USA Swimming Sectionals, Minneapolis: Dagny Knutson Wins Two

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 13. THE final day of short course yard action at the USA Swimming Sectionals held in Minneapolis witnessed ASK's Dagny Knutson doubling up.

Knutson dominated the women's 200 back with a time of 1:55.56. Minnesota's Cory Miller took second in 2:02.33, while Fort Atkinson's Katelyn Holmquist, 14, placed third in 2:02.34. Tigersharks' Devon Meeks surfaced from a close heat with a 1:51.14 to win the men's 200 back. Mitchell's Joshua Davis (1:51.32), Minnesota's Sean Nesheim (1:51.92) and Black Hawk's Garrett Moses (1:51.93) all finished in the 1:51s.

Knutson doubled up in the women's 100 free with a 49.34, while Kylsie Grimes earned second in 50.42. Erin Caflisch wound up third in 50.92. Minnesota's Stephen Miller (44.41), Matthew Papenfuss (45.50) and Benjamin Griggs (45.78) made up the podium in the men's 100 free.

Blackline's Kayla Hutsell won the women's 200 fly in 2:01.53. St. Croix's Kaela Anderson finished second in 2:04.08, while West Fargo's Alexis Halberstadt placed third in 2:05.45. Philip Greenberg captured the men's 200 fly crown in 1:51.19. Flying Fish's Nicholas Killeen earned second in 1:52.67. David Dorak picked up third in 1:52.94.

Wildkit's Sarah Thompson won the women's 1650 free in 16:53.49, while Black Hawk's Bailey Pons took second in 17:07.83. Lake Country's Tracy Vogel touched third in 17:23.29. Flying Fish's Clayton Smith claimed the men's 1650 free in 15:29.09. Rapid City's Brian Gorman (15:52.03) and Iowa City's Cameron Herting (15:59.09) also cleared 16:00 for second and third.

In relays, St. Croix's Stephanie Lemire, Anderson, Chelsea Richie and Hannah Bowen won the women's 400 free relay in 3:29.22. Black Hawk's Jon Baker, Moses, Joshua Sund and Jordan Wessels claimed the men's 400 free relay in 3:09.30.

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