Six TNT swimmers qualified for, and competed at the 69th annual Husky Invitational that took place over the first weekend of December in the swim complex located in Federal Way, Washington near Seattle, and one swimmer placed TNT on the scoreboard at this senior-level meet. Alonso Escobedo scored six points by finishing in a scoring position of 19th in the 400 IM after swimming a time of 4:10.38 in the preliminary heats, and nearly repeating the swim with a time of 4:10.91 in finals. He had also earned a second swim in the 200 yard backstroke in the D-final, and posting a lifetime best of 1:56.81 there while placing 28th.
Selma’s Jonas Huckabay was our next highest placed finisher after posting a lifetime best by nearly ten seconds in the 1650. His time of 16:43.01 was fast enough for a 28th place finish in the time-based final in that event.
Our top performance in terms of time improvement goes to 14-year old Visalia swimmer, Layla Flores who improved four of her six events. Her highest finish was 54th in the 100 yard breaststroke where she posted a time of 1:08.53. The next highest finisher went to her training partner from Visalia, Janessa Bringe, who finished 65th in the 500 free (5:16.04). Selma’s Maya Herrera finished 137th in the 50 free (25.49), while her Selma training partner, Emma Pena, finished 148th in the same event (25.60).