2022 Speedo Winter Junior Championships: Combined East/West Results – Day 2

2022 Speedo Winter Junior Championships

Day 2 featured finals of the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free and timed finals of the 400 medley relay. Both the East and the West meets saw championship records fall by the wayside, and Thomas Heilman added a national age group record for 15-16 boys in the 200 IM at East.

Here are the combined top-8 finishers on Day 2:

Girls’ 500 Yard Freestyle – Finals

  • Meet Record – 4:32.28, Bella Sims (2021)
  • 13-14 NAG Record – 4:35.14, Katie Ledecky (2011)
  • 15-16 NAG Record – 4:28.71, Katie Ledecky (2014)
  • 17-18 NAG Record – 4:26.58, Katie Ledecky (2015)

Combined Top 8:

  1. Summer McIntosh (SYS-FL) – 4:27.52 MEET RECORD (East)
  2. Bella Sims (SAND-CA) – 4:28.64 WEST RECORD (West)
  3. Katie Grimes (SAND-CA) – 4:29.53 (West)
  4. Claire Weinstein (SAND-CA) – 4:33.03 (West)
  5. Bailey Hartman (CROW-PC) – 4:33.72 (West)
  6. Michaela Mattes (SYS-FL) – 4:39.93 (East)
  7. Lynsey Bowen (CSC-IN) – 4:40.69 (East)
  8. Madi Mintenko (PPA) – 4:42.56 (West)

The West meet saw two sub-4:30s and another two 4:33s but the fastest time of the combined meets went to Sarasota’s Summer McIntosh with 4:27.52.

Boys’ 500 Yard Freestyle – Finals

  • Meet Record – 4:12.72, Jake Magahey (2019)
  • 13-14 NAG Record – 4:24.79, Lleyton Plattel (2017)
  • 15-16 NAG Record – 4:15.36, Drew Kibler (2016)
  • 17-18 NAG Record – 4:08.42, Luke Hobson (2022)

Combined Top 8:

  1. Rex Maurer (ROSE-CA) – 4:12.33 MEET RECORD (West)
  2. Alec Enyeart (TEX-ST) – 4:13.74 (West)
  3. Cooper Lucas (LAC-NT) – 4:14.53 (West)
  4. Aaron Shackell (CSC-IN) – 4:16.49 (East)
  5. Chase Mueller (FST-CO) – 4:16.52 (West)
  6. Tristan DenBrok (SA-GA) – 4:16.62 (East)
  7. Henry McFadden (JW-MA) – 4:16.99 (East)
  8. Norvin Clontz (MAC-NC) – 4:19.43 (East)

Rex Maurer of Rose Bowl blasted a 4:12.33 to take down both the West meet and the overall Winter Juniors record. But while the East meet was about 4 seconds slower, it was deeper. Aaron Shackell and the next three finishers all came to the wall within half a second of each other.

Girls’ 200 Yard Individual Medley – Finals

  • Meet Record – 1:53.69, Alex Walsh (2018)
  • 13-14 NAG Record – 1:56.20, Alex Walsh (2015)
  • 15-16 NAG Record – 1:54.02, Alex Walsh (2017)
  • 17-18 NAG Record – 1:51.65, Ella Eastin (2016)

Combined Top 8:

  1. Bella Sims (SAND-CA) – 1:52.73 MEET RECORD (West)
  2. Alex Shackell (CSC-IN) – 1:54.54 (East)
  3. Teagan O’Dell (MVN-CA) – 1:55.61 (West)
  4. Molly Sweeney (CSC-IN) – 1:56.53 (East)
  5. Sophia Umstead (MLA-MI) – 1:57.60 (East)
  6. Emily Brown (DCST-OH) – 1:57.73 (East)
  7. Campbell Stoll (EBSC-WI) – 1:58.05 (West)
  8. Camden Doane (KING-PN) – 1:58.62 (West)

Bella Sims broke her second West meet record of the night with a 1:52.73 in the 200 IM, and this time she took down the overall Winter Juniors record as well. Alex Shackell led a 1-2 Carmel finish in the East meet, only missing that meet’s record by .9.

Boys’ 200 Yard Individual Medley – Finals

  • Meet Record – 1:42.01, Baylor Nelson (2021)
  • Pool Record – 1:38.14, Andrew Seliskar (2019)
  • 13-14 NAG Record – 1:45.29, Michael Andrew (2014)
  • 15-16 NAG Record – 1:41.61, Michael Phelps (2022)
  • 17-18 NAG Record – 1:41.39, David Nolan (2011)

Combined Top 8:

  1. Thomas Heilman (CA-Y-VA) – 1:41.71 MEET RECORD/NAG RECORD (East)
  2. Maximus Williamson (LAC-NT) – 1:42.07 (West)
  3. Nate Germonprez (ISWM-MW) – 1:42.82 (West)
  4. Daniel Diehl (CUY-MD) – 1:43.01 (East)
  5. Will Modglin (ZSC-IN) – 1:43.37 (East)
  6. Jacob Wimberly (TFA-NT) – 1:44.08 (West)
  7. Cooper Lucas (LAC-NT) – 1:44.89 (West)
  8. Gibson Holmes (RAYS-OH) – 1:45.02 (East)

Maximus Williamson of Lakeside Aquatic Club took just over a second off his seed time, blasting a 1:42.07 PB in the 200 IM to win gold in the West and take a .7 second bite out of Michael Andrew’s West meet record from 2015. He would have broken Andrew’s 15-16 national age group record, too, had Thomas Heilman not just swum a 1:41.71 an hour earlier at the East meet, destroying the overall meet record and breaking the 15-16 NAG.

Girls’ 50 Yard Freestyle – Finals

  • Meet Record – 21.49, Abby Weitzeil (2014)
  • Pool Record – 21.02, Abby Weitzeil (2019)
  • 13-14 NAG Record – 21.89, Claire Curzan (2019)
  • 15-16 NAG Record – 21.50, Claire Curzan (2021)
  • 17-18 NAG Record – 21.32, Simone Manuel (2015)

Combined Top 8:

  1. Alex Shackell (CSC-IN) – 21.73 (East)
  2. Erika Pelaez (EA-FG) – 21.91 (East)
  3. Avery Karl (EKC-MV) – 22.22 (West)
  4. Rebecca Diaconescu (TRA-CA) – 22.31 (West)
  5. Hailey Tierney (LAKE-WI) – 22.33 (West)
  6. Teia Salvino (MVN-CA) – 22.36 (West)
  7. Emma Kern (AQJT-MN) – 22.46 (West)
  8. (tie) Alexa Fulton (UMLY-MA) / Lillie Nesty (GSC-FL) – 22.52 (both East)

The East meet had two sub-22s with Alex Shackell and Erika Pelaez going 1-2 in 21.73 and 21.91, respectively, but the West had a tight field with the first 5 finishers all touching within .24 of each other.

Boys’ 50 Yard Freestyle – Finals

  • Meet Record – 18.71, Ryan Hoffer (2016)
  • Pool Record – 18.58, Ryan Hoffer (2019)
  • 13-14 NAG Record – 19.76, Michael Andrew (2014)
  • 15-16 NAG Record – 19.24, Michael Andrew (2015)
  • 17-18 NAG Record – 18.67, Caeleb Dressel (2015)

Combined Top 8:

  1. Ethan Harrington (PASA-PC) – 19.45 (West)
  2. Scotty Buff (GTAC-OH) – 19.46 (West)
  3. Lucca Battaglini (ECA-NC) – 19.52 (East)
  4. Brendan Whitfield (LY-VA) – 19.54 (East)
  5. Diggory Dillingham (BEND-OR) – 19.57 (West)
  6. Kaii Winkler (EA-FG) – 19.70 (East)
  7. Cade Duncan (DADS-GU) – 19.71 (West)
  8. Rex Maurer (ROSE-CA) – 19.77 (West)

Ethan Harrington from Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics clocked a best-by-.28-seconds 19.45 to earn the top spot in the overall 50 free ranking by .01 over Greater Toledo’s Scotty Buff. All told, 13 of the 16 swimmers in the two A finals clocked sub-20s at night.

Girls’ 4×100 Yard Medley Relay – Timed Finals

  • Juniors Meet Record – 3:33.88, Carmel Swim Club (B Berglund, D Kitchel, A Shackell, G Lueking) (2021)
  • 13-14 NAG Record – 3:40.43, SwimMAC Carolina (2019)
  • 15-16 NAG Record – 3:36.53, Virginia Gators (2017)
  • 17-18 NAG Record – 3:37.83, SwimMAC Carolina (2014)

Combined Top 8:

  1. Carmel Swim Club – 3:33.48 (East)
  2. Sandpipers of Nevada – 3:34.26 (West)
  3. Mission Viejo – 3:34.53 (West)
  4. Sarasota Sharks – 3:35.48 (East)
  5. Denver Hilltoppers – 3:36.74 (West)
  6. Aquajets – 3:38.11 (West)
  7. Bellevue Club – 3:38.87 (West)
  8. Crow Canyon – 3:39.27 (West)

The last meet record to go in the two girls’ meets was the 400 medley relay, where Berit Berglund, Molly Sweeney, Alex Shackell, and Meghan Christman combined to go 3:33.48 to erase the overall meet record that they had set last year.

Boys’ 4×100 Yard Medley Relay – Timed Finals

  • Juniors Meet Record – 3:11.11, Mason Manta Rays (C Foster, J Foster, J McDonald, A Chaney) (2018)
  • 13-14 NAG Record – 3:24.49, Carmel Swim Club (2020)
  • 15-16 NAG Record – 3:16.18, Bolles School Sharks (2014)
  • 17-18 NAG Record – 3:10.27, Spartan Aquatic Club (2021)

Combined Top 8:

  1. Rose Bowl “A” – 3:10.77 (West)
  2. Aquajets – 3:11.79 (West)
  3. TAC Titans – 3:13.12 (East)
  4. Swim Neptune – 3:13.33 (West)
  5. Lakeside Aquatic – 3:13.44 (West)
  6. Cavalier Aquatic – 3:13.45 (East)
  7. Carmel Swim Club – 3:13.60 (East)
  8. (Tie) North Bay (West) / Bolles School Sharks – 3:13.95 (East)

Rex Maurer dropped 4.2 seconds from his previous 100 back PB to lead off the Rose Bowl’s 400 medley relay in 46.04. Daniel Lee split 53.11 on the breast, while Max Cahill (47.20) and Jonathan Gim (44.42) took care of the second half of the race to give the Rose Bowl a win and a new overall Juniors meet record. Bolles’ Landon Kyser (49.33 back), Wyatt Porch (53.85 breast), Carter Lancaster (46.78 fly), and Andy Kravchenko (43.99 free) finished fourth in the East final but combined for a final time of 3:13.95 to lower the 15-16 NAG record that Bolles had set in 2014.

 

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Queens
1 month ago

Harrington went nuts

Cheeky boy
1 month ago

The 500 free in the East in no way was “deeper” than the west lol

Last edited 1 month ago by Cheeky boy
Old Bruin
1 month ago

Am I being lazy in wanting these combined results summarized further? (Yes. Yes I am.) It would be really nice to have the swimmers differentiated in some way so you could glance at the Top 8 and see whether East or West “won” the event. Maybe a W or E in front of, or after, each name??? I know I could do the math by reading each LSC myself but frankly I’d just lose track of the count by the time I went through the list.

Or, USA swimming could just host one meet. Is that too much to ask? (Yes. Yes it is.)

Admin
Reply to  Old Bruin
1 month ago

Done.

HulkSwim proposed that if they hosted just one meet, fewer teams would go – because their 2nd tier swimmers would be less likely to get 2nd swims, too crowded, etc. I thought that was an interesting thought. It’s sort of a self-defeating championship.

Old Bruin
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Wow, thanks! This is great. Appreciate the attention to detail and your willingness to embrace suggestions from the bleachers.

Angie
1 month ago

Disagree on the depth of the 500 free being stronger in east. Compare the times – the East’s 5th fastest was not faster than the West’s #4.

Johnson C
1 month ago

Men’s 200 IM times not accurate. Jacob Wimberly…

PFA
1 month ago

I can finally say it.

East=West

Andrew
1 month ago

Someone needs to nerf these kids

Literal children going this fast makes me uneasy lol

Dmswim
Reply to  Andrew
1 month ago

Yessss, why am I so anxious?!

Yaboi
1 month ago

Baylor Nelson’s meet record in the 200 IM was from 2021, not 2015. Pretty sure he was 12 in 2015, which would make a 1:42.01 a little bit more impressive

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