2019 Speedo Sectionals Minneapolis Day 3: Peter Larson Takes Both Backstrokes

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Photo Courtesy: Twitter, @GopherSwimDive The University of Minnesota’s Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center

Day Three has matched the outside’s temperature and brought the heat in today’s races at the 2019 Speedo Sectionals in Minneapolis. The McHugh brothers stole the spectators hearts again and went 1-2 in the Mens 200 Breaststroke. University of Minnesota’s Tevyn Waddell won both the 200m Backstroke and 100 Butterfly tonight, which gave some serious points to her team. University of Texas in Austin Commit Peter Larson showcased his talent to take on his second backstroke win of the weekend. Wisconsin Aquatics, Fox Valley Swim Team, and Elmbrook Swim Club continue to be in the lead.

The Speedo Sectionals in Minneapolis live results and webcast can be found on the meets home page.

Women’s 200m Backstroke

Last night’s 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle runner up, Tevyn Waddell, showed up today extra ready to win today and not take second for an answer. Waddell, of University of Minnesota, destroyed the field by four seconds to win the event at a 2:10.78.

Wisconin Aquatics Margaret Guanci touched at a 2:15.08 to take second. Less than a second behind Guanci was Jamie Kolar, who clocked in at 2:15.85 to take the bronze. In fourth place was Kaylyn Schoof (2:16.91), followed by Margaret Wanezek (2:17.16),and Hannah Lindsey (2:19.63). Kelly Leonard (2:21.02), and then Katelyn Blattner (2:24.67) finished seventh and eighth.

  1 Waddell, Tevyn         21 Univ Minnesota-M  2:14.06    2:10.78  
  2 Guanci, Margaret       19 Wisconsin Aquati  2:14.25    2:15.08  
  3 Kolar, Jamie           20 Hinsdale Swim Cl  2:17.51    2:15.85  
  4 Schoof, Kaylyn         17 Elmbrook Swim Cl  2:17.51    2:16.91  
  5 Wanezek, Margaret      13 Elmbrook Swim Cl  2:17.83    2:17.16  
  6 Lindsey, Hannah        21 Wisconsin Aquati  2:17.92    2:19.63  
  7 Leonard, Kelly         20 Riptide-MN        2:19.10    2:21.02  
  8 Blattner, Katelyn      19 Wyoming Aquatics  2:19.96    2:24.67

Men’s 200m Backstroke

Peter Larson, a University of Texas at Austin commit is on a roll and won the 200m backstroke this evening after winning the 100m on Friday. Not only did Larson win, he also qualified for the Olympic trials with his time of 2:02.07 tonight. 15 year-old Griffin O’Leary took second with a 2:05.59, and untouched 21 year-old Michael Tegeler at 2:05.98.

University of Minnesota’s Nicholas Saulnier (2:07.11) placed fourth. Fifth through seventh came down to the touch, as they were all within four tenths of each other. Drew Harris touched first (2:08.32), followed by Jared Simpson (2:08.61), and Patrick Gridley (2:08.78). Collin Schuster rounded out the A final at 2:09.69.

  1 Larson, Peter          18 Edina Swim Club-  2:01.92    2:02.07  
  2 O'Leary, Griffin       15 Barrington Swim-  2:07.79    2:05.59  
  3 Tegeler, Michael       21 Uic Aquatics-IL   2:07.81    2:05.98  
  4 Saulnier, Nicholas     21 Univ Minnesota-M  2:08.74    2:07.11  
  5 Harris, Drew           17 Stevens Point Ar  2:07.84    2:08.32  
  6 Simpson, Jared         19 Fox Valley Swim-  2:08.57    2:08.61  
  7 Gridley, Patrick       19 Nasa Wildcats-IL  2:08.66    2:08.78  
  8 Schuster, Collin       17 Dubuque Area Swi  2:07.05    2:09.69

Women’s 400m Freestyle

Rachel Stege swam the 400 Freestyle in Katie Ledecky style, beating the competitors by body lengths. Also the clear winner of the 800 freestyle on Thursday, Rachel Stege of Fox Valley Swim Team won the 400 Freestyle at an Olympic Trial Cut time at 4:13.36. 

Katherine Sullivan (4:19.36) and Madison Waechter (4:20.71) completed the top three. Abbey Erwin took home fourth at 4:20.85, and Magdalena Emary took fifth at 4:25.04. In sixth was Katherine Randall (4:25.26) followed by Alivia Lindorfer (4:29.23) and Schuyler Dupont (4:29.24). 

  1 Stege, Rachel          16 Fox Valley Swim-  4:23.82    4:13.36  
  2 Sullivan, Katherine    19 Kansas City Blaz  4:23.01    4:19.36  
  3 Waechter, Madison      20 Wisconsin Aquati  4:22.00    4:20.71  
  4 Erwin, Abbey           20 Univ Minnesota-M  4:22.07    4:20.85  
  5 Emary, Magdalena       19 Barrington Swim-  4:26.68    4:25.04  
  6 Randall, Katherine     15 Riptide-MN        4:26.64    4:25.26  
  7 Lindorfer, Alivia      18 St Croix Swim Cl  4:27.57    4:29.23  
  8 Dupont, Schuyler       16 Mako Aquatics-MN  4:27.01    4:29.24

Men’s 400m Freestyle

The Men’s 400m Free was a race to the finish. Cameron Kelley and Ryan Netzel battled the entire race, but in the end Cameron Kelley touched first at a 3:57.12. Only 2 tenths behind touched Ryan Netzel, with Robert Niemann being the next closest touch at 4:01.83.

Jacob Harlan (4:03.62) and Graham Miotke (4:03.75) swam up another great show, as Harlan came out ahead. Ean Vandergraaf (4:05.08), Eric Geunes (4:05.96), and Maxwell Lezer (4:08.11) close out the top eight for men. 

  1 Kelley, Cameron        20 Linn-Mar Swim Te  4:02.74    3:57.12  
  2 Netzel, Ryan           19 Wyoming Aquatics  4:01.44    3:57.32  
  3 Niemann, Robert        19 Wisconsin Aquati  4:02.17    4:01.83  
  4 Harlan, Jacob          21 Wyoming Aquatics  4:04.54    4:03.62  
  5 Miotke, Graham         18 Wisconsin Aquati  4:04.25    4:03.75  
  6 Vandergraaf, Ean       19 New Trier Aquati  4:05.42    4:05.08  
  7 Geunes, Eric           21 Wisconsin Aquati  4:04.14    4:05.96  
  8 Lezer, Maxwell         20 Univ Minnesota-M  4:07.30    4:08.11

Women’s 100m Breaststroke

Swimming in ones home pool can give a swimmer a little advantage, and Lindsey Kozelsky embraced the advantage and swam with it here at the Speedo Sectionals in Minneapolis. University of Minnesota’s very own, Lindsey Kozelsky (1:09.52) won the event by a second over the field.

Lucy Thomas of Elmbrook Aquatics (1:10.35) and Avalon Schultz of Wisconsin Aquatics (1:10.65) touched second and third respectively. Vanessa Hermann (1:11.28), Jenna Silvestri (1:11.77), and Lily Borgenheimer (1:11.85) all earned 1:11’s to take fourth through sixth. In seventh and eighth were Jordyn Wentzel (1:12.23), and Emma Lezer (1:13.80).

Men’s 100m Breaststroke

We are back at it again with the McHugh brothers taking 1-2 in a breaststroke event! But this time around, Connor McHugh (1:01.82)  out touched his younger brother and 200 Breaststroke winner of the meet, Maxwell McHugh (1:01.97) by one tenth of a second. Both McHugh brothers qualified for the Olympic trials with their respective times. 

Mitchell Hovis of Wyoming took third at 1:02.84, and also qualified for the Olympic trials. Fourth place was Hayden Zheng (1:03.37) and fifth place was Garrett Clasen (1:03.74), who both were close to the trials cut of 1:03.29, but just missed it. Weston Credit (1:04.42), Caleb Aman (1:04.49), and Aedan Lewis (1:05.31) completed the top eight of this exciting race.

Women’s 100m Butterfly

Tevyn Waddell of The University of Minnesota wins her second event in the of the night in the 100 Butterfly, just shortly after her win in the 200 backstroke earlier in the evening. Waddell won with a 1:00.01, and Reily Tiltmann came in second with a 1:00.35. Scarlet Martin clocked in at a 1:00.97, with the 200 Freestyle winner Hannah Burvill trailing close behind her at 1:01.06. St. Charles Swim Team’s Mallory Jump (1:01.12) took the sweet fifth spot, followed by Kelsey Drake (1:01.34), Ruby Martin (1:01.52), and Mckenna Stone (1:02.10).

Men’s 100m Butterfly

University of Minnesota’s Matthew Thomas (54.59) out touched Wisconsin Aquatics Frank Niziolek (54.69) by a tenth of a second to take the gold in the Men’s 100m Butterfly. 

Third place went to West’s Jeffrey Vitek at 54.85, and fourth place went to Wisconsin Aquatics Kevin Bruan at 55.09. Michael Linnihan clocked in at 55.19, followed by Kaiser Neverman (55.67) and Tyler Klatt (56.38). Phillip Musser rounded up the top 8 with a 56.59.

Women’s 800m Freestyle Relay

Wisconsin Aquatics showed complete dominance in the event, and crushed the field by over 4 seconds at 8:23.82. The Fox Valley Swim Team still brought the heat with a time of 3:28.33 to touch second, and out touched the Elmbrook B Relay at 8:28.74. The A Relay of Barrington finished next with a 3:39.43, and was followed by Mako Aquatics (8:31.93), Edina Swim Club (8:33.70), Riptide (3:34.18), and Barrington’s B relay (8:37.87).

  1 Wisconsin Aquati-WI  'A'            8:21.69    8:23.82  
     1) Palmer, Alana 18              2) Lindsey, Hannah 21           
     3) Stupar, Julia 19              4) Waechter, Madison 20         
  2 Fox Valley Swim-IL  'A'             8:34.33    8:28.33  
     1) Ruan, Tiffanie 16             2) Stege, Kristen 18            
     3) Stone, Mckenna 16             4) Stege, Rachel 16             
  3 Elmbrook Swim Cl-WI  'B'            8:35.17    8:28.74  
     1) Schoof, Kaylyn 17             2) Stoll, Sydney 16             
     3) Wanezek, Margaret 13          4) Tiltmann, Reilly 15          
  4 Barrington Swim-IL  'A'             8:25.55    8:29.43  
     1) Bucaro, Emily 15              2) Smith, Jane 17               
     3) Reader, Lilian 14             4) O'Leary, Bridget 17          
  5 Mako Aquatics-MN  'A'               8:36.52    8:31.93  
     1) Dupont, Schuyler 16           2) Parker, Melissa 18           
     3) Rauker, Grace 16              4) Ottem, Ellery 14             
  6 Edina Swim Club-MN  'A'             8:25.36    8:33.70  
     1) Jia, Yvonne 15                2) McCarthy, Kathryn 14         
     3) McCarthy, Kelli 19            4) Burns, Alison 17             
  7 Riptide-MN  'A'                     8:31.81    8:34.18  
     1) Dougan, Claudia 17            2) Randall, Katherine 15        
     3) Burg, Nicole 17               4) Soudakova, Yekaterina 17     
  8 Barrington Swim-IL  'B'             8:36.70    8:37.87  
     1) Emary, Magdalena 19           2) Donfris, Addisyn 15          
     3) Buytendorp, Allison 16        4) Tokarz, Jennifer 16

Men’s 800 Freestyle Relay

The Men’s 800m Freestyle relay had an identical result of the Women 800m Free Telay results with the top three teams. Wisconsin Aquatics proved their depth to take the win at 7:39.17. Fox Valley Swim team finished strong to take second at 3:47.95. In third was the Elmbrook Swim Club at 7:51.49. Illinois Club’s West Swim Club (7:53.70), and St. Charles Swim Team (7:54.28) took on fourth and fifth. Ywca Flying Fish (8:00.87) finished next, followed by Hinsdale Swim Club (8:01.57), and Barrington Swim Club (8:03.18).

  1 Wisconsin Aquati-WI  'A'            7:35.42    7:39.17  
     1) Geunes, Eric 21               2) Braun, Kevin 21              
     3) Niemann, Robert 19            4) Aman, Caleb 19               
  2 Fox Valley Swim-IL  'A'             7:46.27    7:47.95  
     1) Boyle, Connor 16              2) Conrads, Lucas 16            
     3) Hiss, Jack 18                 4) Deshpande, Arnav 15          
  3 Elmbrook Swim Cl-WI  'A'            7:45.04    7:51.49  
     1) Linnihan, Michael 17          2) Linnihan, Ryan 18            
     3) Van Cleave, Kevin 22          4) Schoof, Mason 19             
  4 West Swim Club-IL  'A'              7:56.93    7:53.70  
     1) McCarthy, Connor 16           2) Vitek, Jeffrey 19            
     3) Lahmann, Donovan 18           4) Dunne, Conor 18              
  5 St Charles Swim-IL  'A'             7:52.45    7:54.28  
     1) Lewarchick, Kyle 19           2) Williams, Richard 17         
     3) Windle, Calvin 16             4) Filipovic, Aleksej 15        
  6 Ywca Flying Fish-IL  'A'            8:06.91    8:00.87  
     1) Martin, Aaron 15              2) Ziolkowski, Evan 20          
     3) Dillon, Aidan 19              4) Hackley, Thomas 19           
  7 Hinsdale Swim Cl-IL  'A'            8:00.05    8:01.56  
     1) Tommasone, Nicholas 16        2) Jensen, Jay 17               
     3) Thorell, Jack 17              4) Cochlan, Cullen 17           
  8 Barrington Swim-IL  'A'             8:01.30    8:03.18  
     1) Langlois, Daniel 16           2) O'Leary, Colin 20            
     3) Rocks, Benjamin 14            4) O'Leary, Griffin 15

After day three, Wisconsin Aquatics has the lead at 557 points, followed by Fox Valley Swim Team at 262 points, and Elmbrook Swim Club with 254 points.

The 2019 Speedo Sectionals in Minneapolis will continue tomorrow at prelims at promptly at 9 a.m. CT and finals that will begin at 6 p.m. The events will include the 200 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle, the 1500 Freestyle, and the 400 Medley Relay.

Live results had a technical issue with some of the events… we will update when the issue is fixed.