Grace Sheble Goes Lifetime Best 2:13.57 200 Breast at NOVA Intrasquad

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 7

August 16th, 2020 Club, News


  • August 14-16, 2020
  • Richmond, VA
  • Short course yards (SCY)
  • Meet Mobile results: ‘NOVA SEND OFF INTRA SQUAD MEET’

NOVA of Virginia hosted another intrasquad this weekend, and NC State ’25 commit Grace Sheble won all four events with a best time among them.

Sheble’s lifetime best came in the 200 breast, where she lopped 1.75 seconds off of her old best to hit a 2:13.57. She was within a second of her lifetime best in the 200 fly with a 1:57.95, while she was less than a tenth off of her 55.19 lifetime best in the 100 fly with a 55.25. Sheble was also 1:49.84 to take the 200 free.

Josephine Fuller, a Tennessee ’25 commit, won three races and took second in a fourth event. She swept the backstrokes, going 54.39 in the 100 and 1:57.82 in the 200, and also won the 50 free (24.45). In the 100 fly, she was 55.88 behind Sheble. In evening time trials, she posted a 53.93 in the 100 back along with a lifetime best 1:56.08 in the 200 back.

Rising high school junior Zoe Dixon took the 400 IM with a 4:15.84, while she was second in the 200 back (1:58.95) and third in the 200 fly (2:00.78) and 200 free (1:51.19). In the 500 free, she posted a 4:59.27, a lifetime best by 3.2 seconds and her first swim under five minutes in the event. In evening time trials, she dropped down to a 1:59.03 in the 200 fly

Aidan Duffy had a very strong weekend on the boys’ side, winning all five of his events with one best time among them. His personal best came in the 500 free, where he dropped 1.37 seconds to go 4:38.64. Meanwhile, he won both breaststrokes (58.06/2:02.49), the 200 free (1:40.97) and the 400 IM (3:56.98). In evening time trials, he went 56.90 in the 100 breast and 2:01.63 in the 200 breast.


  • Grace Sheble‘s twin sister (also an NC State ’25 commit) Caroline Sheble won the 200 IM (2:05.47) and took second behind Grace in the 200 fly (1:59.08).
  • Liam Ryan took two wins on the men’s side, going 1:51.33 in the 200 back and 1:55.71 in the 200 IM.
  • Claire Dafoe and Sanna Peterson, both 16, put on an exciting race in the 500 free, with Peterson edging out Dafoe at the touch, 4:50.81 to 4:50.85. It was a 1.57-second drop for Dafoe, who won the 1650 free with a 16:44.51. Peterson won the 100 free (52.81), dropping 1.72 seconds, while she was the 1650 runner-up (17:04.70) and the 200 free runner-up (1:49.95) hitting personal bests in both.
  • 13-year-old Amanda Barnard had major drops in several events this weekend. She took 1.2 seconds off in the 50 free (24.55), 5.4 off in the 100 back (57.67), 5.8 off in the 200 back (2:07.99), 8.4 in the 200 IM (2:06.71), 10 off in the 200 fly (2:10.34) and 17 off in the 500 free (5:00.90).

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2 years ago

These intersquad meets are a joke at NOVA ….it would be really something if they had to sit out like college athletes.

Reply to  2SwimFly
2 years ago

What does this mean? Why are the meets a joke? Those look like some great swims.

Reply to  Brian
2 years ago

Always great swims in there pool with their timers!

Reply to  2SwimFly
2 years ago

Wait you’re actually pretending like they’re fudging times?

Get a grip, mate. You must have something better to do with your life than this, right? Making up silly stories to rip down bloody youth swim clubs on the internet?

Reply to  2SwimFly
2 years ago

I’m sorry…”sit out like college athletes”?

Besides not having a clue what that means, they’re not college athletes, so the analogy is weird.

2 years ago

No updates on Dante and Luna? Such a shame!

2nd Swims
2 years ago

Check out the times from the Time Trail in the evening. Even faster than Morning.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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