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SCS Junior Olympic Meet Recap

SCS Junior Olympic Meet Recap

PASADENA – ORCA had 18 swimmers attend the Spring Junior Olympic Championship Meet held at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. The swimmers tallied a total of 24 personal best times, broke 12 ORCA records, and chalked up five new changes on the ORCA All-Time Top 5 List.

Ethan Nguyen (14) set eight new ORCA records breaking his own mark in seven of those and toppling a 22-year-old record in the other. He was ORCA’s highest finisher with a fourth place in the 200 Breaststroke and a sixth in the 100 Breaststroke.

Lucy Flynn (10) swam in five individual events making a trip back to finals in both the 50 Breast and 100 Breast. She had two best times at the meet. Halcyon Lee (10) swam in four events with three best times. Jacob Dinh (9) and Gia-Vinh Vo (10) both swam in three individual events with one best time each. Jada Lazaga (14) qualified in three individual events.

Other ORCA swimmers competing in individual events were: Brendan Birinyi (9), Russell Boyer (10), Sophia Burt (12), Austin De La O (14), Makena De La O (12), Makena Koeppen (12), Calvin Lee (14), Troy Lee (12), and Brian Marinescu (12). Calvin Lee earned two best times while Burt, Koeppen and Austin De La O each had one best time. Both Sierra Valentin (12) and Grace Wharton (12) swam on the 11-12 Girls Relay teams with Valentin leading off twice with two personal bests.

The 7-10 Boys Relay team of Jacob Dinh, Gia-Vinh Vo, Brendan Birinyi, and Halcyon Lee had the highest placing among ORCA relay teams by finishing 16th in the 200 Medley Relay. Their time of 2:25.09 was also a new ORCA record breaking their own mark set in December. Dinh, Birinyi, Lee and Alex Evans (10) also teamed up to set a new ORCA record in the 200 Free Relay. The quartet of Austin De La O, Calvin Lee, Ethan Nguyen, and Caden Birinyi (13) broke two ORCA relay records in the 400 Free and 400 Medley.

New Individual ORCA Records (old record in parenthesis)

Male 13-14 100 Free – 50.35, Ethan Nguyen (51.24, E. Nguyen 11/3/2017)

Male 13-14 500 Free – 5:05.04, Ethan Nguyen (5:07.26, E. Nguyen 10/14/2017)

Male 13-14 1000 Free – 10:14.44, Ethan Nguyen (10:30.34, E. Nguyen 11/11/2017)

Male 13-14 1650 Free – 16:58.61, Ethan Nguyen (17:25.61, E. Nguyen 11/11/2017)

Male 13-14 100 Breast – 1:01.41, Ethan Nguyen (1:02.30, E. Nguyen 12/8/2017)

Male 13-14 200 Breast – 2:11.42, Ethan Nguyen (2:14.94, E. Nguyen 11/3/2017)

Male 13-14 200 IM – 2:02.03, Ethan Nguyen (2:03.71, E. Nguyen 11/3/2017)

Boys 13-14 200 Fly – 2:05.01, Ethan Nguyen (2:09.34, C. Koontz, 1/1996)

 

New Positions on the ORCA All-Time Top 5 List:

Girls

Lucy Flynn (10): #3 – 100 Breast

Boys

Halcyon Lee (10): #3 – 100 Free

Austin De La O (14): #2 – 1650 Free, #3 – 200 IM

Calvin Lee (14): #3 – 100 Breast