Denigan & Rose Set Distance Records On Final Day of Indy Sectionals


  • March 28-31, 2019
  • Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • LCM (50m course)
  • Live Stream (FREE)
  • Results on Meet Mobile “2019 Speedo Sectionals at Indianapolis”
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Two sectional meet records fell on the closing day of the Indy sectional meet, both in the distance events. Mariah Denigan (Northern Kentucky Clippers) set the sectional meet record in the women’s 1500 free with a 16:33.98. Denigan’s personal best of 16:19.29 is the 13th-fastest time in 15-16 age group history.

Dare Rose of Scarlet Aquatics also set a distance meet record in the men’s 800 free with a 8:11.87, which just cracked the top-50 times in 15-16 age group history. Rose is also the #9 performer in the 15-16 rankings for the 200 fly (1:58.98).

Derek Maas (West Ottawa) won the 200 IM with a 2:04.79, however, Wyatt Davis of Carmel had the top time from the B-final with a 2:04.18. Meanwhile, 14-year-old Spencer Aurnou-Rhees (Ohio State Swimming) swam the 14th-fastest swim in the 13-14 age group all-time with his C-final winning time of 2:08.57.

More Day 4 Highlights:

  • Kathryn Ackerman (Michigan Lakeshore) won the women’s 200 IM with a 2:15.18, which is now#28 all-time in the 15-16 age group.
  • Kendra Bowen of Carmel Swim Club topped the women’s 100 free with a 56.29. On the men’s side, Lakeside’s Hunter Tapp won with a winning time of 50.41, touching out SwimMAC’s John Walker by 0.03s.
  • The Ohio State women’s 400 medley relay of Riley Huddleston (1:05.98), Janessa Mathews (1:12.00), Jordan Aurnou-Rhees (1:03.29), and Ava Lachey (57.77) won with a final time of 4:19.04. Lachey’s anchor split was good enough to out-swim Carmel anchor Kelly Pash (58.58) and take out the Carmel relay by 0.16s.
  • Winning the men’s 400 medley relay was the Michigan Lakeshore quad of Joel Wachter (1:00.33), Devon Nowicki (1:02.55), Riley Vanmeter (56.81), and Cameron Peel (50.88) with a 3:50.57.

Final Team Scores:

Top 5 Men

1. Carmel Swim Club                  884  
2. Scarlet Aquatics                588.5
3. Bluefish Swim Club                547   
4. Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics       429
5. Oly Swimming                      419

Top 5 Women

1. Carmel Swim Club                782.5   
2. Bluefish Swim Club                727
3. SwimMAC Carolina                  595   
4. Ohio State Swim Club              558
5. Northern KY Clippers Swimming     550

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3 years ago

That’s a huge WR for Dare Rose in the 1500! 🙂

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