OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, July 16. BOBBY Bollier closed the curtains on the first night of swimming at the Oklahoma City USA Swimming Sectionals with a meet standard in the men's 200 back.
Samantha Woodward (56.27) joined Shannon Vreeland (56.99) under the meet record in the women's 100 free. Woodward held the previous standard of 57.00 since 2006. Lauren Votava, 14, finished third in 58.07.
In the men's 100 free, Luke Tanner touched out Cameron Sellers, 52.32 to 52.44, while Ciro Sauaia placed third in 52.59.
Justine Mueller surfaced from the women's 200 breast with a victory when she clocked a 2:35.54. Leah Pierce touched second in 2:36.12, while Erin Neumann finished right behind with a 2:36.26.
The men's 200 breast also came down to the touch with Troy Esentan beating Chris Novak, 2:23.36 to 2:23.41. Griffin Peavey rounded out the top three in 2:25.66.
Taylor Wohrley clinched another close call when she held off Molly Albrecht, 2:18.29 to 2:18.38, in the women's 200 back. Haley Smith completed the podium with a time of 2:19.40.
The night closed like it began, with a meet record. Bollier, fresh off a stellar run at the U.S. Olympic Trials, beat a 16-year-old record with a time of 2:03.59. That clipped the 2:03.98 set back in 1992 by Derek Weatherford. Jeff Enge placed second in 2:09.53, while Ellis Miller took third in 2:10.04.