By Rebecca Noblett
FEDERAL WAY, Washington, March 13. A future Cal swimmer and a three-time Olympian shined on the second night of finals at the Speedo Sectionals in Federal Way, Washington.
In the women’s 100 free, Kamehameha’s Jasmine Mau, who is committed to swim at UC-Berkeley, clocked in at 49.34 for first. Scottsdale Aquatic’s Victoria Toris hit the wall in 49.99 for second, just ahead of Mount Hood’s Jamie Stone (50.04).
Mau won her second event of the night in the 200 fly, posting a 1:57.61 for first. Fort Collins’ Bailey Nero shaved a second off her personal best to take second place with a time of 1:58.84. Erin Metzger-Seymour, a future Mizzou Tiger currently swimming at Jeffco Hurricanes, placed third with a 1:59.73.
South African Olympic medalist Roland Schoeman, representing Phoenix, proved he can still hang with the kids, winning the 100 free with a 42.51. Fifteen-year old Ryan Hoffer of Scottsdale Aquatic took second with a 43.99. Bellvue’s Edward Kim, who is committed to swim at Harvard, and King Aquatic’s Thomas Anderson both posted a 44.42 to tie for third.
Emma Schanz of Spokane Waves won the 200 breast with a 2:11.91. Fort Collins’ Bailey Kovac took second with a 2:12.60, just 0.15 more than the personal best she set in prelims. King Aquatic’s Carolyn McCann, a future Michigan Wolverine, posted a 2:14.58 for third.
Aces’ John Bushman, who swam at Wisconsin, posted a personal best of 1:56.34 to win the men’s 200 breast. Arizona Marlins’ Matthew Anderson put up a 1:57.45, his first time under the two minute mark, for second. Thomas Brewer of Current Swimming took third with a time of 1:59.22.
Hannah Leach of Missoula Aquatic dominated the women’s 200 back, with her winning time of 1:54.31 more than four seconds off her personal best. Tualatin Hills’ Cassidy Brennan also posted a personal best with her second place time of 1:57.36. Fourteen-year old Rhyan White of Wasatch Front Fish Market shaved more than a second off her personal best and hit the wall third at 1:57.36.
Tualatin Hills’ Patrick Mulcare won the men’s 200 back with a new personal best, clocking in at 1:42.99. Anton Loncar of Hillsboro Heat, a future Denver Pioneer, posted a personal best of 1:46.33 for second. Bryce Kananowicz, a future South Carolina Gamecock currently swimming unattached, took third with a 1:46.71.
King Aquatic’s Mathias Oh closed out the second night of competition with a personal best of 1:45.08 to win the men’s 200 fly. Arizona Gold’s Mark Jurek touched in 1:45.79 for second and a new personal best. Cascade’s Abrahm DeVine clocked in with a personal best of 1:46.28 for third.
After two nights of competition, hosts King Aquatic sit first on combined points with 305. Bellvue are second with 234 points, just ahead of Arizona Gold (228).