PHOENIX, Arizona, July 15. SOME of the fastest high school sprinters in the nation joined up for the top 200-yard free relays on the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association All-American lists. In Nebraska, Jacob Molacek paced the Creighton Prep boys, while Amy Bilquist sparked the Carmel girls in Indiana.
Creighton Prep is on top of the 200-yard free relay rankings this year with a 1:22.31 from finals of the Nebraska State High School Championships. The foursome of Jacob Molacek (19.84), Sean Tate (20.15), Ryan Tate (21.16) and Michael Bauwens (21.16) put together the top time this past year to beat Bolles by just one hundredth of a second.
It was a special meet for Molacek, who also took down the 100-yard breast national high school record in prelims. The Auburn-bound senior posted a 52.92 for the first sub-53 second time ever clocked by a high school swimmer.
Over in Indiana, Carmel High had a tremendous swim in the girls 200-yard freestyle relay. The foursome of Amy Bilquist (22.52), Claire Adams (22.66), Hanna House (23.31) and Veronica Burchill (22.88) clocked a 1:31.37 to set a national public school mark. That swim smashed a second-and-a-half off Carmel’s previous record of 1:32.75, and closed the distance on Baylor’s overall and independent school record of 1:31.18.
It will be interesting to see what Bolles is able to pull off next year with its entire team having graduated. Carmel looks in good shape on the girls side with just one leg, House, graduating this year.
Boys 200 free relay Top 8
1, 1:22.31, Jacob Molacek (12), Sean Tate (11), Ryan Tate (11), Mike Bauwens (12), Creighton Preparatory School
2, 1:22.32, Joseph Schooling (12), Josh Booth (12), William McKinney (12), Luke Georgiadis (12), The Bolles School
3, 1:22.57, Oliver Maarse (12), Joon Sung (10), Ryan Wilson (11), Corey John (12), Loyola High School
4, 1:23.12, Nick Stachel (11), Vince Everman (11), Jake Sannem (9 ), Kyle Shurmur (11), LaSalle College High School
5, 1:23.15, Cole Cogswell (11), Kevin Moore (12), Austin Barreiro (11), Matthew Johnson (12), William S. Hart High School
6, 1:23.18, Nicholas Wargo (12), Brandon Cole (12), Bryce Keblish (11), Bjorn Davis (12), Fairfield College Preparatory School
7, 1:23.23, Luke Kaliszak (12), Chandler Hinson (12), Dustin Tynes (12), Christian Selby (11), The Baylor School
8, 1:23.24, Matt Whittle (12), Soren Dickens (11), Jonathan Pun (12), Riley Hickman (11), Davis Senior High School
Girls 200 free relay Top 8
1, 1:31.37, Amy Bilquist (11), Claire Adams (10), Hanna House (12), Veronica Burchill (10), Carmel High School
2, 1:32.74, Kasey Schmidt (11), Claire Rasmus (11), Natasha Gvakharia Mgebrishvili (11), Jessica Hodgson (12), The Bolles School
3, 1:33.22, Rebecca Postoll (11), Maria Sheridan (12), Lauren Rhodes (12), Nora McCullagh (11), Charlotte Catholic High School
4, 1:33.51, Heidi Poppe (12), Marina Smith (12), Alexa Fusari (9 ), Cailey Steffens (11), San Ramon Valley High School
5, 1:33.62, Madelyn Murphy (10), Kelsey Witkay (10), Malorie Han (10), Natalie Amberg (12), Carondelet High School
6, 1:33.70, Maizie Seidl (9 ), Kristi Larsen (9 ), Shelby Rozeboom (11), Beata Nelson (10), Verona / Mount Horeb Co-op
7, 1:33.81, Kaley Buchanan (9 ), Jenny Young (12), Colette Robinson (10), Madelyn Veith (12), Hershey High School
8, 1:33.87, GraceAnne Long (11), Alexandra Hedden (11), Grace Van Fossen (11), Jennifer Smith (12), Upper Arlington High School
2013-14 NISCA Girls High School All-Americans
2013-14 NISCA Boys High School All-Americans
NOTE: All America times have to be submitted to NISCA by a certain deadline in order to make the 2014 All-American list. Coaches can submit times here: http://www.niscaonline.org/aaswimming/. Corrections can also be submitted to NISCA via three emails: Boys Swimming contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; Girls Swimming contact: email@example.com; Boys and Girls Diving contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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