Queens continued it’s day 2 dominance ending night two with a new 400 medley relay record. The team of John Suther, Nic Eriksson, Matthew Josa, and Benjamin Taylor combined to swim a 3:08.07 breaking their record from prelims by 1.6 seconds. The time by the Queens quartet would have qualified the Royals for the D1 NCAA championships hosted in Iowa in a two weekends.
- Queens, 2014 (Phelps,Eriksson, Josa, Kosater)- 49.30/52.42/45.46/43.92 = 3:11.10
- Queens, 2015 (Suther, Eriksson, Josa, Phelps)- 48.06/52.94/45.19/43.53 = 3:09.72
- Queens, 2015 (Suther, Eriksson, Josa, Taylor)- 48.49/ 52.07/ 44.24/ 43.27 = 3:08.07
While Suther could not match his lead off from the morning Eriksson and Josa made up more than enough ground the middle 200 combining for 1:36.31 to give Taylor open water to close out the night for the quartet from North Carolina.
By our count this is Josa’s first relay he has swum for Queens leaving the 400 and 800 free relays on the last two nights for the Queens star. Unless the 200 medley is to count against Josa expect for the 200 butterfly record of Jun Han Kim set in 2011 to be on notice tomorrow night.