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MARIN PIRATES BREAK NATIONAL RECORD AT JUNIOR NATIONALS

The Marin Pirates girl’s team finished in 10th place out of 180 teams at the Junior National Swim Championships in Orlando , Florida , March 16-20. 
 

 
 

 

Team Highlights:

 

The Pirates had two record setting relays.  The girl’s 200 yard Free Relay ( Kathryn Murphy , Ashley Williams , Laura Slater , Sabrina Cochrane ) broke both the Pacific Swimming and USA Swimming National records in the 17-18 age-group while finishing 3rd with a time of 1:33.73.  The same four girls also broke a 31 year old Pacific Swimming record in the 17-18 age-group 400 yard Free Relay with a time of 3:25.27, which was good for 5th place at Junior Nationals.  They also finished 15th in the 800 yard Free Relay with a time of 7:35.40.
 

Kathryn Murphy finished second in the 50 yard Free with a time of :23.08, and 8th in the 100 yard Free with a time of :50.57.  Based on these finishes, Kathryn was selected for a Junior National All-Star team that will represent the United States in the Irish National Championships to be held April 26-May 4 in Dublin . 


Liliana Alvarez led the team scoring with three top 8 finishes.  Liliana finished 5th in the 100 yard Breast (1:01.97), 6th in the 200 yard Breast (2:15.18) and 8th in the 50 yard Breast (:29.28). 
 

Eight of the eleven Pirates who traveled to the meet advanced from prelims to finals (top 32) in their events:

 

GIRLS

Laura Slater 11th 50 yard Fly :25.32, 12th 50 yard Free :23.71
 

Julia Alvarez 14th 100 yard Breast 1:03.04, 19th 50 yard Breast :29.72
 

Sabrina Cochrane 20th 200 yard IM 2:04.78
 

Kathryn Murphy 21st 50 yard Fly :25.70
 

Ashley Williams 32nd 100 yard Free :51.77
 
 

BOYS

Shintaro Noguchi 19th 100 yard Fly :50.25, 20th 50 yard Fly :23.19, 32nd 200 yard Free 1:41.97
 

Richard Davison 27th 100 yard Fly :50.80
 
 

Other best times:

 

Julia Alvarez 200 yard Breast 2:21.52, 100 yard Free :54.92
 

Kenneth Castro Abrams 200 yard Back 1:54.58, 50 yard Back :25.39, 100 yard Fly :53.52, 200 yard IM 1:58.14
 

Sabrina Cochrane 100 yard Free :51.87, 200 yard Free 1:54.15, 50 yard Back :27.48
 

Richard Davison 200 yard Fly 1:54.82, 50 yard Fly :23.70
 

Melissa Fineman 50 yard Fly :26.06, 100 yard Fly :57.60, 100 yard Back :58.32
 

Shintaro Noguchi 100 yard Free :46.84
 

Laura Slater 100 yard Free :51.60, 200 yard Free 1:53.11
 

Ashley Williams 50 yard Free :24.19,