USA Swimming 18 & Under Champs: The Awards!

By Reach for the Wall Staff

In a press release from Thursday 1/21, USA Swimming announced they will honor the top finishers of the 2020 18 & Under Winter Championships during a virtual award show Thursday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET. 
(We’ll update later this week if it is different, but we think this will stream on the USA Swimming website )

Joel Shinofield, Managing Director of Sport Development for USA Swimming, stated: “We know many athletes did not have a chance to compete in 2020 and helping them safely return to the water is our highest priority. This competition was a great example of the swimming community as a whole doing what it takes to create opportunity for young athletes. Congrats to everyone involved!” 

As reported by SwimSwam, the following award categories will be presented:

  • High Point Female
  • High Point Male
  • Top 8 in each event for male and female
  • Top 3 teams

Given the above criteria, here’s a rundown of PVS swimmers that we expect will receive ‘virtual’ awards for the top 8. We believe Torri also has a lock on the Female High Point and Anthony Grimm just missed on the Male High Point award by 7 points. In the team competition we noted back in December that Nation’s Capital took 3rd overall. Congratulations again to all the swimmers that competed, hopefully we will see another series of Championship meets in March!

Torri Huske, 6 events, total points 107:

50 FR SCYArlington Aquatic Club21.43217
100 FR SCYArlington Aquatic Club47.6316
200 FR SCYArlington Aquatic Club1:43.23120
100 FL SCYArlington Aquatic Club50.29217
200 FL SCYArlington Aquatic Club1:54.04217
200 IM SCYArlington Aquatic Club1:54.50120

Anthony Grimm, 5 events, total points 75.5:

50 FR SCYMason Makos Swim Team19.99315.5
100 FR SCYMason Makos Swim Team44.17712
100 BK SCYMason Makos Swim Team46.25120
100 BR SCYMason Makos Swim Team53.86613
100 FL SCYMason Makos Swim Team46.56415

Landon Gentry, 2 events, total points 37:

100 FL SCYNation’s Capital Swim Club46.41217
200 FL SCYNation’s Capital Swim Club1:43.03120

Sophie Duncan, 1 event, total points 16:

400 IM SCYNation’s Capital Swim Club4:11.75316

Paige McKenna: 1 event, total points 13:

1650 FR SCYNation’s Capital Swim Club16:17.37613

Aris Runnels: 1 event, total points 13:

100 BK SCYNation’s Capital Swim Club53.16613

Paige Hall: 1 event, total points 12:

200 BK SCYMachine Aquatics1:55.12712

Eleanor Sun: 1 event, total points 11:

400 IM SCYNation’s Capital Swim Club4:14.25811

Mackenzie McConagha: 1 event, total points 11:

200 FL SCYNation’s Capital Swim Club1:57.29811

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