2023 YMCA NATIONALS (SC)
- April 2-7, 2023
- Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, NC
- SCY (25 yards)
- Meet Central
- Live Stream
- Psych Sheet
- Day 1 Recap
- Day 2 Prelims recap
YMCA of Cumberland’s Daniel Diehl swam a 1:40.47 to win the men’s 200 back on night 2 of YMCA Nationals. That was slightly off his best time of 1:39.62 which he swam in December 2022 at Winter Juniors, but tonight’s swim was his second fastest in the event ever. Diehl won the event by over two seconds as David King (Virginia commit) of Piedmont Family Y touched second in a 1:42.89.
Earning her first of two wins on the night was Leah Shackley who won the women’s 200 back in a 1:51.27. That was a huge best time for the 16-year-old as her previous best stood at a 1:53.45 from December 2022. Shackley won the event by over three seconds as Sarah Rodrigues of North Jersey Bluestreaks Y swam a 1:54.44, also a best time.
Shackley picked up her second win of the night in the 100 fly where she swam a 50.96 becoming the #3 swimmer in the 15-16 age group in the event all-time. Finishing behind Shackley was Emily Thompson of Greater Somerset County Y who swam a 52.51 out touching Angie Coe by 0.01.
Winning the men’s 100 fly was Brendan Whitfield (Lynchburg Y) who swam a 46.26. After swimming a personal best in prelims, Whitfield was able to be almost a second faster here, totaling a personal best time of 2.93 seconds overall. Whitfield is committed to Virginia Tech for fall 2023.
15 year old Sara Czirjak (Piedmont Family Y) won the women’s 200 breast in a 2:13.11. She swam a best time in the morning and dropped a total of 2.91 after her swim in finals. Finishing in second was Tori Brostowitz of Schroeder Y (Tennessee commit) who swam a 2:14.63, just off her best of 2:14.23.
After leading the way in prelims on night 1, Greater Somerset County Y earned the win in the girls 200 free relay swimming a 1:31.85. Emily Thompson had the biggest drop of the relay swimming a 22.44 on the anchor. The relay consisted of Anna Moesch, Colleen Bull, Zoe Arakelian, and Thompson. Upper Main Line Y was second as Alexa Fulton, Lily Robinson, Marina Wang, and Flynn Truskett combined for a final time of 1:32.41.
On the boys side, Ridley Family Y won in a 1:20.14. That time set a new YMCA meet and championship record. The relay of comsisdted of Shane Eckler, Jake Kennedy, Jonathon Hoole, and Ben Kutufaris. Kutufaris (2023) and Kennedy (2024) are headed to the University of Alabama. Touching behind them was York and York Country Y who swam a 1:20.60. That relay consisted of Carlos Hidalgo, Nathan Welker, Jacob Wade, and Will Parker.
Closing the night was Schroeder Y who won both the girls and boys 400 medley relays. The girls team of Emma Lemler, Brostowitz, Alana Berlin, and Lucy Art swam to a final time of 3:38.52 touching ahead of Greater Somerset Y who was second in a 3:40.08.
On the boys side, Schoeder’s relay of Sam Lorenz, Aiden Strath, Brody LePine, and Jack Sullivan touched in a 3:16.36. Notbaly,m Lorenz led off in a best time of 46.90. Piedmont Family Y was second in a 3:17.95.