Ilya Kharun Now 6th Fastest 200 Butterflier in 15-16 Age Group

by Emma Edmund 0

December 11th, 2021 News

2021 SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WEST

BOYS 200 BUTTERFLY – PRELIMS

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Ilya Kharun (SAND) – 1:44.03
  2. David Schmitt (EVO) – 1:44.81
  3. Holden Smith (UN-CA) – 1:45.61
  4. Conor MCKenna (LAC) – 1:45.88
  5. Cooper Lucas (LAC) – 1:45.92
  6. Hayden Ghufran (DART) – 1:46.88
  7. Jacob Pishko (LAC) – 1:47.18
  8. Max Cahill (ROSE) – 1:47.73

Ilya Kharun of the Sandpipers is No. 1 heading into Saturday’s finals with a 1:44.03 200 fly. That time makes him the sixth-fastest 15-16 swimmer in the event, ever.

Kharun’s Splits
23.33
26.77
26.80
27.13

Kharun, 16, sits exactly one second behind the fifth-fastest swimmer, Landon Gentry, who swam a 1:43.03 in 2020. The top spot is held by Luca Urlando, who swam a 1:40.91 in 2018, which also happens to be the meet record. All of the top ten 15-16 swimmers were 16 years old when they swam their times.

Top 10 15-16 200 Butterfliers of All Time:

  1. Luca Urlando, DART Swimming, 2018: 1:40.91
  2. Aiden Hayes, Sooner Swim Club, 2019: 1:41.34
  3. Michael Phelps, North Baltimore Aquatic Club, 2002: 1:42.10
  4. Brendan Burns, Upper Main Line YMCA, 2017: 1:42.94
  5. Landon Gentry, Nation’s Capital Swim Club, 2020: 1:43.03
  6. Ilya Kharun, Sandpipers of Nevada, 2021: 1:44.03
  7. Alex Valente, Santa Barbara Swim Club, 2014: 1:44.10
  8. Camden Murphy, Kingfish Aquatic Club of Waterford, 2015: 1:44.31
  9. Jean-pierre Khouzam, Dayton Raiders, 2018: 1:44.41
  10. Noah Bowers, Virginia Gators, 2018: 1:44.94

Previously, Kharun was ranked as the 25th best in the event. He’ll lead going into finals, followed by David Schmitt and Holden Smith. Schmitt is almost a second behind Kharun.

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