AgonSwim Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 2/10/2016

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Check out our Weekly Wonders for the weekend of February 5-7, 2016:

Ethan Yeager, 13, Saline Swim Team: 100y free (49.76) – Yeager improved his time by nearly 2 seconds when he finished third in the boys’ 13-14 100 free at the BBSC Circle City Classic. Yeager also posted best times in the 50/200/500 free, 100/200 back, and 200 IM during the weekend.

Jamin Harlan, 11, Vipers of Albuquerque Swim Team: 1000y free (11:04.78) – Harlan dropped 45 seconds and won the boys’ 11-12 1000 free at the Winter Invite hosted by Scottsdale Aquatic Club. He also won the 11-12 50 back and 100 fly, and placed eighth in the open 400 IM. Harlan notched best times in all four events.

Anna Auld, 12, East Coast Aquatic Club: 1650y free (18:06.35) – Auld took 31 seconds off her seed time at the Mile by Moonlight Invite at Boca Raton High School. Auld finished 13th out of 91 participants, both boys and girls, aged between 9 and 19 years old.

Beata Nelson, 17, Madison Aquatic Club : 100y back (52.44) – Competing at the 36th Annual Schroeder A+ Meet in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, Nelson went her third-best time ever and broke the meet record while winning the women’s open 100 back. She did go a personal best time in the 200 back, though, placing second in 1:55.35.

Adam Milling, 13, Springfield YMCA Swim Team: 100y breast (1:00.75) – Milling dropped a second in prelims and another second in finals to finish second in the boys’ 13-14 100 breast at the Circle City Classic hosted by Brownsburg Swim Club. He was third in the 200 breast with a best time, and also left the meet with new times in the 50/100/200 free and 200 IM.

Hayden Zheng, 13, Aquajets Swim Team: 200y breast (2:10.35) – In only his second meet after aging into the 13-14s, Zheng placed second in the boys’ 13-14 200 breast at the Schroeder A+ Meet with a personal best time of 2:10.35. That was 3 seconds better than his previous best, achieved as a 12-year-old in December, 2015. Zheng finished the weekend with PBs in the 50/100 free, 200 back, 100/200 breast, and 200/400 IM.

Spencer Holt, 14, Glacier Swim Club: 100y fly (51.52) – Swimming at the Alaska Age Group Championships hosted by Soldotna Swim Team, Holt won the boys’ 13-14 100/200 free, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM. He notched best times in each of those events as well as the 50 free.

Abby Kirkpatrick, 16, South Bend Swim Club: 200y IM (2:02.34) – Swimming unattached for South Bend’s Riley High School at Sectionals, Kirkpatrick dropped 2.4 seconds off her previous best in prelims and broke the school record in the 200 IM. She then came back in finals and took another 4 seconds off that time to qualify for the Indiana High School state meet and earn her first Junior Nationals cut. Kirkpatrick also went a best time in the 100 breast by 1.8 seconds and broke the school record.

Annika Wagner, 13, NASA Wildcat Aquatics: 400y IM (4:22.04) – Wagner earned her first Winter Juniors cut in the 400 IM with a huge 8.5-second drop to win the girls’ 13-14 event at the Schroeder A+ Meet. She also picked up a Winter Juniors cut in the 100 breast. Wagner finished the weekend with new times in the 200/500 free, 100/200 breast, 200 fly, and 200/400 IM.


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