Two National Age Group Marks Fall at North Baltimore Meet

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.

Other Highlights
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.

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