By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World Magazine
The Speedo Sectionals Championship Series continues this weekend in Austin, Texas with the Four Corners Spring Sectionals. The meet is being hosted by Longhorn Aquatics and is a long course meters meet. The meet is only open to swimmers from the states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
In the women’s meet, DU Hilltoppers’ Haley Rowley will be one to watch. Rowley is seeded first in the 200 IM, 400 IM and the 800 freestyle. She is also seeded second in the 200 back and 400 freestyle.
Flatiron Athletic’s Eleanor Matheson, is s strong presence in the shorter events. She has the fastest entry time in the 50 freestyle and 100 fly as well as second in the 200 free and third in the 200 fly and 400 free.
Zoe Bartel from Fort Collins is also a strong presence in the women’s meet. Bartel is seeded first in the 100 breast, second in the 200 breast and second in the 100 free. She is behind Denver Swim academy’s Lindsay Painton in the 100 free and unattached, Stina Colleou in the 200 breast.
Fifteen-year-old Shae Nicolaisen of Scottsdale Aquatics is one of the younger swimmers in the meet and is seeded first in both the 200 and 400 freestyle.
Scottsdale Aquatics is seeded first in the women’s 800 free relay, 200 free relay and 200 medley relay.
On the men’s side of the meet David Carr, unattached, is seeded first in the 100 back, 200 back, 200 IM and is entered second in the 400 IM and 100 freestyle. He is right being 24-year-old Mckay King of the DU Hilltoppers in the 100 free. King is also second in the 100 fly and third in the 50 free.
Arizona Gold’s Antonio Ramirez is entered first in the 200 breastroke and 400 IM, just shy of the Olympic trial cut in the breast and has already secured a cut in the 400 IM.
Scotdale Aquatics is seeded first in the men’s 200 free relay and 200 medley relay.
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