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Swimmers Excel At Junior Olympic Meet

Seven swimmers from the Napa Valley Swim Team recently competed at the Pacific Swimming 14-and-under Junior Olympic Championships in Pleasanton. 

Over 1,300 swimmers from 94 teams attended the three-day meet. In order to qualify to swim in this meet, swimmers had to achieve Junior Olympic times. 

During the competition, swimmers competed in a preliminary session in the morning.

If they finished among the top 16, they qualified for the championship finals in the afternoon.

Cayd Roberts, 10, competed in four events and achieved two best times.

Roberts achieved a new Far Western time in the 50-yard breaststroke, finishing fifth in the consolation finals and 13th overall. Roberts also achieved a best time in the 200 individual medley, dropping over five seconds.

William Fallini-Haas, 10, competed in his first Junior Olympics, swimming the 200 IM.

Grace Murphy, 11, achieved two best times, swimming to a time of 35.84 in the 50 breaststroke and dropping over two seconds to a time of 1:19.34 in the 100 breaststroke.

Megan Minor, 12, qualified for and swam eight events over the three-day meet. For each of those eight events, Minor qualified for the championship afternoon finals. Minor swam a 28.98 in the 50 butterfly, achieving a best time and going under 29.00 for the first time. She placed sixth in the consolation finals and was 14th overall in this event. Minor also swam a 4:59.01 in the 400 IM, achieving a best time and going under 5:00.00 for the first time. Minor placed first in the consolation finals and was sixth overall in this event.

Minor also finished first in the consolation finals and was ninth overall in the 200 freestyle; was fifth in the consolation finals and was 13th overall in the 50 backstroke; was eighth overall in the 100 backstroke; was eighth overall in the 200 backstroke; was seventh in the consolation finals and was 15th overall in the 100 butterfly; and was fourth in the consolation finals and 11th overall in the 200 IM.

Olivia Ha-Hoang, 12, competed in five events and achieved two best times. Ha-Hoang achieved a best time in the 50 backstroke and the 100 backstroke, where she also achieved a new Far Western Time.

Nathalie Brewster, 12, competed in four events and achieved two best times.

Brewster achieved a best time in the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke.

Mia Facey, 13, competed in seven events over the three-day meet and qualified for the finals in five of those events. Facey swam a 25.89 in the 50 freestyle, achieving a best time and going under 26.00 for the first time.

Facey placed fifth in the consolation finals and was 12th overall in this event. Facey also swam a 56.18 in the 100 freestyle, finishing fifth in the consolation finals and 13th overall; clocked 1:12.95 in the 100 breaststroke, achieving a best time and finishing seventh in the consolation finals and was 14th overall; clocked 1:01.81 in the 100 butterfly, achieving a best time and finishing sixth in the consolation finals and was 12th overall; and she swam a 2:18.50 in the 200 butterfly, achieving a best time and finishing seventh overall in the finals.

http://napavalleyregister.com/sports/article_3bb5ce28-074d-11e0-a496-001cc4c03286.html

 
    
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