Scottsdale Wins, Dobler Collects Sixth Victory on Final Day in Mt. Hood

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It was a fast fourth day of the 2018 Speedo Sectionals Series in Mt. Hood, Ore. Sixteen-year-old Kaitlyn Dobler won two individual events to highlight the final day of competition, increasing her total gold medal count of the weekend up to six.

Full results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2018 Speedo Sectionals – Mt Hood.

Top 5 Team Scores:

1. Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 2293
2. Boise YMCA Swim Team – 1587
3. Phoenix Swim Club – 1553
4. Tualatin Hills Swim Club – 1381
5. RallySport Aquatic Club – 966.5

Women’s 1500 Free

The final day of competition saw a lot of new lifetime bests, and the swimmers in the women’s 1500 free field dropped plenty of seconds. Sweet Home’s Lucia Davis, who also won the 800 free, held consistent splits and dropped 21 seconds to win the event in 17:08.17.

Fourteen-year-old Mia Rankin of Phoenix knocked off 20 seconds to take second in 17:10.77 while Foothills’ Kathryn Shanley swam a new best by six seconds to finish third in 17:19.28.

Also finishing in the top eight were Corvallis’ Lindsey Soule (17:30.48), Scottsdale’s Hayley Hill (17:30.64), Scottsdale’s Irena Putikova (17:36.58), Boise Y’s Mata Knutson (17:42.39) and Flatiron’s Karla Lessing (17:44.51).Men’s 1500 Free

Men’s 1500 Free

Just like in the women’s mile, the men’s 1500 free saw plenty of huge time drops as well. Scottsdale’s Ellis Bohon, who also won the 800 free earlier this weekend, saw a new lifetime best by 21 seconds to finish first in 16:11.23.

Boise Y’s Gabriel Machado took of 11 seconds to finish second in 16:13.01 while Mesa’s Kyle Benjamin dropped 30 seconds to finish third in 16:21.25.

South Davis’ Brandon Shreeve (16:26.72), RallySport’s Yoelvis Pedraza (16:31.98), Wasatch’s Luke Harris (16:38.57), Mesa’s Daniel Brooks (16:42.90) and Mount Hood’s Justin Louge (16:48.33) also posted top-eight finishes.

Women’s 200 IM

The Dolphins Portland’s Kaitlyn Dobler collected her fifth individual title of the meet, this time in the women’s 200 IM. She dropped three seconds from her morning swim to post a new personal best time of 2:18.90.

Lake Oswego’s Eleanor Jew finished second in 2:21.20 while Phoenix’s Sydney Carlson took a close third in 2:21.37.

Scottsdale’s Riley Courtney (2:21.47), Scottsdale’s Sadie Edwards (2:21.53), Boise Y’s Charity Pittard (2:21.55), Scottsdale’s Ashley Strouse (2:22.51) and Flatiron’s Mary Codeville (2:24.56) completed the top heat.

Men’s 200 IM

Splitting a 26.71 on the fly leg, Hiromasa Fujimori had the lead from the start and never let it go. The men’s 200 IM was his fourth individual victory of the meet, where he won in a final time of 2:01.07.

His younger brother Takeharu Fujimori finished a second behind him in 2:02.20 while Westside’s Jaden Nabor took third in 2:05.32.

Phoenix’s Zachary Tan (2:05.51), J Swim’s Matt Salig (2:07.18), Multnomah’s Kevin Keil (2:09.09), Boise Y’s Jackson Cunningham (2:10.57) and Scottsdale’s Matthew Leblanc (2:11.83) rounded out the A final.

Women’s 50 Free

No stranger to the top of the podium, Dobler found herself with the gold medal for the second time tonight – and the sixth time this weekend. She won the women’s 50 free by nearly a full second in 25.56 as the only swimmer under the 26-second mark.

Scottsdale’s Greer Pattison earned the silver in 26.52 while Emi Moronuki swam her way to the bronze in a close 26.56.

Finishing fourth through eighth were Bainbridge Island’s Eleanor Beers (26.70), RallySport’s Josiane Valette (26.71), Westside’s Olivia Bishop (26.74), Spokane Wave’s Evonne Stehr (26.86) and Strousse (27.05).

Men’s 50 Free

Denver’s Sidney Farber powered his way to the men’s 50 free title in addition to his 100 free win earlier this meet. He was the only swimmer under the 23-second mark, stopping the clock in a quick 22.55.

His teammate Kyle Robrock took second in 23.49 while Scottsdale’s Parker Hughes wound up a close third in 23.52.

Denver’s Cameron Auchinachie (23.78), Denver’s Robin Kuebler (23.78), Mesa’s Tai Combs (23.89), Jackson Gainer (23.90) and Boise Y’s Luke Yost (24.04) completed the top heat.