2022 REGION VIII SPEEDO SUMMER SECTIONALS
- July 13-16, 2022
- Columbia, MO
- Mizzou Aquatic Center
- LCM (50 meters)
- Results on MeetMobile
The Speedo Sectionals meet in Columbia, MO kicked off tonight, featuring some of the top swimmers from the middle of the country. Egyptian Olympian Ali Khalafalla won the men’s 100 free in 49.80, getting his hand on the wall 1.33 seconds ahead of the field.
Mizzou also picked up a win in the women’s 100 free, where Sierra Smith clocked a 56.55, touching as the only swimmer in the field under 57 seconds. The swim marks a personal best for Smith, and her first time under 57 seconds in the event. Mizzou’s Grace Hanson took the women’s 50 fly in 27.34.
It was Empire KC Swim Club 16-year-old Avery Karl who finished 2nd in both the women’s 100 free and 50 fly. In the 100 free, Karl swam a 57.12, marking a new lifetime best. The 27.37 she swam for 2nd in the 50 fly marked a personal best by nearly 5 seconds.
Tsunami Swim Team of KC 18-year-old Alec Enyeart was dominant in the men’s 800 free, swimming an 8:02.90. The swim comes in just a bit off his personal best of 7:58.68, which he swam at the end of April at the U.S. International Team Trials.
Other Day 1 Event Winners
- Women’s 100 breast: Bradi Jones (UARK) – 2:35.96
- Men’s 200 breast: Nate Germonprez (iSWM) – 2:17.03
- Women’s 200 back: Abbey Taute (UMIZ) – 2:14.56
- Men’s 200 back: Kevin Glenn (KCB) – 2:04.28
- Women’s 800 free: Jane Smith (UMIZ) – 9:03.42