Egg Harbor Seahawks Lead After Day Two of Christiansburg Speedo Sectionals

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The Egg Harbor Seahawks leadd the team race with 276 points after day two of the 2018 Speedo Sectionals Championship Series in Christiansburg, Va. Radnor sits in second with 193 points, followed by Monocacy (181), Nation’s Capital (177) and Eagle Swim Team (148).

Full results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2018 EZ Southern Region Speedo Champ Series.

Egg Harbor’s Maggie Wallace, who will swim for Indiana in the fall, won the women’s 200 free in 1:49.78 as the only swimmer under the 1:50-barrier. Radnor’s Madison Ledwith took second in 1:50.36 and Egg Harbor’s Lauren Kelly was third in 1:50.90.

Machine’s Atalay Onol won a close men’s 200 free battle, getting his hand to the wall first in 1:39.32. Monocacy’s Kevin Lin (1:39.37) was close behind in second and Nittany Lion’s Matthew Brownstead (1:39.42) finished third.

Greater Baltimore’s Jenna Gwinn won the women’s 100 breast in 1:03.50, followed by Snow Swimming’s Shelby Girving (1:04.33) and Egg Harbor’s Katie McClintock (1:04.74).

Fifteen-year-old Antonio Octaviano of Radnor cruised to first in the men’s 100 breast after touching the wall in 54.58. Second went to Team Pittsburgh’s Conrad Molinaro (56.54) and third went to Severna Park’s Jackson Schultz (56.81).

Not too long after taking second in the women’s 200 breast, future Penn State swimmer Ledwith found herself on top of the podium after winning the 100 fly in 54.90. Retriever’s Morgan Liberto swam to second on 55.07 and Greater Baltimore’s Claire O’Shaughnessy wound up third in 55.75.

Brownstead was one of two swimmers to crack 50-seconds in the men’s 100 fly, doing so in a winning time of 49.25. Loyola Blakefield’s Benjamin Shropshire was second in 49.65 and Egg Harbor’s Cristian Bell was third in 50.13.

McClintock earned the gold in the women’s 400 IM to post a final time of 4:25.85. Radnor’s Anna Kalandadze grabbed the silver in 4:28.45 and bronze went to Snow Swimming’s Janika Perezous in 4:29.36.

Lancaster’s Joseph Moll, who is committed to swim for Dartmouth, won the men’s 400 IM in 3:57.58. Monocacy’s Benjamin Hicks finished second in 3:59.56 and Severna Park’s Jackson Schultz took third in 4:01.43.

Egg Harbor’s Megan Fox (1:56.20), Lauren Kelly (1:49.82), Katie McClintock (1:56.08) and Maggie Wallace (1:49.57) won the women’s 4×200 free relay in 7:31.67. Nation’s Capital finished second in 7:35.83 and Eagle’s was third in 7:37.83.

Machine’s Atalay Onol (1:40.01), Jayaorakash Kambhampaty (1:47.45), Adi Kambhampaty (1:41.67) and Joel Harman (1:43.80) won the men’s 4×200 free relay to conclude day two in 6:52.93. Lancaster was second in 6:54.78 and Monocacy was third in 6:55.56.

Prelims for the third day of competition begin tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. EST.

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Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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