Final Day Of Richmond Speedo Sectionals Concluded

Photo Courtesy: Taylor Brien

By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern 

The Richmond Speedo Sectional Championship concluded this evening. The women’s 1500 free, 200 back, 100 free and 200 IM and the men’s 800 free, 200 back, 100 free and 200 IM were swam.

In the women’s 1500 free, Madelyn Donohoe of Fish, won the event in the time of 16:49.79. Her teammate Michelle Owens took the silver with a 17:11.41 and in third place was Amber Glenn of Pleasantville Aquatics in the time of the 17:22.35.

Lancaster Aquatics’ Authur Markley went a 8:30.86 for the gold in the men’s 800 freestyle. Dylan Keer of Radnor Aquatics came in second place with a 8:35.91 and with a 8:42.06 Parkland Aquatics’ Daniel Berlitz took bronze.

The top two swimmers in the women’s 200 back qualified for Olympic trials. Chloe Hicks of Machine Aquatics won the event with a 2:16.28 and Morgan Liberto of Columbia Aquatics too silver with a 2:16.58. Camryn Curry from Poseidon Swimming finished third with a 2:18.61.

In the men’s 200 backstroke, Alessandro Boratto from Upper Dublin took gold with a 2:03.90. Tyler Kim of Eagle Swim Team touched the wall second with a 2:05.59 and Jacob Johnson of Delaware Swim Team went a 2:08.37 for the bronze.

Casey Fanz of Poseidon Swimming won the women’s 100 free with a 57.05. Kelsey Dambacher of Quest Swimming came in second place with a 57.67 and in third was Amanda Nunan from Egg Harbor with a 58.16.

Unattached, Ryan Dunne finished first in the men’s 100 free with a 51.00. With a 51.61 Justin Rich of Poseidon Swimming took silver and Jake Sannem of Upper Dublin was third (52.13).

In the women’s 200 IM, Callie Dickinson from Tide Swimming won the event with a 2:18.87. Olivia Paoletti of Delaware Swim Team finished second (2:19.16) and with a 2:20.05 Coast Guard’s Danika Katzer swam to bronze.

Nation Capital’s Bouke Edskes won the men’s 200 IM with a 2:08.92. Benjamin Skopic of Eagle Swim Team took silver with a 2:09.99 and with a 2:10.66 Poseidon Swimming’s Philip Costin came in third place.

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Author: Delaney Lanker

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Delaney Lanker is a junior at Northeastern University studying journalism. She is a butterflier and captain of their NCAA Division I team. Before college, she swam for the Colorado Stars.

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