Stanford Commit Aaron Sequeira Breaks 50 in 100 Fly for First Time, Goes 47.2

CINCINNATI MARLINS INTRASQUAD

  • August 1-2, 2020
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • SCY (25y) course
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2020 OH CM August Intrasquad Meet”

At the Cincinnati Marlins Intrasquad meet, which ran yesterday and today, Stanford ’24 commit Aaron Sequeira won all three of his events and set two huge personal bests along the way.

Sequeira won the 100 back (47.89), 100 fly (47.27) and 200 IM (1:48.87), taking each win by at least five seconds. He hit bests in the 100 fly and 200 IM.

Today was his first time ever under the 50-second barrier in the 100 fly, demolishing his old best of 50.70 with a 22.11/25.16 splitting. In the 200 IM, he was entered with a 1:51.36, though CollegeSwimming.com has a user-entered best of 1:50.07 from January. No matter which one was his actual best, Sequeira took at least a full second off of his old best, marking his first sub-1:50 performance in the event.

In the 100 back, Sequeira was just over a second off of his best of 46.71. He swam the 100 back in the first event in Saturday’s session and the 200 IM in the final Saturday race, then just raced the 100 fly this morning.

Sequeira has improved big-time since he announced his commitment to Stanford in September of 2019.

September 2019 Bests now
50 free 20.74 19.92
100 free 45.24 44.65
100 back 47.81 46.71
200 back 1:45.67 1:44.17
100 breast 59.95 57.40
100 fly 50.70 47.27*
200 IM 1:51.36 1:48.87*

*denotes a lifetime best from this weekend

Sequeira was already, by far, Stanford’s best incoming backstroker in their #2-ranked class nationally. With his butterfly development, he makes an incredibly good fly class that much stronger; the Cardinal class of 2024 already has Russian international standout Andrei Minakov leading with a world-class 50.8 in the 100 LCM fly, along with Ethan Hu (45.6/1:43.6), Preston Forst (47.4/1:43.5) and Jonathan Affeld (46.9/1:44.0).

Last season, Stanford’s best 100 flyer was 47.24, which is right where Sequeira was this morning.

On the women’s side of the intrasquad, rising high school junior Ella Jo Piersma dominated with six wins in six events.

Piersma hit lifetime bests in three events: the 100 back (57.32), 200 back (2:05.31) and 200 IM (2:08.40). She lopped 1.8 seconds off in the 100 back, 7.9 in the 200 back, and 1.5 in the 200 IM. Additionally, she collected wins in the 50 free (24.04), 100 free (51.49) and 200 free (1:51.79).

OTHER NOTABLE SWIMS

  • Rising high school senior Nathan Wall, publicly uncommitted to an NCAA program, won both breaststrokes, the 50 free and the 100 free. He clocked a 57.40 in the 100 breast (a best by .8), a 2:04.44 in the 200 breast (a best by 1.1), then was 21.98 in the 50 free (best by .8) and 47.2 in the 100 free.
  • Though Wall won the 15 & over age group in the 200 free (1:45.99), Thackston McMullan, 14, was the fastest swimmer overall at 1:45.14. McMullan won 14 & under events in all of his other events, too: the 50 free (22.36), 100 free (49.14), 100 fly (51.96) and 200 fly (1:56.84). He hit bests in all three freestyle events and took 1.6 seconds off of his old 200 fly best.

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sven

Yeesh, that fly class. If a few of them improve a bit we could see a Texas-esque 100 fly final at NCAAs.

GA Boy

Dang! Glad he was able to get under 50!

Austinpoolboy

Wow! Stanford men building a class the women can be proud of

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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