NCSA Prelims Day 2 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.

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.

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

Session Two (the first day of prelims) will feature (both men’s and women’s) 200 back, 100 free/500 free, 100 breast, 200 fly, and 800 free relay. Check down below for a live recap of each event.


For live results, click here!


Women’s 200 Backstroke

Lucie Nordmann – a 14 year old from the Woodlands – had a huge drop in her 2-back this morning, going from a 1:59 seed time to a first place 1:55.59. Nordmann was the only one under 1:56, yet Carrie Boone (Nation’s Capital) and Sophie Skinner (Northern KY) came in close behind at 1:56.31 and 1:56.74, respectively.

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

A Final

  1. Lucie Nordmann | Woodlands
  2. Carrie Boone | Nation’s Capital
  3. Sophie Skinner | Northern KY
  4. Emily Meilus | Nation’s Capital
  5. Eireni Moshos | Nation’s Capital
  6. Mickayl Hinkle | St. Croix
  7. Morgan Tankersley | Greater Tampa
  8. Alice Treuth | Coastal Aquatics

B Final

  1. Zoe Avestruz | Aquajets
  2. Abigail Stone | New Albany
  3. Jordan Morling | St. Charles
  4. Alex Sumner | Suberban Seahawks
  5. Ruby Martin | Iowa Flyers
  6. Hannah Lindsey | All Star
  7. Joanna Curry | UN
  8. Camryn Curry | Poseidon

C Final

  1. Carly Quast | Aquajets
  2. Courtney Evensen | Aquajets
  3. Beatrice Thompson | Empire
  4. Sydney Pesetti | Poseidon
  5. Autumn Haebig | Ozaukee
  6. Amanda Smith | Northern KY
  7. Emma Hadley | BGC
  8. Megan Byrnes | Nation’s Capital

 


Men’s 200 Backstroke

Although he wasn’t even seeded in the top three, first place finish in this morning prelims goes out to John Shebat of Nation’s Capital Swim Club. Shebat touched out first seeded Michael Taylor (Dynamo), 1:42.27 to 1:42.55. Third place goes to third seeded Brennan Balogh (Lincoln Select) with a time of 1:43.55.

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

A Final

  1. John Shebat | Nation’s Capital
  2. Michael Taylor | Dynamo
  3. Brennan Balogh | Lincoln Select
  4. Justin Ress | Raleigh Marlins
  5. Ryan Baker | Arlington Aquatics
  6. Fred Schubert | Nova (VA)
  7. Wade O’Brien | Nova (VA)
  8. Zachary Poti | Blue Dolfins (FL)

B Final

  1. Nic Alexander | Flyers
  2. Matt Marquardt | Mercy Healthplex
  3. Alex Martin | Jersey Wahoos
  4. Alex Lebed | Unattached
  5. Tosh Kawaguchi | Raleigh Marlins
  6. Sam Cuthbert | Nova (VA)
  7. Aaron Schultz | Nova (VA)
  8. Talmadge Davis | Team Greenville

C Final

  1. Dean Farris | Metro Atlanta
  2. Ma McGlaughlin | Iowa Flyers
  3. Patrick Cusick | Dynamo
  4. Chris Thames | Metro Atlantic
  5. Nic Saulnier | Iowa Flyers
  6. Grant Goddard | Nation’s Capital
  7. Robert Zofchak | Club Wolverine
  8. Levreault-Lopez | Chattahoochee

Women’s 100 Free

Stanzi Moseley – a 16 year old from Roadrunner Aquatics – shaved some time off her first-seed entry to earn herself the first place prelims spot with a time of :48.14. Second and third places go to Katherine Drabot (Ozaukee) and Caroline McTaggart (All Start Aquatics) with times of :48.96 and :49.27, respectively.

Here’s the finals line-up: 

A Final

  1. Stanzi Moseley | Roadrunner
  2. Katherine Drabot | Ozaukee
  3. Caroline McTaggart | All Star
  4. Zoe Avestruz | Aquajets
  5. Megan Moroney | St. Andrew’s
  6. Morgan Hill | Machine Aquatics
  7. Cassidy Bayer | Nation’s Capital
  8. Paige Madden | City of Mobile

B Final

  1. Rachel Wittmer | Aquajets
  2. Sophie Skinner | Northern KY
  3. Emma Cole | Chattahoochee
  4. Lucie Nordmann | Woodlands
  5. Lauren Case | Chattahoochee
  6. Sydney Pesetti | Poseidon
  7. Ashley Volpenhein | Mason Manta Rays
  8. Kaitlyn Schorr | Southwest Stars

C Final

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

Men’s 500 Free

Another record has fallen! Matthew Hirshberger – the 16 year old from Nation’s Capital who’s killing this meet – just swam a 4:16.43, breaking the old 15-16 record of 4:16.59! Hirschberger won the 500 by almost six seconds. Second place went to James Murphy (Machine Aquatics) with a time of 4:22.30 and third place went to Gavin Springer (Nation’s Capital) with a time of 4:22.61.

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

A Final

  1. Hirschberger | Nation’s Capital
  2. Murphy | Machine
  3. Springer | Nation’s Capital
  4. McDonald | Marlins (OH)
  5. Lin | Nation’s Capital
  6. Novak | Rockville
  7. Murphy | Woodlands
  8. Milinovich | Academy Bullets

B Final

  1. Plachinski | Ozaukee
  2. Ress | Marlins (NC)
  3. Cortright | Nova (VA)
  4. Hrabchk | Bernal’s Gator
  5. Larson | Edina
  6. Fabian | Nation’s Capital
  7. McQuet | New Trier
  8. Higgins | Dayton Raiders

C Final

  1. Swanson | Nova (VA)
  2. Steele | Birmingham
  3. Noletto | City of Mobile
  4. Freeman | Baylor
  5. Van Krimpen | Nation’s Capital
  6. Brown | Long Island Aquatics
  7. Pawlowicz | Nation’s Capital
  8. Maczka | City of Richards

Women’s 100 Breast

Alexis Wenger with a NAG record! Wenger dropped almost 3/4 of a second to win the prelims of the 100 breast with a time of 1:00.02. Rachel Munson of Shorewood Swim Club took second with a 1:01.12.

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

A Final

  1. Wenger | Grosse Pointe
  2. Munson | Shorewood
  3. Aroesty | Long Island Aquatics
  4. Scott | Marin Pirates
  5. Drabot | Ozaukee
  6. Cummings | Condors
  7. Hill | Chattahoochee
  8. Wall | New Trier, Anderson | Aquajets (tie)

B Final

  1. Vonderhaar | Northern KY
  2. Preiss | Aquajets
  3. Morris | Marin Pirates
  4. Clabeaux | York Swim Club
  5. Barksdale | UN
  6. McCauley | Marlins (NC)
  7. Fisher | Burkwood

C Final

  1. Preski | Academy Bullets
  2. Ripple | Ozaukee
  3. Cole | Nation’s Capital
  4. Johnson | Nation’s Capital
  5. Herich | Northern KY
  6. Yager | Academy Bullets
  7. Wells | Swift Aquatics
  8. Cunningham | Birmingham, Pales | Lincoln Select (tie)

Men’s 100 Breast

Andrew Seliskar (Nation’s Capital) was just :00.02 seconds off of the NAG record for the 100 breast! Seliskar swam a :51.78, earning him the top seed going into the finals. In second and third seeds come Carsten Vissering (Nation’s Capital) and Ian Finnerty (Counsilman Cente) with times of :52.44 and :54.02, respectively.

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

A Final

  1. Seliskar | Nation’s Capital
  2. Vissering | Nation’s Capital
  3. Finnerty | Counsilman Cente
  4. Patrorek | Georgia Coastal
  5. Gorski | Arlington Aquatics
  6. Cope | Dayton Raiders
  7. Salerno | Maverick, Palazzo | Hudson (tie)

B Final

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

C Final

  1. Fong | Jersey Wahoos
  2. Shi | Nation’s Capital
  3. Brown | Long Island Aquatics
  4. Montague | Grosse Point
  5. Albracht | Kansas City
  6. Anya | Harris County
  7. Swanson | Nova (VA)
  8. Hicks | Rock Mountain, Pettinichi | Nation’s Capital (tie)

Women’s 200 Fly

*results pending 


Men’s 200 Fly

Seliskar’s at it again! Andrew Seliskar – who holds the NAG record in the 2-fly – swam just over his record time this morning to finish first by over two seconds at a 1:42.00. In second place, came Zach Harting (Huntsville) and in third, came Fred Schubert (Nova).

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

A Final

  1. Seliskar | Nation’s Capital
  2. Harting | Huntsville
  3. Schubert | Nova (VA)
  4. Fong | Jersey Wahoos
  5. Balogh | Lincoln Select
  6. Schultz | Nova (VA)
  7. Levreault-Lopez | Chattahoochee
  8. Milinovich | Academy Bullets

B Final

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

C Final

  1. Murphy | Machine
  2. Dillmann | Maverick
  3. Jones | Aggie Swim Club
  4. Purvis | BGC
  5. Gomez | Nova (VA)
  6. Pomajevich | Nation’s Capital
  7. Cobb | Marlins (NC)
  8. Newman | Northern KY

Women’s 800 Free Relay

The Aquajets swam to a nearly-unrivaled, three second finish in the 8-free relay. Their relay consisted of Kaia Grobe, Carly Quast, Courtney Evensen, and Zoe Avestruz and finished at a 7:15.80. Poseidon and Ozaukee took second and third places, respectively.

Here are the results for the women’s 800 free relay:

  1. Aquajets
  2. Poseidon
  3. Ozaukee
  4. Nation’s Capital
  5. Chattahoochee
  6. Nasa Wildcat
  7. Marlins (OH)
  8. Marin Pirates
  9. Highlander
  10. Rockville
  11. Academy Bullets
  12. Northern KY
  13. Nation’s Capital (B)
  14. Aquajets (B)
  15. Machine Aquatics
  16. Marlins (NC)
  17. North Bay
  18. Dayton Raiders
  19. Magnolia Aquatics
  20. Columbia
  21. Nova (VA)
  22. Poseidon (B)
  23. Mason Manta Rays
  24. Academy Bullets

 


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SamH

Sad Seliskar scratched the 200 back but it makes sense. I was really hoping he would break 1:40 then scratch out of finals (since he has pretty much no backstroke focus in long course)

floppy

Ouch!

1 Shebat, John 18 Nation’s Capital 1:45.37 1:42.27 qNATL
23.03 48.30 (25.27)
1:14.93 (26.63) 1:42.27 (27.34)

Hook'em

He got his number… “How about them apples!”

dmswim

Townley Haas with a 4:32 in the 500 after being hospitalized with food poisoning last night. What a tough break. Hopefully he will be recovered by the end of the week!

completelyconquered

Another swimmer I follow also reported food poisoning today. What’s going on in Orlando?

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