Marsh sets 2nd state record

2012-12-08T22:42:00Z 2013-02-10T06:47:04Z Marsh sets 2nd state recordGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
December 08, 2012 10:42 pm  • 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Jenna Marsh of Billings set a Montana state record for the second straight day at the USA Swimming Junior National Championships.

Marsh, a junior at Billings Central, swam a Montana state-record time of 50.57 in the prelims of the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday, placing 25th and missing qualifying the finals by just three-hundredths of a second.

The previous state record was 51.05. On Friday, Marsh finished seventh in the finals of the 100-yard butterfly in a state-record time of 54.05.

Kaitlyn Kleppelid of Helena also had an outstanding weekend in Knoxville. The Helena High senior set state records in the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke as well as the 200 individual medley, and had a best finish of 25th in the 200 breaststroke.

"I couldn't have asked for much more this weekend," said Billings Aquatic Club coach Brenden Smith. "Both Jenna and Kaitlyn were outstanding. Jenna actually had the 11th-fastest time overall in the 100 freestyle but got bumped because she swam in the slow heat.

"It's always great to see Montana kids step up and show that they can swim with anyone nationally."

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