Starlit Aquatic Club's David Alleva set two meet records last night as the host team dominated the final session of the Potomac Valley AAU senior long course championship in Fairfax.
Alleva clocked 16:37.21 in the 15-18-year-old 1,500-meter freestyle open to break his previous PVAAU record of 16:37.64. The 16-year-old also set a PVAAU open 800-meter freestyle record at 8:45.77. Jeff Towbridge held the previous record at 9:03.75.
In men's competition the Starlit club outclassed its opponents, capturing first placed in all six events.
Starlit's Phil Perdue also set a PVAAU open record in the 50-meter freestyle at 24.20. Rory Lewis held the previous record at 24.90.
The Starlit women won three of six events. Sisters Susan and Betsy Rapp placed first in the 200-meter breaststroke and 1,50-meter freestyle, respectively.
However, Susan O'Brien of Curl Swim Club won the 100-meter backstroke in new PVAAU record time at 1:07.8, and Rockville Municipal Swim Club's Grace Whiteis set a mark in the women's open 50-meter freestyle with 27.64.
PVAAU meet qualifiers now prepare for the regionals in Providence, R.I., July 11, 12, 13.
Starlit Aquatic Coach Holger Dietze spoke favorably about last night's runaway performance. "I feel really good about it," he said. It's a steppingstone to the regionals; our goal is to win men's, women's and combined."