The Napa Valley Swim Team recently competed at the Pacific Swimming Zone 3 Championships and finished fourth out of 27 teams.
The Jan. 15-17 meet at Santa Rosa Junior College was a preliminary and finals meet, meaning the top eight finishers from the morning session qualified for the afternoon finals.
Megan Minor, 12, earned 50 points to lead NVST, which accumulated 494 points as a team. Mia Facey, 13, was the second top-point earner for the team, earning 41 points. Barrett McMichael, 8, earned 37 total points for the team. Overall, the team earned two new Pacific Reportable Times, one new Senior Section Time, two new Far Western Times, three new Junior Olympic Times, and seven new A times.
In the girls 8 & Under division, Milan Alas earned new A times in the 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke. Jamie Jory achieved 100-percent best times and swam to new A times in the 50 back and 100 individual medley. Jory finished eighth in the 50 back.
For the 8 & Under boys, Barrett McMichael swam to new Pacific Reportable times while winning the 25 back and placing second in the 25 butterfly, and finished second in the 25 free, 50 free and 100 IM. Keoni Cisco had all best times, notching new A times in the 25 free and 100 IM, and placing fourth in the 50 back, seventh in the 25 fly and eighth in the 25 back.
In the girls 9-10 age division, Emily Dusky achieved her first Junior Olympic time in the 50 breaststroke while placing second, and turned in a best time in the 100 fly. Erin Dunn achieved best times in the 100 back and 50 fly.
For the 9-10 boys, William Fallini-Haas achieved new Junior Olympic times in the 50 backstroke, taking third, and the 100 back, placing fifth, and also swam the 200 IM (sixth) and 50 breaststroke (seventh). Patrick Smorra achieved a new A time in the 100 IM and best times in the 100 free and 50 free. Nicholas Cisco achieved a best time in the 50 free, placing third, and best times in the 50 back, 200 IM and 50 fly.
In the girls 11-12 age group, Megan Minor qualified for the finals session in every event she entered and she achieved new best times while winning the 50 fly and 100 fly, also won the 400 IM and 500 free, and finished second in the 50 back and 100 back. Grace Murphy achieved best times in all six events she entered and took second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 50 breaststroke. Nathalie Brewster achieved best times in the 500 free, finishing fifth, and the 50 free, and took sixth in the 100 free. Megan Jory achieved best times in the 100 IM, 100 free and 50 back. Isabella Corley had best times in the 100 IM and 200 IM. Maddie Perna swam to a best time in the 100 free. Minor, Murphy, Jory and Brewster teamed to finish third in the 200 medley relay with a new Far Western time. Minor, Jory, Perna and Brewster finished third in the 400 free relay.
For the 11-12 boys, Quinn McMichael achieved best times in the 50 back, 100 fly (fourth place), 100 IM and 50 fly. Cayd Roberts achieved best times in the 100 IM, 200 IM and 100 breaststroke (eighth place).
In the girls 13-14 age division, Mia Facey qualified for the finals session in all events she entered and achieved best times in the 100 fly (first place), 200 fly (second) and 200 IM (second), and also placed well in the 100 free (third), 50 free (third) and 200 breaststroke (fifth). Alex Swanson achieved a new Senior Section Time in the 100 breaststroke (second place) and also placed high in the 200 free (first), 100 free (second) and 200 back (third) and 200 breaststroke (third). Rose Ballantine placed fourth in the 400 IM. Emily Stephens competed in the 100 fly, 100 breaststroke and 50 free. Shania Stagner competed in five events. Joanna Fallini-Haas was fifth in the 200 fly. The team of Madi Anderson, Swanson, Facey and Stephens took third in the 200 medley relay with a new Far Western time. Facey, Stephens, Ballantine and Swanson were second in the 400 free relay and third in the 400 medley relay.
For the 13-14 boys, Bradley John Erickson swam the 100 free in 59.78 seconds — the first time he had broken 1:00.00 — and also achieved best times in the 50 free and 200 breaststroke (seventh place). Louis Ayers turned in best times in the 100 fly, 100 free and 200 fly (eighth place).
In the girls 15-16 age division, Megan Morris swam the 50 free (fourth), 100 breaststroke (seventh) and 100 fly (seventh). Ximena Mendieta was seventh in the 200 free. Elise Roberts placed well in the 100 breaststroke (first), 200 breaststroke (second) and 100 fly (third). Haley Murphy took fifth in the 200 breaststroke.
For the 15-16 boys, Sam Starr swam the 50 free (fifth), 200 free (fifth), 500 free (third), 100 back (third) and 200 back (third). Hayden Corley was eighth in the 200 back. Nicholas Meyer took third in the 100 breaststroke. Omar Saldivar was fifth in the 200 fly.
The girls 17 & Over division saw Brittany Sicard place well in the 200 breaststroke (first), 100 breaststroke (second), 200 free (third), 100 free (fifth), 100 back (fifth) and 50 free (sixth). Corinne Schafle swam to a sixth in the 100 free.
In the boys 17 & Over division, Chase Taylor finished fifth in the 200 free.
The girls 15-18 age division saw the team of Megan Morris, Corinne Schafle, Elise Roberts and Haley Murphy finish third in the 400 free relay and fourth in the 200 free relay. The team of Morris, Sicard, Roberts and Schafle placed third in the 200 medley relay and fifth in the 400 medley relay.
In the boys 15-18 age group, the team of Chase Taylor, Hayden Corley, Nicholas Meyer and Sam Starr finished fourth in the 400 free relay. The team of Starr, Taylor, Seth Anderson and Meyer swam took sixth in the 200 free relay, and Starr, Corley, Anderson and Meyer were sixth in the 200 medley relay. Starr, Meyer, Taylor and Cody Dusky placed fourth in the 400 medley relay.