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Blues Swimming Sets Records; Prepares for State Meet
Blues Swimming Sets Records; Prepares for State Meet

Asheville School Varsity Swimming has had an exceptional season. They won the February 10 CAA Conference meet, and now they will advance to the February 20 NCISAA state meet at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

The Blues head into the state meet with a 7-0 record. Athletes on the team have consistently improved over the season and broke several records during their performance in the CAA Conference meet.

Sophomore Abby Kriegler broke a longstanding pool record and a school record in her CAA meet performance. On the 200 IM, she surpassed teammate Bella Ostlund's 2016 school record of 2:13.22 with a new record time of 2:12.47. She also finished a full two seconds under a pool record held by Eliza Root for 31 years. Root's time in 1986 was 5:09.41 and Abby Kriegler's new record stands at 5:07.40.

Nathan Alleyne '18 broke CAA meet records for Boys 50 and 100 Yard Freestyle. In the 50 Yard Freestyle, he beat his own 2015 record time of 23.33 seconds with a time of 22.95 seconds. In the 100 Yard Freestyle, he came in just under the 2014 meet record of 50.83 seconds with a new record time of 50.35 seconds.

Joshua Wong '18 also broke a CAA meet record. He finished nearly a second under the 2014 record of 1:04.93 with his time of 1:03.97.

Asheville School swimmers were also strong in relays. Bella Ostlund '18, Rylynn Pierson '18, Abby Kriegler '19 and Alexa Phillips '18 shaved 1.33 seconds off the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay standing meet record, with a time of 1:44.67. In the Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay, Abby Kriegler, Eleanor Clifton '17, Amanda Westle '19, and Alexa Phillips set a school and meet record with their time of 3:48.85

Alec Sands '18, Joshua Wong, Nathan Alleyne and Tristan Thompson '19 set a meet record in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:24.64, which was 1.35 seconds faster than the standing record time.

Join us is wishing our Varsity Swimming team good luck as they advance to the state meet! Follow Blues Athletics on Twitter for updates, @avlschoolsports.
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