Tristen Ulett Breaks 57 in 100 Free to Close Atlanta Futures


14-year-old Tristen Ulett didn’t get the 100 free win tonight, but she did post a new lifetime best of 56.94 for 2nd place. That vaults her from 52nd to 23rd on the all-time list for the 13-14 age group. Getting the win was 15-year-old Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club, swimming a 56.31 which puts her at #51 in the 15-16 rankings after not being in the top 100 prior.

Ulett’s Dynamo teammate Abigail Grottle, also 14, won the women’s 1500 with a 17:14.05, dropping more than 22 seconds from her seed time. Another Dynamo, who’s already found her way to a first place finish this meet, posted one more win– Evie Bragg swam a 2:15.06 to take the women’s 200 back, finishing ahead of SwimMAC’s Caroline Hauder‘s 2:16.27.

Meanwhile, 400 free victor Ana Pozder swam the 79th-best time in 15-16 history to win the 1500 free in 16:47.10. Pozder trains with the TAC Titans.

To close the meet, Dynamo won the 400 medley relay, getting a 1:03.01 lead-off from Bragg and a very strong 56.13 anchor from Ulett.

On the men’s side, 15 year old Zachary Hills of Lexington Dolphins posted a strong 2:06.11 to win the 200 IM. Meanwhile, in the 200 back, Jackson Gunning of Stingrays swam a 2:05.81 for the win there.

Another big win came in the women’s 200 IM, where 16-year-old Julia Menkhaus of SwimMAC posted a 2:18.08 for the victory.

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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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