Alabama Commit Cathryn Salladin Repeats in 1000 Free at Carlsbad Sect.

2018 Carlsbad Sectional Championships

  • March 1st-4th, 2018
  • Alga Norte Aquatics Center, North Coast Aquatics, San Diego, California
  • 25y (SCY) course
  • Meet Results on Meet Mobile – “2018 SI Speedo Sectionals Carlsbad”

Day 1 of the 2018 Carlsbad Sectional meet was a two-race timed finals section that knocked two of the longest races, the women’s 1000 free and men’s 1650 free, off the books.

The first race, the girls’ 1000, saw FAST senior Cathryn Salladin win in 9:50.59. That’s almost exactly the same time as the 9:50.54 that she swam to win last year (she’s been 9:40 in between the two swims). She’ll head to Alabama next season to begin her college career.

Stephanie Su took 2nd in 9:54.31, and 16-year old Liberty Williams took 3rd in 9:56.16. While not quite a best time, it is a 20-second drop from this same meet last year, where she was just 14th place.

In the boys’ 1650 free, a wide open race with last year’s top-2 finishers now graduated, Kevin Vargas won in 15:21.87. He beat out NOVA 17-year old Christopher Mykkanen, who took 2nd in 15:25.98. Vargas built his lead earlyy, already holding a 5-second margin by the 800-yard mark of the race.

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