Rising Stars Help United States Break World Junior Record in 400 Freestyle Relay at Junior Pan Pacs

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United States Breaks World Junior Record in 400 Freestyle Relay at Junior Pan Pacs

The United States closed out the third night of the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii with a dominant performance in the men’s 400-meter freestyle relay, as Team USA established a world junior record. The quartet of Thomas Heilman, Henry McFadden, Daniel Diehl and Kaii Winkler produced a swim of 3:15.79 to clip the former standard by .01. The United States set the old record in 2019 at 3:15.80.

Heilman got the United States off to a strong start, as he packaged a split of 49.14. That effort arrived after Heilman set a National Age Group record (15-16) in the 100 butterfly earlier in the session. Heilman went 51.98 in the fly, but clearly had enough time to recover and give the U.S. a spark on the front of their relay.

Following the 15-year-old Heilman into the water was McFadden, who turned in a split of 49.04 and exchanged with Diehl, who popped a 48.66 outing on the third leg. At that point, the United States was within striking distance of the world junior record and Winkler did his part by splitting 48.95. The United States finished more than two seconds ahead of Australia, which won silver in 3:18.06, largely behind the 48.43 leadoff leg of Flynn Southam.

The final day of action will unfold on Saturday with the 2oo individual medley, 50 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, women’s 1500 freestyle and men’s 800 freestyle.

Meet Results

Junior Pan Pacs

 Event 25  Men 4x100 LC Meter Freestyle Relay
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     Jr World: J 3:15.80  8/20/2019 USA
                          J Magahey, L Urlando, A Chaney, C Foster
  Jr. Pan Pac: M 3:17.67  8/26/2016 USA, USA-US
                          R HOFFER, D KRUEGER, C CRAIG, D KIBLER
    Team                             Seed     Finals  FINA Points
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                                === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 USA-US  'A'                   3:18.78    3:15.79J  888   18  
     1) Heilman, Thomas 07            2) McFadden, Henry 05           
     3) Diehl, Daniel 05              4) Winkler, Kaii 06             
             23.77        49.14 (49.14)
        1:12.79 (23.65)     1:38.18 (49.04)
        2:01.39 (23.21)     2:26.84 (48.66)
        2:50.08 (23.24)     3:15.79 (48.95)
  2 Australia  'A-AUS'            3:19.50    3:18.06   858   14  
     1) Southam, Flynn 05             2) Da Silva, Marcus 06          
     3) McAlpine, Anders 05           4) Mooney, Jamie 04             
             23.76        48.43 (48.43)
        1:12.47 (24.04)     1:38.63 (50.20)
        2:02.79 (24.16)     2:28.43 (49.80)
        2:52.08 (23.65)     3:18.06 (49.63)
  3 Japan  'A-JPN'                3:17.02    3:19.94   834   12  
     1) Scott, Tatsumi Edward 04      2) Narushima, Yoshitoku 05      
     3) Okadome, Yamato 05            4) Hasunuma, Ryosuke 05         
             24.36        50.42 (50.42)
        1:14.43 (24.01)     1:40.43 (50.01)
        2:03.39 (22.96)     2:30.03 (49.60)
        2:53.52 (23.49)     3:19.94 (49.91)
  4 Canada  'A-CAN'               3:23.86    3:21.99   809   10  
     1) Senc-Samardzic, Filip 05      2) Dagenais, Victor 04          
     3) Wu, Adam 04                   4) Dardis, Paul 06              
             24.74        50.78 (50.78)
        1:15.08 (24.30)     1:41.34 (50.56)
        2:05.52 (24.18)     2:32.12 (50.78)
        2:55.49 (23.37)     3:21.99 (49.87)
  5 New Zealand  'A-NZL'          3:28.46    3:26.52   757    8  
     1) Lutton, Ollie 05              2) Twist, Kale 04               
     3) Shivnan, Gus 04               4) Harland, Finn 05             
             24.72        52.07 (52.07)
        1:16.86 (24.79)     1:44.02 (51.95)
        2:08.18 (24.16)     2:35.35 (51.33)
        2:59.57 (24.22)     3:26.52 (51.17)
  6 Singapore  'A-SGP'            3:29.09    3:29.72   723    6  
     1) Tan, Sage 05                  2) Tan, Sheldon 05              
     3) Neo, Randall 05               4) Loo, Russell 05              
             25.25        52.22 (52.22)
        1:17.20 (24.98)     1:44.78 (52.56)
        2:09.44 (24.66)     2:36.84 (52.06)
        3:01.71 (24.87)     3:29.72 (52.88)
  7 Fiji  'A-FJI'                 3:53.05    3:49.51   551    4  
     1) Taylor, Ethan 04              2) Tokona, Erik 07              
     3) Seruvatu, Maki'uti 05         4) Waqainabete, Zion 06         
             27.42        58.07 (58.07)
        1:25.30 (27.23)     1:55.82 (57.75)
        2:22.79 (26.97)     2:53.48 (57.66)
        3:20.11 (26.63)     3:49.51 (56.03)