2019 Speedo Junior Nationals: Day Three Finals Heat Sheets

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The third night of finals from the 2019 Speedo Junior Nationals in Palo Alto, California will feature the finals of the 400 free, 100 fly and men’s 4×200 free relay. Finals will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time with some of the future stars of the sport on display at Stanford’s pool.

Miranda Heckman is the top seed in the 400 free ahead of 14-year-old Jillian Cox as they were both 4:17s this morning in the heats. There is another 14-year-old in the final with Long Island’s Hana Shimizu-Bowers seeded fourth coming into tonight.

James Plage is the top seed in the men’s 400 free as the 16-year-old was a 3:55 this morning ahead of Virginia commit Jack Walker. The A-Final field is fairly experienced with five 18-year-olds in the field and two other 17-year-olds.

15-year-old Lucy Bell is the top seed in the women’s 100 fly as she comes in as the youngest in the A-Final. Tristen Ulett and Megan Pulley are seeded second and third with the whole field only being separated by less than a second.

The men’s 100 fly field is even tighter with Ethan Hu leading the way with a 54.13. The rest of the final were all 54’s this morning with Michael Linnihan and Aiden Hayes sitting in second and third.