Seven long course team records were broken over the Memorial Day weekend, and one of them also became a Central California Swimming (CCS) record. Allyson Duffy had set the short course 11-12 girls 1000 freestyle CCS record during Far Westerns in March. Now, only two months later she set the 11-12 girls 1500 freestyle record while competing at the Clovis meet over the Memorial Day weekend. Her 18:47.69 was under Clovis swimmer Shelbi Horn’s record of 18:58.31 that was set in 2004. Allyson becomes the fastest swimmer in the history of Central California Swimming in the long course mile with a time that currently ranks as the 6th fastest for any 12-year old girl in the nation.
Twenty-seven of our swimmers competed at the Clovis Memorial Day meet over the weekend where a total of three team records were set. Besides Allyson’s 1500 record, she also set the teams 800 freestyle record with a 9:53.75, a time that currently ranks as the 15th fastest in the nation for all 12 year old girls. The previous record was held my Megan Eppler, currently competing for the University of Kentucky, and was set as a 10:03.95 at this very same meet in 2004. Ten year old Madison McCarthy continued to improve her current team record in the 10-under girls 400 freestyle by dropping over 15 seconds in that event to re-set the team record to a 5:45.76 with a time that currently ranks as the 169th fastest time in the nation for all 10-year old girls.
We had 6 event champions at the Clovis meet with the youngest trio winning 8-under events. Danielle Albright was the event champion for the 8-under girls in the 100 free (1:32.95), 200 free (3:30.37), 100 breast (1:49.53), and her 10-under Age Group Invite (AA) qualifying event, 50 breaststroke (49.17). Her 8-under counterpart, 7-year old Peyton Costa took home wins in the 100 free (1:31.85), 50 back (49.21), 200 free (3:19.45), 50 fly (53.32) and 50 free (41.84) events. Eight-and-under Priscilla Niayesh was also a multiple event champion in the 8-under division as she dominated the 50 back (48.98), 200 IM (3:41.90) and 50 fly (48.80) events. Allyson Duffy took home 1st place finishes in the 800 free, 200 free (2:20.35) and 1500 free events for the 11-12 girls, while Madison McCarthy won the 10-under 400 free for the girls. Our final event champion in Clovis was Jordan Morillo in the 15-over division taking home the first place in the 200 back (2:37.90) and 100 back (1:15.10) events.
Six TNT swimmers improved 100% of their times while at the meet. These swimmers included Alonso Escobedo, Chris Hansen, Khloe McCarthy, Madison McCarthy, Katherine Sullivan and Keshin Vishan. Congratulations to 7-year old Toby Jones both for qualifying to Junior Olympics in his breaststroke and for swimming his first long course events in the 8-under division, along with 11-year old Jeije Tiersma who also competed in his first long course events for the team.