2022 Winters Juniors – West: Enge, Dalbey & Li Scratch Bonus Finals On Day 2


There have been just three individual scratches for the first full night of action from the 2022 Winter Junior Championships – West in Austin, all coming from the ‘C’ (or bonus) final.

In the girls’ 50 free, 16-year-old Piper Enge has dropped out after finishing tied for 22nd this morning in 23.11. Enge will instead contest the ‘A’ final of the 200 IM, having qualified eighth out of the prelims in a time of 2:00.10.

With Enge’s scratch, a swim-off between Claire WeinsteinGracyn Aquino and Eden Goettsch was held to decide the last finalist after they all tied for 25th in 23.22.

Weinstein, a member of the Sandpipers of Nevada, set a best time with that prelim swim, and dropped it down to 23.00 to win the swim-off over Aquino (23.12) and Goettsch (23.21).

Weinstein will also race the ‘A’ final of the girls’ 500 free, advancing third overall this morning in a PB of 4:37.39.

In the same heat, there was also a swim-off between Helena Jones and Maddy Parker for first alternate after they tied for ninth in 22.82, with Jones emerging victorious in 22.67.

On the boys’ side, 22nd-place finisher Tristan Dalbey has dropped the 500 free ‘C’ final from his program after clocking 4:27.52 this morning, moving in Julien Rousseau (4:27.99). Dalbey will instead race the 50 free ‘C’ final.

In the 200 IM, Rose Bowl Aquatics’ Daniel Li has withdrawn after finishing 24th this morning in 1:48.53, moving Jaeddan Gamilla (1:48.75) into the ‘C’ final.

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1 month ago

it’s a little confusing, but I think you have your Daniel Li’s mixed up. Different Daniel Li in the 200IM (Rose Bowl Aquatics) and the 50Free (Longhorn Aquatics)

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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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