USA Swimming Sectionals, Federal Way: Missy Franklin, Jared Markham, Andie Taylor Beat Sectional Records

FEDERAL WAY, Washington, March 12. THE third night of short course yard action at the USA Swimming Sectionals held in Federal Way featured quite a few sectional records falling by the wayside.

After an astonishing time of 1:51.07 in the women's 200 back last night, Colorado Stars' Missy Franklin clocked a pretty strong women's 200 free time of 1:44.55 tonight. That time beat the previous sectional mark of 1:45.37 set by Lauren Thies in 2007. KING's Andie Taylor finished second in 1:45.46, while Bearcat's Tori Simenec touched third in 1:47.20.

Franklin was part of another sectional record in the Colorado Stars' women's 800 free relay. The foursome of Jordan Mattern, Kelly Naze, Caroline Piehl and Franklin touched in 7:14.12. The swim beat the previous mark of 7:21.87 set by KING in 2007. Franklin clocked a 1:45.98 on the anchor leg.

Taylor bounced back in the women's 400 IM with a sectional-standard time of 4:09.78. The time smashed the previous mark of 4:11.18 set by Caitlin Leverenz in 2007. Cascade's Amber McDermott touched second in 4:11.47, while Denver's Mackenzie Stein wound up third in 4:11.57.

Tiger Sharks' Jared Markham set a sectional record in the men's 400 IM with a 3:51.09. That clocking eclipsed the previous standard of 3:52.11 set by Jody Braden way back in 1992. Corvallis' Jacob Pebley earned second in 3:56.37, while North Jeffco's Andy Chevalier took third in 3:57.07. Boulder's Steve Schmuhl topped the men's 200 free in 1:37.95, while Hilltop's McKay King finished second in 1:39.61. Bend's Nic Morrell snared third in 1:40.36.

The Thunderbolts foursome of Gabriel Rooker, Neil O'Halloran, Aaron Young and Morgon Henderson-Kunz beat the sectional record in the men's 800 free relay with a 6:42.33. That time cleared the previous mark of 6:50.03 set back in 2007.

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