SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – WEST
- December 7-10, 2022
- Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, Texas
- Short Course Yards (25 yards), Prelims/Finals
- Prelims @10:00AM ET, Finals at 6:00 PM ET (except for day 1 timed finals)
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Tonight is the first session of the 2022 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West in Austin, Texas. The eastern portion of this meet also begins tonight in Greensboro, North Carolina. This evening’s session is timed finals, and will only feature the 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay.
The top two heats of each event will swim first, then go into alternating girls/boys for the remainder of the heats.
Keep an eye on the the 800 freestyle relay tonight–both the Sandpiper girls and Rose Bowl boys are entered under their respective meet record times that they each set last year.
GIRLS’ 200 MEDLEY RELAY – TIMED FINALS
- West Meet Record: 1:37.65 – Fort Collins Area Swim Team (Stewart, Bartel, Gillilan, Alons), 2017
- Pool Record: 1:34.10 – Tennessee (Small, Popov, Banic, Brown), 2019
- 13-14 NAG Record: 1:41.87 – TAC Titans (Clark, Cotter, Curzan, Morris), 2019
- 15-16 NAG Record: 1:39.21 – Virginia Gators (Muzzy, Kulp, Bray, Hamilton), 2017
- 17-18 NAG Record: 1:38.98 – Nashville Aquatic Club (Hurt, A. Walsh, Massey, G. Walsh), 2020
- Mission Viejo Nadadores – 1:38.70
- Bellevue Club Swim Team – 1:39.44
- Sandpipers of Nevada – 1:39.53
In heat 1, Palo Alto Stanford led at the halfway point but Bailey Hartman from Crow Canyon answered with a 23.51 fly split, catapulting them to the front to win their heat in 1:40.31. Overall, Crow Canyon ended up placing 5th in the event.
In heat 2, Bellevue Club’s Sophia Sunwoo (25.37) and Gillian Tu (27.18) gave them a narrow lead over the rest of the field at the halfway mark. Bella Sims from the Sandpipers blasted a 22.84 fly split to bring them back into the mix, but ultimately Mission Viejo’s Teia Salvino closed in a speedy 21.71 to give Mission Viejo’s team of Teagan O’Dell (24.35), Maddie Phillips (28.49), Asia Kozan (24.15) and Salvino the overall win at 1:38.70. Bellevue ended up 2nd (1:39.44), and the Sandpipers picked up 3rd (1:39.53).
BOYS’ 200 MEDLEY RELAY – TIMED FINALS
- Meet Record: 1:27.11 – Scottsdale Aquatic Club (Hoffer, Gage, Van Deusen, Blake), 2016
- Pool Record: 1:22.26 – Alabama (Waddell, Bams, Auerbach, Howard), 2019
- 13-14 NAG Record: 1:34.61 – Carmel Swim Club (Lancaster, Malicki, Haig, Enoch), 2020
- 15-16 NAG Record: 1:28.85 – Mason Manta Rays (C. Foster, Van Gorp, McDonald, Chaney), 2018
- 17-18 NAG Record: 1:26.43 – Spartan Aquatic Club (N. Stoffle, Lin, Muhammed, Sacca), 2020
- Rose Bowl Aquatics – 1:27.17
- Lakeside Aquatic Club – 1:28.29
- Swim Neptune – 1:28.50
In heat 1, the Aquajets quartet of Luke Logue (21.73), Charlie Egeland (24.62), Drew Ploof (22.21), and Henry Webb (20.13) held the lead from start to finish, cruising to a victory in the heat with a time of 1:28.69. They ended up just off the podium in 4th overall in the event.
In the top seeded heat, Maximus Williamson opened Lakeside’s relay with a 22.02 backstroke split. However, Rose Bowl’s Daniel Li took over with a 24.24 breaststroke leg. Rose Bowl’s Nathan Kim (21.14) and Rex Maurer (19.55) maintained their advantage the rest of the way to win the event just off the West meet record, posting a 1:27.17.
GIRLS’ 800 FREESTYLE RELAY – TIMED FINALS
- Meet Record:
7:02.90 – Sandpipers Of Nevada (Grimes, Weinstein, Kuwata, Sims), 2021
- Pool Record: 6:47.22 – Stanford (Drabot, Eastin, Ruck, Forde), 2019
- 13-14 NAG Record: 7:18.96 – NOVA Aquatics (G. Sheble, C. Sheble, Erickson, Ackerly), 2017
- 15-16 NAG Record: 7:08.94 – NCAP (Duncan, Spink, Wall, Gemmell), 2020
- 17-18 NAG Record: 7:06.69 – NCAP (Duncan, Wall, Spink, Gemmell), 2022
- Sandpipers of Nevada – 6:52.66 (MEET RECORD)
- Mission Viejo Nadadores – 7:15.74
- Crow Canyon Sharks – 7:17.15
Irvine Novaquatics’ Maggie Schalow opened up an early lead in heat 1 with her lead-off split of 1:47.02. They maintained their lead through the 700 mark, until Carli Cronk from Alamo Area Aquatic Association closed the gap to less than a second with her 1:49.31 anchor leg. Irvine Novaquatics ended up winning the heat in a 7:21.83, good for a 7th place finish overall.
The Sandpiper’s team of Bella Sims (1:40.78), Katie Grimes (1:43.26), Macky Hodges (1:44.60), and Claire Weinstein (1:44.02) dominated the heat with a meet record-breaking time of 6:52.66. Sims’ lead-off split marked the 2nd fastest time ever for 17-18 girls, and was just off Mallory Comerford’s pool record of 1:40.26.
Mission Viejo’s team of Tegan O’Dell (1:44.60), Teia Salvino (1:47.31), Ava Whitley (1:51.74), and Sydney Willson (1:52.09) took 2nd overall with a 7:15.09, while the Crow Canyon Sharks dropped 13.51 seconds from their seed time in heat 4 to round out the podium.
BOYS’ 800 FREESTYLE RELAY – TIMED FINALS
Meet Record: 6:29.57 – Rose Bowl Aquatics (Maurer, Dalmacio, Kim, Larrick), 2021
- Pool Record: 6:05.08 – Texas (Kibler, Katz, Newkirk, Haas), 2019
- 13-14 NAG Record: 6:55.16 – SwimMAC (Osman, Turner, Clontz, Bartee), 2021
- 15-16 NAG Record: 6:30.45 – Rose Bowl Aquatics (Dalmacio, Kim, Larrick, Maurer), 2021
- 17-18 NAG Record: 6:23.21 – Carmel Swim Club (Davis, Rothrock, Hadley, Mitchell), 2019
- Lakeside Aquatic Club – 6:22.78 (MEET RECORD)
- Rose Bowl Aquatics – 6:26.77
- Nitro Swimming – 6:28.33
Lakeside Aquatic Club’s team of Maximus Williamson (1:33.07), Cooper Lucas (1:34.13), Max Hatcher (1:37.44), and River Paulk (1:38.14) combined to win heat 2 and the event overall with a new meet record time of 6:22.77.
Williamson’s opening marked a new 15-16 National Age Group Record, as he broke Drew Kibler‘s previous mark by 0.23 hundredths of a second.
Rose Bowl’s team of Zach Larrick (1:37.07), Rex Maurer (1:33.42), Nathan Kim (1:36.45), and Ray Liu (1:39.83) picked up 2nd overall with a combined time of 6:26.77. They also dipped under their own previous meet record set last year.
Other noteworthy splits include a 1:34.00 leadoff leg on Texas Ford Aquatics’ 8th-place relay from Jacob Wimberly, a high school junior committed to Texas A&M.