Beginning the night with a bang, SwimMAC Carolina’s 200y free relay touched first in 1:32.60. National Junior Team members Kathleen Baker and Nora McCullagh joined Caitlin Casazza and Lauren Rhodes to secure first place and set a new short course Junior National record. Second place was Palo-Alto Stanford Aquatics team of Ally Howe, Carly Reid, Kindle Van Linge and Sarah Kaunitz with a 1:32.57. The Orange County Waves team of Cheyenne Low, Emma Henderson, Margaret Burton and Lindsey Engel grabbed third in 1:32.91.
On the men’s side, the Bolles team of Caeleb Dressel, Santo Condorelli, Emiro Goossen and Joseph Schooling won the 200y free relay, touching in a time of 1:19.03 and setting a new short course junior national record. Condorelli and Dressel are both members of the National Junior Team. Second place went to SwimMAC Carolina’s team of Matthew Josa, Michael Chadwick, John Manchester and National Teamer Kyle Darmody, who touched the wall at 1:21.81. Finishing third was Phoenix Swim Club’s JJ Osborn, Tucker Wells, Bradley Dorsey and Trent Godfrey, who finished at 1:22.54.
In the women’s 500y free, Leah Stevens grabbed first at 4:43.25, followed closely by Cecilia Williams, who finished at 4:43. 61. Third went to Zoe Thatcher of Mason Manta Rays at 4:44.72.
For the men, Johnathan Roberts touched first in the men’s 500y free, finishing in 4:21.33. Second place went to Dayton Raiders’ Brock Turner at 4:22.73 and third place was awarded to James Yoder, who touched the wall at 4:23.12.
National Junior Teamer Kathleen Baker had another impressive showing in the women’s 200y IM, grabbing first in 1:56.53 and setting a new short course junior nationals record. Four tenths behind was Ella Eastin, touching in 1:56.93. Meaghan Raab finished third in 1:58.54.
In the men’s 200y IM, Steven Stumph of Orlando Aquatics touched first in 1:46.79, followed closely by Curtis Ogren at 1:47.11. Third was Harrison Thai in 1:47.65.
Next up was the women’s 50y free. Lindsey Engel took the field and set a new short course junior national record in 22.24. Second place went to Linnea Mack at 22.58 and Baylor’s Kristin Vredeveld took third in 23.11.
Brett Ringgold of North Texas took the men’s 50y free in 19.73, setting a new short course junior national record and out-touching National Teamer Kyle Darmody by one tenth of a second. Darmody took second in 19.83. Third was awarded to Dylan Carter, who finished in 19.94.
In the penultimate event of the evening, Crow Canyon took the women’s 400y medley relay title, claiming first in 3:40.15. The team of Sidney Cooke, Heidi Poppe, Brittany Usinger and Madison White set a new short course junior national record. Second place went to SwimMAC Carolina’s team of Kathleen Baker, Caitlin Casazza, Alyssa Marsh and Lauren Rhodes, who finished at 3:41.21. Third place went to Lindsey Engel, Margaret Burton, Breanna Tran and Cheyenne Low of Orange County Waves, who finished in 3:42.86.
For the men, the Bolles team of Caeleb Dressel, Rijn Van Zundert, Joseph Schooling and Santo Condorelli grabbed first in 3:15.83, followed by SwimMAC Carolina’s team of Kyle Darmody, Michael Cahdwick, Matthew Josa and John Manchester who finished in 3:16.76. Third was awarded to Tide’s team of Nathaniel Dacruz, Austin Temple, Harrison Pierce and Jerry Burton who touched in 3:19.99.
The Speedo Winter Junior National Championships continue Friday with prelims at 9 a.m. ET and finals at 5 p.m. ET. Watch the live webcast at usaswimming.org or on Deck Pass.