2023 NCSAs: Day 1 Prelims Recap, Scotty Buff Swims 20.73 50 Fly

Anya Pelshaw
by Anya Pelshaw 3

March 14th, 2023 Club, News

2023 NCSA Spring Championships

  • March 14-18, 2023
  • SCY
  • Rosen Aquatic and Fitness Center, Orlando, FL
  • Meet Mobile: “2023 NCSA Spring Swimming Championships”

NCSAs kicked off this morning down in Orlando, Florida. Highlighting the men’s side was NC State commit Simon Bermudez who dropped over two and a half seconds off his best time in the 200 back to swim a 1:43.81. Bermudez will be second heading into tonight’s final as Adriano Arioti (Harvard commit) swam a 1:43.70 this morning, about half a second off his best. Kyle Peck, a Texas commit, had a 0.26 second drop this morning to be third heading into tonight’s final as he swam a 1:44.22.

Leading the way in the 100 free was Hudson Williams (NC State commit) who swam a 43.58. Scotty Buff (Florida commit) was about half a second behind this morning with a 44.03, and Devin Dilger (Florida commit) rounded out the top three with a 44.25.

Buff had a quick turnaround heading into the 50 fly but got the top seed heading into tonight with a 20.73. Buff has the top seed by over half a second as Chase Swearingen (Kentucky commit) swam a 21.45. Kris Lawson (Navy commit) rounds out the top three with a 21.70, but is only 0.01 seconds ahead of Nolan Dunkel who swam a 21.71 this morning.

Highlighting the women’s side was Camille Spink who swam a 48.66 in the 100 free to be the top seed heading into tonight. The Tennessee commit was 0.23 off her best but holds the top seed heading into tonight by over half a second. Notably, Spink’s time this morning was already faster than she was last year. Louisville commit (2024) Caroline Larsen was also just off her best this morning swimming a 49.31 and will swim next to Spink tonight. Virginia commit Cavan Gormsen was third this morning with a 49.35.

Maggie Wanezek (Wisconsin commit) swam a 1:54.10 to be the top seed heading into tonight’s final of the women’s 200 back. Her best time is a 1:52.36 which she swam at this meet a year ago. Next to her tonight will be Lilla Bognar who swam a 1:54.19 this morning and was fourth in the event last year. Alabama commit Lexi Stephens swam a 1:55.40 this morning to round out the top three.

The meet also swims the 50 strokes as the 50 fly was this morning. Wisconsin commit Hailey Tierney led the way with a 24.00 but is heading into tonight only 0.01 seconds ahead of Texas commit Campbell Stoll who swam a 24.01. Emma Kern, also a Texas commit, swam a 24.47 to be third heading into finals.

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1 year ago

I remember when Seliskar? went like a 20.69 or something 50 fly while he was in high school and it was like a super big deal lol

Reply to  bubo
1 year ago

Might’ve been Anthony Grimm? May be thinking of his 50 back though, equally as impressive IIRC.

Reply to  NCSwimFan
1 year ago

No he was thinking of Seli going the time he said. Not a separate guy going a different time in a different event 7 years later.

About Anya Pelshaw

Anya Pelshaw

Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 and 2023 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Government & Law at …

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