Barrington, Illinois 17-year-old Kirsten Jacobsen capped off a successful Iowa City Sectional meet with double wins on the final day, winning the shortest and longest events of the session.
Jacobsen first took the 1650 free, going 16:06.66 to smash the meet record and actually approach the pool record of 16:00.44 set by Indiana standout Lindsey Vrooman back in 2012.
Jacobsen came back to win the 100 free later on in the night, going 50.03 and topping Clovis Swim Club’s Danielle Herrmann, who had been the big winner of the meet to that point. Jacobsen would also split a nice 49.46 on the 400 free relay to close the meet.
On the men’s side, two meet records fell. Kenneth Mende, swimming unattached, just snuck under an 11-year-old meet record in the 200 back, winning the race in 1:44.07. A couple events later, Harvard junior Christian Carbone went 1:46.65 to break the meet record in the 200 fly. Carbone is originally from Iowa and has one more season of eligibility left with Harvard.
Mitchell Aquatics’ 16-year-old Tevyn Waddell continued her impressive meet, taking her third overall win with a 1:58.95 in the 200 backstroke. Also adding wins to their weekend total was Clovis Swim Club’s Carl Weigley, who took the men’s 100 free in 43.97.
Clovis also swept the 400 free relays. Weigley led off in 44.02 to help the Clovis men win in 3:02.06, and Herrmann’s 51.01 leadoff leg powered the Clovis women to the title in 3:24.51, a new meet record.
Other event winners:
- Andrew Eisen took home the men’s 1650 free title, going 15:32.24 to win by about ten seconds.
- Linn-Mar 16-year-old Kelsey Drake won the women’s 200 fly, putting up a time of 2:01.24.