Wyatt Davis Goes Lifetime Best 48.2 in 100 Fly at Carmel Swim Club Intrasquad

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 4

August 09th, 2020 Club, News


  • August 7-8, 2020
  • Carmel, IN
  • Short course yards (SCY)
  • Results on Meet Mobile: ‘2020 CSC August Intrasquad’

Carmel Swim Club hosted an intrasquad meet this weekend with a simple event slate: 100s of each stroke only. University of Michigan commit Wyatt Davis was a headlining name at the intrasquad, winning three of his four events and setting lifetime bests in three races.

Davis’s first swim was the 100 fly, where he clocked a 48.24 to slice 1.24 seconds off of his old best of 49.48 from the 2019 Carmel Winter Invitational in January 2019. He won the event by over 1.5 seconds, with University of Tennessee commit Griffin Hadley touching second (49.84). Davis and Hadley went 1-2 in the very next event, the 100 back, hitting times of 47.92 and 49.73, respectively.

Davis finished fourth in the 100 breast with a 59.19, a 2.8-second drop from his old best. That event was won by 16-year-old Ryan Malicki in a 56.47, 1.5 seconds over his best. Gus Rothrock was second in 58.15, a 2.3-second drop, while Hadley was third in 58.47, a 3.7-second drop.

Finally, Davis was back on top in the 100 free (45.38), a lifetime best by .19. While he’s one of the best high school 200 freestylers in history (1:33.68), and he’s been as fast as 45.80 in the 100 back, Davis has not focused on the 100 free in yards as a primary event (though he’s been 50.79 in long course, suggesting he still has plenty to drop in SCY). His 200 free lifetime best actually had him at 45.45 going out to the 100 flip, meaning his best time yesterday was only a .07 drop from that split.

Rising Tennessee junior Trude Rothrock was one of the top performers on the women’s side. She was the fastest woman in the 100 fly (54.10) and 100 free (51.38). 16-year-old Devon Kitchel was the fastest woman in the other two events, posting a 56.04 in the 100 back and a 1:04.27 in the 100 breast, only half-a-second off her best in the 100 breast.


  • Hadley finished second in the 100 free (45.99), while Rothrock was third in a 1.2-second drop (46.13). 15-year-old Kayden Lancaster broke 47 for the first time for fourth place (46.82).
  • 12-year-old Lewis Zhang was on a tear this weekend. In the age group session with 14-and-unders, he first won the 100 fly in a lifetime best 56.38; it was a best by almost two full seconds. He then clocked a 57.81 to take the 100 back, slicing 1.4 seconds off his old best. In the 100 breast, he touched fourth, going a lifetime best 1:12.51, before he was back to win the 100 free in a one-second drop at 50.29.
  • 12-year-old Lucy Enoch won the mixed-gender 100 breast, going 1:09.08 for a four-second drop.

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2 years ago

Way to go Wyatt!!!

2 years ago

Hope we have a season so we can watch Wyatt and the rest of them compete this year!

2 years ago

Go vols!

2 years ago

Let’s go Lewis!!!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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