By Rebecca Noblett
CHRISTIANBURG, Virginia, March 23. KOYA Osada of Duke Aquatics and Alexandra Szekely of Central Bucks Swim Team broke meet records in the 200 back on the final night of finals at the Speedo Christianburg Sectionals.
Szekely dominated the women’s 200 back and set a meet record and personal best of 1:54.05. Coastal Aquatics’ Alice Treuth touched in 1:58.13 for second. Eagle Swim Team’s Geordie Enoch, who will swim at Harvard in the fall, posted a personal best 2:00.37 for third.
In the men’s 200 back, Osada, another Harvard recruit, posted a personal best and new meet record of 1:45.97 for first. Stephen Clendenin of Blue Wave Swim Team went 1:49.63 for second. Bradley Gibble of Nittany Lion Aquatics clocked in at 1:50.38 for third place and a personal best.
Osada won again in the 200 IM, finishing well ahead of the rest of the field in 1:49.70. Lynchburg YMCA Swim Team’s Blake Nowakowski touched in a personal best 1:54.26 for second. Eagle Swim Team’s Benjamin Skopic hit the wall in 1:54.92 for third.
The Central Bucks Swim Team women (Emily Kosten, Eve Kosten, Morgan Scott, Hannah Zurmuhl) got the night started with a win in the 200 free relay, with a time of 1:34.24. Eagle Swim Team (Brooke St. Martin, Alayna Nielson, Amanda Chabbott, Geordie Enoch) took second with a 1:36.25. Allegheny North Swim Club (Kayla Churman, Morgan Soulia, Maggie Root, Lauren McGrath) finished third with a 1:36.61.
On the men’s side, Fork Union Aquatic Club (Spencer Cavotti, Zachary Romeo, Karim Elsayed, Ali Khalafalla) claimed first with a 1:25.50. Nation’s Capital Swim Club (Christopher Stankiewicz, Xavier Laracuente, Roman Lowery, Graham Baird) touched second with a 1:25.82. Duke Aquatics (Koya Osada, Joseph Harris, Jacob Vosburgh, Connor Williams) posted a 1:26.00 for third.
Amanda Nunan of Egg Harbor Township finished her sweep of the distance freestyle events with a winning time of 16:43.86 in the 1650. Caitlin Daday of Parkland Aquatic, a Villanova recruit, touched second with a personal best 16:55.44. Her sister Colleen took third with a personal best time of 16:59.04.
Parkland Aquatic’s Samuel Magnan also swept the distance events on the men’s side, winning the 1000 free with a personal best time of 9:09.72. Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s Samuel Pomajevich claimed second with a personal best 9:24.52. Columbia Aquatics Association’s Alexander Gliese put up a 9:28.45 for third.
Emily Kosten of Central Bucks Swim Team won the women’s 100 free with a 50.16. Her teammate Morgan Scott claimed second with a personal best 51.02. Delaney Walz of the Greater Philadelphia Aquatic Club put up a personal best 51.24 for third.
Regency Park Swim Team’s Alec Morin went a personal best 45.91 to win the men’s 100 free. North Hills Aquatic Club’s Brian Lovasik clocked in at 46.03 for second. HoCo Aquatics’ Joshua Tomlin hit the wall in 46.15 for third.
Lauren Barber of the Jewish Community Center Sailfish won the women’s 200 IM with a 2:01.10. Geordie Enoch clocked in at 2:04.45 for second. Duke Aquatics’ Danielle Liu, a Yale recruit, took third with a 2:05.33.
Central Bucks Swim Team (Alexandra Szekely, Brittany Weiss, Hannah Zurmuhl, Emily Kosten) won the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:48.42. Eagle Swim Team (Geordie Enoch, Erin Vance, Amanda Chabbott, Alayna Nielson) claimed second with a 3:50.62. Rockville Montgomery Swim Club (Alicia Tiberino, Dylan Gribble, Madeline Zarchin, Audrey Richter) took third with a 3:55.82.
Greater Philadelphia Aquatic Club (Joseph Lumpkin, Brendan McHugh, David Rowe, Peter Wakely) won the men’s 400 medley relay with a 3:25.54. Duke Aquatics (Koya Osada, Liam McCullough, Thomas Bilden, Connor Williams) touched second in 3:26.54. Eagle Swim Team (Jacob Lamparella, Tarik Lott, Alex Ewart, Kyle Bloom) clocked in at 3:28.22 for third.