Connor Doyle Dominates 400 IM at Ithaca Sectionals Night Two

30 April 2015; Grainne Murphy, New Ross, competes during the heats of the women's 200m freestyle event. 2015 Irish Open Swimming Championships, National Aquatic Centre, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Photo Courtesy: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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Fast swimming continued at day two of Speedo Sectionals Ithaca.

Badger’s Quinn Scannell won the 200 freestyle in a 1:48.07, just faster than Asphalt Green’s 15 year old Isabel Gormley in 1:48.81. Chelsea Piers’ Kelly Montesi touched third (1:49.45).

The 100 breaststroke finish was another close one with Weston Swimming’s Sophie Angus (1:00.44) out touching Asphalt Green’s Sophia Zhang (1:00.85). Badger’s Carly Cummings finished third (1:01.27).

Cummings later topped the podium with a 4:12.63 400 IM. Gormley snagged her second silver of the day in 4:13.71. In third was Schenectady’s Margaret Wyngoswki (4:19.44).

The 100 butterfly went to 22 year old Joyce Kwok of Team Suffolk in 53.06. Nearly a second behind her was Central Jersey’s Caroline Gmelich (54.03). Victor Swim Club’s 14 year old Megan Deuel earned bronze (54.92).

Asphalt Green won the women’s 800 freestyle relay with a 7:27.97. Two seconds behind them was Victor Swim Club in 7:29.89. Commonwealth secured third place with a 7:32.03.

Drew Modrov of Hauppauge dominated the 200 freestyle in 1:37.62. Behind the 27 year old was 18 year old Connor Doyle of Eastern Express (1:39.27) and Kingfish’s Auston Ramsay (1:39.74).

Doyle then dominated the 400 IM with a 3:52.50. Oleksandr Bezuglyy of Matchpoint NYC clocked a 3:56.07 for silver. Picking up bronze was Badger’s Christian Farricker (3:57.25).

Modrov settled for second in the 100 butterfly in 48.37. Matthew Yish of Solo Aquatics won that race in 47.94. Picking up third was New Jersey Race Club’s Liam Cosgrove in 49.04.

A trio of 17 year olds posted 55s to top the men’s 100 breaststroke podium. Piranha’s Oliver Rus stopped the clock in 55.09. Laguardia’s Evan Zhang (55.38) and Crimson’s Calvin Yang (55.65) touched second and third.

In 6:50.86 Kingfish edged Eastern Express’ B team (6:51.94) for the men’s 800 freestyle relay title. With a 6:52.27 the Eastern Express A team touched third.


  1. Joanne Newton

    Hey! Tori and I timed him! Nice swim, Connor!!!!!!