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FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, March 14. THE first night of long course competition at the Speedo Sectional Championships at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex featured a fast 200 medley relay by the Bolles School Sharks.
The foursome of Ryan Murphy, Santo Condorelli, Josh Booth and Joe Schooling swam a 1:34.11 tonight, continuing a streak of dominant relay swims in the past five months. Three of these four swimmers set the national high school record in this event at the Florida high school championships last fall, with Booth replacing Emiro Goossen today. Murphy swam a 24.46 leadoff leg, followed by a 23.08 for Condorelli. Splits for Booth and Schooling were not correctly shown in the final results.
A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Bolles set national age group records with this relay swim. Because Booth and Schooling are not American citizens, the team was ineligible for national age group records, per USA Swimming rules. We apologize for the error.
Well back in second place in the men's 200 free relay was Davie Nadadores with a 1:36.58. That relay included junior national champion Dylan Carter and Brazilian Olympian Felipe Lima. Third place went to The Davie Nadadores B team with a 1:38.61.
Kendall Brent of Swim Florida started tonight's session with a winning time of 16:47.28 in the women's 1500 freestyle. Lilly Vivado of Bluefish led for 900 meters but settled for second with a 16:52.54. Vien Nguyen of Saint Augustine placed third with a 17:06.49.
Yoelvis Pedraza, representing the Davie Nadadores, won the men's 800 free with an 8:19.35. He was chased for the entire race by University of Florida freshman Ryan Rosenbaum, who swam an 8:20.74. Miguel Davila, swimmign unattached, was third with an 8:22.90.
Bolles and Davie Nadadores battled in the men's 200 medley relay, with Bolles getting the win in 1:43.58. Murphy (26.40), Marijn Van Zundert (29.86), Schooling (24.63) and Condorelli (22.69) swam faster than the 17-18 national age group record of 1;44.93, but will not claim the record, because Van Zundert is 19 years old. Davie was just behind with a 1:43.88, and Bluefish placed third with a 1:47.49.
In the women's 200 medley relay, South Florida Aquatics notched the win with a 2:01.18, with Bluefish getting second with a 2:01.68. Davie Nadadores placed third with a 2:03.81.
South Florida Aquatics made it a sweep of the women's relays tonight with a 1:50.45 winning time in the 200 free relay. Bluefish, once again, settled for a close second in a time of 1:50.58, while Davie also repeated their 200 medley relay bronze medal finish with a 1:51.01.