Olivia Bray Swims #2 100 LCM Fly in US 17-18 Age Group History

ISCA International Junior Cup Champions Cup

  • March 26th-30th, 2019
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • SCY prelims/LCM finals
  • Complete Results

17-year old Virginia Gators swimmer Olivia Bray swam a 58.38 in the 100 fly this weekend at the ISCA Junior Championship Cup. Not only did that crush Beata Nelson’s National Meet Record by more than a second-and-a-half, and jumps her to 2nd-place all-time in 17-18 age group history.

Top 5 All-Time 17-18 Girls, 100 LCM Butterfly:

  1. Katie McLaughlin, 57.87
  2. Olivia Bray, 58.38
  3. Felicia Lee, 58.41
  4. Dakota Luther, 58.58
  5. Misty Hyman, 58.72

Bray’s previous best time was a 58.55 done at Winter Nationals. That ranked her 3rd all-time in age group history. McLaughlin’s 57.87 came when she was just 17 as well, and Cassidy Bayer was 58.11 at just 16 years old.

Bray also won the 50 free (26.28), 100 free (56.64), 200 free (2:02.57), 200 back (2:14.41 – Meet Record), 50 fly (26.86), and 200 fly (2:13.18). She also swam a prelims 52.45 in the 100 yard backstroke, which breaks the Meet Record, but was disqualified in finals for a 15 meter violation; and broke a Meet Record in the 100 yard fly with a 51.91 in prelims.

Other Highlights of the Meet:

  • Tide’s Julia Smith won the 50 breaststroke in 33.34 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.65 – the latter in a new Meet Record.
  • The top 3 finishers equaled-or-bettered the Meet Record in the 100 free, led by ECAT’s Cason Wilburn in 51.18. Matthew Dieffenthaller was 2nd in 52.08, and Yin Lim tied the old Meet Record with a 3rd-place 52.21.
  • The top 4 broke the Meet Record in the 50 free, again led by Wilburn in 23.44. He also broke the Meet Record in the 50 fly in 24.81.
  • Noah Bowers broke the Meet Record in the men’s 200 free in 1:51.29, and then upended Wilburn in the 100 fly in 53.68 (another Meet Record). Wilburn was 2nd in 54.16. Bowers later won and broke the Meet Record in the 200 IM in 2:04.04.
  • Joel Girdaudeau broke the Meet Record in the men’s 200 fly in 2:02.51.

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2 years ago

Headline says 200 fly instead of 100 fly

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  BSD
2 years ago

Picture above still says 200 fly though! LOL

2 years ago

Samantha Tadder’s 400 IM should be a highlight of the meet as well. 4:50.33 and an Olympic Trial qualifying.

Jersey Coach
2 years ago

I didn’t expect this meet to be that fast. Numerous Olympic Trial Qualifiers. The Pool, what a beautiful place. Fresh air and plenty of sunshine. My swimmers had a great time and swam even greater times. Wish SwimSwam would have covered more of the meet.

Will Layden
2 years ago

where’s the love for my boy Will Gallant? 2 Olympic Trials cuts and no recognition??? smh

Virginia is for Swimming (and basketball)
Reply to  Will Layden
2 years ago

Exciting meet. 5 swimmers (4 from Virginia) at this meet earned a total of 9 Olympic Trials cuts (Gallant, Wilburn, Bowers, Tadder, Bray). Very exciting for all of them. Go Hoos!

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