Meet Records Fall on First Nights of Speedo Central State Sectionals

Editorial coverage sponsored by SpeedoUSA

JENKS, Oklahoma, March 8. THE first two nights of the SCS Speedo Central Spring Sectional Championships, hosted by Jenks Trojan Swim Club, kicked off with a couple new names written into the meet record books.

An 11-year-old meet record fell the first night in the men's 1000 yard freestyle. Ryan Baker of the Rec Plex Sharks took nearly 15 seconds off his seed time to clock a 9:11.47, smashing the previous record set by Max Jaben (9:14.51) in 2002.

Max Jaben was again scratched from the record books on the second night, when Blair Bish of the Arkansas Dophins raced to a 55.25 in the 100 yard breaststroke. He bettered Jaben's 2009 record by two tenths.

14-year-old Kelley Tackett (Columbia Swim Club) posted a blisteringly fast time in the women's 200 yard freestyle on the second night, at a 1:48.60. Although Tackett's time is a bit off the meet record, held by London Olympian Shannon Vreeland at a 1:47.01, her swim puts her in the top-10 Nationally among 14-year-olds.

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