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The final sessions of the 2016 CeraVe Invitational were chalk-full of fast swims from the 10 & Unders up to the senior group.
Maggie Belbot of NBAC continued her record-breaking streak by claiming another meet record in the girls 10 & Under 100-meter fly. Bellbot dashed to a final time of 1:09.56 substantially lowering the former record of 1:15.17 set in 2010 by Jamie Lee. Anna Phelps of the Jersey Wahoos also finished under the former meet record mark with a time of 1:14.21.
Carolann Kimock edged out the competition in the girls 11-12 100-meter free, finishing a slim .02 seconds ahead of Badger’s Anya Pabby. Kimock stopped the clock at 1:03.75 over Pabby’s 1:03.77.
Long Island’s Brian Kern finished almost a full second ahead of the competition in the boys 10 & Under 50-meter back with a time of 38.00.
Clarissa Sabin of Berkeley Aquatics grabbed a win in the girls 11-12 50-meter fly with a time of 30.98, making her the only athlete for that event under the 31-second mark.
Sabin collected another win later in the session in the 200-meter IM posted a final time of 2:32.70. Teammate Catherine Meisner finished second overall with a time of 2:34.85, while Mary Rotenberg of Badger took third with a 2:35.35.
Max Miranda of Bluefish collected an Olympic Trials cut in the men’s 200-meter fly finishing with a time of 2:01.62, over 5 and a half seconds ahead of the competition.
Miranda then climbed out of the pool just to step back on the block for the men’s 1500-meter free. Despite the fatigue Miranda had to have been feeling he delivered a stunning performance, finishing second with a time of 16:11.78 behind Spencer Lafata of Badger Swim Club (15:58.85).
The action didn’t stop there for Miranda, the sixteen-year-old turned around and anchored his team’s winning 400-meter free relay.
Maggie Aroesty of Long Island snagged an OT cut in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke stopping the clock at 2:34.47. Jersey Wahoos’ Molly Kowal posted a time of 2:38.13 for second, while AGUA’s Carly Fried took third with a 2:#9.86.
Matthew Otto of Delaware Swim Team cruised past the competition to a final time of 2:19.71 in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke. Second went to LIAC’s Ryan Brown and his time of 2:25.61, while Jack Portmann of Delaware collected third with a 2:26.95.
Two more OT cuts were earned in the women’s 200-meter back by Erin Voss of Vikings and Alex Sumner of SSC. Voss posted a final time of 2:12.01 and Sumner turned in a final time of 2:16.33.
Voss had a quick turn-around with only the men’s 200-meter back between her events. That didn’t stop her from grabbing gold in the women’s 100-meter free with a time of 58.12. Second in the event went to LIAC’s Cara Treble and her time of 58.37.
North Baltimore’s Coleman Stewart grabbed first and a junior nationals cut in the men’s 200-meter back with a time of 2:06.02. Harry Homans managed to get his hand on the wall just ahead of DST’s David Crossland to earn second with a time of 2:09.26. Crossland stopped the clock at 2:09.32.
Ryan Torie continued his successful winning streak in the sprint events with a gold in the men’s 100-meter free. The eighteen-year-old finished with a time of 53.67 to be the only athlete under the 54-second mark.
The top finishers in the women’s 200-meter fly proved that age is just a number as the young stars edged out their older competitors. Fourteen-year-old Lauryn Johnson turned in a final time of 2:16.21 to earn first and a junior nationals cut in the event. Sumner grabbed second with a time of 2:18.37, while third went to AGUA’s Sophia Zhang and her time of 2:22.79.