Leah Smith, Gianluca Urlando Win Mystery IMs in Mesa

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Leah Smith earned her second victory of the night from lane one in the women’s Mystery IM. Randomly given the order of freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, she had just enough room to hold off 18-year-old Callie Dickinson (2:18.79) for the win in 2:18.19.

Smith split 28.07, 35.47, 34.68, 39.97 while Dickinson split 37.01, 33.83, 35.97, 31.98 racing breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, freestyle. Eleanna Koutsouvelli was also in the mix in 2:18.85.

16-year-old Gianluca Urlando provided the upset in the final event of the night by winning the men’s Mystery IM in 2:06.09. His order of butterfly, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke gave him the win with the following splits: 26.00, 29.19, 33.65 and 37.25. Urlando placed fourth in the 200 IM earlier in the meet.

Runner up Jarod Arroyo finished just behind in 2:06.89 and was followed by Isaac Stump in 2:07.35.



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Author: Diana Pimer

Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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