Tevyn Waddell Dismantles 100 Back Meet Record in Minneapolis


Rising Minnesota sophomore Tevyn Waddell had a great swim tonight in the 100 back, posting a 1:00.96 for a huge personal best. Waddell went a PR 1:02.11 at Worlds Trials a few weeks ago, a meet where she had a bunch of great performances, but it looks like she is continuing to roll this summer. She was 1:01.88 this morning for a PR, and took nearly a second off of that tonight. Jessica Unicomb was 2nd in 1:01.56– Unicomb broke Beata Nelson’s meet record with her morning 1:01.55, but tonight Waddell took it for herself.

For the men, Neil Wachtler of the Kansas City Blazers won a tight race with Badger Aquatics’ Justin Temprano in the 100 back. Wachtler, who swims collegiately for Denver, took the win at 56.44, over Temprano’s 56.58.

NASA’s Ella Tierney, a Texas Longhorn commit, dominated the women’s 200 free to kick off tonight’s finals session. She took over a second and a half off of her prelims swim to put up a 2:01.86, her first time under 2:02 and .24 drop from her old PR of 2:02.10. Wisconsin Aquatics’ Jessica Unicomb, who was 2:03.29 for the top prelims time, scratched the final.

Wisconsin Aquatics’ Joseph Milinovich got the job done in the men’s 400 IM (4:25.58), his time marking a lifetime best. Also getting a PR was Missouri State’s Phillip Willett, getting under 4:30 for the first time to take second at 4:29.01. Willett’s Missouri State teammate Josie Pearson dropped three quarters of a second for the win on the women’s side, going 4:53.85.

In the men’s 200 free, it was a 1-2 finish for Wisconsin Aquatics. Anthony Lyons dominated for the win at 1:50.98, with Griffin Back second at 1:52.62. Today, Back has improved about a second and a half from his seed time.

Minnesota took the women’s 400 free relay with three 56’s from their first three legs. Zoe Avestruz was out with a 56.70 to lead off, followed by Waddell (56.85) and Kaia Grobe (56.70) as Isabel Whited anchored in 57.96. Hawkeye Swim Club won the men’s 400 free relay in 3:26.19 to edge out Wyoming Aquatics (3:26.43).


It’s unclear when Meet Mobile last updated the scores, so these may not be correct.


  1. Wisconsin Aquatics 140
  2. Minnesota 119
  3. Ozaukee Aquatics 74


  1. Wisconsin Aquatics 132
  2. Minnesota 118
  3. Hawkeye Swim Club 84


  1. Wisconsin Aquatics 272
  2. Minnesota 237
  3. Hawkeye Swim Club 134

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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