COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, December 6. THE first night of distance freestyle-filled swimming warmed up the pool as Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky and top-ranked high school recruit Jack Conger will join the action tomorrow at the Tom Dolan Invitational. Find all the coverage of the meet and more at the SwimmingWorld.TV landing page.
AGUA's Isla Hutchinson-Maddox smoked the girls 15-and-over 1650 free with a 16:29.11 to win the overall open title. NOVA's Jessie Gvozdas took second in 16:55.20, while teammate Bailey Hall picked up third in 17:00.98.
NCAP's Gavin Springer won the open boys 15-and-over 1650 free event with a 15:24.83, while NOVA's Townley Haas placed second in 15:29.99. RMSC's Brady Welch claimed third in 15:30.62.
Emily Meilus topped the girls 13-14 1650 free with a time of 16:58.08, while Maddie Hadd finished second in 17:14.20. Morgan Hill placed third in 17:28.71. Madison Homovich won the girls 12-and-under 500 free with a 5:04.33, while Sophie Perez took second in 5:06.23. Sinead Eksteen touched third in 5:09.19. Eksteen returned in the 200 back to win the 12-and-under event in 2:08.34. Alex Sumner (2:09.81) and Grace Gent (2:11.96) rounded out the top three.
Jack McSorley pocketed the 13-14 1650 free title for the boys with a 16:34.02, while Brandon Fabian (16:36.79) and Sam Pomajevich (16:44.07) took second and third. Sanjay Wijesekera turned in a 5:05.73 to win the boys 12-and-under 500 free, while John Clado (5:15.05) and David Umansky (5:18.94) finished second and third. Wijesekera doubled up with a 2:03.51 to win the 12-and-under 200 back. Jake Johnson (2:06.64) and Eli Fouts (2:08.57) finished second and third.