2018 SPEEDO SECTIONALS SPRING LONG COURSE (BUFFALO)
- Thursday-Sunday, March 22-25th
- Erie Community College, Buffalo, NY
- Long Course Meters (LCM)
- Psych Sheet
- Results on MeetMobile, search “2018 Speedo Sectional Championship”
On the 2nd day of the Buffalo Sectionals meet, finals kicked off with an intense women’s 200 free final between 16 year olds Sophia Kudryashova, Madelyn Donohoe, and Megan Drumm, posting times of 2:03.70, 2:03.79, and 2:04.97. Drumm was out the fastest by a second, hitting the 1st 50 in 28.08, compared to 29.05 from Kudryashova and 29.69 from Donohoe. Drumm was then really consistent on her last 3 50s, posting splits of 32.27, 32.55, and 32.07, but ended up 3rd. At the 100 mark, Kudryashova had taken over, hitting in 1:00.15 to Drumm’s 1:00.35, and Donohoe’s 1:00.89. Kudryashova and Donohoe then split the same on the 3rd 50, 32.32. Donohoe then threw down a a 30.58 on the final 50, compared to Kudryashova’s 31.23, but it was just barely not enough for Donohoe to pull out the win.
15 year old Oludare Rose threw down a best time 1:52.08 to win the men’s 200 free, posting the 54th fastest time for a 15-16 ever, just ahead of Sean Grieshop. Rose split the race well, putting up 50 splits of 26.49, 28.35, 29.03, and 28.21. He went out faster than runner-up Mason Gonzalez, 54.84 to 55.42, and held on to that lead through the finish. Gonzalez finished in 1:52.67.
14 year olds Summer Smith and Ella Ogden came in 1st and 3rd in the women’s 100 fly, posting times of 1:03.22 and 1:04.20 respectively. Gianna Spremullo (16) came in 2nd with a 1:03.70. Smith split the race shockingly tight, going out 30.74 and coming back in 32.48. Her 2nd 50 was the fastest in the field by well over a second.
Auburn recruit Matthew Yish went a 54.83 to win the men’s 100 fly. That time comes in off his personal best of 54.05, but is still a good time for March. Yish won in a very tight race with River Wright (54.95), and Mason Gonzalez (55.03). Gonzalez came back the fastest in the field (28.84), but was out slower than both Yish and Wright.
Makayla Sargent won the women’s 400 IM with a 4:49.32, about 3 seconds off her personal best of 4:46.07. She split the race well all the way around, posting 100s of 1:05.66, 1:14.15, 1:22.49, and 1:07.02.