Kilgallon, Gyurta Win On Night One of Plantation Sectionals

Photo Courtesy: Todd Schmitz

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The 2018 Speedo Sectionals Championship Series in Plantation, Florida, began today and will continue through March 11 at the Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Full results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2018 Southern Zone South Sectional Championships.

Women’s 1500 Free

Scarlet Aquatics’ Abigail Kilgallon started off the meet with a win in the women’s 1500 free. Kilgallon, who is committed to swim at Minnesota, finished with a time of 17:03.06.

Swimming unattached, Georgia Darwent took second in 17:07.88 and East Coast Aquatics’ Anna Auld was third in 17:09.09.

Swim Florida’s Hannah Vandress (17:38.90), Gulf Coast’s Kelsey Swartout (17:48.87), Hopkins Mariner’s Cristin Earley (17:50.27), Swim Florida’s Phoebe Langius (17:57.28) and Bolles’ Alexandra Breuer (18:12.08) completed the top eight.

Men’s 800 Free

2012 Hungarian Olympian Gergely Gyurta dominated the men’s 800 free, winning by nearly 11 seconds. He posted a final time of 8:02.97 for the win.

Gator Swim Club’s Mitch D’Arrigo took second in 8:13.63 and Swim Florida’s Ryan Staunch finished third in 8:29.28.

South Florida’s Rafael Rodriquez (8:34.12), Race Aquatics’ Neal Wolfram (8:43.87), Gator Swim Club’s Jacob Hyde (8:45.36), Scarlet Aquatic’s Zecheng Hu (8:45.52) and Azura Florida Aquatic’s Andres Lares (8:46.30) rounded out the top eight.

Women’s 4×50 Medley Relay

Gator Swim Club combined for a winning time 2:00.89 in the first relay event of the weekend. East Coast Aquatics was second in 2:01.90 and North Palm Beach Swim Club took third in 2:02.18.

Men’s 4×50 Medley Relay

Azura Florida Aquatics A relay quartet of Daniel Torres (27.66), Victor Fajer (31.04), Edson Lima (24.97) and Luis Florez (22.99) cruised to first in the men’s 4×50 medley relay, stopping the clock in 1:46.66. Their B relay finished second in 1:48.14 and Pine Crest took third in 1:51.80.

Women’s 4×50 Free Relay

The East Coast Aquatic Club team of Eriana Temperino (27.99), Megan Murphy (27.05), Madison Cummings (27.85) and Chade Nersicio (26.21) won the women’s 4×50 free relay in 1:49.10. Pine Crest finished second in 1:49.20 and North Palm Beach took third in 1:50.38.

Men’s 4×50 Free Relay

Azura Florida Aquatics again won the final relay of the night with a time of 1:34.74. Gator Swim Club finished second in 1:38.65 and South Florida Aquatics was third in 1:39.75.

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Chandler Brandes is a junior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

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