Lola Mull Wins Again, Breaks 24-Year Old Michigan State Record


Mid-Michigan Aquatics 14-year old Lola Mull won her 3rd event of the 2017 Columbus Sectionals on Saturday, which earned her the high point award of the meet.

After taking the 400 and 800 earlier in the meet, Mull won the 1500 free on Saturday in 16:51.30. That broke the Michigan LSC record for 13-14s by 10 seconds. The old record of 17:01.33 was set by Jennifer Jackson in 1983 – 24 years ago. Over the course of the meet, she broke Michigan state records in the 400, 800, and 1500 frees, plus the 400 IM.

On the men’s side of the pool, Kyle Maas from Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics won the men’s 200 IM on the final day in 2:02.45. That broke the Columbus Sectionals record in the event.

The host Ohio State Swim Club, a combination of Ohio State’s post-graduate swimmers and a high-level local club team, dominated the team scoring, win the men’s, women’s and combined scoring titles.

Other Day 4 Winners:

  • Ohio State’s Meg Bailey won the women’s 200 IM in 2:15.05 – her best time by half a second. That gave her 5 wins, including 2 relays, for the week.
  • Christopher Bready won the men’s 800 free in 8:14.78.
  • Lancaster YMCA’s Olivia Schmelzer won the women’s 100 free in 56.96, beating out Ohio State’s Macie McNichols.
  • Upper Arlington Swim Club’s Parker Neri won the men’s 100 free in 50.63.
  • The girls from the Mason Manta Rays won the women’s 200 free relay in 1:45.39, including a 25.97 anchor from Ashley Volpenhein.
  • The Ohio State Swim Club’s men’s 200 free relay got a win in 1:32.16. Mason’s 2nd-place relay broke a 15-16 National Age Group Record in 1:34.09 (read more here).
  • The Ohio State Swim Club’s women’s 400 medley relay won in 4:14.85.
  • The Ohio State Swim Club’s men’s 400 medley relay won again in 3:48.16.

Final Team Scores:

Men’s Top 5

  1. Ohio Stat Swim Club – 1107.5
  2. Cincinnati Marlins – 699.5
  3. Mason Manta Rays – 620
  4. Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics – 553
  5. Dayton Raiders – 435.5

Women’s Top 5

  1. Ohio State Swim Club – 968.5
  2. Northern Kentucky Clippers – 851
  3. Mason Manta Rays – 451
  4. Club Wolverine – 386.5
  5. Cincinnati Marlins – 386

Combined Top 5

  1. Ohio State Swim Club – 2076
  2. Northern Kentucky Clippers – 1152
  3. Cincinnati Marlins – 1085.5
  4. Mason Manta Rays – 1071
  5. Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics – 830

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Jason Lancaster

Wouldn’t that be 34 years? 😉

Jennifer Parks

Great job, State of Michigan swimmers, Lola Mull, Mid-Mich. Swmg. and Kyle Maas, and all MLA swimmers!

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