DYNA and LIAC Tie for Women’s High Point; SwimMAC Wins Men’s Meet at Juniors

SwimMAC Carolina dominated the men’s meet with 334.5 points. Dynamo Swim Club came in second with 240 points and Sierra Marlins Swim Team finished third with 186 points. SwimMAC Carolina placed first in the 4×200 free relay, second in the 4×100 free relay, and fourth in the 4×100 medley relay. Tim Connery (74 pts), Jack Walker (57 pts), and Baylor Nelson (20 pts), were the team’s top three individual point contributors. Connery won the high point award on the men’s side.

Brooks Curry scored 41 points for Dynamo, while Ian Grum led the team with 56. Dynamo Swim Club’s B relay won the 4×100 free relay on Wednesday evening, putting up a new NAG record. The relay consisted of Curry, Cam Auerbach, Nicholas Goudie, and Grum. On the final day, their A relay won the gold medal in the 4×100 medley relay, breaking yet another NAG record. Grum led it off on the backstroke leg, followed by Quinn Harron on breast, Auerbach on fly, and Curry on free. Dynamo won silver in the 4×200 free relay, behind SwimMAC Carolina.

The Sierra Marlins Swim Team’s individual points came from Ben Dillard (32 pts), Colby Mefford (42 pts), Finn O’Haimhirgin (12 pts), and Jonah Harm (6 pts). The Marlins placed fourth in both the 4×100 free relay on Wednesday night and the 4×200 free relay on Thursday. In the final event of the meet, they earned the silver medal in the 4×100 medley relay, touching 0.19 seconds behind Dynamo Swim Club’s NAG record-setting relay.

While the men’s team points were spread out, they were much closer on the women’s side. Dynamo Swim Club and Long Island Aquatic Club tied for first place with 221 points each, while SwimMAC Carolina trailed behind by only 1 point, with a total of 220 points. The meet high point winner, Tristen Ulett, brought in 79 points for Dynamo, while her younger sister, Rye Ulett, earned 24. Jade Foelske added 13 points to the team total. The women came in fifth in the 4×100 free relay, seventh in the 4×200 free relay, and first in the 4×100 meldey relay. The Ulett sisters competed together on all three relays.

Sophia Karras (40 pts), Chloe Stepanek (23 pts), Hana Shimizu-Bowers (19 pts), and Tess Howley (16 pts) were the top point contributors for Long Island Aquatic Club. Stepanek led off the 4×100 free relay and Howley anchored it. Joanie Cash and Lauryn Johnson swam the second and third legs for a bronze-medal swim. Howley, Johnson and Stepanek were joined by Bella Antoniuk for the 4×200 free relay, where they earned the gold medal, touching 3.39 seconds ahead of Brea Aquatics’ A relay. Karras took home the gold medal in the 1500, was fourth in the 800 and twelfth in the 400 free. Fellow distance swimmer Cavan Gormsen placed sixth in the 1500, gaining additional points for the team.

SwimMAC Carolina finished in third place, only one point behind the co-champions. Grace Rainey placed in the top 8 in the 100 and 200 breast, bringing in 29 individual points for her team. Summer Eaker earned 19 and distance swimmer Morgan Razewski got 17. The women’s team earned the silver medal in the 4×100 free relay, touching 1.54 seconds behind Brea Aquatics. They out-touched Long Island Aquatic Club by 0.52 seconds. The 4×200 free team consisting of Faith Hefner, Kensley Merritt, Razewski, and Elizabeth Sowards took home the bronze medal, clocking in only 0.38 seconds behind Brea Aquatics.

SwimMAC Carolina won the combined team award with a total of 554.5 points. Dynamo came in second with 461 points and the Mason Manta Rays beat out the Sierra Marlins Swim Team by 20 points to earn third place with 217 points.

Men’s Top-Ten Teams

  1. SwimMAC Carolina – 334.5
  2. Dynamo Swim Club – 240
  3. Sierra Marlins Swim Team – 186
  4. Mason Manta Rays – 154
  5. Canton City Schools – 142
  6. Irvine Novaquatics / Rose Bowl – 100
  7. Bellevue Club Swim Team – 76
  8. Bolles School Sharks – 66
  9. Carmel Swim Club / University of Denver Hilltoppers – 63

Women’s Top-Ten Teams

  1. Dynamo Swim Club / Long Island Aquatic Club – 221
  2. SwimMAC Carolina – 220
  3. Nova of Virginia – 140
  4. Lakeside Aquatic Club – 135
  5. Brea Aquatics – 134
  6. Tide Swimming 122.5
  7. Aquatic Team of Mecklenburg – 98
  8. Springfield Aquatics – 89.5
  9. Club Wolverine – 85

Combined Top-Ten Teams

  1. SwimMAC Carolina – 554.5
  2. Dynamo Swim Club – 461
  3. Mason Manta Rays – 217
  4. Sierra Marlins Swim Team – 97
  5. Lakeside Aquatic Club – 179.5
  6. Bellevue Club Swim Team – 156
  7. Nova of Virginia – 152
  8. Canton City Schools – 144
  9. University of Denver Hilltoppers – 138
  10. Irvine Novaquatics – 129


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Tree Hugger
4 years ago

Jack walker only scored 15 points? He won 2 events individually. Not sure how scoring is done but I feel that he must have scored more than 15

Reply to  Tree Hugger
4 years ago

My thoughts exactly. In addition to winning two events, he was also an A finalist in the 100 free and B Finalist in the 50.

Reply to  Tree Hugger
4 years ago

I think that maybe it was a MM ‘lag’ issue – when you go to athletes on the meet results, it can take a minute for their points to update. Jack scored 57 points – I’ve updated above.

4 years ago

So NCAP didnt show up?

Reply to  Ervin
4 years ago

NCAP sent the bulk of their group to Indy for NCSAs. Probably saved 50% on costs.


Score keeper
4 years ago

Sophia Karras scores 40 points to lead LIAC.

4 years ago

Don’t forget about LIAC’s Sophia Karras who was the champion in the 1500 and also scored points in the 800 and Cavan Gormsen who placed in the 800 and 1500. LIAC’s D-Lane is a powerhouse, gotta point out my teammates who also helped us score points.

LIAC !!!!
4 years ago

LIAC girls would of got third overall….8 girls won a natty…how incredible!!!! Congrats to Dave and the LIAC

Reply to  LIAC !!!!
4 years ago

Shouldn’t they be third, add up the boys and girls points? Odd.

Reply to  SwimPop
4 years ago

I was told there would be no math….

Reply to  SwimPop
4 years ago

In order to score for combined points, a team must score at least 1 point for both boys and girls.

Reply to  SwimPop
4 years ago

Their boys team scored no points, so they can’t be counted in the combined ranks. Weird rule but it’s like that at most meets.

4 years ago

Almost a 3 way tie for the women wow