COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 11. THE second night of the U.S. short course junior nationals is in the books in Columbus, Ohio.
The Bolles' Aubrey Peacock, Alyssa Bodin, Megan Fonteno and Stacey Stanfield captured another relay victory, this time in the women's 200 medley relay with a 1:42.05. Bolles followed in the men's 200 medley relay with another victory as Ryan Murphy, Sergio Lujan, Colin Hamilton and Thomas Gutman posted a 1:30.42. That effort cleared the meet record of 1:30.77 established last year.
Delaware's Nicole Vernon captured the women's 400 IM title in 4:12.76, with teammate Kaitlyn Jones taking second in 4:13.75. Hershey's David Nolan raced to the men's 400 IM win with a 3:50.12. That performance cleared the 3:50.45 meet record set by Mason Shaw last year.
Alamo Area's Lily Moldenhauer cleared 54 seconds for the women's 100 fly triumph in 53.28. She nearly claimed her meet record of 53.17 established last year. Phoenix Swim Club's John Wojciechowski put together a swift 47.52 in the men's 100 fly for the win. His time wiped out the 47.72 meet record set by Sean Fletcher in 2008.
Coral Springs' Lindsay McKnight continued a great meet with her third individual title of the meet. She completed the women's 200 free in 1:46.18. Moldenhauer nearly doubled with a second-place 1:46.53. Lakeview's Clay Youngquist held off Boulder's Stephen Schmuhl, 1:37.16 to 1:37.45, in the men's 200 free. Youngquist beat Andrew Novaoff's established meet record of 1:37.38 set a year ago.
Sun Devil's Mary Olsen beat Colonel's Patricia Burchell to the wall, 1:01.34 to 1:01.61, in the women's 100 breast. In another exciting finish, Peoria Area's Matthew Elliott clipped Bolles' Lujan, 54.97 to 55.00, in the men's 100 breast.
Courtney Bartholomew snatched the women's 100 back with a winning effort of 52.22. That time cleared the meet record of 53.28 set by Deborah Roth last year. Moldenhauer took another second-place finish with a 54.25. Swim Torrance's Vlad Morozov claimed the men's 100 back crown in 47.88. Nolan wound up second in 48.29, as both he and Morozov eclipsed the meet record of 48.51 set by Cole Cragin last year.
The 800 free relays closed out the day. Phoenix Swim Club's Haley Krakoski, Ally Loper, Ashley Evans and Malia Johnson won the women's race in 7:22.20. That readout crushed the established record of 7:25.37 posted last year. Dynamo's Matias Koski, John Lane, Jacob Stephens and Evan Browning captured the men's title in 6:41.97. That time beat the 6:42.02 set last year.