Swimming World Presents “Up & Comers: Emma Warner”

Up & Comers: Emma Warner

Swimming is a demanding sport that requires not only mental and physical endurance, but also perseverance. Emma Warner, 14, of Sedona Swordfish Swimming and Mingus High School in Arizona knows all about “perseverance”—not only for her skill at managing the life of a student-athlete, but also for her strong will as she battles thyroid cancer.

In January of 2015, Warner was diagnosed with the disease, and she’s had three surgeries since then. Still, she’s maintained a positive attitude and a dynamite 4.0 grade point average.

To learn more about Warner and her perseverance, check out the March issue, available now!



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12 of the most beautiful cycling sportives in the UK

We pick out a dozen of Britain’s most scenic cycling sportives taking place during 2017

Cycling Weekly South Downs Spring Sportive

When: 1st April 2017
Where: East Sussex, Plumpton
More information: https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/cycling-weekly-south-downs-spring-sportive/

The South Downs Spring Sportive is the ideal way to ease yourself back onto the bike after the winter and with three varied courses and distances there’s no better way to start your sportive season than in beautiful East Sussex. Heading off from Plumpton, riders will enjoy a loop that will cover most of East Sussex’s stunning scenery. You will experience mainly flat, long-ranging, and quiet countryside roads, you will flirt with some of the climbs in the local area but this sportive is one for the scenery. To finish you will cross the picturesque River Ouse to complete what should be a enjoyable spring time sportive.

>>> 12 of the best upcoming cycling sportives to ride

Wiggle South Downs 100 Sportive

When: 22nd October 2017
Where: West Sussex, Chichester
More information: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/wiggle-super-series-south-downs-100-sportive-2017/

This October time sportive is another one that takes in the beautiful Sussex area; it might not be in the heat of the summer time but it should still promise some spectacular riding as you will take in parts of the South Down National Park. Starting in Chichester, the South Downs Sportive will take in surrounding areas of Petersfield and Billinghurst. And with three different courses on offer which will suit riders of all abilities it’s a sportive that’s not to be missed.

Wiggle Mega Meon Sportive

When: 23rd July 2017
Where: Hampshire, Waterlooville
More information: https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-mega-meon-sportive/

This summer corker is another must-do sportive; the Mega Meon will not leave you disappointed in terms of spectacular scenery. Starting in Waterlooville, Hampshire you will take in gorgeous country roads as well stunning views across the Solent, Spinnaker Tower, and the Isle of Wight. After taking in some of the area’s challenging climbs pass through Northington, Tichborne, and Cherlton to complete what should be a hard yet rewarding sportive.

>>> Best cycling sportives in Scotland

Wiggle Forest Ranger Sportive

When: 22nd October 2017
Where: Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
More Information: https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-forest-ranger-sportive/

The Wiggle Forest Ranger Sportive will give riders a lovely flavour of the undulating East Staffordshire and Leicestershire countryside. Starting at Uttoxeter racecourse you will head south towards Blithfield Reservoir, after that you will head through the pretty National Forest at Newborough. Along the way back you will pass through yet more beautiful forest areas such as Needwood and Marchington before you finish back at Uttoxeter.

Fell Beast Sportive

When: 3rd September 2017
Where: Carlisle, Cumbria
More Information: https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/fell-beast-sportive/

If you know Cumbria, then you will know two things: firstly the area boasts many places of astounding natural beauty, and secondly there are hills, lots of them. But if you love Cumbria and enjoy climbing on your bike, the spectacular Fell Beast Sportive will be just the ride for you. With over 7,000ft of climbing it’s among the toughest sportives, but it is also one of the most stunning ones. Starting at Carlisle racecourse riders will be treated to a number climbs including Warnell Fell, and the big one at Honiston Pass. But along the way you will ride pass the beautiful River Derwent as well taking in the breathtaking Lake District National Park.

>>> Best cycling sportives near Bristol

Herefordshire Devil Sportive

When: 7th May 2017
Where: Leominster, Herefordshire
More Information: http://www.drovercycles.co.uk/events/herefordshire-devil/

Starting in Leominster, this Herefordshire-based sportive is another event which couples stunning scenery and superb riding. It’s very climbing orientated with each route taking in well over a 1,000m of climbing, with the most being 3,092m in the more advanced 133-mile route. But if you suffer the climbing, in exchange you will get great views over the surrounding areas of Herefordshire and on into Wales.

Chiltern 100 Sportives

When: 16th July 2017
Where: Penn House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
More Information: http://humanrace.co.uk/event/chiltern-100-sportive/

Part of the Chiltern 100 Cycling Festival, these Sportives in the summer will be perfect if you want to experience all the natural beauty of the Chilterns and the surrounding areas of Buckinghamshire. The longest sportive will see you take in 172km worth of riding over vastly differing terrains, with one of the main attractions being the notorious Whiteleaf Hill. Not only will this give you a huge sense of gratification it will also provide you will some rather splendid views.

>>> Best cycling sportives near London

Sodbury Sportive

When: 13th August 2017
Where: Chipping Sodbury Rugby Club
More Information: http://www.sodburysportive.co.uk/the-event.asp

Another summer sportive that should be on the ‘to-do’ list this year is the Sodbury Sportive. Starting at Chipping Sodbury Rugby Club you will embark on an enjoyable sportive which will take you into the heart of the Cotswolds. During the route you will take on the tough climbs of the Cotswold Ridge, but you will be rewarded with fantastic scenery across the Severn valley which should well than make up for a tough day in the saddle.

Cycling Weekly Ripon Revolution Sportive

Ripon Revolution Sportive

When: 24th June 2017
Where: Ripon, North Yorkshire
More Information: https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/cycling-weekly-ripon-revolution-sportive/

Yorkshire has become synonymous with British cycling over the past couple of the years; the Grand Depart in 2014 put the area on the map, and with subsequent big-name races thereafter this sportive is certainly one to get stuck into. Put on in the height of summer is advantageous as you will experience the stunning Yorkshire scenery. Starting in Ripon, riders will take in a variety of challenging climbs starting with Masham and Leighton Reservoir, and ending with High Ash Moor where you will be rewarded with beautiful scenery of the surrounding areas.

>>> Best cycling sportives for beginners

Cycling Weekly Dartmoor Demon Sportive

When: 29th April 2017
Where: Exeter, Devon
More information: https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/cycling-weekly-dartmoor-demon-sportive/

As well as being one of the most difficult sportives on the calendar, the Dartmoor Demon is also one of the most spectacular as it gives riders a stunning sense of the Devon countryside. Shortly after starting off from Exeter racecourse you will pass through the spectacular Haldon Forest, and then after that you will take in the stunning surroundings of the Dartmoor National Park. To end you will cross the River Dart to finish back at the racecourse, after what should be a enjoyable ride.

Tour of Pembrokeshire

When: 20-21st May 2017
Where: Crug Glas County House Hotel, St. Davids
More information: http://www.tourofpembrokeshire.co.uk/

This year is the 10th edition of this wonderful event, and 2017 promises to be one of the best ones yet. With four new routes added it will give riders a wonderful taste of the Pembrokeshire area. The 80 and 130 mile route does contain an eye-watering amount of the climbing with the former having 8,000ft of climbing and the latter taking in 13,000ft of climbing. But with stunning coastal scenery and lovely views atop climbs this is certainly an event that should not be missed this summer.

>>> Best cycling sportives in Wales

Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales

When: 11th June 2017
Where: Margam Park, Port Talbot
More information: http://www.letapeuk.co.uk/wales/letape-wales/event-info/maps/

Part of the L’Etape Wales, the Dragon Ride beginning at Margam Park is one that will provide riders both a test, but also some superb views of South Wales. Organised by the Human Race and ASO this event hopes to bring the ‘spirit’ of the Tour de France to South Wales, and with plenty of climbing involved it will certainly feel like a Tour stage for the riders. On the Dragon Ride riders will be treated to the Bwlch and Rhigos climbs which will not only test their climbing ability it will give them some fabulous views over South Wales.

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Elite marathoners could run sub 2hrs say scientists


Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder believe elite runners could shave up to four and a half minutes off the present marathon world record

Will Kenyan Dennis Kimetto’s marathon world record of 2:02:57, set at Berlin Marathon in 2014, ever get beaten and will elite men marathoners be able to break the two-hour mark? A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder believe they can – and it’s all down to the maths.

They have laid out a series of mathematical calculations that show that elite men marathoners could shave about four and a half minutes off the current world record.

 Postdoctoral researcher Wouter Hoogkamer, who led the new study, explains the calculations for running a marathon in under two hours include the baseline physiological capacity to run Kimetto’s time. The team then considered biomechanical changes that could reduce energy consumption and improve running economy.

“People have been thinking about the magical sub-two-hour marathon for a long time,” said Hoogkamer. “Our calculations show that a sub-two-hour marathon time could happen right now, but it would require the right course and a lot of organisation.”

So how can they do it? For starters, say the researchers, the athletes would need shoes roughly 100 grams lighter than Kimetto’s world record shoes, which weighed 230 grams, or just over eight ounces each. A previous study led by Hoogkamer and Professor Roger Kram showed running in 130-gram shoes could shave 57 seconds off a marathon time.

In addition, a record-breaking elite runner would do best running the first 13 miles of the race as a loop course behind a wedge of marathon ‘pacemakers.’ “He would need to draft behind them on a route that blocks the wind like a paved loop through a pine forest”, said new study co-author Kram of the Department of Integrative Physiology.

“A 1971 study by a British scientist showed that one runner drafting one metre behind another runner in a wind tunnel can reduce air resistance by 93%. But even reducing air resistance for the drafting runner by just 36 percent would improve running economy by 2.7% the savings needed to facilitate a marathon time of 1:59.59 for an athlete capable of running a solo 2:03:00 marathon.”

The second half of the race, according to the new study, should be slightly downhill but still within the regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), with four top runners in a line, one behind the other.

 Hoogkamer said: “They would need to take turns blocking the air resistance and cooperatively “drafting” off of each other. This could reduce the metabolic cost of the drafting runners by about 5.9%, shaving about three minutes off the current world record.”

Alternatively, the CU Boulder study showed marathon runners in the second half of the hypothetical course could also shave off about three minutes of time in the marathon if they were lucky enough to have a strong tailwind approaching 13mph.

“We are not the first team to suggest such ideas to speed up marathon runners,” said Kram, who directs CU Boulder’s Locomotion Laboratory. “But we are the first to quantify each of the strategies with careful calculations in a single paper.”

“This study is significant for both scientists and serious marathon runners because we really delve into what we know about the exercise physiology of running, as well as the biomechanics of running,” said Assistant Professor Christopher Arellano of the University of Houston, a study co-author. “Now it’s up to scientists and the most elite marathon runners to put our ideas to the test.”

This study was published online in the journal Sports Medicine

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Luke Rowe: Why a good training partner is so important

“The perfect training partner is on time, motivated, reliable, has all the necessary kit, a tale to tell and knows a good route”

Welshman Luke Rowe is Team Sky’s Classics specialist and often the team’s road captain, and he writes exclusively each week for Cycling Weekly. He’s also a huge Cardiff Devils ice hockey fan

Us professional cyclists ride pretty much every day of the year and rack up a fair few hours in the saddle. And the best way of passing these long, and sometimes boring, hours is to surround yourself with a good few training partners.

The perfect training partner is on time, motivated, reliable, has all the necessary kit, a tale to tell and knows a good route. I have yet to meet this perfect person but I’ve got a few guys around me who come pretty close.

On time: most of the guys who come from the British Cycling programme are good — it’s the way it’s always been. Be on time or you may be riding alone. Owain Doull is the top time man!

>>> Luke Rowe reveals his cycling heroes

Motivated: you don’t want a whinger. Geraint ‘G’ Thomas is solid; he’s the guy who will always push you and suggest the extra hour.

Reliable: if you say let’s meet at the cafe at 10am and go from there, you don’t want a phone call at 10:08 from someone saying, “I’ll be there in five minutes,” or someone who will bail on you if it’s raining.

Sam Harrison lives in Wales all year round and gets some horrific weather, so come rain, hail, sleet or snow he won’t let you down!

All the gear: simply, being equipped for a puncture, have some cash in their pocket and a rain jacket. One name instantly springs to mind: Swifty [Ben Swift] — so organised, he even carries a Swiss Army Knife in his saddlebag.

A storyteller: only recently did I start riding with Astana’s Michael Valgren and he’s a top lad, a rival when we race but a top mate any other time. I recently did a six-hour ride with him and a few others, and it flew by. He didn’t shut up but it was great, full of funny stories.

Route master: you need someone who will occasionally show you a new road or a new climb; someone who knows all the twists, turns and cafes. Ian Boswell is king here. He knows all the roads down in the south of France and never ceases to get me lost despite living down there myself.

So all that is left to do now is somehow merge all the aforementioned folk and their respective attributes together and I would have the perfect training partner.

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New run course and name for Windsor tri


One of the UK’s most popular triathlons will become known as the Nuffield Health Royal Windsor Triathlon when it returns on 18 June 2017, and will feature a new run course that brings participents right into the heart of the Royal park.

For the first time the run of the Windsor Triathlon will take participants fully onto Royal grounds, running from the gates of the castle and into gorgeous Windsor Great Park, including the spectacular Long Walk, right in front of the world famous Windsor Castle.

Since 1990 the event’s unmistakeable run course has been hugely popular, giving triathletes the opportunity to race on closed roads alongside the walls of the castle, home to The Queen and over 900 years of Royal history.

Nick Rusling, CEO of organisers Human Race Events, said “It’s only appropriate that an event so important to the history of triathlon is given the Royal seal of approval. It’s a great honour for us to be able to use the Royal prefix and the stunning Long Walk, which we know people are going adore running on. It’s something we have been working towards for many years, and now we cannot wait for the 18th June!”

Windsor Triathlon – race tips

Windsor Triathlon 2015 – in pics

Nuffield Health have become the title partner of the Royal Windsor Triathlon, and will have a big presence across the event weekend. Chris Blackwell-Frost, Chief Customer Officer at Nuffield Health said “We are delighted to be title partner for the Royal Windsor Triathlon. This iconic event in the Triathlon calendar is renowned for being one of the top Olympic distance triathlons in the UK and as the official Health and Wellbeing Partner for Human Race we believe that we are the perfect partners to give expert advice on race preparation, training, recovery and injury prevention.”

 With over 2,000 people already signed up, an additional batch of places for the event are to be made available from www.humanrace.co.uk/triathlon .

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Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tiger Woods out with back injury & Masters doubt

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is a doubt for the Masters after pulling out of next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, saying he has “no timetable” for his return.

The 14-time major winner has been suffering with back problems and has not played since he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on 3 February.

Woods, 41, has won the Masters four times and the first major of the season begins at Augusta on 6 April.

“I’m especially disappointed because I wanted to help honour Arnold,” he said.

“This is one event I didn’t want to skip. Arnold has meant so much to me and my family; I thought of him as a close friend. He will be greatly missed and can never truly be replaced.”

Palmer, who won seven majors, died last September at the age of 87.

Woods who last played in the event at Bay Hill in Orlando in 2013 has won it a record eight times. No other player has won it more than twice.

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Holt and Howell Dominate First Night of Columbia Sectionals

Photo Courtesy: @SwimMoVal Twitter

By Katie Wingert, Swimming World College Intern.

Young upstarts like Holt and Howell owned the first night of Speedo Sectionals in Columbia, MO. The first day of competition–consumed completely by the 1000 freestyle–sets the tone for an exciting long weekend of fast swimming in the central zone.

On the men’s side, it was 15-year-old Evan Holt of Central North Swimming who dominated an experienced field in the distance event. Holt dropped a whopping 31.63 seconds from his seed time and climbed up from his tenth-seed rank to snatch the gold out of his elders’ fingertips. His blazing 9:18.51 was sustained with mathematically methodical 100-yard splits; all but the first two hundreds of his race were in the 56-second range.

The real race was for second in the men’s 1000. Adam Grimm of the Rec Plex Sharks followed Holt in 9:20.85, while Jonesboro’s Jack Little, the top seed in the event, touched just behind in 9:20.23. Grimm found immense closing speed in his final 100 (53.70) that no one else–including Little–could match.

As for the women, the forty-lap chase for gold came down to a touch. Despite a strong front half from the Kansas City Blazers’ Katherine Sullivan, it was Liberty Howell of SwimTulsa who brought home the race. Howell touched in 9:56.00 after an aggressive final fifty, while Sullivan stopped the clock in 9:56.35.

The next closest competitor was Alexis Daniels of the Clayton Shaw Park Tideriders, who stayed close to Sullivan and Howell for the first few hundreds but ultimately fell off the pace in the middle of the race. Eighteen-year-old Daniels achieved a respectable 10:04.25 for third.

The meet continues tomorrow–through Sunday–with a more extensive program. The 200 freestyle, the 100 breaststroke, the 100 butterfly, the 400 IM, and the 800 free relay are all slated for competition in the morning.

All results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2017 Speedo Sectionals Championship Series

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16-Year-Old Thomas Bretzmann Puts Up Strong Performance on Night One of Greensboro Speedo Sectionals

Photo Courtesy: Tia Patron/Tennessee Athletics

Speedo Sectionals kicked off tonight at Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina with the distance session.

The meet began with a close race between Bayley Frierson of Georgia’s Chattahoochee and Sinclair Larson of SwimMAC Carolina in the women’s 1000-yard freestyle, with Frierson coming out just on top with a 9:58.25. Larson was just behind in 9:59.79, dropping 20 seconds from her seed time to place second for SwimMAC and displace Asheville’s Abigail Kriegler. Larson and Frierson were the only women under 10:00.00, as Kriegler finished third in 10:05.91.

Another big time drop came from 16-year-old Thomas Bretzmann of North Carolina Aquatic Club in the men’s 1000, overtaking first-seed John Frith of New South Swimming for first place in a time of 9:11.85. Frith was runner-up, stopping the clock in 9:14.77. Lucas Johnson grabbed the third-place spot for SwimMAC, with a 9:16.63. SwimMAC athletes placed third, fourth, and fifth in the event, showcasing the team’s depth.

For the women’s 800 freestyle relay, SwimMAC Carolina’s A-team dominated the rest of the field by six seconds, with Julia Menkhaus, Heidi Lowe, Sophie Lindner, and Caroline Hauder combining for a time of 7:17.67. Chattahoochee Gold Swim Club put together a second-place relay finish in a time of 7:23.62, with Emma Cole blasting a 1:47.63 as anchor. This swim bodes well for her individual 200 tomorrow. Kentucky’s Cardinal Aquatic Club touched the wall third in 7:24.63. SwimMAC’s B-squad placed fourth.

Results for the men’s 800 freestyle relay were unavailable.

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Queens Sweeps 400 Medley Relays With An NCAA Record

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Women’s 400 Medley Relay

Queens University of Charlotte pulled out a win in a tight battle against Drury in the 400 medley relay, out-touching the Panthers 3:38.25 to 3:38.95. The Queens team of Hannah Peiffer (54.03), Michelle Prayson (1:01.49), Georgia DaCruz (52.42), and Kyrie Dobson (50.41) held off the Drury team to grab first and further Queens lead in the team race to 22 points over Drury.

The two teams were dead even after backstroke, and while Drury’s Zuzanna Chwadeczko pulled away on the breast leg Queen’s Georgia DaCruz had a monster split of 52.42 to get them back in the race and have the teams even going into the freestyle leg. Wingate wasn’t too far back in 3rd with a 3:39.44, thanks in large part to Alexis Divelbiss who had a great anchor leg of 49.00, the fastest in the field.

 Event 19  Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
  Division II: R 3:37.80  3/10/2016 Wingate
                          Arkhipova, Weiss, Dumur, Petrenko
    School                              Prelims     Finals Points 
                           === Championship Finals ===                            
  1 Queens (NC)                         3:41.51    3:38.35   40  
     1) Hannah Peiffer SR             2) r:0.47 Michelle Prayson SO   
     3) r:0.15 Georgia DaCruz FR      4) r:0.18 Kyrie Dobson SO       
             26.33        54.03 (54.03)
        1:22.32 (28.29)   1:55.52 (1:01.49)
        2:19.95 (24.43)     2:47.94 (52.42)
        3:11.32 (23.38)     3:38.35 (50.41)
  2 Drury                               3:41.60    3:38.95   34  
     1) Yekaterina Rudenko JR         2) r:0.40 Zuzanna Chwadeczko JR 
     3) r:0.45 Vera Johansson JR      4) r:0.35 Chrysoula Karamanou FR
             26.36        53.86 (53.86)
        1:21.46 (27.60)     1:53.79 (59.93)
        2:19.03 (25.24)     2:47.99 (54.20)
        3:11.94 (23.95)     3:38.95 (50.96)
  3 Wingate                             3:43.12    3:39.44   32  
     1) Viktoriya Arkhipova SR        2) r:0.30 Olga Kosheleva SR     
     3) r:0.05 Ebba Stillman FR       4) r:0.27 Alexis Divelbiss JR   
             26.70        54.74 (54.74)
        1:23.01 (28.27)   1:56.17 (1:01.43)
        2:21.13 (24.96)     2:50.44 (54.27)
        3:13.82 (23.38)     3:39.44 (49.00)
  4 Nova S'eastern                      3:42.66    3:42.59   30  
     1) Courtney Deveny JR            2) r:0.46 Malin Westman JR      
     3) r:0.48 Caroline Oster SO      4) r:0.20 Emma Wahlstrom SR     
             26.96        56.03 (56.03)
        1:24.11 (28.08)   1:56.25 (1:00.22)
        2:21.98 (25.73)     2:53.16 (56.91)
        3:16.65 (23.49)     3:42.59 (49.43)
  5 Cal Baptist                         3:45.98    3:44.28   28  
     1) Andrea Lailena SO             2) r:0.42 Alena Rumiantceva SR  
     3) r:0.36 Kristina Tchernshev SR 4) r:0.25 Hannah Evans SR       
             27.52        56.81 (56.81)
        1:25.62 (28.81)   1:59.22 (1:02.41)
        2:24.39 (25.17)     2:53.79 (54.57)
        3:17.73 (23.94)     3:44.28 (50.49)
  6 Wayne State                         3:44.56    3:44.73   26  
     1) Brenna Gabrielson SR          2) r:0.26 Manuela Ferreira SR   
     3) r:0.16 Abi Johns JR           4) r:0.24 Lezlie Bueno Esrada SO
             26.57        55.66 (55.66)
        1:24.39 (28.73)   1:57.71 (1:02.05)
        2:23.04 (25.33)     2:54.14 (56.43)
        3:18.02 (23.88)     3:44.73 (50.59)
  7 Fresno Pacific                      3:45.36    3:45.01   24  
     1) Olga Melnikova SO             2) r:0.27 Daria Belova JR       
     3) r:0.20 Bavindeep Basra JR     4) r:0.19 Laura Fornshell FR    
             26.91        55.79 (55.79)
        1:24.92 (29.13)   1:58.35 (1:02.56)
        2:24.20 (25.85)     2:54.51 (56.16)
        3:18.75 (24.24)     3:45.01 (50.50)
  8 Lindenwood                          3:45.17    3:45.16   22  
     1) Aleksandra Tomala FR          2) r:0.58 Ewa Dymarek JR        
     3) r:0.64 Hannah Vinyard SR      4) r:0.48 Simone de Rijcke SO   
             26.87        55.95 (55.95)
        1:25.20 (29.25)   1:58.57 (1:02.62)
        2:24.77 (26.20)     2:54.13 (55.56)
        3:18.93 (24.80)     3:45.16 (51.03)
                            === Consolation Finals ===                            
  9 UCSD                                3:46.96    3:45.91   18  
     1) Alexandra Rodman JR           2) r:0.25 Anshanika Phetbakul JR
     3) r:0.18 Jayna Wittenbrink JR   4) r:0.02 Haley Murphy JR       
             27.70        56.97 (56.97)
        1:26.29 (29.32)   1:59.92 (1:02.95)
        2:25.27 (25.35)     2:55.53 (55.61)
        3:19.45 (23.92)     3:45.91 (50.38)
 10 Saint Leo                           3:47.80    3:47.78   14  
     1) Maftuna Tuhtasinova SO        2) r:0.20 Nicole Weber SR       
     3) r:0.31 Natalia Garriock JR    4) r:0.15 Annie Lindstrom FR    
             27.79        57.78 (57.78)
        1:27.35 (29.57)   2:01.25 (1:03.47)
        2:27.18 (25.93)     2:56.99 (55.74)
        3:20.87 (23.88)     3:47.78 (50.79)
 11 Findlay                             3:48.26    3:47.91   12  
     1) Kathryn Samuelson FR          2) r:0.25 Hanna Cederholm FR    
     3) r:0.36 Meri Cizmar SR         4) r:0.21 Amanda Stiegal SO     
             27.93        57.51 (57.51)
        1:26.93 (29.42)   2:01.11 (1:03.60)
        2:26.28 (25.17)     2:56.81 (55.70)
        3:20.72 (23.91)     3:47.91 (51.10)
 12 Indy                                3:48.09    3:48.33   10  
     1) Agnieska Malecka SR           2) r:0.30 Athina Konstantnidi FR
     3) r:0.07 Sotia Neophytou FR     4) r:0.06 Malvina Shoukri JR    
             28.64        58.52 (58.52)
        1:27.70 (29.18)   2:01.90 (1:03.38)
        2:27.04 (25.14)     2:56.57 (54.67)
        3:20.84 (24.27)     3:48.33 (51.76)
 13 West Chester                        3:47.83    3:49.35    8  
     1) Megan Burns SO                2) r:0.21 Emelie Johannson SO   
     3) r:0.22 Meghan Keithly FR      4) r:0.26 Mikaela Lantz FR      
             27.85        57.67 (57.67)
        1:27.87 (30.20)   2:02.57 (1:04.90)
        2:28.53 (25.96)     2:58.06 (55.49)
        3:22.18 (24.12)     3:49.35 (51.29)
 14 Grand Valley                        3:47.64    3:49.56    6  
     1) Meghan Falconer SR            2) r:+0.23 Emily Gallagher SR   
     3) r:+0.40 Mercedes Martinez SO  4) r:0.30 Leonie Van Noort SR   
             27.90        57.84 (57.84)
        1:26.71 (28.87)   2:01.20 (1:03.36)
        2:26.55 (25.35)     2:57.46 (56.26)
        3:22.50 (25.04)     3:49.56 (52.10)
 15 Saginaw Valley                      3:48.01    3:50.38    4  
     1) Amanda Thielen SO             2) r:0.29 Lydia Mattar SO       
     3) r:0.17 Alexa Bloom FR         4) r:0.27 Melanie Soenksen JR   
             27.71        57.11 (57.11)
        1:26.95 (29.84)   2:01.52 (1:04.41)
        2:26.99 (25.47)     2:58.70 (57.18)
        3:22.49 (23.79)     3:50.38 (51.68)
 16 Cal State East B                    3:48.62    3:52.20    2  
     1) Mariam Lowe SR                2) r:0.33 Claire Beaty JR       
     3) r:0.30 Vivy Hua SO            4) r:0.19 Madison Gail-Haaino SR
             27.52        57.52 (57.52)
        1:27.87 (30.35)   2:02.96 (1:05.44)
        2:29.42 (26.46)     3:00.52 (57.56)
        3:24.70 (24.18)     3:52.20 (51.68)

Men’s 400 Medley Relay Prelim Results

The Queens men ended the second night of finals with a dominating swim in the 400 medley relay, blasting through the existing NCAA record to become the first team under 3:08 in Division II history. The team of Paul Pijulet (46.68), Rostyslav Fedyna (52.20), Marius Kusch (45.55), and Dion Dreesens (42.95) combined to win the event in convincing fashion and push Queens to a 109 point lead over 2nd place Drury.

Nova Southeastern was 2nd in 3:11.81 courtesy of a 51.65 breaststroke split from Anton Lobanov, the fastest in the field, while Fresno Pacific rounded off the podium with a 3:12.30.

 Event 20  Men 400 Yard Medley Relay
  Division II: R 3:08.07  3/12/2015 Queens (NC)
                          Suther, Eriksson, Josa, Taylor
    School                              Prelims     Finals Points 
                           === Championship Finals ===                            
  1 Queens (NC)                         3:10.34    3:07.38R  40  
     1) Paul Pijulet JR               2) r:0.29 Rostyslav Fedyna SR   
     3) r:0.37 Marius Kusch SO        4) r:0.46 Dion Dreesens SR      
             22.58        46.68 (46.68)
        1:10.37 (23.69)     1:38.88 (52.20)
        1:59.83 (20.95)     2:24.43 (45.55)
        2:44.81 (20.38)     3:07.38 (42.95)
  2 Nova S'eastern                      3:12.60    3:11.81   34  
     1) Marco Aldabe SR               2) r:+0.26 Anton Lobanov JR     
     3) r:0.30 Thiago Sickert SR      4) r:0.25 Malique Elder JR      
             23.38        49.32 (49.32)
        1:13.33 (24.01)     1:40.97 (51.65)
        2:02.30 (21.33)     2:27.78 (46.81)
        2:48.63 (20.85)     3:11.81 (44.03)
  3 Fresno Pacific                      3:13.06    3:12.30   32  
     1) Luka Barisic JR               2) r:+0.18 Maksim Shcherbakov JR
     3) r:0.19 Aleksei Averchenko FR  4) r:0.18 Dmitry Belolipeskiy FR
             23.78        49.95 (49.95)
        1:13.98 (24.03)     1:41.71 (51.76)
        2:03.26 (21.55)     2:28.57 (46.86)
        2:49.28 (20.71)     3:12.30 (43.73)
  4 Wayne State                         3:13.69    3:12.67   30  
     1) Dmytro Drobnych SO            2) r:0.34 Sasha Palazzo FR      
     3) r:0.05 Rasmus Olsen SO        4) r:0.24 Tyler Roshak JR       
             23.03        47.80 (47.80)
        1:12.30 (24.50)     1:40.85 (53.05)
        2:02.42 (21.57)     2:28.40 (47.55)
        2:49.54 (21.14)     3:12.67 (44.27)
  5 Grand Valley                        3:13.36    3:12.81   28  
     1) Harry Shalamon FR             2) r:0.20 Marius Mikalauskas SO 
     3) r:0.25 Gabriel Souza JR       4) r:0.20 Benjamin Walling SO   
             23.70        48.71 (48.71)
        1:13.47 (24.76)     1:42.51 (53.80)
        2:03.81 (21.30)     2:29.17 (46.66)
        2:49.80 (20.63)     3:12.81 (43.64)
  6 Drury                               3:13.07    3:13.21   26  
     1) Joan Casanovas FR             2) r:0.38 Andrea Bazzoli SO     
     3) r:0.32 Jun Han Kim SR         4) r:0.20 Rodrigo Caceres JR    
             23.57        48.60 (48.60)
        1:13.11 (24.51)     1:42.41 (53.81)
        2:04.13 (21.72)     2:29.26 (46.85)
        2:49.82 (20.56)     3:13.21 (43.95)
  7 Florida Southern                    3:13.55    3:13.82   24  
     1) Marco Palacios SR             2) r:0.20 Luis Jasso JR         
     3) r:0.06 Diego Gimenez SR       4) r:0.18 Noah Franz JR         
             22.35        48.09 (48.09)
        1:12.99 (24.90)     1:41.53 (53.44)
        2:03.27 (21.74)     2:30.09 (48.56)
        2:50.85 (20.76)     3:13.82 (43.73)
  8 Lindenwood                          3:13.31    3:14.64   22  
     1) Serghei Golban JR             2) r:+0.39 Joseph Martin SR     
     3) r:+0.58 Matheus Isidro FR     4) r:0.29 Joao Silveira FR      
             22.36        46.67 (46.67)
        1:12.24 (25.57)     1:42.19 (55.52)
        2:04.79 (22.60)     2:30.74 (48.55)
        2:51.18 (20.44)     3:14.64 (43.90)
                            === Consolation Finals ===                            
  9 Limestone                           3:14.05    3:13.53   18  
     1) Jake Minasi JR                2) r:0.26 Tobias Feigl SR       
     3) r:0.21 Emil Moller JR         4) r:0.12 Alan Parsons SR       
             23.38        48.24 (48.24)
        1:13.15 (24.91)     1:42.02 (53.78)
        2:03.80 (21.78)     2:29.43 (47.41)
        2:50.41 (20.98)     3:13.53 (44.10)
 10 Bloomsburg                          3:16.01    3:15.68   14  
     1) Josh Grzech JR                2) r:0.17 Eric Usbeck SR        
     3) r:0.37 Samuel Feiser JR       4) r:0.18 Kyle Dix SO           
             23.92        49.81 (49.81)
        1:14.32 (24.51)     1:43.43 (53.62)
        2:05.17 (21.74)     2:31.23 (47.80)
        2:52.32 (21.09)     3:15.68 (44.45)
 11 UCSD                                3:17.80    3:16.94   12  
     1) Michael Cohn FR               2) r:0.29 Edgar Chin FR         
     3) r:0.17 Garrett Tse SO         4) r:0.09 Kevin Wylder JR       
             23.94        49.04 (49.04)
        1:14.77 (25.73)     1:44.08 (55.04)
        2:05.93 (21.85)     2:32.35 (48.27)
        2:52.99 (20.64)     3:16.94 (44.59)
 12 Delta State                         3:18.39    3:17.31   10  
     1) Cody Lavoie JR                2) r:0.17 Matteo Fraschi SR     
     3) r:0.26 Adam Charlton SO       4) r:0.21 Fabrice Wendel SR     
             24.39        50.14 (50.14)
        1:14.54 (24.40)     1:43.11 (52.97)
        2:05.81 (22.70)     2:32.63 (49.52)
        2:53.63 (21.00)     3:17.31 (44.68)
 13 Colorado Mesa                       3:18.83    3:17.73    8  
     1) Eric Berg SO                  2) r:0.35 Joshua Bedford JR     
     3) r:0.16 Christopher Radmski JR 4) r:0.24 Skyler Hirsch JR      
             24.17        50.55 (50.55)
        1:15.99 (25.44)     1:45.37 (54.82)
        2:07.25 (21.88)     2:33.02 (47.65)
        2:54.27 (21.25)     3:17.73 (44.71)
 14 West Chester                        3:18.80    3:18.32    6  
     1) Austin Doss JR                2) r:0.23 Michael Oliver SR     
     3) r:0.31 Shota Nakano JR        4) r:0.18 Victor Polyakov SR    
             24.61        50.57 (50.57)
        1:15.80 (25.23)     1:45.24 (54.67)
        2:07.56 (22.32)     2:33.85 (48.61)
        2:54.85 (21.00)     3:18.32 (44.47)
 15 Missouri S & T                      3:18.10    3:18.57    4  
     1) Aaron Taske FR                2) r:0.17 Miguel Chavez SR      
     3) r:0.46 Eirik Nielsen JR       4) r:0.23 Jonathan Glaser SR    
             24.69        51.39 (51.39)
        1:16.42 (25.03)     1:45.11 (53.72)
        2:07.60 (22.49)     2:33.75 (48.64)
        2:55.16 (21.41)     3:18.57 (44.82)
 16 TAMPA                               3:18.31    3:18.70    2  
     1) Ethan Harrington FR           2) r:+0.12 Nicholas Stoski SR   
     3) r:+0.34 Marc-Oliver Caron SO  4) r:0.17 Martin Hammer SR      
             24.09        49.65 (49.65)
        1:15.53 (25.88)     1:46.16 (56.51)
        2:08.64 (22.48)     2:35.51 (49.35)
        2:56.47 (20.96)     3:18.70 (43.19)

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Melissa Pish, Jacob Furlong Open Speedo Sectionals Iowa City With 1000 Free Victories

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Speedo Sectionals action in Iowa City began tonight with the men’s and women’s 1000 freestyles and some relay time trials.

Melissa Pish won the event as the only swimmer under ten minutes. The high school junior from Waves Bloomington was entered with a long course time. Nevertheless, the Duke commit posted a 9:50.78 to win the meet’s first event.

Kelli McCarthy of Edina Swim Club held on to her second seed with a 10:01.64. The 17 year old out touched Red River Valley’s Alexis Ljunggren who finished in 10:01.72.

In what is listed as a time trial on Meet Mobile, Waves Bloomington’s Noelle Peplowski clocked an impressive 10:02.51.

Chicago Wolfpack’s Jacob Furlong edged Black Hawk Area’s Dylan Moffatt for the men’s title as the two finished in 9:16.34 and 9:17.21. Moffatt is only 14 years old. Mitchell Gavars of Barrington Swim finished third with a 9:29.92.

Fort Collins Area Swim Team dominated the girls’ 200 medley relay time trial. The A team of Bayley StewartZoe BartelColeen Gillilan, and Kylee Alons touched in 21.94. While the team’s A squad was DQed, the B team of Stewart, Audrey ReimerAndrea Niemann, and Sidney Trimm posted a 1:36.39 to win the 200 freestyle relay time trial.

Fort Collins also went after the men’s relay time trials. William KovacJoshua PalesLoren Gillilan, and Shamzi Alkaff combined for a 1:32.29 in the 200 medley relay. Gillilan, Alex Dragan, Kovac, and Alkaff touched in 1:23.97 to win the 200 freestyle relay.

Full results on Meet Mobile- 2017 Speedo Sectionals at Iowa City, IA.

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