2 Meet Records Down, Bell Earns 4th Top-10 Time at Federal Way


On the final day of the Federal Way Sectionals meet, 2 more meet records were taken down. Along the way, 14-year-old Lucerne Bell (Fort Collins Area) earned herself her 4th top 10 time on the all-time 13-14 rankings this weekend in the 200 IM.

Bell had the top time in the 200 IM prelims with a 1:58.66, ranking #9 for her age group. In finals, Bell gained to 2:02.30 and finished fourth. Here is the full list of top-10 times Bell has achieved over the 4-day meet:

  • #3: 200 fly- 1:55.78
  • #6: 100 fly- 52.94
  • #9: 400 IM- 4:12.42
  • #9: 200 IM- 1:58.66

Sarah DiMeco (Bellevue) and Ethan Heasley (Hillsboro) won their respective 1650 free races with a 16:22.92 and 15:03.24. For Heasley, he finished his race with a 1650 free meet record by 0.33 seconds. Both Dimeco and Heasley accomplished a four-event distance sweep with their wins in the 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, and 400 IM throughout the weekend.

More Day 4 (Sunday) Highlights:

  • Tyler Lu (Seattle Metropolitan) broke the 2015 meet record in the 200 IM of 1:46.38 with a 1:45.58.
  • Janelle Rudolph (Pro Swimming) won the 200 IM with a 1:58.43. Check 15-16 ranks. Her second victory of the night was in the 50 free with a 22.49.
  • Caspar Corbeau (Tualatin Hills) took his second victory of the meet in the 50 free, breaking 20 seconds with a 19.85. Scratching from finals was Aukai Lileikis of Iolani Swim Club, who had the fastest prelims time with a 19.83.
  • The University of Denver Hilltoppers’ 400 medley relay of Sydney Silver (54.70), Emma Weber (1:00.89), Holley Dennis (54.65),and Anna Shaw (49.83) took the top time with a 3:40.07.
  • Maxwell Woodbury (50.08), Brett Champlin (55.17), Ethan Heasley (47.24), and Luke Thornbrue (44.81) won the boys’ 400 medley relay with a 3:17.30, stopping the University of Denver Hilltoppers’ relay by 0.54 seconds.

Final Team Scores:

Top 5 Boys

  1. Hillsboro Swim Team- 836
  2. University of Denver Hilltoppers- 744
  3. Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club- 679
  4. Bellevue Club Swim Team- 637
  5. Charger Aquatics- 622

Top 5 Girls

  1. Bellevue Club Swim Team- 1583
  2. Tualatin Hills Swim Club- 914.50
  3. Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club- 860
  4. University of Denver Hilltoppers- 846.50
  5. Fort Collins Area Swim Club- 692

Top 5 Combined

  1. Bellevue Club Swim Team- 2220
  2. University of Denver Hilltoppers- 1590.50
  3. Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club- 1539
  4. Tualatin Hills Swim Club- 1520.50
  5. Fort Collins Area Swim Club- 1039

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