Adam Fusti-Molnar Narrowly Misses 200 Breast PB At ASC Senior Challenge

2020 ASC Senior IMX/IMR Challenge

  • October 2-4, 2020
  • Austin Aquatics & Sports Academy
  • Austin, Texas
  • 25 yard pool (SCY)
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2020 ST ASC Senior IMX IMR SC”

Senior members of the Austin Swim Club (15 & over) took part in a three-day competition at home over the weekend, with several impressive swims popping up across the board. The 14 & under swimmers competed the previous weekend, September 25-27.

The most noteworthy swim coming out of the intrasquad came from Adam Fusti-Molnar, who unloaded a scintillating 2:00.09 in the men’s 200 breaststroke. With this swim, Fusti-Molnar narrowly misses his personal best of 1:59.59 set in December at the 2019 Winter Junior Nats – West.

In mid-August, the 17-year-old hit a new lifetime best in the 100 breast at the club’s Summer Splash meet, clocking 54.43 in what was his first meet back since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the second week of March.

At 16, Fusti-Molnar qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 breast with a long course showing of 2:16.93 at the 2019 Futures Meet in Des Moines, Iowa.

Placing second in the 200 breast was 15-year-old Andrew Zou, who also was about a half-second off his best of 2:03.73 in 2:04.20.

Fusti-Molnar also topped the field in the men’s 200 IM, touching in 1:52.66. His personal best stands at 1:51.32 from early March. 15-year-old Daniel Li (1:56.52) and Zou (1:56.70) took second and third.

In the men’s 200 fly, 16-year-old Manning Haskal led the pack in 1:54.56, incredibly slashing close to 14 seconds off his previous best of 2:08.51 set in February. Fusti-Molnar was the runner-up in 1:56.47, taking almost 13 seconds off his old PB from 2016.

OTHER NOTEWORTHY SWIMS

  • Truman Armstrong delivered three first-place finishes for the meet, including two best times. The 16-year-old dropped an impressive 4:27.20 in the men’s 500 free on Friday night, with Haskal (4:32.35) second, to drop eight seconds from his old best of 4:35.51. He followed up with a 1:53.02 in the 200 back on Saturday, and a 4:02.89 in the 400 IM on Sunday. His medley swim took nine seconds off his previous best set last November.
  • On the women’s side, 15-year-old Jillian Cox produced an impressive 4:47.26 in the 500 free, two and a half seconds off her 4:44.75 from December.
  • Kyla Foxhoven, 15, clocked 1:04.28 in the women’s 100 breast. Foxhoven has been faster on six occasions, including a 1:03.53 in August. Her quickest showing stands at 1:02.74 from February.
  • 16-year-old Emma Feld posted a 1:52.97 in the women’s 200 free and a 2:08.70 in the women’s 200 IM to top the fields. Feld was just off her bests of 1:52.58 and 2:06.90, respectively.
  • 18-year-old Rylie Lopez was the fastest swimmer in the women’s 200 fly (2:06.13) and 400 IM (4:29.74). Lopez hit bests of 1:59.61 and 4:22.41 in February.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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