The first session of the 2022 U.S. Nationals kicks off this morning in Irvine. This morning’s prelims session features the 200 fly and 100 free.
At U.S. Nationals, Pelaez dropped about 1 second from her lifetime best time to rank herself #7 out of the all-time fastest 15-16-year-old 100 freestylers.
13 members of the US Roster for the Jr. Pan Pacs Championships and 16 members of the US roster for the Duel in the Pool will compete in Irvine this week.
Thompson was just slightly slower than her PB of 2:15.63, which was set at the U.S. International Team Trials to qualify her for the Junior Pan Pacs team.
Moesch’s 50 free now makes her the fifth-fastest performer of all-time amongst 15-16 year old girls in the U.S, and also came after a PB in the 200 IM.
After splitting 24.4 on a relay earlier in the meet, Moesch swam a 25.53 this morning, touching just 0.24 seconds off her personal best.
Daniel Diehl’s time of 25.32 is just 0.21 seconds away from Michael Andrew’s unofficial national age group record of 25.13 in the 50 back.
Daniel Diehl is already the 15-16 NAG record holder in the 100 back (53.59), and on Wednesday night, he became the No. 3 all-time performer in the 200 back.
In the 200 free, Moesch dropped nearly four seconds off her previous best time of 2:03.14 that was set just two weeks ago.
Cumberland Y 16-year-old Daniel Diehl was on top of things again this morning at Y Nationals, taking on a difficult 200 free/200 back double.
While Daniel Diehl was the standout performer on the mens’ side of the meet, it was the Somerset Y that led the womens’ side, winning four out of five events.
Moesch now surpasses 2022 World Championship bronze medalist Torri Huske as the #5 ranked swimmer all-time in the 15-16 age group rankings.
During day one’s prelims session, Greater Somerset County’s Anna Moesch came .7 of her own YMCA 100 free national record which she swam in April.
Diehl and a few of the top girls’ swimmers from New Jersey are set to headline the YMCA long course nationals that begin on July 19.
2021 Olympian Katie Grimes leads a recruiting class that could really transform the NCAA relay landscape with its sprint freestyle depth.