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Cambridge Y Wins New England Masters Title, 8 USMS Records Broken -- April 13, 2002

By Bob Seltzer

BOSTON, April 12. MORE than 670 swimmers ranging in age from 20 to 80 participated in the 2002 New England Short Course Yard Championships held this year at
Harvard University's Blodgett Pool from Friday April 5th through Sunday April 7th.

This is the largest Masters swim competition east of
California and this contest was both the largest and fastest NE Championship meet ever.

Cambridge Masters (CMSC) won the 2002 NEM Workout Group competition outscoring more than 40 NEM-recognized workout groups throughout New England. Eight United States Masters (USMS) national records and 104 New England masters records were broken
over the weekend.

CMSC TRIUMPHS
We predicted a close contest for this year's championships between Great Bay (GBM), the defending 2001 SCY Championship and CMSC, which last year lost the SCY Championship for the first time since the meet has been held at Harvard's Blodgett Pool. Initially it looked like this would be a dogfight for first place since CMSC finished the first day only 1 point ahead of GBM. On Saturday, the CMSC swimmers showed up in force and their lead over GBM increased to more than 300 points. By Sunday, it appeared that CMSC had the meet won and the only question was whether they could prevail over GBM by more than 400 points and thereby win the NEM Grand Championship (cumulative points scored in SCM, One Hour Swim and SCY championships).

The CMSC troops rallied, kept the scratches to a
minimum and put together lots of relay to win by almost 1,000 points over GBM. Congratulations to coach Rob Berry and his swimmers.

Minuteman held on to third place keeping a resurgent Andover Y from claiming its first top three finish. In fact, all of the Y workout groups improved greatly over last year's performance (when the meet conflicted
with Y Nationals) and 5 of the top 10 places were claimed by NEM Y Workout groups. Other NEM workout groups with big improvements over last year included East Providence Masters (+312) and Nashua Peguins (+661).

Congratulations to all 40 NEM Workout Groups for this year's great performance.

Combined Team Scores - New England Masters
1 Cambridge Masters CMSC-NE 3,402.5
2 Great Bay Masters GBM-NE 2,412.5
3 Minuteman Masters MMAN-NE 1,861.5
4 Andover YMCA ANA-NE 1,452
5 East Providence Masters EPROV-NE 993
6 Nashua Penguins NASHP-NE 803.5
7 Beverly YMCA BEVY-NE 649.5
8 North Suburban YMCA NSUBY-NE 634
9 WNEC Golden Bears WNEC-NE 500
10 South County YMCA SOCOY-NE 420


8 USMS NATIONAL RECORDS ARE BROKEN
The swimming was exceptionally fast at this year's NE SCY Championship. A number of people "aged-up" at this meet hoping to move up in the final standing only to find that with the increased competition it's getting harder each year to improve your position within the age group.

That wasn't a problem for Joel Feldman, who moved into the Women's 50-54 age group or Jim Harvey who just joined the very competitive Men's 35-39 as they both broke listed United States Masters National records.

Joel Feldman set two USMS National Women 50-54 records in the 50 freestyle (25.83) and 50 backstroke (30.72). Jim Harvey broke the USMS National Men 35-39 record in the 200 individual medley (1:53.98).

Five years ago, NEM assembled a relay team of 45+ men that broke several USMS National records. [The 800 free relay records still stands]. This year, NEM put together a relay team of 45+ women that clearly surpassed the performance of the NEM men. The fleet foursome of Joel Feldmann, Jacki Hirsty, Jenny Luker and Gayle Wettach (each USMS All Americans based on past individual performances) surprised no one when they broke 3 USMS 45+ Women National Relay records.

It's extremely rare that any swim club can field a relay team of four USMS All American swimmers in the same age group, at the same meet all in top condition. The swift quartet established new USMS marks for the 200 Free Relay(1:43.32 almost 5 seconds under the record and only .7 off the 35+ mark also held by
NEM); 400 Free Relay (3:55.15, nearly 12 seconds under the mark and 200 Medley Relay (1:57.99, nearly 3 seconds under the record). We predict that some of these records will last more than 10 years-unless the NEM fierce-some four-some should try again next year.

CMSC, a NEM workout group of some 120 swimmers who train at Harvard's Blodgett pool, have broken at least one USMS National Relay record at every NE Championship meet for the past three years. This streak remains intact as CMSC broke USMS 19+ Mixed 400 free and 800 free relay records.

Congratulations to our newest USMS record holders.

USMS NATIONAL RECORDS BROKEN AT THE MEET

United States Masters National Records

Women 50-54 50 Yard Freestyle
1, Feldmann, Joel, Keene YMCA-NE, 25.83 (USMS National Record)

Women 50-54 50 Yard Backstroke
1, Feldmann, Joel, Keene YMCA-NE, 30.72 (USMS National Record)

Men 35-39 200 Yard IM
1, Harvey, Jim, Maine Masters, 1:53.98 (USMS National Record)

Women 45+ 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, NE Masters - Unattached 'A' (Feldmann, Joel 50, Luker, Jennifer 45, Wettach, Gayle 45, Hirsty, Jacki 49), 1:43.32 (USMS National Record)

Women 45+ 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, NE Masters - Unattached 'A' (Feldmann, Joel 50, Luker, Jennifer 45, Wettach, Gayle 45, Hirsty, Jacki 49), 3:55.16 (USMS National Record)

Women 45+ 200 Yard Medley Relay
1, NE Masters - Unattached 'A' (Feldmann, Joel 50, Luker, Jennifer 45, Wettach, Gayle 45, Hirsty, Jacki 49), 1:57.99 (USMS National Record)

Mixed 19+ 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Cambridge Masters-NE 'A' (Cadwell, Pete 31, Stokes, Jessica 25, Wang, Emily 23, Eaddy, Jason 26), 3:25.12 (USMS National Record)

Mixed 19+ 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Cambridge Masters-NE 'A' (Dornaus, Dave 27, Stokes, Jessica 25,DeVito, Amy 23, Eaddy, Jason 26), 7:39.06 (USMS National Record)

NEW ENGLAND RECORDS FALL AT MEET
Incredibly 104 New England-LSMC records were broken over the weekend. Some of these records had stood for more than 20 years.

Congratulations to our newest NE record holders.

New England Records

Women 19-24 100 Yard Freestyle
1, Wang, Emily, Cambridge-NE, 53.56
Women 19-24 200 Yard Freestyle
1, Wang, Emily, Cambridge-NE, 1:57.80
Women 19-24 100 Yard Butterfly
1, Mooney, Jennifer, East Providence-NE, 1:00.74
Women 19-24 200 Yard Butterfly
1, Hult, Britta, Great Bay-NE, 2:24.05
Women 19-24 100 Yard IM
1, Wang, Emily, Cambridge-NE, 1:02.30

Women 25-29 500 Yard Freestyle
1, Packard, Andrea, Andover YMCA-NE, 5:19.33
Women 25-29 1650 Yard Freestyle
1, Packard, Andrea, Andover YMCA-NE, 17:52.21
Women 25-29 50 Yard Breaststroke
1, Packard, Andrea, Andover YMCA-NE, 30.47
Women 25-29 100 Yard Butterfly
1, Stokes, Jessica, Cambridge-NE, 58.45
Women 25-29 200 Yard Butterfly
1, Packard, Andrea, Andover YMCA-NE, 2:14.06
Women 25-29 100 Yard IM
1, Stokes, Jessica, Cambridge-NE, 1:01.57
Women 25-29 200 Yard IM
1, Stokes, Jessica, Cambridge-NE, 2:09.73. 2, Packard, Andrea, Andover
YMCA-NE, 2:13.91
Women 25-29 400 Yard IM
1, Stokes, Jessica, Cambridge-NE, 4:38.27. 2, Packard, Andrea, Andover
YMCA-NE, 4:41.31

Women 35-39 50 Yard Breaststroke
1, Roy, Michele, Beverly YMCA-NE, 33.52

Women 40-44 200 Yard Backstroke
1, Torrey, Pamela, Maine Masters, 2:27.93. 2, Goodwin, Kim, Wheaton Wahoos-NE, 2:28.33
Women 40-44 100 Yard Butterfly
1, Torrey, Pamela, Maine Masters, 1:04.98
Women 40-44 200 Yard Butterfly
1, Torrey, Pamela, Maine Masters, 2:26.58
Women 40-44 400 Yard IM
1, Torrey, Pamela, Maine Masters, 5:11.96

Women 45-49 1000 Yard Freestyle
1, Wettach, Gayle, North Suburban Y-NE, 12:54.67
Women 45-49 200 Yard Backstroke
1, Nisley Black, Karla, Nashua Penguins-NE, 2:41.21
Women 45-49 50 Yard Breaststroke
1, Wettach, Gayle, North Suburban Y-NE, 35.56. 2, Luker, Jennifer, Cambridge-NE, 35.65
Women 45-49 100 Yard Breaststroke
1, Luker, Jennifer, Cambridge-NE, 1:17.79
Women 45-49 50 Yard Butterfly
1, Luker, Jennifer, Cambridge-NE, 28.07
Women 45-49 200 Yard IM
1, Wettach, Gayle, North Suburban Y-NE, 2:29.75

Women 50-54 100 Yard Freestyle
1, Feldmann, Joel, Keene YMCA-NE, 1:00.46
Women 50-54 100 Yard Backstroke
1, Kelley, Joan, Metro West YMCA-NE, 1:16.23
Women 50-54 50 Yard Breaststroke
1, Craffey, Eileen, Wheaton Wahoos-NE, 40.04
Women 50-54 100 Yard Breaststroke
1, Craffey, Eileen, Wheaton Wahoos-NE, 1:27.27
Women 50-54 200 Yard Breaststroke
1, Craffey, Eileen, Wheaton Wahoos-NE, 3:06.12
Women 50-54 50 Yard Butterfly
1, Feldmann, Joel, Keene YMCA-NE, 29.08
Women 50-54 100 Yard IM
1, Kelley, Joan, Metro West YMCA-NE, 1:17.20
Women 75-79 100 Yard Freestyle
1, Smith, Petey, East Providence-NE, 1:28.88
Women 75-79 200 Yard Freestyle
1, Smith, Petey, East Providence-NE, 3:18.27

Women 80-84 50 Yard Freestyle
1, Burrill, Billie Ann, East Providence-NE, 45.90
Women 80-84 100 Yard Freestyle
1, Burrill, Billie Ann, East Providence-NE, 1:41.77
Women 80-84 200 Yard Freestyle
1, Burrill, Billie Ann, East Providence-NE, 3:48.63
Women 80-84 500 Yard Freestyle
1, Burrill, Billie Ann, East Providence-NE, 10:08.32
Women 80-84 1650 Yard Freestyle
1, Burrill, Billie Ann, East Providence-NE, 35:21.59



Men 19-24 500 Yard Freestyle
1, Moran, Daniel, WNEC-NE, 4:55.71
Men 19-24 1650 Yard Freestyle
1, Moran, Daniel, WNEC-NE, 17:04.66. 2, Grimes, Timothy, NEM - Unattached, 17:38.05. 3, O'Donnell, Christoph, Cambridge-NE, 17:47.39
Men 19-24 200 Yard Butterfly
1, Moran, Daniel, WNEC-NE, 1:58.57

Men 25-29 1000 Yard Freestyle
Eaddy, Jason, Cambridge-NE, 9:52.97 (1650 split)
Men 25-29 1650 Yard Freestyle
1, Eaddy, Jason, Cambridge-NE, 16:27.00. 2, Dornaus, Dave,Cambridge-NE, 17:08.25
Men 25-29 50 Yard Backstroke
1, Lo-Pinto, Benjamin, Cambridge-NE, 24.47
Men 25-29 100 Yard Backstroke
1, Lo-Pinto, Benjamin, Cambridge-NE, 52.71
Men 25-29 200 Yard Backstroke
1, Eaddy, Jason, Cambridge-NE, 1:55.40
Men 25-29 100 Yard Butterfly
1, Eaddy, Jason, Cambridge-NE, 50.51
Men 25-29 200 Yard Butterfly
1, Eaddy, Jason, Cambridge-NE, 1:54.24
Men 25-29 100 Yard IM
1, Fehlau, Brian, Cambridge-NE, 52.96
Men 25-29 400 Yard IM
1, Eaddy, Jason, Cambridge-NE, 4:14.74

Men 35-39 50 Yard Freestyle
1, Harvey, Jim, Maine Masters, 21.58
Men 35-39 100 Yard Freestyle
1, Harvey, Jim, Maine Masters, 46.81. 2, Comarty, Stuart, East Providence-NE, 47.66
Men 35-39 200 Yard Freestyle
1, Comarty, Stuart, East Providence-NE, 1:43.83.
Men 35-39 200 Yard Freestyle
Harvey, Jim, Maine Masters, 1:42.79 (relay leadoff split)
Men 35-39 50 Yard Backstroke
1, Harvey, Jim, Maine Masters, 24.59.
Men 35-39 200 Yard Breaststroke
1, Gendreau, Edmund, Great Bay-NE, 2:17.62. 2, Landry, Rich, Andover YMCA-NE, 2:17.65.
Men 35-39 50 Yard Butterfly
1, Harvey, Jim, Maine Masters, 23.12
Men 35-39 100 Yard Butterfly
1, Harvey, Jim, Maine Masters, 50.93
Men 35-39 100 Yard IM
1, Harvey, Jim, Maine Masters, 52.88

Men 40-44 50 Yard Backstroke
1, Howe, Brendon, Cambridge-NE, 27.09
Men 40-44 50 Yard Butterfly
1, Gandy, Ray, East Providence-NE, 24.70
Men 40-44 100 Yard IM
1, Gandy, Ray, East Providence-NE, 56.89
Men 40-44 200 Yard IM
1, Gandy, Ray, East Providence-NE, 2:03.36
Men 40-44 400 Yard IM
1, Gandy, Ray, East Providence-NE, 4:32.97

Men 45-49 50 Yard Butterfly
1, La Rochelle, James, Cambridge-NE, 25.14
tached, 24.49.

Men 50-54 100 Yard Freestyle
1, Schlicher, Fred, Cambridge-NE, 51.42
Men 50-54 50 Yard Backstroke
1, Schlicher, Fred, Cambridge-NE, 27.26
Men 50-54 50 Yard Butterfly
1, Shaw, Greg, NEM - Unattached, 24.98. 2, Schlicher, Fred, Cambridge-NE, 25.67
Men 50-54 200 Yard IM
1, Shaw, Greg, NEM - Unattached, 2:11.29

Men 55-59 200 Yard Freestyle
1, Mohl, Bruce, Great Bay-NE, 2:03.35. 2, McIntosh, Don, Twin Oaks-NE, 2:09.30. 3, Pierce, Fred, Maine Masters, 2:21.96.
Men 55-59 100 Yard Backstroke
1, McIntosh, Don, Twin Oaks-NE, 1:07.15
Men 55-59 200 Yard Backstroke
1, McIntosh, Don, Twin Oaks-NE, 2:25.10
Men 55-59 50 Yard Butterfly
1, Mohl, Bruce, Great Bay-NE, 27.61
Men 55-59 100 Yard IM
1, Mohl, Bruce, Great Bay-NE, 1:02.94
Men 55-59 200 Yard IM
1, Mohl, Bruce, Great Bay-NE, 2:20.83

Men 60-64 1000 Yard Freestyle
1, Galper, Jeffry, Twin Oaks-NE, 12:28.18
Men 60-64 100 Yard Butterfly
1, Galper, Jeffry, Twin Oaks-NE, 1:06.09

Men 70-74 50 Yard Backstroke
1, Green, Arnie, Maine Masters, 38.12


Women 19+ 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Cambridge Masters-NE 'A' (Morawski, Stephanie 32, Wang, Emily 23,Deveney, Christen 25, Stokes, Jessica 25), 1:42.05
Women 19+ 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Minuteman Masters-NE 'A' (Kung, Monica 23, Baker Ladd, Sarah 27, Smyers, Karen 40, Steenbergen, Krista 26), 8:51.48
Women 19+ 400 Yard Medley Relay
1, Cambridge Masters-NE 'B' (Deveney, Christen 25, Morawski, Stephanie 32, Stokes, Jessica 25, Wang, Emily 23), 4:08.60

Men 19+ 200 Yard Medley Relay
1, Minuteman Masters-NE 'C' (Faulconer, Jason 23, Keith, Al 41, Upson, Stephen 31, Kane, David 31), 1:44.44

Men 25+ 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Cambridge Masters-NE 'B' (Lo-Pinto, Benjamin 26, Fehlau, Brian 27, Cadwell, Pete 31, Brown, Jeff 27), 1:26.55
Men 25+ 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Maine Masters Swim Club 'A' (Tenney, Steven 33, Harvey, Jim 35, Pride, Douglas 38, Regan, Michael 41), 3:17.80
Men 25+ 400 Yard Medley Relay
1, Cambridge Masters-NE 'A' (Lo-Pinto, Benjamin 26, Fehlau, Brian 27, Eaddy, Jason 26, Cadwell, Pete 31), 3:33.89

Men 35+ 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Cambridge Masters-NE 'E' (Wuest, Frank 41, Raikula, Ron 41, Bosley, Doug 39, Tyler, Bob 39), 7:39.21
Men 35+ 200 Yard Medley Relay
1, Cambridge Masters-NE 'G' (Howe, Brendon 40, VanKuilenburg, Scott 37, Casey, Brian 38, Tyler, Bob 39), 1:42.92
Men 35+ 400 Yard Medley Relay
1, Cambridge Masters-NE 'I' (Howe, Brendon 40, Casey, Brian 38, Bosley, Doug 39, Tyler, Bob 39), 3:49.76

Men 55+ 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Maine Masters Swim Club 'A' (Connors, James 57, Vail, David 58, Rupert, Bill 58, Pierce, Fred 58), 9:39.34.
Men 55+ 200 Yard Medley Relay
1, Maine Masters Swim Club 'A' (Rupert, Bill 58, Fredericks, Peter 61, Connors, James 57, Pierce, Fred 58), 2:06.39
Men 55+ 400 Yard Medley Relay
1, Maine Masters Swim Club 'A' (Rupert, Bill 58, Fredericks, Peter 61, Connors, James 57, Pierce, Fred 58), 4:45.01

Men 65+ 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Maine Masters Swim Club 'B' (Giustra, Frank 65, Jones, William 65, Reeve, William 70, Green, Arnie 70), 11:09.47.
Men 65+ 400 Yard Medley Relay
1, Maine Masters Swim Club 'B' (Green, Arnie 70, Reeve, William 70, Jones, William 65, Giustra, Frank 65), 5:59.61

Mixed 19+ 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Cambridge Masters-NE 'G' (Eaddy, Jason 26, DeVito, Amy 23, Parrington, Lisa 23, Goldman, Mark 30), 1:37.04

Mixed 25+ 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Great Bay Masters-NE 'D' (Craig, Matt 31, McGarr, Tara 30, Barry, Shereen 39, Gendreau, Edmund 39), 8:10.58. 2, Cambridge Masters-NE 'C' (Casey, Brian
38, Veazey, Katherine 28, Morawski, Stephanie 32, Berry, Rob 33), 8:21.51. 3, Beverly YMCA-NE 'A' (Gebauer, Michael 36, Roy, Michele 38, Fox, Michele
32, Morris, Daniel 38), 8:22.36.

Mixed 25+ 200 Yard Medley Relay
1, Cambridge Masters-NE 'C' (Eaddy, Jason 26, Morawski, Stephanie 32, Goldman, Mark 30, Stokes, Jessica 25), 1:47.41
Mixed 25+ 400 Yard Medley Relay
1, Andover YMCA-NE 'A' (Smith, James 32, Packard, Andrea 27, Yunker, Michael 32, Poulo, Rebecca 29), 4:05.92

Mixed 35+ 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Great Bay Masters-NE 'E' (Barry, Shereen 39, Gendreau, Edmund 39, Johansson, Bruce 40, DelGrosso, Patti 36), 3:44.86

Mixed 35+ 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, Maine Masters Swim Club 'A' (Harvey, Jim 35, Torrey, Pamela 40, Hallett, Constance 42, Pride, Douglas 38), 7:51.16

Mixed 35+ 400 Yard Medley Relay
1, Great Bay Masters-NE 'E' (DelGrosso, Patti 36, Gendreau, Edmund 39, Johansson, Bruce 40, Pentheny, Gail 39), 4:20.03


Mixed 45+ 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, North Suburban YMCA-NE 'A' (Damassa, David 51, Royden, Wiki 46, Judelson, David 46, Wettach, Gayle 45), 4:00.85

Mixed 45+ 400 Yard Medley Relay
1, North Suburban YMCA-NE 'A' (Royden, Wiki 46, Damassa, David 51, Judelson, David 46, Wettach, Gayle 45), 4:36.76


INDIVIDUAL HIGH POINT WINNERS

Andrea Packard competing in the women's 25-29 age group and representing the NEM workout group at the Andover Y won the high point women's award. Andrea accomplishment is all the more remarkable given the competition in her age group.

Arnie Green, from Maine Masters, scored a perfect 110.
Arnie modestly attributes his success to his February birthday which made him a "young" 70. Arnie is too modest. He managed to break the NE 50 backstroke record for this age group.

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