2017 COLUMBUS SECTIONALS
The 15-16 boys from the Mason Manta Rays in Ohio have broken their 2nd National Age Group Record of the weekend at the Columbus Sectional Championships. Using the same four-some, but in a different order, they finished the 200 long course meter medley relay in 1:34.09 on Saturday.
That broke the 2016 record of 1:34.63 set by Irvine Novaquatics. That foursome took almost 1.3 seconds off the old record in the event.
|Mason Manta Rays||New Record||Old Record||IRVINE NOVAQUATICS|
|Carson Foster||23.68||24.22||Benjamin Blevins-Boor, 16|
|Jacob Foster||23.61||23.72||Hunter Hitchens, 15|
|Tyler Babinec||24.36||23.45||Justin Nguyen, 16|
|Adam Chaney||22.44||23.24||Owen Kao, 15|
What is most remarkable about Mason’s swim was the 22.44 anchor from 15-year old Adam Chaney. Earlier in the meet, Chaney was 7th in the individual 50 free with a 23.77 – which was his lifetime best swim. He was the youngest swimmer in that A-final by 2 years.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, he showed up big-time in this relay, dropping 1.33 seconds on the anchor – which they needed. Even a 23.0, which still would’ve been an outrageous split for a 15-year old who flat starts 23.7, wouldn’t have gotten the record.