June 26, 2017
The Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey competed in the Howard Jones Age Group A/B Invitational at Mt Hood Community College June 16-18. Highlights included the 11-12 Girls relay team of Thea Smith, Michelle Graves, Skyla Hollowell and Nora Sandoval achieving State A qualifying times in both the 400m Freestyle and 400m Medley Relays. Michelle and Skyla, both 11 yrs old, qualified for the State Swimming Championships in every event they entered at the Howard Jones meet.
Nora Sandoval and Willow Hollowell both achieved an additional State qualifying time in the 200m freestyle this weekend, while Delaney Hackett swam to three State A qualifying times. Gavin Hackett also competed and swam to three personal best times.
The following weekend, the Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey competed at the Howard Jones Senior A/B Invitational at Mt Hood Community College June 23-25. Highlights included 6 personal best times and a 28 second drop in the 400m Individual Medley by Celilo Brun; a new long course state A qualifying time for Allie Burke in the 1500m freestyle with a personal best time by 30 seconds of 20:04.52; Four state A qualifying times for Phillip Hecksel and 3 personal bests; and the girls 400m Freestyle relay of Erin Nelson, Celilo Brun, Allie Burke and Dhani Freeland achieved a state A qualifying time as well.
The Oregon Swimming 11 and Over State Championships will be held at Mt Hood Community College July 27-30th. The Oregon Swimming 10 & Under State Championships will be held at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center July 15-16. For more information on the swim team please go to www.hrvst.org