PIAA Class AA meet in March 2018 — Noah’s seedings explained.

Noah Jamison, junior, Obama Academy of Pittsburgh Public Schools has two events at the PIAA AA Meet at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. This posting helps to explain where he is seeded going into the meet.

To get to states, swimmers can earn an an automatic invite by placing high in their respective district meets. The WPIAL Championships, District 7, is Noah’s as the Obama Academy joined the WPIAL some 6 or so years ago.

Or, swimmers can earn an invite to the PIAA meet with a fast qualifying time until all the other spots are filled, an “at-large bid” so to speak.

To figure out the seeded position, one must blend the two pathways.

Screen-shots of the psych sheets are presented below. Click image for a larger view. Also posted at PA Swimming.com.

200 IM

Noah is with the 16th fastest time entered in the meet, 2:01.22.

Automatic qualifiers in boys 200 IM, AA, 2018
At large qualifiers in boys 200 IM, AA, 2018. Noah at 3rd, 2:01.22.

500 Free

Noah is with the 8th fastest time entered in the meet.

Automatic qualifiers in boys 500 free, AA, 2018. Noah at 8th place, 4:48.92.
At large qualifiers in boys 500 free. Noah’s time is faster than all the at-large times.

Good Luck Noah!

Seeded 16th in the 200 IM and 8th in the 500 free.

State Meet has prelims and finals in the same day.

In the PIAA Meets, both AA and AAA, everyone gets to swim in the prelims. Then the fastest 8 times get to advance to the championship finals and the places 9 to 16 get to advance to the consolation finals. The championship and consolation finals races are in the night on the same day as the prelims. Only those in championship finals, from first to eighth at the end of the prelims can finish in the spots 1 to 8. Those who finish in morning session in places 9 to 16 get to race for final positions from 9th to 16th.

The 200 IM is on the first day of the meet, Friday. The 500 free is on the second day of the meet, Saturday.

3 Replies to “PIAA Class AA meet in March 2018 — Noah’s seedings explained.”

  1. Amila Niksic, girl, 10 grade, Obama, is also in the PIAA AA Meet. Noah and Amila are the only two from PPS who advanced to states.

    A Winchester Thurston swimmer, Aria Eppinger, girl, 10th grader, qualified for the 500 free for the PIAA meet.

    A swimmer from The Ellis School, Bryn Luedde, is in the PIAA AA Meet, as she finished 4th in the WPIAL 50 free.

    Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic, unsure. Same with Seton LaSalle.

  2. Update:
    Noah got 17th in the 200 IM on day 1. Then Noah qualified for finals in the 500 free on day 2 and finished 6th, with a new personal record and school record. This was Noah’s first time to make the championship finals at the PIAA meet.

    Day 1 for Amilia did the 100 fly. She did not get to swim that even last year (2017) at states. Then on day 2, she made it to the big finals in the 100 backstroke, finishing 8th. This meet was the first time she scored points at the PIAA Meet.

  3. Amila got 13th in the 100 fly. times in prelims were 59.57 and finals at 59.16 for 4 points. I didn’t see this right away as the first results had her at 17th place.

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