Austin Men Lead Scottsdale by 1 Point After Des Moines Spring Cup Day 3


With one day to go at the Des Moines Spring Cup site, the Austin Swim Club men lead the Scottsdale Aquatic Club by a single point.

Each team won an event today. SAC’s Daniel Matheson continued his strong showing this week with a win in the 200 fly, posting a 2:00.62 that gets him under the Olympic Trials Wave I cut.

Austin Swim Club matched with a single win of their own on the men’s side, as Adam Fusti-Molnar won the 200 breast by 3.5s with a 2:14.93, putting him under the Wave II cut.

Rio’s Jeremy Graunke, an ASU commit, grabbed a Wave II cut in the 50 free, winning in 22.44. Another five guys got under the Wave I cut, including Texas commits Luke Hobson and Alec Filipovic.

Cal commit Ziyad Saleem of the Schroeder YMCA won the 100 back in 55.59, just off of the Wave II cut of 55.59, while Zionville’s Will Modglin (56.38) and Inspire’s Luke Barr (56.53) were under the Wave I cut.

Hobson wrapped up the individual competition on the men’s side with a 3:56.55 in the 400 free, winning by over 6 seconds as the only man under the Wave I cut.

On the women’s side, Texas’ Emma Sticklen got things rolling with a 2:14.47 victory in the 200 fly, just over a second off her lifetime best, and winning by over 2.5 seconds.

It was a much closer contest in the 50 free, where St. Charles’ Molly Yetter, an Illinois commit, tied the Wave I cut with a 25.99. She was the only woman under 26, but South Shores’ Cory Shanks took 2nd in 26.09, another three women touched between 26.10 and 26.26.

New Tier’s Kaelyn Gridley, who’s committed to Duke, earned the win in the 200 breast with a Wave I cut of 2:30.94. Pleasant Prairie’s Maggie Papanicholas (2:31.34) and St. Charles’ Angelina Messina (2:32.96) were also under the Wave I cut.

15 year-old Margaret Wanezek of Elmbrook came up big in the 100 back, winning by over a second with a 1:01.20, giving her a  Wave II cut

Aurora Roghair of the Iowa Flyers wrapped up the women’s side of things with a Wave I cut of 4:14.70 in the 400 free. Roghair is committed to Stanford for this upcoming season.

Women’s Scores After Day 3

  1. Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 207.5
  2. Austin Swim Club – 141
  3. Elmbrook Swim Club – 139.5
  4. Iowa Flyers Swim Club – 106
  5. Riptide – 74

Men’s Scores After Day 3

  1. Austin Swim Club – 122
  2. Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 121
  3. Aquajets Swim Team – 109
  4. Inspire Swim Team – 71
  5. Lakeridge Swim Team – 62

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