Lehane Improves 8th-in-the-World 200 Back at Brown Deer Sectional

2016 SPEEDO SECTION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Brown Deer, WI
  • Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center
  • Meet Central
  • Results: Meet Mobile

After rocketing to a number 8 world ranking this morning with 1:55.74 in Brown Deer, the University of Tennessee’s Sean Lehane improved his 200 back even further, throwing down 1:55.56 tonight.

Before his swims today, Lehane’s personal best was a 1:56.43 from semifinals of Olympic Trials. Below is a split comparison of his two swims at Trials and his two performances today:

  • Lehane, OT finals: 27.20 – 56.58 (29.28) – 1:26.06 (29.58) 1:56.44 (30.38)
  • Lehane, OT semis: 27.44 – 56.93 (29.49) – 1:26.63 (29.70) 1:56.43 (29.80)
  • Lehane, prelims today: 27.77 – 57.16 (29.39) – 1:26.68 (29.52) 1:55.74 (29.06)
  • Lehane, finals today: 27.70 – 57.02 (29.32) – 1:26.40 (29.38) 1:55.56 (29.16)

Also with a lifetime best today was incoming Stanford freshman Katie Drabot in the 400 free, where she threw down 4:13.33 to win the event. Close behind her was Wisconsin Aquatics’ Danielle Valleywho took second in 4:14.08.

Drabot scored a second win in the women’s 100 fly, clocking about .3 away from her personal best with 1:00.30.

The men’s 200 free went to Sean Maloney of Wisconsin Aquatics in 3:57.75, while Abigail Schwartz of St. Croix Swim Club won a hotly-contested 200 back final with 2:18.05.

Each of the breaststroke champions won by about a three second margin, with Wisconsin Aquatics’ Maria Carlson taking the 100 breast in 1:09.70 and Connor McHugh winning in 1:01.83.

The final victor of the night was incoming Ohio State freshman Alexander Dillmann of Maverick Swim Club, who outtouched Minnesota’s Bowen Becker for the 100 fly win with 55.00 to Becker’s 55.05.

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Hswimmer
4 years ago

Crazy to think that all of the finalists at Ot in the men’s 200 back could most likely final in Rio

NotSoFastSwimmer
Reply to  Hswimmer
4 years ago

Crazy that you think that way.
The slowest of Kazan finalists was Li Gangyuan in 1:56.79

In Omaha, the fifth-placed finalist was Austin Katz in 1:57.20.

Hswimmer
Reply to  NotSoFastSwimmer
4 years ago

I’m just pointing it out that the US men have great backstroke depth.

Shibly
Reply to  Hswimmer
4 years ago

US HAS ALWAYS THAT GREAT DEPTH IN BACKSTROKE….FUTURE IS MORE BRIGHT WITH MICHAEL TAYLOR/LEHANE AND OFCOURSE WITH

bobo gigi
Reply to  Shibly
4 years ago

with . . . Destin Lasco of course. 🙂

NotSoFastSwimmer
Reply to  Hswimmer
4 years ago

Cool but that’s not what you pointed out.

Gold
4 years ago

On a totally unrelated note, can we get Michael Andrew to swim a mile?

Attila the Hunt
Reply to  Gold
4 years ago

Why?

Bob
Reply to  Attila the Hunt
4 years ago

Good idea, I would like to see that.

Attila the Hunt
Reply to  Bob
4 years ago

A duel of Michael Andrew vs. Anthony Earvin in 1,500 would be entertaining, don’t you think?

Mambo
Reply to  Gold
4 years ago

That’s probably more mileage than an entire USRPT practice!

RelayGeek
4 years ago

No mention of the Women 18&U’s 800 Free Relay?! That was the fastest time in the US by 8 seconds?!

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Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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