We’ve got two true lights-out sprinters at the top of a class that’s ultimately built on distance swimmers with scary-good improvement curves.
Katie Ledecky will stick to the 200 free for finals on the 2nd day of the 2019 PSS – Richmond meet.
A close call on the girls’ side saw Creekside eke out a 4-point victory over local rival Bartram Trail to become back-to-back champions.
Bartram Trail’s Summer Stanfield swept her events in region 1.
Bartram Trail’s Summer Stanfield put up the only automatic All-American time of the region 1 cluster (districts 1-3). Stanfield’s 2:00.73 puts her far ahead of the field heading into regionals and is nearly 2 seconds faster than her time from the 2017 state finals (her former lifetime best ahead of district prelims).
The fifth and final day of prelims will feature the 200 IM, 50 free, women’s 1500, and men’s 800.
Will Grant is the top seed heading into the men’s 100 back final in Irvine.
Andrei Minakov will look for a second individual title tonight at Junior Nats in the men’s 100 fly.
Joshua Matheny will look to follow up his 1:01.98 100 breast swim tonight at day 1 finals of the 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals.
Isabel Ivey won the women’s 100 free with a 55.48, marking her fastest time since 2016.
Lochte raced wearing a Stoneman Douglas HS cap in honor of University of Indianapolis recruit, Nicholas Dworet, who was one of the 17 high school students killed in the infamous school shooting last month.
Gretchen Walsh (pictured) and Dare Rose were the Age Group of the Year award winners for the 13-14 category.
Fungairino obliterated the field in the 200 free, finishing over 6 seconds ahead of the field in a speedy 1:34.89. That knocked almost 2.5 seconds off his former best time.
Fort Myers freshman Olivia McMurray has emerged as a major title threat in the 200 IM and 500 free.
In the 200 IM at the district 3 meet, Bartram Trail’s Summer Stanfield knocked a full second off her best time to win in 2:01.74. That’s almost 3 seconds faster than she went to take 2nd in the event last season and meets the Automatic All-American (AA-A) standard.