Tess Howley Rips 1:52.76 200 Fly at NCAP Invite, #2 All-Time 15-16 Girls

by Spencer Penland 7

December 12th, 2021 Club, News, Previews & Recaps

NCAP Invitational 2021

  • December 9-12, 2021
  • Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, MD
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Meet Page
  • Results on MeetMobile

On the 3rd day of the NCAP Invite in College Park, MD, Long Island Aquatic Club 16-year-old Tess Howley tore up the pool, ripping a massive new personal best of 1:52.76 in the 200 fly. She won the race by 5.5 seconds, but more importantly, she’s now risen to #2 all-time in the 15-16 girls rankings.

The women’s 15-16 200 fly saw a lot of action tonight between Howley and the swimmers at the Winter Junior Championships. Bella Sims (1:53.91) and Alex Shackell (1:54.26) also moved up in the rankings. After all the results from tonight are in, Howley is now #2 all-time in the age group, Sims #8, and Shackell (15yo) #10. Here is the freshly updated all-time top 11 in the 15-16 girls SCY 200 fly:

Rank Time Swimmer
1 1:51.24 Regan Smith
2 1:52.76 Tess Howley
3 1:52.99 Mary Meagher
4 1:53.49 Charlotte Hook
5 1:53.59 Claire Curzan
6 1:53.62 Lillie Nordmann
7 1:53.73 Leah Johnson
8 1:53.91 Bella Sims
9 1:54.21 Olivia Bray
10 1:54.26 Alex Shackell

NCAP 17-year-old Camille Spink swam a 22.20 to win the women’s 50 free. The swim marked a personal best for Spink by 0.18 seconds. Her previous best of 22.38 was just established on October 30th of this year, about 6 weeks ago. Tess Howley managed to come back for the 50 free and swim a new personal best of 22.89, finishing 4th.

14-year-old LIAC swimmer Sean Green continues to roll, winning the boys 13-14 200 fly and 500 free, clocking personal bests in both. In the 200 fly, he improved by 2.46 seconds, clocking a 1:53.85 to out-pace the field. He swam a very tight race for a 200 fly, splitting 55.73 on the first 100, then coming home in 58.12, marking a difference of just 2.39 seconds between his 100s.

In the 500 free, Green swam a huge new personal best of 4:30.02. The swim was over 6 seconds faster than his previous best of 4:36.41, which he swam just 3 weeks ago. With the swim, Green ties for #24 all-time in the 13-14 boys age group.

He took the race out in 52.03, then split 55.27, 54.68, 55.24, and 52.80 on the remaining 100s. That race plan resulted in a nearly even split, as he was 2:14.57 on the first 250, and 2:15.45 on the 2nd.

LIAC 16-year-old Cavan Gormsen and NCAP 16-year-old Erin Gemmell battled it out in the women’s 500 freestyle, with Gormsen coming out on top in 4:40.08. The swim was just a bit off her personal best of 4:38.45, which she swam last December. Gemmell, on the other hand, finished 2nd in 4:40.63, coming in 5.25 seconds under her personal best of 4:45.88, which was also swum last December. With the swim, Gemmell is now #29 all-time in the 15-16 age group. Gormsen is currently #12 with her best time.

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IMO
1 year ago

This NCAP meet has had faster swimming than Juniors in several events. Where’s the coverage?

quakerboats
Reply to  IMO
1 year ago

Uhhhh you’re literally commenting on coverage of the NCAP meet.

VFL
1 year ago

Spink’s best is 22.12 set Friday night leading off the 200 free relay 🙂

SwimFan76
1 year ago

The 200 freestyle by Spink, Gemmell and Kayla Wilson was fast!

IMO
1 year ago

Gemmell turned 17 last week.