During the Saturday evening session at the NCAP Invite, the NOVA of Virginia 13-14 girls broke a National Age Group record in the 400 medley relay, while five swimmers picked up multiple victories each.
The quartet of Josephine Fuller, Grace Sheble, Caroline Sheble and Olivia Erickson posted a time of 3:44.77 in the aforementioned relay, beating the previous National Age Group record of 3:45.02 set by AquaJets in 2012.
In the senior age group, Central Bucks’ Morgan Scott was the women’s star of the night, winning both the 50 free (22.72) and 199 back (54.21). Nation’s Capital’s Cassidy Bayer posted her first win of the meet with a 1:56.08 in the 200 fly, while Machine’s Anna Keating won the 200 breast (2:12.67) and NCAP’s Chase Travis added a win in the 500 free to her earlier win in the 1650 free, touching in 4:44.34.
In the open men’s competition, NCAP’s Luke Durocher won both the 200 fly and 100 back. He edged out Penn Charter’s Reece Whitley in the 200 fly, 1:46.18 to 1:46.42, while posting a time of 49.27 in the backstroke.
NCAP’s Brandon Hamblin won the 50 free in 20.29, edging out Whitley and Suburban Seahawks’ Brian Brennan, who tied for second in 20.61. Machine’s Casey Storch won the 200 breast in 1:57.64, and NCAP’s Phillip Manoff posted a dominant win in the 500 free, touching in 4:25.78.
In addition to her relay exploits, Grace Sheble won her third individual event of the meet, winning the 13-14 girls’ 200 fly in 1:57.68, becoming the 11th-fastest 13-14 girl in U.S. history. But the age group star of the night was Greenwich YWCA’s Meghan Lynch, who won both the 200 breast (2:13.36) and 500 free (4:51.98).
Long Island’s Joanie Cash won the 13-14 girls’ 50 free in 23.61, and NCAP’s Mackenzie McConagha won the 100 back in 55.79.
In the 13-14 boys’ age group, Brett Feyerick won two events for the second striaght night, posting a 21.46 in the 50 free and a 50.02 in the 100 back. Meanwhile, Chelsea Piers’ Tyler Sicgiano won the 200 fly (1:52.28), NCAP’s Eric Liao won the 200 breast (2:08.66), and NCAP’s Landon Gentry came in first in the 500 free with a time of 4:46.71.
Eleanor Sun of NCAP went off in the 11-12 girls 100 breast, recording a time of 1:03.89 to move to No. 8 all-time among U.S. 13-14 girls. She later won the 200 IM in 2:04.73.
Also in the 11-12 girls’ age group, Tess Howley won both the 50 free (24.22) and 50 back (27.67).
For the 11-12 boys, Long Island’s Alvin Tsai won both the 100 breast (1:05.01) and 200 IM (2:06.41), while NCAP’s Kris Lawson won the 50 free (23.29), and Long Island’s Matt Beehler took first in the 50 back (26.63).
Nation’s Capital also took first in two relays, the boys’ 13-14 400 medley (3:41.30) and the open women’s 400 medley (3:41.30). Penn Charter won the open men’s 400 medley relay, with Whitley supplying an impressive 51.28 breaststroke split.
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