2022 JUNIOR PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
- August 24-27, 2022
- Mark Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center
- Honolulu, Hawaii (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)
- Prelims 9:00 AM / Finals 5:00 PM (GMT-10)
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
- Live Streaming
MIXED 400 METER MEDLEY RELAY
- Jr World: 3:44.84 – USA (Grant, Matheny, Huske, Walsh) (2019)
Jr Pan Pac: 3:47.01 – USA (Bacon, Roy, Urlando, Walsh) (2018)
- USA (Diehl, Fan, Shackell, Moesch) – 3:46.83
- Australia (Barclay, Buckingham, Coleman, Casey) – 3:50.51
- Japan (Takehara, Okadome, Hasegawa, Ito) – 3:50.81
The USA put on a show in the mixed 4×100 medley relay tonight at the 2022 Junior Pan Pacs, winning gold in dominant fashion. The American squad of Daniel Diehl, Zhier Fan, Alex Shackell, and Anna Moesch teamed up for a 3:46.83, finishing as the only team in the field under 3:50. Australia was 2nd in 3:50.51 and Japan 3rd in 3:50.81.
The U.S. put up strong splits across the board, starting with Diehl, who got them out to a blistering start with a 53.42. That performance came after Diehl won the boys 100 back earlier in the session in a new personal best and U.S. 15-16 NAG of 53.27. Zhier Fan was next in for the Americans, splitting a 1:00.76, followed by 15-year-old Alex Shackell with a 58.55 fly split. American anchor Anna Moesch had a notable performance as well, bringing the team home in 54.10.
The team also clipped the Junior Pan Pacs Record in the event, which stood at 3:47.01 from the 2018 Championships, and was also held by the U.S.
|Splits||USA – 2022 Jr Pan Pacs||USA – 2018 Jr Pan Pacs|
|Backstroke||Daniel Diehl (53.42)||Phoebe Bacon (1:00.44)|
|Breaststroke||Zhier Fan (1:00.76)||Daniel Roy (1:00.68)|
|Butterfly||Alex Shackell (58.55)||Luca Urlando (52.11)|
|Freestyle||Anna Moesch (54.10)||Gretchen Walsh (53.78)|
Since the male and female swimmers are split out differently between the 2 relays, it’s hard to compare the swims split-for-split. Even so, it’s fairly clear that Diehl’s backstroke split was a massive piece of the U.S. breaking the record tonight. Zhier Fan was a tick slower than Daniel Roy was on the breaststroke leg, while Anna Moesch was 0.32 seconds sl0wer on freestyle than Gretchen Walsh was.
Another notable split in the field tonight came from Japanese breaststroker Yamato Okadome, who split 59.99 tonight to lead all breaststrokers.