Wyatt Davis Wreaks Havoc on Indiana Age Group Records at IN SwimFest

Wyatt Davis of the Carmel Swim Club took down four Indiana 13-14 state records this weekend, and moved into the all-time 13-14 top 10 in the 100 back.

Meet results

Davis’ first record came in the 200 free, where he was 1:56.49 to top his own Indiana age group record (IAR) by .12 as well as take down Kyle Whitaker’s 2006 meet record. Davis’ CSC teammate Jake Mitchell went under 2 minutes for the first time to take 2nd in that race (1:58.62).

Davis, tonight, went 53.04 in the 100 free to take seven tenths off of the IAR and easily win the event. This weekend, he also won the 200 back (2:05.51), the 100 back (58.78), the 400 free (4:05.70), and the 100 fly (58.77). It was his first time under the minute mark in the 100 fly. To end the meet, Davis led off Carmel’s 400 medley relay with a 58.08 backstroke split that earned him his third IAR and moved him up to #9 all-time in the 13-14 age group rankings. CSC touched in 4:06.66, almost seven seconds ahead of FAST’s IAR from 2015.

Davis wasn’t the only 13-14 boy breaking records. Florida commit Chandler Bray, the national high school record holder in the 100 breast, had his 13-14 IAR broken by two boys in the 200m breast. Northwest Aquatic Club’s Tristan Dewitt (2:23.66) and Munster’s Kyle Adams (2:24.19) were both well under Bray’s mark of 2:25.74 from 2013. Bray, meanwhile, finished 3rd in the open 200 breast (2:20.62) behind champ Cody Taylor (2:18.72). In the 100 breast, Adams popped a 1:06.04 with Dewitt 2nd in 1:08.48, as Adams was just off of Bray’s 13-14 IAR of 1:05.96.

10-year-old Adele Zyniewicz broke a NAG record as well. Read more about that here.

Marat Amaltdinov took the senior 100 breast (1:02.65) in an incredibly tight battle with Ian Finnerty (1:02.69). Finnerty went on to win the 100 free with a strong 50.82 after coming into the meet seeded much further back at 53.14. Georgia-bound Veronica Burchill was .02 off of her PR in the 100 fly with a 59.76, and was also 55.72 anchoring CSC’s 400 free relay win.

The 15-16 sprinters had a very strong meet as well. Anya Goeders, who nearly finaled in the 50 free at the Olympic Trials, posted a 25.42 for the win there. Meanwhile, Carmel’s Kelly Pash dropped lifetime bests of 56.42 and 2:02.77 in the 100 and 200 freestyles, her first time under 57 and 2:04, respectively.

Drew Kibler of CSC had a seriously impressive 400 free, blasting a 3:58.87 for his first time under four minutes. He actually came in with a best time of 4:25.86, but lopped about twenty seconds off for a 4:05 in prelims and then took another sizable chunk out to win the event in the final. Kibler also led off CSC’s 200 free relay in 22.99 and anchored their 400 free relay in 50.87.

IU’s men had a strong meet, with Ali Khalafalla taking the 50 free (23.02), Vini Lanza the 100 fly (53.71) and 200 fly (2:01.20), and Bob Glover the 100 back (55.08) and 200 back (2:02.42).

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Swim Fan
6 years ago

Munster 13-14 boys set meet record in 200 Med. Relay and both Carmel and Munster 13-14 boys were six+ seconds under the state record in the 400 Med. Relay. Relays were ranked top 3 in country this year!
Indiana is Swimming!

6 years ago

It was a great weekend for Fort Wayne. This 10&Under swimmer from SWAC was more than 2 seconds faster than the previous Indiana age group record of 1:15.28.
1 Merritt, Ripley A 10 SWAC-IN 1:12.91 (Girls 100 Backstroke)

6 years ago

Mallory Jackson from NACS (Northwest Aquatic Club Swimming) in Fort Wayne was also impressive. She won all six of her events: 200Back (2:18.86), 200free (2:07.37), 400IM (5:03.82), 100back (1:05.80), 200IM (2:24.08), 100free (59.15, had a 58.40 relay split)

Swim Mom Yo
6 years ago

Indiana IS Swimming!

bobo gigi
6 years ago

Impressed by Drew Kibler. I think he will be great in the 200 free in the coming years. Tokyo 2020.

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

I agree. You read my mind, Bobo!
Drew Kiber in Tokyo 2020!

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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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