Rising Star Oglesby Swims Lifetime Best in 200 Fly; Marsh Wins 2 in Greensboro

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 0

March 07th, 2015 Club, News

Rising Cardinal Aquatics star Grace Oglesby swam a new lifetime best in the 200 yard fly on Saturday evening at the 2015 Greensboro Sectional championships meet at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Oglesby swam a 1:56.32 to win the women’s 200 yard fly. While her 100 fly at this meet wasn’t overly impressive, the 51.75 that  she swam a week ago at the 2015 Kentucky High School State Championship meet was the 2nd-fastest time in high school history in the United States.

Prior to Saturday, her best time int he 200 yard fly was 1:57.18. The win topped a very good field, even with SwimMAC Olympian Cammile Adams, who swam at this meet on Friday, departing prior to the 200 fly. Caitlin Casazza took 2nd in 1:58.28, and 14-year old Madison Homovich was 3rd in 1:59.23.

Homovich would later win the 500 free, by six seconds, in 4:46.93.

Also impressive on the women’s side of this meet was 17-year old SwimMAC sprinter Alyssa Marsh. She first won the 50 free in 22.76, and later won the 100 back in 54.80. The backstroke was the tighter of those two races, as she just beat out teammate Alexis Souther by .03 seconds.

Italian star Lisa Fissneider won the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:09.32, adding to her win in the 100 breaststroke from Friday. This is Fissneider’s first meet ever in yards, during a 6-week training visit to SwimMAC Carolina.

On the men’s side, Kentucky’s Brennen Berger picked up a breaststroke sweep of his own, finishing with a 1:58.86 in the 200 yard distance on Saturday. He was the only swimmer under two minutes in the event.

Dean Farris of the Metro Atlanta Aquatic Club, a relatively new face in the crowded Atlanta swimming seed, impressed with a 20.44 in the 50 free. That was just off of his best time from the State Championship meet a month ago.

Farris doubled up with a 49.00 in the 100 back to beat out Nicolas Albiero (49.29).

The day’s individual swims wrapped up when SwimMAC Carolina’s John Poff won the 500 free in 4:25.71.

Full meet results available on Meet Mobile.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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