Irvine Novaquatics crushed the National Age Group record in the boys’ 15-16 200 meter freestyle relay on Thursday night at the Lakeside Stampede in the Westside Aquatic Center in Lewisville, Texas. Benjamin Blevins-Boor, Hunter Hitchens, Justin Nguyen, and Owen Kao combined for 1:34.63, taking a huge bite out of the prior NAG, 1:35.91, established by YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA) in 2013.
YOTA’s Seth Maslowski, Alex Carson, Chris Kohut, and Colin Ellington had swum to a national record in prelims at the 2013 YMCA National Long Course Championships. YOTA replaced Maslowski and Carson with 18-year-olds Bailey Mahoney and Ben Mayes in finals to go 1:34.64.
Here is a comparison of the two 15-16 NAG records:
|Irvine Novaquatics||2016||YMCA of the Triangle Area||2013|
|Benjamin Blevins-Boor, 16||24.22||Seth Maslowski, 16||24.41|
|Hunter Hitchens, 15||23.72||Alex Carson, 16||24.23|
|Justin Nguyen, 16||23.45||Chris Kohut, 16||23.97|
|Owen Kao, 15||23.24||Colin Ellington, 16||23.30|