2018 NEW ENGLAND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
- July 12-16, 2018
- Providence, RI (Brown University)
- Live Results
It was a Bluefish Swim Club sweep in the women’s 1500 free, as Bluefish swimmers went 1-2-3 in the event. 15-year-old Summer Smith dropped huge time to win it in 17:01.47, dropping almost 45 seconds from her previous PR of 17:44.23. This is only the 4th time she’s logged a time in this event, according to USA Swimming’s database. Aislin Farris, just 13 years old, was 2nd in 17:19.69, while 15-year-old Erin Jachym was 3rd in 17:21.72.
Smith is the 6th-best 15-year-old in this event this year, while Farris is the 3rd-best 13-year-old in this event this year.
Bluefish was represented well in the men’s race, too, as 17-year-old Will Barao notched a 16:08.49 for the win. He touched ahead of Harvard’s Zach Snyder, who was 16:10.04 for 2nd, while 17-year-old Cole Kuster of Purple Valley Aquatics was 3rd in 16:11.93. Kuster is the son of Steve Kuster, a coach renowned in the NCAA’s Division III for heading the perennially successful Williams College programs in Massachusetts.
- Bluefish won the women’s 800 free relay in 8:29.15, getting a 2:06.43 lead off from Megan Kramer.
- The Bluefish team also topped the men’s relay, going 7:39.61 with a 1:52.02 lead off from Harrison Homans.