Harry Homans, Joanie Cash Double Winners at BAC Winter Invite

Photo Courtesy: Jessica Pochek

On the final night of racing at the BAC Winter Invite, Bluefish’s Harry Homans and Long Island’s Joanie Cash each picked up two individual victories. For Homans, the victories were his fourth and fifth of the meet, while the 14-year-old Cash won for the first time.

Homans lost his unbeaten record at the meet in his first event, finishing runner-up in the men’s 100 fly, but he bounced back to win both the 400 IM (4:33.41) and 200 back (2:05.25) in dominant fashion.

As for Cash, she picked up top finishes in the 100 fly, where she touched in 1:02.82, and the 50 free, where she finished in 26.81.

Jason Louser, also of Long Island, won the men’s 100 breast in 1:05.84, and teammate Timothy Marski won the 50 free in 24.35. For the LIAC women, Lauryn Johnson added a win in the 800 free to her Saturday triumph in the 400 free, touching in 9:01.57, while Chloe Stepanek won the 200 free in 2:05.91.

Delaware’s Jake Johnson blasted a 55.56 to win the men’s 100 fly, and teammate Olivia Paoletti won the women’s 100 breast in 1:13.50.

Will Barao, a teammate of Barao’s with Bluefish Swim Club, won the 200 free in 1:54.37. He also won the 400, 800 and 1500 free at the meet and finished among the top three in the 50 and 100 free as well as the 200 back. Another Bluefish swimmer, Summer Smith, was victorious in the women’s 200 back (2:20.19).

The Suburban Seahawks team of Madison KolessarHeather MccauslandSyd Paglia and Camryn Carter won the women’s 400 medley relay in 4:31.33, while the Delaware Swim Team quartet of Emils JurcikRyan Pirrung, Johnson and Jeb Darhower claimed a meet-ending victory in the men’s relay, touching in 4:01.82.

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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