2022 NCSA Spring Championships: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

by Robert Gibbs 1

March 18th, 2022 Club, News, Previews & Recaps

2022 NCSA JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • March 15-19, 2022
  • Rosen Aquatic and Fitness Center, Orlando, Florida
  • Short Course Yards (25 yards), Prelims/Finals
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheets
  • Live Stream
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2022 NCSA Spring Swimming Championships

The 2022 NCSA Junior National Championships continues tonight with finals of the 500 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, and the fastest few heats of the 400 free relay.

Records will be on watch tonight. 14 year-old Sean Green was barely a second off of the NAG record in the 500 free this morning. Additionally, Scotty Buff will aiming to reset his own meet record in the 100 fly, and Lucy Thomas was less than a quarter of a second off of the meet record in the 100 breast this morning.

Women’s 500 Free – Finals

  • Meet Record: 4:38.69 – Rebecca Mann, 2013

Top 3:

  1. Madison Smith (RMSC) – 4:44.62
  2. Lucy Malys (OLY) – 4:45.67
  3. Lainey Mullins (SSC) – 4:46.97

Madison Smith of RMSC knocked over three seconds off of her lifetime best to win in 4:44.62 here tonight. That’s the first individual victory of the week for Smith, who took 2nd in the 1000 free on the opening night.

OLY’s Lucy Malys, who won the 1000 free, took 2nd here in 4:45.67. That’s the 2nd-fastest time ever for Malys, who went 4:42.55 at this meet last year.

Lainey Mullins of SSC took 3rd in 4:46.97. That’s a lifetime best for Mullins, whose previous best of 4:47.36 came just a few weeks ago while competing for her high school team.

Men’s 500 Free – Finals

  • Meet Record: 4:16.43 – Matthew Hirschberger, 2015

Top 3:

  1. Giovanni Linscheer (COR) – 4:22.50
  2. Elliot Weisel (ROCO) – 4:24.69
  3. Sean Green (LIAC) – 4:24.98

City of Richardson’s Giovanni Linscheer powered through the race, winning by over two seconds with a time of 4:22.50. That’s a new lifetime best for the Florida commit, shaving nearly half a second off of his previous best from last month’s Texas high school championships.

ROCO’s Elliot Weisel took 2nd in 4:24.69, followed by 14 year-old Sean Green at 4:24.98. Green improved his previous best from this morning, and is still #2 all-time in the 13-14 age group, just two-tenths off of the NAG record of 4:24.79.

Women’s 100 Breast – Finals

  • Meet Record: 58.98 – Margaret Aroesty, 2016

Top 3:

  1. Lucy Thomas (EBSC) – 58.93
  2. Kaelyn Gridley (WILD) – 59.66
  3. Zoe Skirboll (RXA) – 1:00.67

Elmbrook’s Lucy Thomas followed up her 50 breast victory the other day with a 58.93 win in the 100 breast tonight. That time sets a new meet record, and it also moves Thomas to #3 all-time in the 15-16 age group, behind only Alex Walsh (58.19) and Emily Weiss (58.40). Margaret Aroesty had the previous meet record and #3 time in the age group with a 58.93 from 2016.

200 breast champion Kaeyln Gridley of WILD took 2nd in 59.66. That’s her second time ever under a minute, and it’s also a new personal best for the Duke commit, RXA’s Zoe Skirboll took 3rd in 1:00.67.

Men’s 100 Breast – Finals

  • Meet Record: 51.78 – Andrew Seliskar, 2015

Top 3:

  1. Nathaniel Germonprez (ISWM) – 53.04
  2. Kledi Kadiu (CSP) – 53.32
  3. Ozan Kalafat (MWWM) – 53.74

The versatile Nathaniel Germonprez of Inspire won his second event of the week, taking the 100 breast in 53.04 to go along with his 200 breast victory earlier in the meet. Germonprez, a Texas commit, came into the meet with a best time of 54.10. He also made the A-final in the back yesterday, although breast seems to be his stronger stroke.

CSP’s Kledi Kadiu took 2nd in 53.32; he also took 2nd in the 50 breast earlier this meet. Ozan Kalfat of MWWM finished 3rd in 53.74; likewise, he placed 3rd in the 200 breast.

Women’s 100 Fly – Finals

  • Meet Record: 52.00 – Janet Hu, 2014

Top 3:

  1. Tess Howley (LIAC) – 52.29
  2. Levenia Sim (TNT) – 52.36
  3. Campbell Stoll (EBSC) – 52.56

This event featured one of the tighter races of the night, but Long Island’s Tess Howley got her hands on the wall first to win in 52.29. TNT’s Levenia Sim touched just behind at 52.36, followed by Elmbrook’s Campbell Stoll at 52.56.

Men’s 100 Fly – Finals

Top 3:

  1. Scotty Buff (GTAC) – 45.40
  2. Landon Gentry (NCAP) 46.76
  3. Will Hayon (MWWM) – 47.45

Greater Toledo Aquatic Club’s Scotty Buff broke his own meet record en route to winning by over a second. Buff had already lowered the record by roughly a second this morning, then he shaved another 0.07s off of it with a 45.40 effort tonight. That also freed him from a four-way tie in the 17-18 age group. He’s now the #4 performer all-time, bending only Tom Shields (44.91), Luca Urlando (44.97), Caeleb Dressel and (45.29)/

A pair of Virginia Tech commits, Landon Gentry of NCAP and Will Hayon of MWWM, took 2nd and 3rd. Gentry touched in 46.76, the 2nd-fastest time of his career, while Hayon touched in 47.45, about a half a second off of his lifetime best from this morning.

Women’s 400 Free Relay – Timed Finals

  • Meet Record: 3:17.70 – Nation’s Capital, 2019

Top 3:

  1. Elmbrook Swim Club – 3:17.35
  2. New Albany Aquatic Club – 3:20.51
  3. Nation’s Capital – 3:21.37

Elmbrook continued its assault on the record book this week with a quartet of sub-50 splits. Breaststroke champ Lucy Thomas led off in 49.23, then Maggie Wanezek (49.15), Campbell Stoll (49.76), and Abby Wanezek (49.91) followed for a combined time of 3:17.35. That broke the previous record of 3:17.70, set by Nation’s Capital in 2019.

New Albany finished 2nd in 3:20.51, buoyed by a big 48.94 anchor leg from Carly Meeting. Even that wasn’t the fastest split in the field, though, as Camille Spink led off in 48.77 for Nation’s Capital, helping that squad to a 3rd-place time of 3:21.37.

Men’s 400 Free Relay – Timed Finals

  • Meet Record: 2:56.98 – Nation’s Capital, 2015

Top 3:

  1. New Albany Aquatic Club – 2:56.34
  2. Arlington Aquatic Club – 2:58.94
  3. Nation’s Capital – 2:59.84

A Nation’s Capital meet record went down for the second-straight event, this time courtesy of the New Albany Aquatic Club. It looked like the squad was going to fall short of the record after the first three swimmers all clocked (definitely-not-shabby) 44s. Spencer Aurnou-Rhees led off in 44.28, then Brady McInerney (44.70) and Chase Swearingen (44.46) followed. New Albany needed about a 43-mid from anchor Hudson Williams to clip the record, and he easily delivered, storming home in 42.90 at New Albany won with a 2:56.34.

Arlington finished 2nd in 2:58.94, followed by Nation’s Capital at 2:59.84.

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3 months ago

What happened to Tuggle’s 500??

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