Editorial coverage sponsored by SpeedoUSA

JENKS, Oklahoma, March 8. THE first two nights of the SCS Speedo Central Spring Sectional Championships, hosted by Jenks Trojan Swim Club, kicked off with a couple new names written into the meet record books.

An 11-year-old meet record fell the first night in the men's 1000 yard freestyle. Ryan Baker of the Rec Plex Sharks took nearly 15 seconds off his seed time to clock a 9:11.47, smashing the previous record set by Max Jaben (9:14.51) in 2002.


Max Jaben was again scratched from the record books on the second night, when Blair Bish of the Arkansas Dophins raced to a 55.25 in the 100 yard breaststroke. He bettered Jaben's 2009 record by two tenths.

14-year-old Kelley Tackett (Columbia Swim Club) posted a blisteringly fast time in the women's 200 yard freestyle on the second night, at a 1:48.60. Although Tackett's time is a bit off the meet record, held by London Olympian Shannon Vreeland at a 1:47.01, her swim puts her in the top-10 Nationally among 14-year-olds.