Former California standout and current pro Sean Mahoney highlighted night 3 of the Iowa City Sectional meet, going 1:55.10 to win the 200 breast and helping the Terrapins 400 medley relay take gold.
Mahoney engaged in a spirited battle with Minnesota’s John Bushman through that 200 breast, eventually pulling away to win in 1:55.10. Bushman was 1:56.43 for second as the two buried the rest of the field.
Mahoney also dropped a 53.88 breaststroke split on the 400 medley, a good four seconds better than the next-closest swimmer, to help Terrapins win the relay. Also on the team were Maxwell Bottene, Evan Brock and Nathan Barsanti, and the foursome went 3:21.06.
Clovis Swim Club won a number of events again, including the men’s 50 free courtesy of 25-year-old Fresno Pacific grad Carl Weigley. Weigley added a 20.27 win here to his 100 fly win from Friday night.
On the women’s side, Clovis got two more wins from Kansas alum Danielle Herrmann. The 27-year-old pro completed a sweep of the breaststroke races, going 2:11.23 to win the 200, and also split 59.77 on the 400 medley relay to help Clovis win.
Also on that relay: Stephanie Bartel, Caitlyn Snyder and Skylar Elkington, and the team went 3:44.34 to blow out the field.
Another repeat winner from Friday night was Barrington, Illinois product Kirsten Jacobsen. The 17-year-old went 4:44.94 to blow out the 500 free field after winning the 200 free a night earlier. Second in the 500 was Friday’s double-winner Tevyn Waddell of Mitchell Aquatics (4:52.57).
Missouri commit Maddie Gehrke of homestate Central Iowa Aquatics blasted to a 50 free win, beating Herrmann and denying the Clovis swimmer a second individual title. Gehrke was 23.03 to Herrman’s 23.12.
Other event winners:
- Peoria Area’s Rachael Kelch took the girls 400 IM in 4:21.75
- The boys’ version of the event went to Chris Carbone, swimming unattached, in 3:53.00
- Glenview 16-year-old Sam Iida took the boys 500 free, dipping under 4:30 with a 4:29.36