2016 Junior Pan Pacs: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along live with day two finals of the 2016 Junior Pan Pacs Championships. Hit refresh for all the latest coverage.

Scheduled Events:

  • Women’s 100 Free FINAL
  • Men’s 100 Free FINAL
  • Women’s 100 Breast FINAL
  • Men’s 100 Breast FINAL
  • Women’s 400 IM FINAL
  • Men’s 400 IM FINAL
  • Women’s 4×200 Free Relay
  • Men’s 4×200 Free Relay

2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Day 2 Finals – Results

Women’s 100 Free FINAL:

Isabel Ivey of the USA and Rebecca Smith of Canada held a tight race all the way to the finish in finals of the women’s 100 free. Ivey succeeded in holding her place atop the leaderboard, stopping the clock at a 54.95 to be the only athlete under the 55-second mark. Smith settled for second with a time of 55.06, scratching .49 seconds off her prelims time of 55.55.

China’s Liu Zixuan put up a valiant fight but faded just slightly down the final stretch to third and a time of 55.42.

Australia’s Gemma Cooney turned in a final time of 55.86 for fourth overall, while Grace Ariola of the USA picked up fifth with a 55.93.

Sayuki Ouchi of Japan finished sixth overall with a 56.30, just ahead of Canada’s Kayla Sanchez and her 56.89.

Tang Yuting of China rounded out the top eight with a 57.22.

Men’s 100 Free FINAL:

After a dominating performance in prelims, where he succeeded in setting a new Junior Pan Pacs meet record in the 100 free, Jack Cartwright of Australia continued to dominate with a top performance in finals. Cartwright stopped the clock at a 49.14, adding just slightly to his prelims swim of 48.91.

The USA’s Cameron Craig maintained his spot at second with a time of 49.41, while Australia’s Louis Townsend posted the only other sub-50 second swim to grab third with a 49.58.

Daniel Krueger of the USA finished fourth overall with a 50.21, just ahead of Japan’s Juran Mizohata’s 50.38.

The Canadian duo of Stephen Calkins (51.31) and Ian MacKinnon (51.34) finished sixth and seventh respectively.

Eighth was picked up by Darren Chua and his time of 52.08.

Women’s 100 Breast FINAL:

The USA’s Zoe Bartel and Allie Raab delivered a 1-2 punch in finals of the women’s 100 breaststroke, but not without some challenge from Canada’s Kelsey Wog.

Bartel, who this morning topped prelims with a meet record-breaking swim of 1:07.82, held onto her spot at the top of the podium with a final 1:07.87, just barely missing her new record.

Teammate Raab, who also swam underneath the former record this morning, touched a close second with a 1:07.95, just ahead of Wog and her time of 1:08.02.

Japan’s Shiori Asaba grabbed fourth overall with a time of 1:10.04, while Canada’s Faith Knelson was fifth with a 1:10.37.

Australia’s Sarah Beale turned in a time of 1:11.01 for sixth and Japan’s Erin Tsuda took seventh with a 1:11.70.

Christie Chue of Singapore picked up eighth with a final time of 1:12.07.

Men’s 100 Breast FINAL:

The men’s 100 breaststroke final was highlighted by some very close finishes as the USA’s Jacob Montague and Reece Whitley, along with Australia’s Matthew Wilson, battled for the podium spots.

Montague topped the competition to secure the gold with a final time of 1:00.68, shaving .13 seconds off his prelims swim of 1:00.81.

Wilson got his hand to the wall just before Whitley to grab silver with a 1:00.91 over Whitley’s 1:00.95.

Australia’s Daniel Dave and China’s Sun Jiajun kept a tight race for fourth and fifth, posting times .07 seconds apart. Cave finished with a 1:01.76 for fourth over Sun’s 1:01.83.

Canada’s Warren Mayer picked up sixth with a time of 1:02.02, just ahead of the Japanese duo of Yu Hanaguruma (1:02.41) and Daichi Inagaki (1:02.72).

Women’s 400 IM FINAL:

Sarah Darcel of Canada charged to through a powerful breaststroke leg in finals of the women’s 400 IM to secure the win. Darrell stopped the clock at a 4:39.83 holding off a strong freestyle leg from the USA’s Brooke Forde. Forde finished second with a final time of 4:40.98.

Canada and the USA picked up third and fourth respectively with Mary-Sophie Harvey rounding out the podium with a 4:$2.49. Margaret Aroesty finished fourth overall with a time of 4:44.26.

The Japanese duo of Anna Sasaki and Miku Kojima picked up fifth and sixth with times of 4:47.57 and 4:51.60 respectively.

Australia’s Francesca Fitzhenry posted a 4:52.78 for seventh, ahead of New Zealand’s Mya Rasmussen’s 4:54.85.

Men’s 400 IM FINAL:

The USA delivered another 1-2 punch in finals of the men’s 400 IM, led by Sean Grieshop. Grieshop jumped to an early lead and never looked back, holding off the competition to finish first with a time of 4:16.05.

Teammate Charlie Swanson battled a strong breaststroke leg from Japan’s Tomoya Takeuchi but was able to build some distance in the freestyle leg to nab second with a 4:17.37. Takeuchi picked up third with a final time of 4:19.13.

Canada’s Josh Zakala finished fourth overall with a time of 4:20.95, followed by Australia’s David Schlicht’s 4:25.64.

Jacob Vincent of Australia and Tomoki Hatsugai of Japan delivered almost matching times for sixth and seventh. Vincent touched in a 4:27.83 over Hatsugai’s 4:27.84.

Canada’s Ryan Telford rounded out the top eight with a final 4:29.33.

Women’s 4×200 Free Relay:

The USA relay team of Lauren PitzerCourtney HarnishBrooke Forde (2:01.44), and Isabel Ivey (2:00.01) delivered a combined time of 8:02.88 to claim gold in the women’s 800 free relay.

Australia’s ‘A’ relay team of Ariarne Titmus (2:00.13), Gemma Cooney (2:01.52), Mikayla Messer (2:02.69), and Laura Taylor (2:01.09) picked up second with a final time of 8:05.43.

Karin Takemura (2:01.72), Natsumi Shibata (2:03.03), Anna Sasaki (2:03.49), and Rio Shirai (1:59.88) of Japan turned in a combined time of 8:08.12 for the bronze medal.

Canada finished fourth overall with a time of 8:09.17, ahead of China’s 8:15.64.

Singapore (8:23.94), New Zealand (8:29.61), and Mexico (8:36.00) rounded out the top eight.

The USA, Canada, Japan, and Singapore each had ‘B’ relays swim as well, with the USA and Canada posting times that would’ve earned them fourth and sixth respectively could more than the ‘A’ relay score.

Men’s 4×200 Free Relay:

The men’s 800 free relay proved to be a much closer race with the top four teams sticking close to one another for the majority of the race.

Australia’s Louis Townsend (1:50.29), Elijah Winnington (1:50.80), Daniel Jacobson (1:51.11), and Jack Cartwright (1:48.21) delivered a combined time of 7:20.41 to finish first and claim the gold medal.

Picking up second and the silver was Trey Freeman (1:50.36), Drew Kibler (1:49.87), Andrew Abruzzo (1:51.74), and Sean Grieshop (1:50.76) with a final time of 7:22.73.

Canada’s Colin Gilbert (1:51.46), Ian MacKinnonBrian Palaschuk, and Josh Zakala (1:50.41) grabbed third with a final 7:23.85.

Fourth was claimed by Japan in a time of 7:24.68, while Mexico (7:40.95) and Singapore (7:47.93) rounded out the top finishers at fifth and sixth respectively.

The USA, Japan, Canada, and Singapore each had ‘B’ relays that swam as well. The USA’s relay would have claimed fifth overall with a time of 7:24.85, while Japan would have been sixth with a 7:38.61.

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