2018 NCSA Spring Jr Nationals: Day 5 Finals Live Recap

by Spencer Penland 7

March 17th, 2018 News

2018 NCSA JUNIORS (SCY)

 

WOMEN’S 50 BACK

  1. Phoebe Bacon – 24.33
  2. Isabelle Stadden – 24.43
  3. Grace Countie – 24.44
  4. Caitlin Brooks – 24.50
  5. Abigail Kapeller – 24.88
  6. Ellie Waldrep – 24.90
  7. Abigail Burke – 25.01
  8. Athena Ye – 25.10

Phoebe Bacon came back after coming in 2nd this morning to win the event in 24.33. She had a monster kickout on the 2nd 25, boosting her to the front of the pack. The finish between the top 4 was extremely close, with Isabelle Stadden edging out Grace Countie for 2nd by just .01 seconds. The entire A final also dropped time from this morning, which doesn’t happen a whole lot.

Kaylyn Schoof took the B final with a time of 25.00, which was the 7th fastest time in the field overall. Talia Bates touched first in the C final, posting a 25.33. Olivia French won the D final, posting a 25.89, and Isabella Abrajan, who is 13, won the E final with a 25.87.

MEN’S 50 BACK

  1. Mitchell Whyte – 21.82
  2. Robert Kondalski – 21.96
  3. Spencer Walker – 22.21
  4. Ryan Gridley – 22.40
  5. Charles Korndorffer – 22.51
  6. Caleb Carlson – 22.56
  7. David Madej – 22.65
  8. Horace Qiao – 23.07

Mitchell Whyte came down nearly a second from his prelims swim of 22.62 to win in a tight finish with Robert Kondalski. Kondalski, 17, was the only non-18 year old in the field. Another interesting note is that 4 of the swimmers in the A final (Walker, Gridley, Carlson, and Qiao) are from Illinois, and Gridley, who swims for New Trier, is the only swimmer out of the 4 who doesn’t swim for Academy Bullets. Just like the women’s 50 back, all 8 A finalists dropped time from this morning.

Jack Dahlgren came out on top in the B final, dropping a whopping 1.09 seconds from this morning to go 22.31. That time was 4th overall.Ryan Brennan took the C final with a 23.23, while Kyri Chen won the D final with a 23.25. Jared Simpson won the E final with a 22.98.

WOMEN’S 1650 FREE

  1. Madison Homovich – 16:05.15
  2. Ashley Strouse – 16:10.26
  3. Madison Kolessar – 16:23.45
  4. Lola Mull – 16:27.78
  5. Rachel Klinker – 16:41.94
  6. Alixandra Roy – 16:44.46
  7. Morgan Tankersley – 16:47.29
  8. Rachel Schlemmer – 16:50.15

Madison Homivich went her 2nd fastest time ever to win the 1650 by 5 seconds over Ashley Strouse. Her time of 16:05.15 came in just a little off her lifetime best of 16:03.01, which she went in 2015. She split the race pretty well, with her slowest split coming in at 29.67 on her 23rd 50. Leaving out her 1st and last 50s, her splits only ranged by .70 seconds. Strouse dropped 22 seconds from her previous best of 16:32, coming down all the to 35th in the all-time rankings for 15-16 girls as a 15 year old.

WOMEN’S 200 IM

  1. Grace Sheble – 1:58.60
  2. Annika Wagner – 1:58.63
  3. Sophie Housey – 1:59.23
  4. Phoebe Bacon – 1:59.89
  5. Kaylyn Schoof – 2:00.41
  6. Mariana Kraus – 2:01.35
  7. Isabella Gati – 2:01.48
  8. Sophie Skinner – 2:03.89

Grace Sheble held off Annika Wagner on the final 50, splitting 27.88 to 27.08. Sheble was out in 56.49 on the 1st 100, which was 3rd in the field to Sophie Housey (55.37) and Phoebe Bacon (55.78). Wagner had the fastest 2nd 100 in the field, nearly breaking 1:00 by going 1:00.61 (33.53/27.08).  Sheble, Wagner, Housey, Bacon, and Schoof are all 15-16s, with Wagner being the only 16 year old.

Isabelle Stadden won the B final by over a second, posting a 1:59.56 to go the 4th fastest time overall. Felicia Pasadyn took the C final with a 2:00.84, while Catherine Belyakov went 2:02.48 to win the D final. Heather Maccausland won the E final with a 2:02.45.

MEN’S 200 IM

  1. Sean Conway – 1:46.95
  2. Josh Harlan – 1:47.05
  3. Casey Storch – 1:48.36
  4. Zach Hils – 1:48.45
  5. Dylan Eichberg – 1:48.85
  6. Steven Thalblum – 1:49.74
  7. Darren Durocher – 1:49.86
  8. Gabriel Parnell – 1:50.33

Sean Conway passed Josh Harlan on the final 50 to get his hand on the wall first by .1 seconds. Conway split 25.38 to Harlan’s 25.74. Harlan took the lead on the 3rd 50, posting a 31.28 (1:21.31 150 split) to Conways 31.61 (1:21.57). Kyle Barker won the B final with a 1:48.26, while Julian Hill won the C final with a 1:49.03. Bernhard Chritianson won the D final with a 1:49.88, and Michael Daly won the E final with a 1:50.94.

WOMEN’S 50 FREE

  1. Grace Countie – 22.30
  2. Talia Bates – 22.44
  3. Claire Grover – 22.46
  4. Grace Cooper – 22.52
  5. Christiana Regenauer – 22.63
  6. Victoria Huske – 22.64
  7. Katelyn Mack – 22.99
  8. Brieanna Romney – 23.04

Grace Countie won the 50 free in her 2nd A final appearance of the night, getting her hand on the wall before Talia Bates. The field was incredibly tight, with only .34 seconds separating 1st from 6th. The entire field dropped time from this morning too, marking the 3rd time tonight that’s happened. Also, Cooper, Regenauer, Huske, Mack, and Romeny are all 15-16s.

Mckenna Stone won the B final with a 22.73, and Rebekah Hamilton won the C final with a time of 22.91. Melissa Cundiff won the D final with a 23.15while Kirschtine Balbuena won the E final with a 23.14.

MEN’S 50 FREE

  1. Willie Davis – 19.79
  2. William Davis – 19.98
  3. Jack Dolan – 20.16
  4. Brandon Hamblin – 20.26
  5. Konnar Klinksiek – 20.34
  6. David Madej – 20.35
  7. Timothy Marski – 20.45
  8. Scott Scanlon – 20.68

Willie Davis and William Davis went 1-2 in the 50, and were also the only swimmers under 20 seconds in the field. That marks the first sub-20 swim for both of them since 2016. Jack Dolan, who has the fastest best time in the field (19.62), came in 3rd , dropping 3-tenths from his prelims time of 20.44. Again, the entire A final dropped from their prelims times, marking a perfect 4 for 4 on 50 A finals tonight.

Henry Claesson won the B final with a time of 20.44, while Peter Larson took the C final with a 20.48. Kyri Chen won the D final with a 20.83, and Matthew Dieffenthaller took the E final with a 20.66.

MEN’s 1650 FREE

  1. Hayden Curley – 15:11.56
  2. Brendan Driscoll – 15:14.60
  3. Andrew Matejka – 15:17.01
  4. Kevin Vargas – 15:23.06
  5. Ryan Vipavetz – 15:23.84
  6. Wyatt Marsalek – 15:24.15
  7. Stefan Cooley – 15:25.09
  8. Tyler Klawiter – 15:26.70

Top-seeded Hayden Curley won the event, pulling away from runner-up Brendan Driscoll in the last 200 to win by 3 seconds. Curley dropped almost 3 seconds from his best time of 15:14.43. He kept his splits (excluding 1st and last 50) stayed with 1.02 seconds, ranging from 27.20 to 28.22, with only 3 of his 50s being 28s. The biggest drop in the top 8 came from Stefan Cooley, who swam earlier today, and dropped a whopping 23.85 seconds from his best time.

WOMEN’S 400 MEDLEY RELAY

  1. Aqaujets – 3:36.96
  2. Nation’s Capital – 3:38.96
  3. NOVA – 3:41.64

The Aquajets team of Isabelle Stadden, Jordyn Wentzel, Madison Potter, and Jordan McGinty combined to take the lead on the breaststroke leg and hold it to through the finish. The race started with a rematch of Stadden and NCAP’s Phoebe Bacon in the 100 back, with Bacon winning this time 52.43 to 52.57. Both their times were off what they swam in the 100 back yesterday, 51.33 for Stadden and 51.60 for Bacon. The rest of the Aquajets team posted fast splits as well, with Wentzel going a 1:01.27 breaststroke, Potter posting a 53.70 fly, and McGinty going 49.42 to anchor.

MEN’S 400 MEDLEY RELAY

  1. New Trier – 3:15.68
  2. Academy Bullets – 3:16.24
  3. Nation’s Capital – 3:16.63

The New Trier team of Ryan Gridley, Charlie Scheinfeld, Patrick Gridley, and Thomas Barr held off Academy and NCAP, led by a blistering 52.95 breast split from Scheinfeld. When Patrick Gridley dove in for the fly leg, New Trier held a lead of over 1.5 seconds, which the other teams were unable to overcome.

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PVSFree

I thought the Davis twins had both been under 20 before right? Unless these are a different set of twins than Will/Isaac Davis who are both committed to UF

Tea rex

Wait – how do twins decide to go by Willie and William??? There may be a good reason, but just seems crazy to me.

BSD

That is not the first sub 20 race for the Davis twins, they both went 19 at Winter Juniors East in 2016.

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