USA Swimming Sectionals, Iowa City: Five Pool Records Downed

IOWA CITY, Iowa, July 20. REED Malone, Monika Stitski, Michael Weiss and the men's and women's 400m free relay winners all established new pool records during the second night of finals at the University of Iowa Aquatic Center.

Schroeder YMCA's Alexandra Meyers brought home the first title of the night with a victorious time of 2:04.98 in the women's 200m free. Morgan Dickson of Patriot Aquatics placed second in 2:05.56, right in front of Southwest Aquatics' Samantha Pochowski (2:05.68). New Trier's Reed Malone established a new pool record of 1:52.25 in winning the men's race, erasing John Frutigar's 1:52.66 from the record books. Tyler Hines of Wisconsin Aquatics turned in a 1:53.24 to take second, while Minnesota Aquatics' Daniel Brebrick took third in 1:54.36.

Wisconsin Aquatics' Monika Stitski lowered the second pool record of the evening in the women's 400m IM. Stitski posted a 4:51.28 to knock off her preliminary time of 4:53.39, which stood as the pool record for only a few hours. Minnesota's Elizabeth Weitz (4:57.09) and St. Charles' Emma Smith (4:57.84) rounded out the top three finishers. Wisconsin's Michael Weiss then chopped almost four seconds off the men's 400m IM pool record with a 4:22.76, under Matthew Elliott's 4:26.39 from last year and more than 10 seconds ahead of Blue Devil's Daniel Conway and Minnesota's Luke Bushman, who tied for second in 4:33.31.

Mackenzie Buss of Shawano Community negative split the women's 100m back by three tenths of a second to win handily in 1:03.41. Hannah Ross of Wisconsin took second behind her in 1:04.19 while Southwest Aquatics' Ashlyn Schoof also broke 1:05 with a 1:04.77 for third. Andrew Teduits of Wisconsin flipped first at the halfway point and held on to win the men's race in 56.76, with Academy Bullets' Sean Lehane right behind in 56.98. Grant Betulius of Club Hawkeye took third in 57.10.

Two more pool records fell in both the women's and men's 400m free relays to close out the session. Wisconsin's Ruby Martin, Aja Van Hout, Ivy Martin and Ally Loper posted a 3:51.09 to erase NASA Wildcat's 3:51.71 from the books. On the men's side, Minnesota's foursome of Kyler Van Swol, Derek Toomey, Benjamin Griggs and Daniel Brebrick combined efforts to take down Club Hawkeye's 2011 record of 3:26.28 with a time of 3:25.27.

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