By Sharon Robb
December 10, 2015—Kathleen Golding and Jessica Rodriguez of South Florida Aquatic Club competed in their first event on Day Two of the Speedo East Winter Junior National Championships Thursday at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center.
Golding, 15, and Rodriguez, 16, both competed in the 200-yard individual medley.
Golding finished in 2:05.02 and Rodriguez turned in a 2:11.21.
Pine Crest Swimming’s Marta Ciesla, 17, was the Florida Gold Coast’s top finisher winning the 50-yard freestyle, her signature event, in a best time 22.52. Her seed time was 22.56.
In other events:
Hannah Cox, 17, of Upper Valley Aquatics won the 500-yard freestyle in a meet record 4:37.82. The previous record was 4:38.89 set in 2008 by Amber McDermott of Salmon Bay.
Walker Higgins, 15, of Tennessee Aquatics won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:18.40. Santi Corredor, 16, of Swim Florida was seventh in 4:25.18.
Alex Walsh, 14, of Nashville Aquatics won the girls 200-yard individual medley in 1:56.20.
Jacob Montague, 17, of Grosse Pointe, Ga. won the boys 200-yard individual medley in 1:46.72.
Michael Jensen, 17, of Upper Dublin won the 50-yard freestyle in 19.85, the only swimmer to break 20 seconds. Brody Heck of St. Andrew’s was third in 20.19 and Raiz Tjon-A-Joe of Azura Florida Aquatics was fourth in 20.36. Cody Cline of Wahoos of Wellington won the B final in 20.35.
SwimMAC broke the meet record in the girls’ 800-yard freestyle relay in 7:11.88 with Erika Brown, Alyssa Marsh, Christina Lappin and Jessica Merritt. SwimMAC also won the girls’ 200-yard medley relay.
Bolles won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:28.64 with Andy Song An, James Daugherty, Ariel Spektor and Tyler Rice. Upper Dublin won the 800 free relay in 6:33.56.
For the remainder of the meet, Golding will also swim the 100-yard butterfly (55.18), 200-yard freestyle (1:51.58) and 100-yard freestyle (51.22).
Rodriguez will swim the 100-meter breaststroke (1:03.63), in which she is seeded 34th, and 200-meter breaststroke (2:17.38).
Friday’s events are the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke.
Golding and Rodriguez will also swim in Sunday’s time trials. Golding will swim the 400-meter individual medley in Session One and 200-meter breaststroke in Session Two. Rodriguez will swim the 100-meter butterfly in Session One and 200-meter breaststroke in Session Two.
Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. The meet is being live streamed at usaswimming.org.
The Speedo West Winter Junior National Championships are being held simultaneously this week at the University of Texas’ Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
500-yard freestyle: 1. Hannah Cox, Upper Valley 4:37.82, meet record; 2. Lauren Case, Chattahoochee 4:40.28, 3. Paige Madden, City of mobile 4:43.31.
200-yard individual medley: 1. Alex Walsh, Nashville 1:56.20, 2. Isabel Ivey, Gator Swim Club 1:57.04, 3. Tatum Wade, Nashville 1:57.70; 45. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:05.02; 112. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:11.21
50-yard freestyle: 1. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest Swimming 22.52, 2. Grace Countie, Marlins 22.67, 3. Alyssa Marsh, SwimMAC 22.69.
4×50-yard medley relay: 1. SwimMAC A 1:39.75, 2. Nashville Aquatics 1:39.84, 3. SwimMAC B 1:40.10, 16. Pine Crest 1:44.31.
4×200-yard freestyle relay; 1. SwimMAC A 7:11.88, 2. Nashville Aquatics 7:12.64, 3. Gator Swim Club 7:13.66.
500-yard freestyle: 1. Walker Higgins, Tennessee Aquatics 4:18.40, 2. Trey Freeman, Baylor SC 4:18.82, 3. Jake Sannem, Upper Dublin 4:22.42.
200-yard individual medley: 1. Jacob Montague, Grosse Pointe 1:46.72, 2. Daniel Chang, Barracuda SC 1:46.82, 3. Dean Farris, Metro Atlanta 1:47.84.
50-yard freestyle: 1. Michael Jensen, Upper Dublin 19.85, 2. Drew Kibler, Carmel SC 20.02, 3. Brody Heck, SA 20.19.
4×50-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:28.64, 2. Upper Dublin 1:29.36, 3. Nova of Virginia 1:29.89, 17. Azura 1:33.13, 21. St. Andrew’s 1:33.62, 29. Pine Crest 1:35.10.
4×200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Upper Dublin 6:33.56, 2. Nova of Virginia 6:34.17, 3. Bolles 6:35.11, 13. Bolles 6:45.50.
For the fourth time, Olympian Ryan Lochte of Daytona Beach will lead Team USA against Team Europe at the seventh Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool Friday through Saturday at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis. USA Swimming will live stream the event. The only other Floridian competing is St. Petersburg Aquatics’ Melanie Margalis. Among Team Europe swimmers are Katinka Hosszu, Yuliya Efimova, Lotte Friis, Hilda Luthersdottir, Laszlo Cseh, Daniel Gyurta, Vlad Morozov, Florida alum Dan Wallace, FSU alum Pavel Sankovich and Arkady Vyatchanin.
Sharon Robb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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