YMCA of the Triangle Area Breaks 15-16 National Age Group Relay Record

The YMCA of the Triangle Area broke the 15-16 National Age Group Record in prelims of the 200 yard free relay on Friday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Colin EllingtonSeth MaslowskiNoah Franz, and Chris Kohut combined for a 1:23.44, and the second seed on Friday morning.

That breaks the old record of 1:24.22 set just a few weeks ago by the 15-16’s from SwimMAC Carolina (though, that record wasn’t yet recognized by USA Swimming as others done that weekend were, so the record on the books is still the Claremont Club.)

The record wasn’t immediately obvious, as live results had 18-year old Ben Mayes as the third leg, but YOTA coaches ensure us that it was, in fact, the 16-year old Franz who swam that leg, and that they are correcting it with the official scorer now.

The splits:

  • Colin Ellington (20.52)
  • Seth Moslowski (20.71)
  • Noah Franz (21.11)
  • Chris Kohut (21.10)

Ellington’s leadoff split was the fastest of them, and a very impressive time. His 20.21 from earlier in the meet ranks him among the top ten 16 & unders in the country this year.

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WOW! Impressive splits! Ellington was a 20.2 earlier in the meet in the 50 Free! Can’t wait to see what he splits tonight!

Patrick Romano

April 7

Chad

Congratulations to you and the YOTA swimmers for another successful year. Special congratulations to the young men who broke the record in the 200 meter relay! Coaching leadership and talent come together to break records. More successes for you and YOTA are inevitable.

Congratulations, Pat and Lynn Romano

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