Aquajets 15-16’s Break 9-Day Old NAG Record in 400 Free Relay

The 15-16 girls from the Minnesota Aquajets broke another Team Record on Sunday as they closed the Minnesota LC Championships, and in the process took a National Age Group Record back for the Aquajets.

This one came in 400 medley relay, where the combination of Courtney EvensenZoe AvestruzEmma Wittmer, and Kaia Grobe combined to swim a 3:49.70 in the 400 free relay.

After just missing the 200 free relay record held by Scottsdale’s Victoria Toris, Sam Fazio, Hannah Holman, and Amy Bilquist, but that same group held the old 400 free relay record at 3:51.39 as well.

The Aquajets held the record before Scottsdale broke it just over a week ago.

The splits on this relay:

Evensen – 57.83
Avestruz – 56.92
Wittmer – 58.34
Grobe – 56.61

The team time trialed that 200 free relay from earlier in the meet on Sunday as well, but still weren’t able to get the record. They’ll be swimming more relays at Junior Nationals in two weeks, with the hopes of taking down more records.

Thanks to Aquajets assistant Jean Buteyn for sharing this news with us.

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bobo gigi
7 years ago

At the same meet, a young star in the making I follow for a few months, 11-year-old Regan Smith, has shined.
She’s amazing on backstroke!
50 back. 30.59
100 back. 1.06.05
200 back. 2.24.27


Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

I’m pretty sure those are times are all new state records. Incredible sprinting ability! But it is also a little concerning she is so young and making this incredible times. She could peak within the next 2/3/4 years. I really hope that’s not the case though, she has incredible talent and I’m excited to see where she goes.

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