2018 SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – WEST
- December 5th-8th, 2018
- Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, Texas
- SCY (25y) pool
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
Not long after the Mason Manta Rays set a new 15-18 NAG in the 800 free relay at the Winter Junior Championships – East in Greensboro, the DART Swimming boys took down the 15-16 mark at the West Championships in Austin.
16-year-olds Gianluca Urlando and Connor Daniels combined with 15-year-olds Tate Cutler and Christopher Ranlett for a final time of 6:38.07, getting them under the previous National Age Group Record of 6:38.14 set by Tennessee Aquatics in 2014. That Tennessee team was made up of Walker Higgins, Will Arthur, Bryar Long, and Hayden Burns.
Urlando, who’s coming off a breakout summer that saw him win four gold and five total medals at the Junior Pan Pacs, led off the team in 1:34.38, which improved his previous 200 free best time by over three seconds (1:37.50). Check out a full split comparison between the two teams below.
|Tennessee Aquatics, 2014||DART Swimming, 2018|
|Arthur – 1:40.00||Urlando – 1:34.38|
|Burns – 1:38.55||Daniels – 1:38.08|
|Long – 1:41.55||Cutler – 1:42.71|
|Higgins – 1:38.04||Ranlett – 1:42.90|
They finished 6th overall in the race, and were only 1.04 seconds outside of 2nd. The Sierra Marlins won in a time of 6:32.90.