Switcheroo in 400 Free at Night 3 of Athens Sectionals

Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold/Aringo

By Bryan Gu, Swimming World Intern.

Meryn McCann and Shauna Lee were untouchable tonight in the 400 free. Having placed second and first in the 200 freestyle last night, the pair of Bulldogs switched places tonight in the 400 free going 4:15.96 and 4:16.20 respectively. Tennessee commit Sinclair Larson of SwimMac took third in 4:20.58.

Amusingly, the same switch happened on the men’s side, as the pair of Walker Higgins and Nicholas Hogsed went 3:52.13 and 3:52.30 to win in similarly dominant fashion. Aidan Burns of SCSC-PC came third in 3:56.52.

In the women’s 100 fly, Haley Black of Auburn University took first in 1:00.26. Tonner Debeer took second in 1:00.87 and Tristen Ulett took third in 1:01.15.

David Dingess of Kentucky took 0.55s off his best time from Trials, to win the event in 54.00. Tennessee Aquatics’s James Bretscher ran down Dynamo’s Mick Litherland in the back half to take second by 0.03s in a time of 54.69.

Danielle Dellatorre, who took third last night in the 400 IM, won the 100 breast tonight in 1:10:44. 15 year-old Claire Donan took second in 1:11.00, dropping 0.82s from her seed time and a full 1.25s from her previous best time coming into the meet.

Dynamo Swim Club took the podium in the 100 breast as Basil Orr and Jackson Ford took first and third in 1:03.55 and 1:04.17. Austin Haney managed to out touch Ford for second with a 1:04.15.

Full results can be found on Meet Mobile – Speedo Long Course Sectionals 2017 (ESSZ)