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Local swimmers show well at Jr. Olympics

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AQUASOL swimmers from left: Andrew Coen, Mac Guinn, Kaela Marcus, Jason Williams and Grady Lynch. Photo courtesy of Sheree Marcus

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From page A12 | October 12, 2012 | Leave Comment

Two dozen members of the Aquasol Swim team participated in Sierra Nevada Long Course Junior Olympics at the Summer Sanders Pool in Roseville recently.

Kaela Marcus, 15, swam to 12 personal best times and qualified for International Grand Prix competition in so doing. Marcus won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke races by huge margins, clocking 1:16.45 and 2:45.22, respectively. She also placed in the top eight in the 400 IM, she was third with a 5:25.45, 200 IM in second place at 2:32.27 and 100 back, fourth at 1:14.16.

Jonah Harm, 11, also had a good meet with a second place finish in the 100 free in 1:04.86, third in the 50 and 100 fly in 32.34 and 1:13.53, respectively, and fourth in the 50 breast 38.74 and 50 free at 29.94.

Rose Christeson, 15, garnered a spot on Sierra Nevada’s Western Zone all-star team that traveled to Grand Junction, Colo. She placed fourth in the 400 free at 4:48.57, 100 free in 1:02.97. In the 50 free, she was eighth at 29.79 and 100 breast, 1:24.47.

Jason Williams, 15, swam three new best times and earned a new USA Sectional cut in the 50 free taking second in 26.05, making him eligible for the Olympic Training Center trip next spring. Jason also placed fourth in the 100 free, 57.76, and seventh in the 100 fly, 1:02.70.

Grady Lynch, 17, swam a new best time in the 200 free for sixth place, 2:07.86. He also swam to a fifth place finish in the 50 free, 25.75. Mac Guinn, 17, swam to a fourth place finish in the 200 back, 2:24.16. Andrew Coen, 17, had personal bests 25.25 in the 50 free for fourth place and the 100 fly, 1:04.86. Matt Coen, 15, had five lifetime bests at the meet, with a 59.37 time in the 100 free and 100 fly, 1:07.78.

Marissa Garcia, 15, placed fourth in the 200 back, 2:35.01. Hannah Covington, 15, swam in her first Junior Olympic Final in the 200 breaststroke in 3:04.21 for eighth place along with six other lifetime best swims at the meet. Marcella Jacquemann, 16, had three new lifetime bests along with a time in the 50 free, 31.68

Allison Marcus, 12, swam to five new lifetime best, including a new time in the 200 breast, 3:12.21. Naomi Higgins, 10, had six new lifetime bests. Julia Somera, 12, had seven new best times including a time in the 200 free in 2:37.31. Madeline Schreck, 12 also had three new best times.

Ella Harm, 9, swam to six new best times. Molly Covington, 13, had six new best times including a new time in the 200 free, 2:24.13. Anna Christeson, 13,  recorded seven new best times with a new personal best in the 50 free, 31.07, and the 200 free, 2:27.07.

Haley Owens, 16, had two new best times with a sixth place finish in the 200 IM, 2:34.03. Corbin Casper, 13, swam to a new time in the 50 free in 30.15. Marcos Warda, 15, swam a best time in the 50 free, 28.70.

The relay team of Guinn, Andrew Coen, Williams and Lynch won both the 200 and 400 free relays.  Christeson, Kyle Covington, Marcus and Garcia teamed up for second place in their freestyle and medley relays.

Eve Harm, 5, Jayla Somera, 7, Calista Schreck, 8, Elizabeth Crevier, 9, Caroline Crevier, 10 and Jaclyn Crevier, 8 made a special trip to the meet to help their team by filling in on relays.

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