COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, December 7. THE first full night of competition took place at the Tom Dolan Invitational with a U.S. National Age Group record in relays by Nation's Capital, as well as quite a few other close calls in terms of U.S. NAGs. Finals from the meet are being streamed LIVE at SwimmingWorld.TV. Live stream and on-demand information is available at our event landing page.
NCAP's Janet Hu, Robyn Dryer, Kristina Li and Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky took down the 15-16 U.S. National Age Group record with a sizzling time of 7:16.04. That effort cut two seconds off the 2010 record set by NBAC's Camryne Morris, Natalie Beale, Kelly Offutt and Kendall Surhoff.
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Allie Szekely claimed the girls 13-14 100 breaststroke title with a 1:02.25. That swim moved her to eighth on the 14-and-under list in the event's history. Megan Quann-Jendrick owns the U.S. National Age Group record for 13-14 year olds with a 1:01.29 from 1998. Brooke Malone earned the open girls 100 breast crown in 1:02.45, slower than Szekely's 13-14 title-winning time. Rachel Danegger won the girls 11-12 50 breast with a 32.09.
Szekely doubled up with a 4:17.32 to win the girls 13-14 400 IM, while Madison Boswell topped the girls open 400 IM with a 4:24.07. Morgan Scott followed with a 59.71 to win the girls 11-12 100 back. Lea Gwennap topped the girls 13-14 200 free event in 1:50.95, while Kaitlyn Jones clinched the open girls 200 free title in 1:48.30, touching out Anna Kolanowski (1:48.45) in the process. Morgan Scott hit the wall in 53.16 to capture the girls 11-12 100 free title.
Cassidy Bayer,13, beat a field of 14 year olds in the girls 13-14 100 fly with a 54.40 for the win. That time is only a second off the 13-14 U.S. National Age Group record of 53.44 shared by Felicia Lee and Kendyl Stewart. Meanwhile, Janet Hu took a run at her 15-16 U.S. National Age Group record with a winning time of 52.60 in the girls open 100 fly. That performance just missed her 52.40 set earlier this year. Madison Homovich took home the girls 11-12 50 fly victory in 26.76.
Jonathan Spires took home the boys 13-14 100 breast title in 57.82, a second-and-a-half back of the 13-14 U.S. National Age Group record of 56.36 set by Tanner Kurz in 2007. Zach Hayden, 25, topped the boys open 100 breast finale in 55.27. Reece Whitley, who already broke the 11-12 U.S. National Age Group record in the 200 breast in the age group timed finals, won the 11-12 50 breast with a 28.08. That time closed the distance with Michael Andrew's U.S. NAG of 27.46.
Michael Jensen stopped the clock at 1:39.64 to win the boys 13-14 200 freestyle finale, while Matt Stasiunas touched out Koya Osada, 1:39.41 to 1:39.45, for the boys open 200 free crown. Sanjay Wijesekera dominated the boys 11-12 100 free finale with a 50.91.
Jensen then doubled up with a 50.50 to win the boys 13-14 100 fly title, while Jack Conger threw down a 46.15 to win the boys open 100 fly. That performance chopped a full second off the Texas-bound Swimming World High School Swimmer of the Year's personal best of 47.19 set at NCSA Juniors in March. John Clado claimed the boys 11-12 50 fly title with a 26.47.
Bouke Edskes snared the boys 13-14 400 IM title in 4:13.59, while Koya Osada topped Jack Foster, 3:53.16 to 3:54.62, for the boys open 400 IM victory. Sanjay Wisekera doubled up with a 56.72 to top the boys 11-12 100 back.
NCAP's Reni Moshos, Hannah Baker, Emily Meilus and Lea Gwennap cruised to victory in the girls 13-14 800 free relay with a 7:37.59. NCAP's Brandon Fabian, Sam Pomajevich, Samuel Tarter and Timothy Wu won the boys 13-14 800 free relay in 7:11.73, while RMSC's Jack Conger, Barry Mangold, Matthew Colket and Thomas Colket clinched the boys open 800 free relay in 6:37.56.