Homovich, Haas Named Individual High Point Scorers at 2014 Junior Nationals

Madison Homovich of the North Carolina Aquatic Club and Townley Haas from Nova of Virginia have been named the individual high point scorers at the 2014 U.S. Junior National Championships in Irvine, California.

These awards are given on the basis of actual points scored in individual races by each athlete toward their team’s overall score. All legal finishers in the A and B finals received points, and scoring was the standard 16-scorer system: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.

Homovich joins a long, historic line of 14-year olds who have won this honor. That includes World Record holder Katie Ledecky in 2011 and Olympic medalist and NCAA Champion Elizabeth Beisel in 2007.

Homovich’s results:

  • 200 free (31st – 2:03.79)
  • 400 free (2nd – 4:12.30)
  • 800 free (2nd – 8:36.82)
  • 1500 free (2nd – 16:32.95)
  • 100 fly (78th – 1:02.91)
  • 200 fly (8th – 2:16.44)
  • 200 IM (23rd in prelims, scratched final – 2:20.09)
  • 400 IM (4th – 4:49.83)

Haas, meanwhile took a tight 10-point win over Michael Andrew that wasn’t decided until his 4th individual title on Sunday. Haas scored 80 points, meaning that it was four wins x 20 points each that earned all of his individual scoring.

He won the Junior National title in the 400 free last year, but was only 13th in individual scoring. This year, his versatility paid off with a new trophy for his shelf.

Haas’ results:

  • 50 free (T-37th – 23.73)
  • 100 free (1st – 50.12)
  • 200 free (1st – 1:48.75)
  • 400 free (1st – 3:52.01)
  • 800 free (1st – 8:01.82)
  • 400 free relay (Nova 14th, Haas anchored in 50.66)
  • 800 free relay (Nova 9th, Haas anchored in 1:50.02)

Below, see the top 10 rankings for both girls and boys.
Click here for all individual scorers.

Girls

1. Madison Homovich, 14, North Carolina Aquatic Club – 77
T-2. Veronica Burchill, 16, Carmel Swim Club – 61
T-2. Sierra Schmidt, 16, Unattached NBAC – 61
4. Amy Bilquist, 16, Carmel Swim Club – 60
5. Allie Szekely, 16, Central Bucks Swim Team – 55
6. Stanzi Moseley, 16, Roadrunner Aquatic – 49
7. Kim Williams, 17, Bellevue Club Swim Team – 47
8. Claire Adams, 16, Carmel Swim Club – 45
9. Savanna Faulconer, 16, Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club – 44.50
10. Sonia Wang, 17, Redlands Swim Team – 41

Boys

1. Townley Haas, 17, Nova of Virginia Aquatics – 80
2. Michael Andrew, 15, Indie Swimming – 70
3. Patrick Mulcare, 18, Tualatin Hills Swim Club – 67
4. Curtis Ogren, 18, Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics – 66
5. Maxime Rooney, 16, Pleasanton Seahawks – 64.50
6. Sam Magnan, 17, Parkland Aquatic Club – 50
7. Ian Rainey, 18, Wilton Y Wahoos Swim Club – 39.50
T-8. Grant Schenk, 18, Pacific Swim – 39
T-8. Adam Linker, 18, Marlins of Raleigh – 39
10. Brock Turner, 18, Dayton Raiders – 38

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Danjohnrob

Next year I’m looking forward to a battle between Michael Andrew and Maxime Rooney for the high-point award!

whoknows

Remember next summer has a lot of international meets. Some these individuals may make one of the teams and will not compete in US Open or Junior meets.

Danjohnrob

Thanks, I hadn’t considered that. Are you referring to the Junior World Championships? I don’t know anything about the qualification process for that. Is it the same as for Worlds except you have to be 18 or under?

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