Curl-Burke Dominates at Eastern Zone Champs, 13-14 Relay Breaks 23 Year-Old NAG Mark -- July 30, 2002
FAIRFAX, Virginia, July 30. THE Curl-Burke Swim Club -- which boasts more world record-holders than any other swim club in the world -- dominated the Eastern Zone - Section II Championships, held last weekend at George Mason University in Farfax, Virginia.
The meet was highlighted by a national age group record by Curl-Burke's girls 13-14 400 meter freestyle relay, which shattered the old mark set in 1979 by Mission Viejo.
The team of Colleen Law, Katherine Finegan, Leslie Swinley and Christine Nichols finished third, setting a new National Age Group Record of 3:59.12. They broke the 23 year-old record of 4:00.52 held since by Mission Viejo.
Curle-Burke won all three team crowns, in every case more than doubling the score of runner-up NOVA (of Virginia) Aquatics. The team scores:
Combined Team Scores:
1. Curl-Burke Swim Club: 1,649.50
2. Nova of VA Aquatics: 721
1. Curl-Burke Swim Club: 765.50
2. Nova of VA Aquatics: 302
1. Curl-Burke Swim Club: 884
2. Nova of VA Aquatics: 419
Results: Eastern Zone Championships