Photo Credit: National Club Swimming Association
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, August 8. SYDNEY Sell, David Crossland, Abby Jagdfeld and Jacob Miller set individual NCSA records on the fourth night of racing at the National Club Swimming Association Summer Championships, while the night concluded with a fantastic finish in the men’s 800 free relay.
Two individual champions went head-to-head in the first final of the night, the women’s 100 back. Lakeside’s Sydney Sell, winner of the 200 back, and Hershey Aquatic Club’s Meaghan Raab, winner of the 50 fly, battled it out to the end, with Sell coming out ahead, 1:02.95 to 1:03.26. Sell lowered Hannah Whiteley’s NCSA record of 1:03.57 in the process, set last year. Mickayla Hinkle of St. Croix Swim Club came in third in the race at 1:03.41. Delaware Swim Team’s David Crossland topped the men’s 100 back final in 56.74, an eight-tenth drop from prelims and new NCSA record. David Russell held the previous mark of 56.81, which he set 10 years ago in 2004. Cameron Craig of Southern Michigan Aquatic Club (57.59) and Wade O’Brien of Nova of Virginia (57.74) rounded out the top three.
Double event-winner Abby Jagdfeld of Waukesha Express continued what has been a fantastic meet with a third win, this time in the 400 free. Jagdfeld dropped three seconds from her prelim time and dominated the final in 4:14.68, more than four seconds ahead of Magnolia Aquatic Club’s Joy Field (4:18.89). Jagdfeld also cut almost three seconds off the NCSA record of 4:17.47, set by Jessie Gvozdas last year. Taylor Pike of Razorback Aquatics picked up another podium finish with a third place effort of 4:20.13.
Redbird Swim Club’s Jacob Miller added a second win to his collection, topping the men’s 100 free final in 50.77 after qualifying fourth in 52.17. Miller’s time marked a new NCSA record, as he cut .13 from Townley Haas’ 2013 record of 50.90. Brody Heck of Saint Andrew’s Swimming held onto his second place seed with a 51.53, while Nicholas Bigot of North Bay Aquatics came in third with a 51.82.
After qualifying fourth for the women’s 200 breast final in 2:38.87, Suburban Seahawks’ Allyson McHugh stormed by the field in tonight’s final, touching first in 2:35.53. Third seed Peyton Greenberg of Lakeside also dropped a chunk from prelims, finishing second tonight in 2:36.26. Saint Andrew’s Rachael Bradford-Feldman, the top seed, wound up third in 2:36.86. Meanwhile, the men’s 200 breast final came down to the final yard, as Rockwood’s Phillip Willett out-touched Nova of Virginia’s Charles Swanson for the title, 2:19.20 to 2:19.26. Jacob Zucker got to the wall third with a time of 2:20.28.
Poseidon’s Madison Boswell raced to her first win of the meet, coming out ahead of a close field in the women’s 100 fly. Boswell stopped the clock in 1:01.22 to just sneak by Lakeside’s Asia Seidt, who posted a 1:01.35. Hershey Aquatic Club’s Meaghan Raab finished on the podium for the second time tonight with a third place swim of 1:01.51. The top six swimmers in the men’s 100 fly final touched within three tenths of each other, led by Nation’s Capital’s Nicholas McGarry in 55.37. Badger’s Jonathan Marsh hit the wall second in 55.48, with Nation’s Capital’s Samuel Pomajevich only .02 behind in third in 55.50.
Tonight’s finals session ended on a thrilling note as two teams tied for first in the men’s 800 free relay. Redbird Swim Club’s Jared Schimmelpfenning, Steven Fishman, Andrew Loy and Jacob Miller matched the Northern Kentucky Clippers squad of Michael Summe, Austin Haney, Zachary Smith and Brendan Meyer in equal 7:42.93s. Lakeside’s foursome of Eric Grimes, Trey Hubbuch, Clayton Forde and Noah Johnston was also in the mix with a third place effort of 7:43.49.
Through 33 events, Nation’s Capital leads the team standings with 1,475 points, followed by Lakeside Swim Team (1,135) and Academy Bullets (1,017.5). Nation’s Capital also leads both the men’s and women’s team races as well.
Results are available on the Meet Mobile app.