Announcing our Weekly Wonders for the weekend of February 26-28, 2016.
Jack Franzman, 16, Zionsville Swim Club: 50y free (20.13) – Swimming unattached for Zionsville High School at the IHSAA Boys Swimming/Diving Championship at IUPUI Natatorium, sophomore Franzman won the 50 free with 20.52 and the 100 free with 44.93. He then led off the ZHS 200 free relay in 20.13, and anchored the 200 medley relay in 19.71.
Liam O’Haimhirgin, 17, Sierra Marlins Swim Team: 100y free (44.17) – O’Haimhirgin went a best time in the 100y free by .5 and finished first in prelims at Speedo Sectionals Championship Series hosted by the Aggie Swim Club. In the LCM final, he also went a best time, and earned his first Olympic Trials cut in the event with a second-place finish of 50.52.
Miki Dahlke, 18, North Bay Aquatics: 200y free (1:47.94) – Dahlke went a PB in the 200 free, dipping under 1:48 for the first time, with her second-place finish at the Juanita Allington Memorial Swim Meet hosted by Clovis Swim Club. Dahlke also earned a PB in the 200 IM during the weekend.
Natalie Mannion, 11, Commonwealth Swimming: 100y back (58.94) – Mannion won the girls’ 11-year-old 50/100/200 free, 50/100/200 back, and 100/200 IM at the New England 12 & Under Championships hosted by the Upper Valley Aquatic Center. Mannion finished the weekend with new PBs in the 50/100/200 free, 50/100/200 back, 100 fly, and 100/200 IM.
Will Myhre, 15, St Charles Swim Team: 100y breast (54.97) – A freshman at St Charles North High School, Myhre dropped 1.2 second in prelims of the 100 breast at the IHSA Boys State Championships, leading the qualifiers for finals and earning his first U.S. Open cut in the event. Myhre ultimately finished second by .05 with 55.95. Myhre swam breast on the St Charles North medley relay and anchored the 200 free relay.
Miriam Guevara, 15, El Paso Aqua Posse: 100y fly (54.16) – Swimming at the College Station Sectionals, Guevara went a best time by .6 to finish fifth and qualify for the championship final where she went a best time by 1.1 seconds. Guevara finished sixth and picked up her first Summer Juniors cut in the event. She also earned PBs in the 50m free, 200m back, and 200y fly during the weekend.
Jaden Kim, 13, LaCamas Head Hunters: 200y fly (1:59.60) – Kim won the boys’ 11-13 200 fly at the Oregon Speedo Short Course 11-14 Championships, dropping 1.7 second s in prelims and another 7 seconds in finals. He also won the boys’ 13 100/200 free and 100 fly and took home new times in the 100/200/500 free, 100 back, and 100/200 fly.
Coleman Stewart, 17, North Baltimore Aquatic Club: 200y IM (1:48.28) – Stewart won the boys 100 free, 100/200 back, 100 fly, and 200 IM at the Maryland Swimming Senior Championships hosted by Loyola Blakefield Aquatics Club. He finished the meet with PBs in the 50/100 free, 50/100/200 back, and 200 IM.
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