Austin Sectionals Day 4: Pickrem Picks up 200 IM, Trostok 50 Free

2016 Austin Sectionals

  • July 7 – July 10, 2016
  • Location: Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center
  • Live Results

Sydney Pickrem picked up another win in the 200 IM this evening with a time of 2:14.73.  Crushing the field by nearly seven second, Pickrem pulled away from the field after the fly to easily out-split the field on the latter three legs of the medley.  Coming in second was Dakota Luther of local Austin Swim Club with a time of 2:21.34, which skates under the Junior Nationals qualifying standard by five-one-hundredths of a second.  Aggie Jessica Sloan took third with a time of 2:21.41.

The men’s 200 IM was won by Dallas Mustang Duncan Lee.  Lee’s winning time of 2:08.61 was just under the Junior Nationals qualifying time.  Fellow Mustang Felix Van Cauwe took 2nd place with a 2:09.98.

Haley Yelle ran away with the women’s 800 free, winning the race by over 9 seconds and simultaneously qualifying for Junior Nationals in a time of 8:55.23.  15-year-old Ashlyn Fiorilli took 2nd in 9:04.97, just out-touching 3rd-place finisher Ellery Parish who touched in 9:04.99.  Back in 15th-place was Margaret Mabry, who at 12-years-old was the youngest in the field by three years.

The men’s distance event of the day, the 1500, was won by Zachary Yeadon in a time of 15:44.20, skating under the U.S. Open qualifying time.  On the opposite end of the freestyle spectrum, 16-year-old Matthew Willenbring captured the 50 free title with a 23.56, just two-one-hundredths ahead of second-place Joao Victor Mes of Louisiana State.  The women’s 50 freestyle title went to Louisiana State’s Leah Trostok in a time of 26.09.  Trostok also took the 100 free earlier this week in a time of 56.17.

Individual Event Winners:

  • Women’s 200 IM: Sydney Pickrem, 2:14.73
  • Men’s 200 IM: Duncan Lee, 2:08.61
  • Women’s 800 Free: Haley Yelle, 8:55.23
  • Men’s 50 Free: Matthew Willenbring, 23.56
  • Women’s 50 Free: Leah Trostok, 26.09


  • Women’s 400 Medley Relay: Austin Swim Club, 4:16.16
  • Men’s 400 Medley Relay: Lakeside Aquatic, 3:56.38

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7 years ago

I’m pretty sure it’s Matt Willenbring, not Matt Willenb.

7 years ago

That Willenbring is one tall drink of water

7 years ago

At Florida Sectiobal Matae from Scarlet Aquatics went 2:09.11… great swim

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7 years ago

what event? male or female?

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