14-year-old Teagan O’Dell posted the #26 all-time fastest 200 meter backstroke in her age group on the final day of the Spring Cup Championships (2:14.51).
12-year-old Kayla Han posted a 2:18.94 in the 200 meter fly, dropping about 1.5 seconds from November for the 2nd all-time fastest 200 fly in her age group.
12-year-old Kayla Han posted a 4:56.86 in the 400 meter IM, the 2nd fastest 400 IM ever swam by an 11-12-year-old, directly behind Olympian Elizabeth Beisel.
The first day of the meet featured event wins from Claire Tuggle and Matthew Chai, as well as a big-time drop from 12-year old Kayla Han.
USA Swimming’s 2021 18 & Under Spring Cup kicks off on Thursday from four different U.S sites: Irvine, Des Moines, Richmond and Orlando.
Quah’s scratch puts Ryan Lochte (Gator Swim Club) into the 200 free B-final in lane eight after he was 17th in prelims.
Catch up on the 2021 NCSA Spring Invite by watching race videos from night 4 of racing, including a double win from Letitia Sim.
Joshua Zuchowski was the only swimmer in the top-16 to scratch an event tonight, dropping his spot in the 100 breast ‘B’ final to focus on the 100 fly.
Claire Dafoe of NOVA of Virginia had a breakthrough swim in the 500 free prelims, going under 4:45 for the first time.
With only a handful of scratches among top seeds heading into day 4, Levenia and Letitia Sim will go head to head in the 100 fly on day 4 of the meet.
Tonight in Orlando will be the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 free, 400 IM, 100 back, and 200 free relay.
Sim became the fastest 14 & under in history in the 50 back last night (24.00), so Regan Smith’s 51.07 NAG record is on high alert.
Will Hayon was second this morning in the 100 free (43.83) behind Reese Branzell (43.77), and they’ll rematch tonight in the A-final.
Zuchowski split a smart race, taking it out in 23.9 then going 26.2/26.7/26.1 on the following three 50s. He now moves to #10 in the all-time 15-16 rankings.
Indiana commit Luke Barr of iNspire Swim Team holds multiple top seeds this week in Orlando at the NCSA Spring Invite.