Lauren Votava Wins Second Event of Meet At Columbia Sectionals

COLUMBIA, Missouri, July 17. LAUREN Votava won her second event of the meet, while Danielle Barbiea broke 1:00 in the 100 fly to highlight the second night of racing at the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia.

After winning the 100 free in the opening race last night, Rockwood’s Lauren Votava repeated that feat tonight. Votava claimed the women’s 200 free title this time around, posting a final time of 2:02.45 for the win. Anna Mayfield, competing unattached out of Arkansas, finished second in 2:03.40, while Lauren Jordan, also unattached-Arkansas, took third in 2:04.25. Meanwhile, Levi Hanks of the University of Missouri stopped the clock first in the men’s race in 1:52.32, less than a second in front of Missouri State’s William Schuermann (1:53.19) and Fahad Alkhaldi (1:53.77).

The women’s 400 IM final featured a young field of seven teenagers. In the end, 16-year-old Rylee Linhardt of King Marlin was the only swimmer to break 5:00, as she posted a 4:59.01 for the victory. A pair of Greater Nebraska swimmers finished second and third – Caroline Theil in 5:01.31, and Dannie Dilsaver in 5:03.30. In the men’s race, Kansas City Blazers Louis Behnen (4:30.64) and Michael Glenn (4:33.97) gave their team a 1-2 finish. Razorback Aquatics’ Antonio Thomas rounded out the top three in 4:34.49.

University of Missouri swimmer Danielle Barbiea cracked the 1:00 barrier in the women’s 100 fly final, dipping under the magical mark with a 59.87. Katherine May of the Edwardsville YMCA out-touched Hannah Musser of the Kansas City Blazers for second, 1:02.02 to 1:02.07. National age group record-breaking phenom Michael Andrew of Indie Swimming faced little challenge in winning the men’s 100 fly title in 54.51, comfortably ahead of Missouri’s Martin Wallace, who touched in 55.28. Missouri State’s Paul Le earned another podium finish with his third place time of 55.81.

Club Huskers’ Rebekah Land, Bria Deveaux, Katarina Sickle and Taryn Collura put together the fastest women’s 400 free relay of the night with a 3:52.96. Rockwood’s Jordan Stout, Franceska Petrosino, Charlsie Reneski and Tennyson Henry combined to post a 3:55.58 for second, while Kansas City Blazers finished third in 3:55.81, paced by Hannah Musser, Haley Hynes, Lauren Peterson and Rilye Fries. Missouri State won the men’s 400 free relay in convincing fashion as Paul Le, Isaac McKnight, William Schuermann and Luke Snow covered the distance in 3:26.49. Greater Omaha Aquatics ended up second, as Robert Hemmingsen, Michael Mollak, Ryan Miksch and Jacob Molacek finished in 3:28.65. Michael Hynes, Philip Musser, Christopher Hearl and Louis Behnen gave the Kansas City Blazers a third place finish with their 3:33.23.

Results For: Columbia Sectionals, Day Two


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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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