Pleasanton Seahawks Break NAG Relay Record at JO’s

While their older teammate Celina Li was off winning a USA Swimming Winter National Championship in the 200 IM in Austin, the younger contingent of the Pleasanton Seahawks were camped out in Morgan Hill, California at the 2012 Pacific Swimming Junior Olympics this weekend.

There, a group of 11-12 year old boys broke the National Age Group Record in the 200 yard medley relay. Jonah Cooper, Timothy Yao, Tyler Lu, and Christopher Jhong combined for a 1:47.44 that took down a year-old record of 1:48.06 that was set by Rockville-Montgomery in 2011.

The splits:

  • Cooper, backstroke, 26.64
  • Yao, breaststroke, 30.20
  • Lu, fly, 26.77
  • Jhong, free, 23.83

This record was ripe to be broken and was truly an overall team effort. No one leg was all that close to the NAG Record in that stroke (the closest was Cooper’s backstroke, 1.5 seconds off), but when combined this became the fastest group of 11-12 boys in the history of this relay.

The same group swam a 1:39.31 in the 200 free relay that included a 23.98 leadoff from Cooper.

Full meet results are available here (though beware, they’re filed in S.A.M.M.S. format, which may be a challenge to interpret).

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11 years ago

25 yards and yes, we in the Silicone Valley are computer results challenged. Its really annoying.

11 years ago

For your international readers it would be good to know if it was in a 50m pool or 25yd / 25m pool.

11 years ago

Wow that meet format is definately challenging to read!

11 years ago

Congratulations to the whole Pleasanton Seahawk Family on a great weekend. The team looked great at JOs and Celina had an exciting win at Nationals. The coaching staff should be thrilled with where the team is right now.

And congratulations to the boys’ relay!

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