GREENSBORO, North Carolina, April 5. YORK's girls took down a trio of YMCA records, while Somerset Valley also chipped in a boys mark during the third night of action at the YMCA Short Course National Championships.
Courtesy of: YMCA
Courtesy of: YMCA
York's Courtney Harnish (23.37), Niki Price (23.29), Victoria Griffin (23.07) and Meghan Small (22.32) opened the night with a YMCA record in the women's 200-yard free relay as the foursome clocked a 1:32.05. That swim smashed the previous mark of 1:33.26 set by Triangle Area back in 2006. Middle Tyger's Katrina Konopka (22.97), Ali Snover (22.95), Ali Galyer (23.82) and Jessi Snover (23.16) also cleared the previous record with a second-place 1:32.90. Sunbury rounded out the top three in 1:33.27.
Meghan Small followed up with another YMCA record in the women's 200-yard back. She clocked a 1:54.76, beating the 1:55.45 set by Middle Tyger's Annie Gillig back in 2009. Teammate Kacey Oberlander finished just behind with a 1:55.31 for second, while Countryside's Emily Slabe earned third in 1:58.27.
York snagged its third YMCA record as Oberlander (54.88), Small (1:02.94), Price (53.25) and Victoria Griffin (49.53) obliterated the women's 400-yard medley relay record with a 3:40.60. That swim blasted the 3:43.09 set by Middle Tyger in 2011. Middle Tyger's Ali Galyer (55.18), Bay Prewette (1:03.34), Jessi Snover (54.54) and Katrina Konopka (49.43) took second with a 3:42.49 under the former record. Sarasota picked up third in 3:44.08.
Somerset Valley's Dylan Sali (48.92), Zack Warner (54.46), David Chung (49.62) and Brad Zdroik (45.14) clipped the YMCA record in the men's 400-yard medley relay with a 3:18.14. That swim edged the 3:18.89 set by Schroeder back in 2009. Wilton (3:22.34) and Red Bank (3:24.02) completed the top three.
Triangle Area's Colin Ellington, Seth Maslowski, Ben Mayes and Bailey Maloney touched out Somerset Valley's Jesse Novak, Andrew Nesbitt, David Chung and Brad Zdroik, 1:22.68 to 1:22.99, for the men's 200-yard free relay victory. Ocean County earned third in 1:23.09.
Sarasota's Bethany Leap came close to the YMCA record in the women's 100-yard breast with a winning 1:01.71. Leah Pronschinske's 1:01.43 from 2010 held up to the challenge. Springfield's Kendra Crew touched second in 1:02.26, while Lakeland Hills' Abby Fisher finished third in 1:02.42.
Door County's Conner McHugh prevailed in the men's 100-yard breast with a triumphant time of 54.03, while Somerset Valley's Zack Warner placed second in 55.05. Wilton's Eric Ronda clinched third-place honors in 55.12. Sarasota's Alex Katz grabbed the men's 200-yard back crown with a time of 1:45.49. Somerset Valley's Dylan Sali placed second in 1:46.18, while Cuyahoga's Andrew Appleby claimed third in 1:47.55.
Sarasota's Danielle Valley kept on rolling as she claimed her third title of the meet with a 4:42.36 in the women's 500-yard free. York's 13-year-old phenom Harnish took second in 4:45.15, while Schroeder's Cassy Jernberg picked up third in 4:48.31.
York's Brandon Flynn clinched the men's 500-yard free title in 4:26.60. Hickory's Sava Turcanu finished second in 4:28.50, while Katz rounded out the top three in 4:28.58.
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