JAYME CRAMER, of the M.E. Lyons YMCA in Cincinnati, Ohio, set a Spitzian seven YMCA national records at the YMCA National Short Course Swimming Championships, held at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Ft. Lauderdale, April 11-14. The records came as the 17 year-old standout stroked to eight gold medals, leading his team to the men's and combined team championship.
Cramer's first mark came on April 11 in the 100 yard backstroke as his 47.34 (22.79 split) obliterated his own record of 48.76 set last year. Later that day, he made it a double, taking down his own record of 48.64 in the 100 yard butterfly with a swift 47.46 (split: 22.24).
Cramer's third mark came in the 200 yard backstroke on Day Two as his 1:44.38 (51.43 split) hacked more than three full seconds off Dan Shevchik's old standard of 1:46.60 set two years ago.
Records four and five were chalked up in the 4 x 200 yard free relay. Cramer's 1:37.35 lead-off split erased Adam Messner's 1997 mark of 1:37.85. The Lyons team of Cramer, Brett Keyes, Martin Tomes and Tim Were touched first in 6:44.77, more than three seconds under the old Y standard.
Perhaps Cramer's most satisfying record came in the 200 yard butterfly, his 1:46.33 (split: 51.58) erasing Mel Stewart's 15-year-old record of 1:46.70.
Cramer's final Y mark came in the 400 yard medley relay. Leading off in 47.84, the Lyons quartet of Cramer, Rob Kauscher, Tomes and Were clocked 3:23.71, just under the old standard of 3:24.30 set by a Lyons team in 1995.
Cramer also led off the victorious Lyons 200 medley relay team in 22.10, with the team clocking 1:32.80, and he clocked 44.07 anchoring his team's winning 400 yard freestyle relay (3:05.17). He also earned a silver medal anchoring his team to a second place finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay in 1:25.59 with a 20.31 split.
Lyons won the men's team title with 195 points, followed by Champaign County (IL) at 136-1/2 and Gamble-Nippert (OH) at 110.
Winston-Salem (NC) took the women's team championships with 171 points, followed by Schroeder (WI) with 148 and Bloomsburg Area (PA), 137.
Lyons won the combined team title with 286 points. Schroder (238) and Gamble-Nippert (195) followed.
Complete results in Results.


Author: Archive Team


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