NCSA 2014 Junior National Championships: Nation’s Capital Pulls Ahead

  9 Gisselle Kohoyda | August 06th, 2014 | Club

With the fourth session of the 2014 NCSA Long Course Junior National Championships wrapped up, the team scores make it pretty clear that the Nation’s Capital girls’ team has a pretty good handle on things with a national record and two first place finishes. The combined scores stand as the following: Nation’s Capital (764), Academy Bullets (547), Lakeside (522), and Northern KY Clippers (291). The girl’s scores stand as the following: Nation’s Capital (498), Academy Bullets (337), Lakeside (286), and Poseidon Swimming (196). The boy’s scores stand as the following: Nation’s Capital (266), Lakeside (236), Nova of Virginia (236), and Academy Bullets (210).
Nation’s Capital had three separate first place finishes and two national records with Emily Meilus in the 200 back with a prelims time of 2:14.83 and a finals time of 2:13.84, Samuel Pomajevich in the 200 fly with a prelims time of 2:02.81 and a finals time of 2:00.23. The girls’ 800 free relay of Robyn Dryer (2:04.78), Hannah Baker (2:04.02), Andi Mack (2:08.41), and Emily Meilus (2:06.32) took the win with a final finish of 8:23.53
Other national records went to Abby Jagdfeld of Waukesha Express Swim Team in the 100 free with a prelims time of 56.02 and a finals of time 55.98. Sydney Sell of Lakeside took first and the record in the 200 back with a prelims time of 2:17.12 and an amazing prelims to finals drop with a 2:13.23. Taylor Pike of Razorback Aquatic Club also had a phenomenal drop from prelims to finals in the 200 fly with a 2:16.24 to 2:13.77 in the two swims.
Shea Hoyt of St. Charles Swim Team won the girl’s 100 breast with a prelims time of 1:12.56 and a finals time of 1:11.67.
Bowen Anderson of Michiana Stars Swimming won the 400 free with a 3:58.12 and a finals time of 4:00.42.

Nicholas Alexander of Flyers Aquatics Swim Team won the 200 back with a 2:03.95 and a finals time of 2:02.8.

Session 5, continues tomorrow at the IUPUI Natatorium for Day 3 of the 2014 NCSA Junior National Championships.


  1. CraigH says:

    I’m confused. Maybe I’m a bit late to the party, but how is this meet different than the one that happened in Irvine last week? Why would a team scholar to send its swimmers here rather than to that?

    • BTH says:

      Slower QTs, A-D final heats, central location. It’s a much more viable team travel option for a lot of east coast teams.

  2. PVK says:

    Sam Pomajevich is coming off his freshman year of high school!! And already at a 2:00.2 in the 2 fly! Would have been 2nd all time for 13-14’s if he wasn’t 15.

  3. bobo gigi says:

    Pretty good qualify of times for a meet like that, one week after the official US junior nationals.

    PVK was right to mention 15-year-old Samuel Pomajevich.
    His 200 fly PB was 2.07.15 before the meet!
    He won in 2.00.23! 😯
    Too bad he wasn’t 14. 😉
    Impressive performance!

    Good result for Emily Meilus in the 200 back in 2.13.
    I was surprised to not see her last week against the best US juniors in Irvine.

    I remark the NCAP swimmers improve their times a lot at this meet.
    Much more than at US nationals, at least for day 1.
    Andrew Gemmell has broken his PB in the 1500 free but Hirschberger, Rongione, Byrne, Hu, Seliskar or Bayer didn’t swim best times yesterday.
    I don’t talk about Ledecky. She’s just in Irvine to qualify and a best time would have been a world record.
    It will be interesting to see how things go for NCAP swimmers in the days to come.

  4. PVK says:

    MARKB- no need for the obnoxious commentary, thank you very much. I said that as sort of a comparison to the Phelps 13-14 record.

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Midland, Michigan native Gisselle Kohoyda is all too familiar with life in the pool and on the deck, even with her late start in the sport at the age of 14. This part time coach and full time breaststroker focuses her driven energy towards social media management, journalism, writing practices, …

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