July 30, 2019
Several new records were set this past weekend at the MVN Summer Junior Olympics.
National Age Group Records:
A new 13-14 Boys National Age group record was set in the 400m Free Relay, where Allen Cai, Mitchell Schott, Joey Chang, and Nick Grulke combined for a 3:37.47. That record previously stood at 3:37.77 and already belonged to NOVA. Owen Kao, Justin Nguyen, Andrew Koustik, and Hunter Hitchens had owned that record since 2014.
A second National Age Group record in the 13-14 Boys 400 Medley Relay set by Allen Cai, Mitchell Schott, Matthew Lou and Christopher Leung in a time of 3:58.40. This record had barely been around for a week, as it was set just last weekend by the Saratasota Tsunami.
Lastly, Grulke, Chang, Schott, Cai combined to go 7:54.15 in the 800m Free Relay, taking over a second and a half off a record which again had been set by Sarasota last weekend.
NOVA Team records:
Derek Hitchens set the 11-12 Boys 50-meter Back stroke record with a time of 30.28. The previous record was held by Shawn Lou (30.48).
Lia Wiyanto, Madison Colinayo, Taylor Park, and Ariel Lin set a new record in the 200m Free Relay with a time of 1:54.70. The old record had been set little over a month ago by Wiyanto, Park, Lin, and Sophia Zhu. Going into this year the record of 1:56.04 was held by Courtney Cashion, Jane Hwang, Jessie Hubert, and Yuki Kikuchi in 1998.
Ryan Chang, Matthew Lou, Christopher Leung, and Allen Cai set a new record in the 200m Medley Relay 1:52.13. The same group held the old record of 1:52.67 done at this year's JAG Championships. Prior to this year, the record was 1:53.01 Shawn Lou, Arnold Su, Sean Slusiewicz, Kevin Tu set in 2015.