Announcing our Weekly Wonders for February 12-14, 2016.
Alana Palmer, 15, Lincoln Select Swimming: 100y free (51.81) – Swimming unattached for Lincoln Southwest High School, Palmer won the 100 free at the Heartland Athletic Conference championships and was runner-up in the 50 free. Both were best times for the sophomore. She then led off LSW’s 400 free relay in 51.65, improving her PB even further.
Lucas Hess, 15, Park City Swimming: 200y free (1:41.89) – Hess, a sophomore at Park City High School, broke the Utah 3A state record when he won the 200 free at the 3A Utah State Swimming Championships with a personal-best-by-3.4 seconds, 1:41.89. The previous mark of 1:42.22 had held since 1977. Hess also won the 100 fly with a PB of 51.55.
Brandon Crist, 15, Golden Comets Swim Club: 1000y free (9:42.63) – Crist lopped 20 seconds off his 1000 free at the Victor Winter Classic hosted by Victor Swim Club. He also finished the weekend with new personal bests in the 50, 100, 200, and 500 freestyles.
Bryce Halterman, 11, Indian Wells Valley Swim Team: 200y back (2:16.14) – Competing at the Central California Swimming Junior Olympic Swimming Championships hosted by Clovis Swim Club, Halterman improved his seed time by 2.3 seconds and moved up to #22 in the country for the season. He left the meet with new times in the 100 free, 50/100 back, 50/100 fly, and 100 IM as well.
Zoie Hartman, 15, Crow Canyon Country Club: 200y breast (2:16.60) – Hartman won the women’s 200 breast by 2 seconds at the Presidents’ Day Senior Swimming Classic hosted by San Diego-Imperial Swimming. She was fifth overall on the women’s high point list, after scoring individually in the finals of the 100/200 free, 100/200 back, 100/200 breast, and 200/400 IM.
Nicolas Albiero, 16, Cardinal Aquatics: 100y fly (48.15) – Swimming unattached for Christian Academy of Louisville at the KHSAA Region Five Swimming & Diving Championships, Albiero lowered his own Region Five records in the 100 fly and 100 back to 48.15 and 48.87, respectively. He was only 3/10 off his PB in the fly and 7/10 off in back, but ahead of last year’s pace by over a second in each event.
Caspar Corbeau, 14, Tualatin Hills Swim Club: 200y IM (1:54.36) – Corbeau, a freshman at Sunset High School, dropped 2 seconds from his best 200 IM and finished second at the Oregon High School 6a-2 District Championships. He also took second in the 100 breast (58.34) and will head into this weekend’s State 6A Championship seeded second and fourth in those events, respectively.
Caleb Aman, 15, Lane Four Aquatics: 200y IM (1:52.58) – Aman was only 7/100 off his personal best, and 3.6 seconds faster than a year ago when he placed third in the 200 IM at the IHSAA State Swimming Meet. The Bettendorf High School sophomore also placed fifth in the 100 breast, a mere .02 off his lifetime best.
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