GRESHAM, Oregon, July 14. THE 2014 Speedo Western Region Sectional meet begins tomorrow at the Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center in Gresham, and it’s shaping up to be another fast meet as usual.
Colorado looks strong on the men’s side, as several swimmers from the Centennial state have a chance to win multiple events. Daryl Turner, who recently completed his freshman year at the University of Minnesota, has returned home for the summer and will have several chances to pick up a win for Aces Swim Club. Turner is entered with yards times in the 100 free (43.49), 100 back (47.63), 100 fly (47.87) and 50 free (19.91).
Carter Griffin of the DU Hilltoppers could leave Oregon with a trio of individual wins, as the University of Missouri sophomore has the top seed time in the 100 back (56.19), 200 back (2:00.42) and 200 free (1:52.56). Andrew Torres of the Jeffco Hurricanes has a chance to sweep the butterfly events, as he enters the meet with the fastest 100 fly (54.69) and 200 fly (2:01.16) times.
Tualatin Hills will be well-represented on the women’s side by University of Tennessee standout Michelle Cefal and Stanford sophomore Grace Carlson. Cefal is seeded first in the 100 fly (59.13) and 200 fly (2:11.13), while Carlson owns the top time in the 200 free (2:03.49) and 200 IM (2:17.90). Boulder Swimming’s Amanda Richey, who’s headed to the University of Pittsburgh in the fall, also owns two top seeds in the 400 free (4:20.70) and 1500 free (16:51.40).
Be sure to check Swimming World for complete results and recaps each night.