Tuesday evening’s session began with the Girls’s 200 Freestyle semifinal the place the native hopeful Erin Gemmell (NCAP) was pitted in opposition to Katie Ledecky (Stanford/NCAP), (her membership teammate, highschool alumnus, and for a few years, coached by her father). Within the intro to the occasion, NBC did a cut up display screen exhibiting Katie & Erin facet by facet readying themselves for the race.
Katie and Paige Madden (UVA) pushed one another by means of the primary 150. Off the final flip, Katie took command and completed 1st in 1:55.83. Erin swam her option to 4th within the warmth, touching in a private greatest time of 1:58.67, which positioned her ninth general. Within the second warmth, Torri Huske continued her quest to qualify for a number of occasions for Tokyo. She was the sixth seed within the warmth together with her prelim time of 1:59.48 (her greatest time 1:58.09 was swum in April). Torri battled all through and touched the wall sixth in her warmth and eleventh general in 1:59.27. We’ll maintain out hope that there’s a late scratch and Erin will get one other shot on the 200, if not, Congratulations on this nice swim!!!
Within the Males’s 200 Freestyle remaining, Andrew Seliskar entered the race because the sixth seed together with his semifinal time of 1:46.95 (his greatest time 1:45.70 was completed in 2018). Within the first 100, Seliskar hung again in sixth and fifth place at every successive flip, then made his transfer…on the 150 he turned in third place, out-splitting the sphere and the one swimmer beneath 27. The final 50 was a scramble with simply 6 tenths separating 2nd and 4th on the end. He acquired his hand on the wall within the 4th place with a time of 1:46.34 & incomes a spot on the Olympic workforce!!!
We noticed on our Twitter feed that Andrew’s NVSL summer time league workforce was cheering him on:
ANDREW SELISKAR IS GOING TO THE OLYMPICS! Ceaselessly a Marlin, Ceaselessly an Olympian!
— McLean Marlins (@McLeanMarlins) June 16, 2021
The Girls’s 100 Backstroke was the following remaining on the schedule and Phoebe Bacon (Wisconsin/NCAP) occupied the sixth seed together with her semifinal time of 59.62 (her greatest time is 58.63, swum in 2019). Phoebe hit the wall on the 50 in seventh place, solely .58 out of 2nd place, nevertheless couldn’t shut the hole and completed in sixth with a time of 59.58- Nice job Phoebe!
The subsequent occasion of the evening that includes a former PVS swimmer was the Males’s 200 Butterfly, with Jack Conger (Virginia Tech/NCAP/RMSC). Jack swam within the 2nd warmth out of lane 8, hoping for some exterior smoke. Trenton Julian gave the gang a htrill by taking the race out quick, constructing a lead of over a second by the 100 flip. Michael Phelps was offering commentary for the occasion & remarked that his 2nd 50 cut up could hang-out him on the finish of the race. The warmth winner Zach Harting did monitor him down and out contact him 1:55.21 to 1:55.35. Jack completed sturdy, however touched seventh in his warmth and eleventh general, not qualifying for the Ultimate race tonight. Congratulations Jack!!
The final occasion was the Girls’s 200 IM, the place Torri Huske competed within the 1st warmth of the semifinal. Her prelim swim of two:12.51 certified her eighth general. Predictably, she was first on the wall after the butterfly leg and regardless of points with the lane rope, held the highest spot heading into breaststroke. On the 150 mark, it was a 4 girl race between Torri, Madisyn Cox, Beata Nelson, and Meghan Small. The final 50 was a dash house, Torri cut up a 31.2, however couldn’t catch Madisyn or Meghan, ending the warmth in third place, in 2:11.42, ok to qualify her eighth general for the ultimate tonight!!
PVS Swimmers that competed Tuesday: Males’s 200 Butterfly: Landon Gentry (NCAP) twenty sixth: 1:59.85 Alexander Colson (Arizona State/RMSC) thirty first: 2:00.30 Girls’s 200 IM: Sophie Duncan (NCAP) thirtieth: 2:17.49 Girls’s 1500 Freestyle: Madelyn Donohoe (FISH) seventeenth:16:43.72 Paige McKenna (NCAP) 18th: 16:43.85 Chase Travis (Virginia Tech/NCAP) twentieth:16:45.20 *Katie Ledecky certified 1st in 15:43.10 and can compete tonight, we’ll present a recap on that race in our subsequent submit