Asia Seidt of Kentucky’s Lakeside Swim Team was the biggest star of the night at the 2015 Long Course NCSA Jr National Championships. The 17 year-old won her two individual events with record breaking swims in both events.
Seidt’s first event of the evening was the women’s 200 backstroke. Not only did she break the NCSA record by almost a second and a half, she also posted the 14th fastest time from an American this season. Her final time of 2:11.96 was nearly four seconds faster than her 2:15.60 prelim swim. The previous NCSA record was set by her Lakeside teammate, Sydney Sell, in 2014 at 2:13.23.
15 year-old Alexandra Sumner of the Suburban Seahawks Club also finished under the previous record. Her time of
Her second individual swim of the night lowered Gia Dalesandro’s NCSA record from 2013 of 27.70. Seidt broke her record, winning her second event of the evening, with a final time of 27.59.
On the men’s side, Camden Murphy dropped a half second from his prelims time in the 50 butterfly. He won the event with a final time of 24.47.
The top men in the 200 backstroke and 100 freestyle were slightly off their times from this morning. Kyle Decoursey and Wade O’Brien both defended their top seeds, but neither improved their times.
Winners from Night 1 of the NCSA Jr National Championships:
- Women’s 100 Freestyle – Casey Fanz 56.36
- Men’s 100 Freestyle – Kyle Decoursey 50.76
- Women’s 200 Backstroke – Asia Seidt 2:11.96
- Men’s 200 Backstroke – Wade O’Brien 2:00.33
- Women’s 50 Butterfly – Asia Seidt 27.59
- Men’s 50 Butterfly – Camden Murphy 24.47