Kevin Houseman Swims 2:15.77 Breast, Mia Kragh Hits 59.07 Fly in Santa Clarita


Northwestern’s Kevin Houseman swam another breaststroke lifetime best on the penultimate day of the 2021 Santa Clarita Futures meet, winning the 200 breast with a four second drop from this previous best.

Houseman won the race with a time of 2:15.77, dominating his previous best of 2:19.76. Jassen Yep took second place at 2:16.50, with Santa Monica’s Colton Milne finishing in third at 2:17.53.

Another highlight was Rancho San Dieguito 18-year-old Mia Kragh, who broke a minute for the first time in the  women’s 100 fly. She first swam 59.71 in prelims before winning the final at 59.08, dropping 1.44s total from her lifetime best. Kragh now ranks No. 8 in the 17-18 age group this season. Crow Canyon’s Hartman took second place at 1:00.60.

In the men’s 400 free, Clovis’ Gabriel Jett won the final at 3:53.84, dropping 1.52s from his lifetime best. That now improves Jett to No. 65 all-time in the 17-18 age group No. 4 this season. Team Rebel’s Cooper Kiel took second at 3:59.20, with teammate Cameron Castro also finished under four minutes at 3:59.64. Andrew Navarro took a close fourth-place finish at 3:59.65.

On the women’s side, Clovis’ Mackenzie Miller held off Bellevue’s Piper Enge at the finish of the by nine one-hundredths, 2:34.71 to 2:34.80. Enge dropped 3.84s from her lifetime best, which sat at 2:38.65. She lead prelims with her morning effort 2:35.15.

Into the women’s 400 free final, 15-year-old Bailey Hartman held off Princeton swimmer Courtney Tseng, 4:17.50 to 4:17.84. In third place was 14-year-old Sydney Willson of Mission Viejo, touching in at 4:20.54. Both Hartman and Tseng overwhelmed their previous 4:20 personal bests. Meanwhile, Willson now ranks No. 6 in the 13-14 age group this season.

King’s Patrick Keough took the men’s 100 fly title at 54.18, with Bellingham Bay’s Wyatt Carlton taking second place with his first sub-55 swim at 54.49. Also swimming under 55 seconds was Bellevue’s Dongjun Lee at 54.71.

17-year-old Keough now ranks No. 16 in the 17-18 age group this season.

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Nick Pecoraro

Nick has had the passion for swimming since his first dive in the water in middle school, immediately falling for breaststroke. Nick had expanded to IM events in his late teens, helping foster a short, but memorable NCAA Div III swim experience at Calvin University. While working on his B.A. …

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