December 11, 2016
The Aquazot girl's team just completed the Junior Nationals West meet in College Station, Texas, finishing in 2nd place.
1. Fort Collins Area Swim Team 338 pts.
2. tie Aquazot Swim Club 228 pts.
2. tie Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics 228 pts.
4. Waves Bloomington 205 pts.
5. Austin Swim Club 204 pts.
The girls who competed for Aquazot are: Katie Glavinovich, Kate Krolikowski, Riley Lexvold, Jimena Martinez, Molly McCance, Eva Merrell, Sydney Okubo, and Samantha Pearson.
The Aquazot girls also claimed two Junior National Titles at the meet. On the first day of the competition, the Aquazot girls 800 freestyle relay team of Eva Merrell(1:45.89), Samantha Pearson(1:49.44), Katie Glavinovich(1:48.85), and Kate Krolikowski(1:47.94) combined for a winning time of 7:12.12. This time also broke the 35 year-old 15-18 girls SCS record held by the Mission Viejo Nadadores of 7:12.62.
On the last day of the meet, Eva Merrell won the 100 freestyle event, with a new personal best time of 48.51. This time is also a a new 15-16 girls SCS record, erasing Olympian Abby Weitzeil's three year-old record of 48.83.
Other top-8 finishes for Aquazot swimmers at the meet include:
50 Freestyle: Eva Merrell: 2nd place 22.26
400 Medley Relay: Aquazot A Team(Lexvold, Glavinovich, Merrell, Krolikowski): 7th place 3:41.41
400 IM: Katie Glavinovich: 5th place 4:14.91
400 IM: Kate Krolikowski: 7th place 4:16.40
100 Fly: Eva Merrell: 2nd place 51.93
100 Back: Eva Merrell: 6th 53.44
400 Free Relay: Aquazot A Team(Merrell, Glavinovich, Pearson, Krolikowski): 2nd place 3:20.43
Congratulations to all the Aquazot Swimmers on a great meet!