January 31, 2020
We had a relatively small number of entries this year. All age group swimmers did very well in the championship meet, and some of the senior swimmers went their season-best. However, the most exciting part of this meet was seeing 5 of CDST swimmers qualifying for the Zone 2 All-Star Team that will compete in the Pacific Swimming Zone All-Star meet. This year's championship meet is the most number of CDST swimmers that have been selected to the Zone-2 All-Star team. We have listed the following highlights from each age group.
8 & Under
Ethan Cheng was the only 8 & Un swimmer from CDST in this meet. He got two first places, four second places and one third place in his events. His over-all score placed second in his age group. He will represent Zone 2 to race in the Pacific Swimming Zone All-Star meet in March.
9-10 Age Group
Nafisa Aurangabadwala was the first time to participate in this Championship meet. She went all the best times in her two events, 50 back and 50 breast.
11-12 Age Group
We have two outstanding swimmers at Zone 2 Championships, Justin Ely and Eric Meng ; both of them finished Top 8 in the 11-12 Boy over-all score. They also have been selected to Zone 2 All-Star Team. Alex Wang did very well on his first Zone 2 Championship appearance. On the girls' side, Justine Overbeck-Chilcoat dropped 3 seconds in her 200 Free, with the new best time, 2:24.38.
Boys: 200 M.R. - 2nd Place
200 F.R - 1st Place
13-14 Age Group
Medha Raghuraman, Angela D'Amelio, and Edward Huang had meets back to back from last week. They hadn't got much rest from competition and practice; however, they still got some improvement in their non-primary events. Edward and Medha made the Zone 2 All-Star team for the first time. Ella Gross had the best time in 100 Backstroke with time 1:18.53. Akul Marwaha had good times on Freestyle events, both 50 and 100 free went the best time.
Girls: 200 M.R. - 6th / 200 F.R – 5th
15-18 Age Group
We have a total of four swimmers in this age group entered the meet, Sidney Len , Emily Schwartz , Aleina Ruaboro , and William He . Girls haven't had best times; however, they performed well on the race splits and stroke turns. William He made all best times in the 200 Free, 100 Back and 100 Fly.