2016 PV LC SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Dates: July 14th – July 17th
- Location: College Park, MD
- Live results (also available on Meet Mobile)
At the Potomac Valley Long Course Senior Championships, which run throughout the weekend in concurrence with the PV LC Junior Champs, University of Texas sophomore John Shebat dropped an impressive 2:00.86 to win the 200 IM.
Splits: 25.92 – 56.48 (30.56) – 1:31.41 (34.93) – 2:00.86 (29.45)
Shebat, who trains club with NCAP, was recruited to Texas primarily for his backstroke prowess. Nonetheless, his 200 IM has progressed remarkably over the last year or so. He came in to Eddie Reese’s esteemed program with a strong 1:46.07 in yards, but brought it down to a 1:44.13 at the Big 12 Championships after just one season with the Longhorns.
He first qualified for the Olympic Trials in this event at the 2015 Summer Nationals with a 2:02.49, then swam a 2:02.09 for a best time to finish 20th overall in the 200 IM event in Omaha two weeks ago. Shebat would have sailed through to semifinals with a 2:00.86 had he put that up in Omaha, though it took a sub-2:00 to make it to the final. In the 100 back at Trials, Shebat finaled and ended up 6th overall.
OTHER NOTABLE SWIMS:
- NCAP‘s Cassidy Bayer, who nearly made the Olympic team in the 200 butterfly a couple weeks ago, took the women’s 200 IM in 2:16.78.
- UVA-bound Morgan Hill of NCAP swam a 56.65 to win the women’s 100 free, finishing within six tenths of her lifetime best of 56.08.
- 15-year-old Claire Nguyen of NCAP dropped a whopping 12 seconds to win the women’s 800 free, swimming a time of 9:00.80.
- Recent Virginia Tech commit Lane Stone swam a lifetime best 15:38.84 to win the men’s 1500 free. The NCAP distance specialist dropped exactly two seconds from his PB, and beat the time he went at Trials by almost ten seconds.