Over President's Day weekend, Desert Thunder swimmers completed
the next step in preparation for their championship meets by
competing in the 2012 Lost Dutchman Invitational.
Highighting the swims were two new team records. Ally Padilla
set a new 13-14 girls 50 backstroke record in finals Saturday
evening posting a 29.08. The following evening, the 13-14 girls
relay of Erica Boeger, Sierra Bigelow, Ellinore Duncan and Ally
Padilla broke the 400 freestyle team record by just over one
second, posting a 3:52.96.
New Age Group State Champ qualifications were earned by Jacob
Garcia, Peyton Lentz, Tanner Komlodi, Dylan Edge, Edda Anderson,
Fletcher Milloy, Simon Werkhoven, Ericka Boeger, and Gabe
New Senior State Championship qualifications were earned by
Brenden Ambrosius and Nathan Kroeger.
Finalists in both the age group and senior tanks included Cory
Basselen, Elena Burr, Jacob Garcia, Marina McInelly, Phi
Nguyen, Finn Lynch, Ericka Boeger, Simon Werkhoven, Sierra Bigelow,
Dylan Edge, Abhishek Rajadas, Archie Spindler, Gabe Rangel,
Ellinore Duncan, Edda Anderson, Diana Gomez, Andrew Rangel, Ally
Padilla, and Fletcher Milloy.
The team came away with a great majority of improved personal
Congratulations to all who swam in the meet! Go Thunder as we
head into the Championshp meets!