Lower Merion soph Kalandadze wins district title again in 500 free, breaks 35-year-old record

Lower Merion sophomore Anna Kalandadze defended her PIAA District One crown in the 500 free, capturing first place once again at Districts. Her time of 4:50.34 broke a record set in 1982 by Karen LaBerge.
Kalandadze is the defending PIAA state champion in the 500 free and anticipates being the No. 1 seed this year at the PIAA Class AAA championships to be held March 17-18 at Bucknell University.
Also at Districts, Harriton’s Alec Maloney qualified for States in the 100 back. At Districts, he finished sixth in the 100 back with a school-record time of 52.90.
The Harriton boys 200 medley relay team of Alec Maloney, Sam Eaddy, Christopher Snyder and Nick Anstadt finished ninth at Districts with a school-record time of 1:38.22.
Snyder placed 18th in the 100 fly with a school-record time of 53.26. In the 50 free, Alec Maloney finished 27th and Nick Anstadt 30th.

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