BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, July 19. THE meet record book kept being rewritten at the USA Swimming Sectional held in Bloomington.
Cody Weik of Indiana University clocked a time of 2:05.92 in the men's 200 IM to eclipse the 2:07.25 set by Honza Vitazka back in 2002. Alex Tyler of the Oakland Live Y'ers finished second in 2:07.61, while Aaron Buchanan, 17, of the Dayton Raiders took third in 2:09.01.
Jacy Dyer of Greater Toledo followed with a meet record in the women's 1500 free. She turned in a 16:43.27 to surpass the 16:45.45 set by Alyssa Kiel back in 2004. Cassie Luhrsen of IU placed second in 17:04.87, while Katie Cutrell of Team Pittsburgh clinched third in 17:12.44.
Shane Lichtenberg of the Oakland Live Y'ers edged the meet standard in the men's 800 free with a time of 8:18.02. That effort cleared the 8:18.27 set by Paul Kirk in 2001. Lichtenberg's teammate Dane Vanderkaay, 17, finished second in 8:21.23, while OLY made it a top-three sweep when Colby Ward touched in 8:28.34.
John Schmitt of Boilermaker beat the meet record in the men's 100 free with a time of 50.70. He erased the 51.27 set by Tim Patrick back in 2005. Peter Jameson of Longhorn touched second in 51.36, while Andrew Langenfeld of Boilermaker placed third in 51.88.
Amilee Smith of IU won the women's 200 IM in 2:21.78, while Faith Martin, 15, of Central Connecticut (2:23.01) and Danielle Jansen, 16, of Mason Manta Rays (2:24.39) rounded out the top three.
Kristen Wilson, 16, of Wildcat touched out Lisa McDonnell of Team Pittsburgh, 58.03 to 58.05 in the women's 100 free, while Liz Koselka, 17, of Club Wolverine snared third in 58.47.
The 400 free relays also took place on the final day. Abby Cooper, Alex Norris, Kelsey Vehr and Sarah Tanner of the Cincinnati Marlins won the women's 400 free in 3:58.09, while Langenfeld, AJ Boeh, Gage Barry and Schmitt of Boilermaker took the men's title in 3:32.51.