Tennessee Aquatics dominates 2023 TNAQ June Spectacular Invite

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Tennessee Aquatics dominated the 2023 TNAQ June Spectacular Invite that happened on the Allan Jones Aquatic Middle in Knoxville from June 16-18. The meet included all freestyle occasions, 50s, 100s, and 200s of stroke, in addition to the 200 and 400 IMs, and Tennessee Aquatics topped each ladies’s and males’s total scores.

WOMEN’S RESULTS

Prime 5 Groups 

  1. Tennessee Aquatics (545)
  2. Prime Aquatics (272) 
  3. Baylor Swim Membership (216.5)
  4. Highlands Ranch Aquatics (172)
  5. Fox Valley Swim Workforce (163)

15 & Over

Rising College of Tennessee junior Josephine Fuller, presently representing Tennessee Aquatics throughout summer season meets, posted a high prelims time of two:10.82 within the 200 backstroke. The time was about two seconds quicker than what she went on the Speedo Atlanta Basic in Could (2:12.92), and fewer than a second off her greatest (2:09.92) which she swam on the Toyota U.S. Open in December. Highlands Ranch Aquatics’ Gabi Dyer, who shall be a freshman this fall on the College of Kansas, received the occasion with a 2:18.60, making her first Winter Junior Nationals minimize this yr.

The highest scorer was soon-to-be LSU Tiger, Lillie Tichenor from CHRISTUS Louisiana Aquatic Membership. She received the 800 freestyle (9:22.03), 200 butterfly (2:22.74) and 400 IM (5:04.08); earned a few second locations within the 100 butterfly (1:04.58) and 200 IM (2:21.57); and a few thirds within the 400 freestyle (4:31.65) and 200 breaststroke (2:43.93). 

13-14

13-year-old Ellie Stanley from Prime Aquatics owned each butterfly occasions. Within the 100, she broke the 1:04 barrier for the primary time ending first by nearly 5 seconds with a 1:03.53. Simply her second time swimming the occasion in LCM, Stanley posted a 2:26.91 within the 200, topping the sphere with an nearly 14-second distinction between her and Catherine Payne from CHRISTUS who positioned second (2:41.33) and Abbey Brown from Fox Valley Swim Workforce (2:41.34). Moreover, Stanley received the 400 IM by greater than 15 seconds with a 5:17.87. She additionally added a third-place end within the 50 free posting a 27.86, breaking 28 for the primary time. 

11-12 

Maggie Simpson from Tennessee Aquatics was the highest scorer as she swept the freestyle occasions. Simpson led the 100 freestyle subject successful by over two seconds with a 1:05.77. Likewise, she received the 200 free and dropped over seven seconds with a 2:28.28. She additionally completed second within the 50 and third within the 400. Within the 50 butterfly Simpson posted a 31.93 win, which was over a four-second drop from her earlier greatest time of 36.73 again in the beginning of this month. Moreover, Simpson completed first within the 50 and second within the 100 backstroke. She went PBs in all however one among her eight whole occasions. 

10 & Underneath

Alisa Yakunina, additionally from Tennessee Aquatics, achieved private greatest instances in eight out of 9 occasions. She received the 100 freestyle (1:10.30), and the 200 freestyle in 2:31.76, which was an 11-second drop from her earlier greatest time of two:43.24 from July 2022. Yakunina additionally positioned first within the 50 breaststroke with a forty five.91, main the sphere by nearly 4 seconds. Furthermore, she posted a 35.57 within the 50 breaststroke, which was greater than a three-second drop from her previous PB of 39.77 from final yr’s meet.

MEN’S RESULTS

Prime 5 Groups

  1. Tennessee Aquatics (416) 
  2. Baylor Swim Membership (289)
  3. Fox Valley Swim Workforce (283)
  4. Atomic Metropolis Aquatic Membership (171)
  5. Highlands Ranch Aquatics (169)

15 & Over

College of Tennessee’s worldwide combo of Michael Houlie (South Africa), Lyubo Epitropov (Bulgaria), Joaquin Vargas (Peru) and Martin Espernberger (Austria) made small appearances on the meet in preparation for World Championships subsequent month. The 4 of them solely raced in the course of the prelims periods. Houlie swam the 50 breaststroke in a 27.96 ending first. Epitropov’s lone swim was the 100 breaststroke and he positioned first posting a 1:02.29. Vargas posted a 1:51.59 within the 200 freestyle and completed first, adopted by Martin fourth with a 1:56.82 which was additionally a brand new greatest time. The Austrian swam an extra 50 butterfly with a 24.78 and completed first. 

Moreover, 5 swimmers made cuts for Winter Junior Nationals: Travis Oleson from Highlands Ranch Aquatics within the 100 and 200 breaststroke (1:04.58, 2:23.65); Drew Hitchcock from Baylor Swim Membership within the 100 butterfly (55.29); Andrew Chou from Atomic Metropolis Aquatic Membership within the 100 backstroke (58.84); and Chase Maier from Fox Valley Swim Workforce within the 200 and 400 freestyle (1:51.01, 4:05.01).

2023 Purdue commit Mason Kajfosz from Highlands Ranch Aquatics swept the dash freestyle occasions, going 24.62 within the 50 and 52.40 within the 100. He additionally received the 50 butterfly (25.82); completed second within the 100 butterfly (56.52) and 200 IM (2:11.21); posted a third-place end within the 200 freestyle (1:56.12) and swam the prelims of the 400 IM ending fourth (4:43.63). 

13-14

Baylor Swim Membership’s Hayden Vicknair achieved private greatest instances in each single one among his eight races, and dominated each dash freestyle and butterfly occasions. He received the 50 freestyle with a 25.22, the 100 with a 54.45, and the 200 with a 1:59.88. He dropped greater than two seconds from his previous 100 time of 56.67, and was the one swimmer beneath two minutes within the 200 freestyle with an nearly nine-second drop. 

Within the 50 butterfly he was the one athlete breaking the 27 barrier with 26.87, and within the 100 was the one one below a minute with a 58.66 and a four-second drop. His largest time drop got here within the 200 butterfly as he posted a 2:11.48. The time was nearly 12 seconds quicker than his earlier greatest time of two:23.30 again in Could, giving him a lead of round 12 seconds as effectively. Moreover, the 100 backstroke was a PB for Vicknair (1:03.85) however he positioned second after Arun Kaura (1:03.64) from Fox Valley Swim Workforce, who additionally received the 50, by two hundredths of a second. 

Braden Meurer from Fox Valley Swim Workforce took over the breaststroke occasions. He posted a greatest time of 1:08.28 within the 100 and a 2:28.14 within the 200. Meurer dropped greater than 4 seconds from his earlier greatest time within the 200 and was the one one below 2:30. 

11-12

Tyson Boyd from Avon Swim Membership was the mid-distance multi-champion. He swept each IM occasions, reaching a PB within the 400 with a 5:22.09, and received the 200 and 400 freestyle barely off his greatest instances. Boyd additionally positioned first within the 200 breaststroke and was the one one below three minutes. Within the 200 butterfly, Boyd posted a private greatest successful time of two:46.28, which was nearly a six-second drop.

10 & Underneath 

Mateo Volcansek from Atomic Metropolis Aquatic Membership dominated the sphere throughout the 10 & unders. Volcansek received the 200 IM (3:00.07) by over 18 seconds and dropped 17 seconds from his earlier greatest time from July 2022. He additionally received the 50 free, backstroke and butterfly. Furthermore, he led the sphere by nearly 18 seconds within the 100 butterfly (1:20.99) and greater than 11 seconds within the 100 backstroke (1:20.54). He additionally added a pair of second-place finishes within the 100 and 200 freestyle. Out of his eight occasions, he went PBs in seven of them.



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