2023 Winter Juniors – West: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

2023 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West

Friday morning heat sheets

Day 3’s prelims session will feature heats of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back.

Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Maximus Williamson is top seed in the 400 IM (3:39.83), 200 free (1:33.07), and 100 back (46.90), and he is slated to swim all three. Swim Neptune’s August Vetsch tops the field in the 100 fly with 47.22, while Rose Bowl’s Daniel Li comes in with the fastest seed time (52.83) in the 100 breast.

Like Lakeside’s Williamson, Mission Viejo’s Teagan O’Dell has three events on the program. She is top seed in the 100 back (50.96) and is 3rd in the 100 breast (59.73) and 4th in the 100 fly (52.21). Crow Canyon Sharks’ Bailey Hartman is looking to add to her victory in the 500 free from Thursday night – she is top seed in the 200 free (1:44.56) and ranks 7th in the 100 fly (52.52). Leah Hayes from Fox Valley tops the field in the 400 IM (4:03.05); a victory here would give her the IM sweep after her dominant win in the 200 IM on Thursday. Bellevue Club’s Piper Enge (58.95) comes in with the only sub-59 entry time in the 100 breast. She is also seeded 5th in the 200 free (1:46.67).

Girls’ meet livestream, courtesy USA Swimming

Girls’ 400 Yard Individual Medley – Prelims

  • Meet Record: 3:57.02, Summer McIntosh (2022)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 4:06.95, Kayla Han (2022)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 3:57.02, Katie Grimes (2022)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 3:56.59, Bella Sims (2022)
Top 8 qualifiers:
  1. Leah Hayes, Fox Valley Park – 4:07.68P
  2. Camden Doane, King Aquatic Club – 4:14.28
  3. Sydney Schoeck, Rockwood Swim Club – 4:17.21
  4. Carli Cronk, Alamo Area Aquatics – 4:18.12
  5. Alexa McDevitt, Bellevue Club Swim Team – 4:18.28
  6. Sophie Segerson, Bellevue Club Swim Team – 4:19.05
  7. Avery Collins, Lakeside Aquatic – 4:19.71
  8. Emma Sayers, Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 4:19.83

Livi Roberts from Rockwall dropped 4.1 seconds and established the time to beat, 4:20.18, for the next couple of heats before Bellevue Club’ Sophie Segerson took over the lead in heat 6. Segerson dropped 1.2 seconds to notch the first sub-4:20 of the morning, going 4:19.05.

King Aquatic Club’s Camden Doane won the first circle-seeded heat with 4:14.28 ahead of Alamo Area’s Carli Cronk (4:18.12), Bellevue Club’s Alexa McDevitt (4:18.28), and Santa Clara Swim Club’s Eunice Lee (4:20.68).

Top-seeded Leah Hayes broke the pool record in the final heat, winning by half a pool length with 4:07.68, ahead of Rockwood Swim Club’s Sydney Schoeck (4:17.21), Lakeside’s Avery Collins (4:19.71), and Scottsdale’s Emma Sayers (4:19.83).

Girls’ 100 Yard Butterfly – Prelims

  • Meet Record: 50.87, Claire Curzan (2019)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 50.64, Claire Curzan (2019)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 49.51, Claire Curzan (2021)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 49.24, Claire Curzan (2022)
Top 8 qualifiers:
  1. Annika Parkhe, Patriot Aquatic Club – 52.34
  2. Teagan O’Dell, Mission Viejo Nadadores – 52.47
  3. Kelsey Zhang, Palo Alto Stanford – 53.05
  4. Caroline Larsen, Foxjets Swim Team – 53.31
  5. Bailey Hartman, Crow Canyon Sharks – 53.34
  6. Teia Salvino, Mission Viejo Nadadores – 53.46
  7. Kamryn Meskill, Bend Swim Club – 53.65
  8. Alana Berlin, Schroeder YMCA – 53.79

Emma Belk from Springfield Aquatics dropped .3 to win heat 7 with the first sub-55 time, going 54.57. Grace Rabb from Aquajets Swim Team was the first to go under 54; she won heat 12 with 53.83 ahead of Las Cruces’ Savannah Skow (55.00).

3rd-seeded Teagan O’Dell of Mission Viejo took the first circle-seeded heat with 52.47, getting her hand to the wall ahead of Crow Canyon’s Bailey Hartman (53.34), Rancho San Diego’s Arielle Brotman (54.30), and Wolverine Aquatics’ Jada Duncan (54.56).

Patriot Aquatic Club’s Annika Parkhe went 52.34 to win heat 14 in front of Palo Alto Stanford’s Kelsey Zhang (53.05), Mission Viejo’s Teia Salvino (53.46), and Alamo Area’s Montse Spielmann (54.45).

The final heat went to Caroline Larsen of Foxjets Swim Team with 53.31. 2nd in the heat was Kamryn Meskill of Bend Swim Club (53.65), who dropped .3 from her seed time to just touch out Schroeder YMCA’s Alana Berlin (53.79). Top-seeded Ella Jablonski of Seattle Metropolitan added 1.8 seconds to place 4th in the heat with 53.85.

Girls’ 200 Yard Freestyle – Prelims

  • Meet Record: 1:40.63, Summer McIntosh (2022)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 1:44.55, Missy Franklin (2010)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 1:42.03, Katie Ledecky (2013)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 1:40.31, Missy Franklin (2014)
Top 8 qualifiers:
  1. Annika Parkhe, Patriot Aquatic Club – 1:46.29
  2. (tie) Leah Hayes, Fox Valley Park District/Marie Landreneau, City Of Lafayette– 1:46.81
  3. Ella Antoniewski, Waukesha Express – 1:47.05
  4. Bailey Hartman, Crow Canyon Sharks – 1:47.68
  5. Ella Cosgrove, Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 1:48.06
  6. Lanie Tietjen, Empire KC – 1:48.07
  7. Alexa McDevitt, Bellevue Club Swim Team – 1:48.40

Patriot’s Annika Parkhe posted the top time of the morning for the second event in a row, going 1:46.29 in the penultimate heat to lead the morning field.

Crow Canyon’s Liberty Clark had a big swim in heat 2; she dropped 3.9 seconds to win with 1:48.69, a time that remained at the top of the leaderboard for 7 heats. It wasn’t until heat 9, when Leah Hayes dropped a 1:46.81, beating her seed time by 2 seconds, that Clark moved out of first place. Hayes came to the wall 2.5 seconds ahead of Marissa Inouye from Front Range Barracudas.

Ella Antoniewski from Waukesha Express kicked off the circle seeds with a 1:47.05, improving her seed time by a tick. Empire KC’s Lanie Tietjen went .65 better than her entry time to touch 2nd with 1:48.07.

With 2 empty lanes thanks to DFS from Teia Salvino and Piper Enge, Parkhe won heat 11 in 1:46.29. City Of Lafayette’s Marie Landreneau dropped 1.1 seconds to get to the wall 2nd in the heat with 1:46.81.

King Aquatic Club’s Camden Doane was DFS in the last year, which Bailey Hartman from Crow Canyon won with 1:47.68. Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s Ella Cosgrove touched 2nd (1:48.06) just ahead of Bellevue Club’s Alexa McDevitt (1:48.40).

Girls’ 100 Yard Breaststroke – Prelims

  • Meet Record: 57.76, Lydia Jacoby (2022)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 1:00.02, Alexis Wenger (2015)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 58.19, Alex Walsh (2018)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 57.29, Lydia Jacoby (2023)
Top 8 qualifiers:
  1. Raya Mellott, Crow Canyon Sharks – 59.94
  2. Piper Enge, Bellevue Club Swim Team – 1:00.52
  3. Teagan O’Dell, Mission Viejo Nadadores – 1:00.83
  4. Caroline Larsen, Foxjets Swim Team – 1:01.17
  5. Hannah Marinovich, Clovis Swim Club – 1:01.39
  6. Bella Brito, Beach Cities Swimming – 1:01.59
  7. Kayla Duran, Chicago Wolfpack – 1:01.72
  8. Hayley Gregory, Crow Canyon Sharks – 1:01.74

Teagan O’Dell, the #3 seed, clocked a 1:00.83 to win the first circle-seeded heat ahead of Hannah Marinovich from Clovis (1:01.39) and Kaitlyn Nguyen from Irvine Novaquatics (1:02.16).

In the next heat, Crow Canyon’s Raya Mellott was the first to break 1:00, winning in 59.94. Behind her were Foxjets’ Caroline Larsen (1:01.17), DART Swimming’s Mikayla Tan (1:02.07), and Maggie Papanicholas (1:02.12).

Grace Rabb from Aquajets was DFS in the last heat, which Piper Enge of Bellevue Club won in 1:00.52. Bella Brito from Beach Cities touched 2nd with 1:01.59, just ahead of Chicago Wolfpack’s Kayla Duran (1:01.72). Duran took .6 off her seed time and made it into the A final with that swim.

Girls’ 100 Yard Backstroke – Prelims

  • Meet Record: 50.53, Bella Sims (2022)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 50.44, Charlotte Crush (2023)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 49.53, Charlotte Crush (2023)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 49.46, Claire Curzan (2023)
Top 8 qualifiers:
  1. Maggie Wanezek, Elmbrook Swim Club – 51.93P
  2. Grace Rabb, Aquajets Swim Team – 52.61
  3. Teagan O’Dell, Mission Viejo Nadadores – 52.75
  4. Charlotte Wilson, Univ of Denver Hilltoppers – 52.96
  5. Tierney Lenahan, NASA Wildcat Aquatics – 53.15
  6. Alana Berlin, Schroeder YMCA – 53.42
  7. Teia Salvino, Mission Viejo Nadadores – 53.77
  8. Madison O’Connell, Crow Canyon Sharks – 53.81

Maddie Thornton from Bend Swim Club gave us the first sub-55 in heat 6; she won with a PB of 54.88. Marin Shimkus of NASA Wildcat Aquatics took over the lead in heat 8 with 54.68 a PB by .3. She touched out Neptune Swimming’s Natalie Farquhar (54.77), who also improved by .3.

Crow Canyon’s Madison O’Connell was first to break the 54-second barrier; she won heat 10 in 53.81, a PB by .6. Tierney Lenahan from NASA Wildcats dropped half a second to win the next heat with 53.15, getting to the wall head of Schroeder YMCA’s Alana Berlin (53.42) and Mission Viejo’s Teia Salvino (53.77).

Elmbrook Swim Club’s Maggie Wanezek broke the pool record in the following heat, winning with 51.93. Aquajets’ Grace Rabb notched a PB of 52.61 for 2nd; Colorado Hilltoppers’ Finley Anderson was 3rd with 54.33.

Teagan O’Dell, in her 3rd swim of the morning, won the final heat with 52.75. Hilltoppers’ Charlotte Wilson went 52.96 for 2nd, while Beach Cities’ Delaney Herr came to the wall 3rd (54.40).

Boys’ meet livestream, courtesy USA Swimming

Boys’ 400 Yard Individual Medley – Prelims

  • Meet Record: 3:38.65, Carson Foster (2019)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 3:51.46, Thomas Heilman (2022)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 3:39.83, Maximus Williamson (2022)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 3:35.27, Carson Foster (2020)
Top 8 qualifiers:
  1. Tony Laurito, South Shore Sail – 3:49.94P
  2. Campbell McKean, Bend Swim Club – 3:50.04P
  3. Cooper Lucas, Lakeside Aquatic – 3:50.11P
  4. Jake McCoy, Cougar Aquatics– – 3:50.25P
  5. Luke Stibrich, Blue Tide Aquatics – 3:51.96
  6. Collin Quickstad, Lakeside Aquatic – 3:52.06
  7. Devyn Caples, Crow Canyon Sharks – 3:52.76
  8. Hudson Schuricht, Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 3:53.84

There were a surprising number of open lanes in heats of the 400 IM, but the biggest surprise came in the last heat, when lane 4, which should have held #1 seed Maximus Williamson, was empty.

Hayden Hakes of Iowa Flyers was first to break the 4:00 barrier; he won heat 5 with 3:58.43.

Collin Quickstad of Lakeside Aquatic Club improved his seed time by 3.5 seconds to win heat 11 in 3:52.06, ahead of Aquajets’ Jiarui Xue (3:56.12) and The Swim Team’s Brady Beyer (3:56.42).

There were two empty lanes (Max Hatcher and Connor Jones) in the first circle-seeded heat. Campbell McKean of Bend Swim Club won the heat from lane 6, going 2.1 seconds better than his seed time to break the pool record with 3:50.04. Behind him were Cooper Lucas from Lakeside (3:50.11) and Jake McCoy of Cougar Aquatics (3:50.25).

With Williamson and Rose Bowl’s Ray Liu as DFS in the final heat, Tony Laurito took the win in 3:59.94, lowering McKean’s pool record. Luke Stibrich (3:51.96) touched 2nd, ahead of Crow Canyon’s Devin Caples (3:52.76) and Scottsdale’s Hudson Schuricht (3:53.84).

Boys’ 100 Yard Butterfly– Prelims

  • Meet Record: 44.67, Thomas Heilman (2022)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 45.81, Thomas Heilman (2021)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 44.67, Thomas Heilman (2022)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 44.75, Aiden Hayes (2022)
Top 8 qualifiers:
  1. Edward Huang, California Dolphins – 47.21P
  2. PJ Foy, Glacier Swim Club – 47.23
  3. Marre Gattnar, North Bay Aquatics – 47.26
  4. Logan Noguchi, Rose Bowl Aquatics – 47.39
  5. Daniel Verdolaga, Evolution Racing – 47.47
  6. August Vetsch, Swim Neptune – 47.60
  7. Micah Davis, Aquajets Swim Team – 47.96
  8. Marshall Odom, Hydro Elite – 47.97

There were 8 more DFS in the 100 fly heats, but that didn’t stop the swimmers from putting up big morning swims. The first sub-48 performance came from Marshall Odom of Hydro Elite Aquatics, who dropped .8 to win heat 14 in 47.97. Katy Aquatics’ Joel Nace was 2nd with 48.23, a PB by .4.

Swimming in the first circle-seeded heat, PJ Foy of Glacier Swim Club dropped .5 to win in 47.23, missing the pool record by .02. FMC Aquatics’ Jeffrey Hou was 2nd in the heat with 48.14.

In the next heat, Edward Huang from California Dolphins Swim Team went .4 faster than his seed time to tie the pool record with a winning 47.21. North Bay Aquatics’ Marre Gattnar was 2nd in the heat with 47.26, a PB by half a second. Daniel Verdolaga of Evolution Racing came to the wall 3rd with 47.47.

Rose Bowl’s Logan Noguchi took care of the last heat in 47.39, touching out Swim Neptune’s August Vetsch (47.60).

Boys’ 200 Yard Freestyle – Prelims

  • Meet Record: 1:32.00, Maximus Williamson (2023)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 1:34.68, Thomas Heilman (2021)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 1:32.46, Thomas Heilman (2023)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 1:32.00, Maximus Williamson (2023)
Top 8 qualifiers:
  1. Cooper Lucas, Lakeside Aquatic – 1:36.48
  2. Nathan Kim, Rose Bowl Aquatics – 1:36.82
  3. Quin Seider, Ojai Heat Waves – 1:37.18
  4. Jones Lambert, Lubbock Swim Club – 1:37.19
  5. Eddie Jin, Blue Tide Aquatics – 1:37.54
  6. (tie) Andrew Maksymowski, Novaquatics / Henry Webb, Aquajets – 1:37.65
  7. Maximus Williamson, Lakeside Aquatic – 1:37.75

Lakeside Aquatic Club’s River Paulk was the first to crack 1:38, winning heat 8 in 1:37.77 for a PB by 1.2 seconds. Ojai’s Quin Seider followed in the next heat with 1:37.18, taking 1.6 seconds off his previous best.

Eddie Jin from Blue Tide Aquatics went 1.2 seconds faster than his seed time to win heat 13 in 1:37.54.

Jones Lambert from Lubbock Swim Club win heat 14 with 1:37.19, getting to the wall half a second ahead of Henry Webb of Aquajets and Andrew Maksymowski of Irvine Novaquatics, who tied with 1:37.65. Webb improved his PB by .5 while Maksymowski went .9 better than his entry time.

Cooper Lucas from Lakeside touched out Rose Bowl’s Nathan Kim, 1:36.49 to 1:36.82, to win heat 15. Schroeder YMCA’s Jack Sullivan dropped .25 to finish 3rd with 1:37.88.

Cougar Aquatics’ William Miller jumped out to a quick start in the final heat, getting ahead of top-seeded Maximus Williamson from Lakeside. Miller led at the 100 and at the 150 but fell off pace over the final 50 yards and finished behind Williamson (1:37.75) in 2nd place (1:38.07). Dads Club Swim Team’s Alex Miao was just behind in 3rd (1:38.12), while Rose Bowl’s Logan Noguchi dropped .1 and took 4th from the outside lane (1:38.25).

Wiliamson, who broke the meet record and the 17-18 National Age Group record leading off the 800 free relay on Wednesday with 1:32.00, snuck into the A final by .02.

Boys’ 100 Yard Breaststroke – Prelims

  • Meet Record: 52.21, Michael Andrew (2015)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 53.06, Reece Whitley (2014)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 51.75, Michael Andrew (2015)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 51.16, Reece Whitley (2018)
Top 8 qualifiers:
  1. Eli Hobson, Pikes Peak Athletic – 53.79
  2. Daniel Li, Rose Bowl Aquatics – 53.93
  3. Campbell McKean, Bend Swim Club – 54.13
  4. Colin Zhang, RISE Aquatic Club – 54.17
  5. Jake Eccleston, Fort Collins Area – 54.21
  6. Abram Mueller, Badger Aquatics – 54.26
  7. Hudson Schuricht, Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 54.27
  8. Nik Keuser, Millard Aquatic – 54.28

While many of the morning’s events have been a DFS-fest, the boys’ 100 breast was a DQ-fest. These included Remo Mann from DART Swimming and Gunnar Hansen from Lubbock Swim Club, who had seemingly swum 54s for the first time.

Millard Aquatic Club’s Nik Keuser had a stunning 54.28 to win heat 13, going 1.3 seconds faster than his seed time to beat Joe Polyak of Iowa Flyers by half a body length. Polyak improved his time by half a second to finish in 54.97.

In heat 14, RISE Aquatic Club’s Colin Zhang took .8 off his PB to win with 54.17 ahead of Fort Collins Area’s Jake Eccleston (54.21), Scottsdale’s Hudson Schuricht (54.27), Seattle Metropolitain’s Jack Skarda (54.33), and PJ Foy of Glacier Swim Club (54.65). Everyone, with the exception of Eccleston, went a best time.

Campbell McKean of Bend Swim Club won the penultimate heat in 54.13, a PB by a little bit, beating Badger Aquatic Club’s Abram Mueller (54.26) and Swim Streamline’s Tyler Tannenberger (54.88).

Eli Hobson from Pikes Peak Athletic dropped 1.5 seconds to win the last heat from way out in lane 8. He got to the wall in 53.79, just ahead of top-seeded Daniel Li of Rose Bowl (53.93). FMC’s Brady Johnson (54.65) touched out Madison Aquatic Club’s Finnley Conklin (54.67) and FMC’s Nojus Bertulis (54.77) for 3rd.

Boys’ 100 Yard Backstroke – Prelims

  • Meet Record: 45.01, Will Modglin (2022)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 47.44, Daniel Diehl (2020)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 45.60, Anthony Grimm (2019)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 44.63, Ryan Murphy (2014)
Top 8 qualifiers:
  1. Ben Bricca, Seattle Metropolitan – 46.96
  2. Marre Gattnar, North Bay Aquatics – 47.16
  3. Edward Huang, California Dolphins – 47.62
  4. Maximus Williamson, Lakeside Aquatic – 47.74
  5. Ray Liu, Rose Bowl Aquatics – 47.94
  6. Luke Logue, Aquajets – 48.00
  7. Logan Noguchi, Rose Bowl Aquatics – 48.08
  8. Szymon Mieczkowski, FMC Aquatic – 48.14

There were another half dozen DFS in the final event of the morning. The first sub-49 came from River City Aquatics’ Nate Thomas in heat 10, who dropped .7 to win with 48.56.

FMC’s Szymon Mieczkowski won the first circle-seeded heat with 48.14, touching out Aquawolves Swimming’s Oliver Schimberg. Schimberg dropped .4 to clock a PB of 48.32.

Edward Huang from California Dolphins earned his second PB of the morning, improving by .1 to win heat 12 with 47.62. Rose Bowl’s Ray Liu went 47.94, improving by .4, to touch 2nd in the heat, just .06 ahead of Aquajets’ Luke Logue (48.00).

Ben Bricca from Seattle Metropolitan won the final heat in 49.69, a PB by 1.1 seconds; Marre Gattnar of North Bay dropped .4 to finish 2nd in 47.16. Top-seeded Maximus Williamson went 47.74 for 3rd, while Rose Bowl’s Logan Noguchi, swimming in his 3rd race of the morning, improved to 48.08 and finished 4th.

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2Fat4Speed
2 months ago

Barely making the A final. That was close!

Swimfan27
2 months ago

Teagan O’Dell in all three 100s today?

This Guy
2 months ago

Wonder why Williamson scratched?

DPR
Reply to  This Guy
2 months ago

Tomorrow he has 2bk, 2br, and 1fr. They are all back to back to back. Then the 4fr relay.
Maybe a little rest….

jess
2 months ago

Summer as the 4IM meet record ? Didn’t she not swim it here last year?

(The heat sheet has the correct name with this time, it was grimes)

Last edited 2 months ago by jess
swimmer
2 months ago

why is the livestream so blurry for the west girls? or is it just my device

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