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Records Fall as YOTA Places 3rd at NCS Age Group Champs

Records fall as YOTA Places 3rd at NCS Age Group Champs!

YOTA had a great weekend at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, NC February 23rd – 26th. Many personal best times were achieved, new Age Group Sectional cuts, new Y National Cuts along with one individual and eight relay records. This was a total team effort by all YOTA swimmers to secure YOTA’s highest finish at the NCS SCY Age Group Championships since 2011.

Final Meet Results can be found HERE.

Congrats to the following swimmers who broke YOTA Team Records this past weekend:

11 – 12 Girls 200 Yard Breaststroke
Julia Earnshaw swam a time of 2:34.22 to break Jenna Maloy’s record of 2:36.45 from 2016.

11 – 12 Girls 200 Yard Free Relay
Savannah Xu, Keenan Day, Julia Earnshaw, and Samantha Armand swam a time of 1:44.30 to break the previous record of 1:44.72 held by Katie Carson, Bryn O’Connor, Abbie Tapper, and Hailey Hicks from 2015.

11 – 12 Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay
Lily Welsh, Julia Earnshaw, Keenan Day, and Savannah Xu swam a time of 1:56.71 to break the previous record of 1:57.31 swam by Hailey Hicks, Jenna Maloy, Abbie Tapper, and Kate Speerschneider in 2016.

11 – 12 Girls 400 Yard Medley Relay
The quartet of Lily Welsh, Julia Earnshaw, Keenan Day, and Savannah Xu swam a time of 4:19.18 to break one of the oldest relay records on the books. The previous record was 4:19.49 set it 2004 by N. Miller, E. McDonnell, H. Lee, and E. Burke.

13 – 14 Girls 800 Yard Free Relay
Megan Carson, Nora Bergstrom, Emma Murtaugh, and Katie Carson set the new team record with a  time of 7:51.46 breaking the previous record of 7:51.73 set by Marissa James, Sam Medlin, Lauren Soleo, and Jordan Kohut in 2013.

Boys 11 – 12 400 Yard Free Relay
Ross Noble, John Reese Taylor, Lucca Battaglini, and Ayden Xu set the new record with a time of 3:40.91. They broke former the record of 3:41.68 held by Perry Becker, Shaw Satterfield, Jay Baker, and Mikey Moore from 2015.

Boys 11 – 12 400 Yard Medley Relay
Ross Noble, John Reese Taylor, Lucca Battaglini, and Ayden Xu swam a time of 4:05.96 to shatter the previous record of 4:07.92 set by Tommy Coppedge, Camden McGovern, Ross Noble, and Lucas Ansede from 2016.

Boys 13 – 14 200 Yard Free Relay
Shaw Satterfield, Perry Becker, Tommy Coppedge, and Jack Benton swam a time of 1:30.56 to break the previous record of 1:31.03 held by Jon Suits, Karl Boynton, Brian Legarth, and Cole Ammerman.

Boys 13 – 14 400 Yard Medley Relay
Jack Benton, Perry Becker, Sam Faber, and Shaw Satterfield swam a time of 3:38.16 to break the previous record of 3:38.62 set by Karly Boynton, Chase Binion, Brian Legarth, and Jon Suits.

Congrats to all the new YOTA Swim Team record holders! This was a great weekend for the team – keep up the great work for the final meets of the season.

Go YOTA!