Improving his time by over five seconds in the 200 meter breaststroke event, fifteen year old Chris Hansen swam to a 28th place finish with a time of 2:36.96, becoming the highest place finisher of any of the eight TNT swimmers who competed at the 2012 Senior Zone Championships. Chriss time was a mere .3 seconds from the Winter Sectional time standard of 2:36.69. Chris swam the two highest place finishes for the team, placing 43rd in the 100 breaststroke with a near two second drop to a 1:13.07 in that event.
Our next highest finisher was the 52nd place finish in the 200 breaststroke of Cody Nash of Selma who swam a time 2:43.02. Cameron Weas of Hanford was our only swimmer to improve 100% of times, and this is after competing at both the LA Invitational and Sectional meet earlier in the summer. Camerons highest place was 67th in the 50 freestyle where he swam a time of 25.94. He will be attending and competing for Questa College this upcoming year. Hannah Giles who will begin her college swimming career at Western State College in Colorado this upcoming year had her highest place as 77th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:24.85. Josh Koster of Visalia improved nearly two seconds in the 100 fly where his time of 1:05.86 was enough for a 124th place finish in the event. Taylor Shaw of Hanford finished 126th in the 100 fly with a time of 1:14.47, while Coach Bobby Yribarren finished 191st in the 50 free with a time of 27.54 as he begins his recovery from injury. Tracy Hannan competed in the 50 freestyle where his 198th place was a result of his time of 27.62.