August 31, 2016
Iona Pascual broke two Napa Valley Swim Team records while competing for California’s Pacific Swimming All-Star Team in the 14-and-under age division at the USA Swimming Western Zone Age Group Championships Aug. 10-13 in Kearns, Utah.
The 60 all-stars compete in a 50-meter pool at the close of the summer season.
Pascual set two new NVST team records and swam for the cycle, placing first, second, third and fourth in his individual swims.
Competing in the Boys 13-14 age group, he placed first in the 50 freestyle in 25.30 seconds, breaking the team record of 25.63 set by Alex Simenstad in 2004. He was second in the 100 freestyle in 55.15, breaking another record, 55.68, set by Simenstad in 2004
Pascual was third in the 200 individual medley (2:17.94), fourth in the 400 individual medley (4:58.15), seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.67, with a preliminary swim of 1:11.76), and 13th in the 100 butterfly (1:02.98).
He also helped the 400 freestyle relay team place third (3:48.42), the 200 medley relay squad finish seventh (1:56.79), the 400 medley relay take fifth (4:17.10) and the 200 freestyle relay team take second (1:42.61).
Pascual was also chosen as one of the all-star team captains. The 60-member Pacific Swimming squad of 14-and-under swimmers placed third among 17 all-star teams from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
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