2014 YMCA National Championships – Men’s 400 IM – Reported by SwimSwam
It was a Wilton 1-2 in the boys 400 IM, with a pair of teammates and future Big Ten foes sweeping the top two spots. Top seed Maxwell Dolan went 3:46.81 to just eke out a win over his teammate Ian Rainey by .01. Dolan, a future Wisconsin Badger, led on butterfly, by Rainey, who has signed on with Michigan, charged back to take the lead with a big 55.8 backstroke split. Things stayed pretty even split-wise through breaststroke, but Dolans’ 52.1 freestyle split was enough to take home the win and shatter the old meet record set by Mike Alexandrov over 10 years ago.
Luke Lechner finished third back at 3:52.26, and Eau Claire Wisconsin’s Paul DeLakis went 3:53.66 for fourth.
Ohio high school star Grant House made an appearance in the event, taking 5th wiht a 3:56.27.
Wilton won both of the top two heats, as Stephen Holmquist took home the consolation final in 3:54.03.