2015 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East
- Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center – Atlanta, GA
- Wednesday, December 9 – Saturday, December 11
- (Bonus long course meter time trials on Sunday, December 12)
- Prelims 9AM / Finals 5PM (Th-Sat), Wed. Timed Finals 6PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
- Meet Page
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
14-year-old Alex Walsh of Nashville Aquatic Club downed Missy Franklin’s national age group record in the 200 IM for 13-14 girls at the Speedo Winter Juniors East on Thursday night. Franklin had set the mark of 1:57.70 in 2010.
Walsh came into the meet with a seed time of 2:00.07. During prelims she went a best time by 1.2 seconds and qualified third for finals. Walsh came back ready to race; she dropped time across the board, but her biggest gains came in the backstroke and freestyle legs, where she improved by 1.2 and .77 seconds, respectively.
|Alex Walsh, Finals||Missy Franklin, 2010||Alex Walsh, Prelims|
Walsh had an absolutely outstanding back half, crushing the field. With the second-fastest breast and the third-fastest free, she was untouchable coming home. Finishing second was Isabel Ivey of Gator Swim Club with 1:57.04; third was Walsh’s teammate Tatum Wade in 1:57.70.