New England Swimming

NE Seniors - Day 1 & 2 Full Recap, Day 3 Prelims

Jim Pignato

New England Seniors at Brown University - December 19-22.

Day 1 and Day 2 Full Recap & Day 3 Prelims
Thursday Night - Sophie Phelps placed 12th in the 1650FR (17.25.62).  Sets new 13-14 and Open team records in the 1650FR and the 1000FR as a legal split.  9 seconds away from a 2020 Futures cut.
Friday Prelims - Men's 200FR Relay of Tyler Roethke, Grant Beebe, Kevin Johnson and Beau Garufi place 8th with a 1:27.85 and a new Open team record.  Roethke's lead off leg was a 21.32 setting a new 15&O and Open team record.
In Prelims in the 200FL, Roethke places 7th (1:52.49; new 15-18 and Open records and 2020 Futures cut) and Beebe places 14th (1:54.67).  Top 24 make it back for Finals, places 1-8 is A Final, 9-16 B Final and 17-24 C Final.
Sophie Phelps places 8th in prelims in the 100BK and grabs her first ever Futures cut with a 57.45.  Awesome job Soph!
In the 200FR, Phelps goes 1:56.21 dropping over a second and placing 30th.  Emma Davis drops nearly 3.5 seconds and almost breaks two minutes with a 2:00.64.  Roethke grabs the 3rd seed for A Finals with a 1:41.06.
Next in the 50BR, Garufi makes the A Final with an Open team record of 27.33 seeding him 6th.  Johnson places 30th with 29.51.
Friday Finals - Tyler Roethke adds .65 from his prelim time going 1:53.14 placing 8th in the 200FL while Grant Beebe dropped .02 placing 14th with 1:54.65.  Sophie Phelps finals the 100BK with 58.17 placing 8th.  Roethke came back in the 200FR as well going 1:41.46 placing 6th.  Beau Garufi had the best drop of the evening in the 50BR, improving from his prelim swim by .26 second finaling with a 27.07 and new Open team record. 
Saturday Prelims - The foursome of Beau Garufi, Kevin Johnson, Grant Beebe and Tyler Roethke lead off the morning in the 200 Medley Relay finishing 19th with a 1:41.25.  Sophie Phelps was up next in the 200BK were she dropped nearly 4 seconds and just missed a Futures cut by .09 finishing with a 2:05.08.  She's seeded 14th and will have a second shot at Finals.
The 50FR saw Emma Davis post a 24.86.  This was Emma's first time in the 24 and it's a new 15-18 and Open team record.  Roethke placed 12th with a 21.64 and Beebe 32nd with 22.12.  That's the second fastest time for Roethke with his lead off from Friday being his fastest.  The 100BR saw Phelps, Garufi and Johnson.  Phelps went 1:08.23 for 26th and a new 13-14 team record.  Garufi set the Open team record with 58.98 13th place finish. Johnson posted a 1:04.54 just over a second off his best.
Beebe came back strong in the 50FL with 11th place 23.48 and will be in the B Final for Finals.  The 500FR rounded out the morning with Phelps placing 26th with a 5:06.97 which is good enough for a 13-14 and Open team record.  Roethke finishes 7th with 4:35.65 which was only .06 off his best and will get a second chance tonight.