NCAP Invitational: Quick Wrap Up

By Reach for the Wall staff.

The Nation’s Capital Swim Club (NCAP) held its annual NCAP Invitational meet at the University of Maryland Epply Center this past weekend.  Swimming World Magazine, as it has done the past 5 years, broadcast a live stream of the prelim and final sessions, which are available (together with articles on each day’s action and interviews with top swimmers) at the meet’s landing page.  A total of 31 teams participated in the event, but the meet was not team-scored.

Below are the top 5 high-point winners in each age group at the meet:

9-10 Girls

  1. Angelina Sagaow (10 years old – NCAP) – 129 points
  2. Sarah Eliason (10 yrs – Machine Aquatics) – 116 pts
  3. Claire Weinstein (9 yrs – Westchester Aquatic) – 109.5 pts
  4. Krystin Casellas (10 yrs – Westchester) – 105 pts
  5. Clara Landeryou (10 yrs – NCAP) – 97 pts; and Lee, Lauren (10 yrs – Westchester) – 97 pts

9-10 Boys

  1. Jacob Lee (10 yrs – NCAP) – 134 pts
  2. Cian Bice (10 yrs – Queens Aquatic) – 110 pts
  3. Charlie Greenwood (9 yrs – NCAP) – 110 pts
  4. Jake Wang (10 yrs – Suburban Seahawks) – 108.5
  5. Nicolas Christofferson (10 yrs – Machine) – 99 pts

11-12 Girls

  1. Ashley Kolessar (12 yrs – Suburban) – 135 pts
  2. Yilinna Collmar (12 yrs – Westchester) – 128 pts
  3. Esther Lin (12 yrs – Westchester) – 119 pts
  4. Kate Hallmark (12 yrs – NCAP) – 118 pts
  5. Carly Sebring (12 yrs – NCAP) – 110 pts

11-12 Boys

  1. Cole Greenberg (12 yrs – NCAP) – 140 pts (this means Cole won all 7 of his individual races!)
  2. Josh Wolfson (12 yrs – NCAP) – 134 pts
  3. Gary Wang (12 yrs – Suburban) – 124 pts
  4. Alexander MacLennan (12 yrs – Asphalt Green Unified) – 116 pts
  5. Andrew Eliason (12 yrs – Machine) – 112 pts

13-14 Girls

  1. Phoebe Bacon (14 yrs – NCAP) – 125 pts
  2. Chase Travis (14 yrs – NCAP) – 119 pts
  3. Allison Kopac (14 yrs – NCAP) – 118 pts
  4. Meghan Lynch (13 yrs – Greenwich YWCA Dolphins) – 111 pts
  5. Isabel Gormley (14 yrs – Asphalt Green) – 109 pts

13-14 Boys

  1. Noah Nichols (14 yrs – Poseidon Swimming) – 129 pts
  2. Hayes Goetcheus (14 yrs – NCAP) – 117 pts
  3. Leo Goldblatt (14 yrs – NCAP) – 115 pts
  4. Benjamin Charles (14 yrs – Machine) – 109 pts
  5. Brett Feyerick (13 yrs – NCAP) – 105 pts

15 & Over Girls

  1. Morgan Scott (16 yrs – Central Bucks) – 106 pts
  2. AnnaBelousova  (20 yrs – NCAP) – 101 pts
  3. Isabella Rongione (17 yrs – NCAP) – 85 pts
  4. Isabella Gati (17 yrs – NCAP) – 73 pts
  5. AlexSumner  (16 yrs – Suburban) – 68 points

15 & Over Boys

  1. Casey Storch (17 yrs – Machine) – 94 pts
  2. Sam Pomajevich (18 yrs – NCAP) – 93 pts
  3. Will Cumberland (17 yrs – NCAP) – 91 pts
  4. Darren Durocher (16 yrs – NCAP) – 84 pts
  5. Ginieczki, Christian (18 yrs – Machine) – 70 pts

In addition, the following swimmers won the 2016 Fran Crippen** Memorial Mile Awards given to the top 3 finishers in the mile races at the meet:

Girls 13-14 1650 Yard Freestyle

  1. Madison Kolessar (14 yrs – Suburban) – 16:38.65
  2. Chase Travis (14 yrs – NCAP) – 16:44.72
  3. Erika Chen (14 yrs – NCAP) – 17:32.23

Boys 13-14 1650 Yard Freestyle

  1. Leo Goldblatt (14 yrs – NCAP) – 16:09.31
  2. Noah Nichols (14 yrs – NCAP) – 16:17.51
  3. Hayes Goetcheus (14 yrs – NCAP) – 16:31.91

Girls Open 1650 Yard Freestyle

  1. Victoria McCullough (15 yrs – NCAP) – 16:59.62
  2. Shannon Campbell (15 yrs – NCAP) – 17:00.07
  3. Carter Bristow (16 yrs – NOVA OF Virginia) – 17:12.41

Boys 15 & Over 1650 Yard Freestyle

  1. Lane Stone (17 yrs – NCAP) – 14:59.93
  2. Matthew Hirschberger (18 yrs – NCAP) – 15:19.08
  3. Garrison Johnson (17 yrs – Poseidon) – 15:29.47

** Fran Crippen passed away on October 23, 2010, while competing in a 10K World Cup Open Water Race in the United Arab Emirates.  Crippen was an 11-time All-American at the University of Virginia and was named as the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimmer of the Year in 2003 and 2004.  After finishing his career at UVA, Crippen went on to compete in Open Water Swimming.  He earned a bronze medal in the 10K swim at the 2009 World Championships in Rome and collected silver medals in the 10K at both the 2006 and 2010 Pan Pacific Games.  In September, Crippen was named the Male Open Water Swmmer of the Year by USA Swimming.  NCAP dedicates its mile races to a true champion and warrior, Fran Crippen.  You can make your contributions to the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation (www.francrippen.org).

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