NCAP Invitational Day 3 Finals Recap – Whitley Sets 200 Breast Age Group Record

2015 NATION’S CAPITAL INVITATIONAL

Here is a recap of the day 3 final events with results available online.

200-yard Fly

Host swim club continued to dominate on day 3 of the NCAP Invitational, starting the session off with wins in the boys 13-14, girls and boys open 200-yard fly. Leo Goldblatt dominated the 13-14 A final, winning the heat well ahead of the field in 1:58.44. The girls open event was a sweep by NCAP Swim Club, with Cassidy Bayer touching 1st (1:55.94), Kylie Jordan 2nd (1:59.70) and Jasmine Hellmer 3rd (1:59.89). Sam Pomajevich secured the next victory for NCAP, finishing the boys open event in 1:44.65.

100-yard Breast

Megan Lynch of the Dolphins Swim Club took another win in the meet, touching the pads in the girls 11-12 100-yard breast in a time of 1:05.15. For the boys 11-12, Johnny Bradshaw of Machine Aquatics won the event in 1:07.19.

50-yard Free

Some fast times were posted in the 50-yard free events, starting with Katie Mack winning the girls 13-14 in 22.73. Nick Torres of the Westchester Aquatic Club, won the boys 13-14 in 21.81, just out touching Brian Brennan, who finished in 21.88. The girls open was another close race, with Morgan Hill finishing in 22.78, jut splits ahead of Casey Fanz (22.81). In the boys open event, Eric Knight dominated the A final, being the only swimmer of the night to break 20 seconds, finishing in 19.63. In the 11-12 age group, Mairin O’Brien won the girls event and Pierre Koenig won the boys event, in times of 24.91 and 24.19 respectively.

200-yard Breast

In the girls 1-3-14 200-yard breast, Kate Douglass of Westchester Aquatic Club dominated the A final, finishing over 4 seconds ahead of the field in 2:12.81. For the boys 13-14, Nik Daly won the A final in 2:09.25, exactly a second ahead of second place finisher Aleksande Tarczynski (2:10.25). After winning the 100-yard breast final, NCAP’s Anna Belousova came back to win the girls open 200-yard breast in a time of 2:10.14. In the boys open event, Reece Whitley shattered Andrew Seliskar’s old 15-16 national age group record of 1:54.87, to make a new mark of 1:53.66.

100-yard Back

NCAP had yet another 1-2-3 finish in the girls 13-14 100-yard back, with Phoebe Bacon, Mack and Charlotte Fieeiki finishing in 54.35, 54.45 and 55.94 respectively. Torres came back for a 2nd victory of the night, finishing the boys 13-14 100-yard back in 51.69, almost 2 seconds ahead of the field. Annie Boone won the girls open event, just breaking the 54 second barrier, clocking in at 53.99 and Will Macmillan finished the boys open A final in a time of 48.60.

50-yard Back

The two stand out 11-12 swimmers of the meet so far Joy Jiang and Brett Feyerick won their 50-yard back events in times of 27.16 and 24.22 respectively. Feyerick’s time was good for a new national age group record, replacing the old record of 24.32, done by Vinny Marciano in 2014.

500-yard Free

The girls 13-14 500-yard free was a fight to the finish with Claire Nguyen and Madison Kolessar finishing just splits apart in times of 4:58.36 and 4:58.71 respectively. In the A final of the boys 13-14 event, Connor Bitz touched first in 4:43.96, taking more than a second off or his prelims time of 4:45.17. After an impressive morning swim, world champion Katie Ledecky went on to take seconds off of her prelims time of 4:30.42, to win the A final in 4:28.17. She finished almost 20 seconds ahead of teammates Megan Byrnes (4:46.94) and Kaitlin Pawlowicz (4:49.73) to give NCAP another 1-2-3 finish for the night.

200-yard IM

After a first place finish in the 50-yard free, Koenig had his 2nd victory for the night in the boys 11-12 200-yard IM, dominating the final with a time of 2:11.92.

400-yard Medley Relay

NCAP’s girls open 400-yard free relay team of Boone, Belousova, Bayer and Ledecky posted an impressive time of 3:38.72, to win the event in 8 seconds ahead of 2nd place finishers, Central Bucks Swim Team.

 

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bobo gigi

Elsewhere in USA this weekend….

Talking about age group breaststrokers, I mention the 2.00.95 by 13-year-old Ethan Dang in the 200 breast at Pacific North West 14 and under short course championships.
I had missed his 2.18.95 in long course at US winter nationals 2 weeks ago.
So it’s not surprising to see him close to the 2-minute barrier.
Looks like he’s now the second fastest ever 13-year-old US boy behind Reece Whitley in 2.00.14.
And already the 3rd fastest ever 13/14 US boy behind Reece Whitley (NAG record of 1.55.52) and Michael Andrew (1.59.63).

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