IRVINE, California, August 13. THE final evening of the U.S. Junior Long Course Nationals came to a close with Swim Torrance's Vlad Morozov twice lowering the meet record in the men's splash-and-dash.
Morozov twice lowered the meet record in the men's 50 free. First, he clocked a 22.23 in prelims this morning, before returning this evening with a splendid time of 22.13. Cypress Fairbank's Charles Moore took second in 23.01, while City of Plano's Seth Stubblefield earned third place overall in 23.07.
Palo Alto Stanford's Jasmine Tosky claimed yet another title with a time of 2:13.02 in the women's 200 IM. That performance just missed the meet record of 2:12.73 set by Missy Franklin last year. Lancaster's Emily Cameron finished second in 2:15.93, while Rattler's Meghan Hawthorne placed third in 2:16.13. Pleasanton's Celina Li also cleared 2:17 with a fourth-place time of 2:16.96.
Clayton's Evan Noble topped the men's 200 IM with a time of 2:04.15, while YMCA Westside's Tyler Messerschmidt placed second in 2:04.84. Peddie's Connor Signorin wound up taking third with a time of 2:05.49.
Palo Alto Stanford's Maddy Schaefer raced to victory in the women's 50 free with a time of 25.37, while AGUA's Lia Neal took second in the splash and dash with a 25.64. Tosky picked up her second podium of the night with a third-place time of 25.96.
Fox Chapel's Rachel Zilinskas won the women's 1500 free with a time of 16:37.96, while Parkland's Gillian Ryan finished second with a time of 16:39.66. Sarasota Y's Danielle Valley completed the top three with a time of 16:40.50.
Sarasota Y's Nicholas Caldwell completed a strong meet with a triumphant time of 8:06.01 in the men's 800 free. Metro's Carlos Omana took second in 8:09.63, while The Woodlands' Ediz Yildirimer placed third in 8:09.69.
In relay action, Palo Alto Stanford's Ally Howe, Sarah Liang, Tosky and Schaefer won the women's 400 medley relay in 4:13.52, while SwimMAC's Kip Darmody, Tyler Fleming, Peter Brumm and Kyle Darmody claimed the men's 400 medley relay in 3:49.86.