2019 USA SWIMMING SPEEDO JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, August 6 – Saturday, August 10, 2019
- Stanford Avery Aquatic Center, Palo Alto, CA
- Prelims 9 AM / Finals 5 PM (U.S. Pacific Time)
- LCM format
- Psych sheet
- Live stream (all sessions)
- Start Lists & Live Results
Fox Valley Park District Riptide’s Leah Hayes took the top seed of the morning heats in the women’s 200 IM at the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships. Hayes’ new time of 2:14.81 is an improvement of nearly three seconds from her entry time of 2:17.62.
As a 13 year-old, Hayes is now ranked as the second fastest 200 IMer of all time in the 13-14 age group among Americans, placed only below Missy Franklin’s 2009 NAG of 2:12.73. The next closest swim is Claire Tuggle’s time of 2:15.02, swum in 2018.
Franklin’s 11-12 National Age Group Record in the 200 IM was broken earlier this week.
Here is a breakdown of Franklin’s NAG record splits and Hayes’ prelims swim.
|Franklin (2009)||Hayes (2019)|
Although back is her fourth-best stroke, her split in the IM would have been the fifth fastest split in the A final of the 200 IM at US Nationals last week.
Hayes will have a second chance to swim the event tonight. Finals begin at 5:00 PM at the Stanford Avery Aquatic Center.