2019 YMCA LONG COURSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- July 30th-August 3rd, 2019
- Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, Maryland
- LCM (50m)
- Meet site
- Psych Sheets
- Meet Mobile:
- “2019 LCYNationals” for the main meet
- “2019 LCYNationals TT only” for time trial swims
In the women’s 200 free relay, three teams vied for the win, all getting under 1:48. It was ME Lyons of Ohio who put together a strong back half of Meredith Moellering (26.39) and Grace Hastings (26.53) to combine for a 1:47.64, just ahead of Red Bank (1:47.88) and Cheshire (1:47.97). 16-year-old Sophie Murphy was 26.28 anchoring Cheshire for the field’s quickest split. On the men’s side, Greenwich hit the wall first at 1:35.62, anchored by the field’s best split of 23.10 by Marcus Hodgson.
Louisville commit Paige Hetrick of Bradford took the first individual event of the night, the women’s 200 back, in a time of 2:14.42, dropping 1.5 seconds from prelims. That’s about a second off of her lifetime best, 2:13.47, done earlier in July, but she still finished well ahead of second place Olivia Harper of Bath Area (2:17.50). Hetrick won the 200 back YMCA National title this spring at the short course yards championship.
Cheshire’s Lucas Racevicius had a huge drop to win the men’s 200 back. Coming into the meet with a lifetime best of 2:08.44 from the Connecticut State Champs two weeks ago, Racevicius dropped down to 2:07.16 this morning in prelims before blowing that away tonight at 2:04.98. He’s headed to Rider University in the fall.
Megan Glass, a Michigan commit, blew away the field in the 100 fly. The only finisher under 1:02, the Blue Ash swimmer clocked a 1:00.49 for the win, coming just two tenths shy of Courtney Weaver’s 2012 YMCA national record. She was out in 28.42 and came back in 32.07, shaving three hundredths from her previous best. Justin Fleagle of Auglaize Mercer was 54.92, the only swimmer under 55, to take the men’s 100 fly.
Western’s Billy Regan was the only finisher under 2:20 in the 200 breast, winning at 2:19.44. It was Wheeling’s Mia Sunseri who finished on top in the women’s 200 breast, going 2:35.15.
Glass returned in the 4×100 medley relay, dropping a 1:00.98 fly split as Blue Ash grabbed second behind Cheshire. Cheshire was anchored by Murphy with a strong 57.17 as they touched first in 4:18.04. Somerset Hills got the win on the men’s side at 3:53.83, getting a 55.14 fly leg from Lukas Scheidl.
After night two, it’s Red Bank with the team lead on the men’s and women’s sides.
Combined – After Day 1
- Red Bank Branch YMCA – 234
- Cheshire YMCA – 189
- ME Lyons Anderson YMCA – 166
- York And York County YMCA – 159
- Greater Spartanburg YMCA – 150
Men – Top 5
- Power Crosley Jr YMCA – 117
- Somerset Hills YMCA – 116
- Greenwich YMCA – 114
- Red Bank Branch YMCA – 108
- York YMCA – 93
Women – Top 5
- ME Lyons Anderson YMCA – 147
- Red Bank Branch YMCA – 126
- Cheshire YMCA – 108
- Blue Ash YMCA – 96
- Somerset Valley YMCA – 92