Kate Douglass Wins 100 Free, Chelsea Piers Takes Team Title at Ithaca Sectionals

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Ithaca Speedo Sectionals wrapped up tonight with a few swimmers grabbing one more event win.

The Asphalt Green team of Charlotte KrevittAna OlszewskiSophia Zhang, and Isabel Gormley won the 200 freestyle relay by over a second in 1:34.61. Chelsea Piers’ Sophia MooreAmelia SicignanoMary Christensen, and Bridget Semenuk were second in 1:35.67 and Victor Swim Club’s Megan DeuelBailey KlafehnKathleen Pollock, and Alyssa Helak (1:35.84) secured third.

Portland’s Emily Ecker took her second gold of the weekend with a 9:57.41 in the 1000. Chelsea Piers teammates Elizabeth Boeckman (10:00.17) and Alexandra Truwit (10:05.03) touched second and third.

Three women cleared two minutes in the 200 backstroke, led by Badger’s Quinn Scannell (1:57.00). A pair of 15 year olds: Asphalt Green’s Isabel Gormley (1:58.53) and The Atlantic’s Grace Kayal (1:58.61) completed the podium.

Kate Douglass impressed once again, this time with a 49.02 in the 100 freestyle. Coastal Maine’s Olivia Tighe was second with a 50.56. Scannell touched third (51.40).

Badger’s Carly Cummings demolished two minutes with a 1:58.77 to take the 200 IM. Gormely touched second (2:01.29) and Miku Takabayashi of Blue Devil finished third (2:02.43).

Moore teamed up with Christensen, Kelly Montesi and Alexandra Truwit to win the 400 medley relay for Chelsea Piers in 3:56.18. Asphalt Green touched just under a second behind (3:46.96) with the team of Gormley, Diana Bates, Zhang, and Krevitt. Nys Aquatics’ Lauren AylmerTheresa MilioJessice Pryne, and Isabelle Arevalo (3:47.04) were third.

Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics won the women’s meet with 483 points. Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club finished second with a 471 point total. In third was Victor Swim Club with a 344 point total.

Chelsea Piers snatched gold in the men’s 200 freestyle relay as the team of Marcus HodgsonCole PierceAedan Lewis, and Patrick Clisham touched in 1:24.16. In 1:24.64 Connor MillerAuston RamsayKeda Song, and Nathaniel Davenport secured second for Kingfish. Rett McNair, Ryan BoardTim Maggs, and Liam Picozzi swam a 1:24.88 for third for Adirondack Blue Fins.

Andrew Babyak grabbed another gold, this time in the 1650. The Badger swimmer touched in 15:26.79. Victor Swim Club’s Kai Wisner out touched Upper Valley’s Kristian Hansen 15:32.74 to 15:32.85 for second.

Patriot Swim Club’s Andrew Carbone was one of three men under 1:50 in the 200 backstroke with his 1:47.16. Meriden’s Tyler Prescott (1:48.25) took silver and Jared Daigle of North Shore won bronze (1:49.78).

After two wins last night, Hauppague’s Drew Modrov was back to take the 100 freestyle crown in 44.42. Matthew Yish of Solo Aquatics was second (44.89) and Oliver Rus of Piranha Swimming (45.65) took third.

Calvin Yang of Crimson Aquatics got his hand to the wall in a tight 200 IM. The 17 year old posted a 1:51.15, just faster than Matchpoint’s Oleksandr Bezuglyy (1:51.36) and Carbone (1:51.91).

The final relay of the night went to Hauppauge’s Dylan ChanJack CaseyZachary Papsco and Modrov in 3:23.73. In 3:24.99 Eastern Express’ Vincent Marciano, Doyle, Jacob Lubinski, and Collin Hanlon earned second. Third went to Matchpoin’s Bezuglly, Connor MorikawaPatrick Clisham, and Marcus Hodgson with a 3:25.60.

Eastern Express totaled 421 points to win the men’s meet ahead of Kingfish Swimming (374.5) and Hauppauge Athletic Association (319).

Chelsea Piers took the combined team title with 734.5 points. Asphalt Green finished runner ups with 672 points.

4 Comments

4 comments

  1. avatar
    Bill Bell

    At the rate she’s going — and give her a couple of years — Katie D. could be the Second Coming of the woman who won the 50-100 frees for the national champions @ this year’s NCAA Division 1 meet.

    Be interesting to see if she ends up @ that same university some 3000 miles west of her current locale.

    Or…mebbe she’ll stick around The Big Apple and attend the only D1 program in NYC, a program I might add that some 20 years ago,oroduced the only woman from the Ivy League to ever win an NCAA title — Columbia’s own Christina Teuscher.

    (Of course Badger’s John Collins may have had a tad bit of influence in Teuscher’s success but still…)

    • avatar

      Columbia’s not the only DI prigram in NYC.

      Fordham University, Bronx NY, is Division I (Atlantic 10) as well.

      Terrific swimmer — it’s going to be fun to continue to watch her.

    • avatar

      Columbia’s not the only DI program in NYC.

      Fordham University, Bronx NY, is Division I (Atlantic 10) as well.

      Terrific swimmer — it’s going to be fun to continue to watch her.

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