Makayla Sargent Wins Twice At Buffalo Speedo Sectionals

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Islanders’ Makayla Sargent won two events on night three of the 2018 Speedo Sectionals Championship Series in Buffalo, NY.

Bluefish currently leads the team scores with 701 points heading into the final day of competition, followed by Scarlet (648), North Baltimore (641), Allegheny North (413) and Berkeley (383).

Full results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2018 Speedo Sectional Championship.

Sargent dropped over three seconds from her morning swim to dominate the women’s 200 fly in 2:16.85. Solo’s Abigail Sullivan placed second in 2:20.33 and Bluefish’s Summer Smith finished third in 2:20.50.

Richard Mihm of Allegheny North won the men’s 200 fly, stopping the clock in 2:04.02. Solo’s Matthew Yish was second in 2:04.47 and Ridgefield’s Yeziel Morales was third in 2:05.16.

North Baltimore’s Megan Drumm sprinted her way to first place in the women’s 50 free, doing so in 26.85. Berkeley’s Sophia Kudryashova took second in 27.02 and The Fish’s Grace Cutrell placed third in 27.12.

Drew Modrov splashed and dashed his way to a win in the men’s 50 free in 23.23. Second went to Allegheny North Mason Gonzalez (23.44) and third went to his teammate Jack Wright (23.85).

Sargent also won the women’s 200 breast in 2:35.30. North Baltimore’s Lauren Poole placed second in 2:37.39 and NRG Swimming’s Allison Henry finished third in 2:37.39.

Baldwin’s David Abrahams cruised to first in the men’s 200 breast, touching the wall in 2:22.17. Velocity’s Luke Otto placed second in 2:23.23 and third went to Solo’s Aaron Zhu in 2:24.05.

Poole cruised to first in the women’s 100 back in 1:03.66. Islanders’ Mackenzie Thomas grabbed second in 1:05.17 and Allegheny North Victoria Buerger was third in 1:05.79.

Scarlet’s David Cespedes earned the gold in the men’s 100 back, posting a final time of 57.98. Alexandros Theocharidis grabbed the silver in 58.01 and bronze went to Bluefish’s Harrison Homans in 58.02.

The Fish’s Madelyn Donohoe dominated the women’s 400 free, getting her hand to the wall in 4:20.35 for the win. Scarlet’s Junseo Kim finished second in 4:25.63 and Nys’ Jessica Pryne took third in 4:28.46.

Oludare Rose of Scarlet won the men’s 400 in a time of 3:59.46, followed by Bluefish’s Will Barao in 4:03.45 and Gonzalez in 4:04.01.

Prelims for the final day of competition will 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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