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2019 Winter Junior Olympics Championships

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The Winter 2019 Junior Olympics Championships was held in San Jose, California December 6th-8th, 2019.  As many as 940 swimmers from 70 top clubs in Pacific Swimming competed in this age-group championship meet.  The Pleasanton Seahawks (PLS) captured three top awards: 2nd Place Team Award, High Point Award 11 Year Old Female to Natalie Mak, and High Point Award 12 Year Old Female to Alexis Mesina.


After 3-days of competition, many PLS swimmers raced to personal best times, team records, and most importantly, lots of team fun.  Their enthusiasm and amazing effort amassed 29 - 1st Place medals, 29 - 2nd Place medals, and 16 – 3rd Place medals.   The 19 PLS top medalists were:  Francesca Lin (2nd Place 200y Free), Eilidh Salgarino (two 1st Place – 50y Free and 50y Fly), Brooke Bennett (four 1st Place – 500y/1650y Free and 100y/200y Breaststroke; two 2nd Place – 100y Back and 400y IM; and 3rd Place 200y Free), Emmy Loftus (2nd Place 1650y Free), Natalie Mak (seven 1st Place – 50y/100y/200y Back, 50y/100y Fly, and 200y/400y IM), Alexis Mesina (four 1st Place – 50y/100y/200y Breaststroke and 100y IM; two 2nd Place – 200y/400y IM; and 3rdPlace 100y back), Aria Harris (3rd Place 50y Free), Kaitlin Lee (1st Place 400y IM and 2nd Place 200y IM), Meghan Ly (two 1stplace – 100y/200y Breaststroke), Christopher Wang (two 3rd Place – 500y Free and 200y IM), Iian Burnes (2nd Place 1650y Free), Jared Burnes (1st Place 1650y Free), Oryan Liu (2nd Place 200y Breaststroke; and four 3rd Place – 50y/100y Breaststroke and 100y/400y IM), Tyler Liu (three 2nd Place – 1650y Free and 200y/400y IM), Dereck Nguy (1st Place 50y Fly; and three 2nd Place – 50y/100y Free and 100y Fly), Ethan Wang (1st Place 200y Breaststroke, four 2nd Place – 50y/100y Breaststroke, 200y Fly, and 400y IM; and 3rd Place 200y IM), Tim Wu (two 2nd Place – 500y Free and 200y IM; and 3rd Place 200y Free), Devyn Caples (two 1st Place – 500y Free and 200y Breaststroke; 2nd Place 200y IM; and 3rd Place 200y Free), and Hayden Tupper (two 1st Place – 100y/200y Back; 2nd Place 100y Free; and 3rd Place 200y Free).


Other captivating races by 23 PLS finalists earning another 64 medals (4th Place – 10th Place) and contributing to team points were: Sydney Goldstein (5), Hunter Bian (5), Blake Kann (5), Maria Zhang (4), Phil Lin (4), Connor Kann (4), Cynthia Li (3), Florence Lin (3), Ryan Wang (3), Raghav Vats (3), Richard Bai (3), Yassin Dwidar (3), Lillyana Caples (2), Emma Wang (2), Chloe Xu (2), Dylan Tambuwun (2), Kealan Tupper (2), Lawrence Wong (2), Travis Kim (2), Samuel Wang (2), Kohl Tang (1), Tysen Liu (1), and Braden Yang (1).

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