Madelyn Murphy Picks Up Second Victory At Clovis Sectional Meet

CLOVIS, California, July 25. MADELYN Murphy of the Crow Canyon Sharks picked up her second win of the meet as the third night of finals came to a close at the Speedo Champions Series sectional meet in Clovis.

Murphy started the evening just as she did last night, with another individual title. Murphy posted a 2:04.36 in the women’s 200 free to edge San Diego State’s Savannah Miller (2:04.87). Blue Fins Swim Team’s Riley Spitser came in third with a 2:05.35. San Luis Obispo’s Nolan Newland ran away with the men’s title in 1:52.86, with Team Rebel Aquatics’ Joseph Riggert just out-touched Heartland Swim Association’s Marco Russo for second, 1:53.79 to 1:53.87.

Kristina Hendrick of Santa Maria Swim Club and Herendira Alanis of Santa Barbara Swim Club finished 1-2 in the women’s 400 IM with the only sub-5:00 swims of the day. Hendrick touched first in 4:59.18, followed by Alanis in 4:59.86. Shannon Herman of Orinda Aquatics finished third in 5:00.85. Meanwhile, Hannon Daigler of Team Rebel Aquatics picked up the men’s title in 4:27.94, about two seconds faster than San Luis Obispo’s Michael Mackle (4:29.77). Michael Velazquez of Boulder City Henderson rounded out the top three with his 4:32.56.

Crow Canyon brought home the women’s 800 free relay title with Madelyn Murphy, Jacqueline Taylor, Rachel Smith and Charlotte Meier posting an 8:30.20. Claire Therien, Mary Allison Ashby, Meghan Bicomong and Paige Matherson gave Orinda Aquatics a second place finish with their 8:32.63. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics took third with Isabelle Henig, Alexandra Hartman, Alexandra Grimes and Madeleine Pont touching in 8:38.73.

San Luis Obispo had the best time in the men’s relay as Nolan Newland, Alan Peterson, Dustin Bolt and Michael Mackle stopping the clock in 7:46.81. Crow Canyon followed just over a second back in 7:48.14 with the team of Dillon Williams, Bryan Hughes, David Morgan and Forrest White. Heartland Swim Association’s Michael Salazar, Marco Russo, Codi Saunders and Thomas Faucher took third in 7:51.47.

San Luis Obispo leads the men’s team standings with 338 points, ahead of Orinda Aquatics (246) and Team Rebel Aquatics (245). Crow Canyon leads the women’s meet with 520 points, with California Capital Aquatics (357) and Orinda Aquatics (288) in second and third.

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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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