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Park Paseo Meet Report - June 26, 2021

Park Paseo Meet Report - June 26, 2021


The Northstars were back in the pool on Saturday for another great meet. It got off to an exciting start, with the 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18 age groups all swimming the 200 medley relay in the same heat. The 13-14 year olds came out on top and the 15-18 and 11-12 teams were close through the first three swimmers, with the older group pulling away in the last leg to claim second place.


Time improvements were the true highlight of the day, with swimmers improving in 134 races. Sienna Patel had the biggest improvements, taking off 42.12 seconds in the girls 5-6 freestyle, 30.25 seconds in backstroke, and one second in breaststroke. Dean Saez (6) and Katelyn Williams (7) also had double-digit improvements in both backstroke and butterfly, with Dean dropping 27.22 and 11.31 seconds and Katelyn dropping 19.97 and 10.07 seconds. Olivia Tamayo improved by 25.39 seconds in the girls 5-6 backstroke. Additional swimmers who dropped more than ten seconds in a race were Maya Buvan, Chris Chen, Stella Chitra, Raksha Devireddy, Elizabeth Lee, Aaron Soleimani, Maggie Walton, and Harry Wu.


Kade Baker’s time improvements led to first-place finishes in all three of his races and championship qualifying times in two of them. He dropped 13.25 seconds in the boys 5-6 freestyle, 12.03 seconds in butterfly, and 9.27 seconds in breaststroke.


Swimmers improving in all three of their races today were Kade Baker, Chris Chen, Erin Chen, Peyton Cheng, Trevor Cheng, CJ Cowgill, Evie Kao, Owen Lo, Sienna Patel, Parsa Tamadon, James Taylor, Andrew Van Velden, Maggie Walton, Katelyn Williams, and Chloe Zhao.


Northstars with two time improvements were Maya Buvan, Adrian Bekker, Jackson Carns, Zach Carns, Sarah Chao, Stella Chitra, Raksha Devireddy, Audrey Do, Jackie Edney, Vicky Edney, Joshua Gima, Oliver Hanaoka, RJ Hogan, Jalen Hsia, Ava Josenhans, Everett Kao, Harman Kalra, Nyah Lin, River McIntyre, Travis Miller, Emily Nauli, Keira Patel, Dean Saez, Devynn Slater, Aaron Soleimani, Olivia Tamayo, Charlee Taylor, Kenan Uzun, Rocco Vena, Lincoln Vienneau, Sammy Vienneau, and Harry Wu.


Swimmers improving in one event were Josh Chao, Ellie Chen, Milan Chen, Andrew Do, Efe Elmas, Edward Fu, Andre Gao, Manvir Kalra, Ally Lao, Elizabeth Lee, Isaiah Lee, Tyler Lin, Leo Lo, Grace Markus, Zoe Markus, Busra Mercan, Natalie Miller, Marcel Nauli, Simran Patel, Izumi Renshus, Angelina Van Velden, Noah Villanueva, Oliver Walton, and Yeowon Yoon. 


Several swimmers earned first-place finishes in all of their races, including Sarah Chao, Peyton Cheng, Andre Gao, Nyah Lin, Sydney Lin, and Tyler Lin. Swimmers who placed in the top three in all of their races were Maya Buvan, Adrian Bekker, Erin Chen, Everett Chen, Trevor Cheng, Andrew Do, Rachel Gima, Aditi Gupta, Brynna Hsia, Jalen Hsia, Avyaan Hundal, Ally Lao, Owen Lo, Zoe Markus, Natalie Miller, Simran Patel, Devynn Slater, Parsa Tamadon, Olivia Tamayo, Andrew Van Velden, Noah Villanueva, Maggie Walton, Zhongwen Zhang, and Chloe Zhao. Several other swimmers had at least one first-place finish, including Vicky Edney, Deron Hsia, Anaya Hundal, Evie Kao, Harman Kalra, River McIntyre, Keira Patel, Kristoffer Renshus, and Sammy Vienneau.


The Northstars earned champs qualifying times in 46 total races, including 16 new times. Deron Hsia, River McIntyre, and Kristoffer Renshus got their first qualifying times of the season. Everett Chen, Trevor Cheng, Evie Kao, Nyah Lin, Tyler Lin, Owen Lo, and Parsa Tamadon all added new events to their champs qualifications.


Many Northstars made their season debut today, including Chaitra Ayinampudi, Vinaya Ayinampudi, Brody Bautista, Leo Burger, Azra Buvan, Ryan Li, Azra Mercan, Om Panday, Sophie Trinh, and Eddy Wu. Several swimmers set times this week in races they missed last week, including Gautham Dama, Aaron Josenhans, Matt Siap, Eric Tamayo, Khanh Truong, Eli Tu, and Joey Tu. Also swimming hard for the Northstars today were Luke Carns, Alex Chin, and Zack Nelson.

Check social media later this week for more pictures of the meet. Find us on Facebook at PPNorthstars and on Instagram at park_paseo_northstars . We will also send a link to a shared photo folder where you can add pictures that you take at the meets. These photos may be used in the slideshow at the end of the season.