Middle Tyger’s Savanna Faulconer, Katrina Konopka Take Down YMCA Records

ATLANTA, Georgia, August 1. TWO more YMCA marks fell tonight at the YMCA Long Course National Champions being held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

Middle Tyger’s Savanna Faulconer continued what has been a strong meet thus far for the 15 year old with a 4:51.03 to win the women’s 400-meter IM. That swim beat the previous YMCA record by more than two seconds as Ashley Jones of Joliet Y clocked a 4:53.41 in 2004.

One of the more intriguing young sprint talents who continues to move onto the swimming community’s radar with nearly every swim, Middle Tyger 16-year-old Katrina Konopka took down the YMCA record in the women’ 100-meter free. She clocked a 56.77 to win the event, clipping the previous mark of 56.79 set by Anne Arundel’s Emily Lloyd in 2009. That’s her first time under 57 coming into today with a 57.11 lifetime best from 2012 Juniors.

Greater Holyoke’s Erin Voss, 15, missed the YMCA record in the women’s 200-meter backstroke by about half-a-second with a winning 2:15.98. That swim came up just short of Tricia Weaner’s 2:15.38 swum for West Shore YMCA in 2004. Voss had a huge time drop today, coming in with a 2:17.74 personal best from just a month ago.

Hickory’s Sava Turcanu checked in with a close victory ahead of Wilton’s Matthew Moen in the men’s 400-meter IM, 4:31.37 to 4:31.97. Turcanu is headed to Harvard this fall, while Moen will be competing for Ohio State in a few weeks. Meanwhile, Triangle Area’s Colin Ellington touched I 50.81 to capture the men’s 100-meter freestyle title.

Suncoast’s Tristan Sanders raced to victory in the men’s 200-meter backstroke event with a 2:03.04, while Upper Main Line’s Maddie Zimmerman touched out Greater Flint’s Courtney Weaver, 27.40 to 27.48, in the women’s 50-meter fly. West Monmouth’s Michael Skibniewski followed with a 25.42 to capture the men’s 50-meter fly title.

Triangle Area’s Christine Kerr (2:07.05), Olivia Ontjes (2:05.90), Haley Bishop (2:08.72) and Jenny Nusbaum (2:05.22) crushed the women’s 800-meter freestyle relay field with an 8:26.89, while Middle Tyger’s Robert Borowicz (1:58.42), Brad Oberg (1:56.85), Jack Frazier (1:57.16) and Justin Mehl (1:53.49) had an equally as dominant swim in the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay with a 7:45.93 for the win.

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