2018 Speedo Winter Juniors- West: Day 3 Live Recap

2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships- West

Day 3 of the Speedo Winter Junior Championships West will feature the A, B, and C finals of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and timed finals of the 4×50 free relays.

While there is a storm watch over in the East competition, tonight’s West competition will feature a record watch throughout the entire finals session. Headlining this evening are Luca Urlando (100 fly and 100 back), Regan Smith (200 free), Katharine Berkoff (100 back), and Ronald Dalmacio (100 back), who all have meet records and/or NAGs within reach.

Also taking top seeds tonight are Kaitlynn Sims (400 IM), Will Goodwin (400 IM), Lillie Nordmann (100 fly), Peter Larson (200 Free), Zoie Hartman (100 Breast), and Forrest Frazier (100 Breast). Into the free relays, the Brea Aquatics girls and the Tualatin Hills boys take the top seeds (based off 4×100 relay times).

Girls 400 IM- Finals

  • Meet Record: 4:05.25  12/13/2013 Ella Eastin, SOCAL Aquatics
  1. Zoie Hartman, Crow Canyon Country Club, 4:10.44
  2. Kaitlynn Sims, Magnolia Aquatic Club, 4:11.13
  3. Lindsay Looney, Metroplex Aquatics, 4:11.27

Zoie Hartman took the slight lead after the front half of the race. She extended her lead on the breaststroke, her best stroke, by over 2 full body lengths. Hartman took the win with a 4:10.44, to just crack the top 100 17-18 all-time rankings at #73. Her win this evening completed an IM-sweep for Hartman.

Also with a strong back half to contend for a medal position was Kaitlynn Sims. Sims would go on to place second with a 4:11.13. Taking third place right behind Sims was Lindsay Looney with a 4:11.27. Sims and Looney also clinched top 100 17-18 times, ranking at #84 and #85 respectively.

Boys 400 IM- Finals

  • Meet Record: 3:44.26  12/13/2013 Curtis Ogren, Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics
  1. Kevin Vargas, La Mirada Armada, 3:47.52
  2. Jack Hoagland, Charger Aquatics, 3:49.30
  3. Zachary Tan, Phoenix Swim Club,  3:49.52

The breaststroke leg of the race featured seven swimmers all bunched up to each other. But it was Kevin Vargas who continued his momentum and extended his lead in the freestyle to take the title with a 3:47.52. His time cracked the top 100 for the 17-18 all-time rankings and is now #71.

Taking second place was Jack Hoagland with a 3:49.30. Third place went to Zachary Tan, whose time of 3:49.52 now ranks #18 for the 15-16 all-time rankings.

Girls 100 Fly- Finals

  • Meet Record: 51.73  12/9/2016 Regan Smith, Riptide
  1. Emma Sticklen, Katy Aquatic Team, 52.29
  2. Lillie Nordmann, Magnolia Aquatic Club, 52.45
  3. Coleen Gillilan, Fort Collins, 52.68

Into the back half of the race, it was Lillie Nordmann trying to battle the lead Emma Sticklen produced off the first 50. However, Sticklen successfully maintained her lead to win the event with a 52.29. Her winning time is now #8 for the 15-16 all-time rankings. Nordman took second with a 52.45, which ranks #13 on the 15-16 rankings as well.

Taking third place was Coleen Gillilan with a 52.68, which ties for #61 on the 17-18 all-time rankings.

Boys 100 Fly- Finals

  • Meet Record: 45.46  12/11/2015 Ryan Hoffer, Scottsdale Aquatic Club
  1. Luca Urlando, DART Swimming, 45.62
  2. Ethan Hu, Peak Swimming, 46.25
  3. Aiden Hayes, Sooner Swim Club, 46.96

Three of the all-time fastest 100 fly times for the 15-16 boys were swum tonight in this final. Luca Urlando and Ethan Hu maintained spectacular underwaters throughout the race to put up a thrilling race. Yet it was Urlando who won his second event of the meet, re-breaking his own 15-16 NAG from this morning with a 45.62. Hu took second with a 46.25 and in third place was Aiden Hayes with a 46.96.

This now puts Urlando at #1, Hu at #3, and Hayes at #6 on the 15-16 all-time rankings.

Girls 200 Free- Finals

  • Meet Record: 1:44.46  12/11/2015 Katie Drabot, Ozaukee Aquatics
  1. Regan Smith, Riptide, 1:43.27
  2. Ayla Spitz, Irvine Novaquatics, 1:45.87
  3. Quinn Schaedler, Longhorn Aquatics, 1:45.91

Looking to dominate once again, Regan Smith already established a body length lead off the first 50. She extended that lead to win the event with a 1:43.27. This now established a new Junior meet record, a second victory, and a #4 rank for the 15-16 all-time rankings for Smith.

Taking second place was Ayla Spitz with a 1:45.87. Taking third place was Quinn Schaedler with a 1:45.91, which is #41 on the 15-16 all-time rankings.

Boys 200 Free- Finals

  • Meet Record: 1:33.67  12/13/2013 Dylan Carter, Unattached-Trojan Aquatic Club
  1. Coby Carrozza, Longhorn Aquatics, 1:34.67
  2. Michael Petrides, Kamehameha Swim Club, 1:35.21
  3. Peter Larson, Edina Swim Club, 1:35.36

It was a throwdown in the 200 free with the top 4 seeds all at 1:35. Into the last 50, it was a battle between Coby Carrozza and Michael Petrides. Yet Carrozza took his second victory of the meet with a 1:34.67. His time is now tied for #27 on the all-time 17-18 rankings.

Petrides took second behind Carrozza with a 1:35.21. Taking third place was Peter Larson with a 1:35.36.

Girls 100 Breast- Finals

  • Meet Record: 58.98  12/8/2017 Zoe Bartel, Fort Collins Area Aquatic Club
  1. Zoie Hartman, Crow Canyon Country Club, 58.94
  2. Kaitlyn Dobler, The Dolphins Portland, 59.25
  3. Coleen Gillilan, Fort Collins, 1:00.74

Zoie Hartman controlled the first 75 of the race, yet Kaitlyn Dobler pushed on the last 25 to just miss edging out Hartman. Hartman would take the title in a 58.94, which is now #6 on the all-time 17-18 rankings. This gives Hartman her third victory of the meet and new junior meet record under her name.

Dobler took second in a 59.25 to also break one minute. Taking another bronze medal was Coleen Gillilan with a 1:00.74.

Boys 100 Breast- Finals

  • Meet Record: 52.21  12/11/2015 Michael Andrew, Indie Swimming
  1. Forrest Frazier, Eastern Iowa, 52.51
  2. Will Myhre, St. Charles Swim Team, 52.59
  3. AJ Pouch, Team Rebel Aquatics, 53.63

Throughout the race, it was a dog fight between Forrest Frazier and Will Myhre. However it was Frazier, the Cal commit, who took the title in a 52.51 to rank #2 on the 15-16 all-time rankings. Myhre took second place by 0.08 with a 52.59, which is #9 on the 17-18 rankings.

Taking third was AJ Pouch with a 53.63, which ties for #46 on the 17-18 rankings.

Girls 100 Back- Finals

  • Meet Record: 50.83  12/7/2018 Katharine Berkoff, Missoula Aquatics
  1. Katharine Berkoff, Missoula Aquatic Club, 50.72
  2. Isabelle Stadden, Aquajets, 51.96
  3. Meredith Rees, Pikes Peak Athletic Club, 52.94

Hungry for a record, Katharine Berkoff controlled the entire race with Isabelle Stadden only a body length behind her. Berkoff won the event with a 50.72, re-breaking her meet record set this morning. Her time is now #3 on the 17-18 all-time rankings.

Stadden placed second in a 51.96, which is #8 on the 15-16 rankings, right behind Berkoff’s mark. Taking third was Meredith Rees with a 52.94, which is #35 on the 17-18 rankings.

Boys 100 Back- Finals

  • Meet Record: 45.48  12/11/2015 Ryan Hoffer, Scottsdale Aquatic Club
  1. Luca Urlando, DART Swimming, 45.66
  2. Aiden Hayes, Sooner Swim Club, 47.46
  3. Ethan Harder, Billings Aquatic Club, 47.49

Luca Urlando made it a triple-win tonight with his amazing underwaters to win by over a second and a half. Urlando broke the 15-16 NAG in this event with a 45.66.

Taking another silver medal was Aiden Hayes with a 47.46. Taking third place by 0.03 seconds was Ethan Harder with a 47.49.

Girls 4×50 Free Relay

  • Meet Record: 1:30.09 12/11/2015 SwimMac Carolina (A Marsh, C Lappin, J Merritt, E Brown)
  1. Bellevue Club Swim Team, 1:31.16
  2. Crow Canyon Country Club, 1:31.36
  3. Aquajets, 1:31.65

Taking the top time of 1:31.16 was the Bellevue relay of Gabby Dang (23.17), Christina Bradley (22.71), Jazlynn Pak (22.96), and Gracie Felner (22.32).

Finishing out the top three was the Crow Canyon relay (1:31.36) and the Aquajets relay (1:31.65).

Boys 4×50 Free Relay

  • Meet Record: 1:19.03 12/6/2012 Bolles School Sharks (C Dressel, S Condorelli, E Goossen, J Schooling)
  1. Irvine Novaquatics, 1:22.14
  2. Rose Bowl Aquatics, 1:22.27
  3. Sierra Marlins, 1:22.34

The top time of 1:22.14 went to the Irvine Novaquatics relay of Sean Slusiewicz (20.31), Brian Lou (20.47), Christopher Mykkanen (20.73), and Hunter Ingram (20.63).

Also taking top three times was the Rose Bowl Aquatics Relay (1:22.27) and the Sierra Marlins relay (1:22.34).

Current Team Scores After Day 3

Girls Team Scores

 Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 23                     
 
  1. Crow Canyon Country Club Shark    223   2. Bellevue Club Swim Team           190
  3. Brea Aquatics                   178.5   4. Magnolia Aquatic Club             173
  5. Irvine Novaquatics                152   6. Aquajets Swim Team                134
  7. Fort Collins Area Swim Team       118   8. Scottsdale Aquatic Club           104
  9. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics        85  10. North Coast Aquatics               63
 11. Santa Clara Swim Club              62  12. Riptide                            58
 13. Western Hills Athletic Club        55  14. Katy Aquatic Team For Youth        54
 15. Rancho San Dieguito                48  15. Fox Valley Swim Team               48
 17. Tualatin Hills Swim Club           44  18. Missoula Aquatic Club            42.5
 19. University Of Arkansas Swimmin   41.5  20. Mission Viejo Nadadores          40.5
 21. Metroplex Aquatics                 40  22. Beach Cities Swimming              37
 23. Pro Swimming                       27  24. Socal Aquatics Association         26
 24. Texas Ford Aquatics                26  24. Boise YMCA Swim Team               26
 27. Springfield YMCA Swim Team         24  28. Madison Aquatic Club               23
 29. The Dolphins Portland Swimming     21  30. Dads Club Swim Team                19
 30. Springfield Aquatics               19  32. Academy Bullets Swim Club          18
 33. Longhorn Aquatics                  16  33. Pikes Peak Athletics               16
 33. Buenaventura Swim Club             16  36. Lake Oswego Swim Club              15
 37. Lyons Aquatics                     14  37. Central Iowa Aquatics              14
 39. Colorado Springs Swim Team         13  40. Northwest Arkansas Aquatics        12
 40. Univ of Denver Hilltoppers         12  40. Dart Swimming                      12
 43. Sierra Marlins Swim Team           11  43. Lakeside Aquatic Club              11
 45. Patriot Aquatic Club               10  46. Fox Valley Park District Ripti      9
 47. Gators Swim Club                  7.5  48. Great Wolf Swim Team                7
 48. Greater Des Moines YMCA             7  48. Austin Swim Club                    7
 51. Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic C      6  51. Pleasanton Seahawks                 6
 51. Phoenix Swim Club                   6  51. Rockwall Aquatic Center of Exc      6
 55. St Charles Swim Team                4  55. Crawfish Aquatics                   4
 55. Team Rebel Aquatics                 4  58. Austin Trinity Aquatic Club         3
 58. Nitro Swimming                      3  60. YMCA Westside Silver Fins         2.5
 61. Riverside Aquatics Association      2  61. Quicksilver Swimming                2
 61. Cottonwood Heights Aquatics         2

Boys Team Scores

   Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 24                      
 
  1. Sierra Marlins Swim Team          187   2. Rose Bowl Aquatics                166
  3. Irvine Novaquatics                156   4. Nitro Swimming                    129
  5. Scottsdale Aquatic Club           128   6. Sooner Swim Club                  104
  7. Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club     103   8. Dart Swimming                     100
  8. Alamo Area Aquatic Association    100  10. Hillsboro Swim Team                88
 11. Charger Aquatics                   65  12. Edina Swim Club                    64
 13. Peak Swimming                      55  14. Santa Clara Swim Club              54
 15. Premier Aquatics Club of Klein     51  16. Rockwood Swim Club                 41
 17. Bainbridge Island Swim Club        40  17. Longhorn Aquatics                  40
 19. Orinda Aquatics                    38  20. Bellevue Club Swim Team            36
 21. St Charles Swim Team               35  22. Billings Aquatic Club              33
 23. Austin Swim Club                   31  23. Phoenix Swim Club                  31
 25. St Croix Swim Club                 30  26. Unattached EA                      28
 26. Kamehameha Swim Club               28  28. Eastern Iowa Swim Federation       27
 29. La Mirada Armada                   26  29. Univ of Denver Hilltoppers         26
 29. Katy Aquatic Team For Youth        26  32. Rockwall Aquatic Center of Exc     24
 33. Rancho San Dieguito                23  34. Aquajets Swim Team                 21
 35. Empire KC Swim Club                20  35. Houston Bridge Bats                20
 35. Wichita Swim Club                  20  38. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics        19
 39. Metroplex Aquatics                 18  39. Mission Viejo Nadadores            18
 41. Team Rebel Aquatics                16  41. Riverside Aquatics Association     16
 43. King Aquatic Club                  15  44. Rosemead Rapids                    14
 44. Central Iowa Aquatics              14  46. Foothills Swim Team                13
 46. Beach Cities Swimming              13  48. Tigard Tualatin Swim Club          12
 48. North Texas Nadadores              12  50. Spring Swim Team                   11
 50. West Coast Aquatics                11  52. Blast Sharks                       10
 53. Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic C      9  54. Fox Valley Swim Team                7
 54. Sarpy County Swim Club              7  56. Lakeside Aquatic Club               6
 56. Life Time Northern California       6  58. Northwest Arkansas Aquatics         4
 58. North Bay Aquatics                  4  60. Tule Nation Tritons                 3
 60. American Energy Swim Club           3  60. Hurricane Swim Club                 3
 60. Magnolia Aquatic Club               3  60. Lake Country Swim Team              3
 65. Canyons Aquatic Club                2  65. Socal Aquatics Association          2
 65. Dads Club Swim Team                 2  65. Multnomah Athletic Club             2
 65. Tualatin Hills Swim Club            2  65. Marin Pirates                       2
 71. Nu Wave Swim Club                   1  71. Parkway Swim Club                   1
 71. Lakeridge Swim Team                 1  71. Springfield YMCA Swim Team          1




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The Ready Room

Is the live stream down for anyone else..?

joe

45.62!

SwimmerTX

Yes Emma! Well deserved!

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