Hoff Downs Sanders National Age Group Record at NBAC Christmas Meet

By Jason Marsteller

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, December 15. ACCORDING to unofficial live results posted by North Baltimore Aquatic Club, swimming superstar Katie Hoff shattered the 200 IM 17-18 national age group short course yard record previously held by Summer Sanders since 1991. The action took place at the NBAC Christmas Invitational held from Dec. 15-17.

In other action, Dan Madwed ruled men with three open titles, while Felicia Lee put on a show in the 13-14 age group.

Women's 100 Breaststroke
Abby Meyer won the open 100 breaststroke in 1:06.48, while 15-year-old Maggie White took second in 1:07.20. Danielle Schaefer, another 15-year-old, finished third in 1:07.31.

Notably, North Baltimore's super 14-year-olds Felicia Lee (1:05.58) and Andrea Staub (1:05.81) would have finished 1-2 if not for swimming in the 13-14 age group heat.

Men's 100 Breaststroke
Joel Cross of the Coast Guard claimed the 100 breast title in 55.73, while 17-year-old Richard Hills of North Baltimore took second in 58.03. Nevin Cook closed out the top three in 58.14.

Women's 200 Freestyle
Katie Hoff began what might be a showcase meet with a dominant win in the 200 free by touching in 1:44.78. Caitlin Perks, 16, took second in 1:49.28, while Hannah Davis took third in 1:51.63. Hoff nearly set the 17-18 age group record currently held by Caroline Burckle with a 1:44.64.

In other action, 14-year-old Laura Harris clocked a 1:51.28 in the 13-14 age group heat that would have given her third in the open race.

Men's 200 Freestyle
Dan Madwed snagged the title in the 200 free by hitting the wall in 1:37.62. Josh Graham finished second in 1:42.10, while Richard Hills picked up his second medal with a third-place 1:42.39.

Women's 100 Butterfly
Courtney Kalisz won the open 100 fly in 56.04, while Laurel Brabson took second in 57.51. Meredith Cavalier turned in a third-place 57.90.

In the biggest story of the event, Felicia Lee clocked a 53.64 in the 13-14 age group championship to come close to her national age group record of 53.44.

Men's 100 Butterfly
Dan Madwed captured another title with a 49.05, while Joel Cross took second in 49.69. Meanwhile, Vlas Lezin finished third in 50.39.

Women's 200 IM
Katie Hoff obliterated Summer Sanders' 17-18 national age group record in the 200 IM with a winning time of 1:55.66. That effort eclipsed the 1:57.02 put up by Sanders in 1991. Meanwhile, Courtney Kalisz placed second in 2:05.34, while Hannah Davis took third in 2:08.70.

Felicia Lee, in the 13-14 division, posted what would have gotten her second in the open heat, with a 2:01.51. Additionally, 13-year-old Elizabeth Payton would have taken second with her 13-14 age group time of 2:04.40.

Men's 200 IM
Dan Madwed captured his third title with a time of 1:50.73, while Richard Hills earned his third medal in 1:53.19 for second. Austin Surhoff took third in 1:55.54.

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