Meet Records Keep Falling at NCSA Junior Nationals

ORLANDO, Florida, March 22. MEET records continued to fall during the third day of competition at the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, Fla. Meanwhile, Rockville Montgomery leads the combined team title meet with 320 points, while Raleigh Swimming (182) and Curl Burke (181) lead the women's and men's meets, respectively.

Women's 50 butterfly
15-year-old Jessica Guro of Atlantis Aquatics pipped the meet record with a time of 24.67. The previous standard of 24.68 stood since 2003 after being set by Brooke Bishop.

Dana Christ of the Oakland Live Y'ers (24.90) finished second, while Katy Hinkle of Arlington Aquatics took third in 24.94.

Men's 50 butterfly
Tommy Wyher of Tampa Bay Aquatics lowered his meet record to 21.67 after clocking a 21.95 in 2005.

Hillsboro Heat's Garth Summers finished second in 22.19, while Jersey Gator Brian Wilson placed third in 22.24.

Women's 50 breaststroke
Samantha Maxwell of Rio Salado Swimming matched the meet record with a time of 28.61. Alia Atkinson of Pembroke Pines set the standard in 2005.

Ellyn Baumgardner of Curl Burke wound up second in 28.88, while Elizabeth Smith finished third in 28.92.

Men's 50 breaststroke
16-year-old Stuart Ferguson of Poseidon Swimming came up just .06 seconds shy of the meet record with a time of 25.69.

James Ridgeway of Lake Forest took second in 25.86, while Cameron Gledhill of Curl Burke rounded out the top three in 26.01.

Women's 200 freestyle
Katherine Raatz of Golden West also came up .06 seconds shy of a standard with a winning time of 1:47.73.

Chelsea Nauta of Tampa Bay Aquatics touched second in 1:48.17, while Ellie Doran of Tucson Ford placed third in 1:48.67.

Men's 200 freestyle
Curl Burke's Matt McLean hit the wall first in 1:36.83 to claim the title. Meanwhile, Buddy Turner of Arizona Desert Fox took second in 1:37.25, while Team Foxjet's Curt Carlson claimed third in 1:39.32.

Women's 400 IM
15-year-old Sarah Henry of Raleigh Swimming won the 400 IM in 4:14.69, while Elizabeth Shaw of Nova of Virginia took second in 4:15.10.

Elizabeth Smith of Parkway Swim closed out the top three in 4:16.52.

Men's 400 IM
Cory Chitwood of Northern Kentucky Clippers touched first in the 400 IM in 3:49.94. Meanwhile, Poseidon's Tyler Harris took second in 3:51.25, while Team Foxjet's Neal Kennedy placed third in 3:53.67.

Women's 800 freestyle relay
Tucson Ford's team of Sarah Denninghoff (1:52.17), Susana Helms (1:51.54), Emma Darlington (1:50.89) and Ellie Doran (1:50.88) won the 800 freestyle relay in 7:25.48.

Men's 800 freestyle relay
Curl Burke's foursome of Robert Grimmett-Norris (1:41.69), Andy Mears (1:42.56), Brock Park (1:40.16) and Matt McLean (1:38.41) hit the wall first in 6:42.82 to claim the 800 freestyle relay title.

Results: NCSA Junior Nationals 2007-Short Course – (03-20-2007 – 03-24-2007)