Victories at Speedo Ithaca Sectionals

Hannah Cox

Hannah Cox, shown here at the meet.

Just yesterday, Hannah Cox, of the Upper Valley Aquatic Club put up an amazing double in the 100 free and 200 IM on the last night of finals at the Speedo Ithaca Sectionals.  She won the 100 free with a time of 50.71.  Trailing right behind her was Isabel Reis of Seacoast Swim Association, who took second with a 51.09.  Jinan Andrews of Phoenix Aquatic Club, who plans to swim at the US Air Force Academy, placed third with 51.18.

Cox’s second win of the night, and overall sixth win of the meet, came in the 200 IM.  She dropped over four seconds from prelims to win with a personal best time of 2:02.08.  Right behind her was Caroline Wilson, who touched with a 2:02.15.  In third came Eva Crouse of the Aquabears, who hit the wall with her personal best time of 2:02.59.

Kyra Sarazen of Seacoast Swim Association scored first in the women’s 200 back with 1:58.85, just milliseconds ahead of Linnea Lemerise of Portsmouth Swim Team, who clocked in at 1:58.88.  Third place belonged to fourteen year-old Caroline Gmelich, who came in at 2:02.76.  Dylan Sali of Cornell won his third event of the meet in the 200 back with an astounding time of 1:45.51.  Future Notre Dame swimmer Robert Whitacre of Central Jersey Aquatic Club won second with 1:46.15.  In third came Bobby Smith from Islanders Aquatics.

Drew Modrov, of the Hauppauge Athletic Association, kept his momentum after winning the 50 free two days ago by winning the 100 free with a 44.40.  New York City Aquatic Club’s David Gleason clocked in at 44.90 for second.  Tim Cabasino of Long Beach Aquatics touched third with 45.86.  Brian Poon of Phoenix Swimming won the men’s 200 IM with 1:49.10.  For second, Virginia Tech recruit Christopher Wang scored second with a personal best of 1:51.96.  Third place came to Matthew Grauslys of Executive Swim Club with 1:52.57.

The women of Scarlet Aquatics won the women’s 200 free relay with 1:32.71.  Second place came to the Jersey Gators with a 1:36.46 time.  And Central Jersey Aquatic Club scored third at 1:37.35.  New York City Aquatic Club won the men’s 200 free relay at 1:24.42.  The Hauppauge Athletic Association took second at 1:25.27.  And finally, third place came to Phoenix Swimming, who touched at 1:26.21.


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