Katie Grimes Sets Trio of Meet Records at California Sectionals Finale!


We’ve finished the Huntington Beach Sectionals. Again, Luka Mijatovic stole the show in the last session when he broke his national record in the 1000 meters for 13–14-year-olds. He came in second place overall, behind Luke Ellis, who set a new best time and meet record by more than 12 seconds (8:45.19).

One more Sandpiper, Joshua Brown, finished third in 8:50.67 and broke the 9:00 barrier for the first time. In 8:51.54, Gabriel Manteufel swam the fastest out of the early heats and finished fourth overall. It was a big personal best and the #5 time for 15–16-year-old boys.

Katie Grimes ended her weekend by breaking three meet marks. A best time of 1:50.56 seconds helped her win the 200-yard backstroke event. That beat Bella Sims’s meet record of 1:51.69 from 2021 when she was on the Sandpiper team.

The next two events Grimes was back in the water and won the 200 IM (1:56.44). That was slower than her best time of 1:55.33, but it was still faster than Ella Eastin’s record from 2014 (1:56.78).

Katie Grimes Swims Three Meet Records to Close Out California Sectionals

Within the 400-meter free relay, Grimes (49.79), Rebecca Diaconescu (48.82), Applejean Gwinn (51.65), and Claire Weinstein (50.29), together clocked 3:20.55, beating Novaquatics’ previous record of 3:21.14 set in 2003.

The group beat everyone else by more than 3.5 seconds. Before the break, Diaconescu (49.03) and Weinstein (49.17) went 1-2 in the 100-meter free. After Grimes, Diaconescu came in second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:55.74), and Gwinn came in second in the 200-meter individual medley (2:00.70).

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