The Juanita Allington Memorial swim meet is a local senior-level swim meet which our team has historically used as an entry-level senior experience for our developing swimmers. In past years, this meet provided our 12-under athletes exposure in competing in events with swimmers irrespective of age.
For 2022, TNT had ten swimmers, all fourteen years and older, compete at the meet in Clovis, and three of our swimmers came away as event champions in their respective events. Fifteen-year-old Alexa Wong led the group by wining the time-based final 1000 freestyle (10:11.99), and also took home the gold in the 400 IM (4:24.34). Consequently, both events became new team records where her 1000 freestyle slid under Ava Olson’s previous record of 10:12.78 set this past November at the Kevin Perry meet. Alexa’s new record now stands as the 13th fastest in the nation for girls at age 15. Her second record updates a longer standing time of 4:27.75 that was set in 2007 at the Winter Invite in Southern California, and set by Megan Eppler who went on to swim for the University of Kentucky. Alexa’s new record lands among the top 26 times nationally for girls her age. Ava Olson was the event champion in the 1650 freestyle event, and our other individual with a team record-breaking performance, and she did this with a time of 17:06.49 in the 1650 freestyle event, swapping records with Alexa by going under the previous mark of 17:39.74 that was set earlier in the month. Ava’s time stands as the 30th fastest in the nation for girls at age 16. Our remaining event champion was Bryan Wong who won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:03.14.
Other swimmers who finished in the top-16 included: Ella Bettencourt (5th-50 free), Addison Mccullough (7th-200 breast), Michelle Murphy (8th-400 IM), Amy Murphy (10th-100 breaststroke).