2016 AT&T Winter National Championships - Day Four Recap

2016 AT&T Winter National Championships - Day Four Recap

 | Sunday, December 4, 2016

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  • Olympian Tom Shields claimed the Phillips 66 Performance Award for his American, U.S. Open and meet record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 43.84 on Friday.
  • U.S. Olympian Melanie Margalis won the women’s high point title with 60 points, while Omar Pinzon of Colombia was the men’s high point winner with 61 points.
  • Team Scoring Winners – College:
    • Women: Indiana University, 377.50
    • Men: Indiana University, 357
    • Combined: Indiana University, 734.50
  • Team Scoring Winners – Club:
    • Women: Nation's Capital Swim Club, 208
    • Men: Nation's Capital Swim Club, 190
    • Combined: Nation's Capital Swim Club, 398 

Women’s 1650y Freestyle - Final

  1. Brooke Zeiger (Cumberland, R.I./University of Minnesota), 15:44.00
  2. Erica Sullivan (Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada), 15:47.39
  3. Lindsey Clary (Riverside, Calif./Ohio State University), 15:57.03

Race Notes

  • Zeiger picked up her second win of the meet after taking the 400y IM on Friday.

Men’s 1650y Freestyle - Final

  1. Marwan El Kamash (Alexandria, Egypt/Indiana University), 14:48.34
  2. Ben Lawless (Owings, Md./University of Florida), 14:58.83
  3. Blake Manganiello (Palmetto Bay, Fla./University of Florida), 15:02.06

Race Notes

  • El Kamash added his second victory in Atlanta after winning the 500y Free on Thursday.

Women's 200y Backstroke - Final

  1. Bridgette Alexander (Milton, Wisc./Kentucky Aquatics), 1:52.38
  2. Hannah Moore (Cary, N.C./NC State University), 1:53.51
  3. Kristen Romano (Long Beach, N.Y./Long Island Aquatic Club), 1:53.98

Race Notes

  • Alexander swept the women's backstroke events in Atlanta; she also won the 100y back on Friday.

Men’s 200y Backstroke - Final

  1. Arkady Vyatchanin (New York Athletic Club), 1:40.12
  2. Omar Pinzon (Bogota, Colombia/FAST Swim Team), 1:41.27
  3. Bob Glover (Omaha, Neb./Indiana University), 1:41.96

Race Notes

  • Vyatchanin was second to Tom Shields in the 100y back on Friday.

Women’s 100y Freestyle - Final

  1. Isabel Ivey (Gainesville, Fla./Gator Swim Club), 48.33
  2. Sarah Hitchens (West Chester, Pa./University of North Carolina),  48.74
  3. Caroline Baldwin (Westfield, N.J./University of North Carolina), 48.86

Race Notes

  • Ivey was second to 2016 U.S. Olympian Melanie Margalis in the 200y free on Friday.

Men’s 100y Freestyle - Final

  1. Bowen Becker (Las Vegas, Nev.University of Minnesota), 42.87
  2. Anze Tavcar (Celje, Slovenia/Indiana University), 43.12
  3. Jacob Molacek (Omaha, Neb./Greater Omaha Aquatics), 43.14

Race Notes

  • Becker swept the sprint events in Atlanta, as he also won the 50y free on Thursday.

Women's 200y Breaststroke - Final

  1. Breeja Larson (Mesa, Ariz./New York Athletic Club), 2:06.42
  2. Miranda Tucker (Plymouth, Mich./Club Wolverine), 2:07.44
  3. Nikol Popov (Valencia, Calif./Canyons Aquatic Club), 2:09.33

Race Notes

  • Larson, a 2012 Olympian, was second in the 100y breast on the Friday.

Men's 200y Breaststroke - Final

  1. Kevin Cordes (Naperville, Ill./Unattached), 1:53.51
  2. Nick Zito (Maylene, Ala./WEST Swim Club), 1:54.67
  3. Conner McHugh (Sturgeon Bay, Wisc./University of Minnesota), 1:54.85

Race Notes

  • A 2016 Olympian, Cordes swept the breaststroke events at AT&T Winter Nationals.

Women's 200y Butterfly - Final

  1. Hannah Saiz (Plattsburgh, N.Y./Schroeder YMCA Swim Team), 1:55.73
  2. Meg Bailey (Merewether, Australia/Ohio State University), 1:56.10
  3. Caty Hulsey (Savannah, Ga./University of North Carolina), 1:56.45

Race Notes

  • Saiz was fourth at the 100-yard mark before rallying for the win.

Men's 200y Butterfly - Final

  1. Vini Lanza (Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Indiana University), 1:41.34
  2. Sam Pomajevich (Manassas, Va./Nation's Capital Swim Club), 1:44.03
  3. Sean Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Swim Pasadena), 1:45.57

Race Notes

  • Lanza also won the 200y IM on Thursday.




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