Ethan Heasley Finishes Iron-man Sectionals with 1650 Free Win

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 4

March 20th, 2018 Club, News


  • March 15th-18th, 2018
  • King County Aquatic Center, Federal Way, Washington
  • 25y Course, Prelims/Finals Format
  • Meet Central
  • Full Meet Results (PDF)

Ethan Heasley finished off a banner, iron-man meet with another win, this time in the 1650 free, on the final day of the 2018 Sectional Championships in Federal Way. Hesley finished the meet with wins in the 500 free (4:19.82), 1000 free (8:59.64), 400 IM (3:45.56), and 200 fly (1:45.93), in addition to the 1650 on Sunday. All of those swims, plus a leadoff on an 800 free relay (1:38.19), are new lifetime bests for him.  He nearly came away with an unblemished record in his individual races, but finished 4th in the 200 IM in 1:47.86 – 1.2 seconds behind the winner William Kovac.

The King Aquatic Club wound up winning the men’s title by 400 points ahead of Tualatin Hills at the final tally. The women’s meet saw Fort Collins’ group put up an even bigger margin of 468 points over King, but King’s margin on the boys’ side was just enough to give them the combined title by 19 points – one of the narrowest margins you’ll ever see at a Sectional Championship.

Supporting that Fort Collins effort on the final day was Zoe Bartel, who won the 200 IM by more than 2 seconds in 155.70, part of a 1-2-3 finish for her team along with Coleen Gillilan (1:57.99) and Kylee Alons (1:58.44). One final reminder of not just how good that group of girls is, but how versatile they are, is the fact that they had 5 of the 8 swimmers in the A-final.

Other Day 4 Winners:

  • Sarah Dimeco won the women’s 1650 free in 16:19.78, capping off a distance-free double of her own after winning the 500 (4:47.13) earlier in the meet. She didn’t swim the 1000.
  • Katilyn Dobler won the girls’ 50 free in 22.39, out-racing 15-year old Janelle Rudolph, who was 2nd in 22.78, and Emma Carlton, who was 3rd in 22.94. Dobler was the 2018 Oregon State Champion in the 50 free (22.35) and 100 breast (59.89).
  • Hawaiian ‘aukai Lileikis won the boys’ 50 free in 19.97, beating out 16-year old breaststroke star Caspar Corbeau, who was 2nd in 20.14. Lileikis also won the 100 and 200 frees, plus the 100 fly, for a perfect 4-for-4 individually.
  • FAST capped off their women’s title with a 3-second margin of victory in the 400 medley relay, with the group of Bayley StewartCaraline BakerColeen Gillilan, and Kylee Alons combining for a 3:38.50. Alons anchored the relay in 48.96.
  • The A relay from the Bellevue Club Swim Team won the boys’ 400 medley relay in 3:16.98, with Andrew Boden (45.47) pulling away from Ethan Dang (45.62) on the anchor to secure the meet’s final title. Cal commit Kyle Millis led off Bellevue’s relay in 48.66 on the backstroke leg, while Rafael Barreto split 48.19 for KING.

Final Team Scores – Combined Top 5

  1. King Aquatic Club – 2,054
  2. Fort Collins Area Swim Team – 2,035
  3. Bellevue Club Swim Team – 1,266.5
  4. Tualatin Hills Swim Club – 1,192
  5. Charger Aquatics – 786

Final Team Scores – Girls Top 5

  1. Fort Collins Area Swim Team – 1,433
  2. King Aquatic Club – 965
  3. Bellevue Club Swim Team – 688.5
  4. Lake Oswego Swim Club – 523
  5. Tualatin Hills Swim Club – 503

Final Team Scores – Boys Top 5

  1. King Aquatic Club – 1,089
  2. Tualatin Hills Swim Club – 689
  3. Hillsboro Swim Team – 677
  4. Fort Collins Area Swim Team – 602
  5. Bellevue Club Swim team – 578

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3 years ago

What was his mile time?

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3 years ago

lol an article with the title “1650 free win” and doesn’t actually mention his time.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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