Kathleen Baker set a new world record at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, California. A former NCS age group swimmer, now representing Team Elite, Baker swam a remarkable 58.00 in winning the women’s 100m backstroke. Earlier she tied for first place in the 200m backstroke. On the final day, Baker broke the US Open record in the 200m IM for her third national championship of the meet. Her world record swim earned Baker the meet’s Phillips 66 Performance Award.
Ashley Twichell of the TAC Titans swam a personal best in winning the women’s 1500m freestyle on the meet’s final day. Already a national champion in the open water 10K, it was Twichell’s first national championship in the pool. Twichell will represent Team USA at the Pan Pacific Championships in both the 10K open water and the 1500m free.
Listed below are swimmers with North Carolina connections who placed in the top eight at the National Championships.
|Olivia Carter||EAC||Women’s||200 Fly||5|
|Michael Chadwick||UN||Men’s||100 Free||5|
|Ryan Held||NCS||Men’s||100 Free||8|
|Ashley Twichell||TAC||Women’s||800 Free||8|
|Kathleen Baker||TE||Women’s||200 Back||1|
|Kendyl Stewart||TE||Women’s||50 Fly||2|
|Hellen Moffitt||TE||Women’s||50 Fly||3|
|Sarah Gibson||TE||Women’s||50 Fly||4|
|Ryan Held||NCS||Men’s||50 Fly||6|
|Kendyl Stewart||TE||Women’s||100 Fly||3|
|Hellen Moffitt||TE||Women’s||100 Fly||5|
|Sarah Gibson||TE||Women’s||100 Fly||6|
|Matthew Josa||TE||Men’s||100 Fly||8|
|Kathleen Baker||TE||Women’s||100 Back||1|
|Justin Ress||NCS||Men’s||100 Back||3|
|Ashley Twichell||TAC||Women’s||1500 Free||1|
|Hannah Moore||NCS||Women’s||1500 Free||5|
|Kathleen Baker||TE||Women’s||200 IM||1|
|Madison Kennedy||MAC||Women’s||50 Free||5|
|Michael Chadwick||UN||Men’s||50 Free||4|