By Emily Sampl//Contributor | Sunday, August 13, 2017
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – Carson Foster and Erica Sullivan each added to their win totals, Johannes Calloni set a new meet record in the men’s 800m free and SwimMAC Carolina took home the combined team title as the Speedo Junior National Championships came to a close this evening at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.
The first final of the night featured a tight race between the top four swimmers, with Junior World Championship team member Kate Douglass (Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club) getting her hand on the wall first in 2:15.09, only .03 in front of Enfinity Aquatics’ Olivia Carter (2:15.12).
In the men’s 200m IM, Mason Manta Rays’ Carson Foster, already a winner of three individual events this week, picked up a fourth after hitting the wall in 2:01.97. Foster’s brother, Jake, who won the 400 IM on night two, gave the family a 1-2 finish with a 2:02.88 for second.
Sandpipers of Nevada’s Erica Sullivan captured the women’s 1500m free title in dominating fashion, touching 10 seconds ahead of La Mirada Armada’s Taylor Ault with a 16:21.74. Sullivan, a member of the upcoming Junior World Championship squad, also won the 800m free earlier in the meet.
Meanwhile, Scarlet Aquatics’ Johannes Calloni clocked a new meet record in the men’s 800m free. Calloni stopped the clock at 8:01.63 to shave .12 off Chad LaTourette’s 11-year-old record of 8:01.75. Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Alexander Zettle picked up another top three finish with an 8:03.30 for second.
The splash-and-dash 50m free titles went to Mako Swim Team’s Anya Goeders (25.26) and Portland Aquatic Club’s Sid Farber (22.89).
The Waves Bloomington women (4:09.53) and Mason Manta Rays men (3:46.26) grabbed the final titles up for grabs in the 4x100m medley relay events.
SwimMAC Carolina took home the combined team title with 441 points, ahead of Mason Manta Rays (376) and Lakeside Aquatic Club (317). Mason Manta Rays, Irvine Novaquatics and SwimMAC Carolina rounded out the top three men’s teams, while SwimMAC Carolina, Magnolia Aquatic Club and Austin Swim Club placed in the top three women’s teams.