TPSC Invite – Day 2, Six Records Fall

Dec 6, 2013

The pool was on fire on the second night of the Total Performance Invitational, hosted by Kenyon College. Over the course of the night’s events, an impressive seven pool and meet records fell.

The beginning of the session began with the University of Pennsylvania’s 200 freestyle A relay coming close to breaking a pool record set in 2009 by Kansas. However, at 1:32.90, the Penn team fell just short of the 1:32.45 record. Second place Johns Hopkins University fielded a team comprised of Ana Bogdanovski, Kylie Ternes, Kailyn Koh and Sarah Rinsma. Rinsma’s anchor leg was far and away the fastest of the group – a 23.00 for the JHU team to finish in 1:33.52. Johns Hopkins also fielded a team which took seventh, touching at 1:36.58.

The Ladies put together a trio of top eight relays. Their third place A relay team was comprised of  Jenner McLeod, Haley Townsend, Jourdan Cline and Kelsey McMurtry. They finished with a time of 1:34.30. The B relay touched fourth in 1:35.45 and the exhibition C relay touched eighth, clocking in at 1:36.89.

The men of Pennsylvania managed to take down the pool and meet record in their 200 freestyle relay. The team of Eric Schultz, Dillon McHugh, Christopher Lyons and Rhoads Worster finished in 1:20.02 to take gold. They were followed by the A relays from Kenyon, JHU and Depauw.

Lords Ryan Funk, Austin Caldwell, Percy Gates and Joey Duronio put up a time of 1:21.59. Caldwell was the only sub 20 split on the relay at 19.86. JHU’s team of Will Kimball, Anthony Lordi, Joseph Acquaviva and Greg Kogut had the fastest 50 split of the event. Lordi swam a 19.77 on his leg, and contributed to their third place finish with a time of 1:22.05. DePauw’s fourth place came in 1:22.32, swum by the team of Blake Lehmann, Alex Alfonso, Joe Hessburg and Jack Burgeson. The Lords also fielded a B relay that finished fifth, touching in at 1:23.68.

The second event of the night was the 200 butterfly. Davidson’s Elise Lankiewicz took first in a 2:01.76. Kenyon’s Mariah Williamson was fourth with a lifetime best of 2:04.27 to crack the D3 B cut. JHU swimmers Shirley Chan and Abby Brown also made the cut, with 2:04.42 and a 2:06.32, respectively. Chan tied for fifth with Penn’s Emma Siewert.

The men’s 200 butterfly saw the end of yet another meet and pool record combination. Penn’s Worster made a D1 B cut with his 1:47.38. He was followed by seven DIII athletes, all of whom made the D3 B cut. DePauw’s Casey Hooker was second in 1:49.49 (prelims 1:49.01). JHU’s Kogut and Muhammad Hudhud went 3-4, 1:50.89 to 1:51.38. Kenyon put two Lords in the top: Christian Josephson in fifth (1:52.09 – 1:49.64 in prelims) and Andrew Chevalier in seventh(1:52.60 – 1:51.91 in prelims). Carnegie Melon University also snuck in two – Dave Campbell took sixth (1:52.59) and teammate Brian Walsh was eighth (1:52.85).

In the women’s 200 freestyle, Bogdanovski pulled out the victory with a 1:49.09 – a little over a second away from making the D3 A cut. She was joined by three more teammates in the top eight – Taylor Kitayama who finished in third (1:51.59), Rinsma in seventh (1:53.63 – 1:53.36 in prelims) and Ellen Marcus in eigth (1:54.20 – 1:54.00 in prelims). Kitayama also made the D3 B cut.

The men’s 200 free also went the way of a DIII athlete. Caldwell swam a 1:38.04 to secure first, just .7 away from making a D3 A cut himself. JHU’s Lordi and Kimball were 2-3 in 1:38.29 and 1:39.08, respectively. Teammate Evan Holder rounded out the top eight with a fifth place finish, touching in at 1:40.36.

Katie Kaestner of the Kenyon Ladies ran away with the 100 breaststroke, taking first in 1:02.77. She was followed by teammates Laura Duncan in fourth (1:05.41 – 1:04.98 in prelims) and Hannah Lobb (1:05.80 – 1:05.53 in prelims). JHU’s Maggie Storm took eighth in 1:06.48 (1:06.04 in prelims).

Kyle Yu of Penn came out victorious in the men’s 100 breast at 54.49. Close behind him was Kenyon freshman Trevor Manz, touching in at 54.92, just half a second away from an automatic qualifying time for the DIII NCAA meet. Lords Alex Beckwith and Ian Reardon joined Manz in the top heat, taking fifth and sixth with times of 56.56 and 56.68, respectively. JHU’s Acquaviva was seventh with a 57.07.

Things were growing a little dull in the meet, so in the women’s 100 backstroke, Kitayama pulled out a 54.46 to better the pool and meet records she set earlier in the day at 54.69. Her finals time is also a D3 A cut. Her teammate Sean McGrath was eighth in 57.87. Kenyon’s Rachel Flinn took third with 56.41 and CMU’s Kira Singhaus was seventh in 57.38.

Intent on keeping up the pace, Penn’s Worster followed suit and cracked the pool and meet records in the men’s 100 back. He swam a 48.64. Kenyon’s Harrison Curley made a showing, taking third in 49.17. He was followed by Dylan Davis of JHU (49.51) in fourth, and teammate Kevin Magee (51.02) in eighth.

The women’s 400 IM went to Katherine Ashenfelter of Penn in a 4:26.04. For Kenyon, Williamson (4th – 4:29.43), Syd Lindblom (6th – 4:31.54) and Ellie Crawford (8th – 4:32.00) made top eight. DePauw’s Angela Newlon (3rd – 4:27.31) and CMU’s Soleil Phan (7th – 4:31.62) joined them.

The men’s IM was the Lords’ show. Curley set new pool and meet records on the men’s side of the IM. His time of 3:52.47 was a bare .4 ahead of teammate Manz who was second in 3:52.87. They were joined in the top eight by four other Lords for a total of six – Chevalier (3rd – 3:56.37), Reardon (4th – 3:56.38), Newell (5th – 3:58.87) and Arthur Conover (7th – 4:02.22).

The 50 on the women’s side went to Penn’s Rochelle Dong in 22.97; she was the only one under 23. Following her were JHU sprinters Bogdanovski in second (23.29), Rinsma in third (23.46) and Ternes in fifth (23.58). Kenyon’s Cline took eigth in 23.73.

Worster tied with teammate Schultz to finish the 50 freestyle in 20.37. Kenyon’s Caldwell was third (20.65), and Funk was sixth (20.73). JHU swimmers Lordi and Kimball were fourth and eighth with times of 20.65 and 20.95, respectively. DePauw’s Jack Burgeson took seventh in 20.86.

The final event of the session was the 400 medley relay. Penn took care of business for the women, claiming first with a time of 3:44.75. JHU and Kenyon followed in second and third, with respective times of 3:46.29 and 3:46.55. CMU also snuck into the top eight with a seventh place 3:53.89.

To close out the final session with a bang, the men of Penn got together and posted a final pool and meet record with their relay of McHugh, Yu, Worster and Schults in 3:13.43. Kenyon (3:18.84), JHU (3:19.82) and DePauw (3:22.76) took second, third, and fourth.

The record board at the KAC will need some serious updating after tonight’s swimming, with more to come tomorrow! Prelims begin at 9am with finals at 530pm. For complete day 2 results, click here. 

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About Hannah Saiz

Hannah Saiz fell into a pool at age eleven and hasn't climbed out since. She attended Kenyon College, won an individual national title in the 2013 NCAA 200 butterfly, and post-graduation has seen no reason to exit the natatorium. Her quest for continued chlorine over-exposure has taken her to Wisconsin …

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