2019 PHILLIPS 66 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- July 31 – August 4, 2019
- Prelims 9:00 AM (Pacific)/Finals 5:00 PM (Pacific)
- Avery Aquatics Center
- Stanford, CA
- Meet Site
- Psych Sheet
- Omega Results
While the top 6 national team members have updated after day one of US Nationals, the world juniors roster has earned its first round of athletes for consideration on the roster. This past session, the 200 fly, 100 free, and women’s 800 free/men’s 1500 free were contested for these spots.
We’re also not including athletes who appear to have declined their roster spots, according to this Mitch Dalton tweet.
Qualifiers (Priority 1)
- These athletes should be locked in, provided they don’t decline their roster spots.
Top priority has been given to both genders’ 4×100 free relays alongside the individual champions of the eligible age group. As expected for the boys, Luca Urlando stormed away with the 200 fly national title overall and easily claimed his spot to go on to Budapest. Arik Katz just finished off the podium in the 1500 free but earned himself a trip to Budapest with his 9th-fastest time in 17-18 age group history.
|Priority 1 Boys (As of 7/31)|
|Destin Lasco||100 FR|
|Adam Chaney||100 FR|
|Jake Magahey||4×100 FR-R|
|Jack Alexy||4×100 FR-R|
|Arik Katz||1500 FR|
|Luca Urlando||200 FL|
For the girls, Gretchen Walsh stormed her way to tying second overall in the 100 free next to Tennessee’s Erika Brown and behind Worlds team member Abbey Weitzeil. Another national runner-up, Lillie Nordmann, finished right behind backstroke world record-holder Regan Smith (not swimming at World Juniors) for the 200 back top priority spot. Hopping on the train to Budapest is NCAP swimmer Chase Travis, whose 8th-place finish overall in the 800 free earned her a spot on the 2019 World Juniors team.
The girls’ 4×100 free relay has three of the top 5 fastest 15-16 event performers in history, Walsh (54.13), Torri Huske (54.73), and Amy Tang (54.84). Along with 17-year-old Grace Cooper‘s 55.52 from finals, their combined relay time of 3:39.22 is nearly 5 seconds under the 15-18 NAG of 3:44.88.
|Priority 1 Girls (As of 7/31)|
|Gretchen Walsh||100 FR|
|Torri Huske||100 FR|
|Amy Tang||4×100 FR-R|
|Grace Cooper||4×100 FR-R|
|Chase Travis||800 FR|
|Lillie Nordmann||200 FL|
Potential Qualifiers (Priority 2 & 3)
- These athletes are in line for selection, but need enough athletes to double up in events to be officially added to the roster.
Jake Mitchell became the 16th-fastest performer in 17-18 age group history in the 1500 free with his #2 spot behind Katz. Meanwhile, Brendan Burns made age group history of his own as the 20th-fastest performer in 17-18 history in the 200 fly. These swimmers will need to rely on multi-event athletes (which will likely happen) to ensure their spots on the Budapest roster.
In the reserves for the 4×100 free relay is Matt Brownstead, #6 class of 2020 recruit and a huge relay asset. He will be on the bubble until the conclusion of the meet.
|Priority 2/3 Boys (As of 7/31)|
|Jake Mitchell||1500 FR|
|Brendan Burns||200 FL|
|Matt Brownstead||4×100 FR-R|
Alongside Brownstead, Maxine Parker will also have to sit and wait until her selection chances are heightened out of the 3rd priority.
15-year-old Charlotte Hook became the 4th-fastest 200 fly performer in 15-16 history behind priority 1 swimmer Lillie Nordmann. The duo certainly have shown they are the future of the women’s 200 fly and together in Budapest could scare the world into proving they have much more business to do.
Olivia McMurray swam one of the top 30 swims in 15-16 age group history in the 800 free and alongside Travis can show another future generation in women’s distance freestyle.
|Priority 2/3 Girls (As of 7/31)|
|Olivia McMurray||800 FR|
|Charlotte Hook||200 FL|
|Maxine Parker||4×100 FR|