RECAP: Winter Age Group Championships

Fourteen Tridents attended the 2011 Winter Age Group Championships In Long Beach this weekend. Before the weekend was over they accumulated 26 top 8 finishes, 27 new team records, and three new Sectional cuts.  The team finished 17th in the men’s standings and 17th in the women’s standings. The athletes attending the meet were: Rebekah Ankeny, Nicole Au, Meiling Chun, Lexi Hopps, Theresa Lo, Rachael Ramos, Edgar Chin, Timothy Chu, Alec Hsing, Raymand Lam, Robert Lee, Ryan Tse, David Wang and Michael Wang.

Meiling Chun had a great meet for the women, setting team records in six events and qualifying for Sectionals in three events.  Meiling's highest finish came in the 200 breaststroke where she won GOLD with an outstanding time of 2:25.99.  Lexi Hopps had a Top 10 Finish in the 500 Free.

Alec Hsing led the boys with two top ten medals. Alec was sixth in the 100 Breaststroke, seventh in the 200 Breaststroke.  Meiling Chun, Alec Hsing, Michael Wang, Rebekah Ankeny, Nicole Au, Timothy Chu, David Wang  and Edgar Chin had 100%  BEST TIMES.

Other Top 10 Finishes were Theresa Lo (500 free)  and David Wang (100 breaststroke 8th, 200 IM 7th and 5th in the 50 breaststroke).  Top 16 swims were turned in by Michael Wang and Edgar Chin.  The 13-14 Quartet of Alec Hsing, Michael Wang, Raymond Lam and Edgar Chin all contributed major points in their relay efforts!

Athletes did a great job at the meet.  Lets make those changes so we are faster next time! All in all it was a lot of fun and a great weekend.