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Report from the

Southern California Senior Winter Invitational

Swimmers from the Senior group just spent 4 days at the Southern California Senior Winter Invitational. We had 6 swimmers there the whole meet with 4 additional swimmers who came up just for the weekend.

 It was a big meet with many of the best swimmers from the west coast. Most events had 80 – 100 swimmers, with some (like the womens 100 free) having 150 swimmers.

 Friday: swimmers competing were Frances Anderson, Haley Ferrer, Jasmine Fryrear, Michaela McLean, Ahiram Rodriguez, and Will Yeung. We had 11 individual swims on Friday and 9 best times. Many were big drops. Here are the big ones. . .

 Michaela McLean: 100 Fly -1.7 seconds (58.1); 100 back – 2.3 (59.3);

Ahiram Rodriguez: 500 Free – 6.5 seconds (4:50.3)

Jasmine Fryrear: 100 back  - 2.4 seconds(1:01.76)

Haley Ferrer: 100 back -1.9 seconds (1:00.68)

Will Yeung: 500 Free – 5.3 seconds (4:47.26)

Our only individual finals swim on Friday was Michaela who was just .04 seconds slower in the 100 back at night, placing 13th.

  Saturday: On Saturday we were joined by Clay Cristy (just transferred to the team last week), Justin DiFederico, Jessica Heim, and Brandon Lowe. Saturday was a good day too. . .  we had 19 swims and 13 best times. We also had 12 individual swims qualify for a second swim. It was a very long day with prelims ending at 2:30 and finals starting at 5:00 the kids didn’t get much time to eat and rest before we had to be back at finals warmup. It became an especially long day for the 4 who woke up at 5:00 am to drive up that day. To give you an example Brandon ’s day went from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm and he competed 8 times (3 individual events – twice each (prelims and finals) + 2 relays). Well the long day showed and we had a little bit of a rough time at finals, but still turned in 2 best times at night, and a few sharp relay splits.

 Here are the drops on Saturday:

Frances Anderson: 200 fly – 3.5 seconds (2:13.79)

Ahiram Rodriguez: 200 fly – 3.5 seconds (1:55.19) – 11th place

Brandon Lowe: 100 Breast - .18 (58.61) – 4th place; 50 free - .06 (21.84) 15th place

Jasmine Fryrear: 400 IM – 2.4 (444.88)

Justin DiFederico: 400 IM – 2.1 (4:03.51) – 6th.

Haley Ferrer: 50 free - .07 (24.36) – 17th

Will yeung: 400 IM -1.0 (4:18.4)

Frances Anderson: 50 free -.92 (26.15)

Michaela McLean: 50 free - .1 (25.65)

Jessica Heim: 50 free -.2 (25.34)

Clay Cristy: 50 Free -.4 (22.00)

Also finishing in top 24. . . . Justin 200 fly 6th; William yeung 100 Br – 24th; Jessica Heim 200 Free 8th; Brandon 200 free 7th; Will 400 IM 23rd.  Our mens 200 medley relay broke a team record in 1:39.26.

Sunday: There were fewer swims on Sunday, but we continued to swim great.  We had a total of 17 events, and a little lower best time percentage with 9 best times. . . .

Michaela McLean: 100 Free -.21 (54.45), 200 Back – 3.7 (2:10.08)

Ahiram Rodriguez: 100 Free - .28 (50.00)

Jasmine Fryrear: 200 Back – 2.5 (212.34)

Clay Christy: 200 Back -?? (207.06)

Justin DiFederico: 200 Back -.26 (1:51.32) **San Diego Age Group Record; 200 Breast -2.5 (2:13.84)

Jessica Heim: 1650 Free – 42.5 (16:40.49)

Brandon Lowe: 1650 Free – 29.01 (16:02.14)

  The highlight of the meet was the final night. . . .Jessica Heim started it out in the mile where she dropped 42 seconds off of her previous time to win the event in an NRT (natonal reportable time), her swim not only puts her currently in the to 20 in the nation (16 year old girls) in the event, but her 1000 split time of 10:03 is currently ranked in the top 10 in the nation (16 year old girls). Then Brandon came along and dropped 29 seconds off his best mile and won the mens mile in 16:02 (a new team record).  Justin had a great 200 back splitting 55.6 / 55.7 for a second place finish breaking the SD age group record in that event.

Overall best times. . . .31bests in 47 events or 66%.  which is really great!. Super job guys!

Team Records set:

Girls

50 Free  Haley Ferrer  24.36

1000 Free Jessica Heim 10:03.49

1650 Free Jessica Heim 16:40.49

Boys

50 Free Brandon Lowe 21.8 4

1650 Free Brandon Lowe 16:02. 14

100 Breast Brandon Lowe 58.61

200 Back Justin Difederico 1:51. 32

400 IM Justin Difederico 4:03.51

15-18 boys 200 Medley Relay: Difederico, Lowe, Rodriguez, Yeung 1:39.26

 

 

See full meet results here: http://www.socalswim.org/Results/ResultsDetail.asp?iResultsId=3542&iCategoryIdNav=19&sReturnUrl=%2FDefault.asp