Sandpipers of Nevada Girls Take Down Second 13-14 NAG Relay Record of the Week

2019 NCSA JUNIOR NATIONALS

  • Tuesday, August 6 – Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN
  • LCM format
  • Prelims 8:30 AM / Finals 5:30 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheets
  • Live results available on Meet Mobile under “2019 NCSA Summer Swimming Championships”

After breaking the 200 free relay 13-14 NAG record on Tuesday, the Sandpipers of Nevada came back to break another NAG record, this time in the 400 free relay.

Kathryn GrimesArabella SimsPaige Kuwata, and Audrey Yu, the same four who set the 200 free relay record, returned to set the 400 record. They took down an impressive relay record, one held by Nashville Aquatic Club since 2016 which featured Alex and Gretchen Walsh.

SPLIT COMPARISON

SANDPIPERS OF NEVADA (8/8/19) NASHVILLE AQUATIC CLUB (6/16/16)
Arabella Sims 57.61 Gretchen Walsh 56.97
Audrey Yu 57.60 Ella Nelson 58.50
Paige Kuwata 59.71 Lauren Hurt 1:00.18
Kathryn Grimes 57.51 Alex Walsh 57.76
3:52.43
3:53.41

G. Walsh’s split was unmatchable for the Sandpipers’ of Nevada, but they were more consistent across the board tonight, and combined for a time that was nearly a full second quicker than Nashville Aquatic Club’s.

What’s even more impressive from this quartet tonight is that it came not long after Grimes, Sims, and Kuwata had gone 1-2-3 in the 400 IM. The 13-year-old Grimes hit an Olympic Trials cut with that swim, too.

Yu, in particular, improved a bunch on her 59.61 from the 100 free prelims earlier in the meet with her 57.51 anchor leg.

2
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of
2 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Veritas
1 year ago

The splits and swimmers are wrong. Audrey Yu went second with a 57.60
And Katie Grimes went anchor with 57.51.

swimguy4910
1 year ago

Even more impressive… Sims +.9 from her time earlier in the week…

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

Read More »