2019 Speedo Sectionals Minneapolis Day 4: Stege Sweeps Distance Events

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The fourth and final day of the 2019 Speedo Sectionals in Minneapolis experienced the extremes and everything in between. This evening we saw the distance swimmers conquer the 1500, then the sprint swimmers power through the 50. The 200 Individual Medley put the all-around swimmers to the test, and the 400 Medley Relay tested the team’s all around ability. 

Rachel Stege was reigned the distance queen, while Tevyn Waddell was named a force to be reckoned with in any of the strokes. Caleb Aman remained undefeated in an I.M. event at this meet, and Cameron Kelley showed his dominance in freestyle. The events covered today were the 200 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle, 1500 Freestyle and the 400 Medley Relay. 

Check out the coverage of The 2019 Speedo Sectionals in Minneapolis on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

The live results and webcast can be found on the meets home page.

Women’s 200 Individual Medley

University of Minnesota’s Tevyn Waddell kept up her winning streak to win her third event of the weekend, the 200 I.M. Waddell clocked in at a winning time of 2:19.12, slightly ahead of the second place finisher, Callahan Dunn at a 2:20.23.

Kaylynn Schoof from the Elmbrook Swim Club finished with a 2:20.53 to take third. Wisconsin Aquatics Jenna Silvestri slammed the wall at 2:21.45, with Megan Hutchins only 5 hundredths behind her at a 2:21.50. Emma Lasecki (2:22.05) finished sixth, followed by Mallory Jump (2:22.42), and Brecken Merkel (2:23.03). 

Men’s 200 Individual Medley Relay

Wisconsin Aquatic’s Caleb Aman takes his second win of the weekend and touched the wall first with a 2:03.79. Nicholas Saulnier of University of Minnesota slammed the wall next with a 2:07.36.

Aquajet’s Dolan Craine (2:08.17) completed the top three and out touched St. Charles’s Kyle Lewarchick (2:08.48). Wyoming teammates Seth Borgert (2:09.83) and James Bouda (2:09.93) took fifth of sixth respectively. Benjamin Attenberger (2:10.21) came out ahead out Mitchell Hovis (2:10.66) to place seventh and eighth.

Women’s 50 Freestyle

16 year-old Grace Cooper of Delta Aquatics took the 50 freestyle win by over seven tenths, which is arguably a large margin for the 50 freestyle. Grace Cooper touched the wall at a 25.16, followed by Mantas Swim Club’s Danielle Nack (25.82) and Fox Valley’s Mckenna Stone (25.87). Cooper, Nack, and Stone all qualified for the Olympic Trials with their respective times.

Hannah Burvill (26.00) clocked in at fourth, followed by Pyper Doo (26.32),and Kristen Anderson (26.48). Grace Hanson (26.57), and Sarah Schemmel (26.76) rounded out the A final.

Men’s 50 Freestyle

The top three of the Men’s 50 freestyle qualify for the Olympic Trials as well. Hawkeye’s Joseph Myhre was the first to the wall with a winning time of 22.91. A teammate of Myhre, Stjepan Fiolic, was second to the wall at 22.98. 16 Year-Old Connor Boyle from Fox Valley Swim Club hit the Olympic Trials on the dot with a 23.19 to take third.

Grant Sloan (23.36) clocked in next, followed by Lucas Farrar (23.52) and Kevin Braun (23.59). Matthew Thomas (23.66) and Emilio Perez (23.72) conclude the Men’s top 8.

Women’s 1500 Freestyle

Call her the Distance Freestyle queen of the 2019 Speedo Sectionals in Minneapolis, Rachel Stege wins the 1500 after winning the 400 and 800 freestyle earlier this week. Fox Valley Swim Team’s Rachel Stege had the winning time of a 17:02.58. 

Less than a second behind Stege touched University of Minnesota’s Abbey Erwin at 17:03.16. Barrington Swim Club’s Magdalena Emary finished third at a time of 17:07.41. In fourth place was Claudia Chang (17:18.04), followed by Lilian Reader (17:21.92), and Katherine Randall (17:22.46). Emily Bucaro also from Barrington, finished seventh with a 17:25.34 and Keely Tierney finished eighth at a 17:38.05.

  1 Stege, Rachel          16 Fox Valley Swim- 16:21.50Y  17:02.58  
  2 Erwin, Abbey           20 Univ Minnesota-M 17:03.32   17:03.16  
  3 Emary, Magdalena       19 Barrington Swim- 17:19.14   17:07.41  
  4 Chang, Claudia         16 Aquajets Swim Te 17:26.56   17:18.04  
  5 Reader, Lilian         14 Barrington Swim- 17:42.62   17:21.92  
  6 Randall, Katherine     15 Riptide-MN       17:42.21   17:22.46  
  7 Bucaro, Emily          15 Barrington Swim- 17:47.16   17:25.34  
  8 Tierney, Keely         18 Riptide-MN       17:48.16   17:38.05

Men’s 1500 Freestyle

Cameron Kelley dropped seventeen seconds to win the gold in the Men’s 1500 freestyle at a time of 16:03.08. Wisconsin Aquatic’s Graham Miotke (16:10.15), and Robert Niemann (16:11.60) take second and third in the event.

Griffin O’Leary (16:18.49) claimed fourth followed by Timothy Rizzo (16:19.05), Joseph Bozzi (16:27.01), and Robert Mitchell (16:29.06). Ean Vandergraaf (16:31.62)  from New Trier aquatics clutched eighth to complete the top eight.

  1 Kelley, Cameron        20 Linn-Mar Swim Te 16:20.25   16:03.08  
  2 Miotke, Graham         18 Wisconsin Aquati 16:26.85   16:10.15  
  3 Niemann, Robert        19 Wisconsin Aquati 16:24.57   16:11.60  
  4 O'Leary, Griffin       15 Barrington Swim- 16:49.10   16:18.49  
  5 Rizzo, Timothy         18 Riptide-MN       16:20.39   16:19.05  
  6 Bozzi, Joseph          16 Lincoln Way Swim 16:18.96   16:27.01  
  7 Mitchell, Robert       18 Wyoming Aquatics 15:35.56Y  16:29.06  
  8 Vandergraaf, Ean       19 New Trier Aquati 16:44.83   16:31.62

Women’s 400m Medley Relay

Elmbrook Swim Club decided to spice up the evening and pulled an “upset” win to take the gold. Elmbrook Swim Club’s winning time of 4:13.34, put them just slightly ahead of Wisconsin Aquatics at 4:15.58. St. Charles Swim Team takes third, and out touched Elmbrooks B Relay at 4:23.00. The women of Fox Valley take fifth with a 4:23.77. Riptide (4:24.55) finished sixth, followed by Maverick Swim Club (4:25.64) and Edina Swim Club (4:25.64). 

  1 Elmbrook Swim Cl-WI  'A'            4:19.46    4:13.34  
     1) Wanezek, Margaret 13          2) Thomas, Lucy 13              
     3) Tiltmann, Reilly 15           4) Schoof, Kaylyn 17            
  2 Wisconsin Aquati-WI  'A'            4:15.07    4:15.58  
     1) Lindsey, Hannah 21            2) Schultz, Avalon 20           
     3) Lampre, Isabel 19             4) Palmer, Alana 18             
  3 St Charles Swim-IL  'A'             4:19.39    4:22.01  
     1) Armstrong, Megan 17           2) Brault, Elyssa 16            
     3) Jump, Mallory 18              4) Tavierne, Anne Margaret 18   
  4 Elmbrook Swim Cl-WI  'B'            4:18.32    4:23.00  
     1) Wanezek, Abigail 15           2) Tiltmann, Reese 14           
     3) Geske, Elizabeth 15           4) Stoll, Sydney 16             
  5 Fox Valley Swim-IL  'A'             4:26.22    4:23.77  
     1) Ruan, Tiffanie 16             2) Kale, Divya 18               
     3) Stone, Mckenna 16             4) Stege, Rachel 16             
  6 Riptide-MN  'A'                     4:24.18    4:24.55  
     1) Leonard, Kelly 20             2) Liesinger, Kiera 15          
     3) Craig, Winter 17              4) Dougan, Claudia 17           
  7 Maverick Swim Cl-IL  'A'            4:27.96    4:25.64  
     1) Puccini, Alexa 17             2) Willhite, Kellie 17          
     3) Collins, Paige 16             4) Bludgen, Laurel 17           
  8 Edina Swim Club-MN  'B'             4:28.37    4:26.05  
     1) McCarthy, Kathryn 14          2) Elie, Elena 18               
     3) Merkel, Brecken 16            4) Niebuhr, Elle 17

Men’s 400m Medley Relay

The Men of the Fox Valley Swim Team dominated each leg of the relay to take gold in the event. The anchor of Fox Valley slammed the wall at a 3:47.67, about two seconds ahead of the closest team. Wisconsin Aquatics (3:49.33) and Wyoming Aquatics (3:49.46) put up a tough battle, but in the end Wisconsin took third while Wyoming took fourth. St Charles Swim Team (3:54.41) out touched Elmbrook Swim Club (3:54.45) by only four hundredths of a second. In sixth and seventh were Illinois club’s West Swim Club (3:55.14) and West Chicago Sharks (3:55.64). To conclude the top eight of the men, Aquajets Swim Team kept it below 4:00 with a final time of 3:59.93.

  1 Fox Valley Swim-IL  'A'             3:50.91    3:47.67  
     1) St. George, Maximilian 22     2) Simpson, Jared 19            
     3) Deshpande, Aayush 17          4) Boyle, Connor 16             
  2 Wisconsin Aquati-WI  'A'            3:51.24    3:49.33  
     1) Aman, Caleb 19                2) Attenberger, Benjamin 20     
     3) Niziolek, Frank 19            4) Braun, Kevin 21              
  3 Wyoming Aquatics-WY  'A'            3:56.39    3:49.46  
     1) Klatt, Tyler 21               2) Hovis, Mitchell 20           
     3) Musser, Philip 21             4) Harlan, Jacob 21             
  4 St Charles Swim-IL  'A'             4:01.80    3:54.41  
     1) Windle, Calvin 16             2) Myhre, William 18            
     3) Lewarchick, Kyle 19           4) Filipovic, Aleksej 15        
  5 Elmbrook Swim Cl-WI  'A'            3:55.11    3:54.45  
     1) Schoof, Mason 19              2) Van Cleave, Kevin 22         
     3) Linnihan, Michael 17          4) Linnihan, Ryan 18            
  6 West Swim Club-IL  'A'              3:56.93    3:55.14  
     1) Lahmann, Nolan 16             2) Rhode, Mason 17              
     3) Vitek, Jeffrey 19             4) Lahmann, Donovan 18          
  7 West Chicago Sha-IL  'A'            3:57.89    3:55.64  
     1) Wolford, Kyle 17              2) Clasen, Garrett 19           
     3) Cook, Teegan 16               4) White, Patrick 18            
  8 Aquajets Swim Te-MN  'A'            3:53.93    3:56.79  
     1) Demidov, Artem 16             2) Deng, Alexander 16           
     3) Pan, James 15                 4) Breazeale, Anderson 18

After a four long days of racing during the 2019 Speedo Sectionals in Minneapolis, the top eight teams that shined above the others were:

  1. Wisconsin Aquatics: 906
  2. Elmbrook Swim Club: 462
  3. Fox Valley Swim Team: 445
  4. University of Minnesota: 390
  5. Barrington Swim Club: 354.5
  6. Wyoming Aquatics: 348
  7. Riptide: 313.5
  8. St. Charles Swim Team: 271

Live results had a technical issue with some of the events.

 

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