Race Video: Check Out 100 Breaststroke Finals From Juniors

Editorial coverage for U.S. Junior Nationals proudly sponsored by Q Swimwear!

IRVINE, California, July 31. LAST night, Lauren Barber and Connor Hoppe claimed titles in the 100-meter breaststrokes, while Reece Whitley blasted his 13-14 U.S. National Age Group record at the USA Swimming Junior Nationals.  Watch all the videos here.

Women’s 100 breast

JCC Sailfish Lauren Barber led a quartet of swimmers in the 1:09s with a winning effort of 1:09.72. This morning, she clocked a lifetime best of 1:10.21, and tonight she managed to break through that 1:10 barrier. KING’s Carolyn McCann chased down second-place honors with a time of 1:09.84, while Roadrunner’s Jorie Caneta finished third in the finale with a 1:09.88. Atlantis’ Lindsey Horejsi also put up a 1:09 to take fourth in 1:09.89.

Central Bucks’ Allie Szekely (1:10.12), Shorewood’s Rachel Munson (1:10.19), Canyons’ Nikol Popov (1:10.30) and Highbridge’s Madison Winstead (1:11.01) also battled in the championship heat. Kasey Carlson’s meet record of 1:08.29 had looked to be in trouble this morning, but will add another year to its reign since 2008.

Aspen’s Emma Cain, 14, powered her way to a strong B final win in 1:10.89. This morning, she just missed breaking 1:11 for the first time with a 1:11.00, and tonight she raced right through that barrier. Rose Bowl’s Kirsten Vose took second in 1:11.10 with Loveland’s Morgan Friesen also with a 1:11 as she posted a 1:11.42 for third in the consolation heat.

Fort Collins’ Zoe Bartel edged Nashville’s Tatum Wade in the C final, 1:11.19 to 1:11.35. That clipped 13-year-old Bartel’s lifetime best of 1:11.68 set this morning, while Wade also edged a best of 1:11.39 from July. Marin Pirate Riley Scott placed third in the bonus consolation heat with a 1:12.01.

A Final

B Final

C Final

Awards

Men’s 100 breast

Clovis’ Connor Hoppe chased down Canyon’s Peter Kropp down the stretch, winning the junior national title 1:02.17 to 1:02.32. That’s Hoppe’s first time under 1:03, breaking his previous personal mark of 1:03.18 from prelims. Kropp missed his best of 1:02.21 set during prelims. Avon’s Chandler Bray rounded out the top three in 1:02.87 with Arkansas Dolphin Blair Bish picking up fourth in 1:02.88.

Cardinal’s Todd Owen (1:02.95), PASA’s Curtis Ogren (1:03.13), Greater Omaha’s Jacob Molacek (1:03.55) and Heat’s Ross Palazzo (1:03.67) turned in the rest of the championship heat swims. Carsten Vissering’s meet record held up as his 1:01.94 from last year will make it another year.

Penn Charter’s Reece Whitley took down his 13-14 National Age Group record with a winning time of 1:03.23. Two weeks ago, he broke Michael Andrew’s 1:03.83 with a new record time of 1:03.82 (30.46, 33.36). Tonight, he blasted half-a-second from the record ahead of Andrew’s second-place time of 1:03.49. PASA’s Joe Kmak took third in 1:03.60.

Long Island’s Gunther Cassell had too much in the tank as he powered his way to a 1:03.40 to win the C final. That cut half-a-second off his lifetime best of 1:03.94 from the Mesa stop of the Arena Grand Prix. Stingrays’ Ben Hendrickson took second in 1:03.51 with Arizona Marlin Matt Anderson third in 1:03.75.

A Final

B Final

C Final

Awards

Comments Off

Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

Current Swimming World Issue


Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here