March 30, 2018
The Pleasanton Seahawks hosted the Speedo Short Course Junior Olympics Championship held on Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18 at the Dolores Bengston Aquatic Center in Pleasanton, California. A total of 79 swim clubs representing approximately 912 swimmers (14 and under) were in attendance.
The Pleasanton Seahawks (PLS) swim team qualified 37 swimmers (25 girls and 12 boys) for competition. The girls include Brooke Bennett, Lillyana Caples, Sydney Goldstein, Alexis Mesina, Jessica Tsai, Maria Zhang, Paige Bennett, Faith Carroll, Emily Lau, Kaitlin Lee, Cynthia Li, Florence Lin, Emma Wang, Chloe Xu, Zoe Chu, Aria Harris, Breuklynn Harris, Francesca Hawkins, Olivia Jenkins, Lauren Jhong, Olivia Kim, Sydney Lu, Christina Tsai, Emily Tsai, and Mica Wang. The boys include Aryaa Bhatia, Jeremy Ting, Ethan Wang, Devyn Caples, Yassin Dwidar, Ayan Goel, Hayden Tupper, Samuel Wang, Dominick Wonosaputra, Joey Huang, Ryan Kobayashi, and Ethan Wang.
At the conclusion of the meet, the top performers representing PLS are as follows: Sydney Goldstein (1st place for 100y Freestyle), Alexis Mesina (1st place for 50y & 100y Breaststroke), Faith Carroll (1st place for 200y & 1000y Freestyle), Sydney Lu (1st place for 200y Individual Medley), Olivia Kim (1st place for 500y, 1000y, & 1650y Freestyle), Devyn Caples (1st place for 500y/1000y/1650y Freestyle, 200y Breaststroke, and 100y/200y/400y Individual Medley), and Ethan Wang (1st place for 500y/1000y/1650y Freestyle and 400y Individual Medley). Both Devyn and Ethan, once again, were each awarded the Individual High Point winner for their respective age group.