Switkowski Wins Men’s 400 FR With 3:51 At Gainesville Sectional Day 3


On the 3rd day of the Speedo Sectional in Gainesville, FL (search “Southern Zone South Sectional Championships” on MeetMobile for results), Jan Switkowski took the men’s 400 free with a 3:51.31, beating runner-up Khader Baqlah by 5.4 seconds. That time is only .74 seconds off Switkowski’s personal best of 3:50.57, which he set in 2016. Kensey McMahon took the women’s 400, posting a 4:16.07 t0 shave half a second off her best of 4:16.54.

With Caeleb Dressel scratching both the 50 fly and 50 free on day 3, the field was wide open. Switkowski also won the 50 fly, posting a 24.37 to out-touch Isaac Daivis (24.51). Enzo Martinez Scarpe took the men’s 50 free, touching in 23.07, just ahead of Khader Baqlah (23.27).

Isabel Ivey won the women’s 100 back, posting a 1:02.25. She was out pretty fast, hitting the 50 mark at 29.93, but lagged abit, coming home in 32.32. In prelims, Ivey posted a 1:01.63, just off her personal best of 1:01.36. Ivey also took the 200 IM, swimming a 2:17.47. She took the race out very quick, posting a 28.62 on the fly split, and 34.91 on backstroke for a 1:03.53 first 100.

Grace Redding took the women’s 50 fly in a very tight race. Redding posted a 27.32, touching just ahead of Talia Bates (27.40), and Letizia Bertelli (27.56).

Mark Szaranek won the men’s 200 IM with a 2:03.32, narrowly beating Grant Sanders, who came in at 2:03.55. Szaranek has been under 2 minutes already this season, swimming a 1:59.24 at the Commonwealth Games in April.

Share if you enjoyed this post!

Source link