OXFORD, Ohio, July 20. IT has been an intense weekend of swimming at the Ohio State Junior Olympics at Miami University. As previously reported, the Ohio State Swim Club lowered the 10-and-under national age group record in the girls 200-meter free relay before losing the 11-12 400-meter medley relay record to a disqualification.
Additionally, the Cincinnati Marlins downed the boys 13-14 national age group record in the 800-meter free relay.
Even more record-breaking has gone down at the meet as the Ohio State quartet of Riley Huddleston, Martina Peroni, Ava Lachey and Hannah Routh put up a 2:19.25 in the 10-and-under 200-meter medley relay time trial. That effort clipped the long-standing 1983 record of 2:19.30 set by Mission Viejo’s Stephanie Rosenthal, Cecilia Stavros, Amanda Wightman and Dana Winn.
In other swims, the Cincinnati Marlin team of Justin Grender (28.75), Jake Foster (31.50), Nicholas Perera (27.16) and Joshua McDonald (24.76) clocked a 1:52.17 in the boys 13-14 200-meter medley relay. Their swim beat the previous record of 1:52.78 set by KING’s Thomas Anderson, Mitch Hovis, Koppany Kolyvek and Zach Johnson back in 2012.
Grender (1:01.80), Foster (1:08.70), Perera (59.94) and McDonald (53.98) followed the next day with a 4:04.42 in the boys 13-14 400-meter medley relay. That time beat the 2013 national age group mark of 4:05.87 set by Aquazot’s Andrew Knoell, Matthe Lee, Timmy Hanson and Sean Messer.
It’s rare for a single meet to produce so many relay record, but Ohio Swimming is definitely on point this weekend in Oxford.