Kibler, Aubock Absent During Night Two of Indianapolis Sectionals

by Luke Ryan 4

March 31st, 2017 Club, News, Previews & Recaps

2017 Indianapolis Sectionals

  • March 30-April 2
  • IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • LC Meters
  • Meet Website
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Results
  • Live Webcast of finals can be found on meet website
  • Prelims 9:00 am / Finals 5:30 pm

University of Texas commit Drew Kibler, who won two events on night one, scratched from night two finals at Indianapolis Sectionals. Along with Kibler, Felix Auboeck, who is coming off an incredible college season, broke the meet record in the 200 freestyle at prelims but opted not to swim at night. Although Kibler and Auboeck were not in attendance, day two at the IUPUI Natatorium brought a number of exciting races and a few records.

Women 200 Meter Freestyle

Champion in the first event of the night was Vietnamese Olympian Vien Nguyen. Nguyen won the 200 meter freestyle in a time of 2:00.51 which was just off of the meet record set in 2013 of 2:00.25. Nguyen competed for Vietnam in the 2012 Olympics. Melissa Pish finished second in a time of 2:01.77. Pish was followed by Emma Nordin of Carmel Aquatic Club who clocked a 2:02.25 to win the bronze.

Men 200 Meter Freestyle

Felix Aubock, who finished third in the 200 freestyle at the 2017 Big Ten Championships, set the meet record in prelims by going a 1:47.45. Drew Kibler also broke the 1:50 barrier in the morning but scratched along with Aubock. USA National Teamer Michael Weiss was able to take advantage of Aubock’s scratching from finals by winning the event in a time of 1:50.19. University of South Carolina sophomore was able to finish second in a time of 1:50.49 only a few weeks after finishing in the top 8 of multiple events at the NCAA championships. Rounding out the top three was William Bresette who finished just behind the leaders in a time of 1:51.64.

Women 100 Meter Butterfly

Regan Smith won her first event of the week in the women’s 100 butterfly over a young, but loaded field. The 15 year old Smith, who went the 8th fastest 200 meter backstroke of all time last night, finished the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:00.21. Finishing second was Grace Ariola, who went 1:01.04. In a tie for third were 14 year old Julia Heimstead and Gertrude Rothrock of Carmel Swim Club. The bronze medalists went 1:02.38.

Men 100 Meter Butterfly

Winning the 100 butterfly on the men’s side was Janko Radmanovic. The University of Findlay swimmer won the event by over a second in a time of 54.26. The race for second came down to Paul Le and River Wright. Paul Le took home second place by dropping over a second off of his prelims time. Le finished in 55.34 and Wright in 55.43.

Women 400 Meter Individual Medley

Claiming her second title of the night was Vien Nguyen, who won the 400 IM finishing in a time of 4:44.94. Nguyen broke a ten year old meet record of 4:45.45 set by Ava Ohlgren. Kathryn Ackerman narrowly took home the silver medal over Lauren Edelman. Ackerman and Edelman finished at 4:51.54 and 4:51.65 respectively. Edelman was able to make up a significant amount of ground during the second half of the race by out splitting Ackerman by nearly three seconds in breaststroke.

Men 400 Meter Individual Medley

Carmel Swim Club’s Brett Sherman won the men’s edition of the 400 IM. Sherman finished just .16 ahead of Ian Miskelley by going 4:30.29. Miskelley finished at 4:30.45 and in third was Harrison Homans at 4:32.75. Both Sherman and Miskelley qualify for the 2017 US Open with their finishes.

Women 400 Freestyle Relay

The final women’s event of the night featured the Waves Bloomington, who won the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:52.17. Grace Ariola went third on the championship relay team and put up a time of 56.17, the fastest split in the field. The Waves put up a time that qualifies them for the 2017 US Open in early August. The qualifying standard for the women’s 400 freestyle relay in 3:52.69. Finishing second was the team from Carmel Swim Club who clocked a 3:56.13. In third, Northridge Area went 3:59.20.   

Men 400 Freestyle Relay

The champions of the final event of the night were the swimmers from Carmel Swim Club. They won the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:32.74. Not on the Carmel Swim Club relay was Drew Kibler, who did not swim at all during the second finals session of the meet. The University of Texas commit won two events last night but scratched both events for the finals session this evening. In second place was Michigan Lakeshore narrowly beating Bluefish Swim Club by .04. Michigan Lakeshore finished at 3:34.57 and Bluefish at 3:34.61.

Prelims will begin at 9:00 am tomorrow at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.

Team Scores following night two:


  • Carmel Swim Club – 538
  • Waves Bloomington/Normal Y S.T – 352.5
  • Scarlet Aquatics – 318
  • Berkeley Aquatic Club – 244
  • Riptide – 227


  • Carmel Swim Club – 607
  • Scarlet Aquatics – 344
  • Bluefish Swim Club – 322
  • Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics – 265.5
  • Berkeley Aquatic Club – 195


  • Carmel Swim Club – 1145 
  • Scarlet Aquatics – 662
  • Berkeley Aquatic Club – 439  
  • Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics – 364.5
  • Bluefish Swim Club – 360 

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bobo gigi

Not sure we’ll see Regan sub 1 minute in the 100 back. She has improved her 100 fly PB by 0.22s. Her 100 back PB is 1.00.26. It will be close. I wish her to do it this weekend. It would be an important step in her career. Anyway now or later, it will be done this year. She will be the big favorite for gold in that event at next world juniors in that same pool of Indianapolis. I presume that meet held on the US soil is the biggest goal of her season.


100 Fly was Smith’s second win this week. She won the 200 back on Thursday night. 2:09.79. Sub minute today in the 100 Back would be an exceptional early season swim. She has Grace Ariola to push her. At least in finals.

Rebecca Landre

Ths picture is from division I NCAA women’s finals!!

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