Pros absent on final day of NBAC Christmas meet, Runge wins twice

Jared Anderson
by Jared Anderson 8

December 15th, 2013 Club, News

North Baltimore’s squad of high-profile pro men (including
Conor Dwyer and Yannick Agnel) are taking Sunday off after
competing Friday and Saturday at the NBAC Christmas meet.
18-year-old Cierra Runge was
back, though, winning two more events to add to a busy weekend full
of big wins (six on the weekend altogether). She went 49.32 to win the 100 free and also took
the 200 back in 1:54.55. The meet kicked off with the 1650
freestyles. Sierra
won the girls event in 16:24.62
and Andrew DeFriece took
home the boys race in 15:23.25. Connor
won the 200 back in 1:47.76
and Andrew Sanchez took the
100 free with a 45.82. Paige
was the other winner on the girls side,
going 2:01.61 to win the 200 fly. Cole
went 1:48.37 to win the boys event. Final results. Day 2 recap.  

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Correction on open men’s/woman’s 1650.

Men’s race was won by 16 year old Andrew DeFriece who swam a 15:23. 25 from Germantown Academy.

On the women’s side the race was won by 15 year old Sierra Schmidt also from Germantown Academy with a time of 16:24.62

The 1000 races were completed on Friday.

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Wow! Cierra Runge has swum the meet of her life!
9.25 in the 1000 free
4.37 in the 500 free
1.45 in the 200 free
1.57 in the 200 IM
1.54 in the 200 back
She’s definitely not a sprinter anymore but rather a great middle distance freestyle swimmer and even almost an all-around swimmer.
Congrats to her.


without the pros, NBAC isn’t a very strong ag/senior club team anymore. they can’t compare to NCAP or Dynamo or SwimMac or Bolles, etc. they used to be deep and strong up and down the boys’ and girls’ age group. now it is one elite senior girl and the rest is just normal. they will have to keep recruiting the pros/foreign kids there.


Three high school boys with no taper and not shaved under 1:50 in the 200 back seems competitive to me. The high school kids did not rest for this meet so make sure you compare apples to apples. Dropped morning workouts the week of the meet and cut back a bit in the afternoon.


not that impressed…sorry. one event and just ok with that rest.


nbac doesnt even have half the amount of kids those other teams have, not to mention that half the kids on bolles are foreign. My bet is none of them shaved as they usually don’t at this meet and went off minimal rest. The boys side dealt a lot of great times despite the waves of the pros. Many such as Connor Kalisz and Cole Buese had best times not to far behind the pros. They are young, and making progress let them be.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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