Day 2 (Thursday) – TNT had 3 swimmers on day two of Sectionals. The highest place goes to Zach Hansen who finished 29th in the 200 meter breaststroke event. His 2:28.22 was a mere .71 seconds from earning a second swim, but over 7 seconds faster than his entry time. Zach’s time also broke one of the longest standing team records by breaking Micah Storey’s 2:30.03 set at a Clovis meet back in July of 1994.
14-year old Nathan Rhea also competed in the 200 meter breaststroke on day 2. After improving over three seconds only last weekend with a 2:34.17 to qualify for Sectionals, Nathan improved an additional 2.04 seconds to a 2:32.13. He broke his own team record that was set last weekend, and comes within 2.74 seconds of Short Course Junior Nationals that will take place in Ohio in December, came within 2.35 seconds from the CCS record. Nathan’s time currently ranks 9th nationally.
Josh Tabers training in Hanford was the sole TNT swimmer with two events on day 2. Josh swam a 2:23.15 in the 200 meter backstroke, and a 57.36 in the 100 meter freestyle, thereby approaching his life-time best times.