February 15, 2017
Seven swimmers from the Mendocino Coast Sea Dragons swim team qualified and competed in the Santa Rosa Neptune’s Invitational February 10-12. Preliminary heats were swum in the morning with the top eight swimmers qualifying for Finals in the evening. Each swimmer improved one or more personal best time and two achieved new Pacific Swimming Motivational Time Standards. The highly spirited girl’s medley relay was a highlight of Saturday’s events.
Elena Caranicolas competed in three events and improved her time in the 100-yard backstroke (1:29.12). Adriana Salazar improved her time in two of six events including the 50-yard backstroke (40.05) and 100-yard backstroke (1:24.43).
Alfonso Jimenez-Hernandez improved his time in all three events swum and qualified for finals in the 500-yard freestyle (6:32.93) and 200-yard freestyle (2:30.23).
Dylan Hutchinson improved her time in three of six events, qualified for finals in all six events and achieved a Far Western time standard in the 50-yard backstroke (30.19) and 200-yard freestyle (2:06.64).
Drew Davis improved her time in two of three events and achieved an A time standard in the 50-yard freestyle (27.84). Alexi Huerta improved her time in two of six events and qualified for finals in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:53.18). Frances Toscano competed in five events and improved her time in the 200-yard IM (2:37.84).
The Mendocino Coast Sea Dragons will be competing again in Napa, February 25-26. In addition, Sea Dragons at both Fort Bragg High School and Mendocino High School have started the high school swim season and will be competing weekly starting in March.