May 19, 2014
Congratulations LAC on a great finish to the High School Season!
At the recent EBALs, NCS, and Post NCS Walk on Meets, our team swam incredibly well, with every participant garnering at least one best time, and several swimmers making finals, getting new JO and Far Western Times, getting new Husky Invitational cuts, and even BREAKING NATIONAL RECORDS! Here are some highlights:
The Granada Boys Relay which included LAC Swimmers Bryce Mclaggan and Trent Trump broke the National Public School Record in the 400 Freestyle Relay clocking a time of 2:59.00. Bryce split 45.4 and Trent split 44.4 on the relay. This relay erased the previous record held by Chesterton High School in Indiana. They also won the 200 Medley Relay at NCS and set EBAL records in both events.
The Granada Girls 400 free relay which included LAC swimmers Megan Fairbanks, Katie Kulp, and Haley Hamza placed 7th at NCS.
Granada High School Boys placed 2nd overall at the meet, tying their best performance ever.
Bryce Mclaggan became the first LAC swimmer under 21 in the 50 free, going 20.8, and qualifying as an All-American while placing 6th at NCS. He also placed 10th in the 100 free. At the post NCS walk on meet, Bryce got a new best time in the 200 free, going 1:48.8
Trent Trump became the first LAC swimmer to go 45 in the 100 free, placing 4th with a 45.5, and 6th in the 200 free with a 1:38.8. He qualified as an All-American in both events. Trent also had the fastest lead off in the 200 Medley Relay, going 22.9 in the 50 back. Trent got a best time in the 100 back at the walk on meet going 50.7
Haley Hamza dropped 6 seconds in the 500 free, going 5:03 and placing 14th at NCS. She also got a best time in the 400 IM by 5 seconds at the walk on meet going 4:49. Haley was a key member of Granada’s 400 free relay with the second fastest split.
Katie Kulp got a best time at the walk on meet in the 200 breast, going 2:34. Katie was a key member of Granada’s 400 free relay and had a lifetime best split.
Sam Yoon was an important member of Amador’s relays, swimming in all three and splitting 48.1 in the 400 free relay. He also had excellent splits in his 50 free on his relays, splitting 21 five different times between EBALs and NCS.
Alex Wang got best times in the 200 IM and 100 fly at NCS. He also got a best time in the 100 free at the walk on meet and equaled best times in the 200 fly and 100 breast. He had a lifetime best 22.7 split in the 200 free relay.
Nathan Boas got a best time in the 100 free at the walk on meet
Adrianna Rocha dropped four seconds in the 100 free at EBALs, going 1:02. She also got a personal best in the 100 breast going 1:20. Adrianna is currently on our Fireballs coaching staff and is doing a great job.
Addison Mclaggan got a new best in the 100 breast, going 1:01.2 and making NCS for the first time. He also made a new Husky Invitational cut in the 200 breast going 2:18, and got a new best in the 50 free at 23.0
Shelby Diehl dropped 1.5 seconds in the 100 breast at NCS going 1:07.1 She also got a new JO and personal best in the 100 back at 1:03, a new personal best in the 200 IM going 2:18, and a new personal best in the 50 free going 25.1
Jenna Chew, had an outstanding Post NCS Walk on Meet. She dropped 2 seconds in the 200 free going 1:58, dropped 20 seconds in the 500 free going 5:20, and dropped eight seconds in the 400 IM going 4:46. Her 500 and 400 IM swims were new Husky Invitational Cuts.
Celine Nguyen made NCS for the first time in the 100 breast doing a personal best of 1:09.2 At the walk on meet she dropped three seconds in the 200 breast, going 2:27, dropped three seconds in the 400 IM going 4:50, dropped six seconds in the 200 back going 2:21, and dropped four seconds in the 100 fly, going 1:03.
Megan Fairbanks did best times in both trials and finals of the 400 free relay, leading off with a 55.2 in finals. She also got a best in the 50 free at EBALs going 25.2 and the 200 free at EBALs going 2:00.2 At the walk on meet, Megan got a new Far Western time in the 100 breast, going 1:09, a new best time by six seconds in the 200 IM going 2:18, and a new best in the 100 fly, going 1:07.
Sofia Moufarrej got a new best time in the 100 fly by three seconds at the walk on meet, going 1:03. She is now 2 seconds from the Far Western time in that event.
Emma Hayes got a new best time at the walk on meet in the 200 back by five seconds, the 100 fly by four seconds and the 50 free by one second. During the High School season she bettered her 200 IM time by five seconds.
Paige Chew, who was not rested or shaved for the walk on meet, got a new best time in the 200 fly by over ten seconds, going 2:18 and getting a new Far Western time.
We are so proud of the efforts of these high school kids and hope that their accomplishments will inspire some of our younger swimmers to great heights. Perhaps even more important than the great swims these kids had was their attitudes at the meet which were determined, supportive of each other, and in spirited alliance. It was inspiring to watch Sam (Amador), Celine (Dublin), Shelby, Haley, Katie, Nathan, Alex, Megan (Granada), and Jenna (Home School) all line up behind Bryce and Trent’s lane for the 400 Free Relay to cheer them on in the quest to break the National Record. It was a picture of team spirit that will be remembered. Go LAC!!!