Breeja Larson Posts 2:04 200 Breast at Phoenix Sectionals Day 1

2018 Four Corners Speedo Sectional Championship

  • Thursday-Sunday, March 22nd-25th
  • Phoenix Country Day School Dady Aquatic Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Short Course Yards (SCY)
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Results

TOP 5 TEAM SCORES (DAY 1)

WOMEN

  1. Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 573
  2. Phoenix Swim Club – 371
  3. Pitchfork Aquatics – 354
  4. Mesa Aquatics Club – 351
  5. Flatiron Athletic Club – 274

MEN

  1. Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 661
  2. Mesa Aquatics Club – 455
  3. Phoenix Swim Club – 441
  4. Pitchfork Aquatics – 418
  5. Flatiron Athletic Club – 274

Olympic Gold Medalist Breeja Larson won the first individual event of the meet, taking 1st in the 100 free with a 49.21. She was out in 23.53 and back in 25.68, marking the fastest splits on both 50s in the field. UCLA recruit Claire Grover came in 2nd, posting a 49.62. Both Larson and Grover went best times, with Larson coming in under her best of 49.74 from  February of last year, and Grover coming in under her best of 49.90, which she set earlier this month.

Larson then went on to post her 4th fastest 200 breast ever, throwing down a 2:04.76 to win the event by over 7 seconds. Larson has been 2:04.48 twice, and 2:04.71 previously in her career. The way Larson was out, it looked like she might match Lilly King‘s 2:02.60 from the NCAAs. She was 1:31.47 at the 150, and posted 31s on the middle 2 50s, but went 33.29 on the final 50, moving her off the pace.

13 year old Flatiron teammates Mary Codevilla and Chase Davison went 2-3 in the women’s 200 breast, posting times of 2:12.08 and 2:12.11 respectively. Codevilla’s time ties Katie Hoff for 5th in the all-time 13-14 girls rankings, and Davison comes in 7th. At 13, both girls are within 2 seconds of Allie Szekely‘s NAG of 2:10.22.

14 year old Kennedy Noble took the women’s 200 back in a best time 1:57.54. She was the only swimmer in the field to be under 30 seconds on the final 50. Her last 3 50s were also only separated by .31 seconds, coming in at 29.71, 30.02, and 29.89.

17 year old Benjamin Miller took the men’s 200 fly with a 1:45.88, winning by 2.5 seconds. That time marks Miller’s fastest performance ever by over half a second. His previous best was 1:46.45 from Speedo Juniors West back in December.

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Dunc1952

Breeja’s time, in a race she won by over 8 seconds, would have been 3rd at NCAAs this year.

Dunc1952

Her best times were done in 2012, 2014 and 2017; she must be working out in a good breaststroke group.

iLikePsych

Great to see her still swimming and doing well!

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