May 14, 2017
The Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey have started off their summer season with a BANG!
May 6-7th – 8 senior swimmers competed at the Bend Swim Club A/B LC Invite at the Juniper Aquatic Center in Bend, Oregon. Thea Smith, and Skyla Hollowell each swam 6 events and had 6 personal best times to lead off our team. Thea (12 yrs) had a big 8 second drop in the 200m Individual Medley (3:14.35) for a 7th place finish. Her other top 10 finish was 7th in the 200m freestyle with a 2:44.43. Skyla (11 yrs) placed in the top 10 in all 6 of her events – 3rd place 200m Individual Medley (2:59.80), 3rd place 200m backstroke (3:02.53), 7th place 50 butterfly (37.94), 4th place 200m freestyle (2:40.62), 3rd place 100m butterfly (1:27.28) and 5th place in the 100m breaststroke (1:36.61).
Phillip Hecksel (18 yrs) swam to 5 personal best times and 6 finishes in the top 10. He was 8th in the 200m Individual Medley (2:28.28), 8th in the 200m freestyle (2:12.40), 7th in the 200m backstroke (2:31.74), 10th in the 200m butterfly (2:29.75), 9th in the 100m backstroke (1:10.92) and he finished top of the podium in the 50m freestyle with a winning time of 26.86.
Willow Hollowell (10 yrs) had 5 personal best times and 5 top 10 finishes. She was 7th in the 200m Individual Medley (3:34.66), 3rd in the 50m breaststroke (51.99), 3rd in the 100m backstroke (1:32.97), 5th in the 200m freestyle (3:07.18) and 3rd in the 50m freestyle (35.62). Allie Burke (16 yrs) swam to 5 personal best times and a 6th place in the 400m freestyle with a time of 5:05.37.
Nora Sandoval (12 yrs) had four personal best times and was 8th in the 100m freestyle (1:15.10), 5th in the 200m freestyle with a time of 2:44.05, and was 2nd in the 400m freestyle (5:45.61). Nadia Smith swam to a 9th place finish in the 400m Individual Medley with a time of 5:56.36. And rounding out our team swimmers in Bend was Sophia Kaden who had four personal best finishes including 4 second drops in both the 100m breaststroke (1:43.13) and 100m freestyle (1:22.41).
Great Job Osprey!