2022 Speedo Winter Junior Championships: Combined East/West Results – Day 3

2022 Speedo Winter Junior Championships

Friday night consisted of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back finals and the timed finals of the 200 free relay. Here are the top-8 finishers of the combined meets for Day 3:

Girls’ 400 Yard Individual Medley – Finals

  • Meet Record: 4:00.66, Katie Grimes (2021)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 4:06.95, Kayla Han (2004)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 4:00.62, Dagny Knutson (2008)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 3:58.40, Ella Eastin (2016)

Top 8:

  1. Katie Grimes (SAND) – 3:57.02 MEET RECORD (West)
  2. Asia Kozan (MVN) – 4:07.27 (West)
  3. Kayla Han (RMDA) – 4:07.77 (West)
  4. Lilla Bognar (TG) – 4:07.95 (East)
  5. Emily Thompson (GSCY) – 4:10.32 (East)
  6. Michaela Mattes (SYS) – 4:10.37 (East)
  7. Avery Klamfoth (MAC) – 4:11.68 (East)
  8. Emily Brown (DCST) – 4:13.55 (East)

Katie Grimes from Sandpipers of Nevada destroyed her previous lifetime-best time in the 400 IM, breaking the 4-minute barrier for the first time with a monstrous 3:57.02. She lowered her own Winter Juniors meet record by 3.64 seconds and destroyed Dagny Knutson’s national age group record for 15-16 girls (4:00.62) that has stood for 14 years. Lilla Bognar from Team Greenville took home gold in the East meet with 4:07.95, the fourth-fastest time overall.

Boys’ 400 Yard Individual Medley – Finals

  • Winter Juniors Meet Record: 3:38.65, Carson Foster (2019)
  • West Meet Record: 3:42.22, Maximus Williamson (2021)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 3:51.46, Thomas Heilman (2022)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 3:42.08, Michael Phelps (2002)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 3:35.27, Carson Foster (2020)

Top 8:

  1. Maximus Williamson (LAC) – 3:39.83 WEST MEET RECORD, 15-16 NAG (West)
  2. Cooper Lucas (LAC) – 3:42.09 (West)
  3. Anthony Laurito (AQUA) – 3:45.76 (West)
  4. Diego Nosack (THSC) – 3:46.24 (West)
  5. Carter Lancaster (BSS) – 3:46.65 (East)
  6. Landon D’Ariano (GAAC) – 3:46.98 (East)
  7. Humberto Najera (EVO) – 3:47.55 (West)
  8. Luke Ellis (SAND) – 3:47.68 (West)

Maximus Williamson of Lakeside Aquatic Club lowered his own Winter Juniors West meet record from last year and downed Michael Phelps’ last 15-16 national age group record in one fell swoop, clocking a 3:39.83 to win the 400 IM by 3.7 seconds. His teammate Cooper Lucas placed second with 3:42.09. Carter Lancaster of Bolles School Sharks was the winner in Greensboro with 3:46.65.

Girls’ 100 Yard Butterfly – Finals

  • Meet Record: 50.87, Claire Curzan (2019)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 50.64, Claire Curzan (2019)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 49.51, Claire Curzan (2021)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 49.24, Claire Curzan (2022)

Top 8:

  1. Alex Shackell (CSC) – 51.00 (East)
  2. Summer McIntosh (SYS) – 51.10 (East)
  3. Charlotte Crush (LAK) – 51.81 13-14 NAG (East)
  4. Annie Jia (UDAC) – 51.95 (East)
  5. Emma Kern (AQJT) – 52.23 (West)
  6. Maggie Schalow (NOVA) – 52.56 (West)
  7. Kelsey Zhang (PASA) – 56.62 (West)
  8. Ava Whitaker (AMBU) – 52.68 (West)

The East had the advantage in the girls’ 100 fly final, with the top four finishers all coming to the wall in under 52 seconds. Carmel’s Alex Shackell got the win by .10 over Sarasota’s Summer McIntosh. The West’s fastest flyer was Emma Kern of Aquajets with 52.23.

Boys’ 100 Yard Butterfly – Finals

  • Meet Record: 45.46, Ryan Hoffer (2015)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 45.81, Thomas Heilman (2021)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 45.62, Luca Urlando (2018)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 44.75, Aiden Hayes (2022)

Top 8:

  1. Thomas Heilman (CA-Y) – 44.67 MEET RECORD, 15-16 NAG (East)
  2. Scotty Buff (GRAC) – 44.87 (East)
  3. Jacob Wimberly (TFA) – 46.26 (West)
  4. Will Modglin (ZSC) – 46.35 (East)
  5. Hayden Bellotti (FCST) – 46.44 (West)
  6. Roman Jones (FSPY) – 46.70 (East)
  7. Ben Irwin (SA) – 46.82 (East)
  8. David Schmitt (EVO) – 46.86 (West)

The much-anticipated 100 fly showdown in the East meet lived up to its hype as 15-year-old Thomas Heilman from Cavalier Aquatics crushed the meet record and broke Luca Urlando’s 2018 national age group record for 15-16 boys with an other-worldly 44.67. Heilman was also faster than the current 17-18 NAG, although unlike in other countries, swimmers must be in the age group to set that record. Greater Toledo’s Scotty Buff came to the wall two-tenths behind Heilman for a 44.87, becoming the #2 performer all-time in the 17-18 age group.

Jacob Wimberly of Texas Ford won the West meet with a PB by 1.5 seconds of 46.26.

Girls’ 200 Yard Freestyle – Finals

  • Meet Record: 1:40.78, Bella Sims (2022)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 1:44.10, Sippy Woodhead (1979)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 1:42.03, Katie Ledecky (2013)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 1:40.31, Missy Franklin (2014)

Top 8:

  1. Summer McIntosh (SYS) – 1:40.63 MEET RECORD (East)
  2. Bella Sims (SAND) – 1:41.10 (West)
  3. Katie Grimes (SAND) – 1:43.83 (West)
  4. Claire Weinstein (SAND) – 1:43.93 (West)
  5. Teagan O’Dell (MVN) – 1:43.94 (West)
  6. Bailey Hartman (CROW) – 1:44.56 (West)
  7. Erika Pelaez (EA) – 1:44.95 (East)
  8. Lillie Nesty (GSC) – 1:45.28 (East)

Canada’s Summer McIntosh, who trains with Sarasota Sharks, broke the overall Winter Juniors meet record, that Bella Sims had established on Wednesday night while leading off Sandpipers’ 800 free relay (1:40.78), with her winning time of 1:40.63 in the East meet. In Austin, Sims led a Sandpipers sweep of the podium, going 1:41.10 – her second-best time ever.

Boys’ 200 Yard Freestyle – Finals

Top 8:

  1. Henry McFadden (JW) – 1:33.07 MEET RECORD (TIE) (East)
  2. Kaii Winkler (EA) – 1:33.36 (East)
  3. Maximus Williamson (LAC) – 1:33.60 (West)
  4. Rex Maurer (ROSE) – 1:33.69 (West)
  5. Keaton Jones (NEP) – 1:34.31 (West)
  6. Chase Mueller (FST) – 1:34.66 (West)
  7. Aaron Shackell (CSC) – 1:35.21 (East)
  8. Brendan Whitfield (LY) – 1:35.27 (East)

In Greensboro, Henry McFadden of Jersey Wahoos tied the overall Winter Juniors record in the 200 free that Maximus Williamson had broken on Wednesday night leading off Lakeside Aquatic Club’s 800 free relay in 1:33.07. McFadden clocked a PB of 1:33.07, beating Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics by .29. Winkler came with three-tenths of downing Williamson’s 15-16 national age group record and now ranks 3rd all-time in the age category behind Williamson and Drew Kibler.

Williamson won the West final in 1:33.60, just touching out Rose Bowl’s Rex Maurer (1:33.69).

Girls’ 100 Yard Breaststroke – Finals

  • Meet Record: 58.19, Alex Walsh (2017)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 1:00.02, Alexis Wenger (2015)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 58.19, Alex Walsh (2017)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 57.54, Lydia Jacoby (2022)

Top 8:

  1. Lydia Jacoby (TEX) – 57.76 MEET RECORD (West)
  2. Piper Enge (BC) – 59.61 (West)
  3. Grace Rainey (MAC) – 59.71 (East)
  4. Raya Mellott (CROW) – 59.74 (West)
  5. Katie Chistopherson (SA) – 59.91 (East)
  6. Gillian Tu (BC) – 1:00.02 (West)
  7. Addie Robillard (RAYS) – 1:00.07 (East)
  8. Molly Sweeney (CSC) – 1:00.16 (East)

Olympic gold medalist and University of Texas first-year Lydia Jacoby, swimming in her new home pool, won the 100 breast title with a new Winter Juniors meet record of 57.76. She was just off the lifetime best (57.54) she swam at last week’s Minnesota Invite, which set the U.S. national age group record for 17-18 girls. Bellevue Club’s Piper Enge placed second in 59.61, a tenth faster than Grace Rainey’s winning time from the East meet.

Boys’ 100 Yard Breaststroke – Finals

  • Meet Record: 52.21, Michael Andrew (2015)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 53.06, Reece Whitley (2014)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 51.75, Michael Andrew (2015)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 51.16, Reece Whitley (2018)

Top 8:

  1. Nate Germonprez (ISWM) – 52.73 (West)
  2. Daniel Li (ROSE) – 52.92 (West)
  3. Logan Brown (FCST) – 53.06 (West)
  4. Joshua Corn (FST) – 53.30 (West)
  5. Will Heck (BSS) – 53.66 (East)
  6. Charlie Egeland (AQJT) – 53.85 (West)
  7. Will Scholtz (LAK) – 53.87 (East)
  8. Wyatt Porch (BSS) – 53.88 (East)

Nate Germonprez from Inspire Swim Team fended off a strong challenge from Rose Bowl’s Daniel Li to win the 100 breast in Austin with 52.73. First Colony’s Logan Brown completed the podium with a PB of 53.06. All three, plus Foothills Swim Team’s Joshua Corn were faster than the Greensboro champion, Will Heck of Bolles School Sharks (53.66).

Girls’ 100 Yard Backstroke – Finals

  • Meet Record: 50.58, Regan Smith (2018)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 51.03, Levenia Sim (2021)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 50.03, Claire Curzan (2021)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 49.52, Claire Curzan (2022)

Top 8:

  1. Bella Sims (SAND) – 50.53 MEET RECORD (West)
  2. Charlotte Crush (Lakeside) – 51.01 13-14 NAG (East)
  3. Erika Pelaez (EA) – 51.62 (East)
  4. Teagan O’Dell (MVN) – 51.86 (West)
  5. Berit Berglund (CSC) – 51.93 (East)
  6. Emma Kern (AQJT) – 52.17 (West)
  7. Grace Rabb (AQJT) – 52.79 (West)
  8. Alana Berlin (SSTY) – 52.85 (West)

Bella Sims dropped 2.7 seconds from her entry time to win the 100 backstroke in Austin with an overall Winter Juniors meet record of 50.53. She now ranks #7 all-time on the list of fastest American swimmers in the 17-18 age group.

14-year-old Charlotte Crush, meanwhile, snuck under Levenia Sim’s 13-14 NAG record from 2021 with a 51.01 to win the East final by more than half a second

Boys’ 100 Yard Backstroke – Finals

  • Meet Record: 45.58, Ryan Hoffer (2015)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 47.44, Daniel Diehl (2020)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 45.60, Anthony Grimm (2019)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 44.63, Ryan Murphy (2014)

Top 8:

  1. Will Modglin (ZSC) – 45.01 MEET RECORD (East)
  2. Scotty Buff (GRAC) – 45.72 (East)
  3. Hudson Williams (NAAC) – 45.77 (East)
  4. Daniel Diehl (CUY) – 46.01 (East)
  5. Ben Irwin (SA) – 46.43 (East)
  6. Jonny Marshall (FAST) – 46.46 (East)
  7. Nolan Dunkel (AAC) – 46.85 (East)
  8. Maximus Williamson (LAC) – 46.90 (West)

In a rare occurrence, seven of the eight finalists in the East meet were faster than the West’s winner. Will Modglin of Zionsville Swim Club scorched a 45.01 to win the East final and break Ryan Hoffer’s overall Winter Juniors record from 2015 by more than half a second. Scotty Buff was runner-up for the second time tonight, clocking a 45.72 to edge Hudson Williams by .05.

Out West, Maximus Williamson won his third race of the night and his second come-from-behind thriller.

Girls’ 4×50 Yard Freestyle Relay

  • West Meet Record – 1:30.09, SwimMAC Carolina (A Marsh, C Lappin, J Merritt, E Brown) (2015)
  • Winter Juniors Meet Record – 1:29.04, Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club (B Semenuk, S Moore, M Parker, K Douglass) (2018)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 1:33.30, TAC Titans (2019)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 1:30.99, Virginia Gators (2017)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 1:29.69, Nashville Aquatic Club (2020)

Top 8:

  1. (tie) Sandpipers of Nevada / Mission Viejo Nadadores – 1:29.35 WEST MEET RECORD (West)
  2. Carmel Swim Club – 1:30.08 (East)
  3. Sarasota Sharks – 1:31.49 (East)
  4. Nitro – 1:31.54 (West)
  5. Bellevue Club – 1:31.72 (West)
  6. Fishers Area – 1:32.33 (East)
  7. Denver Hilltoppers – 1:32.35 (West)

In Austin, Sandpipers and Mission Viejo duked it out for eight laps and came up with a tie. Bella Sims opened with 22.41 for SAND. She was followed by Katie Grimes (22.18), Macky Hodges (22.41), and Claire Weinstein (22.18). Mission Viejo went with Teia Salvino for the leadoff; she clocked a 22.66 to remain within half a body of Sims. Asia Kozan went 22.20 to bring the deficit to .10. Gracyn Aquino blasted a 22.53 and handed off to Teagan O’Dell who anchored with a 21.96 to catch Weinstein. Both teams stopped the clock at 1:29.35, breaking the West meet record and narrowly missing the 15-18 national age group record of 1:29.04, set by Chelsea Piers in 2018. (As both quartets consisted of member of the 15-16 and 17-18 age groups, neither was eligible for either of those two NAG age categories.)

In Greensboro, Alex Shackell led off Carmel Swim Club’s winning relay team with a 22.02 split, making her the sixth-fastest performer all-time. Berit Berglund (22.89), Molly Sweeney (23.00), and Megan Christman (22.18) rounded out Carmel’s quartet, which finished in 1:30.08.

Boys’ 4×50 Yard Freestyle Relay

  • Meet Record – 1:19.03, Bolles School Sharks (C Dressel, S Condorelli, E Goossen, J Schooling) (2012)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 1:25.63, Scottsdale Aquatic Club (2013)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 1:22.10, Rose Bowl Aquatics (2021)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 1:18.92, Spartan Aquatic Club (2021)

Top 8:

  1. Nitro – 1:19.87 (West)
  2. New Albany – 1:20.08 (East)
  3. Lakeside Aquatic – 1:20.18 (West)
  4. Rose Bowl – 1:20.23 (West)
  5. Swim Neptune – 1:20.43 (West)
  6. Carmel Swim Club – 1:20.85 (East)
  7. North Bay – 1:20.96 (West)
  8. Bolles School – 1:21.03 (East)

Nitro Swimming’s Sonny Wang (19.90), Jeremy Kelly (19.82), Oliver Rowe (20.17), and Kelson Flynn (19.98) combined for 1:19.87 to win the 200 free relay in the West meet, while New Albany (Hudson Williams, 19.99; Tuckor Lambert, 20.23; Josh Smith, 19.51; and Chase Swearingen, 19.51) won the East title with 1:20.08.

Palo Alto Stanford’s Ethan Harrington clocked the fastest leadoff 50 in both meets with 19.59, a tenth off his winning time in the individual event final last night. The fastest flying split out West belonged to Williamson, who went 19.46 on Lakeside’s second leg. SwimAtlanta’s Ben Irwin swam the fastest split overall with 19.33.

 

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Chris
1 month ago

Please stop putting GRAC for Scotty Buff on all the articles, it’s GTAC. T = Toledo

Last edited 1 month ago by Chris
Did not Cali UT
1 month ago

Glad to see the future Longhorns are looking good, Hook ’em!

Ali
1 month ago

Unless the live results are wrong, Sims’ split on the relay was a 22.15 not 22.41. Grimes was 22.61 not 22.18.

Etsc
1 month ago

Correction: Charlotte Crush’s NAG should be noted in the rankings for her 100 bk, not 100 fly
However, both absolutely jaw-dropping swims!

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