South Oldham swimmer breaks record

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Julia Roy breaks Mary T. Meagher’s 34-year-old record in 100-meter butterfly.

By The Staff

Taking to the pool at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium July 20, South Oldham swimmer Julia Roy clocked an impressive time in the 11-12-year old girls’ 100-meter butterfly, winning the race and breaking a 36-year-old state record set by Mary T. Meagher with a time of 1:03.92.

Meagher set the record for 12 and under girls with a time of 1:04.20 on January 7, 1977.

Prior to the race, Roy’s previous lifetime best had been 1:05.05.

The time also moves her into seventh place on the all-time national 11-12-year-old age group list behind Cassidy Bayer’s 2012 national record time of 1:01.75.

She wasn’t the only record breaker from Oldham County though as North Oldham Middle School’s Will Tarvestad broke a 13-year-old record held by former Lakeside swimmer Doug Huguenard with a time of 1:02.24 in the boys’ 11-12 race.

Tarvestad also broke six state records at the meet.

Tarvestad was the high point winner for the 12 and under boys, while Roy was the high point winner for the 12 and under girls. North Oldham Middle School’s Morgan Miller was second in the 12 and under girls.

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