Katie Drabot, Ryan Hoffer Dominate On Day Three of West Winter Jr. Nationals

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Photo Courtesy: Melissa Lundie

It may be an understatement to say it’s been a good meet for Katie Drabot of Ozaukee Aquatics.

After three individual victories last night, Drabot continued to impress on day three of the Speedo Winter Jr. National Championships.

Drabot started off Friday evening with a win in the 400-yard individual medley. She posted a meet record time of 4:08.67. Nitro Swimming’s Sean Grieshop won the men’s event in 3:44.30 – another meet record.

Drabot took her individual event win streak to five in the women’s 100-yard butterfly. She won in 52.37. Ryan Hoffer of Scottsdale Aquatics took the men’s event in 45.46, a meet record.

Scottsdale Aquatics’ Taylor Ruck ended Drabot’s streak in the 200-yard freestyle. Ruck won the event by seven-hundredths of a second over Drabot with a time of 1:44.39. Grieshop picked up his second victory of the night in the men’s race, posting a time of 1:36.52.

Fort Collins’ Zoe Bartel won the women’s 100-yard breaststroke in 59.84. Michael Andrew set a 15-16 National Age Group Record in the men’s event, posting a time of 52.21.

In the women’s 100-yard backstroke, Mongolia Aquatic Club’s Lucie Nordmann won in 52.49. Hoffer won the men’s event in 45.58.

The evening concluded with the men’s and women’s 200-yard freestyle relay. Ozaukee Aquatics and Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics tied for the event win with a time of 1:31.63. Ozaukee’s team consisted of Skylar Fore, Lillie Hosack, Mallory Fox and Drabot. Palo Alto’s team was comprised of Grace Zhao, Chloe Isleta, Brooke Schaffer and Isabelle Henig.

Scottsdale Aquatics won the men’s relay. The team consisted of Jack Blake, Ray Van Deusen, Sebastian Gutierrez and Hoffer. They posted a time of 1:21.13. The Iowa Flyers Swim Team was second and the North Texas Natadores were third.

Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics has the team lead going into tomorrow. They have 565 points. Scottsdale Aquatic Club is in second with 403 and Nitro Swimming is in third with 363.

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Bill Bell
Bill Bell
8 years ago

I think that Ozaukee coach ought to be cited for child endangerment, forcing poor little Katie to work so hard.

Give the kid a break, coach! Michael Phelps she ain’t — at least not yet.

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