NCSA Day 4 Prelims – Live Recap

NATIONAL CLUB SWIMMING ASSOCIATION JUNIOR NATIONALS

ORLANDO, Florida – Spring championships are here. And with it, comes the NCSA Spring Championship meet held this year from March 17-21 in Orlando, Florida.

The first night in session one we saw the Nation’s Capital men and the Aquajets women dominant the field – with multiple national age group records falling. While in Wednesday’s morning session, Matt Hirshberger and Alexis Wenger both broke SCY national age group records.

Last night, Hirschberger took second in the 200 free to Grant House – who finished with a time of 1:50.79 – a new personal best.

For a full recap of last night’s finals, click here

Today’s prelims will feature the women’s 100 back, 500 free, 200 breast, and 100 fly; while the men will swim the 100 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 100 fly, and 800 free relay.


For live results, click here


Women’s 100 Back

Lucie Nordmann – the 14 year old champion from the Woodlands – finished first in the 100 back this morning by about a quarter of a second. Nordmann swam a :53.64 followed by Aquajets’ Zoe Avestruz at  :53.89. St. Croix’s Mickayla Hinkle was also under :54, swimming a :53.98 to take third.

Here’s the line-up going into finals:

A Final

  1. Nordmann | Woodlands
  2. Avestruz | Aquajets
  3. Hinkle | St. Croix
  4. Morony | Saint Andrew’s
  5. Boone | NCAP
  6. Whiteley | Mason Manta Rays
  7. Wittmer | Aquajets
  8. Lindsey | All Star

B Final

  1. Quast | Aquajets
  2. Goodwin | Saint Andrew’s
  3. Stone | New Albany
  4. Nezelek | Poseidon
  5. McGovern | Academy Bullets
  6. Curry | Poseidon
  7. Moshos | NCAP
  8. Haebig | Ozaukee

C Final

  1. Young | Grosse Point
  2. Curry | UN
  3. Cornell | Suburban Seahawks
  4. Meilus | NCAP
  5. Fanz | Poseidon
  6. Morling | St. Charles
  7. Neuman | St. Croix
  8. Seibenaller | Menomonee Falls

Men’s 100 Back

John Shebat swam out in a :22.65 to finish in a :46.88 and take first at prelims. Shebat, who swims for NCAP, was the only man under :47.00. Other top prelims swimmers include Ethan Young, Brennan Balogh, and Zachary Poti. 

Here’s the line-up for tonight’s finals:

A Final

  1. Shebat | NCAP
  2. Young | Carpet Capital
  3. Balogh | Lincoln Select
  4. Poti | Blue Dolfins
  5. Martin | Jersey Wahoos
  6. Taylor | Dynamo
  7. Farris | Metro Atlanta
  8. Schubert | Nova

B Final

  1. Baker | Alrington
  2. Cusick | Dynamo
  3. Hensley | Blue Dolfins
  4. Shannon | Chesapeake Bay Aquatics
  5. Arthur | Jersey Flyers
  6. Cuthbert | Nova
  7. Dematteo | Bernal’s Gator
  8. Silver | Marlins (NC)

C Final

  1. Bollinger | Poseidon
  2. Alexander | Flyers
  3. Walsh | Plymouth-Canton
  4. O’Brien | Nova
  5. Zofchak | Club Wolverine
  6. Madej | SwimStrong
  7. Marquardt | Mercy Healthplex
  8. Johnson | Nova

Women’s 500 Free

Page Maddenb – a 16-year-old from the City of Mobile Swim Club – took first in the 500 free, swimming just above her seed time at 4:45.29. Sydney Lofquist (Mason Manta rays) took second and Joy Field (Magnolia) took third.

Here’s the line-up for tonight’s finals:

A Final

  1. Madden | Mobile
  2. Lofquist | Mason Manta Rays
  3. Field | Magnolia
  4. Brent | Swim Florida
  5. Rongione | NCAP
  6. Drabot | Ozaukee
  7. Byrnes | NCAP
  8. Moroney | Saint Andrew’s

B Final

  1. Pfeifer | Flyers
  2. Stone | Pack Swim Team
  3. Devine | UN
  4. Tankersley | Greater Tampa
  5. Wooden | Marlins (OH)
  6. Martin | Iowa Flyers
  7. Sima | Magnolia
  8. Tierney | Nasa Wildcat

C Final

  1. Shiller | Houston Swim Club
  2. Duggan | Highlander
  3. Cole | Chattahoochee
  4. Pesetti | Posedon
  5. Stout | Rockwood
  6. Lanigan | Patriot
  7. Preski | Academy Bullets
  8. Hadd | Nova

Men’s 100 Free

Justin Ress touched Knox Auerbach out by :00.03 seconds this morning the the 100 free! Ress swam a lifetime best of :44.23 while Auerbach touched at a :44.26. Tabahn Afrik (the top seed) was right behind them, swimming a :44.34.

Here’s the line-up for tonight’s finals:

A Final

  1. Ress | Marlins (NC)
  2. Auerbach | Dynamo
  3. Afrik | Michigan Lakeshore
  4. Jones | NCAP
  5. McGlaughlin | Iowa Flyers
  6. Mount | Greater Pensacola
  7. Farris | Metro Atlanta
  8. Finnerty | Counsilman Cente

B Final

  1. Haas | Nova
  2. Dunn | Jersey Flyers
  3. Line | NCAP
  4. Murphy | Machine
  5. Syssoev | Bernal’s Gator
  6. Heck | Saint Andrew’s
  7. Pastel | UNA SCAT
  8. Harting | Huntsville

C Final

  1. McQuet | New Trier
  2. Scott | Iowa Flyers
  3. Garcia | Ad Astra
  4. Myhre | St. Charles
  5. Baker | Arlington
  6. Boboff | Una Nba
  7. Schultz | Nova
  8. Arthur | Jersey Flyers

Women’s 200 Breast

In the women’s 2-breast, Riley Scott took first by nearly two seconds, finishing first at a 2:11.89. Scott is a 17-year-old who swims for the Marin Pirates.

Here’s the line-up for tonight’s finals:

A Final

  1. Scott | Marin Pirates
  2. Aroesty | LI Aquatics
  3. Barksdale | UN
  4. Vonderhaar | Northern KY
  5. McCauley | Marlins (NC)
  6. Anderson | Aquajets
  7. Hill | Chattahoochee
  8. Pales | Lincoln Select

B Final

  1. Wenger | Grosse Pointe
  2. Drabot | Ozaukee
  3. Munson | Shorewood
  4. Bradford-Feldman | Saint Andrew’s
  5. Purnell | NCAP
  6. Cummings | Condors
  7. Preiss | Aquajets
  8. Kowal | Jersey Wahoos

C Final

  1. Yegher | Rockville
  2. Hunt | Woodlands
  3. Preski | Academy Bullets
  4. Dolan | Machine
  5. Morris | Marin Pirates
  6. Jones | St. Charles
  7. Vanovermeiren | Academy Bullets
  8. Douglass | Westchester Aquatics

Men’s 200 Breast

Andrew Seliskar beat out teammate Carsten Vissering by three seconds, finishing 1:53.35 to 1:56.35!

Here’s the line-up for tonight’s finals:

A Final

  1. Seliskar | NCAP
  2. Vissering | NCAP
  3. Browne | Excel
  4. Palazzo | Hudson
  5. Chang | Barracuda
  6. Pastorek | Georgia Coastal
  7. Cope | Dayton Raiders
  8. Montage | Grosse Point

B Final

  1. Rowe | NCAP
  2. Albracht | KC Swim
  3. Lau | Minnetonka
  4. Shek | Jersey Wahoos
  5. Cassell | LI Express
  6. Swanson | Nova
  7. Zucker | NCAP, Hodge | Mason Manta Rays (tie)

C Final

  1. Fong | Wahoos
  2. Olszewski | Nasa Wildcat
  3. Cox | Dynamo
  4. Dixon | Nova
  5. Comforti | Brentwood Seawolves
  6. Salerno | Maverick
  7. Brown | LI Aquatics
  8. O’Brien | Fox Valley

Women’s 100 Fly

Lauren Case – the top seed for this event with a :52.81 – placed third in prelims, swimming a :53.54. First place went to Caroline McTaggart who dropped a second and a half off her seed time to duck under :53.00, and Cassidy Bayer snuck into second just behind her.

Here’s the line-up for tonight’s finals:

A Final

  1. McTaggart | All Star
  2. Bayer | NCAP
  3. Case | Chattahoochee
  4. Jordan | NCAP
  5. Hinkle | St. Croix
  6. Rogers | NCAP
  7. Avestruz | Aquajets
  8. McNamara | Westmont

B Final

  1. Moshos | NCAP
  2. Nordmann | Woodlands, Li | Bernal’s Gator (tie)
  3. Preiss | Aquajets
  4. Martin | Iowa Flyers
  5. Wall | New Trier
  6. Sheffield | Burkwood
  7. Cummings | Condors

C Final

  1. Branton | NCAP
  2. Cullen | Suburban Seahawks
  3. Bailey | Dynamo
  4. Cimino | Huntsville
  5. High | Marlins (NC)
  6. Grobe | Aquajets
  7. Stone | New Albany
  8. Hamilton | Highlander

Men’s 100 Fly

Seliskar swam just above his seed time – coming in at :46.60 – and was the only man to break :48.00. Fred Shubert and Ian Finnerty finished second and third with times of :48.04 and :48.16, respectively.

Here’s the line-up for tonight’s finals:

A Final

  1. Seliskar | NCAP
  2. Schubert | Nova
  3. Finnerty | Councilman Cente
  4. Martin | Jersey Wahoos
  5. McQuet | New Trier
  6. Harting | Huntsville
  7. Burkett | Jersey Wahoos
  8. Cusick | Dynamo

B Final

  1. Deloache | Dynamo
  2. Lewis | Machine
  3. Montgomery | UCD
  4. Brooks | Kissimemee
  5. Cox | Dynamo
  6. Jones | NCAP
  7. Fong | Jersey Wahoos
  8. Balogh | Lincoln Select

C Final

  1. Farris | Metro Atlanta, Pomajevich | NCAP (tie)
  2. Poti | Blue Dolfins
  3. Dematteo | Bernal’s Gator
  4. Hensley | Blue Dolfins
  5. Dixon | Nova
  6. Marsh | Badger Aquatics
  7. Alexander | Flyers

Men’s 800 Free Relay

NCAP dropped almost a full second off of their relay – with Andrew Seliskar leading off at a 1:34.94!

Here’s the final results for the relay:

  1. NCAP
  2. Dayton Raiders
  3. NCAP (B)
  4. Nova
  5. Marlins (NC)
  6. Machine
  7. Northern KY
  8. Mason Manta Rays
  9. Academy Bullets
  10. South Eastern Virginia
  11. Marlins (OH)
  12. Iowa Flyers
  13. Nova (B)
  14. Dynamo
  15. Birmingham-Bloom
  16. Rockville
  17. Baylor
  18. Flyers
  19. Motor City Aquatics
  20. City of Mobile
  21. Berkeley Barracudas
  22. Poseidon
  23. St. Charles
  24. Bernal’s Gator

SwimSwam’s got you covered for all things NCSA! Check back here at 6pm EST for a live recap of tonight’s finals

 

 

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bobo gigi

It looks like there’s no much love for that meet this year.
No many comments here.
I know there are NCAAs at the same time but there’s no coincidence.
I think most of swim fans dislike that SCY/LCM format. Me the first.
It’s too bad because there are plenty of great young talents at this meet.

Bring It On

I agree with BOBO. I am always checking back to see what is on everyone’s mind. Let’s get the conversation going! (sorry, I have nothing yet to add) 🙂

Flyin'

Idk, there hasn’t really been much incredible except Hirscheberger…who was beyond amazing

TheTroubleWithX

I’m not sure it’s as much about the format as it the lack of “pop” compared to previous years. On the men’s side, Seliskar is throwing down great times, and you’ve had a couple other great swims (NAG in the 200 free, etc.), but Haas has been sick, Michael Andrew isn’t here this year, and a few other guys who people might’ve expected to make some big drops haven’t. And either because guys are going after records in prelims, or because they’re not “in training” for long course, or just because that’s the way things go sometimes, the long course times haven’t been spectacular, at the top level. I’m sure if Seliskar had busted out the top time in the… Read more »

Danjohnrob

I know I’m in the minority, but I LOVE this format! This way you can compare how the swimmers perform in both formats and they can get a time in both formats when they are at the same place in their training. I’ll bet it gives the coaches and athletes lots of info about their strengths and weaknesses and where they need to focus their energy moving forward to reach their goals. It also makes both swims important rather than the prelim swim being simply a means to qualify for finals. For example, I had no idea Vissering would be able to beat Seliskar in the LCM breast but not in SCY; I’m very curious to see how much closer… Read more »

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