Swimming her last meet in the 11-12 girls division, Danielle Albright reestablishes three team records on day two of the Clovis meet this January. Danielle was among 35 TNT swimmers at the meet, and was our only record-breaking athlete as she set her first team record with the 1:09.48 in the 100 breaststroke to go under Mallory Korenwinder’s 1:09.56 that she set as the record while competing at Far Westerns in 2011. Danielle’s time now stands as the 54th fastest nationally among girls of age 12. Her second record came in the 200 fly where her time of 2:21.74 was well under Kyle Walkers previous record of 2:23.97 set at the Tulare meet in 2014. This time ranks 118th nationally. Her final record came in the 100 IM where her time of 1:02.85 once again fell under Mallory Korenwinder’s 1:03.57 that she swam at the Far Western meet in 2011. Danielle’s new record stands as the 44th fastest nationally.
Our highest improvement rate goes to Hanford’s nine-year old Tegan Hunt who improved 80% of her times, the largest drops reflecting a 16-second improvement in the 100 free, and nearly a 13-second improvement in the 100 breaststroke events. Six additional swimmers improved 50% or more of their times, and these included Danielle Albright (75%), Gabriel Jett (71%), Caroline Mendyk (63%), Isabella Klawitter (60%), Sydnee Wilson (57%), and Laren Betancourt (50%).
Selma’s Sierra Jett returned from Junior Nationals and swam undefeated at the Clovis meet, winning all eight events she entered, and improving the 200 free (2:03.11), 400 IM (4:56.95) and 200 fly (2:19.06) events. Other event champions included: Danielle Albright (200 free, 100 breast, 200 fly & 100 IM), Nathan Hunt (200 breast), and Ava Olson (100 fly). Please welcome the following swimmers for posting their first short course times with the team: Alejandro Cardenas, Andres Cardenas, Larissa Castro, Kylee Curtis, Mikenna Curtis, Katherine Forbes, Emma Garrison, Colton Hunter, Ronnie Johnson, Edward Rodriquez, Lauryn Sotelo, Alejandro Soto-Guzman, and Alonso Soto-Guzman.