2016 SPEEDO SECTION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP
- Brown Deer, WI
- Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center
- Meet Central
- Results: Meet Mobile
After posting a 55.55 to win the 100 free last night, Ozaukee Aquatics’ Katie Drabot dropped a 1:59.72 to easily win the 200 free tonight in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. That time is a bit over a second off of the Stanford commit’s lifetime best of 1:58.58 from the 2015 U.S. Summer Nationals, and she was the only finisher under two minutes. 2nd went to NASA’s Reilly Lanigan, who will head to Notre Dame this fall, at 2:02.57 for a new lifetime best.
Drabot’s Ozaukee teammate Autumn Haebig took the women’s 100 back title with a 1:02.43, while Brett Pinfold of Wisconsin Aquatics dropped a lifetime best of 55.38 to win the men’s 100 back.
Academy’s Alexis Preski, an Alabama commit, swam a 4:56.54 to take the women’s 400 IM by almost three seconds over 16-year-old Lucia Rizzo of Riptide (4:59.47). Preski’s teammate on the Academy Bullets, Joseph Milinovich, was just off of his lifetime best with a strong 4:26.14 for the win on the men’s side.
Wisconsin Aquatics won the men’s 400 free relay with a 3:25.90, with a 50.93 from third-leg Sean Maloney and a 50.15 anchor leg from Pinfold. Maloney was the 200 free victor, posting a 1:51.27 to win by over two seconds.
In the women’s 400 free relay, the race came down to the touch between Ozaukee Aquatics and Wisconsin Aquatics. Wisconsin was out to a big lead, but Drabot came back with a 55.03 anchor leg to put Ozaukee ahead, 3:50.32 to 3:50.40. NASA finished third in 3:52.07, getting a 57.43 from Lanigan and a 57.35 from last night’s 800 free runner-up, Ella Tierney.