Noah Henry, Vanessa Pearl Shine at College Station Speedo Sectionals

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Noah Henry and Vanessa Pearl each won two events on day three of the College Station Speedo Sectionals Championship Series hosted by Texas A&M.

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

Aggie Swim Club’s Julia Cook won her third title of the weekend after taking the women’s 200 free in 1:44.21 to begin day three. Golden Rebels’ Liliana Ibanez Lopez finished second in 1:45.56 and DART Swimming’s Amalie Fackenthal was third in 1:46.21.

Tigershark’s Noah Henry, who will swim for Arizona State next season, cruised to first in the men’s 200 free in 1:34.96 to win by over two seconds. Longhorn’s Coby Carrozza swam a 1:37.04 for second and Dads Club Swim’s Timothy Clayton Bobo touched in 1:37.56 for third.

Metroplex Aquatics’ Vanessa Pearl, who is headed to Florida in the fall, dropped over four seconds from her prelims time to earn gold in the women’s breast, stopping the clock in 2:10.78. Lakeside’s Emma Garfield took silver in 2:12.48 and her teammate Jadyn Jannasch grabbed bronze in 2:15.61.

Future Texas Longhorn Braden Vines of the City of Midland won a close men’s 200 breast race, touching the wall in 1:57.41. Katy Aquatics’ Kaloyan Bratanov finished a close second in 1:57.44 and Longhorn Aquatics’ Joseph Daniels took third in 1:58.74.

Not too long after taking third in the women’s 200 free, future Stanford Cardinal Fackenthal cruised to first in the 100 fly with a time of 52.09. Katy Aquatics’ Emma Sticklen (52.73) swam to second and Cook (52.81) was third.

Henry was victorious in his second event of the night, this time taking the men’s 100 fly in 46.80. DART Swimming’s Gianluca Urlando touched second in 46.93 and Westminster’s Daniel Ramirez finished third in 47.02.

Pearl swam a lifetime best by over five seconds to win the women’s 400 IM with a final time of 4:11.35 for her second victory of the night. Texas Ford Aquatics’ Gabrielle Kopenski (4:15.15) took second and her teammate Ashlyn Fiorilli (4:15.53) was third.

Shortly after taking silver in the men’s 100 fly, Urlando finally got his gold in the 400 IM after touching the wall in 3:49.58. Alamo Area Aquatics’ Michael Calvillo was second in 3:50.60 and Vines took third in 3:51.81.

Palo Alto Stanford’s Danielle Carter (53.62), Zoe Lusk (1:02.42), Gabrielle Anderson (53.93) and Isabelle Henig (49.72) dominated the women’s 4×100 medley relay in a time of 3:39.69. Dads Club Swim was second in 3:43.73 and Metroplex took third in 3:44.67.

Westminster’s Daniel Ramirez (47.81), Gregory Penny (55.58), Austin Saunders (49.78) and Chase Perry (45.56) won the men’s 4×100 medley relay in 3:18.73, followed by Palo Alto Stanford and Nitro Swimming.

Prelims for the final day of competition will begin tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. CST.

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Author: Chandler Brandes

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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