All things considered, this IU team is stacked, and is a top 3 favorite with the potential to really explode and possibly rank even higher.
When all is accounted for, it seems the Golden Gophers are poised to be even better than last season, at least point-wise, and having finished 15th at the NCAAs last season, they could very realistically crack the top 10 this time around.
Rachel Munson, who is heading into her Senior year at the University of Minnesota, took the women’s 17 and Over 100 breast, posting a 1:09.56.
In addition, that time now ranks Gemmell 15th in the all-time rankings for 13-14 girls, with a full year left in the age group.
Hayes final win came in the 200 IM, where she touched in 2:21.39, which is off her personal best of 2:19.90, which ranks #2 all-time for 11-12 girls, behind only Missy Franklin.
14 year old Ana Herceg was one of Nitro’s top scorers, winning all 5 of her individual events, and breaking 3 individual meet records and a relay meet record.
Note that this roster is not official, but is SwimSwam’s projected roster based on the qualifying criteria and procedures from USA Swimming.
2nd and 3rd place finishers Ally McHugh and Erica Sullivan also cracked the top 10 all-time American performers with their times of 16:02.56 and 16:02.88, which come in at 7th and 8th respectively.
The Georgia 14U Age group Champs meet was held this past weekend, where SwimAtlanta emerged victorious in team scoring by 1600 points.
Thomas Bretzmann (North Carolina Aquatic Club) won the men’s 1500 with a time of 15:48.05. That time comes in slightly off his best time of 15:45.55, which he swam at last Summer’s Junior Nationals.
Jake Mitchell, a 16 year old out of Carmel Swim Club, took the men’s 800 free with an 8:21.58.
Daniel Orcutt of Kentucky Aquatics took the men’s 200 IM with a 2:03.42, marking a sizeable time drop.
Cameron Tysoe (Wisconsin Aquatics) took the men’s 200 back in record fashion, posting a 1:59.97 to break 2:00 for the first time in his career.
Former Yale sprint star Aaron Greenberg posted a lifetime best to take the men’s 50 free. Greenberg swam a 22.61, knocking .02 seconds off his previous personal best of 22.63, which he swam at the Indianapolis Pro Swim Series back in May.
Max Miranda (Unattached) took the men’s 200 fly with a 2:02.63. Miranda’s time was off his personal best of 1:59.40, which he swam back in 2015.