April 22, 2016
The Mendocino Coast Sea Dragons swam at the Piranha Progressive #2 and IMX/IMR meet in Rohnert Park, April 16-17. Each swimmer swam one or more personal best time, several swimmers achieved new Pacific Swimming Motivational Time Standards, all placed well and most importantly all had fun! Highlights include:
Girls 8 and Under:
Rhiannon McColley improved her time in two of four events, achieved a B time standard in the 100-yard freestyle (1:41.50) and took 1st place in her first time swim in the 200-yard freestyle (3:55.60). Savanna Oglesby improved her time in the 25-yard freestyle (23.89) and took 2nd place (B) in the 50-yard backstroke (58.27). Cate Wilson, competing in her first meet, achieved three B time standards and a 2nd place finish (C) in both the 50-yard backstroke (55.94) and 25-yard backstroke (25.92).
Elena Caranicolas improved her time in all four events swum, achieved a B time standard in the 100-yard backstroke and took 1st place (B) in the 200-yard freestyle (3:07.16).
Westin Benfield improved his time in all four events swum including a 3rd place finish (C) in the 50-yard freestyle (39.05) and 4th place (C) in the 25-yard freestyle (18.16). Wylie Benfield improved his time in the 25-yard backstroke (20.27) for a 2nd place finish and took 6th place (B) in the 50-yard backstroke (45.86). Nikolas Drake improved his time in two of four events including a 4th place finish (C) in the 50-yard backstroke (49.34) and a 5th place finish in the 25-yard backstroke (23.44). Liam McKevitt competed in four events including the 100-yard freestyle (2:02.72) and a best time swim in the 25-yard freestyle (22.90). Jack Wilson, competing in his first meet, swam four events and took 7th place (C) in both the 50-yard backstroke (1:00.30) and 25-yard backstroke (24.71).
Drew Davis competed in three events and achieved a BB time standard in the 200-yard breaststroke (3:04.30) for 2nd place (C) and a B time standard in the 100-yard butterfly (1:25.19).
Girls 13 and Over:
Haley Hutchinson took 1st place (A) in three of four events swum and achieved an A time standard in the 500-yard freestyle (5:44.15).
Boys 13 and Over:
Hudson Davis improved his time in three of four events swum including a 1st place finish (B) in the 200-yard IM (2:33.22) and achieved a B time standard in the 500-yard freestyle (6:27.09).