July 30, 2012
2012 Junior Olympics
· 24 New Team Records
· 3 Gold Medals
· 8 silver Medals
· 8 bronze medals
· 4 Junior Olympic Champions
· 7th Place Finish in the Combined Team Title
· Past Results:2011 – 15th 2010- 15th 2009-14th 2008-19th 2007 -34th 2006 (First Year)
After 5 Days in Mission Viejo, the Trident Swim Club swam a very solid meet. With a small team of 16 members, the Tridents were able to finish 7th Place in the Combined Team Scores (both men and women).
The women were led by Lexi Hopps and Theresa Lo. Lexi scored 3 Top 8 Finishes and set New Team Records in the 17-18 200 Free and 800 Free. Theresa Lo scored 5 Top 8 Finishes setting records in the 15-16 200 Free, 400 Free, 200 Back, 200 Fly, 400 IM .
Michael Wang and David Wang led the Boys Team. Michael won 1 Gold (400 Medley Relay), 2 silvers (100 and 200 Fly) and 3 Bronze (100 Breast, 400 Free, 200 Free). Michael also set team records in the 13-14 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 100 Fly and 200 Fly. David Wang Was top 8 in all 6 of his events earning Bronze Medal in the 200 IM. Other Team Records included 13-14 100 Back and 200 back set by Alec Hsing. There were several Relay Records broken. Lexi Hopps, Theresa Lo, Meiling Chun and Lauryn Robbins set New Team records in the 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay with Lexi Hopps, Theresa Lo, Meiling Chun and Nicolle Au setting a new 200 Free Relay record.
Alec Hsing, Edgar Chin , Michael Wang, and Robert Lee combined for a win in the 400 Medley Relay claiming Gold. They all set new team records in the 200 Free Relay (4th) , 400 Free Relay (4th), 200 Medley Relay (3) and 800 Free Relay (5th).
Rounding out finalist were Meiling Chun 100 Breast (8th) and 200 Breast (7th), Ryan Tse 100 Breast (8th) and Wesley Kao 50 Free (8th) and 100 Free (8th)
Edgar Chin was a triple Gold Medalist in the meet winning the 100 Breast, 200 Breast and 400 Medley Relay. What was impressive in the 100 meter breaststroke was the fact that there were 4 Tridents, Michael, Edgar, Alec and Ryan all competing in the Final Heat. Trident claimed a 1-2-3 Medal Sweep. And in the 15 and over Timothy Chu scored points in the Consolation Finals of the 100 Meter Breaststroke.
Other Tridents competing in the meet were Rachael Ramos, Kelly Prawira and Joyner Cai. This was a successful meet. Congratulations to all!!!!! A job well done.