2020 ISL HS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Jan. 24, 2020
- McLean, Virginia
- Short Course Yards
- Full Results on Meet Mobile
Stone Ridge’s Phoebe Bacon and Erin Gemmell put on a show Saturday at the 2020 Independent School League Swimming Championships. First, they combined with Eleanor Sun (breast- 30.05) and Tia Thomas (free- 23.76) to win the 200 medley relay in a new League Record of 1:43.62. Bacon led them off with a 24.52 back split, while Gemmell put up a 25.29 on the fly. Check out the race video below and read on for a recap of the meet and more videos of the individual highlights.
GIRLS’ 200 MEDLEY RELAY
Individually, Bacon set 2 League Records. Bacon, a Pan American Games and U.S. Open Champion, was over 4 seconds ahead of the field as she touched in 52.84. That’s about a second shy of her best from last month’s NCAP invite. She returned to win the 100 back, again dominating with a 51.32. That’s just over half a second from her best, which was set at the same invite last month. It’s also a new National High School Record, breaking the former mark held by Olivia Smoliga. In addition to her individual wins, Bacon split a 49.19 to anchor Stone Ridge’s 400 free relay (3:26.16)to a new League Record.
GIRLS’ 100 BACK:
GIRLS’ 100 FLY:
Gemmell, daughter of U.S. Olympic coach Bruce Gemmell and sister of U.S. Olympian Andrew Gemmell, broke 50 seconds to set a new Meet Record in the 100 free. Her 49.92 within 4 tenths of her lifetime best from 2019 NCSAs. She won the 200 free in 1:46.90, also within tenths of her best from last year’s NCSA Meet. Her final swim of the meet was a 22.45 anchor split on Stone Ridge’s 200 free relay as the team took down the League Record in 1:35.07.
GIRLS’ 100 FREE:
GIRLS’ 200 FREE:
After contributing to the winning 200 medley relay, freshman Sun went on to narrowly miss the Meet Record with a 2:04.34 in the 200 IM. She clipped her lifetime best in the 100 breast, posting a 1:03.85 to win it. Sun also split a 23.99 on the 3rd leg of the 200 free relay.
Madeira Varsity’s Sofie Davis and The Holton-Arms School’s Sophie Duncan were also individual event winners. Davis won the 50 free, just hundredths away from her best time in 24.09. Duncan knocked almost 4 seconds off her best in the 500 free, winning in 4:51.71. Notably, every individual event winner at the meet is a club swimmer for NCAP.