May 11, 2016
The Hood River Valley Swim Team hosted their home Secure Storage Spring Sprinter Swim Meet on Saturday May 7th. 55 Osprey swimmers competed with 200 swimmers from around the state at our home meet. Oregon City Swim Team won the meet with 1135 points, and their girls 200 yd Freestyle relay set an Oregon Swimming Record for their age group. The HRVST was 2nd with 504 points, just ahead of the third place Tornados from Vancouver, WA. All told 10 teams competed at the Spring Sprinter. Secure Storage provided special heat winners of goggles, caps, granola bars, bungee straps for goggles to help make the event extra fun for all participants.
First time competitors for the HRVST included: Isa Arndt, Magnolia Clermont,Lilah Day, Ronan Day, Jessica Galvez, Hazel Haspela, Izabel McCormack, Namfon Paphanchith, Nampheung Paphanchith, Remmie Russo, Trudy Sanders, and Lani Uffelman.
Highlights for the Osprey included swimmers who scored in the top 16 places: Allie Burke (15 yrs) 3rd pl 1650 free 20:33.62, Claire Couvreux (6 yrs) 10th pl 25 yd butterfly 35.84, Jesse Elliott (12 yrs) 4th pl 100 yd Individual Medley 1:16.98, Dhani Freeland (17 yrs) 2nd pl 1650 yd freestyle 19:22.00, Max Graves (7 yrs) 1st place 25 yd breaststroke, Michelle Graves (10 yrs) 3rd pl 500 yd freestyle 7:42.50, Sophia Helleberg (7 yrs) 4th pl 25 yd breaststroke 27.27, Sophia Kaden (12 yrs) 7th pl 50 yd backstroke 38.36, Campbell Keller (12 yrs) 5th pl 100 yd Individual Medley 1:17.35, Samuel Knoll (7 yrs) 13th pl 25 yd freestyle 21.83, Faith Ocheskey (14 yrs) 12th pl 100 yd backstroke 1:08.01, Leah Sandoval (8 yrs) 16th pl 25 yd breaststroke 31.40, Nora Sandoval (11 yrs) 6th pl 1650 freestyle 25:27.05, Jade Smith (14 yrs) 12th pl 500 yd freestyle 6:19.67, Thea Smith (11 yrs) 13th pl 100 yd Individual Medley 1:23.07, Maggie Tappert (8 yrs) 9th pl 25 yd backstroke 24.62, Sky Viavoda-Kerr (8 yrs) 12th pl 25 yd backstroke 25.40, and Annabel Webster (7 yrs) 12th pl 25 yd butterfly 36.91.
Other swimmers showing great improvement included: Elijah And Izaiah Adams, Maya Arndt, Adam Burke, Willow Cohen, Ivy Collins, Amy Elliott, Kylin Elliott, Lucas Elliott, Jessica Galvez, Colin Gerald, Miyuki Gerald, Mallory Keller, Alea McCarty, Abby McCormack, Rowan McKEnna, Seth Millan, Xavier Petersen, Maria Sandoval, James and Oliver Schofield, Catie Shuster, Anna Southall, Wyatt Stelma, Lillie Tomlinson, and Sarah Wang.
Next up for the HRVST Osprey is the Madras Spring Fling on Saturday May 21 in Madras, Oregon. There currently is room for new swimmers to swim with us this summer. Check out our website at www.hrvst.org and click on the contact us button for more information.