Illinois, Rocky Mountain and New England Take Team Titles at USMS Short Course Nationals -- April 25, 2004
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, April 25. ILLINOIS Masters, Rocky Mountain Masters and New England Masters were crowned the overall team champions as the USMS National Short Course Championships came to a close this afternoon at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Combined Team Champions
In the team races, Illinois Masters took the combined (men’s and women’s) crown for large teams with a runaway 3677.5 points. Indy Swimfit was second with 1622.5.
Rocky Mountain Masters won the medium team title with 1360 points, followed by Walnut Creek Masters, 1079, and O*H*I*O Masters with 906.5.
New England led all the small teams with 763 points. North Carolina (732) and Pacific Northwest Aquatics (491.5) took second and third.
Women’s Team Champions
In the women’s division, Illinois was #1 among the two large teams, tallying 1584.5 points, with Indy SwimFit second with 920.
Michigan just edged out Walnut Creek for the medium teams title, 546 to 538, while SKY (Swim Kentucky Masters) nipped Rocky Mountain Masters for third by half a point, 417.5 to 417.
New England Masters (NEM) took the small teams title with 339 points. North Carolina
Masters’ 286 points nosed out Dallas Area Masters’ (DAM) 275 for the bronze medal.
Men’s Team Champions
Illinois Masters completed its sweep of the large team titles by overwhelming every other men’s team with a whopping 1783 points. Indy SwimFit was a distant second with 600.5, followed by SKY with 351.5.
Rocky Mountain Masters was at another altitude when it came to the men’s medium-sized teams, racking up 801 points. O*H*I*O was second with 459.5, just ahead of Walnut Creek with 451.
H2OVelocity/Las Vegas Masters took the men’s small teams crown with 251.5 points. Tamalpais Masters was second with 218, followed by Georgia Masters with 190..