Sprinter Andrej Barna’s season debut helped the Louisville men top the Wildcats by nearly 60 points, but the women’s contest came down to the final relay.
The final day of the 2019 Purdue Invite saw a pair of milers and a 200 backstroker with some big time drops to claim wins.
Louisville is currently holding substantial leads in the team battles, with host Purdue sitting 2nd in both.
Graduated star Mallory Comerford’s relay production will be tough to replace, but Louisville still has a deep sprint group and some butterfly stars.
#2 seed Tom Shields has scratched out of the 200 fly at US Nationals, yet he is expected to swim the event at the Pan American Games within the coming days.
The 15-year old Matteson is primarily a breaststroker; but in his first individual final of the meet, he won the 200 fly in a new lifetime best.
Madelyn Donohoe picked up two wins to match her win in the mile on day 1.
Day 2 of the NCSA Spring Junior Championships will feature finals in the 200 back, women’s 100 free, men’s 500 free, 100 breast, 200 fly, and top 2 seeded heats of the 200 medley relay.
Grace Sheble of NOVA of Virginia declined her spot in the A final of the 500 free to focus on the 200 IM.
Watch the race videos from Day 5 finals at 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals in Irvine.
Relive the excitement of Day 2 finals at 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals in Irvine, California.
The Louisville commit came to the junior national meet last year, but you may not have realized it
Day Two finals at 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals.
Carson Foster highlights the men’s 200 back field at day 2 finals of the 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals.
Photos from Day Two prelims at 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals in Irvine.