Somerset Valley YMCA Wins 2017 LC YMCA National Combined Team Championship!

This past week, 39 SVY athletes were in action in Greensboro, NC competing at Long Course YMCA Nationals.  After four and a half days of racing against 900 athletes and 104 teams, Team SVY finished 1st Overall in the combined team standings.  The Men’s team also took home some hardware, finishing 2nd Overall.  The Women’s team finished 6th Overall.

A total of 26 team records were broken throughout the week, including 11 in the 13-14 age group, 7 in the 15-18 age group, and 8 Open team records.  Fifteen different athletes from three different practice groups contributed to the team score with individual points.

Congratulations to our individual event champions:

Riley Pestorius – Men’s 1500 FR – 16:07.56 (Speedo Summer Junior National standard)

Matt Fallon – Men’s 400 IM – 4:32.52 (Speedo Summer Junior National standard)

Congratulations to all SVY athletes past and present.  Only 38 more days until the start of the SC 2017-18 campaign.  Looking forward to continuing to raise the bar for the program!

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