2021 Region VIII Summer Sectionals
- July 14-18, 2021
- Shawnee Mission Aquatic Center, Lenexa, Kansas
- Long Course Meters (LCM)
- Results on MeetMobile: “2021 Region VIII Summer Sectionals”
On the second day of the Region VIII Summer Sectional meet being held in Lenexa, Kansas, swimmers competed in the 400 IM, 100 fly, and 200 free.
In the women’s 400 IM, it was the University of Nebraska’s Berkeley Livingston who posted the fastest time of 5:01.43 by a narrow margin over the youngest competitor in the field, Sydney Schoeck. Only 13-years old, Schoeck finished in 5:01.85. The swim was a big lifetime best for Schoeck, who now ranks as the third-fastest performer in the 13-14 age group this year.
Livingston, the winner, took 20th in the short course 400 IM earlier this year at the 2021 Big-10 Swimming and Diving Championships as a sophomore. She’s been about a second faster than her time on Thursday.
Topping the field in the men’s race was Alec Enyeart, a member of the University of Minnesota’s class of 2022 from Tsunami Swim Team of KC. Enyeart won the race in 4:31.84. Just behind Enyeart in the race was a pair of 15-year olds, with Kalvin Hahn (4:34.33) taking second and Ryan Healy (4:34.37) claiming third.
From Springfield Aquatics and committed to the University of Tennessee, Kate McCarville topped the field in the 100 fly. McCarville beat out her teammate, Aubree Brouwer, with a finals time of 1:00.49. McCarville wasn’t done after winning her first race of the night, as she added another win in the 200 free. She won that race by almost two and half seconds with a time of 2:03.37.
While McCarville has yet to begin her time as a Vol, Micah Chambers, who won the men’s 100 fly, is coming off of his freshman year in Knoxville. Chambers won by nearly a second, shaving over half of a second of his previous best to touch in 54.29. Benjamin Harris took second with a time of 55.20, while William Ingram (55.64) rounded out the top three.
Finishing out day two’s competition was Noah Yanchulis in the men’s 200 free. Yanchulis, who is 24-years old and previously swam for Seton Hall, was just off of his lifetime best of 1:53.10 from 2019, touching in 1:53.54.