2022 Junior Pan Pacs – Day 2 Finals Stay Recap

August 26, 2022

2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships

The 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, which brings collectively swimmers from Australia, Canada, Japan, the US, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, and Singapore, is being hosted by the U.S. in Honolulu, Hawaii. It’s open to athletes aged 13-18 as of December thirty first of the competitors yr. Every nation is restricted to 2 athletes within the scored A last and two within the B last.

USA’s Erin Gemmell broke the lone meet file of the morning session on Thursday, going 54.42 within the 100 free. She is prime seed headed into finals however Australia’s Milla Jansen and Olivia Wunsch additionally notched sub-55s this morning and can be gunning for the title. Thomas Heilman of USA led the morning qualifiers within the boys’ 100 free and can face stiff competitors from Australia’s Flynn Southam in lane 5. Southam gained the 200 free final night time and was the highest seed within the 100 free.

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USA’s Piper Enge was the lone qualifier within the women’ 100 breast with a sub-1:09 and is poised to present the Individuals one other gold medal. Yamoto Okadome of Japan put up the highest time of the morning on the boys’ facet however Singapore’s Nicholas Mahabir, who certified second, had the quickest time coming into the meet.

Japan’s Mio Narita and Ei Kamikawabata dominated heats of the ladies’ and boys’ 400 IM this morning with instances that had been greater than 5 seconds quicker than the remainder of the sector. They’re poised so as to add one other pair of gold medals to Japan’s whole.

Ladies 100 Meter Freestyle – Remaining

  • Jr World: 52.70 – Penny Oleksiak, CAN (2016)
  • Jr Pan Pac: 54.42 – Erin Gemmell, USA (2022)


  1. Erin Gemmell, USA – 54.13
  2. Milla Jansen, Australia – 54.36
  3. Olivia Wunsch, Australia – 54.50

For the second time in as many days, Erin Gemmell of USA lowered a Junior Pan Pacs meet file that she had set in prelims. This time, she took one other .29 off the mark whereas profitable the 100 free in 54.13. Out in 26.19, she got here again in 27.94 to complete with a brand new private greatest that’s .49 quicker than her entry time. Gemmell’s second 50 made the distinction, as she had break up 26.25/28.17 this morning.

Swimming on both facet of Gemmell had been Australia’s Milla Jansen and Olivia Wunsch. Each improved on their morning swims, touching second and third, respectively, with 54.36 and 54.40. The Aussie pair trailed Gemmell by about half a second on the 50 wall however outsplit the champion over the second half of the race. Jansen got here residence in 27.66, whereas Wunsch went 27.82. Whereas they put a great deal of strain on Gemmell on the again half, they weren’t in a position to catch the brand new meet record-holder.

Boys 100 Meter Freestyle – Remaining

  • Jr World: 46.86 – David Popovici, ROM (2022)
  • Jr Pan Pac: 48.91 – Jack Cartwright, AUS (2016)


  1. Flynn Southam, Australia – 48.23
  2. Thomas Heilman, USA – 49.34
  3. Jamie Mooney, Australia – 50.19

Flynn Southam of Australia took down his second meet file with an explosive 48.23 within the 100 free last. He beat the 2016 mark set by fellow Australian Jack Cartwright by .68 and lowered his private greatest by .31. Thomas Heilman of USA, who had clocked the quickest time in heats this morning with a 15-16 NAG file of 49.06, appeared to get off to the quickest begin. However about midway by the primary 50 meters, Southam moved to the lead. On the flip, he led by simply over a tenth of a second with 23.79.

Southam was untouchable over the second half of the race. He got here residence in 24.44 to win by a physique size. Heilman held on for second place, whereas Jamie Mooney of Australia took third with 50.19.

Ladies 100 Meter Breaststroke – Remaining

  • Jr World: 1:04.35 – Ruta Meilutyte, LTU (2013)
  • Jr Pan Pac: 1:07.55 – Emily Weiss, USA (2018)


  1. Piper Enge, USA – 1:08.58
  2. Kotomi Kato, Japan – 1:09.10
  3. Isabella Johnson, Australia – 1:09.36

USA’s Piper Enge, the highest seed coming into the meet, gained the ladies’ 100 breast by half a physique size with 1:08.58. Enge went out in 32.55, simply .2 slower than her tempo this morning, however she got here again with the identical second-50 time of 36.0 to earn the win.

Isabella Johnson of Australia made an early transfer and turned with Enge on the midway level. She was .25 forward of Japan’s Kotomi Kato at that time, however she couldn’t match her on the again half. Kato got here residence in 36.29 to slide previous Johnson and snatch the silver medal with 1:09.10. Johnson acquired her hand to the wall third with 1:09.36.

Boys 100 Meter Breaststroke – Remaining

  • Jr World: 59.01 – Nicolo Martinenghi, ITA (2017)
  • Jr Pan Pac: 59.85 – Akihiro Yamaguchi, JPN (2012)


  1. Zhier Fan, USA – 1:00.74
  2. Yamoto Okadome, Japan – 1:01.35
  3. Nicholas Mahabir, Singapore – 1:01.78

Australia’s Haig Buckingham was first out of the gates, getting out in entrance of the sector on the 50 wall and turning at 28.59. Yamato Okadome, swimming in lane 4, was .14 again, whereas USA’s Zhier Fan trailed by .18.

The race started to warmth up on the second 50. Fan, Okadome, and Singapore’s Nicholas Mahabir started to shut in on Buckingham. Zhier beat the sector by .7 on the again half to return away with the win in 1:00.74. His splits of 28.77/31.97 made him the one sub-1:01 within the last.

Okadome got here residence in 32.6 and handed Buckingham. He earned the silver with 1:01.35. Mahabir acquired his hand to the wall simply .07 forward of Buckingham to present Singapore its first medal of the championship.

Ladies 400 Meter Particular person Medley – Remaining

  • Jr World: 4:29.01 – Summer season McIntosh, CAN (2022)
  • Jr Pan Pac: 4:39.76 – Becca Mann, USA (2012)


  1. Mio Narita, Japan – 4:36.79
  2. Hayla Han, USA – 4:43.60
  3. Ayami Suzuki, Japan – 4:43.70

Japan’s Mio Narita destroyed the 400 IM meet file, set by Becca Mann in 2012, with a dominant 4:36.79. Narita had a slight lead over Canada’s Ella Jansen and her personal teammate Ayami Suzuki after the butterfly leg, handing over 1:03.03. Jansen took over the lead on the backstroke, splitting 1:10.74 to Narita’s 1:11.54.

Narita dominated the breaststoke with a break up of 1:18.18 and moved again into the lead, whereas behind her the deck was being shuffled. USA’s Kayla Han handed Suzuki and was starting to problem Jansen for second place. Han went 1:21.17 on the breast, outsplitting Jansen (1:23.97) and Suzuki (1:24.33).

Narita had a couple of 10-meter lead on the sector after the primary 50 of freestyle. Behind her it was a livid battle for second place. Narita got here to the wall on their own with 4:36.79, whereas Han touched out Suzuki by .10 to take residence the silver medal with 4:43.60. The 13-year-old Han strikes as much as #3 on the all-time record for 13-14 women within the U.S., with one other yr within the age group to enhance her place.

Boys 400 Meter Particular person Medley – Remaining

  • Jr World: 4:10.02 – Ilia Borodin, RUS (2021)
  • Jr Pan Pac: 4:12.59 – Chase Kalisz (2012)


  1. Ei Kamikawabata, Japan – 4:15.23
  2. Maximus Williamson, USA – 4:17.58
  3. Riki Abe, Japan – 4:17.96

Ei Kamikawabata of Japan swam a dominant 4:15.23 to win the 400 IM by two physique lengths forward of USA’s Maximus Williamson and Riki Abe of Japan.

Katkiawabata established the early lead with a 57.88 within the butterfly. Australia’s William Petric and USA’s Cooper Lucas had been about two-tenths again. Williamson surged to the lead over the following 50 meters and was up by a physique size on the midway level. He break up his backstroke in 32.4/31.7 for a 1:04.1, by far the quickest within the subject.

Kamikawabata took again the lead on the breaststroke leg, going 35.4/36.0 for 1:11.5 and placing a number of meters of clear water between him and the remainder of the sector. Petric moved into second place, whereas Abe handed Williamson in third place.

With Kamikawabata manner out of attain, the thrill was within the battle for second place. Williamson handed Abe and was closing in on the second-place Petric on the 350 wall. In a livid dash to the end, Williamson and Abe each break up 28.4s and left Petric of their wake. As they got here to the ultimate wall, Williamson held onto second place and completed with 4:17.58, a mere .38 in entrance of Abe.

Ladies 4×200 Meter Freestyle Relay – Timed Finals

  • Jr World: 7:51.47 – Canada (Sanchez, Oleksiak, Smith, Ruck) (2017)
  • Jr Pan Pac: 7:57.93 – USA (Tuggle, Ivey, Walsh, Nordmann) (2018)


  1. United States (Kayla Wilson, Jillian Cox, Cavan Gormsen, Erin Gemmell) – 7:54.70
  2. Australia (Jamie Perkins, Amelia Weber, Olivia Winsch, Milla Jansen) – 7:55.85
  3. Japan (Hinata Umeki, Misa Okuzono, Karin Ninomiya, Ruka Takezawa) – 8:01.38

America got here from behind to beat Australia and destroy the meet file within the 4×200 free with 7:54.70. Australia additionally got here to the wall beneath the earlier meet mark with 7:55.85. Australia led from the outset, getting a 1:57.64 leadoff from Jamie Perkins. She was adopted by Amelia Weber (1:59.11), Olivia Wunsch (1:59.91), and Milla Jansen (1:59.19).

Japan (Hinata Umeki, Misa Okuzono, Karin Ninomiya, Ruka Takezawa) was in second place on the primary change, because of a 1:59.92 leadoff. USA was in third place with 2:00.01 from Kayla Wilson.

The American quartet continued with Jillian Cox (1:59.32) and Cavan Gormsen (2:00.51), who then handed off to Erin Gemmell, the newly-annointed meet record-holder within the 200 free. Gemmell start with a 3.18-second deficit behind Australia, however with each stroke she appeared to shut the hole. Gemmell break up 26.4-29.2-30.1-29.0 for an anchor of 1:54.86, giving the USA a victory by over a physique size.

Boys 4×200 Meter Freestyle Relay – Timed Finals

  • Jr World: 7:08.37 – USA (Magahey, Urlando, Mitchell, Foster) (2019)
  • Jr Pan Pac: 7:16.42 – USA (Magahey, Kibler, Rose, Foster) (2018)


  1. Australia (Flynn Southam, Anders McAlpine, Marcus Da Silva, Joshua Staples) – 7:13.07
  2. United States (Henry McFadden, Thomas Heilman, Rex Maurer, Maximus Williamson) – 7:15.18
  3. Japan (Maki Kiriyama, Yuta Watanabe, Tatsumi Edward Scott, Tomoyuki Matsushita) – 7:22.26

Meet record-holder Flynn Southam put Australia into the lead from the very first leg, main off in 1:47.30, simply .19 off his profitable time within the 200 free on Wednesday night time. From there, the Aussie quartet had been in a position to keep in entrance of the pack till the top, regardless of a few challenges alongside the best way from the U.S.

Southam handed off to Anders McAlpine, who break up 1:48.63 on the second leg, sustaining a 1.54-second lead over USA and a 3.3-second lead over Japan. Marcus Da Silva break up 1:49.30 to carry USA’s Rex Maurer at bay, whereas Joshua Staples, who gained the 1500 free on Wednesday, introduced it residence in 1:47.84.

The Individuals led off with Henry McFadden (1:49.49). Thomas Heilman adopted with 1:47.98, chopping into the Australian lead. Maurer almost caught Da Silva along with his third leg of 1:48.03. Maximus Williamson, who had scored a silver medal within the 400 IM however a half hour earlier, anchored in 1:49.68

Each Australia and the US bested the earlier meet file of seven:16.42 from 2018.