A trio of Denver Hilltoppers won individual event titles on the second night of action at the 2015 Mt. Hood Speedo Sectional.
The three wins came back-to-back-to-back early in the meet. Kyle Robrock kicked things off, going 50.99 to win the men’s 100 free. Robrock, a rising senior with the Denver Pioneers, hit a lifetime-best 50.90 in prelims, and his finals swim was just his second swim ever under 51.
In the very next event, Denver’s rising junior Amanda Sanders paced the 200 breast, going 2:33.82 to win by two full seconds. Like Robrock, she hit a lifetime-best in prelims (2:33.50) and was just off that mark in the final.
The men’s 200 breast went to Timothy Cottam, another rising junior with the University of Denver and the team’s companion club the Denver Hilltoppers. Cottam, an Australian, was 2:19.12 to win by over two seconds.
Another notable win came in the men’s 200 back, where Anton Loncar of the Hillsboro Heat went 2:00.64 to pick up the big win. Heading into the meet, Loncar’s best was just a 2:04.54, and his massive drop earned him a 2016 Olympic Trial cut.
Other individual event winners:
- Tennessee Volunteer Michelle Cefal, competing for the Tualatin Hills Swim Team, went 2:15.42 to win a nailbiter in the 200 fly. Kelly Huffer of Scottsdale was just a tenth back.
- Mt. Hood 16-year-old Jamie Stone won the 100 free, going 56.49 to hit the Olympic Trial cut right on the nose.
- Mesa Aquatic Club’s Kyle Ewoldt won the men’s 200 fly in 2:04.40. Ewoldt is yet another bright spot for the Denver Pioneers, as he’ll join the team as a freshman this coming fall.
- Results of the women’s 200 back were not available.