By Maddy Olson // Contributor | Tuesday, August 9, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Michael Andrew (Lawrence, Kan.) earned his second gold medal Tuesday on night two of the 2016 Speedo Junior National Championships at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.
Andrew won the men’s 100-meter freestyle with a time of 50.09. Drew Kibler (Carmel, Ind.) placed second in 50.28, and Cody Bybee (Dayton, Ohio) captured third with a 50.96.
Morgan Tankersley (Tampa, Fl.) edged out the women’s 100m free field with a time of 56.06. Morgan Scott (Perkasie, Penn.) followed for silver with a 56.08. Kenisha Liu (Chino, Calif.) and Miki Dahlke (Mill Valley, Calif.) tied for third place with a time of 56.14.
Lucie Nordmann (The Woodlands, Texas) turned in an impressive 2:09.40 to win the women’s 200m back. Callie Dickinson (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Regan Smith (Lakeville, Minn.) followed with times of 2:11.71 and 2:11.96, respectively.
In the men’s 200m back, Clark Beach (Chesterfield, Va.) dipped under the two-minute marker with a time of 1:59.56 for gold. Josh Artmann (Cedar Park, Texas) posted a 2:00.35 for second place, while Alessa Boratto (Lower Gwynedd, Penn.) turned in a 2:01.79 for third.
Lauren Edelman (Fishers, Ind.) earned a dominant win in the women’s 400m IM with a time of 4:47.78. Sammie Burchill (Carmel, Ind.) took home silver in 4:50.75, Hailey Houck (Las Vegas, Nev.) claimed bronze in 4:51.20.
Eric Knowles (Beavercreek, Ohio) led a tight men’s 400m IM field with a time of 4:23.05 for the gold medal. Keiran Smith (Ridgefield, Conn.) posted a 4:23.25 for second, and Sam Iida (Glenview, Ill.) finished third in 4:23.32.
Carmel Swim Club’s Trude Rothrock, Emma Nordin, Kelly Pash, and Sammie Burchill won the women’s 4x100m free relay with a time of 3:47.12. Aquajets’ Jordan Green, Griffin Back, Jack Dahlgren, and Sam Schilling took home the gold in the men’s event with a time of 3:26.76.
The 2016 Speedo Junior National Championships continue through Friday with daily prelims at 9 a.m. CT, followed by finals at 5 p.m. CT.