Winter Juniors – East Day 4 Scratch Report: Alex Walsh Out of 100 Fr B


National age group record fiend Alex Walsh of Nashville Aquatics, fresh off a 100 breast 15-16 NAG record yesterday, has scratched out of the B final of the girls’ 100 freestyle. With that scratch, her sister Gretchen Walsh and Paige Hetrick get to avoid a swim-off, after tying for 16th with 50.52 this morning. Alex’s scratch also brings Gator Swim Club’s Kaitlyn Cronin up into the C final.

Talia Bates of Gator Swim Club is now out of C final of girls’ 200 back after 1:59.18 this morning, allowing Christin Rockway of Tampa Bay Aquatics in (1:59.64).

Ross Dant of Hickory Foundation scratched the boys’ 200 back B final after posting 1:47.70 this morning, which bumps Caleb Mauldin of Old Dominion up to the B final (1:48.14), and Braeden Leach of Memphis Thunder up to the C final. John Sampson, who tied with Mauldin this morning, is now the top seed of the C final.

Panama City’s Chad McGuire scratched the boys’ 200 breast final after finishing 21st this morning (2:02.95). His scratch moves Lakeside’s Grayson Schroering up, after posting 2:03.29 this morning.

Central Jersey’s Kathryn Petrone and Marlins of Raleigh’s Madison Homovich have dropped the B final of the girls’ 200 fly, allowing Katherine Trace of Upper Arlington and Carissa Armijo of Tennessee to bump up. Riley Gaines of Excel and Elizabeth Vannote are now in the C final.

John Fulginiti of the Blue Dolphins (1:49.92) scratched the C final of the men’s 200 fly, allowing Cole Brown of Lakeside to bump up after his 1:50.00 this morning.



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Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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