Watch: U.S. Breaks Boys 4×100 Free Relay World Junior Record (Race Video)

by Spencer Penland 8

August 27th, 2022 International, News, Video

2022 JUNIOR PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

BOYS 4×100 METER FREESTYLE RELAY – TIMED FINALS

  • Jr World: 3:15.80 – USA (J Magahey, L Urlando, A Chaney, C Foster) (2019)
  • Jr Pan Pac: 3:17.67 – USA, USA (R Hoffer, D Krueger, C Craig, D Kibler) (2016)

Podium:

  1. United States (Thomas Heilman, Henry McFadden, Daniel Diehl, Kaii Winkler) – 3:15.79
  2. Australia (Flynn Southam, Marcus Da Silva, Anders McAlpine, Jamie Mooney) – 3:18.06
  3. Japan (Tatsumi Edward Scott, Yoshitoku Narushima, Yamato Okadome, Ryosuke Hasunuma) – 3:19.94

After a ton of Junior Pan Pacs Records went down through the first 3 days of the 2022 Championships, the U.S. boys 4×100 free relay squad of Thomas Heilman, Henry McFadden, Daniel Diehl, and Kaii Winkler teamed up to break the World Junior Record to close out the day 3 finals session last night. Below, you’ll see the race video from USA Swimming’s YouTube account.

The race starts out in Australia’s favor, as Flynn Southam, the individual 100 free champion, got out to a blistering 48.43 start. It was all Team USA from that point on, however, seeing McFadden, Diehl, and Winkler take and expand the lead through the finish. Diehl had a particularly great split, throwing down a scorching 48.66 on the 3rd leg.

Here are the splits from last night’s relay, as well as the splits from the previous World Junior Record relay from 2019.

Splits USA (Heilmann, McFadden, Diehl, Winkler) – 2022 Jr Pan Pacs  USA (Magahey, Urlando, Chaney, Foster) – 2019 World Jr Champs
1st Leg Thomas Heilman (49.14) Jake Magahey (49.51)
2nd Leg Henry McFadden (49.04) Luca Urlando (48.73)
3rd Leg Daniel Diehl (48.66) Adam Chaney (48.64)
4th Leg Kaii Winkler (48.95) Carson Foster (48.92)
FINAL TIME 3:15.79 3:15.80

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612
5 months ago

It is so bizarre thinking about how fast these guys are for 18U…and then reminding myself there is Chlorine Daddy

Hank
Reply to  612
5 months ago

You think it is possible Popovicis age is faked and the dude is really like 22? Lol

PVK
Reply to  612
5 months ago

Chlorine Daddy kind of desensitizes me to what are unquestionably great 100 free times/splits at the 18U level. 48.6 is legit!

MIKE IN DALLAS
5 months ago

I don’t know if it was the most exciting race of the Jr. Pan Pacs, to date, but I was certainly shouting at my screen for TEAM USA – they just did a superb job against a very talented Aussie team!

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
5 months ago

Beat those Aussies!

Oi! Oi! Oi!

Snarky
5 months ago

What a studly swim. The US junior well replenished!

Swimfan
5 months ago

Anyone has video of the womens 4×200?

Troyy
Reply to  Swimfan
5 months ago