Truckee-Tahoe swimmers break team record, qualify for junior nationals
Athletes on the Truckee Tahoe Swim Team had a record-breaking weekend at the Husky Invitational swim met in Federal Way, Washington.
The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Claire Rumzie, Kensi Elwell, Emma Purdy, and Sydney Elwell set a team record in the event with a time of 3 minutes, 29.18 seconds, which also qualified the girls to the Speedo Winter Junior National Championships in Federal Way. The previous record was 3:39.34, and was set last year by the same group of swimmers.
By qualifying, the team became the first relay squad from the Truckee Tahoe Swim to earn a berth into the junior nationals.
The championship event got underway on Wednesday and runs through the weekend.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-550-2643.