June 25, 2019
Park Paseo vs. Northpark – 6/22/19
The Park Paseo Northstars hosted the Northpark Riptide on June 22 in an exciting dual meet. Andrew Teh broke a Northstars record, swimming the boys 13 – 14 butterfly in 25.68 seconds.
Three Northstars – Aditi Gupta, Sydney Lin, and Andrew Teh – finished first and qualified for champs in all three of their races. An additional 14 swimmers placed in the top three in all of their races and had at least one qualifying time, including Everett Chen, Peyton Cheng, Rachel Gima, Anshul Gupta, Lucy Hinkle, Brynna Hsia, Deron Hsia, Jalen Hsia, Joyce Kim, Nathan Lao, Payton Lin, Owen Lo, Winter Niu, and Karlisha Yu. Other swimmers earning at least one qualifying time were Trevor Cheng, Aaron Josenhans, and Ally Lao. Overall, the Northstars had 20 swimmers earn a total of 48 qualifying times this weekend, including three who earned their first ISL times of the season.
Time improvements were a huge part of the meet this week. An impressive 73 out of 76 swimmers improved their time in at least one race, with 23 swimmers speeding up in all three of their races. Michelle Zhang had the biggest improvement of the week, dropping 37.38 seconds in the girls 5 – 6 butterfly and earning a third-place finish. Pak Li had double-digit drops in all three of his races, taking off 12.05 seconds in the boys 11 – 12 backstroke, 20.82 seconds in the individual medley, and 10.78 seconds in freestyle. Additional swimmers who took off more than 20 seconds included Azra Buvan (-23.03 in girls 7 – 8 backstroke), CJ Cowgill (-.23.44 in boys 9 – 10 IM), George Xiang (-21.71 in boys 5 – 6 backstroke), and Lucas Zhao (-24.94 in boys 11 – 12 butterfly).
Swimmers with two double-digit drops included Audrey Do (-12.66 in girls 9 – 10 butterfly and -14.19 in IM), Isaac Kao (-15.32 in boys 9 – 10 backstroke and -16.59 in IM), and Devynn Slater (-12.97 in girls 5 – 6 backstroke and -13.23 in breaststroke for a first-place finish!). Swimmers taking off at least 10 seconds in one of their races were RJ Hogan, Luukas Houttu, Julia Kim, Nathan Lao, Angela Li, Owen Lo, Emily Nauli, Haylee Trinh, Emir Uzun, and Tanya Vinujudson.
The 23 Northstars who improved in all three of their events were Brody Bautista, Josh Chao, Trevor Cheng, Audrey Do, Jackie Edney, Vicki Edney, Joshua Gima, Rachel Gima, Genevieve Hagedorn, Lucy Hinkle, Evie Kao, Nathan Lao, Pak Li, Owen Lo, Winter Niu, Simran Patel, Kristoffer Renshus, Devynn Slater, Andrew Teh, Emir Uzun, Kenan Uzun, Abishek Vinujudson, and George Xiang.
There were 25 swimmers with two time improvements, including Brawlin Carey, Sarah Chao, Peyton Cheng, CJ Cowgill, Ryan Damko, Aditi Gupta, Anshul Gupta, Erika Houttu, Luukas Houttu, Brynna Hsia, Jalen Hsia, Aaron Josenhans, Ava Josenhans, Everett Kao, Harman Kalra, Isaac Kao, Joyce Kim, Julia Kim, Angela Li, Sydney Lin, Matthew Ma, Travis Miller, Om Panday, Tanya Vinujudson, and Lucas Zhao.
An additional 25 swimmers had one time improvement, including Tyler Allen, Azra Buvan, Alex Chin, Danny Constandse, Katie Damko, Andrew Do, RJ Hogan, Deron Hsia, Nora Kao, Jane Kim, Ally Lao, Ian Lee, Isaac Lee, Kevin Li, Hannah Miller, Cailen Muncy, Emily Nauli, Srikar Papineni, Satyar Safae, Aaron Soleimani, Haylee Trinh, Angelina Van Velden, Sophia Wu, Michelle Zhang, and Chloe Zhao.
There were 19 Northstars who swam all or some of their races for the first time on Saturday. These swimmers were Anika Bhardwaj, Macey Inouye, Manvir Kalra, Linky Kao, Soham Kulkarni, Payton Lin, Andrew Ma, Malaika Mateti, Natalie Miller Maanav Parajuli, Hirun Perera, Sophie Trinh, Zichen Xiang, Ben Yoo, Russell Yoo, Chaewon Yoon, Yeowon Yoon, Karlisha Yu, and Zhongwen Zhang. Also giving their all for the Northstars this week were Izumi Renshus and Khanh Truong.