By Rebecca Noblett
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wisconsin, March 13. The first night of finals at the Speedo Sectionals meet in Pleasant Prairie kicked off with some incredible personal bests in the 1000 freestyle.
Fifteen-year old Tevyn Waddell of Mitchell Aquatic chopped more than 14 seconds off her personal best to win the women’s 1000 free with a 10:07.56. Black Hawk’s Brittany Moffatt dropped 22 seconds to take second with a 10:13.62. Kaylyn Flatt of Colorado Athletic knocked more than 29 seconds off her own personal best with her third place finish of 10:17.91.
Colorado Springs’ Brennan Mays dropped an amazing 37 seconds to win the men’s 1000, clocking in at 9:29.68. Cameron Kelley of Cedar Rapids Aquatic posted a 17-second drop with his second place finish of 9:36.17. Black Hawk’s Gabriel Langner’s third place time of 9:41.29 was more than ten seconds faster than his personal best.
The night also featured plenty of time trials with the Colorado Stars boys having a strong night, setting some team records. Austin Phillips, Nick Birney, Tj Konde and James Boone clocked a 1:35.72 in the 200-yard medley relay, while Triston Mosby, Phillips, Alex Kohlman and Boone clocked a 1:25.57 in the 200-yard free relay to set the new standards.
After two events, Lifetime Arizona and Colorado Springs are tied for first on points with 54 each. Black Hawk sits third with 46 points.