Empire Swimming Remains On Top After Day 3 Futures (OH)

by Ethan Cooke 5

August 06th, 2017 Club, News



The session began with a pool record swim by Northern Kentucky Clippers’ Allison Piccirillo in the 200 fly. Piccirillo’s 1:08.79 back-half split allowed her to finish in 2:13.83, over 2.5 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. With that victory, she sweeps the fly events and will compete in the mile on Sunday.

Another pool record fell in the men’s 200 fly as fifteen-year-old Tavis Siebert clocked a 2:02.99. Tavis also swept the butterfly events and competed in the 400 free, finishing just out of scoring position.

West Virginia University’s Sam Neaveill won the men’s 50 free by almost half a second, touching in 23.37. Neaveill finished 12th at Big XII’s this year as a freshman at 20.52 in short course yards. All but one finalist in this event were under the 25 second mark.

Fourteen-year-old Joshua Matheny of Pittsburgh Elite Aquatics, touched was racing against himself as he clocked a 2:17.73 in the 200 breast, almost 5 seconds ahead of the field. Matheny completes the breastroke sweep in Geneva and will compete in the 200 IM on Sunday.

Other Day 3 Winners:

  • AGUA’s Charlotte Krevitt won the 50 free by .01, ahead of a deep field in which all finalists were under 28 seconds.
  • Margaret Wyngowski won the 200 breast in 2:36.34, over 2 seconds ahead of the field after already claiming a title in the 400 IM the day before. She will also swim the 200 IM as the top overall seed.
  • Schenectady’s Yunfan Dong won the 100 back, edging out her teammate, Mattie Williams by .03 with a time of 1:04.14
  • Joseph Perry won the men’s 100 back in 58.09
  • Victor Swim Club’s Sydney St Rose-Finear touched first in the 400 free in 4:19.91, the only swimmer under 4:20
  • Ryan Schonbachler of the University of Pittsburgh won the men’s 400 free in 4:03.96.

Team Scores after Day 3:

Men’s Top 5:

  1. Scarlet Aquatics – 125
  2. North Penn Aquatic Club – 119.5
  3. Hudson Explorer Aquatic – 114
  4. Empire Swimming – 109
  5. Bluefish Swim Club – 102

Women’s Top 5:

  1. Empire Swimming – 187
  2. Victor Swim Club – 176
  3. Schenectady-Saratoga Swim Club – 136
  4. Hudson Explorer Aquatic – 128
  5. Cape Cod Swim Club – 95

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5 years ago

Great meet in a great pool! Spire staff did a great job hosting the meet!

5 years ago

That swim by Joshua deserves its own article

Reply to  Uberfan
5 years ago

It has to be one of the top 10 all time fastest 200 for his age group

Everyone knows
Reply to  Uberfan
5 years ago

Not only his 200BR. Josh’s 100BR was easily top 5 of all times for 13-14 (both prelims and finals)

5 years ago

Great job by the Spire Institute staff, volunteers and the area around Geneva, OH this weekend.