17-Year-Old Seneca Oddo Breaks 45 Seconds in 100 Free to Cap Christiansburg Sectionals

by Riley Overend 2

March 27th, 2023 Club, News, Previews & Recaps


Seneca Oddo closed out the 2023 Christiansburg Sectionals with a victory in the 100-yard freestyle on Sunday afternoon.

The Kentucky Aquatics standout dipped under 45 seconds for the first time on the last day of the meet with a 44.72, shaving a few tenths off his previous-best 45.02 from last week.

Fellow 17-year-old Zach Zornan Ferguson of Racer X Aquatics wasn’t far behind Oddo with a 45.10 for a runner-up finish.

The 100 free was also fast on the girls side, with Wilmington Aquatic Club 17-year-old Rachel Bockrath winning by more than a second with a 49.59. The Ohio State commit was just off her personal-best 49.32 from February.

The boys’ 200 back featured a fun battle between 18-year-old Jake Lowrey (1:49.37) and 16-year-old Kade Snyder (1:49.46), who were separated by less than a tenth of a second. Lowrey, a Brown commit, was slightly off his personal-best 1:49.20 from December. Snyder posted a huge time drop, taking almost four seconds off his previous-best 1:53.45 from February.

Other Day 4 Winners

  • Nittany Lion Aquatic Club 18-year-old Jade Castro cruised to victory by more than a second in the 200 back with a 1:57.41, about half a second slower than Auburn commit’s lifetime best from December (1:56.90).
  • After placing 2nd in the 200 back (1:58.48), North Carolina Aquatic Club 18-year-old Eva Boehlke got back on top of the podium in the 200 IM with a time of 2:00.98. The UCSD commit was a second slower than her personal-best 1:59.56.
  • Kentucky Aquatics 18-year-old Alex Ochsenbein triumphed in the men’s 200 IM with a time of 1:49.15, slightly off the Missouri commit’s personal-best 1:48.23 from last month.

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The real bing chilling
2 months ago

We want oddo

2 months ago

What a beast

About Riley Overend

Riley is an associate editor interested in the stories taking place outside of the pool just as much as the drama between the lane lines. A 2019 graduate of Boston College, he arrived at SwimSwam in April of 2022 after three years as a sports reporter and sports editor at newspapers …

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