Hood River SCM Meet – November 2019


The winter swim season of 2018-2019 got off to a fast start at the Hood River SCM meet on November 10, 2018, when the Women’s 240-279 400 Meter Medley Relay team of Karen Andrus-Hughes, Colette Crabbe, Laura Worden, and Arlene Delmage wasted no time swimming to a new FINA world record of 5:12.09.  There’s nothing like a November taper!  Wonder what they’ll go in the Association meet?  Other noteworthy swims were the eleven Zone records set in the now one-day meet, meaning swimmers had to recover fast before all their events.

Arlene Delmage, Karen Andrus-Hughes, Laura Worden, Colette Crabbe.

These ladies set a WORLD record at the Hood River meet November 10, in the 400 Meter SC Medley Relay; 240-279 age group; with a time of 5:12.09. The previous record was a 5:20.01, set by UCLA in 2016. Each swimmer swam their selected stroke for 100 meters. The splits were:

Backstroke Karen Andrus-Hughes (61) 1:13.53
Breaststroke Colette Crabbe (62) 1:26.95
Fly Laura Worden (61) 1:22.35
Free Arlene Delmage (56) 1:09.26

Congratulations! What great swims, gals!

Sue Calnek-Morris set three new Zone marks in the Women’s 75-79 age group with a 1:38.83 in the 100 M Freestyle, 3:37.83 in the 200 Meter Free and smashing the old record of 8:28.01 in the 400 M Free with a 7:20.25.  Kurt Grote, swimming in the Mens 45-49 age bracket, lowered the previous mark of 1:09.20 in the 100 Breaststroke with a fast 1:05.93 as well as setting a new standard in the 100 IM with a 1:01.34.

Lastly, another relay team showed their stuff when the team of James Adams, Matt Miller, and new world record relay-holders Colette Crabbe and Arlene Delmage combined their efforts in the 200-239 Mixed 800 Freestyle Relay, swimming it in 9:28.95.  Tired but rewarded with fast times, swimmers could go home psyched for upcoming meets in December and January, and point toward that taper in the spring!

Arlene Delmage, James Adams, Colette Crabbe and Matt Miller set NW Zone record in mixed 800m freestyle relay

Arlene Delmage, James Adams, Colette Crabbe, and Matt Miller set NW Zone record in mixed 800m freestyle relay

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