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Olympic Trial Cuts for Rankin & Okubo: Great Successes at Speedo Grand Challenge

 

Olympic Trial Cuts for Rankin and Okubo:

Great Successes for Aquazot Seniors at the Speedo Grand Challenge!

The Speedo Grand Challenge this past weekend (May 27-29) had plenty of tough competition. Aquazots held their own with eight swimmers qualifying for finals and a few top four finishes. During finals of the first day, Megan Rankin out swam her competition to capture second place in the 400 freestyle with an Olympic Trial qualifying time (4:16.33). The next day Corey Okubo qualified for Nationals with his 6th place finish in the 400 IM (4:32.39) and then went on to WIN the 200 butterfly on Sunday with an Olympic Trial time of 2:03.33. Congratulations Corey!

Daniela Georges, who was one of the youngest swimmers in the meet, finished 13th in the 100 Backstroke (1:06.53) dropping more than a second from her seed time which ranked her thirty eighth. She also had a huge bump up in the 100 freestyle where she finished 20th (59.51) and Stephanie Schlobohm got a best time (59.43) and finished 18th.

Corey had another great swim (2:09.30) in the 200 backstroke dropping exactly two seconds from his entered time and finishing fifteenth. He also improved his entry time in 200 IM placing 10th (2:10.40).

All Aquazots (all finalists are listed below) swam hard against much older college swimmers, among them a few Olympians, and held their own in the tough competition.

Finalists

Corey Okubo (15) 1stin 200 Meter Butterfly (2:03.33)

Megan Rankin (17) 2nd in 400 Meter Freestyle (4:16.33, 4th in 800 Meter Freestyle (8:58.04)

Top 20

Stephanie Schlobohm (17) 18th in 100 Meter Freestyle (59.43)

Daniela Georges (14) 20th in 100 Meter Freestyle (59.51), 13th in 100 Meter Backstroke (1:06.53)

Maggie Burton (16) 19th in 100 Meter Breaststroke (1:16.46)

Casey Mims (18) 5th in 200 Meter Breaststroke (2:36.43)

Megan Rankin (17) 19th in 200 Meter Butterfly (2:26.96), 9th in 400 Meter IM (5:01.64)

Corey Okubo (15) 15th in 200 Meter Backstroke (2:09.30), 10th in 200 Meter IM (2:10.40), 6th in 400 Meter IM (4:32.39)

Christopher Wong (17) 14th in 200 Meter Butterfly (2:09.28)

Michael Hauss (17) 18th in 200 Meter Butterfly (2:10.75)

Congratulations to our Senior Aquazots!