Irvine Novaquatics Relay Breaks National Age Group Record

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In the third night of competition the 10-and-under relay team from Irvine Novaquatics succeeded in setting a new national age group record in the 200-meter freestyle relay.

The relay team of Humberto NajeraJoey ChangJoel Hernandez, and Mitchell Schott posted a 2:01.35 to replace the former record of 2:02.37 set by Scottsdale Aquatic Club in 2012. Combined the quartet dropped a total of 1.17 seconds from their individual 50 free times.

Breaking down the relay: Najera led off with a 31.23, shaving a whopping .51 seconds off of his previous time of 31.74. Chang was next off the block splitting a 29.97, a .29 second drop from 30.26. Following him was Hernandez with a time of 30.68, dropping .27 seconds off his former time of 30.68. Schott anchored the young relay with a quick 29.74, splitting .10 quicker than the 29.84 he had previously achieved.

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    You guys have it incorrect, Humberto led off and Joey Chang was the second leg of the relay & went a 29.97.

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