Nine TNT swimmers, with Kyle Grissom competing for the University Of Southern California (USC), joined the likes of Jessica Hardy as they competed at the La Mirada Senior Long Course Meet over the April 9-10 weekend. Our team presented six finalists at the meet with Mallory Korewnwinder maintaining the highest finish with a third place in the 100 meter breaststroke with a time of 1:14.34. She followed this with a 6th place finish in the 200 IM (2:26.66), and 10th place finish in the 100 fly (1:04.65). Our next highest finisher was Kyle Grissom, attending his first year at USC, and placing 6th in the 50 meter freestyle with a time of 24.69, and then earning the top spot in the consolation heat of the 100 fly.
Our next highest finisher and finalist was JD Koster who came in 12th for the 200 fly event (2:17.06) with an improvement in both the preliminary swim and the final swim. Thirteen year old Danielle Albright was the next highest finalist at 14th in the 200 breaststroke event with a lifetime best of 2:48.82), and she followed that with a 15th place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.87) after swimming her lifetime best in the preliminary heats. Alonso Escobedo was the next highest finisher at 14th in the 400 IM (4:59.84), and he also finished 15th in the 400 free (4:27.12) with both prelim and final times under his preexisting best. Khloe McCarthy rounded out our finalist list with a 15th place finish in the 400 IM (5:27.24).
Lauren Geiger of Visalia had her highest finish as 44th in the 100 backstroke event (1:13.06), while Preston Niayesh’s highest finish was 32nd in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.44). Micha Ruiz had his highest place as 57th in the 100 back with a lifetime best of 1:10.99. Micah was also our only swimmer to improve 100% of times.