King Aquatic Club 14yo Aiden Hammer Clocks 16:05 1500 at Mt Hood Sectionals Day 4

2022 Speedo Sectionals – MT HOOD

  • July 14-17, 2022
  • Mount Hood, Oregon
  • Mt Hood CC Aquatic Center
  • LCM (50 meters)
  • Results on MeetMobile

Team Scores (Top 5)


  1. University of Denver Hilltoppers – 2411
  2. Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 2108.5
  3. Lake Oswego Swim Club – 1666
  4. Elevation Athletics – 1380
  5. Phoenix Swim Club – 1102


  1. University of Denver Hilltoppers – 1117
  2. Lake Oswego Swim Club – 987
  3. Elevation Athletics – 948
  4. Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 859.5
  5. Phoenix Swim Club – 699


  1. University of Denver Hilltoppers – 1294
  2. Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 1249
  3. Swim Neptune – 899
  4. Lake Oswego Swim Club – 679
  5. Foothills Swim Team – 604

The Speedo Sectionals meet in mt Hood concluded tonight, featuring the 200 IM, 50 free, and 1500 free individually. The University of Denver Hilltoppers came away with the combined, women’s, and men’s team titles.

Kicking off tonight’s finals session, Phoenix Swim Club’s Kennedy Noble took the women’s 200 IM, swimming a 2:18.17. The swim marked a new personal best for the 18-year-old, fueled by a notable backstroke split of 33.90. Elevation Athletics 18-year-old Mary Codevilla took 2nd in the race, swimming a 2:19.69.

After swimming a huge new personal best in the 400 IM earlier in the meet, Tualatin Hills Swim Club 17-year-old Diego Nosack won the men’s 200 IM tonight in a new lifetime best of 2:03.48. Nosack was fantastic on the back half of the race, splitting a speedy 35.07 on breaststroke, followed by a 2917 free split, for a 1:04.24 on the 2nd 100. Swim Neptune’s Keaton Jones, also 17, finished 2nd in 2:05.34, putting up a fast front half consisting of a 26.01 fly split and 30.48 back split, for a 56.49 on the first 100.

Denver Hilltoppers 20-year-old Erika Remington clocked a 26.18 to win the women’s 50 free, touching just off her personal best of 26.13. Flying Fish Arizona Swim Team 17-year-old Tyler Driscoll swam a 26.28 to finish 2nd, establishing a new personal best in the process.

Bend Swim Club’s Diggory Dillingham, 17, swam a 23.25 to win the men’s 50 free. The swim was well off his personal best of 22.48, which he swam at the U.S. International Team Trials in April to qualify for the Junior Pan Pacs team. That being said, Diggory’s performances this weekend were indicative of a swimmer who is training through the meet.

Taking the women’s 1500 free was Phoenix Swim Club’s Danielle Gleason, who swam a 17:16.00 to narrowly beat out unattached 16-year-old Emma Sayers (17:16.19). For Gleason, the swim came in off her personal best of 17:08.30, set last July, while Sayers’ swim marked a new personal best.

The men’s 1500 free was won by King Aquatic Club 14-year-old Aiden Hammer in a new lifetime best of 16:05.44. He just beat out Multnomah Athletic Club 16-year-old Thomas Olsen, who took 2nd in 16:05.98. Both swimmers posted huge personal bests with their performances tonight, finishing just shy of the Summer Junior Nationals time standard of 16:05.09.

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4 months ago

Great work Aiden!

Sectional Spectator
4 months ago

Thomas and Aiden had a great duel Sat night as well in the 400 where Thomas out-touched Aiden. Both got their 400 Summer Juniors cuts in the race

The Men’s 400 and 1500 were definitely the most entertaining races of the weekend thanks to these boys!

NornIron Swim
4 months ago

He dropped “The Aiden” on the last 50.

(Oh wait… that’s not right.)

Go Kamminga Go
4 months ago

That’s nice.

50 years ago, Stephen Holland at the age of 15, broke 1500 WR, swimming 15:37

Oh, he also broke 800m free WR in the same swim.

In briefs.

No open turn.

Reply to  Go Kamminga Go
4 months ago

And then, in typical Australian form, choked at the Olympics.

I joke, take it easy Ausies.

Reply to  Swimpop
4 months ago

What is your definition of choking. Swam a best time as I remember. Tough crowd.