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Pacific Swimming 2019 Short Course Far Western Championships

PLS Seahawks News
Apr 16, 2019

The Pleasanton Seahawks (PLS) finished 4thoverall in team standing after competing at the Pacific Swimming 2019 Far Western Championships April 4-7 held at the International Swim Center in Santa Clara.  About 1456 swimmers and 138 teams from 10 states competed in 130 events.  Santa Clara Swim Club hosted this championship meet featuring some of the fastest age-group swimmers in the country.

PLS swimmers earned 17 first place medals, 21 second place medals, and 11 third place medals. Calvin David set a new Far Western meet record on the 1650 Freestyle with a time of 15:33.24.  The old record time of 15:36.70 was previously set in 1997.  Tyler Lu won High Point Award, 17-18 Male.  

The Far Western Champions from PLS are Sydney Lu (1650 Free and 200 Fly), Ethan N. Wang (500/1000/1650 Free), Olivia Kim (1650 Free), Alex Ren (200 IM), Daniella Hawkins (1000/1650 Free), Miranda Heckman (500 Free and 400 IM), Paige Dacosta (400 IM), Calvin David (500/1000/1650 Free), and Tyler Lu (100/200 Free).

Adding to the medal count includes wins by Alexis Mesina (2ndPlace 50/200 Breaststroke and 3rdPlace 100 Breaststroke), Faith Carroll (3rdPlace 1000 Free), Sydney Lu (2ndPlace 100 Fly and 3rdPlace 400 IM), Olivia Kim (3rdPlace 1000 Free), Daniella Hawkins (2ndPlace 500 Free), Miranda Heckman (2ndPlace 200/1000 Free), Tim Wu (3rdPlace 200 Free), Ethan N. Wang (2ndPlace 200 Free and 2ndPlace 400 IM), Alex Ren (3rdPlace 500 Free), Andy Wang (2ndPlace 1000/1650 Free), Paige Dacosta (3rdPlace 1650 Free and 3rdPlace 100 Backstroke), Calvin David (2ndPlace 200 Free), Tyler Lu (2ndPlace 500 Free and 2ndPlace 100/200 Fly), and Nick Skinner (2ndPlace 1000 Free).

Top PLS relay teams are 10&U Boys for 2ndPlace 200 Free Relay (Tim Wu, Oryan Liu, Christopher Wang, and Lawrence Wong) and 2ndPlace 200 Medley Relay (Oryan Liu, Braden Yang, Christopher Wang, and Tim Wu); 13-14 Boys for 3rdPlace 800 Free Relay (Ethan N. Wang, Hayden Tupper, Devyn Caples, and Dominick Wonosaputra) and for 3rdPlace 400 Medley Relay (Hayden Tupper, Yassin Dwidar, Dominick Wonosaputra, and Ethan N. Wang); and 13-14 Girls for 3rdPlace 400 Free Relay (Faith Carroll, Cynthia Li, Breuklynn Harris, and Florence Lin).

Also contributing to team points with top 10 finishes are Salma Dwidar, Francesca Lin, Sahara Salemi, Olivia Lui, Janet Feng, Madison Wainwright, Lillyana Caples, Sydney Goldstein, Natalie Mak, Annie Wang, Emma Wang, Aria Harris, Francesca Hawkins, Hunter Bian, Ayan Goel, Connor Chen, Jeremy Ting, Mattias Blanco, Andy Eun, and Justin Tsai.

Other PLS swimmers in competition include Brooke Bennett, Emmy Loftus, Christina Tsai, Crystal Wang, Mackenzie Lee, Emily Tsai, Gwyneth Wong, Elisabeth Balicanta, Caroline Eckel, Kealan Tupper, Ziyue Yang, Andrew Zhou, Jai Channon, Joey Huang, Jason Jiang, Raymond Li, and Lleyton Plattel.

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