By USA Swimming | Friday, August 24, 2018
SUVA, Fiji – The United States continued its trend of fast swims at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships on Friday by earning 12 medals – including gold in seven of eight events contested while establishing four meet records – at the Damodar Aquatic Centre.
Individual meet records and gold medals were claimed by Gretchen Walsh of Nashville Aquatic Club in the women's 100-meter freestyle in 54.47 and Emily Weiss (Cardinal Community Swim Club) in the women’s 100m breaststroke in 1:07.55.
Also earning gold on Friday were Drew Kibler (Carmel Swim Club) in the men's 100m free, Emma Weyant (Sarasota YMCA Sharks) in the women's 400m individual medley and Carson Foster (Mason Manta Rays) in the men's 400m IM. The United States also swept the 800m freestyle relays in meet-record fashion.
Friday's Team USA medalists at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships included:
- Gold, Women’s 100m Free: Gretchen Walsh, 54.47 (meet record)
- Silver, Women's 100m Free: Lucie Nordmann, 54.74
- Gold, Men’s 100m Free: Drew Kibler, 49.42
- Bronze, Men's 100m Free: Adam Chaney, 50.01
- Gold, Women’s 100m Breast: Emily Weiss, 1:07.55 (meet record)
- Silver, Men’s 100m Breast: Daniel Roy, 1:01.85
- Gold, Women’s 400m IM: Emma Weyant, 4:40.64
- Silver, Women’s 400m IM: Mariah Denigan, 4:41.39
- Gold, Men’s 400m IM: Carson Foster, 4:14.73
- Silver, Men’s 400m IM: Jake Foster, 4:15.78
- Gold, Women's 800m Free Relay: Claire Tuggle, Isabel Ivey, Gretchen Walsh, Lucie Nordmann, 7:57.93 (meet record)
- Gold, Men's 800m Free Relay: Jake Magahey, Drew Kibler, Dare Rose, Carson Foster, 7:16.42 (meet record)
The four-day meet consists of daily prelims and finals at 9 a.m. FJT/5 p.m. EDT (previous day) and 5 p.m. FJT/1 a.m. EDT. Fiji Time (FJT) is 16 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). A webcast of the action is available online via www.fijione.tv/live-tv.