Division B Championships, 7/22/17

On a record-smashing morning at RESC, the Connecticut Belair Gators win the Division B championship meet and clinch a tie with Tilden Woods for the season title. The Regency Estates Sailfish got several outstanding performances and finished 5th, ahead of the Cedarbrook Seahawks. Swimmers broke an amazing 15 pool records, and many more team records fell as well. See the complete results here.

The combined team scores:

Connecticut Belair — 879

Tilden Woods — 853

Woodcliffe — 774

Quince Orchard — 737

Regency Estates — 698.5

Cedarbrook — 679.5

Individual Highlights for the Sailfish:

**RESC’s Noah Rutberg continued to rewrite the Regency record board, breaking team and pool records in 13-14 Boys 50 Free, 50 Back, and 100 IM. Noah also broke his own team record in 50 Fly. Noah’s time in 100 IM (1:01.91) was actually faster than the 15-18 Boys team record in that event, a mark that has been held by Josh Freedenberg since 1992. Regency swimmers won Division B championships in 9 events; Noah was responsible for 4 of them and was part of a relay that broke another team record.

**RESC’s Stevie Linehan-Reckford won the 11-12 Boys 50 Breast and broke the team record that had been held by Nino Tranquill since 2011. Regency’s Alexander Wen finished 2nd to complete an RESC sweep, and also went under the previous team record.

**Alison Kaiser broke her own team and pool records in winning the Division B title in 13-14 Girls 50 Breast.

**RESC’s Boys 14 & Under Graduated Free Relay team (Kyle Wang, Patrick Zhang, Noah Rutberg, Edgar Solomon) broke the team record in that event.

**Malia Bush won the 13-14 Girls 50 Free in a season-best time of 28.06.

**Thomas Pelletier was one of the surprise performers of the meet, winning two Division B titles. Thomas was seeded 6th in 12 & Under Boys 100 IM, and won the event by 1.7 seconds. He also won the 11-12 Boys 50 Fly, an event in which he was seeded 3rd.

New RESC Pool Records:

**Noah Rutberg, RESC — 13-14 Boys 50 Free (beating the mark set by Rock Creek’s Graham Baird in 2011), 50 Back (his own record), 100 IM (his own record)

**Alison Kaiser, RESC — Broke her own team and pool records in 13-14 Girls Breast, set last year.

**Sienna Karp, Tilden Woods — 12 & Under Girls IM (1:10.77, breaks record held by Kentlands’ Olivia French since 2012)

**Woodcliffe Boys 200 Medley Relay — The team of Sebastian Chang, Noah Garvey, Kevin Song, and Justin Kim crushed by 4 seconds the record set by Darnestown in 2015.

**Tilden Woods Girls 200 Medley Relay — The team of Celine Nugent, Hannah Gould, Maya Drill and Katie Ellett topped the mark set last year by River Falls.

**Eli Fouts of Quince Orchard broke his own RESC pool record in Boys 15-18 100 IM, topping a mark he set in 2015. Eli’s time of 57.38 seconds was just about 2/10ths of a second off the Montgomery County Swim League record, held by Eric Friedland of Tilden Woods since 2008. Eli also shattered the RESC pool record in 15-18 Boys 100 Breast that was established this year by Noah Garvey of Woodcliffe.

**Anna Li of Woodcliffe broke the pool record in 11-12 Girls 50 Breast that had been held by Lakelands’ Madeline Mara since 2014.

**In 13-14 Boys 50 Breast, Henry Bagshaw of Cedarbrook topped the pool record that had been held by Country Glen’s Abraham Kim since 2012.

**Cedarbrook’s Margaret Wolfson topped the pool record in 15-18 Girls 100 Breast that had been held by Darnestown’s Jaycee Yegher since 2015.

**Kate Cosgrove of Connecticut Belair broke the pool record in 13-14 Girls 50 Fly that had been held by RESC’s Hannah Lindsey since 2012.

**Connecticut Belair’s Griffin Alaniz broke the pool record in 15-18 Boys 50 Fly that he had set the previous week.

**Tilden Woods Girls 175 Graduated Free Relay team of Emma Burlina, Sienna Karp, Katie Gould, and Fran Opipari topped the pool record that had been held by Little Falls since 2014.