Rhyan White Moves Into National Top-16 at Gresham Sectionals

2017 GRESHAM SECTIONALS

  • July 20th-23rd, 2017
  • Gresham, OR
  • Psych sheets
  • Full results on Meet Mobile

17-year old Rhyan White from the Wasatch Front Fish Market team in Sandy, Utah dominated the women’s 200 backstroke on Saturday at the Gresham Sectionals. In winning by almost 5 seconds, White swam 2:11.20, which ranks her as the 16th fastest American in the event in 2017, and the 7th-best 18 & under. Her previous best time was 2:12.36, done at last year’s Olympic Trials.

White is creeping into the country’s elite swimmers, creeping more and more into the national consciousness. She made headlines earlier this year when she won her second-straight 100 back State Record in Utah, and this 200 back seems to be her better event.

The men’s 200 backstroke saw a big margin as well. Utah’s Brandon Shreeve won in 2:03.17 – three seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor, and three-tenths ahead of his previous personal best.

Other Day 1 Winners:

  • Jamie Stone won the women’s 100 free in 56.44, splitting 27.51-28.93 for a come-from-behind victory. Jillian Visscher was more than three-tenths better than Stone at the turn, but was run-down on the back-half.
  • Tualatin Hills’ Evan Carlson won the men’s 100 free in 51.30. A big turn pulled him away from the field early, helping him avoid a clustered finish for 2-3-4 that saw Sidney FarberThomas Roark, and Keegan Bundy all finish between 51.74 and 51.79.
  • Scottsdale Aquatic Club swimmer Emma Cain won the women’s 200 breaststroke in 2:34.77. She’s heading to UCLA in the fall.
  • Joshua Bottelberghe won the men’s 200 breaststroke in 2:17.80.
  • Utah Ute Jordan Anderson won the women’s 200 fly in 2:15.88 – which is a best time by a second-and-a-half.
  • University of Denver/JeffCo Hurricanes swimmer Andrew Torres won the men’s 200 fly in 2:02.22.

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Don’t forget about the 800 free competed in the prelims.

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