Brendan Burns dropped a new personal best in the 200 free, leading off the Upper Main Line YMCA men’s 800 free relay in 1:36.01.
Braswell’s best time coming into the meet was 4:19.21, which she swam at last year’s Y Nats. She dropped a 4:15.78 in prelims, which was already a decent drop, until she dropped almost another 7 seconds in finals.
Georgia postgrad Melanie Margalis swam the 100 breast this morning, qualifying for the B final at 13th. Margalis scratched the 200 IM, one of her signature events, later in the session. Tonight, she’s scratched out of the 100 breast.
Drew Kibler and Alex Walsh will look to defend their titles and meet records on day 3 of Winter Juniors East.
NAC star Alex Walsh is chasing her own Meet Record in the 200 IM.
All-in-all, the Buchholz girls took down 5 records: the 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay, 100 breast (Ivey), and 100 fly (Bates).
U.S. World Championships team member and Florida commit Robert Finke, a Countryside senior, is set up to defend his titles in the 200 IM and 500 free.
16-year-old Mary Smutny put up a pair of highlight performances, winning back-to-back events during the final session.
While high school swimmers dominated the run on Saturday, Olympian Alia Atkinson did pick up a Meet Record in the 50 breaststroke.