2023 NCSA Spring Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap


The second night of racing at the 2023 NCSA Spring Championships in Florida will feature the finals of the girls’ 200 free, 100 breast, and 200 fly. For the boys, tonight’s events include the finals of the 400 IM, 100 breast, and 100 back. The night will wrap up with the fast heats of the girls’ 200 freestyle relay and the boys’ 800 freestyle relay.

Long Island Aquatic Club’s duo of Cavan Gormsen and Tess Howley enter the night holding the top seeds in their respective events. Gormsen clocked a 1:47.20 in the 200 free this morning to take the top spot by over a second, while Howley swam a 1:55.76 in the 200 fly for the quickest time of the morning.

Elmbrook’s Lucy Thomas and Campbell Stoll put up the top two times in the 100 breaststroke this morning. Thomas clocked a 59.11 this morning to narrowly miss her own meet record of 58.93 she set last year. Stoll hit a personal best of 1:00.20, and will take on the 100 breast/200 fly double tonight.

15-year-old Nathan Szobota from NOVA of Virginia is one to keep an eye on tonight in the 400 IM. Szobota is having a great meet so far, as he became the fastest 15-year-old of all-time in the 1000 free on day one, and swam a huge personal best time this morning in the 400 IM.

Inspire’s Nathaniel Germonprez leads a tight field in the boys’ 100 breaststroke, while Hudson Williams leads a similarly close field in the 100 backstroke. Both events have the top three or four swimmers of the morning within less than a second of each other and should be exciting races to watch this evening.


  • Meet Record: 1:43.00, Simone Manuel — 2014


  1. Cavan Gormsen (LIAC) – 1:45.18
  2. Lilla Bognar (TG) – 1:46.68
  3. Elizabeth Tilt (GOLD) – 1:47.19

After winning the 1650 yesterday, Cavan Gormsen secured her 2nd victory of the meet in the 200 freestyle. Gormsen established a commanding lead at 100, and maintained it in the back half of the race. She opened with a 51.36, then split 26.96 and 26.86 in the following 50s to stop the clock at 1:45.18. The Virginia recruit was less than a second off her personal best time from the NCAP Invite in December.

Lilla Bognar from Team Greenville put together a strong back half to take 2nd. Bognar was 52.09 in the opening 100, then returned in 54.59 to clock a personal best time of 1:46.68. Elizabeth Tilt flipped 0.03 ahead of Bognar at the halfway point, but split a 55.13 on the final 100 to take 3rd.

Campbell Chase had a big swim in the C-final with her time of 1:47.76. She would have placed 8th in the A-final, with the swim being a personal best time by over two seconds.



  1. Toby Barnett (RMSC) – 3:43.28 (CR)
  2. William Savarese (COR) – 3:48.33
  3. Ryan Erisman (LAKR) – 3:48.42

Rockville Montgomery’s Toby Barnett put on a dominating performance in the 400 IM A-final. The IU recruit clocked a best time of 3:43.28, taking just over a tenth off of Andrew Seliskar‘s meet record from 2015. Barnett opened with a 51.78 on the fly leg, followed by a 55.82 on backstroke, 1:03.06 on breast, and finished things off with a 52.62 on free.

William Savarese from City of Richardson Swim Team had a phenomenal race to finish 2nd with a best time by over seven seconds. He held off Ryan Erisman, who threw down a 51.24 on the final 100 to touch 3rd.



  1. Lucy Thomas (EBSC) – 58.65 (CR)
  2. Campbell Stoll (EBSC) – 59.40
  3. Caroline Larsen (FOXJ) – 1:00.26

Elmbrook’s duo of Lucy Thomas and Campbell Stoll notched a 1-2 finish in the 100 breaststroke as the only athletes in the field to break the minute barrier.. Lucy Thomas dipped below her own meet record from last year by just under three tenths. Stoll was about a second behind her teammate at 59.40.

Caroline Larsen from Team Foxjet dropped over a second from her entry time to move from 5th this morning to 3rd in tonight’s final.

15-year-old Elizabeth Nawrocki recorded a personal best time by just over half a second to earn 6th at 1:01.35. Grace Rabb from Aquajets also improved on her personal best, as she clocked a 1:01.57 to drop nearly a second on the day.



  1. Nathaniel Germonprez (ISWM) – 52.91
  2. Abram Mueller (BAC) – 52.98
  3. Charlie Egeland (AQJT) – 53.50

This race came down to defending champion Nathaniel Germonprez and Abram Mueller. Germonprez took it out slightly faster in 24.72, while Mueller turned at 24.84. Mueller closed the gap as they came to the wall, but Germonprez touched 1st at 52.91, just 0.07 ahead of Mueller.

Charlie Egeland improved on his morning swim to set a new personal best by a few hundredths.

After moving from 22nd to 8th this morning, FMC’s Brady Johnson dropped even more time tonight to finish 5th. He improved on his seed time by well over a second, ending the day at 54.43.



  1. Campbell Stoll (EBSC) – 1:54.41
  2. Tess Howley (LIAC) – 1:55.73
  3. Emily Roden (NS) – 1:56.78

Campbell Stoll secured her own victory in the 200 fly right after earning runner-up to her teammate the 100 breaststroke. Stoll, who is headed to Texas this fall, dipped below her personal best time from this meet last year with a 1:54.41.

Defending champion Tess Howley took it out over a second quicker than Stoll with a 54.70 split at the 100. However, she fell off and took 2nd at 1:55.73, well off her meet record time from 2022.

The youngest in the A-final was 15-year-old Samantha Chan, who dropped over a second to clock a 1:57.94, good for 6th overall. Aspen Gersper also had a significant time drop, as improved her PB by nearly 2 seconds to take 7th (1:58.12).


  • Meet Record: 45.60, Anthony Grimm – 2019


  1. Scotty Buff (GTAC) – 46.40
  2. Hudson Williams (NAAC) – 46.62
  3. Adriano Arioti (RMSC) – 47.53

Scotty Buff topped the field in the 100 backstroke with a 46.40, putting him less than a second off his best time from Winter Juniors in December. The Florida commit beat Hudson Williams by two tenths, with his lead being largely established by the first 50.

Rockville Montgomery’s Adriano Arioti snagged 3rd with a 47.53. Less than a second behind him was Kyle Peck and Luke Logue, who also broke 48 seconds.

Ryan Hufford was the only athlete in the A-final to improve on their entry time. The South Carolina commit clocked a personal best by two tenths to finish 6th at 48.00.


  • Meet Record: 1:29.43, Elmbrook Swim Club – 2022


  1. Elmbrook Swim Club – 1:29.91
  2. FMC – 1:32.06
  3. Aquajets – 1:32.66

Elmbrook’s team of Maggie Wanezek (22.62), Campbell Stoll (22.62), Audrey Olen (22.68), and Lucy Thomas (21.99) combined for a winning time of 1:29.91, just half a second shy of their meet record from last year. Thomas was the only sub-22 split of the event.

FMC got their hand on the wall second, with Eden Goettsch anchoring in 22.41. Aquajets finished 3rd half a second back, with Emma Kern on the anchor leg (22.21).


  • Meet Record: 6:30.94, Nation’s Capital – 2015


  1. Nova of Virginia – 6:34.89
  2. Nation’s Capital – 6:36.12
  3. Rockville Montgomery – 6:36.35

Nova of Virginia’s quartet of Nathan Szobota (1:37.57), Crash Ackerly (1:40.11), Craig Bohlman (1:39.30), and Ryan Hufford (1:37.91) combined for a final time of 6:34.89. Szobota’s lead-off leg was a personal best time by just over a second.

They were a solid second and a half ahead of NCAP and Rockville Montgomery in 2nd and 3rd. NCAP trailed Rockville Montgomery in the first half of the race, but came back with HT Tragle (1:38.71) and Andrew Bolz (1:39.52) in the final two legs.

The fastest split of the event belonged to Matthew Marsteiner, who anchored New Wave’s team in a 1:36.23, putting them in 4th place overall.

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A VA swim fan
1 year ago

The Mens 100 back final might have been much different without the three resets and a broken wedge.

Reply to  A VA swim fan
1 year ago

That’s awful. A similar thing happened at Juniors last August. It wasn’t helpful!

1 year ago

nooooo daddy seliskar record down

1 year ago

Big swim Molly!! Way to go!