MT. WASHINGTON, MARYLAND, June 19. TWO National Age Group records highlighted the competition at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club Long Course Championships, held June 15 – 18 at the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center in Mt. Washington, Maryland.
Michael Phelps – world record-holder in the 200 meter butterfly – set the 15-16 boys 100m butterfly record with a time of 53.58. He also swam a solid 1:57.61 in the 200 fly, 3:57.28 in the 400 free and 2:04.34 in the 200 IM.
The NBAC 13-14 girls relay team of Meghan Sackett, Ellen Brooks, Claire Hutchinson, and Tiffany Dotson set a new 800m free relay record of 8:38.35.
While the two national age group records were the highlight of the meet, there were many other stellar performances.
North Baltimore's Emily Goetsche, 15, won the women's
100m butterfly in a strong 1:03.20. To do so, she had to overcome 40 year-old Masters swimmer, Beth Baker, CUBU, who was second in 1:06.18.
Trident's Kate Riefenstahl left the 10 & under age group with a bang, winning eight of nine events. Two weeks ago, the Trident star lowered Beth Botsford's 10 & Under NAG record in the 50m back, clocking 32.99. She just missed bettering that again here, touching in 33.22p (33.60 finals). She also clocked 1:13.73 in the 100m back, three seconds behind Botsford's NAG.
In addition, Riefenstahl won the 50 (29.47), 100 (1:03.77) and 200m free (2:23.96); 50 (32.09) and 100m fly (1:17.95, 1:17.72p); and 200m IM (2:39.96). She finished second in the 100m breast in 1:25.08, behind NBAC's Morgan Hammond's sterling 1:23.33.