January 20, 2014
OSPREY SWIMMERS RANKED TOP 10 NATIONALLY FOR 2013 SEASON
Sophia Sebastian, Benjamin Winn and Linnea Mack have been recognized by USA Swimming for ranking top 10 in the nation for their respective events in the 2013 swim season.
Sophia and Benjamin achieved their rankings while still competing for SCSC. Sophia had 6 individual rankings for girls age 11. She was number one in the USA in the 200 meter breaststroke with a time of 2:49.56. Sophia also ranked 3rd in the 200 meter fly, 4th in the 400 meter IM, 5th in the 200 meter IM, 5th in the 100 meter breast and 8th in the 200 yard fly. In addition Sophia was part of several nationally ranked relays for SCSC.
Benjamin had 3 rankings, all in the breaststroke. He was 4th in the 200 meter breast with a 2:48.32 and 4th in the 100 meter breaststroke, 7th in the 50 meter breaststroke. Benjamin is also the current Pacific Swimming record holder in the 10 and under boys 50 meter breaststroke with a time of 37.82. In addition Benjamin was part of two nationally ranked relays for SCSC.
Linnea Mack ranked in 4 events. In the 100 fly she swam a time of 53.02 to rank 3rd as she captured the first Opsrey Junior National Championship in Tennessee. Linnea also ranked 5th in the 50 and 100 yard free, and 6th in the 100 yard back. Linnea is currently swimming at UCLA.
We congratulate all three swimmers on their tremendous accomplishments! The common denominator for each is their consistent attendance at practice and meets, their tremendous attention to detail, their courageous ability to max out in races and their uncommon work ethic. We look forward to seeing more rankings in the future from Sophia, Benjamin and Linnea as well as other Osprey currently striving for excellence!
The list of Osprey who have posted past top 10 national rankings include Jamie Walitsch, Zach Selfridge, Catherine Ladd, Linnea Mack and Miranda Carter, whose single season total of 13 combined short course and long course remains a team record.