Race Video: Watch Indiana Break 800 Free Relay National Age Group Record

Editorial coverage for U.S. Junior Nationals proudly sponsored by Q Swimwear!

IRVINE, California, August 2. ALTHOUGH the Carmel women have been claiming a lot of the spotlight, Indiana University Swim Team’s men have made some noise with a pair of relay meet records.  That includes a national age group mark in the 800 free relay on night three.

Men’s 800 free relay

For the second night in a row, the Indiana University Swim Team – not to be confused with the IU Hoosier athletics college squad even though most of this team will be headed to IU in the fall – took down a meet record. The foursome of Ian Finnerty, Max Irwin, Brandon Colonis and Blake Pieroni checked in with a 7:28.28.  The previous meet record also happened to be the 17-18 and 15-18 national age group record of 7:30.87 set by the Litherland triplets and Gunnar Bentz at the 2013 junior nationals. Read a full report on the national age group record, as well as splits from both squads.

The Dayton Raiders’ Tommy Cope, Jackson Higgins, Henrik Pohlmann and Brock Turner took second tonight in 7:31.89, while Tennessee’s Will Arthur, Joshua Romany, Walker Higgins and Hayden Burns touched third in the timed final event with a 7:32.10.

Santa Clara (7:33.49), SwimAtlanta (7:34.33), Upper Dublin (7:35.82), Sarasota YMCA (7:36.76) and Palo Alto Stanford (7:37.33) comprised the rest of the podium placers in the timed finals.

Heat 1

Heat 2 (Indiana’s meet and national age group record)

Heat 3

Heat 4