Tule Nation Tritons has two pre-collegiate qualifiers to the 2014 Winter USA Swimming Nationals that were held in Greensborough, North Carolina over the first weekend of December. Kyle Grissom qualified, and competed in two individual events, along with a time trial in the 100 yard freestyle. He came away with his highest place of 57th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.68. His other event, 50 freestyle, resulted in a life-time best of 20.78, and a new team record after swimming under his previous 15-18 team record of 20.84 that was set last year at this very same pool, but at the Winter Junior National meet. His time currently stands as the 13th fastest among 17-year old swimmers, in a reporting period that began this past September. Kyle also broke the 15-18 team record in the 100 freestyle, with a time of 46.32, swimming under Colin Landweer’s previous record of 46.72 that he had set two years ago at Sectionals. This time ranks 56th nationally.
Mallory Korenwider was our only other pre-collegiate qualifiers, and she qualified in three individual events. She had the highest place finish of the two, with a 52nd place in the 100 yard breaststroke, after swimming 1:03.52.