Top-Seeded Aroesty Scratches 100 Breast On Day 1 of Junior Nats


Top-seeded Margaret Aroesty has scratched the girls 100 breaststroke on the first day of the 2017 Junior National Championships in New York.

Aroesty, an 18-year-old wrapping up her last summer with Long Island Aquatics before heading west to USC, was seeded 1.5 seconds ahead of the field in that race, but does not appear on heat sheets.

Aroesty was one of three scratches out of the top 8 seeds. In the girls 200 fly, 7th-seeded Kelly Hunter isn’t on the start lists, and in the girls 800 free, 4th-ranked Miranda Heckman doesn’t appear in heats.

There were only a handful of other scratches out of the circle-seeded heats. The meet kicks off at 9:00 AM U.S. Eastern time tomorrow, with prelims of the 200 fly and 100 breast. The girls 800 free and boys 1500 free will have heats in the afternoon, with the top 8 swimming during the evening finals session.

Here are all of the scratches out of the circle-seeded heats (top 24) for tomorrow morning’s events:

Girls 200 fly:

  • #7 Kelly Huffer

Boys 200 fly:

  • none

Girls 100 breast:

Boys 100 breast:

  • none

Girls 800 free:

  • #4 Miranda Heckman
  • #23 Nathalie Eid

Boys 1500 free:

  • none

Tuesday morning heat sheets are here

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