Coach Tom Wraps Up MD State Championships
August 9, 2019
Congratulations to ALL NBAC swimmers that have concluded the 2018-2019 seasons. We still have one more group of swimmers (8) attending the 2019 USA Swimming Speedo Junior Nationals in Palo Alto, California. The meet begins tomorrow and we hope to have more great performances to report over the next week.
120 NBAC swimmers qualified and competed in the 2019 Maryland LSC Long Course Championships this past weekend. The meet had numerous outstanding performances by NBAC swimmers, highlighted by the following "Firsts":
Caroline Benda: Junior National Q Time in the 1500 Free
Lucas Calderon: Junior National Q Time in the 50 Free
Alex Lakatta: Junior National Q Time in the 200 Back
Allison Tomsuden: Junior National Q Time in the 800 Free
Bernadette Ramoy: Future's Q Time in the 100 Breast
GG Alaish: Sectional Q Time in the 50 Free
Liam Arsenault: Sectional Q Time in the 800 Free & 200 Back
Ryan Blumenfeld: Sectional Q Time in the 800 & 1500 Free, 200 Fly
Ana Hazlehurst: Sectional Q Time in the 100 & 200 Breast
Tommy Hirsch: Sectional Q Time in the 200 Breast
John Koebel: Sectional Q Time in the 1500 Free
Overall NBAC had 33 swimmers swim new or improved Sectional Qualifying Times, 21 Swimmers swim new or improved Future's Q Times and 4 Swimmers swam new Junior National Q Times.
Ryan Merani, in winning the Open Men's 100 Fly, just missed the Junior National Qualifying Time by .09. He will soon join the other 12 NBAC swimmers that have qualified for the "Real" Junior Nationals. NBAC with 12 qualifiers has more qualifiers than all of the other 39 Maryland LSC Teams.
Lucas Calderon’s 50 Free (JR Nat cut) is also a new MD State Resident Record for 15-16 Age Group.
At States’s NBAC swimmers combined to win 80 out of the 124 events at the meet. The following NBAC swimmers were High Point winners in their age groups:
10 & U Girls: Audrey Sorensen 177 Points / Shannon Conway 145 Points
11 & 12 Girls: Holly Hirsch 146.67 Points / Grace Scharper 116 Points
13 & 14 Girls: Alex Harner 136 Points
Open Girls: Caroline Benda 121 Points
!0 & U Boys: Daniel Branon 180 Points / Spencer Belbot 157 Points
11 & 12 Boys: Harry Belbot 144 Points (3rd in 11 & 12 Boys)
13 & 14 Boys: Sam Kamdin 160 Points
Open Boys: Alex Lakatta 112 Points / Tommy Hurley 103 Points
Final Team Scores:
10 & Under Combined:
11 & 12 Combined:
13 & 14 Combined:
Overall Boys Team:
Overall Girls Team:
Overall Combined Team:
Congratulations to all that competed in the 2019 MD LSC LC Champs! NBAC swimmers on what has been a tremendous year!