2021 NCS 14 and Under Long Course Championship
On Thursday at the North Carolina 14 and Under Long Course Championships in Cary, NC, the SwimMAC Carolina quartet of Max Osman, Norvin Clontz, Grange Bartee, and Evan Prabhu combined to break the 2019 boys 13-14 800-meter free relay national age group record by 4.55s at 7:49.60. The original record was held by Nick Grulke, Joey Chang, Mitchell Schott, and Allen Cai at 7:54.15 of the Irvine NOVA Aquatics, set at the 2019 California SCS Junior Olympics.
Osman opened the relay with a massive lifetime best swim of 1:55.94, taking down his less than one-month-old personal best of 2:01.43. Splitting 26.88/29.16/29.48/30.42, Osman now ranks 47th all-time on the boys 13-14 U.S. performers list, out-performing Cai of NOVA’s 1:55.96 flat start best from 2019. Then, Clontz followed with an equally-strong leg of 1:57.04, kicking his 2:00.95 timed best to the curb.
The touchpad did not catch enough of Bartee and Prabhu’s splits, however, both swimmers went 2:00.96 and 2:01.32 this morning during the 200 free prelims. Leading the pack in the boys 13-14 200 free is Clontz’s newly-minted flat start best of 1:58.28, followed by Osman’s quiet effort of 2:00.82.
|2021 NCS 14&U Champs||2019 CA SCS JOs|
|Max Osman||1:55.94||Nick Grulke||1:58.47|
|Norvin Clontz||1:57.04||Joey Chang||2:00.69|
|Grange Bartee||(56.04, N/A)||Mitchell Schott||1:59.12|
|Evan Prabhu||(N/A)||Allen Cai||1:55.87|
*touchpad error splits unavailable