2019 Futures Greensboro: Vanburnt, Podkoscielny Fly to the Finish

Greensboro Aquatic Center. Photo Courtesy: Sarah D. Davis/theACC.com

8/2/19By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World College Intern. 

The second day of Futures Greensboro continued to showcase the up-and-coming swimming talent across the country. Though the evening was full of close finishes, a few swimmers were able to set themselves apart from their competition with incredible strength and determination.

Results can be found on Meet Mobile under 2019 Futures Greensboro.

Women’s 200 Free

Savannah Barr obtained the first gold medal of the evening with a time of 2:02.61. Shortly after her would be Sophie Housey, touching the wall at 2:03.65 for the silver medal. The bronze would go to Blair Stoneburg; her time was a 2:04.37.

Adrianna Cera would take come in fourth place at 2:04.54, while Kylie Yoder finished fifth with a time of 2:04.91. Sixth place went to Olywn Bartis at 2:05.03. In seventh would be Addison Sauickie at 2:05.62, and at 2:06.63 Jennifer Secrest would finish in eighth place.

Men’s 200 Free

Distinguishing himself by over a minute, Robert Cecil would claim victory at 1:52.43. Wesley Kephart finished in second place with a time of 1:53.90, and Michael Cotter’s 1:54.09 scored in third place.

Not far behind Cotter was Rene Strezenicky Franko, who touched the wall at 1:54.26 to secure fourth place. Enzo Kihara would finish fifth at 1:54.84. In sixth would be Alexander Ballard, who finished with a 1:55.02. Seventh went to Reese Branzell at 1:56.22, and Noah Smith finished in eighth place at 1:57.02.

Women’s 100 Breast

Masy Folick’s 1:11.54 finish comfortably secured her first place, while Genevieve Joyce finished in second place, and Gracie Weyant took third; their times were 1:12.81 and 1:13.14, respectively.

Carly Schwab would settle for fourth place with a time of 1:13.21. Madison Koutavas (1:13.49) would out-touch Saige Kemeny (1:13.50) by the narrowest of margins in the battle for fourth and fifth place. Rachel Horne took seventh place at 1:14.00, and Olivia Peoples would finish in eighth place at 1:14.37.

Men’s 100 Breast

Cameron Conners would emerge victorious in a close race for gold against Matthew Bond and Christian March. Conners’ time, a 1:03.63. Bond walked away with the silver medal at 1:04.22, and March received the bronze with a 1:04.33.

In fourth place, Jacob Queen would hit the wall at 1:04.54. Jordan Mintz finished at 1:04.73 in fifth place. Sixth place went to Phillip Meffert with a time of 1:04.81

Women’s 100 Fly

Gabrielle Vanbrunt‘s triumphant victory came at 1:00.49, two seconds ahead of Addison Reese, whose second place finish came at 1:02.00. Close behind was Lydia Hanlon who in third place clocked in at 1:02.17.

Rhian Russell took fourth at 1:02.45, while Taylor Bloom finished in fifth place with a time of 1:02.71. Bella Answeeney was the sixth swimmer to touch the wall; her time was a 1:03.04. In seventh place, Blair Stoneburg would finish with a 1:03.12.

Men’s 100 Fly

Spencer Jyawook obtained the top spot with a time of 55.39. Tucker Burhans came in second place at 55.81, while Jesse Ssengonzi finished in third place with a 56.22.

Kevin Geist and William Watson spilt hairs at the finish, with Geist taking fourth and leaving Watson in fifth. Their times were 56.31 and 56.34, respectively. Similarly, Elliot Cooper out-touched Jackson Vanwanzeele sixth place at 56.61. Vanwanzeele’s seventh place finish clocked in at 56.65. Eighth place went to Jason Green at 56.94.

Women’s 400 IM

Julia Podkoscielny’s stellar first place finish came at 4:50.42, almost three whole minutes ahead of Anna Freed, who came in second at 4:53.08. Third place went to Summer Chmielewski, whose time was a 4:56.84.

In fourth place, Olivia Sutter clocked in at 4:57.97. Mallory Schleicher finished fifth with a 4:58.69. Hot on her heels was a surging Gracie Weyant, who settled for sixth place with a 4:58.98. Laura Davis took seventh place at 4:59.95, and Saige Kemeny would finish in eighth place at 5:02.38.

Men’s 400 IM

Lance Norris successfully held off Tyler Watson to secure the gold medal with a time of 4:27.23. Watson finished at 4:27.65, securing him the silver. The bronze went to Alexander Gusev, whose time was a 4:30.44.

Jason Brzozowski touched the wall at 4:33.93 for fourth place, and Braedon Haughey finished in fifth place with a 4:35.18. At 4:36.07 would be Ryan Gibbons in sixth place, while Bode Ringenbach took eighth place a t 4:42.49.

All the action will continue tomorrow starting at 9 am EST.

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