April 8, 2019
What a weekend at Short Course Far Western Championships!
CDST sent 12 swimmers participated in the 2019 Short Course Far Western last week at Santa Clara. It was a very long four days with rain and sunny at the Santa Clara. However, we have an outstanding performance at 11-12 boys individual and relays. Every swimmer from Elite group all hit their best times in the events. We have the summary for each age group.
11-12 age group
Ryin Ruaboro participated in four races on the weekend. He made finals on all four events. In 50 Freestyle, he swam 24.96 in prelims and 24.84 in finals and placed 8th. Ryin also anchored 200 Freestyle Relay with Leo Gao(26.43), Justin Ely(26.13), and Alexander Torjyan(26.92). All four CDST swimmers made this EBA relay and the final time was 1:44.51, placed 6th overall. Eric Meng(BA, 32.75), Ryin Ruaboro (BR, 32.75), Alexander Torjyan (FLY, 29.77), and Leo Gao(FR, 25.19) another CDST made EBA relay placed 10th in the 200 Medley Relay. Leo Gao dropped half second in his individual 50 freestyle with time 25.93. Ella Gross anchored both 11-12 Girls relays, 200 Medley(15th) and Freestyle(12th), and her 50 times were 28.18 and 28.48 respectively.
13 - 14 age group
Edward Huang aged up a few months ago. He only has his best event, 100 Back qualify for the Far Western. As the youngest swimmer in his new age group, he dropped half second and the new best time is 58.43.
15-18 age group
Short Course Far Western always hard for 15-18 age group swimmers because of the meet hosting during the mid-season of their High School Swimming. However, this year, Elite Group swimmers swam strong on their events. All swimmers received the best times in their races. Jasper Wu dropped a 47.63 personal best in the 100 Free prelims, and 47.78 in finals and put him in the 6th place. He also got his best time in 200 Free and 50 Free, with the time of 1:47.03 and 21.82 respectively. Anthony Lee was coming back to strong on his Breaststroke events. He got 1:01.02 in the 100 Breaststroke Prelims and a personal best 200 Breaststroke time, 2:17.77 that put him 7th overall. Hanlin Chen got his best 50 Freestyle time, 22.68.
We are looking forward to seeing them have fast times in the coming High School Swimming Championship Meets!