Furlong Drops 7 Seconds to Win 400 Free on Day 3 of Lewisville Futures


The 2017 Futures Championships in Lewisville, Texas continued on Saturday night with the 200 fly, 50 free, 200 breast, 100 back, and 400 free. The up-and-coming youngsters impressed again on the women’s side, as a pair of 14-year-old girls won their respective events. WOLF’s Reese Dehen was the first to do so, posting the only sub-2:40 time to win the 200 breast in 2:38.30. Next up was AQJT’s Abigail Kapeller, who finished nearly a full second ahead of the field with a 1:03.57 in the 100 back.

On the men’s side, CWAC’s Jacob Furlong picked up another freestyle victory. Furlong made a huge drop from his former lifetime best, which stood at a 4:04.06 from the 2016 Futures Championships, to win Saturday night’s final with a 3:57.00. He dominated the field with the only sub-4:00 time, touching almost 6 seconds ahead of anyone else.

Furlong’s teammate Reilly Shields, who finished 2nd behind him in the 200 free, picked up a title of his own tonight. Shields broke 24 seconds for the first time to win the 50 free, clocking in at 23.57 ahead of AQJT’s John Shelstad (23.83). Shields later went on to compete in the 400 free with Furlong, finishing 8th in that final with a 4:19.59. He was significantly faster in prelims, however, putting up a lifetime best 4:08.97.


  • Women’s 200 Fly: Ellen Flanagan, CSC, 2:17.84
  • Men’s 200 Fly: Andrew Limpert, MAC, 2:03.07
  • Women’s 50 Free: Kennedy Quist, ASP, 26.63
  • Men’s 200 Breast: Conner Funke, GOAL, 2:20.66
  • Men’s 100 Back: Brett Spires, BNSC, 58.21
  • Women’s 400 Free: Carson Kaufmann, CFSC, 4:20.91


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