Maxime Rooney of the Pleasanton Seahawks has been swimming fast all weekend at the 2014 CA December CA NV Sectional Championships in Monterey Park, CA at the East LA College Pool. Yesterday, he won the 500 freestyle in 4:21.33 and the 200 IM in 1:48.80. This morning, he swam the 200 free in 1:35.16, just missing Kyle Gornay’s national age group record of 1:34.99. Gornay set the record leading off the 800 freestyle relay at the 2013 Southern California Swimming Club Championship Meet that was hosted in the same pool.
Tonight, Maxime Rooney was able to knock Gornay off the record board, winning the event with a blistering 1:34.57. He made up the time difference from his morning swim in the front half of the race, taking out his first 100 a second faster than he was during prelims.
Rooney has been swimming fast all season. His two swims today were his second and third 200 freestyle’s this season under 1:36. At the 2014 Winter National Championships at the beginning of the month, Rooney was 1:36.87 during prelims and then 1:35.46 during the finals.
Take a look at the comparative splits below:
|Rooney (Prelims)||Rooney (Finals)||Gornay (2013)|
|100||24.12 – 46.33||23.84 – 45.39||23.97 – 45.57|
|150||24.18 – 1:10.51||24.24 – 1:09.63||24.81 – 1:10.38|
|200||24.65 – 1:35.16||24.94 – 1:34.57||24.61 – 1:34.99|