Madison Gilbert (11), Sam Hansen (15), Mallory Korenwinder (10), Khloe McCarthy (10), Christopher Nolan (12) and Nathan Rhea (13) competed at the long course Age Group Invitational hosted by Buena Ventura in Ventura during the weekend of June 20th. The team of six maintained the very high improvement percentage of 71%. These improvements were led by Madison Gilbert (100%), Mallory Korenwinder (100%), Khloe McCarthy (100%), Nathan Rhea (75%) and Sam Hansen (50%).
The largest time improvements came from Khloe McCarthy whose improvement totaled over 25 seconds in six events. Her largest drop came in the 200 freestyle event where she improved over seven seconds to a 2:41.56. This time is the second fastest time ever recorded on TNT and is a mere two seconds off of the team record.
Our highest point getter came from Mallory Korenwinder who brought home a total of 73 points by scoring in five of six events. Mallory placed first in both breaststroke events by a very large margin, third in the 100 backstroke, fourth in the 50 backstroke and fifteenth in the 50 freestyle events. Mallory also went on to break her own team records in the 100 breaststroke (1:29.83) and 50 breaststroke (39.99) events. The 39.99 was the National Reportable time for consideration in the previous national rankings for that event. Currently Mallory’s 33.99 ranks 7th in the nation behind now 11-year old Olivia Anderson (35.77) from Minnesota. Unless this is a typo, this would be the National Age Group record. The time of 36.17 is currently posted as the National Age Group record for the 10-under girls 50 meter breaststroke. Great job, and good luck to Mallory.
Other point getters included Nathan Rhea who qualified for finals and finished 5th in the 100 breaststroke, 7th in the 200 breaststroke and 14th in the 400 IM events, Khloe McCarthy placing 11th in the 50 backstroke, 13th in the 100 backstroke and 15th in the 200 freestyle events, and Sam Hansen who finished 10th in the 1500 freestyle event.