DART Boys Lower 15-16 NAG In 800 Free Relay At Winter Juniors – West

2018 SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – WEST

  • December 5th-8th, 2018
  • Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, Texas
  • SCY (25y) pool
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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 HigginsWill ArthurBryar Longand 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
6:38.14 6:38.07

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.

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Denna Culpepper

Way to go DART AND SMST!!! Wow, just wow! Sierra Nevada Proud!!!!!!

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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