Andison, Berkoff, Visscher Highlight Gresham Sectional Psych Sheets

2017 GRESHAM SECTIONALS

Psych sheets have been released for the upcoming Gresham Sectionals in Oregon this weekend, with a lot of talent especially on the women’s side. The meet is hosted by Mt. Hood Aquatics.

Bailey Andison is one of the highest profile swimmer racing on the women’s side. Andison is a rising junior at Denver, and she scored in both IM’s at the 2017 NCAA Championships, including a 5th place finish in the 400 IM. This April, she qualified for the 2017 World University Games at Canadian Trials, after finishing 5th in both IM’s at that meet. Andison is the #1 seed by huge margins in both IM’s with her times of 2:13.60 and 4:48.33, respectively. No other entrant is seeded under 2:20 in the 200 and 4:57 in the 400. She’s also entered in the 100 and 200 breast, 50 free, and 200 back, though she will be racing for sectional titles in the breaststrokes despite being entered with yards times that seed her way down the psych sheets.

Another Denver swimmer, Sid Farber, will look to collect some sprint titles in Gresham. Farber just finished a successful freshman year with the Pioneers, where he broke the 50 free school record leading off Denver’s 200 free relay at NCAAs, which placed 17th. That relay also broke the school record. Farber is the top seed in the 50 free this weekend (23.06), while he’s seeded 2nd in the 100 free (50.34) behind his Denver teammate Ryno Bornman, 32nd in the 100 fly, and 43rd in the 200 free.

Meanwhile, one of the nation’s best young backstrokers, Missoula Aquatics’ Katharine Berkoff, is poised to take multiple events this weekend. The daughter of four-time Olympic medalist David Berkoff (a backstroke specialist), she’s the top seed in the 100 back (1:01.55) and the #2 seed in the 200 back (2:14.12) behind Wasatch Front Fish Market’s Rhyan White (2:12.36). K. Berkoff’s brother Cale Berkoff is also swimming in this meet, and, you guessed it, he’s also a backstroker. C. Berkoff is the 3rd seed in the 200 back and 4th in the 100 back.

Rising Louisville sophomore Jillian Visscher leads the way in the women’s 50 and 100 free. Her times of 25.31 and 56.30 come from her meet at 2017 Worlds Trials, and she’s building off of a very strong freshman year full of best times into her sophomore year. In the sprint free, she’ll go head-to-head with incoming Arizona freshman Jamie Stone, who is seeded 2nd in both of those races at 26.05 and 56.39, respectively. Visscher’s Louisville teammate Keegan Foulke is also swimming this weekend, seeded 1st in the 400 IM and 2nd in the 200 breast.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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