Pair Of York YMCA Swimmers Lead The Way On Day 4 of YMCA Nationals

by Luke Ryan 0

April 06th, 2017 Club, National, News, YMCA Nationals

2017 YMCA Short Course Nationals

  • Monday April 3 – Friday, April 7, 2017
  • Greensboro Aquatic Center
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Mon: 5:30PM Timed Finals / Tues: 8:45AM Prelims, 5:30PM Finals / Wed-Fri: 8:45 AM Prelims, 5:15PM Finals
  • Meet site
  • Results

A pair of York YMCA teammates qualified first and second in the Women’s 500 yard freestyle during the Day 4 prelims session at YMCA Nationals. Leah Braswell took first in the morning, finishing in a 4:48.39, just ahead of teammate Courtney Harnish. Braswell finished fourth in the 400 IM last night. Harnish, who has won three individual events so far this week, clocked a 4:48.66 to qualify second.

National record holder Maxwell McHugh looks to sweep the breaststroke events as he qualified first for finals in the 100 breaststroke by nearly two full seconds. McHugh looked relaxed, finishing in a time of 53.38, well off of his seed of 52.46. The current national record was set by McHugh last year at 53.00. The second seed this evening will be 400 IM champion Paul Delakis, who qualified in a time of 55.32.

The top sixteen seeds for the men’s and women’s 800 freestyle relay will compete in time finals tonight. The relay teams from Sarasota YMCA are the top seed in both the men’s and women’s events.

Other Top Seeds Entering Finals:

  • Hank Siefert, Coffman, Men’s 500 Freestyle: 4:27.76
  • Brooke Perrotta, Cheshire, Women’s 100 Breaststroke: 1:02.44
  • Jade Knueppel, Schroeder, Women’s 50 Freestyle, 22.94
  • Maclean Crossley, Watertown, Men’s 50 Freestyle: 20.35

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