DART Superleague Championships 2022
- Feb. 5 – Feb. 7, 2022
- Charles Brooks Aquatic Center, Woodland, CA
- SCY (Short Course Yards)
- Results on MeetMobile “DART Superleague Champs 2022”
11-year old Mikayla Tan of DART Swimming swam several best and nationally ranked times at the 2022 DART Superleague Championships. She dropped over two seconds in her 200 breaststroke prelims swim, finishing in 2:15.95. This is the second fastest time ever in the 11-12 age group, coming in just behind Olympian Alex Walsh’s NAG record time of 2:15.64. Her time is the fastest by an 11-year old by almost six seconds since at least 2010, according to the SWIMS database.
She started the meet with a best time of 58.22 in the 100 fly, improving from her previous best by well over a second. Tan’s fly time is ranked fourth in the 11-12 age group this season, and is the fastest by an 11-year old. Her time is also the 11th fastest by an 11-year old since at least 2010.
Tan also swam a best time of 1:57.59 in the 200 free, an improvement of almost two seconds from her previous best. Her time ranks her 10th in the 11-12 age group this season, and second among 11-year olds.
Kelsey Zhang from Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics also swam several top ranked times. The 14-year old dropped over half a second in the 100 fly, finishing in 54.25. The time is the sixth fastest in the 13-14 age group this season.
She also moved into 11th place this season in the 200 IM in her age group, swimming a best time of 2:03.27, a drop of over a second from her previous best.
Zhang produced another top 10 time in the 500 free with a personal best of 4:52.70, dropping a little over two seconds from her previous best. Zhang’s time ranks eight this season in the 13-14 age group.
13-year old Tim Wu from the Pleasanton Seahawks produced several top ranked swims. He swam a 51.84 in the finals of the 100 fly, dropping almost a second from his entry time of 52.59. The time ranks Wu 23rd in the 13-14 age group this season, according to the SWIMS database. Wu is also the third fastest in the event this season among 13-year olds.
Wu also broke 49 seconds for the first time in the 100 free, swimming a time of 48.81 in the finals heat. His time is the 10th fastest for a 13-year old this season.
He also dropped close to a second in his 200 IM, finishing in 1:57.29, improving on his old personal best of 1:58.13. That time moves Wu into the Top 50 this season in the 13-14 age group, and third this season for 13-year olds.
Pleasanton teammate and fellow 13-year old Oryan Liu also swam several fast times. Liu swam a personal best of 2:08.78 in the prelims of the 200 breaststroke. Liu’s time is the fastest by a 13-year old this season, and the 16th fastest in the 13-14 age group overall.
Liu also dropped over half-a-second in the 100 breast, swimming a time of 1:00.24, improving from his previous best of 1:00.84. His time in the 100 breast is the sixth fastest by a 13-year old this season.
Another Pleasanton swimmer, 15-year old Devyn Caples (class of 2024), started the meet with a best time of 3:54.05 in the finals of the 400 IM, dropping six-tenths from his previous best. The time puts Caples at 15th this season in the 15-16 age group, and fifth among 15-year olds.
In the 1000 free, Caples swam a best time of 9:21.84. This time puts Caples at 16th in the 15-16 age group this season, and sixth among 15-year olds.
Other Notable Swims
- 17-year old Audrey Portello swam a best time in the 400 IM, dropping over two seconds to finish in 4:14.38. Portello is committed to Duke, and her time in the 400 IM would rank her second on the team this season.
- Alexis Mesina swam a best time of 2:15.89 in the finals of the 200 breast. The time puts the 14-year old in 10th this season in the 13-14 age group in the event.
- 15-year old Eunice Lee dropped almost two seconds in her 400 IM, swimming a time of 4:19.02. Lee is ranked 27th in the event this season in the 15-16 age group, and 11th among 15-year olds.