Danielle Nack Leads the Way with 3 Wins at 2016 Minnesota Invitational


  • Live Results
  • Hosted by University of Minnesota
  • Thursday, November 10th-Saturday, November 12th
  • 25 yards
  • Invite format

Club teams gathered at the University of Minnesota’s campus this weekend for the 2016 Minnesota Invitational, with some of the Gophers competing in the meet as well.

Big Ten medalist Danielle Nack won 3 events throughout the weekend, including a sweep of the butterfly races. In the 100 fly, she blasted a 53.87 for the win ahead of teammate Tevyn Waddell (54.70). She then swam to victory in the 200 fly with the only sub-2:00 time of the field in 1:59.67. Her additional win came in the 50 free, where she charged to a 23.02 to outswim teammate Zoe Avestruz (23.27).

A pair of Minnesota standouts on the men’s side, Daryl Turner and Bowe Becker, picked up multiple individual wins as well. Becker swept the sprint freestyles, clocking a 20.07 in the 50 free and a 43.91 in the 100 free. Turner, on the other hand, pulled off a successful 100 fly/100 back double, posting a 47.16 in the 100 fly and a 47.93 in the 100 back.

Minnesota’s swimmers won most of the events over the course of the meet, but 14-year-old Madelyn Donohoe swept the distance freestyles on the women’s side. Donohoe first won the 500 free on Friday night, clocking a winning time of 4:47.89 to outpace Minnesota’s Chantal Nack (4:50.89). She then swam to victory in the 1650 free, touching in 16:33.31 for the win.

Another age grouper, 15-year-old Shane Blinkman, won a pair of races in the men’s events. In the 200 IM, his 1:48.22 put him over a second ahead of Minnesota’s Brian Poon (1:49.87). His next win came in the 200 back, where he dominated the field with his winning time of 1:47.54,

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