The PIAA ‘AAA’ Championships came to a close with the 400 free relay, where Cal commit Michael Jensen of Upper Dublin would swim the last race of his high school career.
All of the meet’s studs met in the final relay. La Salle got out to a big lead after Jake Sannem’s 44.92 lead-off, but Upper Dublin got back in the mix with 100 breast champ Wyatt Amdor‘s 45.46 split on the third leg, right after he took the 100 breast title. It came down to the two best sprinters of the meet, Greg Brocato vs. Jensen, with the La Salle senior getting a slim lead at the exchange.
Jensen flipped at a 19.87 to Brocato’s 20.75, and the Upper Dublin senior pounded it home in 22.26 for a QUICK 42.13 anchor leg to give his team the title at 2:59.58. Upper Dublin also broke their 2013 state record, bringing it under the 3-minute mark for the first time ever. Brocato, for his part, managed a 43.89 split which is impressive in and of itself. Full splits below.
|UPPER DUBLIN (2:59.58)|
|Ogden Leyens – 46.29|
|Alex Flynn – 45.70|
|Wyatt Amdor – 45.46|
|Michael Jensen – 42.13|
Upper Dublin, the state record setter in 2013 with a 3:00.23, is now the first team in Pennsylvania high school history to break the three minute barrier.