March 1, 2018
Congrats to all 14 & Under YOTA Swimmers for an amazing weekend at Age Group Champs. There were six team relay records set over this past weekend as well as seven individual events. Congrats to all swimmers on a great start to the championship season!
Relay Records Set:
11 – 12 Girls 200 Free Relay: L. Welsh, M. Oliaro, C. Healey, S. Jennings swam a time of 1:43.05 to break the previous record by over a second set by S. Xu, K. Day, J. Earnshaw, S. Armond in 2017 1:44.30.
11 – 12 Girls 400 Free Relay: A. Prucha, M. Oliaro, A. Kinlaw, L. Welsh swam a time of 3:49.22 to break the previous record of 3:50.90 set by K. Kerstetter, M. Myers, L. Haseltine, C. Cooper from 2003.
11 – 12 Girls 200 Medley Relay: L. Welsh, S. Jennings, M. Oliaro, C. Healey blasted a time of 1:54.67 to break the previous record by over two seconds of 1:56.71 set by L. Welsh, J. Earnshaw, K. Day, S. Xu from 2017.
11 – 12 Girls 400 Medley Relay: L. Welsh, S. Jennings, M. Oliaro, A. Kinlaw swam a time of 4:14.86 to shatter the previous record of 4:19.18 set by L. Welsh, J. Earnshaw, K. Day, S. Xu from 2017.
Boys 10 & Under 200 Medley Relay: E. Liang, T. Bolduc, R. Sutherland, C. Jennings swam a time of 2:10.29 to get under the previous record of 2:11.29 set by J. Suits, M. Lawson, C. Lauffer, C. Lam from 2009.
13 – 14 Boys 200 Medley Relay: M. Congiusta, A. Xu, Lucas Ansede, T. Coppedge swam a time of 1:39.59 to knock almost a second off the previous record of 1:40.43 from 2017.
Individual Records Set:
9 – 10 Girls: Angela Yang swam a time of 1:00.59 to break the previous record of 1:00.87 set by Shannon O’Connell from 1995.
11 – 12 Girls: Lilly Welsh broke records in the 50 Back (27.72) and 100 Back (58.71) that were held by Sabrina Benson from 2006 with times of 28.06 and 59.93, respectively. She rebroke her own record in the 200 Back from 2017 (2:10.08) with a time of 2:06.79. Lily also set the team record in the 100 IM with a time of 1:01.83 breaking Brooke Morgan’s record from 2014 (1:03.56).
11 – 12 Boys: Lucca Battaglini broke also broke both the 50 Back (27.23) and the 100 Back (58.19) team records previously held by Michael Moore (27.48, 58.26) set back in 2015.
The following athletes qualified for NC Select Camp (top 5 finish in individual event):
9 – 10 Boys: Tyler Bolduc, Curry Jennings, Ethan Liang, Ryan Sutherland
11 – 12 Girls: Spencer Jennings, Lilly Welsh
11 – 12 Boys: Maxwell Ayers, Lucca Battaglini
13 – 14 Girls: Hailey Hicks