2016 Junior Pan Pacs: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along with finals of the fourth and final day of competition at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacs Championships. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

Scheduled Events:

  • Women’s 200 IM FINAL
  • Men’s 200 IM FINAL
  • Women’s 50 Free FINAL
  • Men’s 50 Free FINAL
  • Women’s 200 Breast FINAL
  • Men’s 200 Breast FINAL
  • Women’s 1500 Free
  • Men’s 800 Free
  • Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay
  • Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay

Women’s 200 IM FINAL:

Alex Walsh of the USA got off to a quick start in finals of the women’s 200 IM, leading the field after the backstroke leg. A quick breaststroke leg from Canada’s Mary-Sophie Harvey pulled the young Canadian even with Walsh and gave her the opportunity to bypass her on her way to the win.

Harvey stopped the clock at a time of 2:12.39 over Walsh’s 2:13.14. USA teammate Margaret Aroesty posted a close third with a time of 2:13.23, just ahead of Canada’s Sarah Darcell’s 2:13.40.

Australia’s Francesca Fitzhenry grabbed fifth with a time of 2:18.59, while Japan’s Miku Kojima was sixth with a 2:18.62.

Japanese teammate Rio Shirai finished seventh with a 2:20.45, just ahead of Mexico’s Brenda Diaz Martinez’s 2:20.60.

Men’s 200 IM FINAL:

The men’s 200 IM was highlighted by tight competition that battled all the way to the finish.

The Japanese duo of Juran Mizohata and Tomoya Takeuchi picked up first and second place with times of 2:01.35 and 2:02.00 respectively.

Finishing a close third was the USA’s Charlie Swanson with a time of 2:02.57, followed by Australia’s Louis Townsend’s 2:02.74.

Aussie teammate David Schlicht grabbed fifth with a time of 2:04.30, while Canada’s Josh Zakala was sixth with a time of 2:04.77.

Brennan Pastorek of the USA finished seventh with a 2:05.00, just ahead of Mexico’s Alberto Gomez Neria’s 2:05.90.

Women’s 50 Free FINAL:

The USA delivered a 1-2 finish in finals of the women’s 50 free. Anya Marie Goeders turned up the heat to post a time of 24.85 to be the only athlete to sneak under the 25-second mark. Teammate Marta Ciesla finished second overall with a 25.18.

New Zealand’s Gabrielle Ga’Amausili finished third with a 25.36, followed closely by Canada’s Rebeeca Smith and her 25.46.

Sayuki Ouchi of Japan posted a 25.55 for fifth, while the Australian duo of Gemma Cooney (25.71) and Elli MacKay (25.80) finished sixth and seventh.

Canada’s Kayla Sanchez rounded out the top eight with a 26.11.

Men’s 50 Free FINAL:

Jack Cartwright of Australia turned in a swift 22.28 to top finals of the men’s 50 free. He was followed closely to the wall by the American duo of Jack Franzman (22.68) and Ryan Hoffer (22.77)

Australia’s Vincent Dai turned in a 22.81 for fourth, just ahead of Canada’s Mehdi Ayoubi’s 22.85.

Tai Long Singh of Canada finished sixth overall with a time of 23.45, followed by Mexico’s Guillermo Cruz Zuniga’s 23.49.

Singapore’s Jonathan Tan was eighth overall with a 24.18.

Women’s 200 Breast FINAL:

Zoe Bartel of the USA and Kelsey Wog of Canada held a tight race throughout the entirety of the women’s 200 breaststroke, turning with a hundredth of a second (1:10.45 to 1:10.46) at the 100-meter mark. Bartel turned up the speed in the third 50 to edge a little further ahead of Wog and hold her off at the finish.

Bartel finished first with a time of 2:25.46 to slide past the existing Junior Pan Pacs meet record of 2:25.78 set in 2012 by Kierra Smith. Wog picked up second with a 2:26.51.

The USA’s Allie Raab finished a close third with a time of 2:26.51.

The Japanese duo of Shiouri Asaba (2:29.15) and Sae Saito (2:29.40) were fourth and fifth respectively.

Australia’s Sarah Beale turned in a 2:33.25 for sixth, while Canada’s Faith Knelson (2:35.25) and The Bahama’s Margaret Higgs (2:35.60) completed the top eight.

The USA’s Brooke Forde highlighted the ‘B’ final with a 2:30.49, followed by teammate Margaret Aroesty (2:31.18) and Japan’s Erine Tsuda (2:31.60).

Men’s 200 Breast FINAL:

A dominating final 50-meters from Ippei Miyamoto surged the young Japanese to victory in the men’s 200 breaststroke final. Miyamoto’s strong final 50 pushed him past Australia’s Matthew Wilson, who led throughout the first 150 meters of the race, to gold with a 2:10.51. Wilson finished second overall with a 2:11.33.

The USA’s Daniel Roy (2:12.17) and Jacob Montague (2:13.15) finished third and fourth respectively.

Australian Daniel Cave finished a close fifth with a 2:13.82, just ahead of Japan’s Daichi Inagaki’s 2:14.23.

Canada’s Ryan Telford (2:15.03) and New Zealand’s Eliot Lundon-Moore (2:17.44) were seventh and eighth.

The USA’s Reece Whitley turned in a sizzling 2:12.58 to top the ‘B’ final.

Women’s 1500 Free:

Joy Field of the USA made her move around the 1,000-meter mark of the 1,500 free, moving ahead of the competition to finish first with a time of 16:14.79.

Canada’s Olivia Anderson finished second overall with a time of 16:18.66, while third was picked up by the USA’s Erica Sullivan and her time of 16:28.75.

The Australian duo of Ariarne Titmus (16:32.04) and Mikayla Messer (16:36.30) finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Japan’s Chinatsu Sato (16:40.61), Mexico’s Natalia Jaspeado (16:53.32), and Japan’s Aoi Nakamura (17:02.84) completed the top eight.

Men’s 800 Free:

Robert Finke of the USA bypassed the existing Junior Pan Pacs meet record on his way to gold in the men’s 800 free. Finke stopped the clock at a 7:55.16 to overturn the former record of 7:56.94 set by Matthew Levings in 2012.

Teammate Andrew Abruzzo finished second with the only other sub-8 minute time, stopping the clock at a 7:59.76.

Australia’s Jacob Vincent picked up third with a time of 8:01.86, while Japanese teammates Atsuya Yoshida (8:05.28) and Tasuki Shoike (8:08.66) were fourth and fifth.

Colin Gilbert of Canada grabbed sixth with a time of 8:10.05, ahead of teammate Josh Zakala’s 8:12.42.

Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay:

The majority of the race for first in the women’s 400 medley relay occurred between the young women of the USA and Canada. Despite a strong backstroke leg from Minna Atherton (1:00.33), which saw Australia in first at the first exchange, it only took 50 meters for Zoe Bartel (1:07.89) of the USA and Kelsey Wog of Canada to steal the race away from Australia.

Rebecca Smith (58.33) of Canada edged ahead of the USA’s Eva Merrell (58.97) to give Canada a slight lead going into the final leg of the race, but Isabel Ivey (54.74) dove in for the USA determined to get the win, stopping the clock at a 4:02.82–a new Junior Pan Pacs meet record.

The USA’S Lucie Nordmann (), Bartel (1:07.89), Merrell (58.97), and Ivey (54.74) overturned the existing meet record of 4:03.44 set in 2014 by the USA.

Canada’s Danielle Hanus, Wog, Smith (58.33), and Sarah Darcel (56.36) posted a combined 4:03.42 to also swim beneath the previous meet record.

Despite Atherton’s strong backstroke leg, the relay team of Atherton (1:00.33), Sarah Beale (1:11.44), Gemma Cooney (58.57), and Julia Hawkins (56.36) finished third overall with a 4:06.70.

Japan was a close fourth at 4:08.11, while New Zealand (4:18.41) and Singapore (4:18.91) finished fifth and sixth.

Mexico was seventh with a time of 4:23.66.

The USA (4:05.98), Canada (4:07.14), Japan (4:12.72), and Singapore (4:22.07) each also had ‘B’ relays that swam.

Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay:

It was a race for second in the final event of the 2016 Junior Pan Pacs Championships as Michael Taylor got the USA off to a blistering lead, turning in a split of 54.21.

Jacob Montague (1:00.49) continued to extend the lead throughout the breaststroke leg, before exchanging with teammate Cameron Craig. Craig continued to build upon the USA’s lead with a 53.25 split, leaving Daniel Krueger with a sturdy two-body length lead.

Krueger brought the win home in a final split of 49.97 to stop the clock at a 3:37.92, just missing out on the Junior Pan Pacs meet record of 3:37.67.

Japan’s Tmoya Takeuchi (57.31), Ippei Miyamoto (1:01.57), Nao Horomura (52.03), and Juran Mizohata (49.46) held off a strong charge from Australia to take second with a time of 3:40.37.

Leon Mcallister (56.48), Matthew Wilson (1:02.13), Jordan Brunt (53.78), and Jack Cartwright (49.14) turned in a combined time of 3:41.53 for third and the bronze medal.

Canada picked up fourth with a time of 3:43.38, while Singapore finished fifth with a time of 3:51.19.

Mexico (3:54.67) and the Bahamas (4:00.37) completed the ‘A’ heat.

The USA (3:42.51), Canada (3:47.32), Japan (3:48.67), and Singapore (3:55.15) all had teams compete in the ‘B’ relay.

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