15-year-old Phoebe Bacon Swims 52.5 100 Back on Friday Morning at NCSA’s in Orlando

Photo Courtesy: Taylor Brien

Women’s 100 Back

15-year-old Phoebe Bacon had the fastest time of the morning with a 52.50 in the 100 back ahead of fellow 15-year-old Isabelle Stadden of AquaJets in Minnesota (52.80). Both girls are within reach of the 51.30 NAG record by Regan Smith set in 2017.

Looking at NCAA’s, Bacon would have been 23rd in the 100 back in Columbus this morning.

Grace Countie (53.09), Caitlin Brooks (53.30), Ellie Waldrep (54.01), Kaylyn Schoof (54.04), Talia Bates (54.28) and Kobie Melton (54.49) will also swim in the A-final.

Men’s 100 Back

Spencer Walker out of Illinois swam a 48.02 to lead the 100 back heats ahead of Jack Dolan out of Missouri and Mitchell Whyte (48.64) from Minnesota.

Peter Larson (48.93), Peter Simmons (49.03), Robert Kondalski (49.10), Jack Dahlgren (49.23) and Aidan Stoffle (49.25) placed in the top eight.

Women’s 500 Free

Arizona’s Ashley Strouse had the fastest 500 of the morning with a 4:46.43 as the 15-year-old is ahead of 13-year-old Claire Tuggle (4:46.60) and 17-year-old Madison Homovich (4:48.18).

Tuggle is only 13 but has her work cut out for her if she is going to catch the 13-14 NAG record of 4:35.14 by Katie Ledecky.

Grace Sheble (4:48.77), Sophie Skinner (4:49.19), Addison Smith (4:49.83), Lola Mull (4:50.18) and Rachel Klinker (4:50.34) will also swim in the final.

Men’s 100 Free

The men went with the shorter distance with the 100 free being led by 18-year-old William Davis out of Georgia at 44.40. He is ahead of alter-ego/twin brother Willie Davis at 44.49.

David Madej (44.54), Brandon Hamblin (44.62), Charles Scheinfeld (44.98), Jack Dolan (45.11), Peter Larson (45.18) and Julian Hill (45.21) also placed in the top eight and have qualified for tonight.

Women’s 200 Breast

16-year-old Abigail Arens out of North Carolina is the top seed in the 200 breast with a 2:12.03 this morning in Orlando on Friday morning. She is just ahead of Heather Maccausland (2:12.17), Kylie Powers (2:12.24) and teammate Ashley McCauley (2:12.62).

Gillian Davey (2:13.24), Anna Keating (2:14.29), Valerie Tarazi (2:14.50) and Annika Wagner (2:14.81) will also swim in the A-final as they placed in the top eight.

Men’s 200 Breast

Charles Scheinfeld qualified for a second straight A-final as the Illinois native swam a 1:57.30 ahead of Machine Aquatics’ Casey Storch (1:58.70) and Kyle Barker (1:59.54).

Jason Louser (2:00.47), Izaak Bastian (2:00.87), Bernhard Christianson (2:00.90) and Andrew Grespin (2:01.48) will swim in the championship final. Michael Chang (2:02.02) and William Myhre (2:02.02) tied for eighth place and will swim-off.

Women’s 100 Fly

17-year-old Talia Bates had the fastest 100 fly of the morning with a 53.23 ahead of Abigail Harter (53.71) and Victoria Huske (53.78).

Isabella Gati (53.83), Abigail Gibbons (53.98), Sydney Harrington (54.10), Kaylyn Schoof (54.11) and Mallory Bell (54.15) also placed in the top eight.

Men’s 100 Fly

The Davis boys were at it again as William Davis swam a 47.59 ahead of Willie Davis (48.07) as the two could go 1-2 in two events at finals tonight.

Zachary Brown (48.13), Philip Manoff (48.18), Konnar Klinksiek (48.73), Henry Claesson (48.74), David Madej (48.77) and Charles Korndorffer (48.80) placed in the top eight.

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Andy Ross is the new man on board at Swimming World. He is based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He is a 2017 graduate of Southern Illinois University where he graduated cum laude.

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