EISF 11-12 Boys Smash 17-year-old Relay Record at Iowa Age Group Championships

Shelly Turner

Collin Millage-Backstroke, Brayden Wyrick-Breast Stroke, Mason Turner-Butterfly, Parker Macho-Freestyle

Local swimmers competed this past weekend at the ISI Age Group State Swimming Championships, held in Des Moines. The Eastern Iowa Swimming Federation Boys 11-12 400-yard Medley relay team of Colin Millage, Brayden Wyrick, Mason Turner and Parker Macho broke the state record in that event that was set back in 2002 by a team from BlackHawk County. The team posted a time of 3:58.88 beating the previous record time of 4:03.07. The new time is the fastest time in the United States for the current season for the boys age 11-12 400-yard Medley Relay.

Colin Millage of Muscatine led off the relay with backstroke, followed by Brayden Wyrick of Fort Madison (Burlington, IA EISF practice group) doing breaststroke. Mason Turner of Cedar Rapids swam butterfly and Parker Macho, also of Cedar Rapids anchored the relay with freestyle. The swim won first place for the event in addition to setting the record.

The same team of boys also won 1st place at the meet in the 200-yard freestyle, and the 200-yard medley. The team of Colin Millage, Finn Martin, Mason Turner and Parker Macho also won the 400-yard freestyle relay.

“This was the first time our team has come together as a relay to set a state record, before now it was individuals rising up. It feels great to do this as a team across sites as it shows how we are growing as a unit. We had two swimmers from Cedar Rapids, one from Muscatine and one from Burlington on this relay and that was special,” said Megan Oesting, head coach and owner of Easter Iowa Swimming Federation. “This is the first State record for Colin and Brayden and we’re so thrilled to get their names on the books.  They are developing into national level athletes.  To swim as fast as the kids in places like Washington DC and Los Angeles is really something. They are leaders already and I’m excited to see them set the culture for swimming across our team in Eastern Iowa.”