Central Iowa’s Frandson takes Third Title on Day Four of Rochester Futures

Photo Courtesy: Jeffco Hurricanes Twitter

By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern.

The final day of the Rochester Futures featured more dominating swims as the valiant swimmers and teams fully emerged. Nasa Wildcat’s Carly Novelline snagged the title of sprint queen by winning both the 50 free and 100 free along with Central Iowa’s Cameron Linder sweeping both IM events today. The most dominant performance went to Central Iowa’s Trent Frandson, as he achieved his third win of the meet in the 800 free.

For the women’s individual high point, Ana Herceg of Nitro dominated with 80 points by winning the 200 free and 400 free, taking second in the 200 back, seventh in the 400 IM, and eighth in the 100 free.

On the men’s side, Central Iowa’s Frandson took the title with 71 points by sweeping the 200 free, 400 free, and 800 free along with a top eight appearance in the 100 free.

Both teams from each gender sustained their leads from the past few days of competition to win the titles for each side. The men of Lakeside Aquatic Club and the ladies of Jeffco Hurricanes took their titles with 417.50 points and 348.50 points, respectively.

Results can be found on Meet Mobile under “2018 USA Swimming Futures Championship RSC” or by clicking here to view full day four results.

Women’s 100 Free

Sweeping both women’s sprint events was Nasa Wildcat’s Carly Novelline with a time of 57.18. Touching in shortly after was North Suburban’s Pyper Doo (57.29) and Cypress Fairbanks’s Sydney Stanford (57.91).

Men’s 100 Free

In a close race for first, Denison post-grad Stuart Hohm, swimming for Springfield YMCA, touched in at 52.30. Just five one-hundredths behind was Nitro’s Corby Furrer at 52.35. Finishing off the top three was Cypress Fairbanks’s Alexander Ellison at 52.61.

Men’s 800 Free

Taking his third win of the meet was Central Iowa’s Frandson at 8:24.99. Just over six seconds behind was Black Hawk’s Dylan Moffatt at 8:31.68. Taking third was American Energy’s Hunter Denison at 8:33.32.

Women’s 200 Back

After taking second in the 100 back, Club Husker’s Jessica Pentlarge took the 200 back win with a time of 2:17.46.

Coming in second place was 200 and 400 free champion Herceg of Nitro at 2:17.69. Taking third place was 400 IM and 100 back champion Riley Tapley of Jeffco Hurricanes at 2:18.58.

Men’s 200 Back

After two second place finishes in the 400 IM and 100 back, Cypress Fairbanks’s Elliott Jones took the 200 back title with a time of 2:06.13.

Tying for second place was Lakeside’s Johan Pretorius and Magnolia’s Eric Stelmar at 2:07.29.

Women’s 1500 Free

Winning the longest event of the meet repertoire, Nitro’s Madeline Riley took the title at 17:22.18. In second place was Texas Ford’s Clare Vetkoetter at 17:29.00, third went to Club Husker’s Kaylyn Flatt at 17:32.12.

Women’s 200 IM

12-year-old Leah Hayes dazzled the top of the women’s 200 IM with a time of 2:19.57. Hayes still maintains her number two spot for the girls all-time 11-12 LCM 200 IM ranks.

Linn-Marr’s Hayley Kimmel took second place with a time of 2:20.34. Friday’s 100 fly champion of Greater Nebraska, Caroline Theil, took third with a time of 2:20.72.

Men’s 200 IM

Central Iowa’s C. Linder took the win of the final individual to sweep both IM events with a time of 2:08.66.

In a tight battle for second place, Alamo’s Isaac Barrera (2:09.46) overtook Nitro’s Vincent Ribeiro (2:09.48) by two one-hundredths.

Women’s 400 Medley Relay

To assert their dominance, the Jeffco Hurricanes relay squad of Tapley (1:05.11), Katherine McDonald (1:13.32), Sydney Metzler (1:04.77), and Katelyn Kenchel (57.69) took the win at 4:20.89.

Right behind the Hurricanes were the Splash Club ladies (4:21.06) and the Pikes Peak ladies (4:21.39).

Men’s 400 Medley Relay

In the final event of the meet, the Cypress Fairbanks men of 200 back champ Jones (58.36), Alek Argueta (1:06.66), Dillon Simpson (57.22), and Alexander Ellison (51.20) won with a time of 3:53.44.

Closing the top three were the relays of Lakeside (3:56.00) and Nitro (3:56.68).

This concludes the Futures Championship Meet series, which was also held in Santa Clara, CA, Richmond, VA, and Cary, NC.

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Eric Stelmar
Eric Stelmar
5 years ago

Mens 200 Backstroke 2nd place tie Eric Stelmar Swims for Mansfield Aquatic Club, not Magnolia.