Jul 022013

Forty-eight TNT swimmers competed at the Clovis Memorial Day B+ Meet over the Memorial Day weekend, and four team records were broken by four different individuals. Ten year old Danielle Albright was the event champion in six of her nine events, and she set the team record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:58.15, sliding just under Janessa Bringe’s previous record of 2:58.42 that was set at last summer’s Age Group Invitational. Daniell’s time stands as the 126th fastest nationally for all 10-year old girls.

Coming off of her high school season, fifteen year old Jillian Hatch won both events she entered, and broke the team record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:08.92, thereby reestablishing a six year old record by over a second. The previous record (2:10.24), as well as the top six times, was held by Megan Eppler who is a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky where she achieved two Olympic Trial cuts. Only 47 other girls at age 15 have gone faster anywhere in the nation since September of last year.

Swimming as a new 15-year old, Mallory Korenwinder set the team record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:16.66, going under Lauren Davis’s previous record of 1:17.60 that was set at Zones in Colorado last summer. Mallory and Lauren finished 1st and 2nd at the D2 High School Valley Finals in the same short course event. Although her Santa Clara International swim currently stands as the 15th fastest nationally, Mallory’s Clovis time stood as the 22nd fastest nationally. Mallory was the event champion in all three events she competed in at the meet.

Nine-year old Kylie Walker establishes herself as our fastest 10-under girl in the history of the team, and does so while only nine years old. Kylie set the team record in the 50 butterfly event with a time of 35.09 which is under Skylar Ford’s previous record of 35.19 that was set at Junior Olympics last year. Kylie was the event champion in both the 50 fly and 50 free events, and her 50 fly time currently stands as the fourth fastest time nationally for any girl at age 9 since last September.

Other event champions included: Joseph Cobarrubias (50 free, 200 free, 100 back, 100 free & 200 IM), Peyton Costa (50 free & 400 free), Lauren Davis (200 breast), Jayce Ford (50 back), Josh Koster (100 back), Khloe McCarthy (200 back & 200 IM), Madison McCarthy (100 back), and Alex Roberts (50 back).

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