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Desert Thunder breaks out great swims; Lezcano and Rajadas qualify Sectionals

 
Sunday Prelims:

Desert Thunder swimmers showed up to make their strongest performance yet at this year's long course Senior State Championships!

Overall, the seniors finished with 99% best times for all swims. Seven seniors will return to tonight's session for finals.

Leading the charge was Alec Lezcano and Abhishek Rajadas who both achieved their first Sectional Championship qualifications in the morning session. Alec swam to a new team record of 25.27, and qualified 15th in the men's 50 free. Two events later Abhishek set a new best time and his quaification in the men's 100 backstroke swimming to a 1:04.89 and is placed 12th for tonight.

In the women's 50 breaststroke, three made it back with Lindsey Hartman and Lexie Lezcano making it in the top 24, and Cory Basselen, who slid in to the top 8.

Lexie also made it back into the top 24 for her 50 free. Drew Barlow is returning to finals in the top 24 for the men's 200 fly and Elena Burr qualified for the top 24 in the women's 200 IM.

Great swims by all the members throughout the morning as we get ready to finish the meet tonght!

Go Thunder!