Stadden and Berkoff Put Up Top-Five Times In 200 Back at Jrs West

Regan Smith opting out of the backstroke events at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships- West made room for Isabelle Stadden and Katharine Berkoff to take the spotlight.

On Saturday, Stadden took second place in the 200 back with a 1:50.37. This time now ranks #2 on the 15-16 all-time rankings, only behind the NAG held by Regan Smith (1:48.30). Stadden also placed second in the 100 back on Friday with a 51.96.

Top Five U.S. 15-16 All-Time Rankings- Women’s 200 Back

    1. Regan Smith, 2018- 1:48.30
    2. Isabelle Stadden, 2018- 1:50.37
    3. Kylie Stewart, 2013- 1:50.66
    4. Elizabeth Pelton, 2010- 1:50.72
    5. Hannah Greenway, 2018- 1:50.92

Taking first place in that same event was 17-year-old Katharine Berkoff. Her winning time of 1:50.16 put her at #5 for the 17-18 all-time rankings. This also established a new junior meet record. The 100 back junior meet record was also broken by Berkoff on Friday with a 50.72, which is #3 on the 17-18 rankings.

Top Five U.S. 17-18 All-Time Rankings- Women’s 200 Back

    1. Missy Franklin, 2013- 1:48.42
    2. Elizabeth Pelton, 2011- 1:49.16
    3. Kylie Stewart, 2014- 1:49.85
    4. Amy Bilquist, 2016- 1:49.90
    5. Katharine Berkoff, 2018- 1:50.16




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Nick Pecoraro

Nick Pecoraro has had a huge passion for swimming since his first dive in the pool. He joined the sport at age 11 after his diagnosis of juvenile arthritis. Swimming became his second chance at sports and became the love of his life. He was a breaststroker and IMer when …

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