July 22, 2011
The opening day of the Age Group State Champs was a strong one for Desert Thunder.
As posted earlier, Ellinore Duncan broke the team record in the 100 breaststroke and her preliminary swim places her 4th in the country for 12 year olds. In finals, Ellinore took home her first 100 breaststroke individual championship with a time that was less than half a second off her preliminary swim.
Jacob Garcia and Ally Padilla finished 5th and 6th respectively in their 100 backstrokes.
Diana Gomez, Ericka Boeger, Tanner Komlodi, Dylan Edge, and Andrew Rangel held on to their rankings in the Top 16 in their respective races tonight.
The 12 & Under Boys 400 Free Relay A team of Archie Spindler, Gabe Rangel, Finn Lynch, and Jacob Garcia finished 8th for strong team points. The B team of Tanner Komlodi, Dylan Edge, Ely Sannes, and Vincent Hemingway finished in 16th to score points for the team. The 12 & under Girls 400 Free Relay team of Boeger, Gomez, Marina McInelly, and Duncan raced to a 9th place finish, while the 13-14 Boys team of Rangel, Levi Siwek, Simon Werkhoven, and Fletcher Milloy finished in the top 16 as well to help the team score.
Great racing Desert Thunder!!!