Heitmann, Rodrigues Cap Julio de Lamare Trophy With 3 Wins Each

Julio de Lamare Trophy

  • Brazilian Junior National Championships
  • October 12th – October 15th, 2016
  • João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazi
  • Live Results

The Julio de Lamare Trophy in Brazil took place over four days from October 12th-15th in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. The meet serves as Brazil’s 2016 Junior National Championship.

There are two age categories at the meet: Junior-1 and Junior-2. Junior-1 is for those born in 1999, and Junior-2 includes those born in 1997 and 1998, making the age range at the meet between 17 and 19.

As reported earlier, the highlight from day 1 was Guilherme Costa‘s 1500 free, where he clocked a time of 15:14.04, the third fastest time in Brazilian history.

Day 2 saw four meet records fall, including both the girls 200 freestyles, along with the Junior-1 girls 100 fly and the girls 4×50 medley relay.

The final two days of competition saw plenty of fast swimming, though no more meet records were broken.

Maria Paula Heitmann of Minas, who broke the Junior-1 girls 200 free record on day 2 and was apart of the recording breaking 4×50 medley relay, continued her strong showing at the meet collecting wins in the 100 free (56.48) and 400 free (4:19.76) on days 3 and 4. She was also apart of the Minas relay teams that won gold in the 4×100 medley on day 3 and the 4×50 free on day 4, giving her a grand total of six wins.

Also impressing for the Junior-1 girls over the final two days was Clarissa Rodrigues of SESI-SP, who took home wins in the 200 IM (2:22.34) and 50 free (26.74). That gave her three individual golds for the meet, tying Heitmann, as she out-touched her counterpart on day 2 to break the meet record in the 100 fly in 1:01.30.

The main standout for the Junior-2 girls was Gabriele Roncatto of Unisanta, who followed up her 200 free meet record (2:02.40) on day 2 with wins in the 100 free (56.55) and 200 IM (2:19.81). Other impressive showings from Junior-2 girls over the final two days came from Julia Delizola Nilton of Pinheiros who won the 50 free in a quick 25.91, and her teammate Jhennifer Conceicao who took the 100 breast in 1:10.57.

On the boys side of things there were some impressive performances across the board on days 3 and 4.

Day 3 saw CR Flamengo’s Breno Correia snag the Junior-1 100 free in 50.45, while Pedro Spajari edged Felipe Ribeiro de Souza in the Junior-2 event, 49.61 to 49.76.

Other highlights included solid 200 IM performances from Caio Rodrigues Pumputis of Pinheiros (2:06.42) for Junior-1 and Andre Augusto Dos Santos of Corinthians (2:05.12) for Junior-2.

The final day saw Luis Gustavo Borges clip Correia for the win in the Junior-1 50 free 23.30 to 23.34, and Ribeiro de Souza overcome Spajari for the Junior-2 win in 23.15.

After his 200 IM win on day 3, Rodrigues Pumputis put up an impressive win in the Junior-1 100 breast (1:03.81), and the action didn’t stop there with very fast times coming out of the final two individual events of the meet: the 200 fly and 400 free.

In the 200 fly, Matheus Gonche won for the Junior-1 boys in 2:01.61, while Kaue Da Silva Carvalho won the Junior-2 category in 1:58.92. Both missed the meet records held by Brazilian Olympian and Pan American champion Leonardo de Deus.

The Junior-1 400 free went to Joao Paulo Pachedo de Andrade who slipped under four minutes in 3:59.58, while Guilherme Costa followed up his 1500 win on day 1 with a second title, touching in 3:54.50.

Several Brazilian athletes have committed to the NCAA in the upcoming year, including Heitmann (Indiana) and Ribero de Souza (Florida State).

At the end of the meet, it was Corinthians taking both the Junior-1 title and Junior-2 titles with 185 and 241 points respectively. Pinheiros was second in both.



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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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