2019 Speedo Winter Invitational
- January 18th-20th
- Hosted by Berkeley Aquatic Club
- Piscataway, NJ
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At the final session of the 2019 BAC Speedo Winter Invitational, 14-year-old Tess Howley, of Long Island, achieved her first 2020 Olympic Trials cut in the 200 fly. Howley’s winning time of 2:14.23 clipped the cut of 2:14.59. Howley’s time also bumps her up to #30 on the girls 13-14 all-time rankings in the 200 fly.
Earlier in the day, 10-year-old Daniel Branon (NBAC) went and took down another Phelps meet record, this time in the 100 fly. After breaking Phelps’ record in the 50 fly on Saturday, Branon dominated the 100 fly with a 1:09.82, surpassing Phelps’ 1995 record of 1:11.89. Despite no all-time rankings for the 10&U category, both Branon’s 50 and 100 fly times from this meet rank #1 in the nation this year.
Branon also won the 50 back (35.52) and the 100 free (1:07.31) for his age group.
Other Sunday Finals Session Highlights
Dylan Rhee (Asphalt Green) won the 200 breast with a 2:17.56, which is under the 2020 Trials cut. Rhee’s personal best, however, is a 2:16.60 from 2018 Summer Junior Nationals.
14-year-old Natalie Mannion (Commonwealth Swimming) had a similar situation in the 200 back. Mannion won the event in a 2:15.77, however, her personal best of 2:13.67 is under the 2020 Trials cut and from summer 2018. Mannion already secured a spot at the 2020 Trials in the 100 back last night.
After setting the meet record in prelims, Destin Lasco (Salvation Army Kroc) reset his own hours-old meet record with a 50.56. Lasco already achieved the 2020 Trials cut in this event at the Winter National meet with a 49.84.
Other Event Winners:
- Lauren Poole (North Baltimore): 200 Breast, 2:38.01
- Harry Homans (Bluefish): 200 Back, 2:04.14
- Chloe Stepanek (Long Island): 100 Free, 56.74