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Kohlton Norys, returning from Auburn, not only earned second swims while at the Janet Evans Invitational held in Irvine this past weekend, but also improved two of his swims. this is impressive considering that he’s on a break in training. Kohlton had also set new team records in the 50 meter freestyle and 100 meter butterfly events. His 50 free record was previously owned by him. The old record was set at Sectionals in Bakersfield two years ago at a 25.13 while he was 17 years old. The new record now stands at a 23.68. The previous record in the 100 meter butterfly of 56.19 was set at Nationals in Indianapolis shortly after graduation from high school. The new record is now a 56.03.
Sam Hansen also competed at the JEI and improved his 1500 freestyle event by over ten seconds. Sam’s 17:31.01 is now the second fastest mile in the team’s history behind Kohlton’s 17:18.18 set at Junior Olympics back in 2006. Nathan Rhea also competed at the meet and improved his 200 meter backstroke by over 12 seconds. His time of 2:24.95 is now the ninth fastest time for a 13-14 boy in the team’s history. He is the second fastest 13-14 boy in the history of the team in this event, behind Kohlton Norys who holds the team record at 2:13.96. Josh Tabers of Hanford was the fourth and final TNT swimmer competing at the meet. Josh swam the 200 back, 100 back and 100 free events.
Christopher Nolan was the only other swimmer who broke a team record out of the 42 who competed at one of the two meets this past weekend. Among other events, Christopher reestablished his 11-12 team record in the 1500 freestyle by improving nearly two minutes. His old record of 21:50.47 was set at Merced in 2008, and now stands at 19:51.79. Christopher also achieved a new Age Group Invitational time standard for the 13-14 age group in that event.