Speedo Summer Championships West: Teagan O’Dell Breaks Missy Franklin’s 13-14 NAG Record in 200 IM; Elmbrook Relay Shines

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While Justina Kozan claimed another victory at the 2021 Speedo Summer Championships West meet in Irvine California, it was a runner-up finish by Teagan O’Dell that knocked off the national age group records of one of the biggest names in the sport.

Kozan won the 200 IM in 2:11.96 to hold off the 14-year-old O’Dell, swimming for Irvine Novaquatics, who touched the wall in 2:12.53, breaking the NAG record set by Missy Franklin in 2009 by two tenths of a second. Franklin’s time was 2:12.73.

O’Dell’s splits were 28.77-32.75-39.41-31.60.

Elmbrook Swim Club’s Maggie Wanezek (15), Lucy Thomas (15), Campbell Stoll (16) and Abby Wanezek (17) won the 400 medley relay in 4:06.93 which was better than the 17-18 NAG record set by King Aquatic Club in 2014 (4:11.47).

It was enough to beat Trojan Swim Club college swimmers Calypso (Sheridan) McDonnell, Kaitlyn Dobler, Isabelle Odgers and Laticia Transom (4:08.32).

Elmbrook scored 318 points in the meet to finish ahead of Irvina Novaquatics (293).

Rose Bowl Aquatics’ Trenton Julian won the men’s 200 IM in 1:57.86 to best Cal’s Sean Grieshop (2:01.84) and the rest of the field by more than three seconds.

Iowa Flyers’ Aurora Roghair won the women’s 1500 freestyle in 16:41.50. She dropped seven seconds from her seed time and finished six seconds ahead of the field.

Longhorn Aquatic’s David Johnston won the 800 free in 7:57.94, the lone swimmer to break eight minutes in the event.

Denver’s Anna Shaw won the women’s 50 free in 25.84. Irvine’s Christian Quintero won the men’s 50 free in 22.78.

Cal’s Destin Lasco, Forrest Frazier, Jarod Hatch and Dylan Hawk won the 400 medley relay.

Rose Bowl Aquatics finished with 316 points in the meet to edge California Aquatics (311.5) and Irvine Novaquatics (304).

The Speedo Summer Championships are taking place as two meets taking place on opposite sides of the country. Half the swimmers are in Greensboro, N.C., while the other half are in Irvine, Calif. The meet replaces the standard end-of-summer championships for senior-level and junior-level athletes, with the two usual events combined due to typical low turnout when the meets are around the same time as the Olympic Games. Older swimmers and 18-and-under swimmers had different time standards required for qualification. Most of the top American swimmers either just finished competing at the Olympics or are taking the summer off after narrowly missing the Olympic team.

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