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New OSI Records
Tualatin Hills swimmers set new Short Course Meter OSI records at meets held in October and November. At the Oregon City Fall Open, Helen Lin bettered the 9-10 girls 100 butterfly record with a 1:12.41, bettering Taylor Lakey's 2003 record of 1:15.52.
At the Island Pacific Cup, Nate McFaul bettered Myron Shen's 11-12 boys 50 free record set in 2011. Nate finished the distance in 26.42. The previous record stood at 26.91. Nate also bettered OSI records in the 50 and 100 fly and 200 and 400 IM. For the 50 fly, he finished in 28.61, beating Josh Yahdao's 2012 record of 30.50. Nate swam the 100 fly in 1:03.94 bettering Connor McCarroll's 2003 record of 1:06.26. Nate finished the 200 IM in 2:23.73, dropping the 2011 record held by Albert Buchalski at 2:25.83. His final record, the 400 IM, bettered Myron Shen's 2011 record of 5:09.41 with a 5:08.20.
Trent Martinez twice lowered the 11-12 boys 100 free record. At the Thunderbolt Open, he lowered Josh Yadao's 2012 record of 59.16, finishing in 58.23. At the Island Pacific Cup, we dropped almost a second finishing in 57.47. At the same meet, Nate McFaul also went under the old record with a 57.65. Trent also bettered records in the 200 free, 400 free and 800 free, while Nate also went under the existing records in the 200 and 400 freestyles. For the 200, Trent stopped the clock at 2:05.09 beating Myron Shen's 2011 record of 2:08.66. Nate finished in 2:07.39. For the 400 free, Trent finished in 4:25.00 while Nate finished in 4:27.70, both going under Myron's 2011 record of 4:30.82. For the 800 free, Trent finished the race in 9:18.05, bettering Jaume Martinez-Cavlo's 2011 record of 9:37.32.
Caspar Corbeau bettered 11-12 boys records in the 50 and 200 breaststroke. For the 50, he finished in 34.65, beating Cortlandt Nelsen's 2009 record of 34.69. For the 200 breast, Caspar finished the race in 2:40.04, beating Anthony Nosack's 2011 record of 2:43.73.
Iseult McMahon established a new 13-14 girls 1500 free record with an 18:14.67. The time beat her own record from 2012, which has stood at 18:55.56. Abbie Young (18:31.93) and Natalie Kayfes (18:54.52) also went under the old record. All three swimmers swam these times at the Island Pacific Cup.
Anthony Nosack set a new 13-14 200 IM record with a 2:12.45. The old record was held by Paolo Casas from 2012 at 2:15.43.
Keaton Blovad almost dipped under a minute in the 100 backstroke, setting a new 15-16 backstroke record with a 1:00.40, beating Rowan Hauber's 2012 record of 1:01.45.
Cassidy Brennan set a new 15-16 200 back record with a 2:12.17, bettering Sarah Cruzan's 2008 record of 2:13.77.
THSC swimmers also set eleven relays.
|9-10 Girls 200 Free||Helen Lin Fay Lustria Jessica Maeda Yerin Chang||2:15.80||THSC||2:17.35||2011|
|9-10 Girls 200 Medley||Fay Lustria Yerin Chang Helen Lin Jessica Maeda||2:32.57||THSC||2:40.29||2011|
|11-12 Boys 200 Free||Nate McFaul Trent Martinez Caspar Corbeau David Liu||1:51.60||THSC||1:51.93||2011|
|11-12 400 Medley||Nate McFaul Caspar Corbeau Samuel Donchi Trent Martinez||4:31.09||THSC||5:10.95||2007|
|13-14 Boys 200 Free||Jaume Martinez-Calvo Myron Shen Avery Russell Anthony Nosack||1:42.72||THSC||1:43.06||2010|
|13-14 Boys 200 Medley||Myron Shen Anthony Nosack Josh Yadao Jaume Martinez-Calvo||1:54.06||THSC||1:55.62||2010|
|13-14 Boys 200 Medley||Benjamin Settle Anthony Nosack Jaume Martinez-Calvo Avery Russell||1:53.55||THSC||1:54.06||2013|
|15-16 Girls 200 Free||Emily Cook Tiffany Zhao Emily Cheng Sara Metzsch||1:49.06||THSC||1:49.16||2011|
|15-16 Girls 200 Free||Keaton Blovad Sara Metzsch Emily Cook Tiffany Zhao||1:47.44||THSC||1:49.06||2013|
|15-16 Girls 200 Medley||Keaton Blovad Tiffany Zhao Sara Metzsch Emily Cook||2:02.08||THSC||2:04.49||2008|
|15-16 Boys 200 Medley||Sean Calkins Eric Xu Alex La Rosa David Spurgeon||1:54.34||THSC||2:01.14||2007|
PAC's Monica Bottelberghe Featured on Morning Swim Show
PHOENIX, Arizona, November 28. OUR special Thanksgiving edition of The Morning Swim Show features teenager Monica Bottelberghe discussing the road back to the pool after surgery removed cancer cells from her thyroid.
Bottelberghe underwent extensive surgery in August, shortly after competing at the junior nationals, and just a few weeks ago, won the state high school title in the 200 free at the Washington state championships. She talks about the journey to that moment, which included some extreme nerves in her first competition post-surgery and what lies ahead for her healthwise as she gets ready to attend Boise State next fall. Be sure to visit SwimmingWorld.TV for more video interviews.
Special Thanks to Finis for sponsoring the Morning Swim Show's interview segments in the Finis Monitor.
2013 Award Ceremony
All top 5 athletes were presented with the 2013 Oregon Swimming Top 5 trophy and patch.
Female Athlete of the Year - Michelle Cefal - THSC
Male Athlete of the Year - Tommy Brewer - CURR
Colegiate Athlete of the Year - Andrew Heymann - Yale University - MAC
Age Group Coach of the Year - Franz Resseguie - THSC
Senior Coach of the Year - Linck Bergen - THSC
Coaches Excellence Award - Portland Aquatic Club Coaching Staff
Dick Parker Officials Ward - Kym Jacobson and Dan Gipe
USA Swimming Outstanding Service Award - Heather Thomas
OSI James J Richardson Award - Marilyn Loitz
Jon Arlin Adaptive Swimming Award - Casandra Shaffer - BEND
Media Award - The new Era - Sweet Home
Congratulations to all athletes, coaches and volunteers for a great year of swimming.
2014 Pacific Coast All Star Meet
Applications for the 2014 Pacific Coast All Star Meet are now available. This year's meet will be held in Olympia, Washington on January 4 and 5. Swimmers interested in attending this meet must download the application, fill it out and have their coach sign the form before returning it to the Oregon Swimming Office. Download the form here.
Corrected Team Scores from OSI 11-14 Championships
1 Tualatin Hills Thunderbolts 1,549 50
2 Bend Swim Club 572
3 Hillsboro Heat Swim Team 342 50
4 Portland Aquatic Club 301
5 Tigard Tualatin Swim Club 280 50
6 The Dolphins Swim Team 264
7 Lake Oswego Swim Club 256
8 Multnomah Athletic Club 247
9 Mount Hood Aquatics 163
10 Columbia River Swim Team 138.50
High Point Award Winners from 11-14 Championships
11 Grace Knutsen, SCAT
12 Emily Brockman, BEND
13 Jordan Ashmore, TDPS
14 Sara Metzsch, THSC
11 Trent Martinez, THSC
12 Luke Thornbrue, HEAT
13 Anthony Nosack, THSC
14 Myron Shen, THSC