Kenisha Liu Wins Her Third Individual Event on Day 2 in Roseville

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Photo Courtesy: Donna Nelson

With an exciting start to the night, the women’s 200 meter free took off with the top three all finishing within about a half second of each other.  Mckenna Meyer stole first with a best time of 2:03.31, while Liberty Gilbert out touched Halladay Kinsey for second.  Gilbert clocked in a time of 2:03.89 and Kinsey finished at 2:03.93.

As for the men’s 200 meter free, it was another close race tonight with Michael Tenney out touching Matthew Elkington for the win.  Tenney finished with a best time of 1:54.20, while Elkington was right behind him at 1:54.60. Behind Elkington, Daniel Ilin finished third with a best time of 1:55.62.

After going into the finals as the third seed, Kenisha Liu had her third individual win of the meet, finishing first in the women’s 400 meter IM with a time of 4:47.77. After taking the lead right from the start, Liu never let up on the rest of the final heat. Mckenna Meyer touched second behind Liu with a best time of 4:49.83.

Battling from behind, Hunter Lane had an amazing last hundred in the men’s 400 meter IM to steal the win with a time of 4:36.80.  After leading the race until the final 50 meters, Ike Shirakata touched second behind Lane with a best time of 4:38.00. Shirakata touched just ahead of Daniel Marella who also finished with a best time of 4:38.00.

Moving on to the women’s 100 meter back, Colleen Humel crushed the final heat tonight, dropping a second from her preliminary time and clocking in a time of 1:03.54.  Madison Frederick touched second behind Humel with a time of 1:04.27, out touching Alexandra Crisera who finished third at 1:04.46.

As the final individual event of the night, Shayne Fleming stole the win in the men’s 100 meter back with a time of 58.04.  Payton Sorenson was second behind Fleming at 58.67, while Steven Medvedev finished third clocking in a time of 59.12.

With the 400 meter free relays left to finish the night, after battling the Marin Pirates the entire race, the women’s A relay for Brea Aquatics finished first with a time of 3:52.02.  Marin Pirates A relay was second, clocking in at 3:52.70, followed by Davis Arden Racing team who touched at 3:53.68.

On the men’s side, it was a tight race until the final hundred, when the A relay for Tiger Aquatics pulled ahead of the top seed De Anza Cupertino Aquatics.  Tiger Aquatics finished first at 3:29.58, with their anchor Miles Mackenzie splitting a blazing 50.63 to beat De Anza Cupertino Aquatics who finished second at 3:30.76.

Day three of the Roseville Sectionals continues tomorrow with the men’s and women’s 200 meter back, 100 meter breast, 100 meter fly and 400 meter free.

All results can be found on the Meet Mobile App. 

 

1 comment

  1. avatar
    Dan Meyer

    It would seem that there is no olympic trial let down, Kenesha and Mckenna are still puting up great times and fast swims. Its great to see these ladies continue to post best times. UCLA and San Diego state should have some great swims coming up in the uocoming season