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Aquazots National Team - Top 10 at US Winter Nationals in Atlanta

 
 

Aquazots National Team Delivers at US Winter Nationals in Atlanta

 

December 8, 2011

 

 

       

 
 

AQUAZOTS:   Strong US National performance in the middle of peak training

Our 4 athletes were strong competitors at US Winter Nationals at Georgia Tech last week.  The team members were Daniela Georges, Megan Rankin, Corey Okubo and Kaitlyn Albertoli.  

Corey Okubo had an amazing meet, placing in ALL Finals.  He was 28th overall in the high point rankings! Corey’s exceptional performance powered Aquazots  to a 26th place out of 44 teams.  He earned his 3rd (200 Back: 2:04.10) and 4th (200 IM 2:05.28) Olympic Trial cuts.    Daniela Georges had a great meet smashing the 13-14 Girls team records in the 100 Back (1:05.02) and 200 Back (2:19.51).  Megan Rankin finished a solid 8th in the 800 Free and 28th in the 400 IM.  Kaitlyn Albertoli, competing in her first US Nationals, finished strong achieving her Winter National and Jr. National Cuts in the 50 and 100 Free respectively. Despite competing in the middle of training, our Aquazot National team finished a respectable 9th overall for Club teams represented.   Through grit and determination our team competed with the best in the world and delivered solid results.

  Highlighted Swims:

                 

Corey Okubo :  Started the meet placing 25th in prelims and finals for the 200 IM with 2:05.28, earning his 1st Olympic Trial Cut of the meet.  He placed 7th in the 200 Back with his 2nd OT cut of the meet.  Corey finished his exceptional run placing 8th in his 400 IM and 17th in his 200 Back and 10th in the 200 Fly. Corey is now ranked nationally and internationally as follows:

200 Fly (2:00.73): 19th in the US and 147th in the World

400 IM (4:24.07): 28th in the US and 128th in the World

200 Back (2:04.10) 45th in the US and 195th in the World

 

 Megan Rankin:  In the 800 Free  placed 8th in finals with 8:49.08 and placed 28th in the 400 IM with a 5:00.29 (4:59.88 in prelims).  Great performace in scoring points for the team! 

In other events Megan’s times were:

400 Free (4:22.20), 200 free (2:08.72), and 200 Fly (2:21.93)

                    

Daniela Georges :  Led off the meet with a solid performance in the 200 Free (2:04.63).  She continued to excel in her 100 Back (1:05.02) and 100 Free (58.17) posting personal bests!  In time trials, Daniela broke the 200 Back team record with a 2:19.51 and went 4:23.82 in the 400 Free.   Awesome meet, Daniela!

 

Kaitlyn Albertoli : Still unattached at the time of the meet, Kaitlyn put up a 27.03 in the 50 Free which would have broken the team record for 15-16 Girls record.  She went on to lower the time in her time trial delivering a solid 26.90.  In her other swims, Kaitlyn posted solid times in the following events: 100 Fly: 1:04.56 and 100 Free: 58.89.  Great effort, Kaitlyn, and welcome!

                             

Way to go Aquazots!