2021 NCSA SPRING INVITE
- March 16-20, 2021
- Rosen Aquatic and Fitness Center, Orlando, FL
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- Prelims Recap
Tonight in Orlando will be the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 free, 400 IM, 100 back, and 200 free relay. The individual events will feature E, D, bonus, consolation, and championship finals while the relays will be timed finals, with the top two-fastest seeded heats swimming tonight.
Women’s 200 Free Finals
Winning the 200 free final was 16-year-old Claire Tuggle of Santa Maria, stopping the clock at 1:45.86. That is now the 6th-fastest time in the 15-16 age group this season. Tuggle’s lifetime best sits at 1:44.96 from the 2018 NCSA meet as a 13-year-old. Taking second place was 16-year-old Zoe Skirboll at 1:46.50, crushing her personal best of 1:48.13 from the 2020 VA ISCA SC Senior Championships. Skirboll is now the 12th-fastest swimmer in the 15-16 age group.
Placing third was 17-year-old Ella Bathurst at 1:47.03. In December, Bathurst swam 1:45.71 at the 2020 FL Virtual Championships.
Men’s 200 Free Finals
Winning the 200 free final was Birmingham 18-year-old Mason Mathias, touching at 1:36.64. This morning, Mathias set his personal best of 1:36.52. However, swimming the top time of the event was Inspire’s Nathaniel Germonprez, who won the B-final at 1:36.16. That takes down his previous lifetime best of 1:37.65 from the 2020 MV 18 & Under Winter Champs in December.
Women’s 400 IM Finals
The NOVA of Virginia Aquatics earned a 1-2-3 finish in the 400 IM final, led by 16-year-old Zoe Dixon‘s lifetime best of 4:08.05. Dixon is now the 6th-fastest 18&U swimmer this season as well as the 2nd-fastest 15-16 swimmer behind Sandpipers of Nevada’s Bella Sims. Dixon also moved up to #18 all-time in 15-16 age group history, passing Olympian Missy Franklin.
Rounding out the top three were 18-year-old sisters Grace Sheble (4:09.45) and Caroline Sheble (4:10.47). G. Sheble’s season best of 4:08.50 from the 2020 NOVA Senior Holiday Champs currently ranks 7th among 18&U US swimmers this season, just behind Dixon.
Men’s 400 IM Finals
The difference between first and second place in the men’s 400 IM final was on one one-hundredth of a second. At the finish, it was 17-year-old Michael Cooper of Oly Swimming who touched out 16-year-old Giovanni Linscheer of Cor Swimming 3:48.07 to 3:48.08. Cooper dropped from his 3:50.00 personal best this morning, which now ranks 10th among 18&U US swimmers this season. Linscheer also set a lifetime best racing Cooper, dropping from his 3:53.20 personal best from prelims. Linscheer now ranks 11th among 18&Unders this season as well as moving up to 13th all-time in 15-16 age group history.
Rockville Montgomery 16-year-old Toby Barnett placed third behind Cooper and Linscheer at 3:49.42, taking down his personal best of 3:52.71 from the 2020 PV 18&U Winter Championships.
Women’s 100 Back Finals
Winning the 100 back was 14-year-old Levenia Sim of TNT Swimming, breaking the 13-14 NAG record with a 51.03. The former NAG record was held by Regan Smith, who swam 51.09 in 2016. Sim is now 4th among 18&U swimmers this season, only behind NCAA freshmen Isabelle Stadden and Reilly Tiltmann and 16-year-old Claire Curzan.
Placing second was 15-year-old Maggie Wanezek of Elmbrook at 52.19, which is now 11th in the 18&U age group this season. Tuesday’s 200 back champion, NOVA’s Josephine Fuller, placed third at 52.91.
Men’s 100 Back Finals
Zuchowski now ranks 9th all-time in 15-16 age group history, sitting just behind Olympian Ryan Murphy. Meanwhile, Powe ranks 10th in the same age group.
Women’s 200 Free Relay Finals
- Elmbrook Swim Club- 1:30.68
- NOVA of Virginia- 1:33.08
- Hinsdale Swim Club- 1:33.15
The Elmbrook 200 free relay was dominant in the last heat of the sprint relays, winning by over two seconds at 1:30.68, highlighted by Lucy Thomas‘ blistering 22.35 leg. That time was just 0.08s off off Aquajets’ 2015 meet record (1:30.60). In the same heat, NOVA of Virginia took second place at 1:33.08, featuring Josephine Fuller‘s 22.56 anchor leg.
Out of the first heat of the 200 free relays this evening, Hinsdale Swim Club clocked the third-fastest time by 0.07s at 1:33.15, featuring Melanie Quinones‘ anchor leg of 22.95.
Men’s 200 Free Relay Finals
- Saint Andrew’s- 1:20.67
- Hinsdale Swim Club- 1:21.32
- Mid-Wisconsin Wave Makers- 1:21.35
The Saint Andrew’s Aquatics 200 free relay of Michael Fernandez (20.93), Max Zum Tobel (20.02), Ryan Nordheim (19.98), and Tiago Pereira (19.74) won with a time of 1:20.67.
In the race for second, Hinsdale Swim Club was leading over Mid-Wisconsin Wave Makers until MWWM’s William Hayon ripped out a 19.44 anchor leg. While it wasn’t enough to catch Hinsdale (1:21.32), the Wave Makers earned a valiant third-place finish at 1:21.35, a mere 0.03s behind HSC.