|Peter H Bick|
RENANG INDONESIA-The U.S. National Junior Team won 11 medals – four gold, three silver and four bronze – and set two meet records Sunday at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Honolulu. Leading the way was Chase Kalisz, who won gold and set a meet record in the men’s 200m IM (1:59.51), and Becca Mann, who won gold and set a meet record in the women’s 1500m freestyle (16:11.98).
The American team’s performance on the fourth and final night in the pool brings its total medal count to 43 – 19 gold, 10 silver and 14 bronze. The USA leads all nations in the combined team scoring with 449.5 points, followed by Australia with 318.5 points and Japan with 317 points.
Also winning gold for the U.S. Sunday were Jack Conger in the men’s 50m free (22.69), and Olivia Smoliga, Annie Zhu, Katie Kinnear and Simone Manuel in the women’s 4x100m medley relay (4:03.93).
Americans winning silver included Smoliga in the women’s 50m free (25.39), Danielle Valley in the women’s 1500m freestyle (16:26.93), and Conger, Will Licon, Maclin Davis and Matt Ellis in the men’s 3x100m medley relay (3:39.37).
Bronze medalists were Celina Li in the women’s 200m IM (2:14.16), Erik Risolvato in the men’s 50m free (23.17), Zhu in the women’s 200m breaststroke (2:26.65) and Eric Ronda in the men’s 200m breast (2:13.89).
Other finalists for the U.S. were Kaitlyn Jones in the women’s 200m IM (4th, 2:14.31), Ty Stewart in the men’s 200m IM (4th, 2:14.31), Manuel in the women’s 50m free (4th, 25.45), Anne Lazor in the women’s 200m breast (6th, 2:28.36), Licon in the men’s 200m breast (4th, 2:14.53), Evan Pinion in the men’s 800m free (5th, 8:07.11) and David Heron in the men’s 800m free (6th, 8:10.34).