Five More Records Fall at Day 2 of 2019 Easterns

2019 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championship

On the final day of the Eastern Interscholastic Championships, 5 more records were taken down while the Penn Charter girls and Andover boys defended their 2018 team titles. This meet also recognized overall team champion for the first time. The Episcopal Academy program took the title by nearly 200 points with 1,007.5 points.

Final Girls Team Scores, Top 5

  1. Penn Charter- 541
  2. Episcopal Academy- 521
  3. Germantown- 420
  4. Greenwich- 419
  5. Notre Dame- 337

Final Boys Team Scores, Top 5

  1. Andover- 610
  2. Episcopal Academy- 486.5
  3. Malvern Prep- 427
  4. Brunswick- 426
  5. Mercersburg- 400

Final Overall Team Scores, Top 5

  1. Episcopal Academy- 1,007.5
  2. Andover- 885
  3. Germantown- 778
  4. Mercersburg- 719
  5. Penn Charter- 618

Pennington’s David Curtiss broke his second pool record of the meet when he won the 100 free with a 44.08, which eclipsed the 2014 mark of 44.34. That comes after his 19.70 on day 1 of the meet, another record. Those times rank Curtiss 6th and 24th in the 50 and 100 free, respectively, all-time in the 15-16 age group.

In the boys 500 free, it was a sprint battle for the pool record between 200 IM champ Ivan Puskovitch of Episcopal and Ford Blaylock of Mercersburg. The duo were pacing off each other, until the last 50 when Blaylock came home in a 24.97 to pass up Puskovitch and write his name on the pool record with a 4:22.30. Puskovitch settled for second with a 4:22.36, which was also under the 2017 pool record of 4:24.48.

Emma Atkinson of Germantown also broke her second meet record of the weekend in the 100 back. Her winning time of 52.80, which won by almost 4 seconds, chipped the 2017 mark of 53.41. Atkinson’s 2nd record of the day was in the lead-off of the 400 free relay. Although the relay was DQed, her lead-off time of 49.73 was still good enough for the 1988 meet and pool record.

The final record of the meet was in the final event of the meet, the boys 400 free relay. The Andover relay of Max Hunger (45.31), Lance Freiman (45.10), Arnold Su (44.71), and Neil Simpson (45.79) broke the pool record of 3:01.47 with a time of 3:00.91.

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Records fall

Records fall! I love to see it. But I am also curious to see the old record. Yes, the article points out the old record (for this particular event) of 53.41 in the 100 Back, which Emma Atkinson broke with 52.80. But I often scan the entire results, and will pull up the Prelims heats to see what the record was BEFORE it was broken. Although this record was not broken in the prelims, the new record is shown and there is no other way to find it. Unless it happens to be in the article. For me, I would prefer the old record remain showing, and put an asterisk by the new time. Would this be confusing to anybody?… Read more »

MA swim Mom

Did I see that Emma Atkinson was planning on going to UNC?

James

She’s Verbally committed to Virginia Tech

BBQ Billy

Germantown; how sad.

SaintJoseph

Agree – Also E.S.Peddie!!!

The Bison

ESP

Jack T

Germantown Academy is surviving on the reputation built by Dick Shoulberg’s years of dedication and the countless kids who gave their best every day. Most people, who don’t know better, think that that excellence still exists in Fort Washington. However, disgruntled families, kids leaving GAAC, and good GAAC families deciding to send their kids to other schools (not GA) speaks volumes.

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Nick Pecoraro

Nick Pecoraro has had a huge passion for swimming since his first dive in the pool. He joined the sport at age 11 and instantly became drawn to the sport. He was a breaststroker and IMer when competing, but still uses the sport as his go-to cardio. As a kinesiology …

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