’s 200 free (1:46.61) after posting the fastest prelims time by well over a second. We’ll see if she can shed more time off her prelims performance, and how close she can get to the 13-14 NAG before she even turns 14.

Texas recruit Aitor Fungairino led prelims in the men’s 200 free with a 1:36.49, but that time was still over 1.5 seconds off his best time. Fellow Texas recruit Charlie Scheinfeld was the only swimmer in the men’s 50 breast to break 25 seconds this morning, posting a 24.88., and will look to dip even further below the 25 second mark tonight.

Grace Sheble and Madison Homovich will battle in the women’s 400 IM after going 1-2 this morning. If Sheble goes a best time tonight, she’ll crack the top 20 for all-time 15-16 girls as a 15 year old. Casey Storch, Jason Louser, and Sean Conway were separated by less than 2 seconds in the men’s 400 IM this morning, setting themselves up for an exciting race tonight.

WOMEN’S 200 FREE

  1. Claire Tuggle – 1:44.96
  2. Rachel Klinker – 1:46.56
  3.  Annika Wagner – 1:47.01
  4. Talia Bates – 1:47.11
  5. Sophie Housey – 1:47.32
  6. Morgan Tankersley – 1:47.58
  7. Sophie Skinner – 1:48.15
  8. Addison Smith – 1:48.75

Claire Tuggle threw down a dominating performance in the women’s 200 free, dropping nearly 3 full seconds to go 1:44.96. That time is #2 all-time for 13-14 girls, behind only Missy Franklin, who holds the NAG at 1:44.55. Tuggle’s time is however the fastest a 13 year old has ever gone. Her splits were incredibly consistent, coming in at 24.71/26.64/26.93/26.68. Those splits add up to 100s of 51.35 and 53.61. Runner-up Rachel Klinker led through the 150, blasting a 50.62 on the first 100 before fading a bit on the back half (55.94).

Ashley Strouse led the B final from the first 25, finishing in 1:46.36, which was the 2nd fastest time in the entire field. Georgi White took the C final with a 1:48.57, marking a 2 second drop from prelims. Jillian Barczyk took the D final with a 1:48.62, while Chloe Stepanek posted a 1:47.77 to win the E final, which was the 8th overall time.

MEN’S 200 FREE

  1. Aitor Fungairino – 1:35.12
  2. Jack Dolan – 1:35.55
  3. Julian Hill – 1:35.78
  4. Peter Larson – 1:36.26
  5. Jack Dahlgren – 1:36.64
  6. Ryan Gridley – 1:37.25
  7.  John Moore – 1:37.40
  8. David Madej – 1:37.63

Aitor Fungairino pulled away from Jack Dolan on the final 50, splitting a  stunnig 23.95 on the final 50. Fungairino and Dolan were both off their best times, which sit at 1:34.89 and 1:34.78 respectively, while 3rd place finisher Julian Hill shaved nearly a second off his best time of 1:36.54. The field was tight, with only 2.49 seconds separating 1st from 8th. The A finalists also had the top 8 overall times, which doesn’t happen that often.

Peyton Werner won the B final with a lifetime best 1:38.23, touching out Zachary Hills (1:38.45). Luke Maurer won the C final by a second, posting a lifetime best of 1:38.08. Donovan Lahmann took the D final with a lifetime best 1:38.74, and Jakob Icimsoy won the E final with a lifetime best 1:38.24.

WOMEN’S 50 BREAST

  1. Claire Glover – 27.70
  2. Alexis Wenger – 27.88
  3. Abigail Arens – 28.27
  4. Mikaela Fullerton – 28.34
  5. Isabelle Stadden – 28.41
  6. Hannah Bach – 28.43
  7. Kylie Powers – 28.45
  8. Valerie Tarazi – 28.48

Claire Glover came in well under 28 seconds to win the women’s 50 breast, getting her hands on the wall before Alexis Wenger. There was a decent margin between them and 3rd place finsher Abigail Arens. Glover came back after coming in 4th in the 100 breast last night.

Anna Keating won the B final with a 28.50, while Ashley McCauley took the C final with a 28.85. Emily Graham won the D final in 29.21, and Cecilia Porter took the E final with a 28.89.

MEN’S 50 BREAST

  1. Charlie Scheinfeld – 24.55
  2. William Myhre – 24.63
  3. Eli Fouts – 24.90
  4. Izaak Bastian – 24.98
  5. Luke Massey – 25.22
  6. Jason Louser – 25.38
  7. Casey Storch – 25.54
  8. Daniel Alber – 25.96

Charlie Scheinfeld won out in a tight race with in-state rival William Myhre, edging Myhre out by .08 seconds. That shaved .33 seconds off what Scheinfeld went this morning, while Myhre dropped .56 seconds. Eli Fouts and Izaak Bastian also came in under 25 seconds, each going about half a second faster than this morning.

Timothy Marski won the B final with a 25.58, which was the 8th fastest time overall. Thomas Moore won the C with a 25.80, while Samuel Willstrop won the D final in 25.98, and Aleksei Hernandez-Nietling won the E with a 26.36.

WOMEN’S 400 IM

  1. Grace Sheble – 4:07.74
  2. Madison Homovich – 4:10.92
  3. Madison Kolessar – 4:12.83
  4. Gillian Davey – 4:13.26
  5. Annika Wagner – 4:15.27
  6. Paige McCormick – 4:15.35
  7. Kaylyn Schoof – 4:16.49
  8. Sophie Housey – 4:17.59

Grace Sheble posted a lifetime best of 4:07.74 to win over Madison Homovich, passing her on the breaststroke leg and expanding her lead through the free leg. Sheble’s time comes min 12th in the all-time 15-16 rankings, and the 3rd fastest time by a 15 year old ever. Sheble threw down a 1:09.93 breaststroke leg, which is a great breast split, but wasn’t the fastest in the field. Gillian Davey split a 1:08.91 breaststroke, which for context was less than 3 seconds slower than her backstroke split (1:05.98). Homovich was out very fast, going 56.50 on the fly split, and hitting the 200 mark in a speedy 1:57.56.

Caroline Sheble, Grace Sheble‘s sister, won the B final with a 4:14.14, which was the 5th fastest overall time. Ashley McCauley won the C final in 4:16.56, while Callahan Dunn took the D final with a 4:19.87, narrowly out-touching Catherine Purnell (4:19.90). Sydney VanOvermeiren won the E final with a 4:16.71.

MEN’S 400 IM

  1. Casey Storch – 3:47.96
  2. Jason Louser – 3:48.79
  3. Sean Conway – 3:49.79
  4. Josh Harlan – 3:50.23
  5. Michael Daly – 3:50.24
  6. Kyle Barker – 3:51.01
  7. Kevin Vargas – 3:51.02
  8. Gabriel Parnell – 3:54.53

Casey Storch held off a charging Jason Louser and Sean Conway on the final 100, going his 3rd fastest time ever. Storch’s best time is 3:46.31, and he’s also been 3:47.45, both of which were swam at the 2017 Winter Nationals. Storch had great fly and breast splits, posting a 52.17 and 1:02.87 respectively. His back and free splits were 58.96 and 53.96 respectively.

Darren Durocher took the B final in 3:53.10, while Bernhard Christianson won the C final in 3:55.00. Alexander Colson won the D final with a 3:53.81, and Jakob Icimsoy took the E final with a 3:55.92.

WOMEN’S 50 FLY

  1. Victoria Huske – 23.60
  2. Talia Bates – 24.06
  3. Phoebe Bacon – 24.26
  4. Isabelle Stadden – 24.31
  5. Athena Ye – 24.32
  6. Abigail Gibbons – 24.33
  7. Grace Cooper – 24.40
  8. Olivia French – 24.72

Victoria Huske blasted a 23.60 to win by nearly half a second. That sets her up very well for the 100 fly tomorrow, where her best time is 52.65. Grace Countie won the B final with a 24.34, which was the 7th fastest overall time. Hannah Kannan came in 2nd in the B final with a 24.41, which was the 8th fastest overall time. Isabella Gati took the C final with a 24.80, while Bianca Preciado won the D final with a 24.69. Jordan McGinty took the E final with a 24.84.

MEN’S 50 FLY

  1. William Davis – 21.56
  2. David Madej – 21.64
  3. Charles Korndorffer – 21.97
  4. Henry Claesson – 22.02
  5. Zachary Brown – 22.04
  6. Caleb Carlson – 22.08
  7. Spencer Walker – 22.14
  8. Brandon Hamblin – 22.24

William Davis was slightly off his prelims time of 21.51, but still managed to get his hand on the wall before David Madej, who shaved off .35 seconds from his time this morning. Korndorffer also managed to crack 22 seconds, leading a very tightly packed field of 3rd-8th. Just .27 seconds separated Korndorffer from 8th place finisher Brandon Hamblin.

Konnar Klinksiek won the B final with a 21.97, which ties with Korndorffer for 3rd overall in the field. William Myhre took the C final in a 22.37, touching out Josh Fong by .03 seconds. William Rose won the D final 22.28, and Robert Lenart won the E final with a 22.41.

WOMEN’S 400 FREE RELAY

  1. Aquajets Swim Team – 3:19.92
  2. Huntsville Swim Association – 3:20.90
  3. Delta Aquatics – 3:20.95

The Aquajets team of Jordn McGinty, Peyton D’Emanuele, Ashley Post, and Isabelle Stadden combined to break 3:20 and win by a second over Huntsville Swim Association. McGinty led off with a 49.91, followed by a 50.24 from D’Emanuele, 50.56 from Post, and 49.21 from Stadden. HSA was fueled by splits of 49.15 and 48,86 from Kobie Melton and Rebekah Hamilton respectively. Ashley Strouse from 4th place finisher Scottsdale Aquatic Club threw down a 48.47 to anchor that relay.

MEN’S 400 FREE RELAY

  1. Nation’s Capital Swim Club – 2:58.83
  2. New Trier Aquatics – 3:00.00
  3. Academy Bullets Swim Club – 3:01.31

The NCAP team of Jonathan Pollock, Sean Conway, Peter Makin, and Brandon Hamblin had the fastest 2nd half in the field en route to claiming victory. Their splits descended, with Pollock leading off in 45.24, followed by splits of 45.15, 44.82, and 43.62 respectively. Runner-up New Trier also had a fast anchor split, with Ryan Gridley posting a 44.17 to bring his team home. Metro Aquatic Club of Miami’s Aitor Fungairino had the fastest lead-off split in the field, posting a 44.34.

Women’s – Top 5 After Day 3

  1. NCAP – 657
  2. Marlins of Raleigh – 510
  3. Aquajets – 443.5
  4. NOVA – 411
  5. Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 328

Men’s – Top 5 After Day 3

  1. NCAP – 674.5
  2. Academy Bullets Swim Club – 451
  3. Rockville Montgomery Swim Club – 298.5
  4. Machine Aquatics – 288.5
  5. Long Island Aquatic Club – 262.5

Combined – Top 5 After Day 3

  1. NCAP – 1331.5
  2. Marlins of Raleigh – 757
  3. Aquajets Swim Team – 628
  4. Academy Bullets Swim Club – 599
  5. NOVA – 564

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James

Jaw dropping performance by Tuggle today (1:44.96). She looked poised out there, swimming smart and building as the race progressed. Big meet for her, congrats!

JimSwim

Holy moly that’s fast. At 13! Just mind boggling

PVSFree

Claire Tuggle’s time From tonight would’ve made almost every college team in the country’s 800 free relay. As a 13 year old.

Pags

Yeah, there were teams who finished in the top ten that she could have helped.

Tnfan

1:44.96 at any age is fast… at 13, that is awesome!

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