Another Phoebe Bacon Win Leads NCAP to NCSA Title Sweep

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 6

August 06th, 2017 Club, News


The NCAP women won 3 more events on Saturday as they finished off a sweep of the men’s, women’s, and combined team titles at the 2017 NCSA Summer Championships.

14-year old Phoebe Bacon won her 2nd individual event of the meet in the girls’ 50 backstroke, touching in 28.76. She was chased closely by another 14-year old, Annabel Crush from Lakeside, in 29.48. Bacon previously won the 100 back as well.

Bacon also led off the NCAP 400 medley ‘A’ relay in 1:01.73, and combined with Georgia JohnsonAbigail Harter, and Katelyn Mack for a 4:13.26 event victory. That was 5-and-a-half seconds better than the second-closest relay, which happened to be NCAP’s B relay.

NCAP finished off their winning ways when Katelyn Mack won the 50 free in 25.88. That paired with her earlier win in the 100 free for a sprint sweep. That swim was her first time under 26 seconds in the event.

The one women’s event of the day not won by NCAP went to Genevieve Pfeifer of the CSP Tideriders, who won in a new Meet Record of 2:14.68. That broke the old record by more than a second.

Other Day 5 Winners:

  • Upper Duplin’s Alessandro Boratto won the 50 backstroke in 25.88, He and runner-up Bryce Mefford (26.00) were both under the old Meet Record in the event.
  • GTAC’s Samuel Iida won the men’s 200 IM in 2:01.80 – crushing the od Meet Record by two seconds. That’s also a full second under his own previous best time.
  • In a 3rd individual event of the finals session, a 3rd boy’s Meet Record was broken. Jack Franzman from Zionsville, Indiana won the men’s 50 free in 22.98. The top 3 finishers (Sam Disette, 23.21; Mason Gonzalez, 23.22) were all under the Meet Record.
  • Brennan Gravley won the men’s 1500 free in 15:34.64. That’s just two seconds from his personal best, and he’s still got next week’s USA Swimming Junior Nationals to compete in. He’ll be the second seed there.
  • The Sierra Marlins Swim Team won the men’s 400 medley relay, with anchor Finn O’Haimhirgin holding off the Dayton Raiders’ Eric Knowles, who anchored in 50.79.

Final Team Scores

Top 5 Combined:

  1. NCAP – 2144
  2. Dayton Raiders – 1103
  3. NOVA – 899
  4. Rose owl Aquatics – 706
  5. Academy Bullets Swim Club – 703

Top 5 Men’s

  1. NCAP – 950.5
  2. Dayton Raiders – 874
  3. Rose Bowl Aquatics – 682
  4. Sierra Marlins Swim Team – 565
  5. Machine Aquatics – 482

Top 5 Women’s

  1. NCAP – 1193.5
  2. NOVA – 681
  3. Suburban Seahawks Club – 551
  4. Academy Bullets Swim Club – 474
  5. Club Wolverine – 451


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3 years ago

Shouldn’t NCAP divide their score by 13 since they have 13 sites?

Reply to  swimmer
3 years ago

As if NCAP is the only multi-site club in the USA…

bobo gigi
3 years ago

Braden, Phoebe Bacon won the 50 back in 28.57. Her time of 28.76 was in prelims.
I’m not 100% sure but it’s probably the fastest time ever for a 14-year-old US girl.
Missy’s fastest time at 14 was 30.04 and Regan Smith never swam the event at 14. Smith’s best time is 28.75 this year at 15.

bobo gigi
3 years ago

New best time for Ronald Dalmacio in the 50 back in 27.06. It was 27.45 when he broke the 11/12 NAG record.

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