Avery Klamfoth of SwimMAC Comes One Step Closer to Trials

by Eleanor Beers 2

May 19th, 2021 Club, News

2021 NC SGSA Mother May I

  • May 7-8
  • Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Long Course Meters (LCM)
  • Results
  • Results also on Meet Mobile, “2021 Mother May I”

At just 13 years old, Avery Klamfoth of SwimMAC-North Carolina came within a half-second of achieving the 2020 Olympic Trials cut in her 100 breaststroke at the 2021 Mother May I meet held in Greensboro.

Dropping another .78 seconds, Klamfoth swam a 1:11.44 to win the event, just missing the Wave I Trials cut of 1:10.99. The 100 breaststroke served as her first and only event of the meet. 

Klamfoth’s teammate, Grace Rainey, touched a second behind Klamfoth to take third in the event, clocking a 1:12.67. Jennah Fadely of FAST took second in a 1:12.67. Entered with a 1:11.17, Rainey’s best time falls just 2-tenths short of the trials cut. The deadline to achieve trials cuts is May 31.

On the first day of the meet, Rainey raced to a first place finish in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:34.78. While her 100 and 200 breast times from the meet qualify her for 2021 Summer Nationals (18 and under cuts), both of her entry times were well within striking distance of Trials cuts.

SwimMAC’s Matthew Kroll and Sailfish Aquatics’ Matthew Lucky battled it out in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, both posting times meeting 2019 Winter Juniors qualifications in the events. On the first day of the meet, Lucky bested Kroll in the 200 breaststroke by less than .2 seconds, touching in a 2:20.10 to beat out Kroll’s 2:20.27 and take first place in the event. 

The tables turned in the 100 breaststroke, where Matthew Kroll out-touched Lucky by over a half-second, coming in at a 1:04.17 and finishing in second place. Lucky touched in third with a 1:04.75.

More highlights from the meet include:

  • The #2 recruit in the Class of 2022 Baylor Nelson of SwimMAC took the 100 breast victory, placing over both Kroll and Lucky with a 1:03.59. Nelson’s time fell just outside the Wave I trials cut of 1:03.29. 
  • Nelson also won the 200 back on the first day of the meet, and the 200 IM on the final day. His entry times of 2:02.42 and 2:02.64, respectively, both fall under the 2020 Olympic Trials qualifications standards, although he gained time in the two events. Earlier this year in February, Nelson announced his commitment to join the men’s squad at Texas A&M.
  • Madeline Menkhaus of SwimMAC placed first in the 100 fly by almost three seconds, finishing in a 1:02.64. Menkhaus has been committed to Notre Dame since December of 2019.
  • On the first day of the meet, Menkhaus clocked a 2:17.54 in the 200 fly. Her time was more than 10 seconds faster than the time that took second place, which was a 2:29.52.
  • Logan Zucker swept the 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, and 200 fly. He won by the biggest margin in the 200 fly, where he outtouhed his competitors by nearly eight seconds, finishing in a 2:05.85. Zucker is the #12 recruit in the class of 2022, and sent his commitment to the University of Michigan this past fall.

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NC Fan
1 year ago

Baylor’s going to A&M, not Texas as article says…no real difference I suppose.

David Rose
1 year ago

Very Good Avery!!! A SUPER SWIMMER!!