Breeja Larson Among Winners at Night One of Four Corners Sectionals

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The 2017 Speedo Sectionals in Four Corners kicked off with a wide variety of teams picking up wins for their teams.

Michael Zarian of Jeffco Hurricanes claiming two individual wins. Jeffco Hurricanes leapt to the top of the team scores with a 212, the only team above the 200 mark.

Foothill’s Kylie Andrews turned in the top time in the women’s 100 free with a 49.92 finish. Pikes Peak Athletic’s Meredith Rees added a 50.18 to finish second, while ASP’s Kennedy Quist was third overall with a 50.66.

Pikes Peak Athletic’s Daniel Carr turned in the top time in the men’s 100 free with a 44.03 finish. University of Denver Hilltoppe’s Keegan Bundy grabbed second with a 45.24, followed by Colorado Springs’ Kyle Leach and his time of 45.56.

Olympian Breeja Larson, swimming unattached, swam well ahead of the competition in the women’s 200 breast. Larson touched the wall with a final time of 2:06.66, finishing close to ten seconds ahead of the competition. Lobo Aquatic’s Lauren Burckel finished second overall with a 2:16.50, just ahead of Pitchfork’s Katie McBratney’s 2:17.43.

Michael Zarian of Jeffco Hurricanes took the men’s title in the 200 breast with a top time of 2:01.48, shaving 2.03 seconds off his prelims time of 2:03.51. Wasatch’s Bodee Dunn took second overall with a 2:02.83, followed by Pitchfork’s Aaron Beauchamp and his 2:03.13.

Zarian later added a victory in the men’s 200 fly with a 1:45.22, again shaving more than two seconds off his prelims time. Brooks Fail of Tucson Ford Aquatics finished second with a time of 1:46.97, while University of Denver Hilltoppe’s Seth Hendrix took third with a 1:48.27.

Wasatch’s Ryan White and Highlands Ranch’s Natalie Arky held a tight race in the final of the women’s 200 back, finishing .05 seconds apart. White took the title with a final time of 1:57.19, while Arky settled for second with a 1:57.24. Foothill’s Kylie Andrews finished third overall with a 1:59.00.

Daniel Carr of Pikes Peak Athletics swam away from the competition in the men’s 200 back final. Carr, who led a heat of teenagers, touched with a 1:42.71, shaving 2.48 seconds off his prelims time of 1:45.35. 15-year-old Gavin Olson of Foothills grabbed second with a 1:45.30, while Tucson Ford Aquatics’ Brooks Fail was a close third with a 1:45.49.

Highland Ranch’s Alex Reddington claimed the win in the women’s 200 fly with a 1:58.21, posting the only sub-two minute swim of the night. Flatiron Athletic’s Mikayla Seigal finished second overall with a 2:01.92, followed by RallySport Aquatic’s Brittney Beetcher’s 2:02.25.

All results on Meet Mobile – Western Zone Sectionals

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