August 7, 2013

Young fast enough for finals at national meet

From Staff Reports

— Ethan Young was scheduled to swim in the 200-meter backstroke “C” final at USA Swimming’s Speedo Junior National Championships late Tuesday night in Irvine, Calif., but the results were not available by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

Young, who is representing the Carpet Capital Aquatics Club Makos, had the 19th-best time during the afternoon preliminaries, finishing in 2 minutes, 4.75 seconds. He swam the first 50 meters in 29.39 seconds, the second 50 in 31.36, the third 50 in 33.01 and fourth 50 in 31.01.

Of the 168 swimmers competing in the event, the top 24 returned for the finals, but the best best possible finish for swimmers in a “C” final is 17th.

Young has two more events to compete in — the 100 butterfly today and the 100 backstroke Thursday.

Young, who is about to begin his sophomore year at Dalton High School, was part of the Catamounts’ 2012-2013 Class A-5A state championship swimming and diving team.