Tennessee Sweeps Relays On Day 1 At Nashville Futures

2017 FUTURES — NASHVILLE

The 2017 Futures Championships have four meets going on this weekend, and action got underway Thursday with the distance events and the 4×200 free relays.

At the Nashville championship, Tennessee Aquatics jumped out to a sizeable combined points lead on day 1 as they swept both the men’s and women’s relays.

The women’s 4×200 saw them come in just over two seconds clear of Dynamo Swim Club, posting a time of 8:29.29. They were led by Carissa Armijo, who opened in a time of 2:05.61.

Dynamo, who finished in 8:31.52, had their fastest split come from Calista Murray (2:05.92) on the 2nd leg.

Tennessee went on to win the men’s event in 7:43.49, with SwimMac (7:45.80) 2nd and the Marlins of Raleigh (7:46.70) 3rd. Alexander Hines (1:54.90) and Benjamin Fenwick (1:55.04) had the fastest splits for the top two teams respectively, both on the lead-off leg.

Individually, Elise Bauer of the Central Florida Marlins won the women’s 800, and Cole Forbes of Area Tallahassee won the men’s mile.

Bauer (8:53.49) edged out Madison Murtagh (8:54.95) of Fast Lane Aquatics, while Forbes (15:53.63) was the only one sub-16:00 for the men. SwimMac’s Jamison Rzepecki (16:01.08) won a close race for silver.

TEAM SCORES

SwimMac and Tennessee sit dead even in men’s scores through day 1, while Dynamo holds a seven point advantage over Tennessee for women. In the combined race, Tennessee is well ahead of SwimMac by 22 points.

Men

  1. SwimMac / Tennessee, 69
  2. Marlins of Raleigh, 52

Women

  1. Dynamo, 61
  2. Tennessee, 54
  3. Highlander, 40

Combined

  1. Tennessee, 123
  2. SwimMac, 101
  3. Dynamo, 91

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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