2023 U.S. Summer Junior Nationals: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

2023 Summer Junior National Championships

Day 4

Day 4 finals session at 2023 U.S. Summer Junior Nationals will feature the C/B/A heats of the 200 free, 100 back, and 200 breast. We’ll follow the individual events with timed finals of the 400 free relay.

 

THURSDAY EVENING HEAT SHEETS

Girls’ 200 Meter Freestyle – Finals

  • Jr World: 1:53.91 – Summer McIntosh (2023) (pending 1:53.65)
  • Meet: 1:58.26 – Lia Neal (2011)
  • Girls’ 13-14 NAG: 1:58.53 – Sippy Woodhead (1978)
  • Girls’ 15-16 NAG: 1:55.06 – Missy Franklin (2011)
  • Girls’ 17-18 NAG: 1:54.43 – Katie Ledecky (2016)
  • 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials: 2:00.89

Podium:

  1. Madi Mintenko (PPA), 1:58.07M
  2. Bailey Hartman (CROW), 1:59.23
  3. Cavan Gormsen (LIAC), 2:00.31
  4. Maggie Schalow (NOVA), 2:00.97
  5. Tess Howley (LIAC), 2:01.27
  6. Lynsey Bowen (CSC), 2:01.43
  7. Madeleine Hebert (TRA), 2:01.86
  8. Lainey Mullins (SSC), 2:02.25

After winning the 100 free and taking second in the 400 free, Bailey Hartman of Crow Canyon took the 200 out with gusto. She was first to flip at the 50, followed by Cavan Gormsen, Madi Mintenko, and Lynsey Bowen. Hartman led at the 100 by over three-tenths, while Mintenko had passed Gormsen and was now in second place.

Mintenko moved into the lead on the third 50, which she split 30.6. Home in a 29.6, she accelerated to a body-length lead to win with 1:58.07 for a new meet record.

Hartman maintained her position in second place, while Gormsen held off Maggie Schalow for third place.

Ella Cosgrove from Scottsdale won the B final with 2:00.80, getting an Olympic Trials cut. Highland Ranch’s Mila Nikanorov dropped another 2 seconds to win the C final with 2:01.86.

Boys’ 200 Meter Freestyle – Finals

  • Jr World: 1:42.97 – David Popovici (2022)
  • Meet: 1:47.29 – Aaron Shackell (2023)
  • Boys’ 13-14 NAG: 1:50.60 – Luka Mijatovic (2023)
  • Boys’ 15-16 NAG: 1:47.62 – Maximus Williamson (2023)
  • Boys’ 17-18 NAG: 1:45.99 – Michael Phelps (2003)
  • 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials: 1:49.99

Podium:

  1. Aaron Shackell (CSC), 1:47.46
  2. Henry McFadden (JW), 1:47.56
  3. Jason Zhao (RAYS), 1:49.26
  4. Kayden Lancaster (BSS), 1:50.48
  5. Logan Robinson (GPAC), 1:50.62
  6. Gregg Enoch (CSC), 1:51.06
  7. Oliver Rowe (NTRO), 1:52.01
  8. Chase Mueller (FST), 1:52.08

The A final of the 200 free pitted Carmel Swim Club’s Aaron Shackell against Jersey Wahoos’ Henry McFadden, just home from representing Team USA at World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan. Shackell was first to the 50 wall, leading with 25.28. Jason Zhao from Mason Manta Rays was in second place with 25.46, just ahead of McFadden (25.55). The trio pulled ahead of the field at the 100. Shackell still led but McFadden had moved into second.

McFadden took over the lead at the 150, flipping at 1:20.32, three-tenths ahead of Shackell. But Shackell still had another gear; he came home in 26.82, outsplitting McFadden by .42, to get the win by a tenth, 1:47.46 to 1:47.56. Zhao went 1:49.26 for third, while Kaden Lancaster touched out Logan Robinson by .14 for fourth.

Pleasanton Seahawks’ Luka Mijatovic won the B final with 1:50.40, lowering his own 13-14 national age group record in the process. Longhorn Aquatics’ Daniel Li was second with 1:50.74.

Andrew Jin of Bellevue Club was the C final winner with 1:51.17.

Girls’ 100 Meter Backstroke – Finals

  • Jr World: 57.57 – Regan Smith (2019)
  • Meet: 59.77 – Rachel Bootsma (2009)
  • Girls’ 13-14 NAG: 1:00.26 – Regan Smith (2016)
  • Girls’ 15-16 NAG: 58.83 – Regan Smith (2018)
  • Girls’ 17-18 NAG: 57.57 – Regan Smith (2019)
  • 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials: 1:01.89

Podium:

  1. Teagan O’Dell (MVN), 1:00.50
  2. Tess Howley (LIAC), 1:00.98
  3. Emma Kern (AQJT), 1:01.17
  4. Berit Berglund (CSC), 1:01.59
  5. Charlotte Wilson (TOPS), 1:01.94
  6. Teia Salvino (MVN), 1:02.23
  7. Roos Rottink (MTAC), 1:02.59
  8. Grace Rabb (AQJT), 1:03.50

It was Aquajets’ Emma Kern who got out to the fastest start, leading the field at the 50 with 29.40. Teagan O’Dell, Berit Berglund, and Tess Howley followed with 29.72, 29.78, and 29.79.

O’Dell upped her tempo on the second 50, accelerating past Kern and getting to the wall in 1:00.50, half a body length ahead of second-place Howley. Howley just slipped past Kern, outsplitting her 31.19 to 31.77 on the back half.

Mount Lebanon’s Sylvia Roy and Bolles School’s Lila Higgo tied to win the B final with 1:02.57.

Lexi Stephens from Poseidon Swimming won the C final in 1:01.96.

Boys’ 100 Meter Backstroke – Finals

  • Jr World: 52.53 – Kliment Kolesnikov (2018)
  • Meet: 54.41 – Will Modglin (2022)
  • Boys’ 13-14 NAG: 56.62 – Josh Zuchowski (2019)
  • Boys’ 15-16 NAG: 53.27 – Daniel Diehl (2022)
  • Boys’ 17-18 NAG: 53.07 – Daniel Diehl (2022)
  • 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials: 55.69

Podium:

  1. Jonny Marshall (FAST), 54.59
  2. Drew Huston (KING), 55.58
  3. Caleb Maldari (MAC), 55.50
  4. Ben Bricca (SMAC), 55.59
  5. Humberto Najera (EVO), 56.06
  6. Luke Logue (AQJT), 56.11
  7. Edward Huang (CDST), 56.29
  8. Sam Lorenz (SSTY), 56.38

It was all Jonny Marshall from start to finish, as the 18-year-old from Firestone Akron got to the 50 wall a half-second ahead of the field and finished with a winning margin of .9. Marshall split 26.4/28.1 to notch a PB of 54.59.

King Aquatic Club’s Drew Huston was in second place the whole way, finishing with 55.48. He just held off SwimMAC’s Caleb Maldari, who had passed Edward Huang on the back half and was charging for home.

Adriano Arioti won the B final on the strength of his second 50, going 56.17.

Streamline’s Evan Croley touched out William Raches of Zionsville, 56.52 to 56.83, for the C-final win.

Girls’ 200 Meter Breaststroke – Finals

  • Jr World: 2:19.64 – Viktoria Gunes (2015)
  • Meet: 2:26.35 – Allie Szekely (2012)
  • Girls’ 13-14 NAG: 2:25.75 – Amanda Beard (1996)
  • Girls’ 15-16 NAG: 2:25.35 – Anita Nall (1992)
  • Girls’ 17-18 NAG: 2:24.47 – Lilly King (2015)
  • 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials: 2:31.69

Podium:

  1. Addie Robillard (RAYS), 2:27.50
  2. Piper Enge (BC), 2:28.13
  3. Avery Collins (LAC), 2:29.44
  4. Raya Mellott (CROW), 2:29.84
  5. Mary Elizabeth Cespedes (VSC), 2:30.36
  6. Hannah Marinovich (CLOV), 2:31.16
  7. Sara Czirjak (CA-Y), 2:32.05
  8. Mia Su (SCSC), 2:33.05

It looked like a routine Piper Enge race at the outset, as the Bellevue Club breaststroker took the race out with strength and ease, leading by a tenth at the 50 and by three-tenths at the 100. But Mason Manta Rays’ Addie Robillard, swimming in the next lane, had other plans. She outsplit Enge by .8 on the third 50, 38.08 to 38.9, and moved ahead by half a second with 50 meters to go. Robillard held on, getting another .16 advantage on the last 50 to win, 2:27.50 to 2:28.13.

Avery Collins from Lakeside Aquatic Club pulled a similar back-half comeback, passing both Mary Elizabeth Cespedes and Raya Mellott on the final 50 meters to come in third with 2:29.44.

Nova of Virginia’s Elle Scott touched out Scottsdale’s Emma Sayers, 2:31.65 to 2:31.77, for the B-final win.

And yes, it was another close one in the C final, where Sophie Segerson of Bellevue Club eked out a win over Club Mountaineer’s Caroline Riggs, 2:31.71 to 2:31.77.

Boys’ 200 Meter Breaststroke – Finals

  • Jr World: 2:08.83 – Zhihao Dong (2023)
  • Meet: 2:11.25 – Daniel Roy (2017)
  • Boys’ 13-14 NAG: 2:15.84 – Ethan Dang (2016)
  • Boys’ 15-16 NAG: 2:09.40 – Josh Matheny (2019)
  • Boys’ 17-18 NAG: 2:08.91 – Matt Fallon (2021)
  • 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials: 2:15.99

Podium:

  1. Joshua Chen (TFA), 2:12.20
  2. Nick Mahabir (CSTE) / Ben Delmar (MAC), 2:12.32
  3. Noah Cakir (TS), 2:14.24
  4. Jordan Willis (MAC), 2:14.68
  5. Xavier Ruiz (RAC), 2:14.84
  6. Giulian Martin (CANE), 2:15.23
  7. Joshua Corn (FST), 2:16.00

Team Elite Coronado’s Nick Mahabir, looking for the breaststroke sweep after winning the 100 title on Day 2, took it out first, leading by nearly half a body length at the 50 with the only sub-30 split (29.86) in the field. He was still leading, with 1:03.98, at the 100, but SwimMAC Carolina’s Ben Delmar had cut into his lead with a 33.8 on the second 50, compared to Mahabir’s 34.1.

Mahabir led at the 150, but now the margin was only .07, as Delmar outsplit him again, this time 34.1 to 34.2.

As they raced home, Texas Ford’s Joshua Chen, who had trailed by half a second at the 150, came roaring past them, splitting 33.37 on the final 50 to get the win by .12 with 2:12.20. Mahabir and Delmar tied with 2:12.32 for second place.

Noah Cakir was even faster on the fourth 50; he came from 8th place at the 150 wall to finish fourth, coming home in 33.1 to notch a 2:14.24.

Charlie Egeland picked up his first Olympic Trials cut in the event with a 2:15.58 to win the B final.

Andrew Zou from Longhorn Aquatics won the C final with 2:16.59.

Girls’ 400 Meter Freestyle Relay – Timed Finals

  • Jr World: 3:36.19 – Canada (2017)
  • Meet: 3:44.88 – Carmel Swim Club (2014)
  • Girls’ 15-16 NAG: 3:47.69 – Carmel Swim Club (2023)
  • Girls’ 17-18 NAG: 3:45.51 – SwimMAC Carolina (2015)
  • Girls’ 15-18 NAG: 3:44.85 – Carmel Swim Club (2015)

Podium:

  1. Mission Viejo Nadadores, 3:44.10
  2. Carmel Swim Club, 3:44.69
  3. Crow Canyon Sharks, 3:47.07
  4. Bellevue Club Swim Club, 3:48.32
  5. Nitro Swimming, 3:50.61
  6. Irvine Novaquatics, 3:50.69
  7. Long Island Aquatic Club, 3:50.72
  8. SwimMAC Carolina, 3:50.81

Mission Viejo won an exciting battle against Carmel swim club to take down the meet record in the 400 free relay, 3:44.10 to 3:44.69. Both teams swam under the previous mark. The Nadadores also broke the 15-18 national age group record, with Teagan O’Dell (55.58), Asia Kozan (55.81), Gracyn Aquino (56.26), and Teia Salvino (56.45) combining for the win.

Carmel got off to a fast start with Alex Shackell’s 54.08 leadoff, which barely missed breaking Missy Franklin’s meet record. Berit Berglund (57.78), Molly Sweeney (57.37), and Lynsey Bown (55.46) followed Shackell.

Boys’ 400 Meter Freestyle Relay – Timed Finals

  • Jr World: 3:15.79 – USA (2022)
  • Meet: 3:24.62 – Indiana University Swim Team (2014)
  • Boys’ 15-16 NAG: 3:25.57 – Allegheny North Swim Club (2017)
  • Boys’ 17-18 NAG: 3:21.91 – SwimMAC Carolina (2021)
  • Boys’ 15-18 NAG: 3:21.91 – SwimMAC Carolina (2021)

Podium:

  1. Lakeside Aquatic Club, 3:20.09
  2. Bolles School Sharks, 3:23.94
  3. Rose Bowl Aquatics, 3:24.54
  4. Nitro Swimming, 3:24.86
  5. Swim Neptune, 3:26.01
  6. Bolles School Sharks, 3:26.46
  7. Carmel Swim Club, 3:26.60
  8. SwimMAC Carolina, 3:26.78

One more meet record for the Lakeside Aquatic Club relay! After breaking the 4×200 free on Day 2 and the 4×50 free on Day 3, the quartet of Maximus Williamson (48.84), Cooper Lucas (49.79), River Paulk (50.77), and Keaton Rice (50.69) combined for 3:20.09 to take 4.5 seconds off the meet record and 1.8 seconds off the 15-18 national age group record.

Bolles School Sharks’ Anthony Whittall (51.47), Andy Kravchenko (50.49), Seth Tolentino (51.75), and Kayden Lancaster (50.23) and Rose Bowl’s Nathan Kim (51.61), Zach Larrick (51.41), Logan Noguchi (51.23), and Jonathan Gim (50.29), also came in under the previous meet record mark with 3:23.94 and 3:24.54, respectively.

Girls’ Team Scores – Day 4

  1. Crow Canyon Sharks, 246
  2. Carmel Swim Club, 230
  3. Long Island Aquatic Club, 205
  4. Bellevue Club Swim Team / Mission Viejo Nadadores, 175
  5. Pikes Peak Athletics, 153
  6. Irvine Novaquatics, 138
  7. Scarlet Aquatics, 125
  8. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics / Club Wolverine, Aquajets Swim Team, 73

Boys’ Team Scores – Day 4

  1. SwimMAC Carolina, 218.5
  2. Carmel Swim Club, 202
  3. Bolles School Sharks, 199
  4. Nitro Swimming, 152
  5. Lakeside Aquatic Club, 148
  6. Texas Ford Aquatics, 141
  7. Rose Bowl Aquatics, 132
  8. Longhorn Aquatics, 94
  9. Aqujets Swim Team, 93
  10. Evolution Racing Club, 90

Combined Team Scores – Day 4

  1. Carmel Swim Club, 432
  2. Long Island Aquatic Club, 292
  3. SwimMAC Carolina, 283.5
  4. Crow Canyon Sharks, 275
  5. Bolles School Sharks, 249
  6. Nitro Swimming, 222
  7. Irvine Novaquatics, 209
  8. Lakeside Aquatic Club, 187
  9. Mission Viejo Nadadores, 183
  10. Bellevue Club Swim Team, 177

 

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Maxhardie
9 months ago

Any news on Kaii Winkler? When will he resume training and when is he expected to compete again? Already in 2023?

Coachymccoachface
Reply to  Maxhardie
9 months ago

I would guess at least mid to late fall until he swims meets again

Gowdy Raines
9 months ago

SwimSwam needs to watch the film from the Men’s 200 Breast. Cakir clearly finished 7th behind Willis, Ruiz, and Martin. That’s an inexplicable error that should have been caught right after the race.

T B
9 months ago

Did no one catch the timing error in the Boys 200 Breast A Final? Clearly visible on the livestream. Lane 1 did NOT touch in 4th place (wasn’t even close). Time initially displayed as 2:15.## and then changed to 2:14.24.

T B
Reply to  T B
9 months ago

Livestream time stamp: 1:37:37

Original time displayed: 2:15.73 (7th Place)
Final time displayed: 2:14.24 (4th Place)

Swimfan27
9 months ago

Maximus Williamson’s back half speed is insane at 16 years old. 25.14 is no joke

Maxhardie
Reply to  Swimfan27
9 months ago

Why is he not swimming any individual race and only relays?

jonsnowswum
Reply to  Maxhardie
9 months ago

Probably bc he has junior worlds at the end of august. Same goes for his teammate Cooper

whoisthis
9 months ago

lakeside third nag and meet record 3:20.09 williamson led off in 48.8

jonsnowswum
Reply to  whoisthis
9 months ago

Lakeside has insane freestyle depth. As well as rose bowl

Last edited 9 months ago by jonsnowswum
🅱️ob 🅱️owman
Reply to  jonsnowswum
9 months ago

Rose bowl without Maurer too

Andrew
9 months ago

NO NICK MAH LANE LINE SIT TONIGHT 🔥

DG5301
9 months ago

Madi Mintenko 158.07! Meet record. Love it!

Last edited 9 months ago by DG5301
DG5301
Reply to  DG5301
9 months ago

And another great swim from Bailey Hartman after her awesome 400 free-100fly double last night

HeGetsItDoneAgain
9 months ago

Shackell 1:46 incoming.

Pescatarian
Reply to  HeGetsItDoneAgain
9 months ago

1:45

Tomek
Reply to  Pescatarian
9 months ago

1:44

Octavio Gupta
Reply to  Tomek
9 months ago

1:41.99

Bobo Gigi
Reply to  HeGetsItDoneAgain
9 months ago

Too many SwimSwamers are way too optimistic and in the past I’ve been one of them. 😆
Shackell has already swum many relays, the 200 fly and the 400 free.
And here comes the individual 200 free on day 4 and he likely starts to be a little bit tired.
In the future he will have to choose between the 200 fly and the 200 free/400 free.

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