Towson’s Jack Saunderson Swims U.S. 5th-Ranked 100 Fly at NBAC

2018 NBAC Long Course Championships

  • June 8th-11th, 2018
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • LCM (50m)
  • Live Results

Towson rising senior Jack Saunderson jumped to 5th in the country in the 100 fly, long course, this weekend at the NBAC Long Course Championships. Swimming in finals, largely unchallenged, Saunders posted a 52.66, which improved upon his previous personal best (from last summer) of 53.34.

Top 5 Americans, as of posting:

  1. Jack Conger, Texas post-grad – 51.00
  2. Caeleb Dressel, Florida post-grad – 52.20
  3. Tripp Cooper, Texas post-grad – 52.36
  4. Michael Andrew, Race Pace Club – 52.57
  5. Jack Saunderson, Towson – 52.66

As a sophomore in 2016-2017, Saunderson became the second Towson Tiger to qualify for the men’s NCAA Championships, and he repeated that in 2018, where he earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in the 100 yard fly (13th – 45.51) and 200 yard fly (10th – 1:40.87).

His other results from this weekend include a 2:00.61 in the 200 fly, which was about 3 seconds slower than his personal best, and a 52.51 in the 100 free, which was a few tenths short of his best time. He won all 3 races.

Other Significant Results from the Meet:

  • 15-year old Isabella Paoletti from the Delaware Swim Team just-missed her best time in the 200 free with a 2:06.87 (she was 2:06.81 at Futures last year). Her time puts her among the top 30 American 15 & unders in the event so far this summer. She also won the 200 IM (2:23.13).
  • NBAC’s Easop Lee, a Duke commit who we rank as the 16th-best prospect in the high school class of 2018, won 8 events on the weekend. Most notable among them were a 1:01.99 in the 100 fly, which is about a second from her lifetime best and a 2:16.31 in the 200 fly.
  • Navy rising-sophomore Billy Cadigan improved his lifetime best in the 400 IM by more than 2 seconds with a 4:30.48 to win.


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andy majeske

Wow–52.51 pb in 100 free, vs 52.66 pb in 100 fly….


Isn’t he a Swedish national? Or am I getting him confused with someone else?


I think you are thinking of Alex Gliese from UMBC. Danish national record holder in the 200back. Just made the danish national team. Go dawgs!!!


There is this kid who died at Parkland who was the captain of the swimming team, Nicholas Dworet. He was of Swedish origin and his dream was to swim for Sweden internationally. Maybe you are mixing them, as he was obviously in the news.

Go Bearcats

Was this his shave and taper meet for the summer?

Go Tigers

No, swam unrested, unshaved, and in an old suit

Mr G

Nope. From Towson Athletics news, his coach says: “This great of a result will allow us to really focus on training for 4-5 weeks before beginning to rest for the Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, California July 25-29.”

Mr G

His coach (Jake Shrum) also said in that article: “For him to have swum this fast with only one long course meter practice beforehand is remarkable.”



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