SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher Fifth On Day Two Of USA Swimming Futures Championships; Podkoscielny Gets First U.S. Olympic Trials Cut


By Sharon Robb

GREENSBORO, N.C., August 2, 2019—Mallory Schleicher was top finisher for South Florida Aquatic Club at the USA Swimming Futures Championships Friday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Against a fast field, Schleicher, 15, was fifth in the 400-meter individual medley in a lifetime-best 4:58.69 with a time drop of 4.21 seconds. She qualified eighth in morning prelims in 5:04.45.

It was the first time Schleicher cracked the 5-minute barrier in the 400 IM.

Pine Crest’s Julia Podkoscielny, 14, won the 400 IM in 4:50.42, also a best time with a 4.52 time drop, another 5-minute cracked barrier and even more impressive, her first U.S. Olympic Trials cut.

Schleicher was also a member of SOFLO’s eighth place women’s 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:59.94 with teammates Olivia Dinehart, Gaby Banks and Paige Lane.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Savannah Barr, SYS 2:02.61, 2. Sophie Housey, GPG 2:03.65, 3. Blair Stoneburg, TCA 2:04.37; SOFLO: 38. Mallory Schleicher 2:09.82, 67. Paige Lane 2:12.97, 68. Elena Dinehart 2:13.26.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Masy Folcik, ROCK 1:11.54, 2. Genevieve Joyce, MOR 1:12.81, 3. Gracie Weyant, SYS 1:13.14; SOFLO: 18. Olivia Dinehart 1:14.95, 21. Molly Golding 1:15.54, 23. Olivia Dinehart 1:15.96, 73. Gaby Banks 1:27.29.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Gabrielle Vanbrunt, GCAT 1:00.49, 2. Addison Reese, LAKR 1:02.00, 3. Lydia Hanlon, ATAC 1:02.17; SOFLO: 65. Paige Lane 1:05.70.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:50.42, 2. Anna Freed, SRQ 4:53.08, 3. Sumner Chmielewski, Unattached 4:56.84; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 4:58.69, time drop 4.21.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Blue Dolfins 3:54.33, 2. Sarasota Sharks 3:55.76, 3. TAC Titans 3:57.78, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 3:59.94 (Olivia Dinehart, Gaby Banks, Mallory Schleicher, Paige Lane), 9. Pine Crest 4:00.12.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Robert Cecil, AAC 1:52.43, 2. Wesley Kephart, SKY 1:53.90, 3. Michael Cotter, TAC 1:54.09; SOFLO: 64. Robert Wilson 2:00.63.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Jackson Skigen, NFS 1:04.36, 2. Connor Dalbo, MOR 1:05.26, 3. Bode Ringenbach, MOR 1:05.83; SOFLO: 30. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:07.37, time drop 0.17, 75. Juan Mora 1:10.07, time drop 4.02.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Spencer Jyawook, NAC 55.39, 2. Tucker Burhans, EAC 55.81, 3. Jesse Ssengonzi, MOR 56.22; SOFLO: 35. Miguel Sierra 58.08.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Lance Norris, Unattached 4:27.23, 2. Tyler Watson, NFS 4:27.65, 3. Alexander Gusev, SYS 4:30.44; SOFLO: 33. Dominic Bono 4:44.23.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Academy Aquatic Club 3:31.44, 2. Marlins of Raleigh 3:32.21, 3. Enfinity 3:32.33, 18. South Florida Aquatic Club 3:39.39 (Robert Wilson, Juan Mora, Juan Pablo Pineda, Miguel Sierra).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

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