On Saturday Nov 3, 76 swimmers converged on Virginia Beach for the annual VMST fall meet; this was a short course meters (SCM) meet. Results for the meet have been posted.
This is always a fast meet, producing many Top 10 rankings and LMSC records, and this year was no exception! Two new national records were set: one by Erika Braun (NCMS) in the 40-44 50 free and one by Marianna Berkley (VMST) in the 90-94 100 breast. Marianna has been enjoying her new age group and has been on something of a tear through the record books in recent weeks; besides this swim she also set new LMSC marks in two other events to go along with the three records she set last month at the Pickin’ Up Steam meet.
In all there were 15 new LMSC records set at the meet; they are listed below. Congratulations to all the swimmers, and thanks to all the volunteers — especially meet director Betsy Durrant — for once again putting on a fine meet. If anyone has any photos they would like to share with the rest of the LMSC, please let me know.
|75-79||Women||SCM||400 Free||7:33.12||Johnnie Detrick|
|75-79||Women||SCM||100 Back||1:56.61||Laura Walker|
|75-79||Women||SCM||200 Back||4:06.60||Laura Walker|
|90-94||Women||SCM||50 Free||1:12.37||Marianna Berkley|
|90-94||Women||SCM||50 Breast||1:38.44||Marianna Berkley|
|90-94||Women||SCM||100 Breast||3:40.90||Marianna Berkley|
|45-49||Men||SCM||800 Free||9:05.08||Chris Stevenson|
|55-59||Men||SCM||50 Free||28.59||William Throne|
|55-59||Men||SCM||400 Free||5:11.03||William Throne|
|55-59||Men||SCM||50 Breast||37.97||David Russell|
|55-59||Men||SCM||50 Fly||32.15||David Russell|
|85-89||Men||SCM||50 Free||52.07||Francis Hall|
|85-89||Men||SCM||800 Free||19:49.12||Calvin Barnes|
|200-239||Women||SCM||400 Free Relay||6:56.75||Catherine Rotch, Carla Grune, Carla Hoeker, Cheryl Benn|
|240-279||Men||SCM||400 Free Relay||5:50.20||Owen Maher, Ralph Swiger, Bill Nelson, Bryan Stone|