SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – EAST
- Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
- Prelims: 9 am (ET)
- Finals: 5 pm (ET) – Wed. relays at 6 pm
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BOYS 200 BUTTERFLY – PRELIMS
- Meet Record: Luca Urlando – 1:40.91 (2018)
Top 8 Qualifiers:
- Thomas Heilman (CA) – 1:43.97
- Sebastien Sergile (SA) – 1:45.70
- Gibson Holmes (RAYS) – 1:45.83
- Aaron Shackell (CSC) – 1:45.87
- Carl Bloebaum (RAYS) – 1:45.99
- Henry McFadden (JW) – 1:46.61
- Tate Bacon (UN-NC) – 1:46.77
- Liam Custer (SYS) – 1:47.02
Thomas Heilman broke yet another National Age Group Record in the 200 fly, his 13th in 11 days.
Heilman crushed the 13-14 NAG with his time of 1:43.97. He crushed Michael Andrew’s record of 1:45.39, set back in 2014. Heilman’s time ranks him first heading into Saturday’s finals, ahead of Sebastien Sergile and Gibson Holmes.
|Heilman’s Splits||Andrew’s Splits|
Though Heilman began his race a little slower than Andrew, he was better able to hold on through the end, swimming a faster back-half than Andrew. He also has finals to try and lower his time even more.
Heilman has been on a tear the past couple of weeks. If breaking 13 NAGs in under two weeks isn’t a record, then it’s got to be close. Notably, he received a DFS (declared false start) in the 100 free and was disqualified, so his only chance at a NAG today came in the 200 fly, unless he leads off the 400 free relay and gets another chance at the 100.