Parker Neri Edges Closer to 1:50 Barrier in 200 Free at Columbus Sectl

2017 COLUMBUS SECTIONALS

  • July 19th-22nd, 2017
  • Columbus, OH
  • Psych sheets
  • Results on Meet Mobile

Upper Arlington Swim Club’s Parker Neri, a Texas Longhorn commit, took the win in the men’s 200 free with a 1:50.61. Neri’s best time coming in to this meet was a 1:52.6. Notably, 2nd place Carson Foster of Mason Manta Rays had a great swim to take 2nd. His time of 1:51.37 was not only his first time under 1:53, but he’s now moved up on the 15-16 all-time top performers list to #23, just ahead of fellow Ohio standout Cody Bybee. Foster is only 15, so he has more than a full year to continue to move up the rankings.

Foster also swam the 100 fly, the event right after the 200 free, where he went a 55.72 for his first time under 56. That time was good for fourth, as Ohio State Swim Club’s Henrique Painhas won the event at 54.80 over his OSSC teammate Gregory Nymberg (55.27). Arizona State commit Grant House, swimming unattached, was 3rd at 55.65.

OSSC’s Meg Bailey had a substantial win in the women’s 400 IM, dropping over six seconds from prelims to finish at 4:44.99. That was well ahead of 2nd place Kathryn Ackerman of Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics (4:50.00). Ackerman turned 15 recently, and she was 33rd in the 13-14 age group with a 4:51.54 from March of this year before going her lifetime best tonight. She now lands herself in the 15-16 top 100, at #85.

Ackerman’s MLA teammate Kyle Maas, who hasn’t swum this race in LCM since 2012 when he was 14, erupted for a 4:26.08 to win the men’s 400 IM. He set a new PR in prelims at 4:35.11, then blew that away tonight.

OTHER WINNERS

  • Bobcat Swim Club’s Emily Zimcosky posted a 2:03.34 to win the 200 free, edging out Upper Arlington Swim Club’s Katie Trace (2:03.51).
  • Kenady Beil of the Northern KY Clippers was 1:01.40 to win the women’s 100 fly, ahead of Dayton Raiders’ Cassidy Fry (1:01.98).
  • OSSC won the women’s 200 medley relay at 1:56.02, and the men’s at 1:42.91.
  • OSSC got the edge in the women’s 400 free relay over Mason Manta Rays, 3:49.21 to 3:49.24. Macie McNichols provided a 56.63 anchor for OSSC. They were also 3:24.51 to win the men’s relay, getting a 50.86 split from Clark Jackman.

TEAM SCORES

Men

  1. Ohio State Swim Club, 416.5
  2. Cincinnati Marlins, 269.5
  3. Mason Manta Rays, 202

WOMEN

  1. Northern KY Clippers, 479
  2. Ohio State Swim Club, 434.5
  3. Mason Manta Rays, 208

COMBINED

  1. Ohio State Swim Club, 851
  2. Northern KY Clippers, 621
  3. Cincinnati Marlins, 445.5

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studies and swims at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and has been in the pool ever since. He misses Vine.

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