Zoe Bartel Posts 58.72 100 Breast at Federal Way Sectionals

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Future Stanford Cardinal Zoe Bartel of Fort Collins posted a time of 58.72 in the women’s 100 breast on day three of the 2018 Speedo Sectionals Championship Series in Federal Way, Wash. That time would have ranked her fifth at the NCAA Championships.

After three full days of competition so far, King leads the men’s team scores with 776 points followed by Hillsboro (468) and Tualatin Hills (468) who are tied for second. Fort Collins leads the women’s meet with 1044 points ahead of King (673) and Bellevue (471.5).

Full results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2018 Speedo Sectionals – Federal Way.

Missoula’s Katharine Berkoff began the evening with a win in the women’s 100 back, making it her fourth victory of the weekend. She finished with a time of 51.93 ahead of Fort Collins teammates Kylee Alons (52.69) and Bartel (53.53).

Billings’ Ethan Harder got his second individual win of the meet in the men’s 100 back, stopping the clock in 47.59. Bellevue’s Kyle Millis finished second in 48.21 and Cale Berkoff got to the wall third in 48.58.

Issaquah’s Sarah Dimeco cruised to first in the women’s 500 free, knocking off nearly four seconds from her prelims time to win in 4:47.13. Second went to King’s Yulia Groysman (4:51.44) and third went to Corvallis’ Lindsey Soule (4:51.76).

Hillsboro’s Ethan Heasley got his fourth gold medal of the meet in the men’s 500 free, dropping off five seconds from his previous personal best with a final time of 4:19.82. Charger’s Jack Hoagland earned silver in 4:25.08 and bronze went to Tualatin Hills’ Trenton Martinez in 4:25.72.

Bartel posted a quick 58.72 to win the women’s 100 breast. That time would’ve gotten her fifth overall at NCAA. Her teammate Coleen Gillilan got to the wall second in 59.59 and The Dolphins Portland’s Kaitlyn Dobler finished third in 59.81.

King’s Daniel Roy and Tualatin Hills’ Caspar Corbeau each got to the wall in 53.42 to tie in the men’s 100 breast. King’s Ethan Dang finished third in 53.80.

Gillilan found herself on top of the podium in the women’s fly after stopping the clock in 52.29 for the win. Her teammate Alons was second in 52.78 and Bellevue’s Gabrielle Dang finished third in 52.87.

Iolani’s ‘aukai Lileikis won his third event of the meet, taking first in the men’s 100 fly with a time of 46.28. Bellingham Bay’s Roman Rybin was second in 47.01 and Fort Collins’ William Kovac finished a close third in 47.02.

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