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NCSA Junior National Championship

ORLANDO - Twelve (12) swimmers represented McCallie/GPS Aquatics at the 2019 NCSA Jr. National Championships. This annual meet hosts some of the fastest 18&under swimmers in the country, with hundreds of athletes competing throughout the week-long meet.


 

OUR JR NATIONAL TEAM

Jillian Cantrell Grayson Payne Ellie Taliaferro
Emma Scruggs Kyle Berry Ian Frakes
Reece Gallagher Will Jackson Jake Marcum
Jacob McDaniel Sam Powe Max Ransom

 

OVERALL PLACE
A huge congratulations to our men's team. They placed 16th overall, and they were the #1 scoring team from Southeastern Swimming. 

 

DAY 1 RE-CAP

  • Two (2) records fell: Reece Gallagher & Ellie Taliaferro set SR 100 IM records in both their category (senior boys & senior girls, respectively)
  • Boys 800 FR Relay placed 10th overall -Max Ransom, Will Jackson, Sam Powe & Jake Marcum

 

DAY 2 RE-CAP

  • Jake Marcum is the Jr National CHAMPION, winning the 200 BK in a dramatic come-from-behind finish. His time qualifies him for US Nationals this summer. 
  • Three (3) records fell, both in the 200 BK. Jake Marcum set the senior boys record in a time of 1:42.80, and Sam Powe set the 13-14 boys record in a time of 1:43.44. Sam placed 45th overall. Jake Marcum led-off the 200 Medley Relay, to break the Sr boys 50 BK record.
  • Other 200 BK swims: Emma Scruggs & Grayson Payne
  • 500 FR swims: Will Jackson (29th) 
  • 100 BR swims: Reece Gallagher 
  • 200 Fly swims: Max Ransom (49th) - Winter Jr National qualifying time
  • 200 Medley Relay, Girls "A" - Grayson Payne, Ellie Taliaferro, Jillian Cantrell, Emma Scruggs
  • 200 Medley Relay, Boys "B" - Sam Powe, Ian Frakes, Kyle Berry, Jacob McDaniel
  • 200 Medley Relay, Boys "A" Jake Marcum, Reece Gallagher, Max Ransom & Will Jackson placed 20th overall.


DAY 3 RE-CAP

  • 200 FR swims: Will Jackson (21st), Jake Marcum (37th), Sam Powe, Max Ransom
  • 50 BR swims: Ellie Taliaferro (49th), Jillian Cantrell, Kyle Berry
  • 400 IM swims: Emma Scruggs
  • 50 Fly swims: Grayson Payne, Ellie Taliaferro, Jillian Cantrell, Reece Gallagher, Kyle Berry, Max Ransom
  • 400 Free Relay, Girls "A" - Grayson Payne, Jillian Cantrell, Emma Scruggs, Ellie Taliaferro
  • 400 Free Relay, Boys "A" - Jake Marcum, Max Ransom, Sam Powe, Will Jackson placed 10th overall
  • Day 3 Time Trials - 4 out of 4 Best times!  Reece Gallagher, Ian Frakes, Kyle Berry, Jacob McDaniel


DAY 4 RE-CAP

  • Will Jackson got a NCSA cut in the 50 FR, leading off his 200 FR relay. 
  • 100 BK swims: Jake Marcum (6th) Grayson Payne, Ellie Taliaferro, Emma Scruggs, Kyle Berry, Max Ransom
  • 100 FR swims: Will Jackson (40th)
  • 100 Fly swims: Emma Scruggs, Jillian Cantrell, Ellie Taliaferro, Max Ransom
  • 200 Free Relay, Girls "A" - Grayson Payne, Emma Scruggs, Jillian Cantrell, Ellie Taliaferro
  • 200 Free Relay, Boys "A" - Will Jackson, Max Ransom, Reece Gallagher, Jake Marcum


DAY 5 RE-CAP

  • Jake Marcum got a NCSA cut in the 50 FR
  • 50 BK swims: Jake Marcum (14th), Reece Gallagher, Kyle Berry, Max Ransom, Sam PoweJillian Cantrell, Ellie Taliaferro, Grayson Payne
  • 200 IM swims: Emma Scruggs
  • 50 FR swims: Max Ransom, Ellie Taliaferro
  • 400 Medley Relay, Girls "A" - Emma Scruggs, Ellie Taliaferro, Jillian Cantrell, Grayson Payne
  • 400 Medley Relay, Boys "B" - Jacob McDaniel, Ian Frakes, Kyle Berry, Sam Powe
  • 400 Medley Relay, Boys "A" - Jake Marcum, Reece Gallagher, Max Ransom, Will Jackson (15th)