Regan Smith, Gianluca Urlando Break Big National Age Group Records in Austin

Regan Smith, Gianluca Urlando Break Big National Age Group Records in Austin

By USA Swimming Communications  | Sunday, December 9, 2018

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GREENSBORO, N.C. & AUSTIN, Texas. – The Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East and West drew to a close Saturday, but not before two big records fell in the Western meet in Austin.

National Teamer Regan Smith broke the Short Course Juniors record in the 200y butterfly in 1:51.25. It also broke the 15-16 National Age Group record of 1:52.99, set by Mary T. Meagher in 1981.

National Teamer Gianluca Urlando of DART Swimming broke the 15-16 National Age Group and Short Course Juniors record in the men’s 200y butterfly in 1:40.91. The former National Age Group record of 1:42.10 was set by Michael Phelps in 2002.

Also in Austin, Katharine Berkoff of Missoula Aquatics broke another Short Course Juniors record, this time in the women’s 200y back, turning in a time of 1:50.16. She also won the 100 free tonight in a time of 49.21.

AJ Pouch of Team Rebel Aquatics set a Juniors West meet record of 1:55.04 in the men’s 200y breaststroke.

In Greensboro, National Teamer Alex Walsh of Nashville Aquatics broke the Short Course Juniors record in the women’s 200y breaststroke in 2:06.02.

Saturday's winners from the 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East:

  • Women’s 1650y Free – Lola Mull, Mid-Michigan Aquatics, 16:12.26
  • Men’s 1650y Free – Jake Magahey, SwimAtlanta, 14:51.54
  • Women’s 200y Back – Claire Curzan, TAC Titans, 1:53.09
  • Men’s 200y Back – Carson Foster, Mason Manta Rays, 1:41.20
  • Women’s 100y Free – Gretchen Walsh, Nashville Aquatics, 47.79
  • Men’s 100y Free – Jack Alexy, Somerset Hills YMCA, 43.44
  • Women’s 200y Breast – Alex Walsh, Nashville Aquatics, 2:06.02 (Juniors East and Short Course Juniors Meet Record)
  • Men’s 200y Breast – Josh Matheny, Pittsburgh Elite, 1:55.27
  • Women’s 200y Fly – Charlotte Hook, TAC Titans, 1:55.67
  • Men’s 200y Fly – Jean-pierre Khouzam, Dayton Raiders, 1:44.41
  • Women’s 400y Free Relay – Nashville Aquatics, 3:18.63
  • Men’s 400y Free Relay – Dynamo Swim Club, 2:59.08
    Saturday's winners from the 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West:

     

  • Women’s 1650y Free – Kaitlynn Sims, Magnolia Aquatics, 15:57.34
  • Men’s 1650y Free – Noah Brune, Mission Viejo Nadadores, 15:07.52
  • Women’s 200y Back – Katharine Berkoff, Missoula Aquatics, 1:50.16 (Juniors West and SC Juniors Meet Record)
  • Men’s 200y Back – Peter Larson, Edina Swim Club, 1:41.60
  • Women’s 100y Free – Katharine Berkoff, Missoula Aquatics, 49.21
  • Men’s 100y Free – Jack Armstrong, Houston Bridge, 43.35
  • Women’s 200y Breast – Zoie Hartman, Crow Canyon Country Club, 2:07.52
  • Men’s 200y Breast – AJ Pouch, Team Rebel Aquatics, 1:55.04 (Juniors West Record)
  • Women’s 200y Fly – Regan Smith, Riptide, 1:51.25 (Juniors West and SC Juniors Meet Record)
  • Men’s 200y Fly – Gianluca Urlando, DART Swimming, 1:40.91 (Juniors West and SC Juniors Meet Record)
  • Women’s 400y Free Relay – Bellevue, 3:18.53
  • Men’s 400y Free Relay – Rose Bowl Aquatics, 2:59.42

Complete webcast of all sessions from both sites is available atsftest.usaswimming.org.

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