Cottrell Wins 200 Breast To Open Columbus Sectionals


  • July 19th-22nd, 2017
  • Columbus, OH
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The opening day of the 2017 Ohio Speed Sectionals in Columbus featured finals of three different events for men and women, along with the women’s 4×200 free relay.

The most notable name in action was former Louisville Cardinal Andrea Cottrell, who won the women’s 200 breast in a time of 2:30.17. Cottrell was recently a finalist in all three breaststroke events at U.S. World Trials in June, finishing 6th in all three. Palomo Marrero of FAST (Firestone Akron) took 2nd in 2:34.31.

The men’s event was won decisively by Jacob Foster of the Mason Manta Rays, who clocked 2:15.98, two seconds clear of runner-up Jonathan Rutter (2:18.10) of Powel Crosley.

Amanda Smith of the Northern KY Clippers came back on Sophia Tuinman in the women’s 200 back, negative splitting the race to win in 2:15.17. Tuinman was out fast in 1:06.10, and though she was passed by Smith, managed to hold off Emily Slabe (2:15.69) for silver in 2:15.56.

In the men’s race, Kyle Maas of Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics won in 2:02.22 to knock over five seconds off his prelim swim from lane 2. Top seed from prelims Brad Shannon of Ohio State took 2nd in 2:03.57.

Both 50 free finals had the winner and runner-up separated by just three one-hundredths. In the women’s race, Madison Myers of FAST triumphed over Maria Coy of Ohio State, 26.12 to 26.15. The men’s event saw Parker Neri of Upper Arlington claim victory in 23.34 ahead of Ohio State’s Nathan Christian (23.37) and Justin Dunn (23.42).

To close out day 1 the Ohio State women won the 4×200 free relay in 8:16.06, led by a 2:03.19 anchor from Meg Bailey. The Clippers took 2nd in 8:20.41.

After day 1, Ohio State leads the men’s scoring with 203.5 points, well ahead of the Cincinnati Marlins (144.5). The Northern KY Clippers (247) hold a less decisive lead over Ohio State (224.5) on the women’s side. Combined, Ohio State holds over a 100 point advantage.

Team Scores


  1. Ohio State Swim Club, 203.5
  2. Cincinnati Marlins, 144.5
  3. Mason Manta Rays, 86


  1. Northern KY Clippers, 247
  2. Ohio State Swim Club, 224.5
  3. Mason Manta Rays, 127


  1. Ohio State Swim Club, 428
  2. Northern KY Clippers, 316
  3. Cincinnati Marlins, 229.5

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5 years ago

Wow what a great drop by Kyle Maas! Also out split Jack Barone, Jake Foster, and the rest of the field in the breast leg of the 200 medley relay by over a half second. How versatile!!!

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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