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
Leah Hayes, 13, powered her way to a 2nd-place finish in finals of the 200 IM at the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships. Her morning swim was two seconds off of Missy Franklin’s 2009 NAG record, set at the 2009 Junior Nationals. This evening, Hayes closed that gap and is now only 0.36 away from the record.
Between her morning and evening swim, Hayes took 4.56 seconds off of her entry time of 2:17.62. Her time makes her the second fastest 13-14 200 IMer of all-time in the United States.
|Franklin (2009)||Hayes (2019 prelims)||Hayes (2019 finals)|
Hayes finished 0.32 seconds behind Justina Kozan, 15, who touched in a time of 2:12.74.
In addition to the 200 IM, the Fox Valley Park District Riptide team member also swam the 100 breast and the 400 IM. She placed 27th in the breast, finishing in a time of 1:12.22, and she finished 9th in the 400 IM clocking in at 4:46.48.