Ledecky participated in pre-game festivities as the Nationals hosted Swim Night.
14-year old Claire Tuggle (above) was one of three high-point award winners at Junior Nationals.
The fifth and final day of prelims will feature the 200 IM, 50 free, women’s 1500, and men’s 800.
Watch Anna Keating’s 200 breast victory and all the other championship finals from Day 4 of 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals.
Gemmell swam the 3rd fastest time ever by a 13-year-old American this morning in 2:01.50, and now moves past Sippy Woodhead (2:01.08) for 2nd behind only Tuggle (1:59.11)
Will Grant is the top seed heading into the men’s 100 back final in Irvine.
After becoming the third-fastest 13-year-old in U.S. history Friday morning, Gemmell moved to No. 2 Friday night.
Alexei Sancov, 100 free and 100 fly runner-up, and Jake Magahey, 400 free champ, will face off in the men’s 200 free.
In addition, that time now ranks Gemmell 15th in the all-time rankings for 13-14 girls, with a full year left in the age group.
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.
14-year-old Carly Sebring (Nation’s Capital) won the women’s 50 free with a 26.62, touching out teammate Erin Gemmell, 13, who finished in 26.74.
15-year-old Paige McKenna won the women’s 400 free, posting a 4:17.59. That time marked McKenna’s first sub-4:20 performance ever, and marked a nearly 6 second time drop fro her previous best of 4:23.07.
Mackenzie McConagha took the women’s 100 fly with a quick 1:01.72.