Brendan Burns Drops 1:50.14 Lifetime Best 200 Meter Free Time in Indiana

Indiana Senior State Championships

  • July 14-18, 2021
  • Pike Aquatic Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Long Course Meters (50 meters)
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2021 Indiana Senior State – LCM”

Indiana Swim Club’s Brendan Burns blasted a lifetime best 200 free time of 1:50.14 on Sunday at the Indiana Senior State Championships. He took more than a second off his best time from 2018 Summer Nationals to win the race by more than 2.5 seconds over 2nd place finisher Mikey Calvillo of Indiana Swim Club.

Calvillo came within .17 of his lifetime best time from 2019.

Burns also placed 2nd in the 100 free final to his teammate Van Mathias who touched the wall at 51.12. Burns’ 51.20 was .4 off his lifetime best time from 2019 while Mathias was within .12 of his best time from a relay split in 2018.

Calvillo won three out of his four individual events over the weekend: 1500 free ( 15:39.90), 400 IM (4:23.39), and 400 free (3:57.25). Out of those events, he came the closest to his lifetime best time in the 400 free where he was 6 seconds off his best time from 2019.

Indiana Swim Club racked up more wins with Noelle Peplowski who touched the wall 1st in both the 100 breast (1:10.55) and 200 breast (2:33.93). She came within half a second of her best 100 breast time from the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II while she was about 4.5 seconds off her best 200 breast time from 2019 Summer Nationals.

Four-time Big Ten Champion Gabriel Fantoni of Indiana Swim Club took 1st place in the 100 back with a time of 56.05, but he posted a 55.67 in prelims. His prelims time was about 2 seconds off his lifetime best time from the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships. Fantoni was in contention to make Brazil’s Olympic roster in this event but finished in 3rd place at the Brazilian Olympic Trials, above the Olympic Qualifying time.

Fantoni also won his second and final event of the meet, the 100 fly  (53.29), coming within about .6 of his best time from the 2019 Brazil Trophy.

Indiana Swim Club’s Mathias followed up his 100 free victory by posting lifetime best times in the 50 free (23.29) and 100 back (57.46). He placed 2nd in the 50 free by taking .21 off his time from 2019 and 3rd in the 100 back by crushing his best time going into this meet (58.45) from 2017.

He also took 2nd place in the 100 fly (55.14), about 2.3 seconds off his best time from 2018 Summer Nationals.

Abby Harter of  Boilermakers Aquatics and Mya Dewitt of Fort Wayne Swim Team dominated the backstroke events and pushed each other towards their own lifetime best times. Harter won the 100 back (1:03.78), within .7 of her best time from 2019, and placed 2nd in the 200 back (2:17.74), about 1.3 seconds off her best time from 2019.’

Dewitt did the reverse, placing 2nd in the 100 back 1:03.97 but 1:03.52 in prelims which was within .4 of her best time from 2019, and winning the 200 back with a huge lifetime best time of 2:16.48. Her best time going into this meet was 2:18.44 from 2019.

16-year-old Jo Jo Ramey of Fishers Area Swim Team (FAST) took down her lifetime best 400 free time by about 1.5 seconds to place 2nd with a time of 4:25.26. Indiana Swim Club’s Samantha Bello of Peru won the event (4:22.01), about 4 seconds off her best time from the 2019 Pan American Games. 

Ramey placed 3rd in the 200 free (2:04.94),  within .2 of her best time from March. Bello also won the 800 free (9:02.55), coming within 11 seconds of her best time from 2019.

Ramey was one of a few U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II breakout swimmers at this meet. She placed 7th in the 200 back at the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II and made the semifinals of the 100 back where she finished 15th.

Zionsville Swim Club’s Will Modglin also raced over the weekend in Indiana. He placed 2nd in the 100 back (56.90), about a second off the time that earned him 42nd at the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II. He earned 6th place in his other three events:

  • 100 free – 52.10
  • 50 free – 23.87
  • 100 fly – 56.00

He was a ways off the 54.05 100 fly time he posted at the U.S. Olympic Trials which earned him 46th place, but he came within .21 of his lifetime best 50 free time from March.

Carmel Swim Club ended the meet with a commanding lead in combined team points.

Their top four point scorers were all 15-year-olds: Alyssa Street who placed 3rd in the 400 IM (5:03.71) and 800 free (9:13.10), Gregg Enoch who won the 800 free (8:27.18),  Erin Cummins who took 4th place in the 1500 free (17:56.65), 400 free (4:36.07), and 800 free (9:13.88), and Grace Dougherty who placed 3rd in the 200 back (2:20.41) and 4th in the 100 back (1:05.53).

Final Team Scores (Top 5)

  1. Carmel Swim Club – 2025.5
  2. Boilermaker Aquatics – 1468
  3. Fishers Area Swimming Tigers – 1330
  4. Indiana Swim Club – 954
  5. Zionsville Swim Club – 822

Other Highlights

  • 16-year-old Owen Dankert of Fort Wayne Swim Team placed 3rd in the 200 fly (2:04.89), taking more than 3 seconds off his lifetime best time from March
  • Elizabeth Broshears of Indiana Swim Club won 200 free (2:04.10), crushing her best time going into this meet of 2:04.98 from 2019.
  • Teagen Moon of Fort Wayne Swim Team won the 100 fly (1:02.34), about .8 off her best time from 2019
  • Jack Franzman of Indiana Swim Club Won 50 free 23.10, about .6 off his best time from 2019. He placed 10th in 100 free (53.17), but his 52.35 prelims time was within 2 seconds of the lifetime best 50.02 he swam at the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II. 
  • Indiana Swim Club’s Youssef El-Kamash Indiana Swim Club Won 100 breast 1:03.12, about 2 seconds off his best time from 2018.

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Kripkenstein
1 month ago

Who cares

Stewie
Reply to  Kripkenstein
1 month ago

Slow news day

Guerra
1 month ago

God Bless Brendan Burns, the IU Hoosiers & GOAT Coach, Ray Looze, Coach Cory, Coach Luke and the rest of the staff! “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts….CAN’T LOSE!”

Pvdh
Reply to  Guerra
1 month ago

For a 1:50? Really

Pvdh
1 month ago

SwimSwam I just want y’all to know this is like hyping a 50.0 100 free

Bobo Gigi
1 month ago

Wow! He would have been world record holder until 1979! Congrats!