|Connolly Takes Her State-Record-Breaking Ways on the Road!|| |
Jun 2, 2012
Courtney Connolly broke one of her own Michigan state records and earned first place in all six of her events on her way to winning the Girls’ 9-10 High Point trophy at the 10th Annual National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet held May 26-27 at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, N.C.
Connolly’s state-record-breaking performance was in the 100 Back, for which she earned first place and also broke the meet record. Her other first-place finishes came in the 50 Breast (tied meet record), 50 Back (meet record), 50 Free, 100 IM, and 100 Breast (meet record).
Connolly joined approximately 900 participants from 43 teams across the country who competed at the meet, which was hosted by the North Carolina Aquablazers Swim Team, the Triangle Aquatic Center, and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. The purpose of the meet is to draw attention to the tragic statistic that minorities are nearly three times as likely to drown as their Caucasian counterparts.