NCSA Finals Day 2 – Live Recap – Hirschberger Looks to Break More NAG Records

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.

Last 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 this morning’s session, Matt Hirshberger and Alexis Wenger both broke SCY national age group records. In the session tonight, however, the pool is switched over to long course which means one thing: a shot at a whole new set of records.

For a recap of this morning’s prelims, click here

Tonight’s finals will feature the women’s 200 back, 100 free, 100 breast, and 200 fly, while the men will swim the 200 back, 500 free, 100 breast, and 200 fly.

Check down below for a live recap of each event


For live results, click here!


Women’s 200 Back Final

Lucie Nordmann – the 14 year old surprise first place prelims finisher – did it again! She took home the gold in the 200 LCM backstroke with a time of 2:12.20. After Nordmann came Carrie Boone and Alice Treuth, with times of 2:13.73 and 2:14.11, respectively.

Here are the results for the finals:

Name | Team | Points

A Final

  1. Nordmann | Woodlands | 30
  2. Boone | NCAP | 28
  3. Treuth | Coastal | 27
  4. Tankersley | Greater Tampa | 26
  5. Meilus | NCAP | 25
  6. Skinner | Nothern KY | 24
  7. Hinkle | St. Croix | 23
  8. Moshos | NCAP | 22

B Final

  1. Sumner | Suburban Seahawks | 20
  2. Lindsey |All Star | 17
  3. Morling | St. Charles | 16
  4. Curry | Poseidon | 15
  5. Stone | New Albandy | 14
  6. Curry | UN Dart | 13
  7. Quast | Aquajets | 12
  8. Avestruz | Aquajets | 11

C Final

  1.  Byrnes | NCAP | 9
  2. Smith | Northern KY | 7
  3. Meeker | Nova (VA) | 6
  4. Pesetti | Poseidon | 5
  5. Evensen | Aquajets | 4
  6. Haebig | Ozaukee | 3
  7. Thompson | Empire | 2
  8. Hadley | BGC | 1

Men’s 200 Back Final

With Michael Taylor being the only one having previously gone sub-2:00 in the LCM 200 backstroke, many swimmers look to join him. Taylor, although he won the event, swam just over his best time with a 2:00.14 to win. Both Justin Ress and Brennan Balogh are also under 2:01, swimming times of 2:00.53 and 2:00.78, respectively. In total, the top five backstrokers made the 2016 Olympic Trials cuts.

Here are the results for the finals:

Name | Team | Points

A Final:

  1. Taylor | Dynamo | 30
  2. Ress | Marlins (NC) | 28
  3. Balogh | Lincoln Select | 27
  4. O’Brien | Nova (VA) | 26
  5. Poti | Blue Dolfins | 25
  6. Alexander | Flyers | 24
  7. Schubert | Nova (VA) | 23
  8. Baker | Arlington | 22

B Final:

  1. Davis | Greenville | 20
  2. Lebed | Unattached (MA) | 17
  3. Marquardt | Mercy Healthplex | 16
  4. Martin | Jersey Wahoos | 15
  5. Kawaguchi | Marlins (NC) | 14
  6. Cuthbert | Nova (VA) | 13
  7. Schultz | Nova (VA) | 12
  8. Farris | Metro Atlanta | 11

C Final:

  1. Zofchak | Club Wolverine | 9
  2. Thames | Metro Atlanta | 7
  3. Saulnier | Iowa Flyers | 6
  4. McGlaughlin | Iowa Flyers | 5
  5. Goddard | NCAP | 4
  6. Levreault-Lopez | Chattahoochee | 3
  7. Klatt | Academy Bullets | 2
  8. Cusick | Dynamo | 1

Women’s 100 Free Final

With four women under the Olympic Trials qualifying cut, the A final was a fierce race. Stanzi Moseley (Roadrunner) took home the gold in the LCM 100 free with a time of :55.19.

Here are the results for the finals:

Name | Team | Points

A Final:

  1. Moseley | Roadrunner
  2. McTaggart | All Star
  3. Drabot | Ozaukee
  4. Moroney | Saint Andrew’s
  5. Avestruz |Aquajets
  6. Bayer | NCAP
  7. Hill | Machine
  8. Madden | City of Mobile

B Final:

  1. Cole | Chattahoochee
  2. Case | Chattahoochee
  3. Volpenhein | Mason Manta Rays
  4. Schorr | Southwest Stars
  5. Wittmer | Aquajets
  6. Pesetti | Poseidon
  7. Skinner | Northern KY
  8. Nordmann | Woodlands

C Final

  1. Wooden | Marlins (OH)
  2. Pfeifer | Flyers
  3. Filipek | Academy Bullets
  4. Tankersley | Greater Tampa
  5. Treble | Long Island Aquatics
  6. Dolan | Machine
  7. Quast | Aquajets
  8. Stone | New Albany

Men’s 400 Free Final

With a lifetime best of 3:56, Hirshberger had nearly six seconds to drop in order to break the NAGR for the 400 meter freestyle. Hirshberger, however, dropped four seconds off his best and swam a 3:52.94! Brendan Meyer – who swam in the D final – put up a 3:57 and earned himself the bronze medal in the 4-free. Meyer swam faster than almost all of the swimmers in the A, B, and C finals.

Here are the results for the finals:

Name | Team | Points

A Final:

  1. Hirshberger | NCAP
  2. Murphy | Machine
  3. McDonald | Marlins (OH)
  4. Springer | NCAP
  5. Murphy | Woodlands
  6. Novak | Rockville
  7. Lin | NCAP
  8. Milinovich | Academy Bullets

B Final:

  1. Hrabchak | Bernal’s Gator
  2. Cortright | Nova
  3. Higgins | Dayton Raiders
  4. McQuet | New Trier
  5. Ress | Marlins (NC)
  6. Larson | Edina
  7. Planchinski | Ozaukee
  8. Fabian | NCAP

C Final:

  1. Freeman | Baylor
  2. Swanson | Nova
  3. Maczka | Richards
  4. Noletto | Mobile
  5. Steele | Birmingham
  6. Pawlowicz | NCAP
  7. Van Krimpen | NCAP
  8. Brown | LI Aquatics

Women’s 100 Breast Final

Similarly to Hirshberger, Alexis Wenger broke the NAG record for the 100 breast this morning, yet couldn’t quite bring it back for the finals sessions. Wenger came in third place overall, falling short by just :00.13 seconds to first place.

still waiting on results!


Men’s 100 Breast Final

Carsten Vissering – second seed and teammate to first seeded Andrew Seliskar – took home the gold in the 100 meter breast with a time of 1:01.00. Vissering, along with Seliskar and two others from the finals qualified for Olympic Trials.

Here are the results for the finals:

Name | Team | Points

A Final:

  1. Vissering | NCAP
  2. Seliskar | NCAP
  3. Finnerty | Councilman’s Cente
  4. Palazzo | Hudson Explorer
  5. Pastorek | Georgia Coastal
  6. Salerno | Maverick
  7. Gorski | Arlington
  8. Cope | Dayton Raiders

B Final

  1. O’Brien | Fox Valley
  2. Cassell | Long Island Express
  3. Chang | Barracuda
  4. Rowe | NCAP
  5. Kieser | Mercy Healthplex
  6. Shek | Jersey Wahoos
  7. Cox | Dynamo
  8. Russell | Birmingham-Bloom

C Final

  1. Montague | Grosse Pointe
  2. Swanson | Nova
  3. Brown | Long Island Aquatics
  4. Albracht | KC Swim
  5. Hicks | Rocky Mountain
  6. Shi | NCAP
  7. Fong | Jersey Wahoos
  8. Pettinichi | NCAP

Women’s 200 Fly Final

Cassidy Bayer – the 15 year old who swam a 1:55 this morning – qualified for Olympic Trials tonight while taking home the gold. Not too bad of a night for NCAP, eh?

Here are the results for the finals:

Name | Team | Points

A Final:

  1. Bayer | NCAP
  2. Martin | Iowa Flyers
  3. Case | Chattahoochee
  4. Lowe | Highlander
  5. Halmy | Woodlands
  6. Jordan | NCAP
  7. Delgado | Marlins (OH)
  8. Lofquist | Mason Manta Rays

B Final

  1. Walker | Columbia
  2. Bailey | Dynamo
  3. Sheffield | Burkwood
  4. McTaggart | All Star
  5. Thompson | Empire
  6. Rogers | NCAP
  7. Branton | NCAP
  8. Curry | UN

C Final

  1. Avdic | Nasa Wildcat
  2. Goldblatt | NCAP
  3. Cummings | Condors
  4. Bellina | Pearland
  5. Rentz | Academy Bullets
  6. Kaplan | LI Aquatics
  7. Walsh | H2okie
  8. Shaffer | Dayton Raiders

Men’s 200 Fly Final

Seliskar coming close to Phelps’ NAG record! The only man under 2:00, Andrew Sliskar finished at an unrivaled 1:56.24. Zach Harting and Fred Schubert take second and third places, respectively.

Here are the results for the finals:

Name | Team | Points

A Final:

  1. Seliskar | NCAP
  2. Harting | Huntsville
  3. Schubert | Nova
  4. Leveault-Lopez | Chattahoochee
  5. Fong | Jersey Wahoos
  6. Balogh | Lincoln Select
  7. Schultz | Nova
  8. Milinovich | Academy Bullets

B Final:

  1. Meyer | Northern KY
  2. Lewis | Machine
  3. Dixon | Nova
  4. Burkett | Jersey Wahoos
  5. Lebed | Unattached (MA)
  6. Cox | Dynamo
  7. McQuet | New Trier
  8. Deloache | Dynamo

C Final:

  1. Pomajevich | NCAP
  2. Jones | Aggie
  3. Dillmann | Maverick
  4. Gomez | Nova
  5. Cobb | Marlins (NC)
  6. Murphy | Machine
  7. Pruvis | BGC
  8. Newman | Northern KY

SwimSwam’s got you covered for all things NCSA! Check back here tomorrow at 8:30am EST for a live recap of prelims.

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TheTroubleWithX

Looks like those times put Vissering and Seliskar as #2 and #4 all-time in the 17-18 age group. Codes #1 and Fink #3. And summer still to come…

TheTroubleWithX

Referring to 100 breast. Seliskar’s time was 1:01.19

rmscswammer

How did NCAP get so good? When I left the DC area in 2006 RMSC and NCAP were pretty much on par. Now NCAP is the best club in the nation. They have phenomenal depth and talent year after year. Amazingly they are producing national level talent at multiple training sites.

This era of NCAP will certainly go down in history as one of the legendary runs in club swimming.

Kudos to them!

Thomas the Train

Two Words: Katie Ledecky. When she won her first Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympics and snatched off her USA cap to reveal her Curl-Burke (the previous name of the NCAP swim club) cap, that’s where it started. Kids (and their parents) saw that this area swim club produced an Olympic Gold Medalist, who trains in the Rockville, MD area and goes to high school in Bethesda; and they started saying: If Curl-Burke can do this to a neighborhood swimmer, they can make my little Johnny or Little Susie an Olympian too!!!” The other side of it is that those kids and coaches who were already at CB/NCAP saw up close an personal how an Olympian trains and how an… Read more »

Ervin

I think Ledecky has alot to do with it now, but NCAP started to pop off right before/around the time Ledecky got big. Ironically, right around the time when the changed the name from Curl Burke. Also while NCAP has always had more overall fast swimmers, the smaller clubs in the area used to have the breakout stars (Conger, Kate Ziegler, Chloe Sutton, Amanda Kendall, Ashley Danner, Sean Fletcher). Thats not true anymore NCAP now has both the stars and the numbers.

But @RMSCSWAMMER I agree RMSC used to be on par with them just a few years ago and ive seen alot of the other local clubs decline since (except maybe Machine).

Ervin

Also, alot of local talent have left teams to join NCAP and a few age group swimmers have moved from out of the area to join this team…but it has really only been age group swimmers. Not like SwimMac or NBAC who get pros and post grads. But hopefully that changes.

Swimmer77

They cover such a large area and people move to the area just to swim for them just like NBAC that’s why they are so good

Paul

Results for the Women’s 100m Breaststroke show up in incognito mode on chrome

iLikePsych

I doubt that it’s only available in Incognito mode – I think it’s more likely that Incognito mode ignored your cookies and reloaded the page.

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