In the final meet of the 2013 California Southern Section Championships, specifically the biggest, Division 1 schools, the team from JSerra High broke a National High School Record in the women’s 400 free relay with their meet-ending, five-second margin of victory.
The team of Kaitlyn Albertoli, Karli Thuen, Rebecca Millard, and Katie McLaughlin broke the Public School and Overall National Records by combining for a 3:21.20. The old overall record was set earlier this year by Germantown Academy in 3:21.63, which was also the independent school record. The Public School Record remains at a 3:22.85 set in 2011 by Hershey High in Pennsylvania.
That relay has terrifying potential; three of the four swimmers are just sophomores, with Millard being the lone swimmer who will graduate this relay.
Albertoli – 50.39
Thuen – 51.68
Millard – 49.97
McLaughlin – 49.16
Katie McLaughlin’s anchor was pretty amazing for a swimmer so young, and she was arguably the swimmer of the meet after breaking a 32-year old Division 1 Record in the 200 free with a 1:45.39, and also breaking the Division Record with a 52.93 win in the 100 fly.
A full recap of the meet will follow.