National Age Group Records Continue to Fall at TYR Junior National Cup – Day 2


  • March 20-24, 2018
  • Lynchburg, VA (Liberty University)
  • Meet Central
  • Meet results available on Meet Mobile

Due to issues with the timing system at the ISCA meet which caused swimmers’ times to appear .39 faster than they actually were, times listed below have been adjusted to reflect USA Swimming’s decision to add .39 seconds to times swum at Wednesday prelims, Wednesday finals, Wednesday time trials, Thursday prelims, and Thursday time trials sessions. Read more about the decision here.

Night two of the 2018 TYR Junior National Cup featured finals for the 16 & under 200 medley relay, 200 IM, 100 back, 100 breast, 50 fly, and 800 free relay.

The Tac Titans women’s team of Brooke Zettel, Charlotte Hook, Claire Curzan, and Elena Dry kicked things off with a win in the 200 medley relay, going 1:41.25 (25.95/28.86/23.85/23.60 — a new 13-14 national age group record (NAG). In second was the Ohio State Swim Club in 1:42.94, and in third, the Mason Manta Rays in 1:43.54.

The Mason Manta Rays team of Carson Foster, Ian Van Gorp, Jacob McDonald, and Adam Chaney won the men’s relay in 1:28.85, a new 15-16 national age group record. Posted results list splits as 21.82/31.07/16.57/19.39, which are obviously wrong. Looking at the video below, it looks like the middle two splits were around 26.0 and 21.5. The Virginia Gators took second place in 1:33.73, and in third was the Tac Titans in 1:35.79.

The Virginia Gators’ Emma Muzzy won the first individual event of the night, going 1:58.19 (26.35/29.29/24.49/28.06) in the 200 IM. Danika Katzer of the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins was second in 1:59.31, and the Mason Manta Rays’ Hannah Foster third in 1:59.26. Ridgefield Aquatic Club’s Kieran Smith split 23.05/27.02/29.30/25.28 to win the men’s race in 1:44.08 (Michael Andrew scratched finals after going 1:43.11 in prelims). Jake Foster was second in 1:44.36, and the Gators’ Kieth Myburgh third in 1:46.32.

Muzzy made a quick turnaround, winning the women’s 100 back in 52.51 (25.71/26.80). Tide Swimming’s Callie Dickinson was second in 53.72, and Danika Katzer third in 54.57. Carson Foster was just shy of a NAG in his 100 back win, going 46.68 (22.24/24.44). The Cincinnati Marlins’ Justin Grender was second in 46.83, and the Gators’ Khalil Fonder was third in 47.76.

The Potomac Marlins’ Holly Jansen won the women’s 100 breast in 1:01.46, followed by the Ohio State Swim Club’s Janessa Matthews in 1:02.11. Hannah Foster was third in 1:02.39. In the men’s race, Michael Andrew went the #2 17-18 time of all-time, winning the race in 51.18 (23.71/27.47). Jake Foster was 2nd in 53.47, and Jason Mathews third in 54.33. Watch the race below:

The Mason Manta Rays’ Harna Minezawa won the women’s 50 fly in 24.56, followed by FAST’s Rebecca Evans in 24.72, and Greenwood Swimming’s Kasja Dymek in 24.80. The Virginia Gators’ Khalil Fonder won the men’s race in 21.35, followed by Cason Wilburn in 21.60, and Benjamin Kuriger 21.65.

The Mason Manta Rays’ women’s team of Allison Bloebaum, Kierstyn Cassidy, Cora Dupre, and Hannah Foster dominated the 200 free relay, winning in 7:18.86 (1:49.41/1:53.17/1:48.20/1:48.47). Their male teammates Jake Foster, Jacob McDonald, Adam Chaney, and Carson Foster also won their race, splitting 1:38.24/1:40.59/1:40.48/1:34.78 for a final time of 6:34.09.

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Timing system provided by: Team Race Pace

Das Swimmer

What does SC stand for? Do you coach a team here?

Curious Coach

Hearing timing system has been off at this meet. Times may not count in USA Swimming database for the first 3 sessions. Anyone at the meet confirm this?

running start to touch backstroke flags

MA is on fire. I feel like I wasted thousands of miles swimming in high school when I could have USRPT. All I got was a national tile in triathlon. So much for my Biondi dreams… If you are young, I’d look into USRPT otherwise you’ll end up a professional triathlete like me..


Hmmmmm, it’s almost like the energy systems and skills needed to swim for less than a minute are completely irrelevant to performing hours of continuous physical activity ?

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Love MA and this swim is straight bonkers but it’s time to get real…. who is more irritating on the blocks? MA, with his self-clap love fest or MP with his arrogant, year-round-club-swimmer boutta stomp a HS-season-only-swimmer in a worthless HS duel meet, triple arm flap, shake out?

And who will be the first swimmer to finally get up on the blocks and just scream “You all SUCKKKK!!!”


Everyone has their own routines. Whatever works.

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