November 18, 2015
Senior Circuit Meet – November 2015
The Pleasanton Seahawks hosted the Senior Circuit Meet November 6-8, 2015 at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center in Pleasanton. Teams from Sacramento down to Southern California attended this qualifying, trials and finals meet, which hosted 522 total swimmers of which 32 were Seahawks.
Maxime Rooney, a Seahawk Senior Elite swimmer, swam well finishing in the top 10 in 7 events, with 5 first place finishes (100/200 Free, 100/200 Fly, 200 Back) and 1 second place finish (500 Free). Chris Jhong and Lyon Zhang each finished in the top 10 in 3 events with Zhang taking 3rd in the 200 Breast. Ed Smith took 9th in the 200 IM.
For the Women, Miranda Heckman had a strong performance and took 1st in the 1650 Free, 2nd in the 1000 Free and 3rd in the 500 Free. Christie Chong took 2nd in the 200 IM, 4th in the 200 Back and 10th in the 400 IM. In the 1650 Free, Daniella Hawkins took 3rd and also placed in the top 10 in the 500 and 1000 Free. Jessica He swam a 51.56 to take 5th in the 100 Free. In the 100 Breast the top Seahawk was Tori Kaleta with a 7th place finish. Sarah Wang took 9th in the 200 Fly and Kennedy Truex took 10th in the 100 Back.
Other strong performances from Seahawks came from those not making finals but making the Consolation Finals (11th-20th). Claire Suen consoled in 3 events (100/200 Back and 1000 Free) and Tyler Lu swam consolation finals in the 200 Free and 200 Fly. Nate Sproul took 20th in the 200 Fly. In the distance events for the men Brandon Brown (1000 Free), Calvin David (1650 Free) and Calvin Chui (1650 Free) had strong swims finishing in the top 20. Also swimming consolation finals for the women were Samantha Howell and Katie Woods in the 500 Free. Danielle Zacharias and Emma Valentine did well in the 1650 Free.