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Walnut Creek Results

posted Feb 18, 2012, 4:42 PM by Pat Windschitl   [ updated Mar 6, 2012, 9:17 AM ]

The coaches want to congratulate all our hard working athletes that swam today! We saw improved times, new qualifier cuts, and personal bests from the entire team. More importantly, we were absolutely blown away by the positivity and team support you all demonstrated towards your fellow teammates and competitors. We can't wait to see what you do tomorrow! Team records and Rankings have been updated!

Walnut Creek - Day 1 - February 18, 2012 - By Joel Tanjuakio

In the 8 and under 25 yard freestyle 8 year old Jenika Tanjuakio shattered her old personal best time and placed 3rd in the 25 free with a 15.91! The Medellin Sisters Abby and Kayla also went personal bests with 19.21 and a 20.28! Lauryn Lucero was just off a PR with a 21.46.  

In the 8 and under 50 Free Jenika placed 2nd with a 34.00, with Abby coming in at 43.4, Kayla with a 45.5, and Lauryn with a 45.6.

In the 8 and under backstroke events Jenika placed 5th in the 25y, with a new team record of 20.43! And 3rd in the 50. Abby went 22 in the 25y and 48 in the 50y. Lauryn went 27 in the 25 and 56 in the 50. Kayla was 27 in the 25, and 57 in the 50. Ariana went 27 as well in the 25 backstroke.

Caitlin O’Neill had incredibly strong swims in all of her events over the weekend in the 10 and under division. In the 50 Free & 100 Free she placed 3rd. The 50 with a new persona best of 29.58, just barely missing out on a new Pacific Record time and breaking the old team record. Caitlin also broke the team 10 and under records in the 200 Free (2:25), the 100 Breaststroke (1:24), and the 100 IM with a 1:16.

Jilliyn Lucero was close behind in the 50 with a 35.20 in the 50, and 1:19 in the 100 and survived the 200 Free with a 2:49!

Julian Munoz went personal bests in the 100 Free with a 1:19, 50 breast with a 46, and 100 IM with a 1:28! His brother Cristian went personal bests in the 50 Breast with a 43, and the 50 fly with a 35.93.

Our 11-12 year old girls dominated at this meet! In the 50 Free Kamryn Lucero placed 6th with a time of 27.50 (another team record), followed by Keiana Fountaine in 8th with a 27.69. Teammates Maddie Wittkowske (28.5) and Brianna Carino (30.60) weren’t far behind at all, and that was a new personal best by Carino by over a full second. Alex Colina, Nina Dalupan, Mariah Hu, & Meigan Loomis also saw new best times too!

In the 100 Free Kamryn finished strong with a 4th place and a 59.84 (another team record), her first time breaking the minute barrier in the event. Maddie and Keiana were close with a 1:00.48 and 1:00.63, finishing 6th and 7th respectably. Brianna shattered her old personal best with a 1:06.54. While Mariah (1.13.54), Nina (1:14.63) and Alex (1.15.11) were at best times or right on best times as well.

We were amazed by the swims of all our athletes in the 200 Free last weekend! Kamryn and Maddie took 4th and 5th with a 2:07.78 (a third team record), and a 208.77, and Keiana fought hard for 7th with a 2:09.48. This was a great swim for Keiana and her splits were a mind blowing 29, 34, 34, 30! This was also a best time for all of these girls by 2-5 seconds each!

In the Backstroke events Keiana set a new team record with a 33.11, while Kamryn set the team record in the 200 with a 2:30.36! Kamryn also set the team record in the 100 Breast with a 1:20, and in the 200 IM with a 2.27.39!

The 200 Fly was the event we’ve been training for and it showed at the meet! All of our participating girls blew us away with how well you all did! Mariah and Brianna did amazing considering this was not just their first 200 Fly but their first meet as 11-12 year olds! Mariah came in 16th with a solid 3:25.22, while Brianna placed 9th with a 2:45.85, with a time barely behind our older girls. Kamryn finished 5th with a 2:42.46 and Keiana in 4th with a 2:39.49 (picking up a new JO time!). Maddie was our stand out leader in the event, taking 1st with a 2:31.34! This was not just a great first swim but it was also a new Far Western time and a new team record in the event!

In the 13-14 girls group Gabriela went best times in all of her events, with a 1:18 in the 100 Free, a 1:45 in the 100 Breast, and a 1:36 in the 100 Fly. In the 13-14 boys division Nathan Hu set new team records in 4 events! Going personal bests in the 100 Breast with a 1:16, the 200 breast with a 2:43, the 100 Fly with a 1:09, and the 100 IM with a 2:23!

In the 17-18 division Bradley McCain set some team records that were just off his personal bests. With best times as a 17 year old in the 500 free, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, and 100 Fly.