11 and Over State Meet Report
August 3, 2016
The Hood River Valley Swim Team tore up the pool at the 11 and Over state swimming championships held at Mt Hood Community College this past weekend. With 80% personal best times achieved, the team has much to be proud of.
Dhani Freeland, who will be attending the University of Idaho this fall and swimming for the Vandals, achieved Futures qualifying times in 3 events - and set new HRVST team records in those three events as well.
Dhani broke the 15-18 and Senior Girls 100m butterfly team record with a 1:04.87. The previous team record was set by Kim Simpson of 1:07.03 in 1994. (one of the oldest records still on the books for the HRVST). She broken the 15-18 and Senior Girls 100m freestyle team record with a 59.53. The previous record was set by Bethany Pendelton in 1998 with a 59.58. And Dhani lowered her own 200 Individual Medley record with a 2:25.00. Dhani also won State in these three events, setting her apart from the competition as she won the 15 and Over girls high point award for the meet. Dhani also finished 3rd in the 200 breaststroke (2:50.45), 4th in the 100m breaststroke (1:19.31) and 4th in the 200m freestyle (2:13.30).
Danielle Miller, swam to a 5th place finish in the 100m backstroke (1:10.56), and 12th place finishes in both the 400m Individual Medley (5:38.53) and 200m backstroke (2:34.75).
Erin Nelson swam in finals in the 200m freestyle and finished 15th with a 2:20.03, swam to a 23rd place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:38.56) and finished 20th in the 400m freestyle (5:38.53).
Faith Ocheskey led off the 200m freestyle relay with a personal best time of 29.54 in the 50m freestyle.
Nora Sandoval finished 15th in the 400m freestyle (5:35.52) and Thea Smtih was 13th with a 5:34.79 in the 400m freestyle in the 11 yr old age group.
Nadia Smith moved up from 17th to 9th place in the 200 butterfly with a 7 second drop in finals (2:40.82) and also finished 28th in the 100m butterfly.
Kylie Webb finished 6th in the 400m Individual Medley (5:26.86) and 14th in the 100m butterfly (1:11.02).
The HRVST also had 4 relays that competed at State to help the girls team achieve 10th place in Oregon this past weekend. The 200 free relay (Faith, Dhani, Kylie & Erin), 200 medley (Danielle, Dhani, Kylie and Erin) and 400 freestyle relays (Erin, Kylie, Nadia and Dhani) all placed 7th. And the 400 medley relay of Danielle, Dhani, Kylie and Erin placed 4th.