Blue Lion swimmers set new records


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Washington’s Brody Morris, shown swimming the butterfly stroke, recently set a new school record in the 100-yard freestyle event.


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Washington’s MaryKate VanDyke dives in during a relay event.


Photo by Kenny Binegar

MaryKate VanDyke (left) and Brooklyn Wilson congratulate each other after a record-breaking swim for Washington.


Photo by Kenny Binegar

The Washington Blue Lions swim teams are gearing up for the postseason, and set the tone at their last dual meet with several record-breaking swims.

Brody Morris captured the 100-yard freestyle record, finishing the race in 55.38, and smashing the previous record of 56.82, set by Ryan Smith in 2013.

Skylynn Barden took the 100-yard backstroke record, with a 1:17.41, easily taking down the previous record of 1:18.67, set by Kirsten List in 2015.

The girls’ 200 freestyle relay also smashed the previous record. MaryKate Van Dyke, Brooklyn Wilson, Megan Rohrer, and Kirsten List finished the race in 2:04.92, beating the previous record, set in 2013 by List, Madison Bender, Brooklyn Pratt, and Adrienne Perrill.

The Blue Lions will swim at the SCOL League Championship Meet Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilmington College Natatorium.

Sectional Championships will commence on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 12:15 p.m., at the Ohio University Natatorium in Athens, Ohio.

Washington’s Brody Morris, shown swimming the butterfly stroke, recently set a new school record in the 100-yard freestyle event.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_BrodyMorris.jpgWashington’s Brody Morris, shown swimming the butterfly stroke, recently set a new school record in the 100-yard freestyle event. Courtesy photo

Washington’s MaryKate VanDyke dives in during a relay event.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_MaryKate-VanDyke-dives-into-the-water-for-a-relay.jpgWashington’s MaryKate VanDyke dives in during a relay event. Photo by Kenny Binegar

MaryKate VanDyke (left) and Brooklyn Wilson congratulate each other after a record-breaking swim for Washington.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_MaryKateVanDykandBrooklynWilsoncongratulateeachotherafterarecordbreakingswim.jpgMaryKate VanDyke (left) and Brooklyn Wilson congratulate each other after a record-breaking swim for Washington. Photo by Kenny Binegar

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