2015 NATION’S CAPITAL INVITATIONAL
- University of Maryland Aquatic Center – College Park, MD
- Wednesday, December 9 – Sunday, December 12
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
Here is a recap of the day 4 final events with results available online.
Katie Ledecky started the last night of finals at the NCAP Invitational with an astonishing swim in the girls open 1000-yard free. She touched the pads in a new American Record time of 8:59.65, being the first woman to ever break the 9 minute barrier in this event. Her time shattered the previous American record that belonged to Katie Hoff, a time of 9:10.77, done in 2007. For the boys open event, it was a race to the finish for Matthew Hirschberger and Andrew Gemmell when they clocked in at 9:01.31 and 9:01.59 respectively.
NCAP’s Katie Mack was the only swimmer in the girls 13-14 A final to break the 2 minute barrier, finishing first in a time of 1:58.30, more than 3 seconds ahead of her teammate Phoebe Bacon (2:01.48). Sean Conway was victorious in yet another event for the meet, when he finished the boys 13-14 event in 1:52.55. In the girls open event, Allie Szekely took the victory in a time of 1:54.95 and for the boys, 1:46.92 was good for first place, posted by John Montesi.
Megan Lynch claimed another victory for the meet, winning in the gils 11-12 100-yard IM in 59.22, and National Age Group Record Holder Brett Feyerick also won another event finishing the boys 11-12 event in 55.37, almost 5 seconds ahead of the field.
Mack took her 2nd victory for the night, winning the girls 13-14 A final in a time of 49.91. For the girls open event, Ledecky came back from her impressive 1000-yard event to swim a personal best in the 100-yard free, touching in 48.28, 0.03 seconds faster than her previous time (48.31). In the boys event, it was Eric Knight who won the event in 43.86, just under a second ahead of 2nd place finisher Vince Regent (44.71).
In the boys 11-12 event, it was Tyler Sicignano who touched the pads first in 58.87, ahead of Alexander Misiaszek (1:00.21) and Andrew Tran (1:00.48).
Mack took her 3rd title for the night, winning the girls 13-14 event in 2:02.53, her teammate Conway also won another event for the night, touching the boys 13-14 A final in 1:55.75. Their teammate Anna Belousova won the girls open event in 1:58.71 and Machine Aquatics’s Hugh Anderson took the victory on the boys side in 1:47.79.
The 11-12 girls 200-yard was dominated by Lynch, winning her 2nd event of the night in 1:53.69, way ahead of 2nd place finisher Giulia Baroldi (1:58.58).
400-yard Free Relay
NCAP, the host club team won both the girls and boys 13-14 relays of the night. The girls team of Olivia Jubin, Abby Harter, Erin Quinn and Mack dominate their heat, winning in a time of 3:28.74. Their teammates Peter Makin, Daniel Wong, Leo Goldblatt and Conway also dominate their heat, touching in a time of 3:15.15.