2016 Junior Pan Pacs: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

Ryan Hoffer
Photo Courtesy: Melissa Lundie

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

Scheduled Events: 

  • Women’s 100 Free
  • Men’s 100 Free
  • Women’s 100 Breast
  • Men’s 100 Breast
  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Men’s 400 IM

Women’s 100 Free:

Isabel Ivey of the USA flirted with a sub-55 second swim in prelims of the women’s 100 free to return as tonight’s top seed. Ivey posted a 55.03 to lead by close to half a second going into tonight’s final.

China’s Liu Zixuan picked up the second place seed with a time of 55.49, just ahead of Canada’s Rebecca Smith and her time of 55.55.

The USA’s Grace Ariola turned in a 55.87 for the fourth place seed, while Australia’s Gemma Cooney posted a 55.96 for fifth.

China’s Tang Yuting qualified sixth in prelims with a time of 56.10.

Canada’s Kayla Sanchez (56.68) and Japan’s Sayuki Ouchi (56.73) rounded out the top eight qualifiers.

Men’s 100 Free:

Australia’s Jack Cartwright continued last night’s record-breaking success into the pool this morning, overturning the existing Junior Pan Pacs meet record in the men’s 100 free during prelims. The young Aussie posted a time of 48.91 to overturn Matt Ellis’ 2012 meet record of 49.24.

Cameron Craig of the USA and Louis Townsend of Australia delivered similar times for the second and third place seeds respectively. Craig stopped the clock at a 49.45 over Townsend’s 49.48 to return for tonight’s ‘A’ final.

The USA’s Daniel Krueger turned in a 49.61 for the fourth place seed and to make him the only other swimmer under athlete under the 50-second mark.

Japan’s Juran Mizohata picked up the sixth place seed in tonight’s final with a 50.95. He returns flanked by Canada’s Ian MacKinnon (50.93) and Stephen Calkins (51.61) as the fifth and seventh place seeds.

Eighth was picked up by Singapore’s Darren Chua’s 51.95.

Women’s 100 Breast:

The women of the 100 breaststroke wasted no time turning up the heat with the top two swimmers posting times underneath the existing Junior Pan Pacs meet record. The USA duo of Zoe Bartel and Allie Raab turned in times of 1:07.82 and 1:07.92 respectively to both sneak under Lilly King’s 2014 meet record of 1:07.98.

Canada’s Kelsey Wog picked up the third place seed with a time of 1:08.36, just ahead of a duo of 1:10’s. Japan’s Shiori Asaba and Canada’s Faith Knelson posted times of 1:10.70 and 1:10.96 for the fourth and fifth place seeds in tonight’s finals.

Japan’s Erina Tsuda claimed the sixth place seed with a time of 1:11.66, while Australia’s Sarah Beale finished seventh in prelims with a 1:11.88.

Singapore’s Christie Chue grabbed eighth going into tonight’s finals with a 1:12.85.

Men’s 100 Breast:

Jacob Montague of the USA turned in the only sub-1:01 swim in the men’s 100 breaststroke prelims, stopping the clock at a 1:00.81 to nab the first place seed for tonight’s finals.

Australia’s Matthew Wilson delivered a 1:01.03 for the second place seed, while Reece Whitley of the USA picked up third with a 1:01.68.

China’s Sun Jiajun and Australia’s Daniel Cave turned in similar times of 1:01.94 and 1:01.96 respectively. The two return as the fourth and fifth place seeds for tonight’s final.

Canada’s Warren Mayer posted a time of 1:02.08 to return as the sixth place seed, just ahead of Japan’s Yu Hanaguruma’s 1:02.48.

Japanese teammate Daichi Inagaki was eighth with a close 1:02.49.

Women’s 400 IM:

The USA’s Brooke Forde leads the women’s 400 IM into finals with the top time of the morning. Forde stopped the clock at a 4:43.03 to return as the top seed.

The Canadian duo of Mary-Sophie Harvey and Sarah Darcel picked up the second and third place seeds with times of 4:43.57 and 4:44.44 respectively.

Fourth and fifth place going into tonight’s final was picked up by the Japanese duo of Miku Kojima (4:45.43) and Anna Sasaki (4:46.58).

Margaret Aroesty of the USA delivered a 4:49.58 to pick up the sixth place seed in tonight’s final, while Australia’s Francesa Fitzhenry turned in a 4:51.86 for seventh.

Mya Rasmussem of New Zealand rounded out the top eight qualifiers with a 4:54.12.

Men’s 400 IM:

Sean Grieshop of the USA dominated prelims of the men’s 400 IM turning in a time more than three seconds faster than the rest of the field. Grieshop stopped the clock at a 4:18.07 to return as the top seed for tonight.

Teammate Charlie Swanson posted a time of 4:21.97 to pick up the second place seed, just ahead of Japan’s Tomoy Takeuchi and his time of 4:22.89.

Josh Zakala of Canada finished fourth overall in prelims with a 4:23.08, while Australia’s David Schlicht picked up fifth with a 4:25.71.

Japan’s Tomok Hatsugai (4:26.11), Australia’s Jacob Vincent (4:28.25), and Canada’s Ryan Telford (4:28.82) complete the top eight qualifiers.

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Duncan Scott

    How about including some of the results of places 9-16, especially where the rules limit countries to two in the finals. I saw at least one event where the US was 1-2-3, with the 3rd athlete relegated to 9th by the rule book. The times are worthy of note.

    • avatar
      Joe

      Robert Finke was actually 4th overall in the 400IM (4:22.99) but relegated to 9th because of the 2 per country rule