11 Swimmers Qualify For Olympic Trials On Day Two Of Nashville Sectionals

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By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World Magazine College Intern

Day two of the Nashville Speedo Sectional Championships were competed in today. The men’s and women’s 200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly and 400 IM were swam.

In the women’s 200 free, the top three swimmers qualified for Olympic trials. Mallory Comerford from the University of Louisville won the event in the time of 2:00.31. ¬†Chattahoochee Gold’s Lauren Case came in a close second place with a 2:00.82 and Comerford’s Louisville teammate Andrea Kneelers, came in third place (2:01.82).

University of Louisville took first and second place in the men’s 200 free. Trevor Carrol won the event with a 1:50.97 and qualified for Olympic trials. Teammate Matthias Lindenbauer went a 1:51.92 for second, just four one hundredths shy of the trials cut. North Carolina Aquatic Club’s William Macmillan came in with a 1:52.60 for bronze.

Andrea Cottrell of Louisville won the women’s 100 breast with a 1:08.49. Her teammate Lauren James came in for the silver with a 1:12.48 and SwimMAC Carolina’s Emme Nelson finished third 1:13.57.

The top two swimmers in the men’s 100 breast qualified for Olympic trials. Louisville’s Carlos Claverie took gold in the time of 1:01.62. Dynamo Swim Club took second and third place with Liam Bell going a 1:03.46 and Jackson Ford went a 1:04.22 for third place.

In the women’s 100 fly the top four swimmers qualified for Olympic trials. Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell won the event in a 58.35. Case took her second silver medal of the day touching the wall in a 59.52 and Kentucky Aquatic’s Christina Bechtel was third (1:00.09).

Michael Arnold of Gold won the men’s 100 butterfly in the time of 54.85. Right behind him was Cardinal Aquatic’s Nicolas Albiero with a 54.88. With a 55.11 Macmillan took his second bronze of the night as well as tying with Buckhead Aquatic’s MJ El-Amin II who also got third place with a 55.11.

In the women’s 400 IM Caroline Wanner, unattached, won the event with a 4:56.54. Dynamo’s Elizabeth Bailey came in second place with a 5:57.39 and Mary Soule of Asheville Swim Club came in third place with a 4:58.57.

Dynamo swept the top three times in the men’s 400 IM. Jeffrey Durmer, winner of yesterday’s 800 free, went a 4:30.93 for gold. His teammates, Joonas Koski came in second (4:33.47) and Kyle Bundesmann place third with 4:38.65.

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Author: Delaney Lanker

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Delaney Lanker is a junior at Northeastern University studying journalism. She is a butterflier and captain of their NCAA Division I team. Before college, she swam for the Colorado Stars.

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