Seven of our ten TNT swimmers who participated at the Western Zone meet held at Mesa University in Colorado this past month performed well enough to place them into scoring position, and among the top eight in their respective events. Fourteen year old Kyle Grissom was our only event champion at the meet for TNT, becoming so in two events brining home first place finishes in both the 50 meter free (25.56) and the 100 fly (59.33) events. He also had a second place finish in the 100 free (57.31).
The next highest finishers were both from Fig Garden, and they included Laruen Davis who swam to a second place finish in the 15-16 200 breaststroke (2:45.60), and a third place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.60). Joseph Cobarrubias of Fig Garden also earned the silver medal in the 50 free (25.26), and also came home with a fifth place finish in the 100 free (55.98).
Fifteen year old Emily Goodbar of Selma came home with the highest number of top-8 finishes of any member of our team by placing third in both the 100 fly (1:05.91) and 200 fly (2:30.93) events. She had also finished fifth in the 1500 free (19:04.91) and seventh in the 200 IM (2:35.15).Katelyn Herrera was our other multiple top-8 performer with a fourth place finish in the 800 free, and a seventh place finish in the 15-16 1500 freestyle event. Bre Abell of Selma finished fifth in the 100 free for the 15-16 division with a time of 1:01.76, while Josh Avila earned a second swim finishing fifth in the 200 breaststroke (2:41.86) in the 15-16 division. Congratulations to each of our ten swimmers who qualified and competed at the meet, including fourteen year old Noah Haworth of Selma whose highest place was 12th in the 50 free (27.29), ten year old Janessa Bringe who had her highest place of 18th in the 100 fly (1:26.40), and thirteen year old Morgan Coddington of Selma whose highest place was 25th in the 13-14 200 breaststroke (3:06.31) while competing on the bottom of the age group.