June 20, 2018
(Ventura, CA) Alpha Aquatics kicked off the summer championship
season with an impressive performance at the 2018 SCS June Age
Group Championships this past weekend.
The Alpha Boys swam to 405 points finishing in 7th place (our highest ever), while the Alpha Girls scored 219 points placing 15th, for a combined 624 points and an All-time best 11th place as a team at JAGs.
On the Boys side, Evan Yoo (13/14) led the way with 6x Finals appearances, which included 3x Gold Medal performances (400IM/100Br/50Br). Alpha flyers Mitchie Mortenson (50Fr/100Fly), Ethan Yoo (50Fr/100Fr/100Fly), and Kent Nishida (50Fly/100Fly/100Fr/200IM) were outstanding with multiple finals appearances. Breastroker Jasper Shimon (50Br/100Br) didn’t disappoint either with pair of Top 8 performances. Nolan Wang (100Fr) and Nick Barner (50Fr/100Fr/50Bk/100Bk) were also amongst the fastest of the meet.
The Alpha Girls were also great with sprinter Katrina Mortenson (15&Up) leading the way with 2x Gold Medal performances (50Fr/100Fr). Georgia Young raced hard to 4x Finals appearances (50Fr/100Fr/100Bk/200Fr), while Dylan Chen (50Fr) and Sora Koike (100Fly) were also great for Alpha.
Alpha’s Relays fought hard from beginning to end with Top16 performances coming from:
Girls 10&under - 200IM Relay (Vogt / Casey / Koike / Andershock) 14th Place
Boys 10&under – 200 Free Relay (Shimon / Gurr / Pierce / Pierce) 14th Place
Boys 11/12 – 200 Free Relay (Wheeler / Nishida / Barner/ Hubbard) 10th Place
Boys 11/12 – 200 IM Relay (Wheeler / Nishida / Barner/ Hubbard) 10th Place
Boys 13/14 – 200 Free Relay (Yoo / Weiss / Ayaay/ Pohlman) 15th Place
Boys 13/14 – 200 IM Relay (Yoo / Weiss / Ayaay/ Pohlman) 13th Place
Boys 15&Up – 200 Free Relay (Yoo / Kittay / Wang/ Mortenson) 2nd Place
Boys15&Up – 200 IM Relay (Yoo / Kittay / Wang/ Mortenson) 3rd Place
Girls 15&Up – 200 Free Relay (Guckert / Chen / Young/ Mortenson) 2nd Place
Girls 15&Up – 200 IM Relay (Guckert / Chen / Young/ Mortenson) 3rd Place
Well done Alpha!!!