Chelsie Miller Wins Second Individual Event At Texas Sectionals

SHENANDOAH, Texas, July 24. CYPRESS Fairbanks’ Chelsie Miller won her second event of the meet tonight to highlight the third night of finals at the Speedo Champions Series sectional meet in Shenandoah.

Alexandra Buscher of Dads Club Swim Team picked up the first win of the night, posting the top time in the women’s 200 free at 2:02.55. Rachel Grooms of Cypress Fairbanks sliced almost two and a half seconds from her prelim time to finish second in 2:04.04, slightly ahead of Longhorn Aquatics’ Erin Yeager (2:04.81). Alamo Area Aquatics Association’s Luke Shaw dropped two seconds from his morning swim to take the men’s 200 free title in 1:52.68. Longhorn Aquatics’ Patrick Dunne hit the wall second in 1:53.00, with First Colony’s Antoine Marc in third at 1:53.75.

Cypress Fairbanks’ Chelsie Miller, winner of the women’s 800 free on night one, picked up win number two with a 4:47.80 in the 400 IM, a nine second drop from prelims. Jaden Bellina of Pearland Aquatics touched second in 4:56.93, while Kathryn Miles of Longhorn Aquatics rounded out the top three in 4:58.65. Alex Tooley, competing unattached, took more than five seconds off his seed time to win the men’s 400 IM in 4:27.46, well ahead of Blue Tide Aquatics’ Jordan Jones (4:30.57) and First Colony’s Antoine Marc (4:32.36).

Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Kara Guenther, Alecia McGillivray, Megan Hanson and Alexandra Sellers got to the wall first in the women’s 800 free relay with an 8:33.54. Pauline Kerr, Tiffany Futscher, Claire Brandt and Lauren Murski gave the Dallas Mustangs a second place finish in 8:35.19, while Audrey McMurry, Emily Zapinski, Lindsay Schultz and Rebecca Upton of the North Texas Nadadores touched third in 8:40.52.

Alamo Area Aquatics Association’s quartet of Aaron Morn, Aaron Brysch, Andrew Skowronek and Luke Shaw had the best time in the men’s relay at 7:46.29. Jason Head, Carson Klein, Austin Whalen and Grayson Magruder of the North Texas Nadadores finished second in 7:48.35, while Alexander Hancock, Mitchell Glander, Owen Pink and Jordan Jones gave Blue Tide Aquatics a third place swim with a 7:49.89.

Results can be found on the Meet Mobile app.

 

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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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