The 200 breaststrokers were the highlight of Wednesday night’s action in Shenandoah, Texas, as Breeja Larson and Thiago Parravicini put up big times in winning Speedo Sectional titles.
Parravicini, the Division II national record-holder for Incarnate Word, blew away the men’s 200 breast field with a 2:18.01. The Brazilian was out in a quick 1:06.2 en route to a 4-second win. Meanwhile Texas A&M grad and Olympian Larson took home the women’s title, going 2:26.71 in what should be her final tune-up before nationals. Larson won by nearly six seconds.
Georgia Bulldog Maddy Locus won the women’s 100 free to open up the meet. Swimming for First Colony Swim Team, Locus went 56.83 to beat Aggie Swim Club’s Sarah Gibson and Texas Longhorn signee Rebecca Millard.
The men’s event went to Alexander Hancock of Blue Tide. His 51.51 just nipped Luke Shaw of Alamo Area, who went 51.82.
From there, the Dallas Mustangs rattled off three straight wins. Claire Brandt won the women’s 200 back in runaway fashion, going 2:14.84. She beat second-place by over five seconds. The next race, the men’s 200 back, went to her teammate Wiliam Crowe in 2:04.76. Finally, Tiffany Futscher went 2:17.68 to win the women’s 200 fly, completing the trio of wins for the Mustangs.
Alamo Area’s Andrew Skowronek closed out the night with a 2:03.18 win in the men’s 200 fly. That topped his teammate Aaron Moran by a little over three seconds.
The meet continues through Saturday night. Full results are available on Meet Mobile under “2014 SCS Long Course Sectional Championships.”