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2004 Summer Junior National Meet Takes off From Where Nationals End – Literally!  -- August 11, 2004

PALO ALTO, Calif. August 11. THE NATIONAL Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Junior Nationals meet is keeping the water warm in the long course competition tank at the multi-pool Avery Aquatic Center. The ConocoPhillips National Championships concluded Saturday and the NCSA Junior Nationals began Sunday.

The first day opened with a bang. Samantha Vandenberge, 15 of Swim Pasadena, won the Girls 800 freestyle at 8:47.08, less than a second from her swim that earned fourth place and Rookie of the Meet in Nationals. Blake Hayter, North Coast, was just an arm-length back at 8:47.32 and Sara Sun made it 1-3 for Swim Pasadena at 8:48.46.

Event 1 Girls 800 LC Meter Freestyle. Hayter and Sun were both top ten finishers at Nationals. Christian Jennings, Boulder, Gabriel Maddalena, The Woodlands, and Aleksa Akerfelds, Middies, also had swims under the 8:56.29 Nationals cut.

The gentleman’s race was won by Andrew Deters, Industry Hills, at 8:18.75. Deters victory margin was over three seconds. Clay Bullock, Cat-FL, Scott Spansail, NOVA-CA, Byron Scoggan, Arden Hills, and Jace Hopper, Desert Storm, also swam under the 8:24.29 senior standard.

Winners, Semifinal leaders and those with Senior standards on Day 2 included:

Event 5 Girls 50 LC Meter Breaststroke
1 Beaudreau, Lauren 16 Orinda Aquatics-PC 32.96 33.18 JNAT

Event 6 Boys 50 LC Meter Breaststroke
1 Kornfeld, Paul G 17 BTA-GU 30.60 29.73 JNAT

Event 7 Girls 100 LC Meter Freestyle Semifinal
1 Nauta, Chelsea B 15 Tbay-FL 57.72 57.00 NAT
27.80 57.00 (29.20)
2 McCarthy, Meredith F 17 The Woodlands-GU 58.44 57.66 NAT
28.14 57.66 (29.52)
3 Jasmer, Kim J 17 South CoastAT-OR 57.60 57.86 NAT
27.89 57.86 (29.97)

Event 8 Boys 100 LC Meter Freestyle Semifinal
1 Whittington, Joe J 18 Bakersfield Swim-CC 52.98 51.99 NAT

Event 9 Girls 200 LC Meter Butterfly
1 Friedman, Monika A 16 Palo Alto Stan A-PC 2:18.22 2:16.38 NAT
30.72 1:05.07 (34.35) 1:40.38 (35.31) 2:16.38 (36.00)

Event 10 Boys 200 LC Meter Butterfly
1 Zaferes, Tom G 18 Cabrillo Threshr-PC 2:03.16 2:02.01 NAT
26.85 58.14 (31.29) 1:30.11 (31.97) 2:02.01 (31.90)

Event 11 Girls 100 LC Meter Backstroke
Semi-Finals
1 Christensen, Mei L 16 CUBU-PV 1:05.77 1:05.13 NAT
31.98 1:05.13 (33.15)
2 Stanton, Madeleine D 17 BTA-GU 1:06.05 1:05.59 NAT

Event 12 Boys 100 LC Meter Backstroke
SemiFinals
1 Righi, Alex 17 ArizonaDesertFox-AZ 57.78 57.99 NAT
27.97 57.99 (30.02)
2 Russell, David P 17 Cudas-NE 57.85 58.18 NAT
28.54 58.18 (29.64)

Event 13 Girls 400 LC Meter IM
1 Akerfelds, Aleksa 15 Middies-MR 5:00.73 4:55.01 NAT
52.65 1:07.07 (14.42) 2:02.12 (55.05) 2:21.77 (19.65) 3:43.19 (1:21.42) 3:48.86 (5.67) 4:32.11 (43.25) 4:55.01 (22.90)

Event 14 Boys 400 LC Meter IM
1 Scoggan, Byron J 15 Arden Hills Swim-SN 4:34.39 4:30.30 NAT
29.25 1:02.51 (33.26) 1:37.97 (35.46) 2:12.69 (34.72) 2:50.86 (38.17) 3:30.17 (39.31) 4:01.40 (31.23) 4:30.30 (28.90)
2 Lathrope, Scott P 18 Orinda Aquatics-PC 4:36.23 4:30.71 NAT
50.28 1:01.45 (11.17) 1:57.73 (56.28) 2:09.69 (11.96) 3:11.20 (1:01.51) 3:30.22 (19.02) 4:25.17 (54.95) 4:30.71 (5.54)
3 Weik, Cody A 15 FSC-MA 4:39.07 4:31.27 NAT
27.33 59.65 (32.32) 1:36.15 (36.50) 2:10.97 (34.82) 2:50.51 (39.54) 3:30.71 (40.20) 4:02.23 (31.52) 4:31.27 (29.04)
4 Murry, Steven J 17 Excel Aquatics-SE 4:30.67 4:31.97 NAT
29.31 1:02.51 (33.20) 1:37.95 (35.44) 2:12.58 (34.63) 2:50.77 (38.19) 3:29.98 (39.21) 4:01.14 (31.16) 4:31.97 (30.83)

Event 15 Girls 200 LC Meter Medley Relay
1 Orinda Aquatics-PC 'A' 2:01.21 JNAT
1:05.56 ( ) 2:01.21 (55.65)