Luka Mijatovic set seven personal bests last weekend, including a 500-yard freestyle victory that made him the fastest 13-year-old boy in American history.
Tonight, in the girls 200 breast at Summer Junior Nationals, Dart Swimming 12yo Mikayla Tan took 2nd in the ‘C’ final, swimming a new personal best of 2:34.40
14-year-old Raya Mellot of Crow Canyon leads the girl’s 200 breast field as the top qualifier out of this morning’s prelims.
This morning, we’ll have prelims of the 200 free, 100 back, and 200 breast.
Young talent shown through in prelims of the girls 200 breast at the 2022 Junior National Championships in Irvine this morning.
14-year-old Mellott swam a 1:08.77 100 breast in Irvine to become the 2nd all-time fastest 13-14 swimmer behind seven-time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard.
The first session of the 2022 Junior National Championships is underway this morning, featuring prelims of the 200 fly and 100 breast.
Crow Canyon’s Raya Mellott blasted a 1:09.32 100 breast this morning, placing her behind only a pair of Olympic champions in the 13-14 all time rankings.
The 14-year-old Mellott recorded a time of 1:10.33 in the girls’ 100 breast to rank 13th among 13-14 girls and also dropped three seconds in the 200 breast.
Raya Mellott secured her second Junior Nationals qualifying time this year with a 2:35.62 in the 200-meter breast last weekend in Moraga, California.
De La Salle senior and Cal commit Tommy Roder won a pair of events to help lead his team to the boys’ meet victory at the CIF North Coast Championships.
14-year-old Bella Brito scared the 100 breast NAG by with a time of 1:00.06, while 2016 Olympian Jacob Pebley raced for the first time in over five months.
La Mirada Armada’s Kayla Han dropped some impressive swims at the Kevin Perry Invite, including a 4:42.91 in the 500 freestyle.
In the 400 IM, Luke Ellis is now ranked behind the 13-14 age group times of Michael Phelps, Cal’s Sean Grieshop, Texas’ Carson Foster, and Brennan Morris