Kara Eisenmann Closes Austin Sectionals with 200 Fly Win

Jan 16, 2016; Austin, TX, USA; A general view of the pool ahead of the the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Photo Courtesy: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The final night of competition at the 2016 Austin Futures Championships concluded amidst the excitement of the Olympics with athletes competing in the 200 fly, 50 free, 200 breast, 100 back, and 400 free.

Kara Eisenmann kickstarted the session with a dynamic win in the women’s 200 fly. Eisenmann finished more than three seconds ahead of the competition to stop the clock at a 2:13.92. Rebecca Brandt (2:17.13) and Grace Ritch (2:17.21) delivered close times for second and third.

Dropping more than three seconds off his prelims time of 2:06.82, Frank Niziolek took first in the men’s 200 fly with a final time of 2:03.54. Brayden Love picked up second with a 2:05.13, while Conner Ripp was third with a 2:05.22.

As is typical in the 50 free the win came down to the very finish with Amanda Armstrong and Anna Miller posting times .02 seconds apart. Armstrong got her hand to the wall first to finish with a 26.35 over Miller’s 26.37. Laurel Eiber rounded out the top three with a 26.47.

Jack Dolan led a strong heat of 23’s in the men’s 50 free, grabbing the gold with a final 23.39. Griffin Eiber took second overall with a 23.48, just ahead of Shaine Casas’ 23.57.

Lauren Savoy led the way in the women’s 200 breast posting a final time of 2:36.06, 3.30 seconds faster than her prelims time. Teammate Emma Garfield picked up a close second with a 2:36.86, while Mary Jania rounded out the top three with a 2:38.03.

On the men’s side it was Tristen Disibio claiming the win. Disibio stopped the clock at a 2:18.38 to scratch some major time off his prelims swim of 2:23.53. Big time-drops followed by Nicholas Theunissen (2:19.12) and Hudson Smith (2:19.55).

Laine Reed led the way in the women’s 100 back, turning in a final time of 1:03.70 for the win. Second went to Lindsay Heiferich (1:04.22) and third was picked up by Astrid Dirkzwager (1:04.37).

A duo of 57’s highlighted the men’s 100 back. John Colin got the best of Sean Grieshop to take first with a 57.57. Grieshop settled for second and a 57.78. Ethan Kramer was third with a 58.22.

Perhaps stealing inspiration from Olympian Katie Ledecky, Victoria Edwards swam ahead of the competition in the women’s 400 free to finish close to two seconds faster than the rest. Edwards clocked a 4:19.42, ahead of second place Caitlin Clements (4:21.26).

Alexander Zettle outlasted the competition in the men’s 400 free, turning in a final time of 3:57.71. Second place was picked up by Ford Blaylock and his 3:59.28, while Levy Nathan took third with a 4:00.69.

All results can be found on Meet Mobile.