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2019 Washington Open
This last weekend at the Washington open we had a great opportunity to represent THSC and participate in a HUGE meet! The morning prelims were long but yielded a lot of fast swims and there was a great team atmosphere amongst a lot of competitors.
 
Several races in particular stood out as spectacular this weekend. The first of those would have to be Paige Poteet’s 100 Breaststroke. Paige executed a great race and showed awesome potential off her walls! She dropped over 3 seconds to a 1:07.98 just :00.22 from the senior sectional cut!
 
Another awesome race that showed great promise was Linden Cho’s 200 Fly on Sunday. Linden did an excellent job splitting his race and managed to hold onto his pace until the last 50! His underwaters were well executed and controlled allowing him to drop 4 seconds in his event!
 
Lily Gardner also had a stupendous meet. Going best times in just about all of her events. Easily the highlights for her were her 200 freestyle races in both prelims and finals. She swam a lifetime best and team best of 1:47.7 to become the fastest THSC female 200 freestyler in 3 years. Her time also places her in the top 25 for 16 year old girls in the country!
 
Also a big shout out to Claudia Poteet who came to each prelim session and helped record times and get other swimmers to their events! This meet had a lot of competitors (Over 1200) and knowing which pool and what time your heat started could be very tricky. Some events had over 50 heats! Having a teammate willing to stick around to cheer and watch events was a great representation of what we want to see on this team!
 
Here are some of the new best times achieved this weekend during our prelim events!
 
Women’s 200 IM
 
Lily Gardner - 2:11.03
Paige Poteet - 2:16.55
Lauren Waning - 2:32.60
Claudia Poteet 2:37.89
 
Women's 200 Free:
 
Annelise Goddard - 1:57.38 First time Under 2:00!!!
 
Women’s 100 Breast
 
Annelise Goddard - 1:15.64
Paige Poteet - 1:07.98
Lily Gardner - 1:11.33
 
Men’s 100 Breast
 
Jonathan Stahlmann - 1:10.85
Kevin Park - 1:07.61
 
Women’s 100 Back
 
Sahana Saravanan - 1:04.89
Lily Gardner - 58.70
 
Men’s 100 Back
 
Noah Duyck - 57.66
Kevin Park - 57.05
 
Women’s 200 Breast
 
Paige Poteet - 2:31.29
 
Men’s 200 Breast
 
Neeraj Javadekar - 2:18.42
Lindin Cho - 2:16.37
 
Women’s 100 Free
 
Annelise Goddard - :55.22
 
Men’s 100 Free
 
Jonathan Stalhmann - :52.72
Suyoun Choi - :51.48
 
Men’s 200 Fly
Linden Cho - 2:06.64