NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 9. THE final session of swimming at the USA Swimming Sectionals held in Nashville, Tenn., came to an end with Doug Van Wie of SwimMAC-Carolina walking away with two more titles.
In the final night of competition, Rachel Komisarz of Lakeside started the session with a winning 100 free time of 56.39. In the men's race, Van Wie earned the win in 51.09. Nicole Menzel then won the other end of the spectrum with a 1500 free time of 17:34.07.
Van Wie claimed his second title with a triumph in the men's 200 back with a time of 2:02.82, while Carly Smith took the women's 200 back in 2:18.33.
In the men's longer distance event, JP Arnold hit the wall in 15:48.37 in the men's 1500 free.
Margaret Hoelzer of MAC touched out Jace Howanitz of Pilot in the women's 200 IM, 2:20.50 to 2:20.75, while Tim Liebhold tied teammate Jeremy Knowles with matching 2:03.65s in the men's 200 IM.
In the relays, MAC's team of Hoelzer, Heather Holtom, Amber Leiker and Terra Wilson won the women's 400 medley in 4:20.12, while MAC's men's squad of Chris Knaute, Knowles, Mike Smit and Bennett Clark took the men's 400 medley in 3:55.38.