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Whereas some PVS groups ventured to Orlando for the NCSA Spring Invite, others stayed native and competed within the PVS Championship Sequence Wave II meet. The outcomes from this meet can even be used for the USA Swimming Spring 18 & Below Spring Digital Championships . The meet began off on Thursday with the 100 Butterfly, 200 Breaststroke, 50 Freestyle, Women 1650 and Boys 1000 Freestyle. Attributable to COVID protocols and lanning contingencies, the meet provides three heats of finals, encompassing the highest 20 swimmers. the primary two ‘comfort’ heats have 6 swimmers with the ‘A Ultimate’ warmth having 8 swimmers. As you’ll anticipate, Torri Huske led the best way within the 100 Butterfly. She not solely set a brand new 17-18 Nationwide Age Group report, but additionally the PVS 17-18 and Open information (which she set in 2019). Due to Occoquan Swimming and their superior livestream system, we’re capable of share the report setting video.
Within the Boys 100 Butterfly race, Anthony Grimm took the highest spot and got here up simply in need of Jack Conger’s PVS Open (and 17-18) report of 46.15, by clocking a 46.50. Second place finisher Landon Gentry did set a brand new PVS commonplace for 15-16 yr olds together with his 47.13, which bested the prior information (the PVS open was 47.43 and resident was 47.40 each held by Anthony Grimm). The third place finisher, Simon Bermudez additionally obtained into the report breaking, together with his time of 48.88 which set a brand new commonplace for 13-14’s (the PVS open was 49.46 and resident 49.37, each held by Landon Gentry). Undecided if this phenomenon has occurred earlier than, the place one race produced two (nearly 3) PVS age group information, and the prior report holders have been opponents within the race!
Within the Women 200 Breaststroke, it was a battle between Abby Daniel (OCCS), Joyce Wu (RMSC) and Catherine Hughes (AAC), the place Abby prevailed within the final 50, touching in 2:16.59 to Joyce Wu 2:16.90, adopted carefully by Hughes in 2:17.54. The Boys 200 breaststroke was additionally a 3 individual race the place NCAP’s Jokob Frick took the highest spot in 1:58.75, adopted carefully by two FISH swimmers, Collin McKenzie 1:59.26 and Aiken Do 2:00.82.
Torri wasn’t accomplished after her 100 Butterfly efficiency, she stepped again on the blocks for the 50 Freestyle, the place once more she set a brand new commonplace in PVS, touching in 21.39, besting the prior report of 21.82 (resident) and 21.94 (open), each beforehand held by Janet Hu. Camille Spink (NCAP) and Katherine Helms (Mako), tied for 2nd, in 22.65, each swimming tremendous quick as 16 yr olds! Within the boys 50 Freestyle, Anthony Grimm once more got here shut, however simply missed his PVS report. His time of 19.82 was .04 from breaking his report of 19.79 set in 2020. One other oddity was within the boys closing two 16 yr olds tied for 2nd- Landon Gentry (NCAP) and Mac Marsh ( AAC) each touched in 20.58! Within the B-Ultimate, Simon Bermudez (NCAP) got here near the PVS 13-14 report, by touching in 21.13, simply off the 20.99 report set in 2018 by Aiken Do.
Within the distance occasions, Paige McKenna (NCAP) took cost of the 1650 with a 16:08.80, second place went to Sophie Duncan (NCAP) in 16:39.00. The boys 1000 race was tight via 500 yards, then Christopher Kopac (NCAP) broke away to win in 9:26.19. Dylan Danaie (NCAP) grabbed 2nd in 9:32.48, simply touching forward of Benjamin Huffman (OCCS) in 9:32.51.
Friday’s occasions have been the 400 IM, 200 Freestyle, and 100 Breaststroke. Sophie Duncan (NCAP) began the finals session off with a commanding win within the women 400IM taking the highest spot in 4:09.80. Jordan Durocher (NCAP) and Eleanor Solar (NCAP) completed 2nd and third respectively in 4:14.79 and 4:15.75. The boys 400 IM closing featured two 14 yr olds (Adriano Arioti-RMSC & Simon Bermudez-NCAP) that have been inside placing distance of the 13-14 PVS report. Sam O’Brien (FISH) introduced house the victory in 3:53.59 and Adriano took 2nd in 3:57.29- YES, one other PVS age group report went down! The prior report was 3:58.00, held by Landon Gentry. Simon Bermudez took sixth place, touching in 4:01.53- an superior time, particularly at 14!
The ladies 200 Freestyle featured Torri Huske who was simply off her private greatest, winnig in 1:44.00. She was carefully adopted two 16 yr olds, Katherine Helms (Mako) 1:46.18 and Erin Gemmell (NCAP) 1:46.63. Katherine’s time was her greatest by over a second and Erin was simply off her private greatest. The boys race featured three 16 yr olds within the ‘A’ closing (J.T. Ewing, Landon Gentry and Benjamin Huffman), with J.T. Ewing (Fish) taking the highest spot in 1:37.99. Brett Feyerick touched 2nd in 1:38.73, adopted carefully by Landon Gentry in 1:39.02. Benjamin Huffman dropped 1.46 off his greatest time to the touch in seventh place in 1:40.62.
Within the 100 breaststroke, Joyce Wu, Catherine Hughes, and Abby Daniel occupied the highest 3 spots after prelims and very similar to the ending order within the 200, Abby touched first in 1:02.67, Joyce 2nd in 1:03.19 and Catherine third in 1:03.54. Within the boys race, Anthony Grimm held the highest spot in prelims in addition to within the closing, the place he touched first in 54.12, he was adopted carefully by Jakob Frick who touched 2nd in 54.73.
Saturday began off with the five hundred freestyle, the place Paige McKenna and Sophie Duncan took the highest 2 spots in 4:43.04 and 4:45.74 respectively. Sam O’Brien (Fish) led the best way within the boys race, touching in 4:26.38, nicely forward of Dylan Danaie (NCAP) 4:31.60 and Benjamin Huffman (OCCS) 4:31.66.
Within the women 100 Backstroke, Aris Runnels (NCAP) took the highest spot, narrowly holding off Tatum Wall (NCAP) 54.11 to 54.63. The boys 100 backstroke was additionally a nailbiter, the place J.T. Ewing Collin McKenzie (Fish) and Brett Feyerick (NCAP) hit thae wall in 48.52, 48.72, and 48.95 respectively.
Within the women 200 Butterfly, Torri made a run at one other PVS report (1:52.92), however touched simply shy in 1:53.71. Mackenzie McConagha (NCAP) completed 2nd in 1:56.10 and Jill Berger third in 1:58.36, all three swims have been lifetime bests! Landon Gentry set the ace within the boys race, successful in 1:45.34 which bests the present PVS resident 15-16 report of 1:45.44, which was set by Andrew Seliskar in 2012. This was barely off Landon’s greatest time of 1:43.03, however the quickest he’s swum as a PVS athlete in a PVS meet.
Yet one more day of swimming at this time, with the 200 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle and 200 IM being competed…You’ll be able to comply with alongside through OCCS’s Livestream. We’re wanting to see what these superior swimmers have in retailer for us tonight!!!