Palo Alto Stanford Sweeps Relays on Night 1 of Speedo Sectionals College Station


Distance freestyle kicked off night one of the 2016 Speedo Sectionals College Station as Palo Alto Stanford swept the 800-meter free relays.

Streamline Aquatics’ Ellery Parish, 17, won the women’s 1500-meter free title in 17:14.21. Meanwhile, Mansfield Aquatics’ Sara McClendon, 17, placed second in 17:17.42.  CyFair’s Bronwyn Tuff, 15, wound up third overall in 17:42.36.

Alamo Area’s Russell Hurrell-Zitelman, 18, hit the wall in 8:33.91 to top the men’s 800-meter free.  DADS’ Riley Carson, 18, turned in a second-place time of 8:34.07, while CyFair’s Jack Venker, 16, earned third with a time of 8:39.23.

Palo Alto Stanford’s Zoe Lusk (2:08.07), Chloe Isleta (2:06.33), Vicky Wong (2:07.22) and Isabelle Henig (2:03.96) won the women’s 800-meter free relay in 8:25.58.

Texas Ford’s Camryn Toney, Abigail Koczo , Ashley Fiorilli and Gabrielle Kopenski touched second in 8:30.74, while Sierra Marlins’ Chloe Clark, Lauren Smith, Dasha Pastrushenko and Emma Mehl took third in 8:31.76.

Palo Alto Stanford’s Alex Liang (1:54.08), Ben Ho (1:53.79), Lucca Martins (1:56.01) and Joe Molinari (1:54.36) then won the men’s 800-meter free relay in 7:38.24.

Nitro’s Corban Rawls, Matthew Connealy, Sean Grieshop and Nicholas Milikich finished second in 7:39.31 with Grieshop dropping a 1:53.01 split.

Sierra Marlins’ Ethan Dillard, Bryce Mefford, Kyle Peterson and Liam O’Haimhirgin picked up third in 7:41.77 with O’Haimhirgin being listed as posting  a1:52.30 anchor leg.

The meet continues tomorrow with the more standard prelims/finals championship setup that will include the 200 back, 100 free, 200 fly and 500 free as the meet changes over to short course yards the rest of the way.

Results available on Meet Mobile. 

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