Minnesota’s Tevyn Waddell Dominates 100 Back at 2017 Speedo Sectionals Minneapolis

The second night of the 2017 Speedo Sectionals Minneapolis continued with fast swims all around. Among the highlights was a meet record from Minnesota’s Tevyn Waddell in the 100 back and a commanding win from Wisconsin’s Anthony Lyons in the 200 freestyle.

Nasa Wildcat and soon-to-be Texas Longhorn Ella Tierney won the women’s 200 freestyle in 2:01.86 to kick off the second night of competition in Minneapolis. Tierney was followed by University of Missouri’s Courtney Evensen in 2:02.83. Madison Tew of Wisconsin was third in 2:04.00.

Event 9  Women 200 LC Meter Freestyle
 === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Tierney, Ella    18 Nasa Wildcat Aqu  2:03.41    2:01.86 OPEN   
    r:+0.84  28.92        59.02 (30.10)
        1:30.47 (31.45)     2:01.86 (31.39)
  2 Evensen, Courtn  20 U. of Missouri-M  2:04.73    2:02.83 OPEN+  
    r:+0.75  28.91        59.82 (30.91)
        1:31.43 (31.61)     2:02.83 (31.40)
  3 Tew, Madison     19 Wisconsin Aquati  2:03.55    2:04.00 JRS    
    r:+0.75  29.14      1:00.43 (31.29)
        1:32.27 (31.84)     2:04.00 (31.73)

Wisconsin’s Anthony Lyons led the men’s 200 freestyle by over a second, finishing first in 1:50.98. His teammate, Griffin Back, took second place in 1:52.62. Third place went to Bennett McDade of Badger Aquatics.

Event 10  Men 200 LC Meter Freestyle
 === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Lyons, Anthony   21 Wisconsin Aquati  1:52.71    1:50.98 OPEN   
    r:+0.74  26.00        53.84 (27.84)
        1:22.58 (28.74)     1:50.98 (28.40)
  2 Back, Griffin    19 Wisconsin Aquati  1:53.44    1:52.62 OPEN+  
    r:+0.70  26.88        55.49 (28.61)
        1:24.24 (28.75)     1:52.62 (28.38)
  3 McDade, Bennett  17 Badger Aquatics-  1:53.74    1:53.47 JRS    
    r:+0.63  27.10        55.85 (28.75)
        1:24.91 (29.06)     1:53.47 (28.56)

The women’s 400 IM was one of the closer races of the night. Missouri State’s Josie Pearson got her hand on the wall first in a time of 4:53.85. The battle for second place came down to two 15 year olds, Green Bay’s Emma Lasecki and Nasa Wildcat’s Annika Wagner. Lasecki’s 4:54.84 just out touched Wagner’s 4:54.85 for second and third place, respectively.

Event 11  Women 400 LC Meter IM
=== A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Pearson, Josie   20 Missouri State U  4:54.59    4:53.85 OPEN+  
    r:+0.72  31.31      1:06.42 (35.11)
        1:45.15 (38.73)     2:23.01 (37.86)
        3:04.60 (41.59)     3:46.01 (41.41)
        4:20.91 (34.90)     4:53.85 (32.94)
  2 Lasecki, Emma    15 Green Bay Swim C  5:01.18    4:54.84 OPEN+  
    r:+0.76  31.23      1:07.22 (35.99)
        1:45.34 (38.12)     2:22.75 (37.41)
        3:05.69 (42.94)     3:48.53 (42.84)
        4:22.68 (34.15)     4:54.84 (32.16)
  3 Wagner, Annika   15 Nasa Wildcat Aqu  5:00.00    4:54.85 OPEN   
    r:+0.75  31.49      1:07.16 (35.67)
        1:47.78 (40.62)     2:27.12 (39.34)
        3:09.12 (42.00)     3:51.34 (42.22)
        4:24.02 (32.68)     4:54.85 (30.83)

Dropping nearly ten seconds from prelims, Wisconsin’s Joseph Milinovich won the men’s 400 IM in 4:25.58. Missouri State’s Phillip Willett followed in second in 4:29.01. Wade Nelson took third in 4:32.21.

Event 12  Men 400 LC Meter IM
=== A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Milinovich, Jos  19 Wisconsin Aquati  4:35.25    4:25.58 OPEN   
    r:+0.72  27.94        59.69 (31.75)
        1:34.04 (34.35)     2:07.84 (33.80)
        2:45.59 (37.75)     3:24.19 (38.60)
        3:55.26 (31.07)     4:25.58 (30.32)
  2 Willett, Philli  20 Missouri State U  4:30.40    4:29.01 OPEN+  
    r:+0.67  27.45        58.87 (31.42)
        1:35.18 (36.31)     2:10.06 (34.88)
        2:47.59 (37.53)     3:24.75 (37.16)
        3:58.08 (33.33)     4:29.01 (30.93)
  3 Nelson, Wade     21 Una Uwyo-WY       4:36.98    4:32.21 JRS    
    r:+0.70  28.91      1:01.49 (32.58)
        1:37.37 (35.88)     2:11.71 (34.34)
        2:49.52 (37.81)     3:27.71 (38.19)
        4:00.56 (32.85)     4:32.21 (31.65)

Minnesota’s Tevyn Waddell dominated the women’s 100 backstroke, winning of a time of 1:00.96. Waddell dropped over a second from her seed time and broke the previous meet record (1:02.28) both in prelims and finals. Wisconsin’s Jessica Unicomb was second behind Waddell in 1:01.56. Unicomb was also under the previous meet record in both prelims and finals. Elmbrook’s Ashlyn Schoof was third in 1:03.15.

Event 13  Women 100 LC Meter Backstroke
 === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Waddell, Tevyn   19 Univ Minnesota-M  1:01.88    1:00.96!OPEN   
             29.73      1:00.96 (31.23)
  2 Unicomb, Jessic  20 Wisconsin Aquati  1:01.51    1:01.56!OPEN   
             29.86      1:01.56 (31.70)
  3 Schoof, Ashlyn   18 Elmbrook Swim Cl  1:03.17    1:03.15 OPEN   
             30.85      1:03.15 (32.30)

Neil Wachtler of the Kansas City Blazers won the men’s 100 backstroke in 56.44, just ahead of Badger Aquatics’s Justin Temprano. Temprano finished in 56.58. Mitchell Whyte of the Hudson Area Swimming Association picked up third in 58.31.

Event 14  Men 100 LC Meter Backstroke
=== A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Wachtler, Neil   19 Kansas City Blaz    57.36      56.44 OPEN+  
             27.66        56.44 (28.78)
  2 Temprano, Justi  19 Badger Aquatics-    57.12      56.58 OPEN   
             27.42        56.58 (29.16)
  3 Whyte, Mitchell  17 Hudson Area Swim    58.59      58.31 JRS    
             28.24        58.31 (30.07)

The women’s 400 freestyle relay went to the University of Minnesota in 3:48.21. Second place went to Wisconsin Aquatics in 3:49.40. Ozaukee Aquatics placed third in 3:52.31.

The men’s 400 freestyle relay was a close race between the Hawkeye Swim Club and Wyoming Aquatics. The Hawkeyes got the win, touching first in 3:26.19. Wyoming came in second in 3:26.43. Wisconsin Aquatics finished third in 3:27.82.

Results can be found on MeetMobile. 

2 Comments

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  1. Rose Unicomb

    Congratulations Jess… nice PB… awesome swimming Badgers… 👐🏼⭐️

Author: Caitlin Daday

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Caitlin Daday is a rising senior at Villanova University. She represents the Wildcats in distance freestyle and IM. Caitlin hails from Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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