2018 SPEEDO JUNIOR NATIONALS
- Tuesday, July 31 – Saturday, August 4, 2018
- William Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine, CA
- Prelims 9 AM / Finals 6 PM (U.S. Pacific Time)
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15-year-old Joshua Matheny had a statement swim during the first session of the 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals in Irvine, dropping close to two seconds in his 100 breast for a time of 1:01.98. That swim put him 5th all-time in the boys’ 15-16 age group, and tonight he dropped the time even further to move to #3.
Out slightly faster than the morning, the Pittsburgh Elite product really made his improvement on the back half, splitting 32.19 on the 2nd 50 in the final to touch in 1:01.06. He leapfrogs the likes of Chandler Bray and Carsten Vissering, and now sits 3rd behind only Michael Andrew (1:00.68) and Reece Whitley (1:00.95).
Matheny Split Comparison, Prelims To Finals
Matheny’s only other entry at the meet is the 200 breast, where he comes in with a lifetime best of 2:17.73 from last summer. That swim was done at the 2017 Futures Championships, the same meet where he went his previous 100 PB of 1:03.80, so we could potentially see a big drop there as well. He’s actually seeded higher there (8th) than he was coming into the 100 (9th).
Fastest US Boys 15-16
Note: USA Swimming officially lists Noah Emerson as the 3rd fastest swimmer all-time in the 15-16 age group at 1:00.99. However, we have confirmed that this time is illegitimate.