Nathan Hayes, Tyler Lu Break LSC Records on Last Day of PNS Champs


15-year old Nathan Hayes of the hosts KING broke a 22-year old PNS Record on Saturday, the final day of the PNS Senior Champs. He swam 2:05.53 to place 2nd in the 200 backstroke, which broke 15-16 LSC record in the event that was set by Chris Jacobson in 1995.

That record might not last for long, however. Finishing one spot, and three-hundredths, behind him was his 14-year old teammate Tyler Lu in 2:05.56. That gave Lu the 13-14 LSC Record, breaking his own record of 2:07.80 set exactly a year ago from Sunday.

They both trailed 19-year old winner Aaron Elhajj, who won in 2:03.49.

Other Day 3 Winners:

  • 16-year old WAVE swimmer Gabby Dang won the women’s 100 free in 56.58 – missing the LSC record by a tenth of a second.
  • World University Games swimmer Dillon Virva, who is representing KING at this meet, won the men’s 100 free in 51.94. Jonathan Cook took 2nd in 52.09.
  • Kyndal Phillips won the women’s 200 back by a second-and-a-half in 2:18.60.
  • Taylor Kabacy of KING won the women’s 1500 free in 17:12.48 at just 15 years old.
  • William Christenson won the men’s 1500 free by 31 seconds in 16:24.89.
  • Sarah DiMeco won the women’s 200 fly in 2:16.25. That put the 16-year old 3 seconds ahead of the runner-up, 14-year old Amy Tang, in 2:19.06.
  • Evergreen Swim Club’s Alex Wright won the men’s 200 fly in 2:05.23.
  • KING took the top two spots in each of the closing 400 free relays.

Final Team Scores

Men’s Top 5:

  1. King Aquatic Club – 1230.5
  2. Bellevue Club Swim Team – 585
  3. West Coast Aquatics – 291
  4. Central Area Aquatics Team – 255.5
  5. Evergreen Swim Club – 227

Women’s Top 5:

  1. King Aquatic Club – 1144.5
  2. Bellevue Club Swim Team – 499
  3. Issaquah Swim Team – 365.5
  4. Central Area Aquatics Team – 322.5
  5. Bellingham Bay Swim Team – 244


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