Anna Moesch’s 47.11 100 Free, Emily Thompson’s 1:54.63 200 Fly Highlight Final Night of Y-Nats



After already breaking her own Y-National records in the 50 and 200 freestyles, Virginia commit Anna Moesch swam to a 47.11 in the 100 free breaking her own record that stood at a 47.76 from 2022. That swim would have been 3rd for Virginia’s roster this season only behind Gretchen Walsh and Jasmine Nocentini. Moesch’s swim also has A final potential if she replicates it upon her arrival at Virginia. It took a 47.33 to make the NCAA A final.

Also swimming a time that would have made finals at 2024 NCAAs was Stanford commit Emily Thompson who swam to a 1:54.63 in the 200 fly. She was just off of Courtney Harnish’s Y-Nat record of a 1:54.37 from 2015. Thompson came into the meet with a lifetime best of a 1:56.42 that she swam to finish 2nd in the event a year ago. It took a 1:54.83 to earn a 2nd swim in the 200 fly at 2024 NCAAs.

To close the night, Moesch and Thompson teamed up in the 400 free relay along with Colleen Bull and Erica Maltsev to earn the win. The relay touched in a 3:17.96 setting a new championship record. Moesch had the fastest split with a 47.41 flying start.

Defending her title in the 1650 free was McKenna Potteiger who touched in a 16:56.16. Finishing behind her was 15 year old Kiersten Dietschweiler who swam to a 17:03.54.

After already winning the 200 breast, Molly Yacoviello earned the breaststroke sweep winning the 100 in a 1:01.99. Her best time stands at a 1:01.81. Emily Constable was right behind in a 1:02.19.

Final Girls Standings:

  1. Greater Somerset County YMCA 502.5
  2. Schroeder YMCA 362
  3. York and York County YMCA 330
  4. Upper Main Line YMCA 329
  5. Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA 270


John Taylor swam to a win in the 100 breast to highlight the boys side in a 53.28, just off his best time of a 53.08. He won the event by over a second s Luke Vickers was 2nd in a 54.67. Vickers was 2nd in the event last year in a 54.75.

The 100 free was a close vent for the boys as Garrett Gould was out first in a 20.70 at the 50 mark right ahead of Preston Kessler who flipped in a 20.90. Kessler had a strong back-half to earn the win in a 43.52 compared to Gould’s 43.55. Last year, Gould won the B final in a 43.90 while Kessler was 5th in the A final with a 44.83.

With another strong back half, John Rusnock came from behind to win the 200 fly in a 1:46.44 finishing ahead of Jack Mills who swam a 1:46.85. Rusnock was 3rd with a 50 to go but split a 26.89 coming home to earn the win. No other swimmer split below the 28-second mark on the final 50.

After finishing 8th in the 1650 free last year in a 15:52.08, JC Gordon won the event in a 15:30.12 this year, a best time by over 8 seconds. Gordon is headed to Virginia Tech this fall. Finishing behind him was Brayden King who touched in a 15:35.67. C

Closing the meet with a win was Schroeder who won the 400 free in a championship record of a 2:58.61. The relay consisted of Jack Sullivan, Sam Lorenz, Brody LePine, and Ethan Schutten. Ridley finished just behind in a 2:58.98 and had the fastest split of the night as Jonathan Hoole split a 43.38.

Final Boys Standings:

  1. Schroeder YMCA 361
  2. Greater Somerset County YMCA 315.5
  3. Ridley Area YMCA 310
  4. Birmingham Family YMCA 260
  5. Greater Spartanburg YMCA 256

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Orion Star
1 month ago

Let’s Go! Storm!!

Aragon Son of Arathorne
1 month ago

Used to go to so many swim meets at Somerset county Y. Does it still look the same on the outside? Very unique looking building.

Oh, and Va is taking down NCAA’s again next year while the men move up a few spots.

PA Swammer
1 month ago

Yay Preston!! Making Indiana, PA proud!!

1 month ago

Re-Rank: Top 20 Girls NCAA Swimming Recruits, Class of 2024?

1 month ago

Congratulations Anna! Now bring it to the University of Virginia!

Moesch, Anna
50 FR
100 FR
200 FR

Anna Moesch essentially replaces senior Maxine Parker on the University of Virginia women’s swimming roster. Check!

Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
1 month ago

Fair comparison, but Moesch already exceeds Parker in the 100/200. BTW, Parker has a 5th covid year still available if she wants it.

Reply to  swimgeek
1 month ago

I’m looking at the following departures for the University of Virginia women’s swimming:

Nelson – 5th year
Donohoe – 5th year
Harter – 4th year
Keating – 4th year
Parker – 4th year
Baron – 4th year
Wilson – 4th year

Todd DeSorbo needs to make room for the following incoming recruiting class:

Including the best of the rest, I count eight freshman for the 2024-2025 NCAA Season.

Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
1 month ago

How could you forget Alex Walsh?!

Reply to  CavaDore
1 month ago

Alex Walsh needs to re-up for a fifth year.

The Drive for Five!

Reply to  CavaDore
1 month ago

if alex walsh and/or jasmine nocentini announce a 5th year,
uva can collect their fifth consecutive ncaa trophy now!

Reply to  Yswam
1 month ago

Alex Walsh needs to take over the leadership role for the 2024-2025 NCAA Season. In addition, Alex Walsh can play mother hen to the eight incoming freshman.

Reply to  Yswam
1 month ago

“, the indication from Virginia coaches was that she was planning on two seasons with the Cavaliers.”

Reply to  swimgeek
1 month ago

And Curzan joining the roster, and I thought I heard theoretically Kate Douglass could go back for a Covid 5th year after the Olympics (not sure if she wants to, but would be awesome). Nocentini could return. Plus Leah Hayes. Going to be a wild year to watch what their relays can do!

Reply to  PineappleNoMore
1 month ago

No way is Douglass going back. She had a great 4 year career, went out on top, and they are fine without her. If things go well for her swimming wise she continues as a pro beyond this summer. If not, she’s going to have a masters from UVa soon and will have plenty of non swimming opportunities.

Reply to  PineappleNoMore
1 month ago

Next season’s juniors need to pick up the slack in the absence of Nelson, Keating, Harter:

Novelline (100 BK, 200 BK, 100 FL)
Weber (100 BR, 200 BR)
Skirboll (100 BR, 200 BR)

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