Nation’s Capital Sweeps Team Titles At NCSA Summer Championships

Photo Credit: Christopher Rattray

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, August 9. NATION’S Capital Swim Club brought home the combined, men’s and women’s team trophies as the 2014 National Club Swimming Association Summer Swimming Championships came to a close tonight at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.

After finishing third in the women’s 100 back last night, St. Croix Swim Club’s Mickayla Hinkle upgraded to first in the 50 back, touching the wall in 29.77 for the win tonight. Nation’s Capital’s Carrie Boone, who qualified first in prelims, was right behind in 29.84, .05 off her prelim time. Darby Goodwin of Saint Andrew’s also broke 30, placing third in 29.93. In the men’s 50 back final, Old Dominion’s Logan Burton earned his first win of the meet by only .03, getting by Academy Bullets’ Tyler Sesvold for the win, 26.67 to 26.70. David Crossland, last night’s winner of the 100 back, rounded out the top three in 26.92.

In the women’s 200 IM, Hershey Aquatic Club’s Meaghan Raab cruised to her second win of the meet with the top swim of the day at 2:17.44. Raab dropped almost three seconds from her prelim time to best Lakeside’s Brooke Forde (2:18.39) and Suburban Seahawks’ Allyson McHugh (2:18.68). Redbird Swim Club’s Jacob Miller chopped three and a half seconds off his prelim time to win the men’s 200 IM in 2:05.13, his third win of the meet. Joseph Young of Southeastern Swim Club, the top seed after prelims, slipped to second with a 2:06.67, while Flyers Aquatic Swim Team’s Nicholas Alexander rounded out the top three in 2:06.89.

Waukesha Express’ Abby Jagdfeld wrapped up her meet with a fourth victory. After sweeping the 100, 200 and 400 freestyles earlier in the meet, Jagdfeld topped the women’s 50 free tonight in 26.18, less than a tenth in front of Academy Bullets’ Avery Braunecker (26.24). Casey Franz of Poseidon finished .03 behind Braunecker in 26.27. Saint Andrew’s Gage Kohner came out on top of a very close men’s 50 free final, topping the podium in 23.62. Poseidon’s Just Rich nearly got the win, moving up from sixth to second with a 23.64. Badger’s Jonathan Marsh posted a 23.70 to finish third.

In the lone distance event of the day, The Woodlands Swim Team made it a 1-2 punch in the men’s 1500 free with Colin Murphy (15:56.74) and Matthew Anderson (16:00.83) taking first and second. Murphy dropped seven seconds, while Anderson dropped almost 12 in a great race for both swimmers. Jacob Wielinski placed third in the final, dropping 20 seconds from his seed time with a 16:01.61.

Nation’s Capital closed out the meet with a win in the women’s 400 medley relay, as Carrie Boone, Natalie Purnell, Jasmine Hellmer and Hannah Baker bested the rest of the competition with a 4:18.09. Amanda Smith, Madeleine Vonderhaar, Sharlene Brady and Sophie Skinner of the Northern Kentucky Clippers just edged Sydney Sell, Brooke Forde, Asia Seidt and Monica McGrath of Lakeside for second, 4:19.08 to 4:19.09.

Nova of Virginia claimed the men’s relay win with Wade O’Brien, Charles Swanson, Aaron Schultz and Luke Martin posting a 3:52.18. Christopher Murphy, Timothy Wu, Nicholas McGarry and Grant Goddard of Nation’s Capital finished within striking distance at 3:52.85. Brendan Meyer, Louis Vennefron, Robert Newman and Michael Summe gave the Northern Kentucky Clippers a third place effort with their 3:55.11.

Nation’s Capital swept the combined, men’s and women’s team trophies, posting 1,731 points overall – 770 on the men’s side and 961 on the women’s side. Lakeside Swim Team finished second in the combined standings with 1,285 points, while Academy Bullets Swim Team took third with 1,216 points. Nova of Virginia placed second in the men’s meet with 626 points, followed by Lakeside with 561. Academy Bullets finished in the runner-up spot in the women’s meet with 738 points, while Lakeside placed third with 724.

Results are available on Meet Mobile and the NCSA website.

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Author: Emily Sampl

Emily Sampl, an editorial assistant for Swimming World Magazine, is a freelance writer for USA Swimming and an assistant coach at Boulder High School and Boulder Elks Swim Team in Colorado. Emily graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and master's degree in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

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