2022 SOUTHERN ZONE SOUTH SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- February 10 – 13, 2022
- Rosen Aquatic Center
- Orlando, Florida
- Long Course Meters (50m)
- Result via Meet Mobile – “2022 Southern Zone South Sectional Championships”
- Meet Central
- Day 1 Finals Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Recap | Day 2 Finals Recap
- Day 3 Prelims Recap | Day 3 Finals Recap
Olympian Michael Andrew was back in action at Sectionals on Sunday morning. Andrew swam the 200 breaststroke in a 2:20.81, which is roughly 9 seconds slower than his 2021 PB in the event of 2:11.32. He’ll race the final as third seed behind Luca Pfyffer (2:17.97) and Julio Horrego (2:18.46).
On the women’s side, Gracie Weyant was the quickest breaststroke in the field with a 2:35.96, while Emily Santos and Julie Brousseau were also under 2:40 with a 2:38.46 and 2:38.56, respectively. Weyant of the Sarasota Sharks holds a PB of 2:31.10 in the event from Wave 1 of Olympic Trials in June 2021.
The women’s 100 freestyle prelims set the stage for an exciting final after 5 women swam between 57.39 and 57.99. 200 freestyle bronze medalist Addison Sauickie swam that 57.39 to get the top seed, which is 0.66 slower than her entry time of 56.73.
Marina Spadoni was also slower than her entry time, hitting a 57.55 in the heats for second overall, trailing her 56.09. Spadoni has, however, been as fast as a 55.86 before back in 2020. Zoe Skirboll was third with a 57.81, while Blair Stoneburg and Elan Daley also dipped under 58 with a 57.98 and 57.99, respectively.
Notably, Natalie Hinds scratched from the 100 freestyle following her second-place finish in the 200 freestyle and victories in the 50 fly and 50 free.
Hinds’ fellow Florida-trained Olympian Caeleb Dressel was also absent from the 100 freestyle heats, leaving Bolles swimmer Andres Dupont Cabrera to lead the field into finals with a 51.38. In May 2021 Dupont Cabera delivered a sub-50 swim of 49.92 at the Mizuno Atlanta Classic. Sage Sungail swam a 52.52 for second place, while Bolles swimmer Jack Hall posted a 52.99 for third.