At the Georgia Age Group Championships, Dynamo’s 13-14 A 800 free relay broke the NAG record. The quartet of Tristen Ulett (1:49.76), Addie Farrington (1:52.05), Jade’ Foelske (1:49.50), and Abby Grottle (1:53.69) combined for a time of 7:25.00.
That takes nearly two full seconds off of the old record of 7:26.91, set in 2014 by Chattahoochee Gold.
|Old Record (2014)||New Record (2016)|
|Jaclyn Hill 1:51.21||Tristan Ulett 1:49.76|
|Caroline Aikins 1:51.17||Addie Farrington 1:52.05|
|Bayley Frierson 1:52.64||Jade’ Foelske 1:49.50|
|Emma Cole 1:51.89||Abby Grottle 1:53.69|
Ulett and Foelske each came through with huge swims. Ulett last month broke the 13-14 NAG in the 100 fly, posting a 52.97 to take down Eva Merrell‘s 2014 record. She was just off of her lifetime best of 1:49.28 in this event.
Meanwhile, Foelske is a German dual-citizen who, like Ulett, also rocks the butterfly races (54.31 in the 100, 1:58.56 in the 200). Coming into the meet, Foelske’s best in the 200y free was a 1:52.01 from February, so going sub-1:50 tonight is big for her.