The David Gregg III Memorial meet was held Feb 4-5 in Richmond. There were 103 swimmers entered in the meet, and lots of fast swimming was in evidence! The results have been uploaded to the USMS database and posted on our website. We have photos, too!
There were three national records set during the meet: Shirley Loftus-Charley in the 65-69 Women’s 200 butterfly, Kelly Parker Palace in the 55-59 Women’s 1000 freestyle, and the VMST relay of Kathy Umbdenstock, Marcia Barry, Barbara Boslego, and Shirley Loftus-Charley set a new standard in the 65+ Women’s 200 medley relay. Kelly’s record was set as a split in the 1650, with all the age-group swimmers (there to help with the meet) lining up along the edge of the pool to cheer her home. There were 12 new LMSC records set, as well, 12 individual and 2 relay marks. Shirley led the way with six new records, while Rachel Nelson and Brent Holsten were also impressive with two new records apiece.
We had some new awards this year as well. The following swimmers took home gift baskets lovingly put together by Heather:
- The Sprinter award went to the swimmers with the lowest cumulative time in the four 50 events. Greg Harris and Rachel Nelson showed their fast-twitch mastery of the short distances in claiming these awards.
- The Middle Distance award went to the swimmer with the lowest cumulative time in any four distinct 200s. Shirley Loftus-Charley won the women’s award, while no man was tough enough to attempt it. (Shirley, by the way, entered every single event that was 200 yards or longer. Yikes!)
- The Distance award went to the swimmers with the lowest cumulative time in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyles; these went to George Sushkoff and Charlotte Hollings.
We also had high point trophies given to the swimmers with the most overall points scored in the meet. These will be mailed to the winners, who were Shirley Loftus-Charley and Matthew Bickley.
Kudos to all those swimmers who made it to the meet, we hope you enjoyed it. And thanks to all the officials and volunteers who made it possible.