Fossil Ridge Girls Crush National HS Record in 200 Medley Relay

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The girls from Fossil Ridge High School took down the National High School record in the 200 medley relay on Saturday afternoon at the 2018 Colorado 5A Girls High School swimming and diving state championships. The team of Bayley StewartZoe BartelColeen Gillilan, and Kylee Alons turned in a time of 1:38.13.

That time sets a new overall record, faster than the public school mark of 1:39.25 set by Carmel in 2015.

It’s also faster than the new Independent School mark of 1:38.77, set just yesterday by Harpeth Hall. Harpeth Hall’s mark will remain on the books as the Independent School mark, though, since Fossil Ridge is a public school.

In yesterday’s prelims the quartet narrowed in on the record, touching in 1:39.68. Tonight, they hit their next gear.

According to Meet Mobile, the girls split:

Stewart 25.40

Bartel 27.43

Gillilan 23.43

Alons 21.87


 Event 1  Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
    School                              Prelims     Finals        
                         === A - Final ===                          
  1 Fossil Ridge                        1:39.68    1:38.13  
     1) Bayley Stewart 12             2) Zoe Bartel 12                
     3) Coleen Gillilan 11            4) Kylee Alons 12

The previous splits were:

Sammie Burchill 25.39

Alex Clarke 29.00

Veronica Burchill 23.31

Amy Bilquist 21.55

The big difference for Fossil Ridge came in Bartel’s breaststroke leg. Bartel will swim for Stanford next year. Stewart is headed to Notre Dame and Alons is committed to NC State.

Yesterday’s new independent school record:

 Event 1  Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
    School                        Prelims     Finals              
                         === A - Final ===                          
  1 Harpeth Hall  'A'             1:42.61    1:38.77        
     1) Walsh, Alex                   2) Nelson, Ella                 
     3) Massey, Alex                  4) Walsh, Gretchen              
                 24.37        52.64 (28.27)
        1:17.13 (24.49)     1:38.77 (21.64)

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  1. Allen Freeman

    Wow, that didn’t last long. Watched Harpeth Hall break the record last night.

  2. Russell Denny

    Fossil Ridge. What city? State? Neither were listed in your article.

    • avatar

      I believe it is in Fort Collins Colorado

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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