The girls of Westchester Aquatic Club set a new National Age Group (NAG) record in the 11-12 400 medley relay, going 4:34.46 at the Redtails International Invitational in New York.
The team took more than a second off the existing NAG record, which stood at 4:35.97 from the Academy Bullets. Prior to the Bullets breaking that record in July of 2014, the record had stood for 19 years, since being set by the 1995 Cincinnati Marlins.
The major difference between Westchester and the old NAG was a massive 1:04.9 backstroke split from Joy Jiang. That’s within two seconds of the individual 11-12 100 back NAG, which has stood since Beth Botsford set it in 1994.
Also joining the Westchester relay: Esther Lin (1:19.05 breaststroke), Yilinna Collmar (1:08.43 butterfly) and Kristin Cornish (1:02.08 freestyle).
Here’s a splits comparison of the old and new NAG records:
|Westchester 2016||Academy Bullets 2014|
|Joy Jiang||1:04.90||Michaela Herwig||1:09.37|
|Esther Lin||1:19.05||Kelly Sego||1:17.24|
|Yilinna Collmar||1:08.43||Lindsey Merk||1:06.92|
|Kristin Cornish||1:02.08||Lauren Payton||1:02.44|
The Westchester NAG comes just one day after the Nashville Aquatic Club set the NAG record in the same relay one age group up – Nashville went 4:16.34 in the 13-14 age group, setting the bar for this Westchester relay, where all four 12-year-olds will move up to the 13-14 age group by next year.
Full results of the Redtails International Invitational are available on the Meet Mobile app.