Reynoldsburg Marlins swimmer Nick McKinley had to endure a five-minute wait to find out if he had broken a 31-year-old meet record at the Suburban East Swim League championship on July 23.

Reynoldsburg Marlins swimmer Nick McKinley had to endure a five-minute wait to find out if he had broken a 31-year-old meet record at the Suburban East Swim League championship on July 23.

The wait at the Hilltop swimming pool seemed like an eternity, McKinley said. In the end, he learned that he tied the meet record in the age 13-14 boys 50-yard breaststroke. His 30.20-second effort matched Carl Rohr's time in 1978.

"After the breaststroke, I was really tense to see if I broke the record," said McKinley, who also set records in the 100 individual medley (59.37) and 50 butterfly (26.73). "When I found out I tied it, it was definitely good news."

McKinley helped Reynoldsburg capture its 10th title in 12 years in the varsity competition. The Marlins scored 521 points, with 2008 champion Eastmoor finishing second (480.5). Rounding out the scores were Hunter's Ridge (191), Hilltop (124), Foxboro (58), the Jewish Community Center (28.5) and London (18).

McKinley wasn't the only record setter for the Marlins. Andrea Cottrell set records in the 13-14 girls 50 fly (27.74), 50 breast (31.35) and 100 IM (1:02.23) and Morgan McCafferty set a record in the 11-12 girls 50 backstroke (30.99).

McCafferty also won the 100 IM (1:11.51) and 50 fly (30.27).

Other multiple winners for Reynoldsburg were Bailey Todl in the 200 IM (2:36.4) and 100 back (1:08.73) in 15-18 girls, Sam Kocher in the 100 freestyle (51.63) and 100 back (56.23) in 15-18 boys, Alex Kocher in the 50 free (27.32) and 50 back (30.06) in 13-14 boys, Marisa Glusich in the 50 free (29.87) and 50 breast (36.28) in 11-12 girls, Michael Bungard in the 100 IM (1:11.37), 50 free (27.85) and 50 fly (31.48) in 11-12 boys, Devin Wooddell in the 50 breast (41.41) and 50 back (37.07) in 11-12 boys and Nate Gaver in the 25 free (21.72) and 25 back (26.4) in the 6-and-under boys.

•Molly Shonk, who won the 50 free (27.32) and 50 back (32.29) in 13-14 girls, wasn't disappointed that the Eastmoor Swordfish placed second.

"I thought we did really well," she said. "Everyone worked their hardest and we've been training all season. We have that rivalry with Reynoldsburg, but it's all just friendly competition. It really doesn't matter who wins."

Also placing first for Eastmoor were Orion Swanson in the 100 fly (54.82) in 15-18 boys and Kelsey Shonk in the 100 fly (1:14.43) in 15-18 girls.

Eastmoor won the junior varsity event, which consisted of swimmers in the 8-and-under, 9-10 and 10-11 age groups. Led by Azure Lewis, Tyler Mansfield and Lueka Ciminillo-Delamonte, the Swordfish scored 305 points.

Reynoldsburg (255), New Albany (203), Hunter's Ridge (70), Foxboro (61), Hilltop (32), the Jewish Community Center (24) and London (18) followed.

Mansfield set the 9-10 girls record in the 50 free (30.44) and won the 50 back (35.79) and 25 fly (14.85). Lewis set the 8U girls record in the 25 free (20.68) and Ciminillo-Delamonte won the 25 breast (27.07), 25 back (21.81) and 25 fly (23.01) in 8U boys.

•Hunter's Ridge did not have several members of its relays, so others had to move up an age group. Assistant coach Julie Gallagher said she was pleased with how her younger swimmers stepped up.

"Normally, the little kids are really excited to get a chance to swim with the big kids," she said. "But if they were nervous, we told them we don't care how fast they swim. If they don't swim the event, we'd have to scratch in the event."

Dylan Warren won the 50 free (32.39), 50 breast (47.04) and 50 back (37.42) in 9-10 boys. Drew Yakscoe won the 200 IM (2:09.46) and 100 breast (1:10.15) in 15-18 boys and Kassy Thomas won the 100 free (59.07) and 100 breast (1:17.15) in 15-18 girls.

•The breaststroke was a family event for Hannah and Amanda Snedden, who accounted for the Foxboro Barracudas' only individual first-place finishes. Hannah won the 9-10 girls 50 breast (43.04) and Amanda won the 8U girls 25 breast (23.24).

"I was so happy I got a gold medal," Hannah said. "It's my favorite stroke. I like the feeling of swimming it."

"The breaststroke is my favorite stroke because it's really fun," Amanda said. "It's a cool stroke and I like it."

•New Albany was led by Lydia Cornelius, who won the 25 free (16.93), 25 back (19.9) and 25 fly (19.38) in 8U girls.

"Everything went well today," assistant coach Molly Dengler said. "We had strong relays in the 8-and-under and 9-10 girls. We had a lot of people step up and make it back to the finals."

•Hurt by a lack of depth, Hilltop and the Jewish Community Center didn't have any first-place finishers.

Audra Banfield turned in Hilltop's highest finish, placing second in the 50 free (29.45) in the 13-14 girls.

"We have a small team compared to a lot of the other squads," coach Sarah Welsh-Huggins said. "What we lack in size, we make up in talent. More importantly, we have a lot of team spirit and we support each other."

The JCC had only nine swimmers, but six of them made the finals.

"We didn't have any relays, but we did well with all of our events to make up for that," said Maggie Helfrich, who placed fourth in the 100 free (1:04.25) and fifth in the 100 back (1:17.95) and 200 IM (2:48.97) in 15-18 girls. "We're a small team, but we ended up swimming some big times and doing pretty well."