July 19, 2019
This year’s 14 & Under Long Course Junior Olympics Swim Meet was filled with exciting races from 19 CDST Swimmers who represented East Bay Aquatics in Individual and Relays Events.
It was the first time racing at a JO Meet for many of our CDST Age Group Swimmers including
- 10 & Under Boys: Julius Bach, Ethan Cheng, Karson Li, and Nirvan Tuladhar;
- 11-12 Girls: Michelle Chen, Sophie Lowe, Justine Overbeck-Chilcoat, and Tanvi Thomare;
- 11-12 Boy: Kevin Zhang;
- 13-14 Boys: Mazen and Moataz Bayoumi.
We also had many experienced Swimmers at JO’s like Edward Huang (13), who lead the way Friday by achieving a Far Western Time during Prelims in his 100 Backstroke, then continuing to drop 2 seconds at Finals placing 5th with a personal record. Throughout the Meet Edward also achieved Far Western Times in the 50 Freestyle (placing 6th), the 100 Freestyle (placing 3rd) and a P.R. in the 200 Backstroke. He leads 13-14 Boys in both the 200 Freestyle and Medley Relays and anchored the 400 Freestyle Relay with Elton Lee, Mazen Bayoumi, Moataz Bayoumi, and Ryin Ruaboro. The five boys together achieved Far Western Relay Times in both the 200 Freestyle and Medley Relays.
Elton Lee (14), also made F.W. Times in the 50 & 100 Freestyle. Mazen Bayoumi (13), attended JO’s for the first time and swam a great time in his 50 Freestyle. Swimmer Ryin Ruaboro (13), achieved an F.W. Time in the 100 Freestyle. Angela D’Amelio (13), reached a P.R. in the 50 Freestyle and received a 3rd place Bronze Medal in the 1500 Freestyle.
Ella Gross (12), showed her fellow CDST 11-12 Girls how a JO Meet goes by anchoring the 200 Free Relay, swimming Butterfly in the Medley Relay, and achieving a great time in her 50 Freestyle. Our youngest JO Qualifier: Leo Gao (11), achieved an F.W. Time in the 100 Freestyle, and anchored all-three 11-12 Boys Relays. Justin Ely (12), made a P.R. in the 50 and 100 Freestyle; lead the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays, and swam a personal best split in the 50 Breast for the 11-12 Boys Medley Relay. Eric Meng (11), achieved a P.R. in the 200 Individual Medley, 50 Backstroke, 100 Backstroke (placing 7th), 200 Backstroke, and 50 Butterfly. Eric also received a personal best split swimming 50 Backstroke in the 11-12 Boys Medley Relay. All-three 11-12 Boys achieved F.W. Times in both the 200 Freestyle and Medley Relays, placing 3rd in the 200 Free Relay, earning themselves a Bronze Medal!
Overall, CDST Swimmers had a fun and successful Swim Meet. Great job, everyone, and GO CDST!!