SwimMAC Girls Set New Jr Nationals Meet Record in 800 Free Relay

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 1

December 09th, 2015 National, News

The SwimMAC team of Erika BrownAlyssa MarshChristina Lappin, and Jessica Merritt took down the girls’ 800 free relay junior national meet record at Speedo Junior Nationals East posting a time of 7:11.88 for the win.

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Erika Brown – 1:48.01
Alyssa Marsh – 1:49.59
Christina Lappin – 1:48.95
Jessica Merritt – 1:45.33
Total: 7:11.88

The previous record belonged to Illinois’ Patriot Aquatic Club, which was a 7:16.71 set in December of 2013. At the Speedo Junior Nationals West, Ozaukee Aquatics touched out at 7:16.19 thanks in part to a 1:45.37 anchor from Katie Drabot, which is faster than the PAC old record but isn’t enough to knock off SwimMAC.

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12 yr old Gretchen Walsh split a 22.81 on the freestyle leg of NAC Medley B relay!! Is that the fastest split for a 12 year old or no?

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.

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