Daniel Roy Rips 2:09.57 200 Breast on Day 1 of Federal Way Sectionals

2024 NORTHWEST SPRING SPEEDO SECTIONALS

  • March 14-18, 2024
  • Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center, Federal Way, WA
  • LCM (50 Meters)
  • Psych Sheet

The 2024 Northwest Spring Speedo Sectionals meet kicked off in Federal Way yesterday. The meet, which features many of the top club programs in the Pacific Northwest, is being swum LCM.

Former Stanford Cardinal Daniel Roy, now 24, put up a very impressive 2:09.57 to win the men’s 200 breast last night. With that swim, Roy was just a touch off his career best of 2:08.89, which he swam at the 2020 Stanford Invite, back in late November of 2020. Additionally, that swim makes Roy the 3rd-fastest American in the event this year, behind only Jake Foster (2:08.78) and Nic Fink (2:08.85). It would seem that Roy has thrown himself firmly into the conversation in the 200 breast as we now sit just a few short months away from the US Olympic Trials.

Behind Roy, 15-year-old Drew Eubanks out of The Dolphins Portland Swimming, which is where Roy is also currently registered under, clocked a huge personal best of 2:15.83. Eubanks entered the day with a best of 2:19.22, which he swam in a time trial at Junior Nationals last summer, and he took over 3 seconds off that time over the course of yesterday. It was a massive swim for the 15-year-old, as he dipped under the Olympic Trials cut of 2:15.99.

Pikes Peak Athletics 16-year-old Madi Mintenko got out to a hot start yesterday. Mintenko popped a new career best of 55.29 en route to winning the women’s 100 free, clipping her previous best of 55.34, which she swam at Junior Nationals last summer. She also split 25.25 anchoring PPA’s 200 medley relay and 25.39 anchoring their 200 free relay yesterday.

Bellevue Club 17-year-old Piper Enge, who competed for the US at the World Championships in Doha last month, won the women’s 200 breast last night with a 2:31.45. The swim comes in a bit off Enge’s personal best of 2:27. , however, she swam very well in Doha, going 30.53 in the 50 breast and 1:08.14 in the 100 breast, so it’s hard to tell just how rested she is for this meet. It was a 1-2-3 punch by BC, as 16-year-old Sophie Segerson came in 2nd with a 2:34.24, while fellow 16-year-old Gracyn Kehoe went 2:34.42 for 3rd. Kehoe’s time marks a new career best.

OTHER EVENT WINNERS

  • Men’s 100 free: Dietrich Meyer (Unattached) – 50.63
  • Women’s 200 fly: Clare Watson (Bellevue Club) – 2:13.30
  • Men’s 200 fly: Michael Hochwalt (Spokane Waves Aquatic Team) – 2:02.19
  • Women’s 800 free: Sydney Wilson (Lake Oswego Swim Club) – 9:08.99
  • Men’s 800 free: Kieran Watson (Bellevue Club) – 8:12.65
  • Women’s 200 medley relay: Bellevue Club ‘A’ (Sophia Sunwoo, Piper Enge, Clare Watson, Kamryn Meskill) – 1:53.94
  • Men’s 200 medley relay: Seattle Metroplitan Aquatic Club ‘A’ (Ben Bricca, Jonah Medvinsky, Dylan Carr, Jack Skarda) – 23.59
  • Women’s 200 free relay: Bellevue Club ‘A’ (Kamryn Meskill, Sophia Sunwoo, Clare Watson, Piper Enge) – 1:43.86
  • Men’s 200 free relay: Pikes Peak Athletics ‘A’ (Eli Hobson, Caleb Rohacs, Ronan Watts, Gavin Sheyda) – 1:34.20

 

 

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whoisthis
2 months ago

daniel roy is alternating me forgetting he exists and going fast

Cracked
2 months ago

Let’s see Andrew Eubanks hit that time (if anyone gets the reference please reply)

Last edited 2 months ago by Cracked
Bray
Reply to  Cracked
2 months ago

Freaking Andrew Eubanks

Andrew
3 months ago

Been a fan since he cooked Reece Whitley in 2 breast despite being 12 inches shorter (if not more) at 2019 US nats

He gives hope for short swimmers

Proud Card
Reply to  Andrew
3 months ago

Also at Jr World

Johnny Back Half
3 months ago

“This year” funny spin on reality … Matt Fallon was a 2:07 in July and just popped a sub 1:50… I think he’s the one to keep an eye on.

Entgegen
3 months ago

Daniel Roy we Trust

Driver
3 months ago

Will the real Drew Eubanks please stand up?!?!?!

Gotta luv 'em
Reply to  Driver
2 months ago

You mean the backup Center for the Phoenix Suns?

Clarence
3 months ago

Eubanks undercut a pretty legendary Caspar Corbeau Oregon swimming record for 15-16 and he’s only 15!

OregonCoach
Reply to  Clarence
3 months ago

It must be pointed out that Nacim Bouferrache, the Head Coach of The Dolphins, was also the coach of Kaitlyn Dobler. He knows how to coach Breaststroke.

Wanna Sprite?
Reply to  OregonCoach
3 months ago

This dude knows ball👀

Thought
Reply to  OregonCoach
2 months ago

Haha

Thought
Reply to  Thought
2 months ago

He is the Doug of Oregon (that isn’t a good thing)

Max C
3 months ago

I’m so glad he’s back! Awesome dude, and he always makes for entertaining races. His Instagram caption from 21 Trials is coming to fruition – ‘I will keep the faith until I finish this race’