Watch Upper Dublin Boys Win 400 Free Relay at PIAA Champs (VIDEO)

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.

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Wow. UDAC can certainly churn out some fast swimmers!

UDHS Tax Payer

It wasn’t a UDAC team – it was the Upper Dublin High School Team. There is a difference.

Mark Luttmann
For those not aware, PIAA State Swimming Championships has USA Swimming observed meet status (also the case with most district championships in Pennsylvania). All times from these meets for Upper Dublin High School swimming athletes that are registered in Upper Dublin Aquatic Club (UDAC) swim programs are posted in the USA Swimming’s national SWIMS database. Hence, this epic performance by Ogden, Alex, Wyatt and Michael in the 400 free relay is eligible for national age group ranking (see Boys SCY Relays 15-18 page 3): http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1737&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en-US A superb achievement by these young men…whether school or club. In this case they represent both. With regard to the first post in this thread, the recognition is much appreciated. Our small community is very… Read more »
SmartyJones

All four of them swim for UDAC, too. Actually, since UDAC operates year-round, they technically are more UDAC swimmers than they are UDHS swimmers. I’m not sure what the point of your comment and user name are, but both are irrelevant.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studies and swims at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and has been in the pool ever since. He misses Vine.

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