Five of seven TNT swimmers earned second swims at the 2018 Spring Sectional Championships over the first weekend of March in Carlsbad, and 15-year old Danielle Albright led the group with the only championship swim, marching out from the ready-room in the 100 yard breaststroke where she posted a time of 1:04.89 in the preliminary heats for an 8th place finish into finals. In a meet that recognized the top 30 in one of three heats, Danielle also came home with a C-final swim in the 400 IM where she posted a time of 4:34.94 in the preliminary heats.
Visalia’s Megan Ridenour had the next highest place on the team, with her 1:05.15 swim in the 100 breaststroke finals which was enough for a 15th place finish there. Megan maintained one of the highest improvement rates, bettering two of her three events. Alonso Escobedo competed in five events at the meet, improved three of them, and earned a second swim in the B-final of the 400 IM where he swam 4:09.53 in the preliminary heats, and then posted a life-time best in finals with a 4:07.33 for a 17th place finish. Visalia’s Mackenzie Garza was our only swimmer to maintain a 100% improvement rate, bettering both of her events, and finishing 19th in the 50 freestyle after posting a time of 24.07 in the preliminary heats. JD Koster was our only other finalist, and he did this in the 400 IM after swimming a time of 4:09.90 in the prelims, and then finishing 20th in the B-final.
Preston Niayesh had his highest finish as 39th in the 100 breaststroke (59.87), while Selma’s Jonas Huckabay touched 94th in the 500 free (4:58.98).