Murdock Rattles Another Trials Cuts On Day 3 Prelims of NCSAs


  • Tuesday, August 6 – Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN
  • LCM format
  • Prelims 8:30 AM / Finals 5:30 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheets
  • Live results available on Meet Mobile under “2019 NCSA Summer Swimming Championships”

16-year-old Justine Murdock is in line for a 100/200 back sweep at NCSAs, and is a hair off an Olympic Trials cut in the 100 after this morning’s prelims.

Murdock hit a new Trials cut in the 200 back, winning that race back on night 1. She went 1:02.80 this morning, taking three tenths off her lifetime-best and going sub-1:03 for the first time in her career. The Atlantis swimmer is a mere .11 off the Trials cut heading into tonight, and is the top qualifier by six tenths of a second.

16-year-old TNT swimmer Letitia Sim is only about five tenths of a second off the NCSA meet record in the girls 50 breast. Sim was 32.19 this morning, with the record sitting at 31.62 from 2015. Sim has a chance to become just the 18th American to break 32 so far this year.

The boys record could also go down tonight. Brett Champlin went 28.73 this morning, and Kyle Adams was 28.80. The meet record stands at 28.18 from back in 2013.

Other top qualifiers:

  • Sanpipers’ Paige Kuwata is the top qualifier in the girls 400 IM. Kuwata went 4:55.41, not far off her seed time. Kuwata currently ranks just inside the top 100 all-time for the 13-14 age group.
  • Swim Steamline at Northampton 16-year-old Matthew Tannenberger went 1:52.98 to lead the boys 200 free. He’s got Santa Clara’s Max Saunders just .07 behind him heading into tonight, though.
  • Katy Aquatic Club’s Seung Joon Ahn hit the fastest 200 fly time of the morning in 2:02.99. That’s still a ways off his lifetime-best of 2:01.36 – if he coul dhit that tonight, he’d be within tenths of an Olympic Trials cut.

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