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

2023 Summer Junior National Championships

Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 at 2023 U.S. Summer Junior Nationals. We’ll have heats of the 200 free, 100 back, and 200 breast this morning.

Carmel Swim Club’s Alex Shackell is on the heat sheet as the top seed in the girls’ 200 free but she was a DFS in the 100 fly yesterday so it’s not clear she is at the meet. In her absence, the top qualifier coming into the meet is Long Island Aquatic Club’s Cavan Gormsen with 1:58.34. Mission Viejo’s Teagan O’Dell comes in as the only sub-1:00 100 backstroker with a seed time of 59.73, but keep your eyes on the 13-year-old sensations who finished 1-2 in the 200 back last night, Carmel’s Ellie Clarke (1:03.85) and Jersey Wahoos’ Audrey Derivaux (1:03.97). Defending champion Piper Enge from Bellevue Club tops the entrants in the 200 breast with 2:27.86.

Alex’s brother Aaron Shackell, who destroyed the meet record in the 400 free last night with 3:57.00, is second seed in the 200 (1:47.29) behind Jersey Wahoos’ Henry McFadden (1:46.94). Shackell broke the meet record on Tuesday night with his leadoff split from CSC’s 800 free relay. Jonny Marshall from Firestone Akron (54.42) and SwimMAC Carolina’s Caleb Maldari (54.88) are the top seeds in the 100 back; Maldari won the 200 back title last night. Nick Mahabir from Team Elite Coronado brings the fastest time to the 200 back (2:12.07) and will look for a sweep after having won the 100 breast on Monday night.

THURSDAY MORNING HEAT SHEETS

Girls’ 200 Meter Freestyle – Prelims

  • 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

Finals qualifiers:

  1. Cavan Gormsen (LIAC), 2:00.69
  2. Madi Mintenko (PPA), 2:00.81
  3. Tess Howley (LIAC), 2:01.04
  4. Lynsey Bowen (CSC), 2:01.45
  5. Bailey Hartman (CROW), 2:01.63
  6. Maggie Schalow (NOVA), 2:02.21
  7. Lainey Mullins (SSC), 2:02.27
  8. Madeleine Hebert (TRA), 2:02.31
  9. Kate Hurst (SCAR), 2:02.51
  10. Camden Doane (KING), 2:02.64
  11. Ava Chavez (SMST), 2:02.68
  12. Hannah Bellard (CW), 2:02.73
  13. Asia Kozan (MVN), 2:03.52
  14. Ella Cosgrove (SAC), 2:03.64
  15. Jo Jo Ramey (FAST), 2:03.65
  16. Katie McCarthy (EDI), 2:03.78
  17. Amelia Bodenstab (TXLA), 2:03.82
  18. Alexa McDevitt (BC), 2:03.88
  19. Katie Walker (MAC), 2:03.97
  20. Rebecca Diaconescu (TRA), 2:04.02
  21. Mila Nikanorov (HRA), 2:04.07
  22. Skylar Knowlton (PHX), 2:04.10
  23. Kayla Han (RMDA), 2:04.12
  24. Natalie Killion (STAR), 2:04.23

Katie Walker of SwimMAC Carolina dropped a second to win heat 2 in 2:03.97, which remained the fastest time of the morning until the circle-seeded heats. Madi Mintenko of Pikes Peak won the first of those with 2:00.81, followed by Irvine Novaquatics’ Maggie Schalow (2:02.21), Suburban Seahawks’ Lainey Mullins (2:02.27), and King Aquatic Club’s Camden Doane (2:02.64).

Long Island Aquatic Club’s Cavan Gormsen followed with 2:00.69 in the next heat. Crow Canyon’s Bailey Hartman (2:01.63), Team Rebel Aquatics’ Madeleine Hebert (2:02.31), and Scarlet Aquatics’ Kate Hurst (2:02.51) followed by a body length.

With an empty lane where Alex Shackell had been seeded to swim, Long Island Aquatic Club’s Tess Howley, our 100/200 fly champion, put up the top time of 2:01.04. Carmel’s Lynsey Bowen went 2:01.45 for 2nd, followed by Sierra Marlins Swim Team’s Ava Chavez (2:02.68) and Scottsdale’s Ella Cosgrove (2:03.64).

Boys’ 200 Meter Freestyle – Prelims

  • 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

Finals qualifiers:

  1. Aaron Shackell (CSC), 1:48.47
  2. Henry McFadden (JW), 1:48.99
  3. Jason Zhao (RAYS), 1:49.83
  4. Kayden Lancaster (BSS), 1:50.41
  5. Chase Mueller (FST), 1:50.64
  6. Gregg Enoch (CSC), 1:50.89
  7. Logan Robinson (GPAC), 1:51.20
  8. Oliver Rowe (NTRO), 1:51.26
  9. Daniel Li (TXLA), 1:51.31
  10. Ian Pickles (NEP), 1:51.55
  11. Luka Mijatovic (PLS), 1:51.66
  12. Noah Sech (MVN), 1:51.76
  13. Jack Haywood (MAC), 1:51.84
  14. Tre Hesser (GM), 1:51.93
  15. Jaden Ficklen (NOVA), 1:51.99
  16. Norvin Clontz (MAC), 1:52.05
  17. Nathan Szobota (NOVA), 1:52.09
  18. Owen Berry (CROW), 1:52.27
  19. Andrew Jin (BC), 1:52.47
  20. Jonny Marshall (FAST), 1:52.55
  21. Jeremy Kelly (NTRO), 1:52.62
  22. Rapha Sibuet / Elliot Weisel (RCKT), 1:52.73
  23. Luke Whitlock (FAST), 1:52.75

Jonny Marshall from Firestone Akron dropped 3.4 seconds off his PB to win heat 9 with 1:52.55, which held up as the top time of the morning until Jaden Ficklen from Irvine Novaquatics went 1:51.99, dropping 2.2, two heats later.

Trey Heser of Gold Medal undercut that in heat 14 with 1:51.93, improving his seed time by 1.5. Crow Canyon’s Owen Berry finished second with 1:52.27, a 1.3-second drop.

Jason Zhao of Mason Manta Rays went 1:49.83 to kick off the circle-seeded heats. Behind him were Carmel’s Gregg Enoch in 1:50.89, a PB by 1.9, Nitro’s Oliver Rowe in 1:51.26, and Mission Viejo’s Noah Sech with 1:51.76.

Carmel’s Aaron Shackell won the penultimate heat with 1:48.47 ahead of Bolles School’s Kayden Lancaster (1:50.41) and Greater Pensacola’s Logan Robinson (1:51.20).

Top-seeded Henry McFadden of Jersey Wahoos put up the fastest time in the final heat with 1:48.99. Chase Mueller of Foothills was 1:50.64 for 2nd, Ian Pickles from Neptune was 3rd in 1:51.55.

Girls’ 100 Meter Backstroke – Prelims

  • 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

Finals qualifiers:

  1. Teagan O’Dell (MVN), 1:01.10
  2. Emma Kern (AQJT), 1:01.44
  3. Tess Howley (LIAC), 1:01.61
  4. Berit Berglund (CSC), 1:01.72
  5. Teia Salvino (MVN), 1:01.88
  6. Roos Rottink (MTAC), 1:01.96
  7. Charlotte Wilson (TOPS), 1:02.27
  8. Grace Rabb (AQJT), 1:02.55
  9. Sylvia Roy (MLAC), 1:02.78
  10. Eva Rottink (MTAC), 1:02.83
  11. Lila Higgo (BSS), 1:02.90
  12. Catherine Andrews (SMAC), 1:03.21
  13. Natalie Farquhar (SRN), 1:03.23
  14. Zuri Ferguson (ABF), 1:03.26
  15. Delaney Herr (CITI) / Maya Schweikert (UNAT), 1:03.32
  16. Alana Berlin (SSTY), 1:03.33
  17. Audrey Derivaux (JW), 1:03.46
  18. Alexa Conner (SSC), 1:03.49
  19. Lexi Stephens (PSDN), 1:03.62
  20. Jo Jo Ramey (FAST), 1:03.63
  21. Mena Boardman (PAC), 1:03.71
  22. Quinn White (CRIM) / Parker Del Balso (BAC), 1:03.74

Carmel Swim Club’s Grace Doherty was the first swimmer to take us under 1:04 when she won heat 8 with 1:03.99. Neptune Swimming’s Natalie Farquhar dropped .8 to win heat 9 with 1:03.23. Audrey Derivaux improved her PB by half a second in heat 10, winning from lane 1 with 1:03.46.

Derivaux’s time remained at the top of the leaderboard until the circle-seeded heats, when Tess Howley of Long Island Aquatic Club notched a winning 1:01.61 to beat Mission Viejo’s Teia Salvino (1:01.88) and Mount Lebanon’s Sylvia Roy (1:02.78).

Berit Berglund of Carmel won heat 15 in 1:01.72. She was followed by the Rottink sisters from Memphis Tigers: Roos went 1:01.96, Eva went 1:02.83.

Top-seeded Teagan O’Dell of Mission Viejo won the final heat with 1:01.10. Emma Kern of Aquajets went 1:01.44 for 2nd. Charlotte Wilson from University of Denver Hilltoppers was 3rd with 1:02.27.

Boys’ 100 Meter Backstroke – Prelims

  • 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

Finals qualifiers:

  1. Jonny Marshall (FAST), 55.25
  2. Caleb Maldari (MAC), 55.63
  3. Drew Huston (KING), 55.71
  4. Ben Bricca (SMAC), 55.87
  5. Edward Huang (CDST), 55.99
  6. Luke Logue (AQJT) / Humberto Najera (EVO), 56.17
  7. Sam Lorenz (SSTY), 56.41
  8. Landon Kyser (BSS), 56.57
  9. Quinlan Gould (LOSC), 56.78
  10. Spencer Nicholas (NAC), 56.81
  11. Cole Witmer (NSEA), 56.83
  12. Asher Havenhill (SUN), 56.92
  13. Adriano Arioti (RMSC), 56.94
  14. Jt Schmid (NCAP), 56.97
  15. Baylor Stanton (GA), 56.98
  16. Joaquin Contreras-Fallico (TOPS), 57.00
  17. Sean Honey (UVA), 57.02
  18. Simon Bermudez (AAC), 57.08
  19. William Raches (ZSC), 57.10
  20. Martin Perecinsky (LIAC), 57.12
  21. Chase Mueller (FST), 57.17
  22. Evan Croley (SASA), 57.20
  23. Sam Campbell (CW), 57.26

Utah Valley’s Sean Honey went 57.02, dropping 1.3 seconds from his PB, to win heat 4. In heat 6 Joaquin Contreras-Fallico from Denver Hilltoppers improved his seed time by 1.7 seconds to go 57.00 and move ahead of Honey. Our first sub-57 came from NSEA Swim’s Cole Witmer in heat 9, who went 56.83 to win the heat out of lane 8. He dropped 1.7 seconds on that swim.

Landon Kyser from Bolles School dropped nearly 1 second and won heat 15 with 56.57 to move to the top of the list. Nashville Aquatic Club’s Spencer Nicholas was 2nd with 56.81, improving his PB by .6.

King Aquatic Club’s Drew Huston went 55.71, taking .9 off his previous best, to win the first circle-seeded heat ahead of SSTY’s Sam Lorenz (56.41) and Rockville-Montgomery’s Adriano Arioti (56.94).

Caleb Maldari of SwimMAC went 55.63 in heat 18, beating Edward Huang of California Dolphin Swim Team (55.99) and Evolution Racing’s Humberto Najera and Aquajets’ Luke Logue, both of whom stopped the clock at 56.17.

Firestone Akron’s Jonny Marshall took the last heat with a winning time of 55.25. Seattle Metropolitan’s Ben Bricca (55.87) took 2nd, while JT Schmid from Nation’s Capital (56.97) finished 3rd.

Girls’ 200 Meter Breaststroke – Prelims

  • 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

Finals qualifiers:

  1. Piper Enge (BC), 2:28.34
  2. Addie Robillard (RAYS), 2:28.97
  3. Raya Mellott (CROW), 2:29.41
  4. Mary Elizabeth Cespedes (VSC), 2:30.33
  5. Mia Su (SCSC), 2:31.45
  6. Avery Collins (LAC), 2:31.54
  7. Hannah Marinovich (CLOV), 2:32.25
  8. Sara Czirjak (CA-Y), 2:32.28
  9. Elle Scott (NOVA), 2:32.33
  10. Lilly Jayne Allison (TXLA), 2:32.70
  11. Grace Hunt (YSSC), 2:32.93
  12. Kaitlyn Nguyen (NOVA), 2:33.00
  13. Dani Karnaugh (SCAR), 2:33.12
  14. Ella Smoker (TWST), 2:33.21
  15. Sofia Plaza (MAC), 2:33.25
  16. Emma Sayers (SAC), 2:33.42
  17. Avery Klamforth (MAC), 2:33.40
  18. Sophie Segerson (BC), 2:33.53
  19. Caroline Largen (MAC), 2:33.66
  20. Caroline Riggs (CM), 2:33.76
  21. Molly Sweeney (CSC), 2:30.05
  22. Cate Pawlaski (EDI), 2:34.70
  23. Aliana Marakovic (NTRO), 2:34.90
  24. Ashlyn Hernandez (PS), 2:35.03

Grace Hunt from Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club went a stunning 2:32.93, dropping 3.9 seconds, to win heat 8 by about three body lengths. Two heats later, Lilly Jayne Allison from Longhorn Aquatics improved her time by 2.8 seconds to win heat 10 from the outside lane with 2:32.70.

Addie Robillard from Mason Manta Rays won heat 11 with 2:28.97, taking her PB down by .4. Lakeside’s Avery Collins finished 2nd in 2:31.54, a 1.2-second drop. SwimMAC’s Sofia Plaza was third with 2:32.25.

Raya Mellott from Crow Canyon dropped half a second to win heat 12 in 2:29.41. Valparaiso Swim Club’s Mary Elizabeth Cespedes dropped 2.3 seconds to finish 2nd with 2:30.33. Nova of Virginia’s Elle Scott was third with 2:32.33.

Piper Enge cruised to a 2:28.34 win in the final heat, beating Santa Clara’s Mia Su (2:31.45) and Clovis’ Hannah Marinovich (2:32.25) by three body lengths.

Boys’ 200 Meter Breaststroke – Prelims

  • Jr World: 2:08.83 – Zhihao Dong (2023)
  • Meet: 2:11.25 – Daniel Roy (2023)
  • 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

Finals qualifiers:

  1. Nick Mahabir (CSTE), 2:13.08
  2. Joshua Chen (TFA), 2:13.13
  3. Ben Delmar (MAC), 2:14.05
  4. Xavier Ruiz (RAC), 2:14.53
  5. Jordan Willis (MAC), 2:14.59
  6. Giulian Martin (CANE), 2:15.16
  7. Noah Cakir (TS), 2:15.36
  8. Joshua Corn (FST), 2:15.72
  9. Charlie Egeland (AQJT), 2:16.01
  10. Josh Bey (HHSC), 2:16.29
  11. Jack Armour (TFA), 2:16.34
  12. Jacob Turner (MTRO), 2:16.50
  13. Hudson Schuricht (SAC), 2:16.56
  14. Daniel Li (ROSE), 2:16.91
  15. Michael Hochwalt (SWAT), 2:16.92
  16. Brasen Walker (RSA), 2:17.00
  17. Kalen Anbar (NCY), 2:17.12
  18. Andrew Zou (TXLA), 2:17.15
  19. Finnley Conklin (OCSC), 2:17.54
  20. Erik Nadecki (BGNW), 2:17.60
  21. Lance Johnson (EBSC), 2:17.86
  22. Angus Macdonald (BBD), 2:17.88
  23. Alex Primavera (BSS), 2:18.01
  24. Eli Martin (AAC), 2:18.03

Joe Polyak from Iowa Flyers dropped 1.3 in heat 2 to post a 2:18.81, which held up as the top time until Drew Gaerthofner from Osh Kosh YMCA smashed his previous PB by 4.8 seconds and won heat 6 with 2:18.73.

Michael Hochwalt from Spokane Waves Aquatic Team dropped 5.5 seconds to win heat 11 with 2:16.92. 2nd in the heat was Erik Nadecki from BGC-N. Westchester Marlins, who improved his time by 4.9 seconds to touch in 2:17.60.

Texas Ford’s Jack Armour dropped 5.5 seconds in heat 13 to win by 3 bodies with 2:16.34. Alex Primavera went 2:18.01 in heat 14, winning from lane 1 and getting a PB by 3.5 seconds. Arlington Aquatic Club’s Eli Martin improved his time by 2.9 seconds to 2:18.03 in the next heat. He was followed by Alexei Avakov from Phoenix Swimming, whose 2:18.17 in heat 16 was a 2.6-second drop. Raleigh Swim Association’s Brasen Walker followed with a PBx3 in the next heat, winning with 2:17.00.

Texas Ford’s Joshua Chen opened the circle-seeded heats with a winning 2:13.33, dropping .4. 2nd was SwimMAC’s Ben Delmar (2:14.05), followed by Ridgefield’s Xavier Ruiz (2:14.53, PBx1.7).

SwimMAC’s Jordan Willis went 2:14.59 in heat 19, followed by Team Suffolk’s Noah Cakir (2:15.36, PBx1.1) and Foothills’ Joshua Corn (2:15.72, PBx 3.1).

Top-seeded Nick Mahabir from Coronado went 2:13.08 to take the final heat with Giulian Martin of Hurricanes (2:15.16, PBx2.8) and Scottsdale’s Hudson Schuricht (2:16.56, PBx.8) in 2nd and 3rd behind him.

 

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Swimmer
8 months ago

That 2.19 from Gunes is insane. Did she ever come anywhere near it again?

jeff
Reply to  Swimmer
8 months ago

nope, that was her only swim under 2:22.0.

Her previous PB stood at 2:22.69 at 16 still a couple months before this, and before that , it was 2:23.01 at the age of 15 and 2 months at 2013 Worlds which are pretty ridiculous times in and of themselvez.

After swimming 2:23.4 in Rio (at the age of 18, so still under the US NAG by a good chunk), she never broke 2:26 again.

Last edited 8 months ago by jeff
Chris
8 months ago

Sippy Woodhead .. skull and crossbones

bonk
8 months ago

this man and his fun facts lol

Metro swimming
8 months ago

The LIAC girls are slaying 👏🏻

Nonrevhoofan
8 months ago

5 Future Cavaliers in the Top 8 of the Women’s 200 Free.

Air Quality at YMCA Pools
8 months ago

Michael Phelps and all the Olympians used to be on NBAC, and Paul Yetter is transforming it back into the team it once used to be. Very exciting to watch!

Wow
Reply to  Air Quality at YMCA Pools
8 months ago

Is this you Paul? Because this is like the fifth time I’ve seen this comment this week.

wowza
Reply to  Wow
8 months ago

💀

Coachymccoachface
Reply to  Wow
8 months ago

If we know anything about Paul it would be way longer

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