RMSC takes down 10 & Under NAG Relay record at MD States!

By Reach for the Wall Staff
photo courtesy Brian Cheng, RMSC

Rockville, MD June 3-5 2022

The Rockville Montgomery Swim Club hosted the 43rd annual Maryland State Long Course swimming championship at the Rockville Swim & Fitness Center from Friday June 3rd through Sunday June 5th. This meet has always been positioned at or near the start of the Long Course season and is one of the first ‘outdoor’ meets of the year. Thankfully the weather was pristine and provided a great backdrop for swimmers to test their training plans across the three days of competition.

While there wasn’t a full slate of relays competed for each age group, the meet held the mixed medley and mixed freestyle for the 10 & under and 11-12 age groups. On Sunday, two of the 10 & under teams from RMSC dipped below the National Record for the Mixed 200 Freestyle Relay. The prior record was held by Irvine Novaquatics of 2:11.71 set in 2021:

The RMSC ‘A’ team set the new standard at 2:08.52, with the ‘B’ team going 2:11.54, both under the prior record. Way to go!!

RMSC ‘A’: 2:08.52
Juli Diaz 33.09
Grayson Tempelhoff 32.42
Jenna Ryan 30.92
Zander Pica 32.09

RMSC ‘B’: 2:11.54
Elena Lindley 32.96
Logan Donley 31.82
Alina Kuzmenko 33.53
Tripp Thomas 33.23

RMSC Relay swimmers after surpassing the existing National Record in the 200 Mixed Free Relay, courtesy Brian Cheng

In the individual events, the results were varied in relation to the ‘best times’ of some of the swimmers, with many of the familiar swimmers taking the top spots in their events and expanding their events to try something other than their ‘best events’. Here’s a quick rundown of swimmers that took the top spots in each age group:

10 & Under Boys
Zander Pica (RMSC) 1st in 200 Free, 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Free, 100 Back, and 2nd in 50 Fly

10 & Under Girls
Jenna Ryan (RMSC) 1st in 50 Free, 100 Free, 3rd in 50 Breast, 50 Back, 4th n 100 Back
Meera Patel (RMSC) 1st in 200 IM, 50 Back, 2nd in 100 Back, 7th 100 Fly, 8th 50 Breast

11-12 Boys
Nicholas Liberty (RMSC) 1st 400 Free, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 200 IM, 3rd in 100 Free

11-12 Girls
Caitlin Groves (ASA) 1st in 200 Fly, 100 Fly, 50 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 IM

13-14 Boys
Michael Kueh (RMSC) 1st in 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 200 Fly 3rd in 200 Free, 6th in 100 Free and 7th in 50 Free
Brig Barnett (RMSC) 1st in 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back, 2nd in 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free
Andrew Vanas (NCAP) 1st in 50 Free, 100 Free, 3rd in 200 IM, 7th in 200 Back, 9th in 200 Free

13-14 Girls
Addison Webb (RMSC) 1st in 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free 2nd in 100 Back , 8th in 50 Fly, 12th in 100 Fly
Virginia Hinds (ASA) 1st in 100 Back, 200 Back 2nd in 100 Free, 3rd in 50 Free, 100 Fly

15 & Over Boys
Toby Barnett (RMSC) 1st in 200 IM, 400 IM, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 2nd in 200 Free, 3rd in 50 Breast
Adriano Arioti (RMSC) 1st in 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 2nd in 400 IM, 10th in 100 Breast
Andrew Eliason (RMSC) 1st in 50 Back, 100 Back 3rd in 50 Free, 100 Free

15 & Over Girls
Sophie Duncan (Unat-AAC) 1st 400 Free, 200 Fly, 100 Fly, 3rd 100 Free, 4th 50 Free, 6th 100 Breast
Maren Conze (NCAP) 1st in 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back, 2nd 200 Free, 5th in 50 Free, 100 Free
Madison Smith (RMSC) 1st in 100 Free, 200 Free, 2nd in 400 Free, 5th in 100 Fly, 6th in 200 IM, 50 Fly

One thought on “RMSC takes down 10 & Under NAG Relay record at MD States!

  • Jun 6, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Congrats to RMSC! They look like they will successfully defend their division A title this summer.

    Excited to see what kind of recruiting class Coach Greene signs this summer


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