Falcons shatter Korea swim records in capturing conference title
SEOUL — Alex Ford, Sarah Yance and Leah Loefstedt of Seoul American led an assault on the league ledger as the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference swim season came to a record-setting end on Saturday, with the unbeaten Falcons capturing the league crown.
Yance shattered league marks in the girls 50- and 100-meter butterfly, Loefstedt set new standards in the 100 and 200 freestyle, and the two teamed to help the Falcons’ 200 freestyle relay team break a fifth record.
On the boys’ side, Ford topped the 100 butterfly record and helped Seoul American’s relay unit to two records in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle.
Eleven records were broken in 16 events. The Falcons placed nine swimmers on the All-Conference and All-Tournament teams, including Morgan Harrell, Saya Novinger and Jennifer Graham on the girls’ side and Chris Ross, James Jacovac and Rick Ross on the boys.
2005 Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Championships
Saturday at Seoul Foreign School
Girls team standings: 1, Seoul American, 308; 2, Seoul Foreign, 251.5; 3, Seoul International, 165; 4, Taejon Christian International, 81.5; 5, Pusan American, 4; 6, International Christian-Uijongbu, 3.
Boys team standings: 1, Seoul American, 328; 2, Seoul Foreign, 209; 3, Seoul International, 200; 4, Taejon Christian International, 58; 5, International Christian-Uijongbu, 33; 6, Pusan American, 2.
Total team standings: 1, Seoul American, 636; 2, Seoul Foreign, 460.5; 3, Seoul International, 365; 4, Taejon Christian International, 139.5; 5, International Christian-Uijongbu, 36; 6, Pusan American, 6.
Girls All-Tournament Team: Sarah Yance and Leah Loefstedt, Seoul American, 30; Saya Novinger and Morgan Harrell, Seoul American, 29; Michelle Cho, Seoul Foreign, 27; Isabelle Richardson, Seoul Foreign, and Jennifer Graham, Seoul American, 26; Sohee Lee, Seoul International, and Caroline Lee, Seoul Foreign 25.
Boys All-Tournament Team: Bryan Lee, Seoul International, 30; Matthew Skovgard, Seoul Foreign, and Chris Ross and Alex Ford, Seoul American, 28; James Jacovac, Seoul American, and Jason Garwood and Elliott Kim, Seoul Foreign, 27; Rick Ross, Seoul American, 26.
KAIAC records set in championship meet
Girls 100 freestyle: Leah Loefstedt, Seoul American, 1 minute, 2.89 seconds (old record 1:03.84).
Boys 100 freestyle: Bryan Lee, Seoul International, 55.79 seconds (old record 56.38.
Girls 50 butterfly: Sarah Yance, Seoul American, 30.62 (old record 30.89).
Girls 100 butterfly: Sarah Yance, Seoul American, 1:10.45 (old record 1:11.90).
Boys 100 butterfly: Alex Ford, Seoul American, 1:08.71 (old record 1:08.78).
Boys 100 individual medley: Bryan Lee, Seoul International, 1:04.13 (old record 1:04.34).
Girls 200 freestyle-Leah Loefstedt, Seoul American, 2:21.35 (old record 2:21.48).
Boys 50 breaststroke: Bryan Lee, Seoul International, 32.12 (old record 32.54).
Boys 200 medley relay: Seoul American, 2:01.07 (old record 2:03.06).
Girls 200 freestyle relay: Seoul American, 2:00.15 (old record 2:02.15).
Boys 200 freestyle relay: Seoul American, 1:46.48 (old record 1:48.82).