July 3, 2019
Our National and Senior groups traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina, to compete in the Independence Day Invitational and made some fireworks of their own over the weekend!
Thirteen-year-old Kyle Malloy led an onslaught on the YFD record books. There were 12 team records broken over the course of the meet, with Malloy nabbing eight of his own.
Malloy set new marks in the 13-14 boy’s 50 & 100 freestyle, 100 & 200 backstroke, 100 & 200 butterfly, and 200 & 400 IM.
Kyle Malloy’s new records (old records in parenthesis)
50 free-27.06 (27.18*)
100 free-59.14 (59.46)
100 back-1:08.32 (1:08.99)
200 back-2:30.26 (2:34.00*)
100 fly-1:01.98 (1:03.64)
200 fly-2:19.56 (2:25.25)
200 IM-2:24.70 (2:26.31)
400 IM-5:14.01 (5:20.76)
*The 50 free and 200 back records were also broken by John Drumm and William Bishop, respectively.
Esme Blackstock added a pair of records of her own, taking down both Senior girl’s butterfly records. She dropped the 100-meter butterfly down to 1:05.22 and took the 200-meter butterfly down to 2:25.76.
There were also new records set in the 100-meter breaststroke for both the Senior girls and Senior boys. Kimberly Dutta and Emilio Vicioso both broke their existing records with new times of 1:15.17 and 1:10.18, respectively.
Big congratulations everyone!