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Jesse and Vince's Finalist Swim Videos From Far Westerns

posted Aug 8, 2013, 12:12 PM by Pat Windschitl   [ updated Aug 12, 2013, 9:01 AM ]
Jesse Russell-Cheung and Vincent Tejidor were Ellis Aquatics top finalists at the prestigious Far Westerns International Swim Meet held last weekend in San Jose, California. The Far Westerns Championship is one of the largest youth swim meets in the US, annually bringing out swim teams from across the USA, Mexico, and Canada to compete. 160 teams came out to race at the 50 meter Olympic format meet.

Jesse Russell-Cheung won the 11-12 boys 200 meter Breaststroke with a time of 2:48.55. He was first in prelims in the 100m breaststroke, 3rd in finals with a time of 1:18.43, and 6th in the 50 meter with a 36.67. He is the first Ellis Aquatics athlete to win a far Western event.

Vince Tejidor, who was one of the top 11-12 finishers at the recent Junior Olympic Championships, was joined Jesse in finals for the 200 meter breaststroke, finishing 6th with a 2:53.55. He also placed 12th in the 100m, and 16th in the 50m. Vince also went personal bests in the 50 & 100 meter Butterfly races.

Jesse's times in the 100m and 200m rank him as the fastest 11-12 long course meter breaststroke swimmer in the history of all the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties year round swim teams. Tejidor's time places him as 2nd in the 200m and 3rd in the 100m. The boys times in the breaststroke events also placed them for consideration for the Western Zone team.



200m Breaststroke: Jesse Russell-Cheung in Lane 4, finished 1st place. Vince Tejidor lane 7 finished 7th place!

100m Breaststroke: Jesse Russell-Cheung in Lane 4, finished 3rd place. 


50m Breaststroke: Jesse Russell-Cheung in Lane 1, finished 6th place.