Marlins of Raleigh Win Distance Relays on First Day of Futures Greensboro 2015

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Today at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, the debut of the Futures Championships meet began for most of the northeastern region of the United States. This map on USA Swimming’s website shows which of the three Futures Championship Meets each LSC may take part in.

The 800 meter freestyle relays along with the women’s 800 meter freestyle and the men’s 1500 meter freestyle made up the first session of the four-day 2015 Futures meet in Greensboro.

In the women’s 800 meter freestyle relay, the Marlins of Raleigh team of Chloe Mikles, Brooke Rubendall, Sarah Giamber, and Emily Dykstra took home first place with a time of 8:23.62, dropping 8 seconds from their entry time. Second went to Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics, nearly a second and a half behind the winners with a time of 8:25.04. The Machine Aquatics relay team rounded out the top three finishing with a time of 8:30.79.

On the men’s side, results showed familiar team names in the top three. The Marlins of Raleigh team of Connor Blandford (1:57.01), Tosh Kawaguchi (1:57.85), Tyler Silver (1:56.08), and John Cobb (1:54.55) led the field with a time of 7:45.49. Touching second was the relay from Old Dominion Aquatic Club with a time of 7:51.09, while third went to Machine Aquatics with a time of 7:52.88.

The women’s 800 meter freestyle was won easily by sixteen-year-old Erica Wirth from Berkeley Aquatic Club, finishing with a time of 8:50.63. Emma Skelley touched second with a time of 8:57.54, with Bryanna Cameron two seconds behind with a time of 8:59.51.

In the other distance event of the night, the men’s 1500 meter freestyle, Trevor Leland from Scarlet Aquatics swam to a finishing time of 15:50.99. Sixteen-year-old Dylan Cudahy claimed second with a time of 15:56.89, while Charles Barry finished third with a time of 15:59.81.

 

Results can be found on Meet Mobile.

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Author: Kaylie Noll

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Kaylie Noll is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay majoring in Communication and minoring in Business Administration. Before heading off to college, she trained with the Illinois club team Peoria Area Water Wizards (PAWW). After surgery last fall, she has decided to redshirt this collegiate season.

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