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Raleigh Swimming Association Team Sets 400 Free Relay NAG Mark for Girls 13-14 -- February 25, 2004 Raleigh Swimming Association NAG Relay

RALEIGH, N.C., February 24. THE Raleigh Swimming Association's (RSA’s) relay team of Teresa Long, Blair Cross, Brittany Copland, and Julie Smith broke the 13-14 national age group (NAG) record in the 400 yard freestyle relay Saturday night at the North Carolina State 14 & Under Age Group Championships. The girls swam a time of 3:27.83, crushing the previous record of 3:31.19 held by the Dallas Mustang Swim Club by 3.36 seconds. The old state mark was 3:35.28.

The same team of girls also smashed the state records in the 200 free relay with a 1:36.28, destroying the old state mark of 1:38.73 by Mecklenburg Aquatic Club (MAC) in 1989; and the 200 medley with a 1:48.26.

A fourth state record fell to the girls from the RSA in the 400 medley, where Michelle Dettloff swam the backstroke leg and the team touched in 3:54.78.