Aug 112015

An astounding mid-season improvement percentage of 72.6% was maintained by 25 TNT swimmers who attended and Fresno AB Modified Invitational long course meet over the July 19-21 weekend, and this high percentage was led by ten swimmers who improved 100% of their times. Perfect performances were had by Gwendolyn Adriaansen (improving 3 or 3 events), sister Libby Adriaansen (4 of 4), Isabel Burrough (3 of 3), Katie Frost (3 of 3), Amanda Garabedian (3 of 3), Audrey Gutierrez (2 of 2), Xavier Gutierrez (5 of 5), Lucas Huckabay (5 of 5) and Sofia Mora (6 of 6). Three additional swimmers were above the average, and these included: Jillian Gaines (80%), Gabriela Mora (80%), and Dominic Colvin (75%).

Eight year old Sienna Abernathy became our only event champion by winning the 8-under 50 meter freestyle event with a time of 41.50. Top-8 finishers included Visalia swimmer Justin Bos who finished 3rd in the 13-over 100 fly (1:07.08), Selma Swimmer Katie Frost who finished 6th in the 9-10 50 breast (52.77), Selma’s Olivia Garabedian finishing 4th in the 13-over 50 free (29.78), Porterville’s Diego Gutierrez who claimed a 5th place in the 100 breast (1:35.00), 6th in the 50 breast (45.29) and 8th in the 50 fly (38.53) along with his brother, Xavier Gutierrez, who finished 5th in the 50 breast (44.37) and 6th in the 100 breast (1:35.94). The Selma Huckabay duo of Jonas and Lucas once again proved competitive as Jonas Huckabay placed 2nd in the 1500 free (18:53.46), 3rd in the 200 breast (2:56.33), 200 back (2:37.13), and 7th in the 200 free (2:14.42) and 200 IM (2:34.22) events for the 11-over and 13-over events. His brother Lucas Huckabay was our highest point getter, finishing 2nd in four events that included the 8-under 100 fly (1:45.11), 50 back (48.91), 50 breast (55.47), and 100 back (1:41.33), as well as a pair of 3rd place finishes in the 50 free (40.43) and 50 fly (49.74) events for the 8-under division. Hanford’s 12-yer old Rylee Lord came away with a pair of 6th place finishes in the 50 fly (38.34) and 100 free (1:15.22), while Genoveve Mcilwaine had a pair of 7th place finishes in the 50 back (41.94) and 50 breaststroke (45.49) while competing on the bottom of the 11-12 girls division. Visalia’s Sofia Mora had three top-8 finishes that included a pair of 7th place finishes in the 11-12 girls 100 fly (1:33.45) and 50 fly (38.52), along with an 8th place finish in the 200 free (2:42.08). Ava Olson was another multi top-8 finisher for the 9-10 division by placing 5th in the 200 IM (3:23.26), 6th in the 50 fly (41.72), and 7th in a pair of events that included the 200 free (3:01.08) and 100 breast (1:56.92) events. Elizabeth Torres also finished 8th in the 11-12 girls 100 breaststroke event with a time of 1:37.35.

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