KUALA LUMPUR: Teenager Khiew Hoe Year (percent) underlined his massive ability by way of breaking an eight-year meet record on the first day of the National Schools (MSSM) swimming championships on the Tuanku Zara Aquatic Centre in Ipoh. The 16-12 months-old clocked fifty eight.53 to win the lads’ group 1 (16-18) 100m backstroke event for Kuala Lumpur. Hoe Yean cracked the previous meet report of fifty-nine.02 held with the aid of former national swimmer Ian James Barr on the grounds that 2011. Sarawak’s Hii Puong Wei settled for silver with 1:00.08 beforehand of Kuala Lumpur’s Koh Teck Chen, who finished in 1:01.24. Hoe Yean made the first-rate debut at the Sukma (Malaysia Games) in Ipoh last 12 months, bagging two golds in the 100m and 200m backstroke. He also claimed a silver within the 50m backstroke. Yesterday, Hoe Yean also romped to a 2nd gold for KL in the 200m freestyle in 1:55. Ninety-nine, leaving Puong Wei to accept silver in 1: fifty eight.17. Hoe Yean, who has been based at the countrywide training set-up in Bukit Jalil this yr, became thrilled to deliver golds for KL. “I didn’t assume to break Ian’s document. My cognizance was just to enhance in every competition. It’s proper to meet the expectations of my team,” stated Hoe Yean. “I’m satisfied to swim faster than what I did on the Sukma within the 100m backstroke. I clocked 58.86 in Sukma six months in the past and I’m satisfied to improve on my non-public first-rate,” brought Hoe Yean, who nonetheless has seven greater activities to go over the subsequent 4 days. Two more meet facts sank in the pool as well. Penang’s Chris Chew smashed the preceding meet file of 26. Eighty-four set by using Sarawak’s Nee Gui Ping in 2015 with the aid of triumphing the lads’ 13-15 50m butterfly event in 26.46. Sabah’s Loo Yie Bing clocked a brand new meet report by using winning the ladies’ 7-12 50m butterfly in 30. Fifty-six, enhancing on the preceding mark of 30.94 set by means of Selangor’s Elise Wong in 2016.
Kriegler led Asheville School’s boys and girls swimming teams to an NCISAA Division II state title on Feb. 11. It becomes simplest the second time the boys had introduced domestic the identity and the primary for the ladies. The girl’s team finished with 242 factors, beforehand of Carolina Day School with 234 and Cape Fear Academy with 207 at the kingdom meet. The boy’s crew dominated the competition, complete with 397 factors, in advance of Forsyth Country Day School’s 247 points and Caldwell Academy’s 229. Individually, Blues swimmers won 4 nation championship races, were runner-up in 9, and earned 0.33 area finishes in three occasions Boys Swimmer of the Year Tristan Thompson, Asheville School, Sr. Thompson took first place in the one hundred loose and four hundred free relays in the course of the NCISAA nation meet where Asheville School received its second crew name. Thompson also added 2d vicinity finishes in the 2 hundred loose and the two hundred free relays on the country meet whilst incomes 4 first place finishes at the conference meet. Girls Swimmer of the Year Madeleine Bauer, Carolina Day, Sr. Bauer, who will swim on the University of Michigan subsequent 12 months, received three-person kingdom titles in 2019, taking domestic gold in the two hundred free, a hundred free, four hundred unfastened relay and a second vicinity finish in the 200 medley relay. Bauer leaves Carolina Day with faculty report times inside the 200 and a hundred unfastened and a conference championship meet sweep inside the 200 medley relay, two hundred freestyle and four hundred freestyle relay occasions. Boys All-WNC Matthew Morrison, Carolina Day, Sr. Morrison was an all-country swimmer for the duration of his senior year, earning a 3rd place end within the 100 backstrokes on the NCISAA meet and with three 2d vicinity finishes on the CAA conference championship meet.