2022 Winter Juniors – West: Three Swimmers Scratch Bonus Finals On Friday Night


There were only three individual scratches for tonight’s finals session from the 2022 Winter Junior Championships – West in Austin, all coming out of ‘C’ finals.

In the girls’ 100 backstroke, Denver Hilltoppers’ Lexi Greenhawt has dropped out after tying for 23rd this morning in 54.91, shifting her focus to the ‘A’ final of the 100 fly where she comes in seeded sixth (53.44).

Greenhawt’s scratch bumps Missouri State Aquatics’ Caitlyn Friebe up into the bonus heat of the 100 back, having hit a new best of 54.94 this morning.

On the boys’ side, 24th-place finishers Arthur Balva and Samuel Quarles have both scratched out of a ‘C’ final after qualifying for a consolation final in another event.

Balva finished 24th this morning in the 400 IM (3:54.47), but has dropped that race to take on the ‘B’ of the 100 fly. A member of Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics, the 17-year-old Balva swam a best time of 48.01 in the 100 fly in the prelims, and his 400 IM clocking was also a PB.

His withdrawal moves Jack Hendrick (3:54.50) into the ‘C’ final of the 400 IM.

Quarles, who competes for Coronado Swim Association-Team Elite, finished 24th in the 100 fly heats in a best time of 48.34, but scratches the bonus final in favor of the 200 free, where he comes in as the top seed in the consolation final after clocking 1:37.36 this morning.

15-year-old Riccardo Osio of Lakeside moves into the ‘C’ final of the 100 fly as a result, having produced a best of 48.46 in the heats.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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