Twelve TNT swimmers competed at the first senior-level meet hosted in Central California by Fresno Dolphins over the last weekend of January. This was a trials and finals formatted swim meet where nine of our swimmers earned a second swim in either the championship final, or consolation final.
Nine TNT swimmers earned a spot in the championship final, led by the sole event champion, and newly 15-year old, Sierra Jett of Selma as she won the 100 backstroke event with a time of 1:02.92, defending her first place seed that she established in the preliminary heats. Her two other championship swims included a 5th place finish in the 200 back (2:20.90) and 6th place finish in the 100 free (57.50).
Fourteen year old Jillian Hatch of Selma competed in the championship finals in all six events at the meet with her highest place being second in both the 50 free (25.13) and 100 fly (1:00.18) events. He earned two third place finishes in the 100 free (53.51) and 200 free (1:57.61) events, a six place finish in the 100 back (1:06.37) and finally a 7th place finish in the 200 IM (2:15.86).
Fourteen year old Morgan Coddington, Emily Goodbar, and Cody Nash all of Selma each earned four top-8 finishes. Morgan did so in the 100 back (3rd 1:04.92), 200 back (3rd 2:18.91), 400 IM (6th 4:57.48) and 200 breast (7th 2:40.47) events, while Emily finished third in both the 100 fly (1:00.44) and 400 IM (4:49.53) events. She also finished 4th in the 1650 (18:38.02) and 6th in the 200 IM (2:14.45) events. Cody Nash rounded out the quadruple finalists with a 2nd place finish in the 200 breast (2:24.46), a 3rd place finish in the 100 breast (1:05.25), a 4th place finish in the 400 IM (4:49.60) and a 7th place finish in the 200 IM (2:13.22).
Joseph Cobarrubias of Fig Garden finished in the top-8 in two events that included the 50 free (3rd – 22.95) and 200 free (6th 1:51.29), while team mate Laruen Davis, also of Fig Garden, finished third in the 100 breast (1:11.31) after returning from world travels. Both Tracy Hannan and Noah Haworth also became championship finalists at the meet with Tracy finishing 7th in the 200 back (2:17.73) and Noah finishing 3rd in the 200 fly (2:14.53).
Twenty additional events for our swimmers earned spots in the consolation heat:
Congratulations to all swimmers who qualified to compete at the meet, including Alonso Escobedo, Chris Hansen, Shaan Heugly, and Audrey Waddle.