Dare Rose Triples Up On Final Day Of Buffalo Sectionals


  • Thursday-Sunday, March 22-25th
  • Erie Community College, Buffalo, NY
  • Long Course Meters (LCM)
  • Psych Sheet
  • Results on MeetMobile, search “2018 Speedo Sectional Championship”

15-year-old Dare Rose of Scarlet Aquatics picked up a pair of individual wins on the final night of the LC Buffalo Sectionals on Sunday, triumphing in the 100 free and 200 IM. He also won the 800 free in the afternoon, and added a team win in the 400 medley relay for a total of four golds on the day.

In the 100 free he came back on SOLO’s Matthew Yish, who was out quick in 24.16, to touch in 51.35. Rose split the race 25.03/26.32, with Yish coming home in 27.16 to take 2nd in 51.68. Rose established a personal best at the Atlanta Pro Swim where he went 50.89. In the 200 IM he went a best of 2:05.57 to take the win over George Kalletta (2:09.31) of Islanders Aquatics.

In the 800 free, Rose clocked 8:19.74, his first swim in the event on record, to top William Barao (8:28.87) of Bluefish and teammate Kyle Iorizzo (8:36.92). Over the course of the meet Rose also came out on top individually in the 400 free (3:59.46) and 200 free (1:52.08) giving him five individual golds. He also split 54.83 on fly in the 400 medley relay as Scarlet won in 3:55.54.

The women’s side saw some impressive swims from the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, with Lauren Poole and Megan Drumm earning victories. Poole topped the 200 back field in 2:16.81 over teammate Easop Lee (2:18.11), while Drumm won the 100 free in 57.73 over Grace Cutrell (58.34) from The Fish. Poole also earned a runner-up finish in the 200 IM, clocking 2:20.83 as Makayla Sargent of Islanders won in 2:18.02.


  • David Cespedes of Scarlet won the 200 back in 2:03.99, with Harrison Homans (2:04.43) of Bluefish taking 2nd.
  • Madelyn Donohoe (16:47.38) of The Fish won the women’s 1500 by a full 47 seconds.
  • Along with the Scarlet men’s win in the 400 medley, North Allegheny (1:35.11) won the 200 free relay, and the NBAC women won both relays on the final day.

In the team race, Bluefish (974) edged out Scarlet (970) by four points in the combined battle. Scarlet (639) and North Baltimore (676) won the men’s and women’s meets, respectively.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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