Isabel Ivey, Jake Foster Win High Point Honors at Juniors East

2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East

18-year-old Isabel Ivey from Lake Swim in Florida won the girls’ high point award and 18-year-old Jake Foster from Mason Manta Rays in Ohio won the boys’ trophy at the 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East in Greensboro, North Carolina over the weekend.

Ivey earned the girls’ high point title with 90 points and without winning a single gold medal. She swam 6 individual events and was a member of 3 relay squads (although relay results don’t count toward high point awards). Ivey was an A-finalist in all six events; her highest finishes were a silver medal in the 100 free and a pair of bronzes in the 100 back and 200 IM. She took 4th in the 100 fly and 5th in the 50 free. Ironically, her lowest finish (7th) came in the event in which she is the meet record-holder: the 200 free. Ivey finished the meet with new lifetime bests in the 50 free, 50 back, and 100 fly.

Isabel Ivey’s 2018 Speedo Juniors-East Results (in order of swims):

  • 200 free relay, 16th place – 24.29 leadoff split*
  • 200 IM, 3rd place – 1:56.13
  • 50 free, 5th place – 22.27
  • 400 medley relay, 26th place – 52.83 leadoff backstroke split*
  • 100 fly, 4th place – 52.11
  • 200 free, 7th place – 1:47.98
  • 100 back, 3rd place – 52.19
  • 200 free relay, 17th place – 23.03 split (2nd leg)*
  • 100 free, 2nd place – 48.32

* Relay results don’t impact high point awards

17-year-old Kelly Pash of Carmel Swim Club finished second in the girls’ standings with 73 .5 points, a half-point ahead of Nashville Aquatic Club’s Alex Walsh, 17, and 2.5 points ahead of Walsh’s sister Gretchen Walsh, 15, and 14-year-old Charlotte Hook of TAC Titans who both scored 71 points. Another 14-year-old from TAC Titans, Claire Curzan, was right behind them with 70 points for 6th place. Also scoring in the top-10 were Kate Douglass of Chelsea Piers, Nashville’s Ella Nelson, and Floridians Mary Smutny from South Florida Aquatic Club and Talia Bates from Gator Swim Club.

Photo courtesy Ken Heis

Jake Foster led a 1-2-3 Mason Manta Rays sweep of the top three spots in the boys’ meet, although with 80 points to his name, Foster was all alone at the top. He finished with 11 more points than 16-year-old Adam Chaney and 20 more than his brother, 17-year-old Carson Foster.

The older Foster brother swam 5 individual events. He placed second in the 100/200 breast and the 200/400 IM and took 7th in the 200 fly. The 100 breast, 200 fly, and 400 IM times were all lifetime bests. Foster also contributed to four winning and one runner-up relay during the four-day meet.

Jake Foster’s 2018 Speedo Juniors-East Results (in order of swims):

  • 200 medley relay, 1st place – 23.79 breaststroke split*
  • 800 free relay, 1st place – 1:35.50 split (2nd leg)*
  • 200 IM, 2nd place – 1:44.57
  • 400 medley relay, 1st place – 52.96 breaststroke split*
  • 400 IM, 2nd place – 3:43.64
  • 100 breast, 2nd place – 53.20
  • 200 free relay, 1st place – 20.00 split (3rd leg)*
  • 200 breast, 2nd place – 1:56.01
  • 200 fly, 7th place – 1:47.36
  • 400 free relay, 2nd place – 44.61 split (2nd leg)*

* Relay results don’t impact high point awards

In addition to the Manta Rays, Ohio was represented on the top-10 list by Dayton Raiders’ Owen Conley. Dynamo’s Ian Grum and SwimAtlanta’s Jake Magahey came from Georgia, while Preston Forst of Enfinity Aquatic Club, John Walker from SwimMAC, and Noah Henderson from Star Aquatics represented the home state of North Carolina. Jack Alexy, one of only two 15-year-olds to score points in the boys’ meet, is from Somerset Hills YMCA in New Jersey.

No club had both a male and a female swimmer finish in their respective top-10.

Top-10 High Point Awards

Girls:

  1. Isabel Ivey, 18, Laker Swim – 90 points
  2. Kelly Pash, 17, Carmel Swim Club – 73 .5 points
  3. Alex Walsh, 17, Nashville Aquatic Club – 73 points
  4. Gretchen Walsh, 15, Nashville Aquatic Club / Charlotte Hook, 14, TAC Titans – 71 points
  5. Claire Curzan, 14, TAC Titans – 70 points
  6. Kate Douglass, 17, Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club-CT – 67 points
  7. Ella Nelson, 17, Nashville Aquatic Club – 55 points
  8. Mary Smutny, 18, South Florida Aquatic Club – 53 points
  9. Talia Bates, 17, Gator Swim Club – 51 points

Boys:

  1. Jake Foster, 18, Mason Manta Rays – 80 points
  2. Adam Chaney, 16, Mason Manta Rays – 69 points
  3. Carson Foster, 17, Mason Manta Rays – 60 points
  4. Ian Grum, 17, Dynamo Swim Club – 58.5 points
  5. Jake Magahey, 16, SwimAtlanta – 55 points
  6. Preston Forst, 17, Enfinity Aquatic Club / John Walker, 17, SwimMAC Carolina – 51 points
  7. Jack Alexy, 15, Somerset Hills YMCA – 50 points
  8. Noah Henderson, 17, Star Aquatics – 46 points
  9. Owen Conley, 17, Dayton Raiders – 44 points

 

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