Claire Brandt Wins Third Event, Alamo Area Aquatic Association Wins Team Title At Texas Sectionals

SHENANDOAH, Texas, July 26. CLAIRE Brandt won her third event of the meet and Alamo Area Aquatic Association took home the combined team title during the final night of racing at the Speedo Champions Series sectional meet hosted by The Woodlands Swim Team in Shenandoah, Texas.

Jaden Bellina of Pearland Aquatics picked up the first win of the final night of racing, touching first in the women’s 200 IM in 2:19.86. No other swimmers cracked 2:20, as Mei Lynn Colby of Academy of Texas hit the wall second in 2:20.97, followed by North Texas Nadadore Audrey McMurry in 2:22.71. Meanwhile, First Colony’s Antoine Marc earned his first win of the week with a 2:06.85 in the men’s final, just ahead of Blue Tide Aquatics’ Jordan Jones (2:07.31) and Longhorn Aquatics’ Grant Rogers (2:07.32).

Aggie Swim Club’s Colleen Konetzke just missed breaking the 17-minute mark in the women’s 1500 free, dropping over six seconds from her personal best and touching first in 17:00.28. Kimberly Phillips of Longhorn Aquatics also registered a best time of 17:02.77 in finishing second, while Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Alecia McGillivray dropped almost 20 seconds to take third in 17:08.99. Lost Creek Aquatics’ Mattias Glenesk took home the men’s distance freestyle title with a 15:53.51, more than 23 seconds in front of second place finisher Andrew Ellison of Cypress Fairbanks (16:17.07). Alex Nickell, competing unattached, rounded out the top three in 16:17.24.

Claire Brandt of the Dallas Mustangs led a group of four women under 27 in the women’s 50 free final, stopping the clock in 26.47 for her third win of the meet. Emily Williams of Longhorn Aquatics came in second in 26.70, slightly ahead of Rebecca Millard (26.75). Blue Tide Aquatics’ Alexander Hancock knocked off Aggie Swim Club’s Kyle Troskot by the slimmest of margins for the men’s title, 23.23 to 23.24. Jacob Gonzalez, competing unattached, took third in 23.54.

Rice Aquatics won the women’s 400 medley relay as the foursome of Shannon Foreman, Rachel Moody, Casey Clark and Cora McKenzie posted a 4:27.35 to top The Woodlands’ Jennifer Reese, Natalie Mueller, Meaghan Wisenbaker and Laura Ramirez (4:28.26). Fort Worth Area Swim Team rounded out the top three with Carla Gonzalez, Rayann Jaryszak, Summer Campbell and Alexandra Lakota posting a 4:28.64. Streamline Aquatics recorded a four second win in the men’s relay with Andrii Nikishenko, Thiago Parravicini, David Moore and Connor Hennessy touching in 3:53.57. Alamo Area Aquatic Association got to the wall second in 3:57.20 thanks to Christopher McAnany, Angelo Miguel Martin, Andrew Skowronek and Aaron Brysch. Owen Pink, Jordan Jones, Alexander Hancock and Mitchell Glander gave Blue Tide Aquatics a third place finish in 3:59.20.

Alamo Area Aquatic Association recorded 629 points in the combined team standings to top Longhorn Aquatics (571 points) and the Dallas Mustangs (438 points) for the win. Alamo also won the men’s title with 513 points, while Longhorn Aquatics took home the women’s trophy with 359 points.

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Author: Emily Sampl

Emily Sampl, an editorial assistant for Swimming World Magazine, is a freelance writer for USA Swimming and an assistant coach at Boulder High School and Boulder Elks Swim Team in Colorado. Emily graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and master's degree in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

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