Gabriel Jett Hits 50.54 Free/56.22 Back on Day 2 of Santa Clarita Futures

2021 USA SWIMMING FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIPS – SANTA CLARITA

  • July 28-31, 2021
  • Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, CA
  • Hosted by Canyons Aquatic Club
  • Prelims/Finals Format
  • LCM (50m)
  • Meet Packet
  • Live Stream
  • Psych Sheet
  • Results via Meet Mobile: “2021 USA Swimming Futures Santa Clarita”
  • Day 1 Recap

Future Cal Bear Gabriel Jett of Clovis Swim Club topped two events on day two of the 2021 Santa Clarita Futures meet, producing two lifetime bests in the 100 free and 100 back. The women’s 100 back final also featured the top three finishers touching the wall within two one-hundredths of each other.

Jett won his second event of the weekend with his 50.54 winning time in the 100 free final. In the race for second, CSUB swimmer Ryan Brimer touched out NOVA’s Leif-henning Kluever by one one-hundredth, 50.96 to 50.97. Jett’s seed time entering this meet was 51.13, marking his first time under 51 seconds. The 18-year-old now ranks No. 19 in the U.S. 17-18 age group this season.

Later on the in the men’s 100 back final, Jett took his third Santa Clarita Futures win with a time of 56.22, about a half second ahead of Sierra Marlins’ Kaikea Crews (56.75). Dropping from his seed time of 56.92, Jett also improves to No. 21 in the U.S. 17-18 age group this season.

Into the women’s 100 back, SoCAL’s Margaret McGuire, Reno’s Emma Karam, and Burlingame/Northwestern’s Emma Lepisova finished within two one-hundredths of each other. At the finish, 16-year-old McGuire and 17-year-old Karam tied for the win at 1:04.16, both touching out Lepisova’s 1:04.18

Beach Cities’ Jamie Brennan had a huge time drop in the 100 free, improving from a 57.71 seed to 57.59 prelims all the way down to 56.55. The 18-year-old now ranks No. 28 in the 17-18 age group this season. Tying for second place were Crow Canyon’s Bailey Hartman and Sierra Marlins’ Amber Myers, both swimming 56.86.

Shifting over to the 400 IMs, Sierra Marlins’ Elizabeth Murphy hit 4:54.09 to hold off DART’s Audrey Portello (4:54.70) on the women’s side while Montery Bay’s Connor Rodgers swam 4:27.42 to win the men’s 400 IM final by more than a second over Santa Monica’s Colton Milne and his sub-4:30 effort of 4:29.07.

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Nick Pecoraro started swimming at age 11, instantly becoming drawn to the sport. He was a breaststroker and IMer when competing. After joining SwimSwam, the site has become an outlet for him to research and learn about competitive swimming and experience the sport through a new lenses. He graduated in …

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