KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, December 7. TWO more meet records underwent a revision this morning as Curtis Ogren and Dylan Carter each turned in meet-standard races at the U.S. Winter Short Course Junior Nationals.
Women's 200 medley relay
SwimMAC's Kathleen Baker, Caitlin Casazza, Elsa Welshofer and Lauren Rhodes nearly clipped the meet record in the relay with a time of 1:41.95. That swim came up just short of Saint Andrew's record time of 1:41.63 set a year ago. Palo Alto Stanford's Ally Howe, Sarah Kaunitz, Marie Delisle and Jennifer Campbell placed second in 1:42.50, while Crow Canyon's Sidney Cooke, Heide Poppe, Brittany Usinger and Madison White finished third in 1:42.68.
Orange County (1:42.78), Hershey (1:43.97), Carmel (1:44.34), Michigan Lakeshore (1:44.48) and Baylor (1:44.52) rounded out the top eight going into the finale.
Men's 200 medley relay
Bolles demonstrated is remarkable depth with a 1-2 finish in prelims. Bolles' Josh Booth, Marijn Van Zundert, Santo Condorelli and Emiro Goossen turned in a 1:30.44 for the top time, while teammates Matt McPheters, Peter Georgiadis, Joseph Schooling and Caeleb Dressel posted a second-place 1:31.57. Dressel had an impressive anchor leg with a 19.41, while Van Zundert turned in a 25.68 on the breaststroke. Nashville's Chatham Dobbs, James Goss, Reece Boyd and Philip Fossee qualified third in 1:31.79.
SwimMAC (1:31.79), Tide (1:32.67), Crow Canyon (1:32.69) and Mobile (1:32.77) also made the championship finale. Baylor and Phoenix Swim Club set up a rare relay swimoff with matching eighth-place 1:33.18s.
Women's 400 IM
Ella Eastin checked in with a 4:13.58 to lead the way in the distance medley. She posted a two-second advantage as Gator's Hannah Burns qualified second in the event with a 4:15.34. Eastin has been much faster with a 4:11.61 from March 2011 sectionals to her credit, while dropped four seconds from her best of 4:19.26 clocked a year ago at the Gator Holiday Classic. Firestone's Katelyn Miller earned third in 4:15.53.
Raleigh's Hannah Moore (4:16.15), Dayton Raiders' Sydney Lofquist (4:17.16), Palo Alto's Ally Howe (4:18.55), Crimson's Margaret D'Innocenzo (4:18.60) and Eagle's Geordie Enoch (4:18.95) completed the championship field.
Men's 400 IM
Palo Alto's Curtis Ogren produced the first meet record of the morning with a sterling 3:46.13 in the distance medley. That swim eclipsed the 3:47.60 mark set by Carlos Omana back in 2010, and cut more than two seconds off his personal record of 3:48.99 from last year's Juniors. Ogren is the 13-14 U.S. National Age Group record holder with a 3:54.23 from 2010, but the 16 year old's 15-16 target is a big scalp as Michael Phelps clocked a 3:42.08 in 2002.
Mount Pleasant's Zach Lierley turned in a second-ranked time of 3:50.54, while College Area's Thomas Anderson placed third in 3:51.85.
Orinda's Steven Stumph (3:51.93), North Texas' Jonathan Roberts (3:52.12), Kingfish's Nick Arakelian (3:52.16), Crimson's Robert Owen (3:52.46) and Dayton Raiders' Patrick Mulcare (3:52.91) also earned transfer spots into the championship heat.
Women's 100 fly
Mount Pleasant's Megan Kingsley broke 54 seconds for the first time in her career, leading prelims with a time of 53.29. That lowered her personal best of 54.03 from October, and put her within striking distance of Kelly Naze's 2011 meet mark of 52.93. Orange County's Lindsey Engel, who stunned the crowd with a blistering 22.24 to win the 50 free last night, qualified second in 53.80. Mantas' Danielle Nack turned in a third-ranked 53.89.
Billings' Jenna Marsh (54.05), SwimMAC's Kathleen Baker (54.13), Osprey's Linnea Mack (54.24), SwimMAC's Caitlin Casazza (54.30) and North Mecklenburg's Christina Lappin (54.42) qualified fourth through eighth to make up the finale field.
Men's 100 fly
Bolles had another strong event this morning with Santo Condorelli (47.45) and Joseph Schooling (47.72) both cutting under 48 seconds for the top two seeds. Both will be vying for Paul Davis' meet record of 46.83 from last year. SwimMAC's Matt Josa is hovering around the 47-second range with a third-seeded 48.15, while Memphis' Pace Clark touched fourth in 48.27.
Schooling broke the national high school record in this event last month with a sizzling 46.50, but is likely focused on heading to Turkey to compete for Singapore next week.
Mobile's William Glass (48.46), Palo Alto's Andrew Liang (48.52), Dayton Raiders' Josh Quallen (48.75) and Hershey's Vincent Tafuto (48.90) qualified fifth through eighth.
Women's 200 free
Hershey's Meaghan Raab, who recently moved away from Knoxville to Pennsylvania after training at Pilot, topped qualifying in 1:46.93. She's gunning for Lindsey McKnight's meet record of 1:45.37 set a year ago in this event. Jeffco's Alex Malazdrewicz touched second in 1:47.56, while Santa Clara's Catherine Ladd qualified third in 1:47.88.
Area Tallahassee's Cecilia Williams (1:48.09), North Mecklenburg's Emily Allen (1:48.34), SwimMAC's Lauren Rhodes (1:48.92) and Mobile's Paige Madden (1:48.92) placed fourth through seventh while Metroplex's Sammie Hashbarger and Stingrays' Rebecca Postoll set up a swimoff for eighth with matching 1:49.02s.
Men's 200 free
The second meet record of the morning fell as Davie Nadadores' Dylan Carter raced to a 1:36.04 in the event. That swim cleared the 1:36.20 set by William Hamilton in 2010, and is half-a-second back of Michael Domagala's 15-16 U.S. National Age Group record of 1:35.49 from Nationals. Bolles' Josh Booth took second in the race with a 1:37.49, while LTP's Matthew Adams placed third in 1:38.86.
Upper Dublin's Bob Bantley (1:38.89), Bolles' Caeleb Dressel (1:39.09), Stingrays' James Yoder (1:39.11), Pleasanton's Maxime Rooney (1:39.22) and SwimMAC's John Manchester (1:39.34) qualified fourth through eighth. Rooney is within striking distance of the 13-14 U.S. National Age Group record as a 14-year-old. Nick Silverthorn holds that record with a 1:38.94 from 2010.
Women's 100 breast
Crow Canyon's Heidi Poppe dominated prelims with a time of 1:00.38, and is well on her way to tracking down Mary Olsen's 2010 meet record of 59.81. SwimMAC's Kathleen Baker qualified second in 1:02.09, while Atlantis' Lindsey Horejsi finished third in 1:02.26.
Neptune's Taylor Young (1:02.49), Lillia King (1:02.69), Lake Country's Lindsay Adamski (1:02.76), Snow's Kaleigh Rosenburg (1:02.76) and Lakeside's Kennedy Lohman (1:02.81) rounded out the top eight heading into the finale. Lohman, 14, has some time to make up but could make a run at Megan Quann-Jendrick's 13-14 U.S. National Age Group record of 1:01.29 set back in 1998.
Men's 100 breast
Orinda's Steven Stumph (54.58) and Palo Alto's Curtis Ogren (54.68) nearly added another meet record time to the morning as the pair challenged Cody Miller's 2008 standard of 54.38. Stumph has already been under Miller's record with a lifetime best of 54.06, while Ogren cleared 55 seconds for the first time this morning. Panama City's Michael Duderstadt qualified third in 55.16.
Tide's Austin Temple (55.44), Daniel Le (55.72), The Dolphins' Cole Hurwitz (55.77), Davie's Rafa Van Leeuwaarde (55.80) and Tim Cottam (55.88) also made their way to the finale.
Women's 100 back
SwimMAC's Kathleen Baker will be busy tonight, having earned spots in championship finals left and right, but the backstroke proved to be her first top seed with a 53.62. Her lifetime best is a 52.87, that could put her in range to take down Courtney Bartholomew's 2009 meet standard of 52.22. Michigan Lakeshore's Taylor Garcia checked in second with a 53.90, while Phoenix Swim Club's Keaton Blovad qualified third in 53.98 after an eye-opening 22.74 50 free in prelims yesterday as a 14 year old. Orange County's Lindsey Engel, the eventual winner in the 50 free last night, qualified fourth in 54.09.
Osprey's Linnea Mack (54.14), Crow Canyon's Madison White (54.20), St. Croix's Mickayla Hinkle (54.33) and Palo Alto's Ally Howe (54.35) also earned spots in the championship finale.
Men's 100 back
Hennessey Stuart clinched the top seed heading into the finale with a time of 48.52, while Davie's Dylan Carter (48.93) and Mobile's William Glass (48.94) joined him under 49 seconds. They have plenty of time to make up to get after the meet record as Ryan Murphy turned in a scorching 46.72 last year.
Aces' Daryl Turner (49.13), North Texas' Aaron Greene (49.29), Nashville's Chatham Dobbs (49.33), Dayton Raiders' Patrick Mulcare (49.35) and Parkland's Peter Conzola (49.50) all beat 49.5 to make the championship finale.