March 18, 2013
The records keep falling. This past weekend @ The Eastern Southern Sectional Age- Group Championships, The Hurricanes notch another 6 New Team Records. Leading The Canes with two records each were Olivia Hadaway (12) and Piero Orderique (11). Olivia set new team records in the 1000yd & 1650yd freestyle’s, with times of 12:10.94 and 20:22.36 respectively . Piero continued his assault on the 11-12 boys records, dropping 9.5 seconds off the team record in the 400 IM with a time of 5:00.45. He also continues to hold a top 10 USA Swimming time in the 200yd Butterfly with a team record 2:16.11.
Setting one new record each were Josie Hadaway (14) and Shannon Eshman (12). Josie swimming her first mile ever (1650yd free) knocks off 6 seconds from Rio Watson’s, 5 year old record with a time of 19:01.21. Shannon had probably the best race of the weekend, with a perfect split 200 yard breaststroke. She dropped a total of 6 seconds from her best time, and more than 3 seconds off the old record set by Katie Price 9 years ago. Shannon’s time of 2:37.86 has already qualified her for next year’s Sectionals when she turns 13.
The Hurricanes took 7 rookies to the sectionals, which is the best 14year old and under swimmers from 9 states, and came away with many top 30 performances. Piero had a total of 5 top 30 swims. 5th– 200 Fly, 19th100 Fly, 23rd– 400 IM, 24th– 500 Free, and 28th– 200 Free. Shannon Eshman had 3 top 30 swims – 7th– 200 Breast, 24th– 50 Breast, 30th– 100 Breast. Olivia Hadaway 29th– 1000 Free. Jacob Abeyta 30th– 1650 Free. And last but not least 10 year old Madigan Starr, has to be the comeback swimmer of the month. After being ill for The Georgia State Championships just two weeks ago, she rebounds in her first ever Sectionals with 3 Life Time Best swims, including a top 30 finish in the 200 free dropping more than 6 seconds from her previous best (2:21.26) She also time trialed the mile (1650 free) her first ever setting a team record with a time of 23.41.55.
In total 75 New team Records have been set over the last 18 months.