Anton McKee Edges Icelandic Record to Close Curtain on Richard Quick Invite

AUBURN, Alabama, June 29. THE Richard Quick Invitational closed the curtains tonight on the 2014 edition with an Icelandic record by Anton McKee.

McKee nipped the Icelandic record in the men’s 200-meter breast with a 2:12.38 for the win. That swim beat the previous mark of 2:12.39 set by Jakob Johann Sveinsson at the 2009 World Championships. That’s McKee’s sixth long course record for Iceland. Auburn’s Michael Duderstadt took second in 2:18.82 with SwimAtlanta’s JP Portillo finishing third in 2:26.52.

Baylor’s Sam McHugh dominated the men’s 200-meter back with a 2:04.47 as he won yet another title here in Auburn. SwimAtlanta’s Aidan Sweeney placed second in 2:08.38 with Slater Whiston capturing third overall in 2:09.75.

DADS’ Alexandra Buscher, 16, took two seconds off her personal best in the women’s 200-meter back with a winning time of 2:20.60. That’s well ahead of her 2:22.97 from the 2013 Swim Fort Lauderdale International meet from almost a year ago to the day. Nicole Smith took second in 2:22.40 with Buscher’s teammate Elizabeth Jordana finishing third in 2:23.06.

Olympic medalist Amanda Weir asserted herself in the women’s 100-meter free with a 56.06 for the victory. Auburn’s Allyx Purcell finished second in the event with a 57.65, while Bailey Scott snared third in 57.84. The men’s 100-meter free proved to be exciting with NYAC’s Adam Brown clipped Auburn’s Marcelo Chierighini for the win, 49.84 to 49.96. Auburn’s James Disney-May wound up third in the finale with a 50.25.

Kaylin Burchell hit the wall in 2:31.09 as she controlled the women’s 200-meter breaststroke the entire heat. Laura Day posted a distant second-place effort of 2:36.79 with Auburn’s Beatriz Travalon taking third in 2:41.07.

SwimAtlanta’s Haley McInerny edged Justine Panian for the women’s 100-meter fly title, 1:02.24 to 1:02.71. Rachel Dover finished third in the finale with a 1:03.04. Will Glass popped a 54.55 to win the men’s 100-meter fly, while McHugh finished second in 55.81. Cam Jones earned third-place honors in 56.27.

Full meet results available on Meet Mobile.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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