Swimming Strong On Day 3 Of NCSA Junior Nationals


The Clippers continued swimming very strong again today at the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando Florida. After day 3 of the 5 day extravaganza the Clippers continued to add points to the scoreboard.
The night was started off with Mary Bank winning her heat in the 50 fly and finishing17th place in her first individual final swim in her Junior National career. Ellen Williamson then followed with a blazing 8th place finish to climb on the podium for her 3rd time of the meet.

Shortly after the 50 fly, Ellen took to the water in the 400 IM where she finished a strong 15th place. In prelims Ellen’s time of 4:20.04 broke the team record. Shane Coltharp qualified this morning 16th in the 400 IM just off his best time. Tonight from lane one Shane got out to a quick start and moved up 4 spots to finish 12th with a life time best time and ranks him as the 2nd fastest boy in team history.

To finish the night off the girls 400 free relay made up of Krissie Brandenburg, Mary Bank, Molly Hinken and Ellen Williamson raced to a new team record and an 8th place finish overall in the meet.

As of tonight, the Clippers are 12th overall combined and the girls are 6th. Tomorrow’s events are the 100 back, 200 breast, 500 free, 100 fly and the 200 free relay.