OSI News Archive - March, 2007
March 30, 2007
With the world's attention pointing to Sydney and the incredible world records being set, USA Swimming's Spring Championships, which are going on this week as well, have gotten little attention. Several Oregon swimmers have made the trip to the meet, however, and have done an outstanding job representing Oregon.
Lauren Thies of Multnomah Athletic Club won the womens 200m free Thursday, her second title of the week after winning the 100m free on Wednesday. A member of the 2007 U.S. Pan American Games team that will be competing later this summer in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Thies broke out to an early body-length lead and finished about two seconds ahead of the rest of the field in 1:59.81. Lauren set the old open record way back in 1995.
Logan Storie, also having a great meet at the Spring Championships, lowered his 17-18 boys 200 freestyle record posting 1:52.13 to place 8th. His old record was set last year and stood at 1:52.21.
March 27, 2007
Many Oregon Swimmers aged 18 and under made the trip up to Federal Way to compete at the Age Group Sectionals. The meet was very fast and saw several new OSI records bettered.
Daniel Chen of LOSC bettered two 11-12 records. Leading off the 200 free relay, he bettered his own record by 0.25 seconds, swimming 23.25. An hour later, swimming in the final of the 12 year old boys 50 free, he became the first 11-12 year old swimmer from Oregon to go below 23 seconds, swimming 22.99. Daniel twice lowered the 50 backstroke, swimming 27.07 in the prelims and then 27.05 in the finals, bettering Preston Lane's 1992 record of 27.15.
Also representing LOSC, Brenda Cha bettered a 19 year old record by swimming 1:06.61 in the 100 IM, bettering Lonnie Nadal's 9-10 girls 100 IM record of 1:07.86.
Steven Ung of Tualatin Hills was the other Oregon Swimmer bettering two records this weekend. In the 13-14 50 freestyle, he bettered Michael Mpitsos' record of 21.91 by the narrowest of margins swimming 21.90. The old record had stood since 2004. Steven also bettered the 100 free record, breaking Bryan Addleman's 1989 record of 48.07 by swimming 47.72.
Gabriel Rooker, also representing Tualatin Hills, bettered Liam Wong's month old record by over 2 seconds. His time of 2:22.03 bested the record of 2:24.25. Swimming in the same final, Liam Wong also went under his old record by swimming 2:23.65.
Swimming in the finals of the 200 backstroke, Austin Ringquist swimming for HEAT, bettered Nick Morrell's record in the 13-14 boys 200 backstroke. Austin's record of 1:52.17 bettered the week old record that stood at 1:54.80.
Great job swimmers.
March 27, 2007
Two OSI records fell at the NCSA Junior Nationals held in Orlando, Florida. Garth Summers of Hillsboro HEAT lowered the 17-18 boys 100 fly record twice. In prelims, Garth's time of 49.17 bettered the record of 49.53 set by Kyle Maese in 2006. In finals, Garth lowered the record again in final, swimming 48.83. Tori Simenec, swimming for Bearcats, bettered the existing 13-14 girls 200 IM of 2:04.06 set back in 1997. The new record stands at 2:03.56.
March 26, 2007
Congratulations to the following athletes for being selected to the 2007 OSI Spring All Star Team. The team will be traveling to Victoria, BC to compete in the Island Long Course Invitational April 19-22.
Female - 11-12
Catt, Abigail N - MSC
Fuji, Alyssa F - TTSC
Kronberger, Alex - ECSC
Neubig, Brooklyn E - MSC
Nguyen, Alyssa M - DDSC
Peterson, Krissy - CB
Redwine-Hixson, Emma H - DDSC
Sapienza, Breanna - SSS
Briggs, Casey - MAC
Coyle, Kelsye L - CB
Heaney, Rachel L - SCAT
Mand, Alison M - UNAT
Nibley, Paige C - MAC
Spieth, McKenna L - CRST
Tran, Paula N - HEAT
Viles, Aly - LCSC
Allen, Marshall J - BEND
Chauvin, Stuart S - MSC
Deckard, Brandon K - BEND
Leavy, David P - TTSC
Porter, Jacob R - MSC
Stuntzner-Gibson, Max - GCST
Valentine, Matthew A - MSC
Wong, Liam H - EY
Burgess, Gavin J - HEAT
MACKINTOSH, CALLUM H - CRST
McDonald, Connor - HEAT
Polack, Tyson D - CB
Ringquist, Austin P - HEAT
Tran, Anhton T - HEAT
Waller, Kevin - SCAT
Wicks, Kyle - BRSC
March 23, 2007
Megan Smith member of Eugene City Swim Club has been selected for the 2007 U.S. Parapan American Swimming Team. She and 14 athletes will be representing the U.S. at the 2007 Parapan American Games, Aug. 12-19 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Congratulations Megan.
March 20, 2007
Superior Stingray Swimming would like to extend an invitation to all Oregon teams to take advantage of some great Southern (Oregon) hospitality June 1-3. We are hosting the benefit swim meet in Ashland that you may have seen added to the OSI calendar recently. This meet is intended to demonstrate for our local communities, and to local and state leaders across Oregon, that swimming pools such as this, are sporting venues and economic assets which can contribute to the health and livability of their locale. We will also be using all funds raised through this meet to benefit the pool maintenance fund.
Southern Oregon University plans to permanently close their swimming pool effective June 30. University President Dr. Mary Cullinan has left the possibility open for our aquatics community here to fund the ongoing maintenance of the pool, thereby keeping it open awhile longer. Our goal is to keep it open long enough to start building a new aquatics center in the Rogue Valley. Stingray's Boosters, Southern Oregon Water Polo, Rogue Valley Masters, Southern Oregon Masters, 6 area High Schools, and several other aquatic groups are involved in various activities to raise awareness and funding that will keep aquatics alive in Southern Oregon.
We hope you'll fit us in your calendar. We encourage you and your families to join us for a great weekend meet in Ashland! Please contact Jim Heath at email@example.com for meet information packets.
Jim Heath and Susan Sanchez,
Meet Directors for Superior Stingray Swimming
March 14, 2007
At the Senior Sectionals in Federal Way, Lauren Thies of MAC and Tori Simenec of Bearcats set a record each. Lauren lowered the existing Women's Open 200 Freestyle record, swimming 1:45.37, bettering the old record of 1:46.46, held by Morgan Scroggy.
Leading off the 200 freestyle relay, Tori set a new 13-14 girls 50 free record, swimming 23.75. The old record stood at 24.05 held by Bethany Pendleton since 1997. Kaylin Bing of Roseburg also bettered the old record swimming in the finals of the 50 free on Sunday. Her time was 23.95.
Due to technical difficulties, records for the past couple of meets have had to be found manually. While we make very attempt to post records as they happen, the sheer number of results to scour has made finding them all a little difficult. We appreciate your patience as we find all the records.
March 14, 2007
Several records were set at the 11-14 Championships by HEAT swimmers. Austin Ringquist lowered the 13-14 boys 200 backstroke swimming 1:54.72. The old record was held by Logan Storie at 1:54.80. HEAT's 13-14 relay of Tomas Mendez-Beck, Connor McDonald, Will Gunderson, and Austin Ringquist swam 7:22.38 for the 800 free relay, bettering the old record held by THSC at 7:24.64.
Austin's 200 backstroke record didn't last long, however. At Senior Sectionals, Nick Morrell from BEND went 1:54.27 to establish the new record.
March 14, 2007
This year's Speedo Championship Series Northwest Section proved to be a very fast meet. There were 12 new OSI individual and one relay record set at the meet, most set by Morgan Scroggy and Morgon Henderson-Kunz.
Morgon Henderson-Kunz of Tualatin Hills started his record breaking streak off in the prelims of the 100 freestyle. His time of 45.67 bettered his old record of 46.17 set at the CAT Senior Open in December. Then in finals, he dropped an amazing 1.12 seconds to stop the clock at 44.55. Morgon bettered the 200 freestyle record, but not before Brett Nagle of Parkrose bettered the 15-16 record in the prelims. Bretts time of 1:39.68 bettered the 1:40.03 set by Logan Madson in 2003. In the finals of the 200 freestyle, Morgon bettered the OSI record by over three seconds swimming 1:37.14. Brett also bettered the old record. Going for the sprint freestyle trifecta, Morgon twice bettered the 50 freestyle record. In prelims, he swam 20.99, bettering Greg Menton's 1992 time of 21.06. In the finals, he shaved off four hundreths of a second, swimming 20.95. Proving he's not just a fast freestyler, Morgon also bettered the 15-16 boys 100 fly record with his 50.01, bettering the 20 year old record set by Mark Thompson at 50.15.
Morgan Scroggy, also of Tualatin Hills bettered several 17-18 and open records. In the finals of the 100 free, Morgan's time of 49.63 bettered the time of 50.13 set way back in 1981 by Susan Habernigg. She bettered both backstroke records, swimming 1:57.76 in the 200 to better the 17-18 and Open record of 1:58.14 set by Tammy Shannon in 1993. For the 100 Morgan's time of 54.54 bettered the 17-18 and Open records of 55.18 set by Tammy Shannon in 1993.
One more Tualatin Hills swimmer bettered an OSI record. Jordan King bettered the 15-16 girls 200 fly record, swimming 2:00.59. The old time of 2:01.83 was held by Melissa Greene set in 2000.
Tori Simenec of Bearcat Swim Club set a new 13-14 OSI record with a time of 56.15, previously held by Jordan King at 56.20.
The Tualatin Hills 13-14 girls relay team of Taylor Lakey, Taylor Scroggy, Sarah Cruzan and Abby Lindstrom bettered the 800 freestyle record swimming 7:41.30, bettering the 2004 record of 7:45.81
Two other records were set in the past week. At a dual meet between Lake Oswego and TDPS, the LOSC 11-12 boys relay of Daniel Chen, Nick Bode, Luke Marshall and Matt Nachreiner set the OSI record swimming 3:43.49. The old record stood at 3:44.30, set in 2002. In the same relay, Daniel Chen lead off with a time of 51.72, bettering the 100 freestyle record held by Seth Johnston since 1984.
March 12, 2007
OREGON SWIMMING, INC. BOARD OF REVIEW
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ORDER
Pursuant to the Bylaws of Oregon Swimming, Inc. (OSI), Article 610.4.7 B, the OSI Board of
Review has issued the following Temporary Order:
To: Joseph Condorelli
From: Board of Review, Oregon Swimming, Inc.
Effective date: March 7, 2007
1. Joseph Condorelli is barred from coaching any swimmer at any swim meet or
competition sanctioned by USA Swimming.
2. Joseph Condorelli is barred from, in any way or manner, contacting or communicating
with swimmers, coaches or officials at any swim meet or competition sanctioned by USA
3. Joseph Condorelli is barred from being on the pool deck during any swim meet or
competition sanctioned by USA Swimming, except to the extent it is necessary to do so
for the purpose of entering or leaving the viewing stands or premises.
The definition of meet or competition is the definition given in the Official Glossary of the
Rules and Regulations of USA Swimming.
March 4, 2007
Congratulation to Kate Duvall, VSC and Michael Woodward, WSC for winning the High Point Award at the Senior Championships in the Multnomah Athletic club.
Team Awards winners: 1st CRST, 2nd VSC, 3rd MAC, 4th THSC, 5th BRSC, 6th EA. Congratulations athletes and coaches.
March 3, 2007
2007 LONG COURSE ALL STARS MEET: This years meet is The Island Cup in Victoria , BC , Canada . The meet runs April 20-22, 2007 and is a prelims/finals format. We will be competing in is the same pool that the Pan Pacific Championships were held in 2006, Saanich Commonwealth Place. We will travel to Victoria via bus and ferry on April 19 We will swim prelims and finals on both Friday and Saturday, and swim prelims only on Sunday, April 22. This will allow us both maximum swims and a timely return to Oregon on Sunday evening via bus. Since we will be arriving in Canada by bus passports are not required but a copy of their original birth certificate must accompany each swimmer.
Any 11-12 year old with at least one 12 year old AGS time and any 13-14 year old with a 14 year old AGS time is eligible to apply. If you attended the All Star meet in January you are not eligible to attend this one. Applications will be available on deck in Federal Way during the Age Group Sectional meet or you can download a copy.
You may have noticed on the schedule this meet was originally scheduled for May. It was rescheduled for several reasons. It has traditionally been held in April, but last year we were forced to make a change due to financial constraints. We have been looking for a meet in April to attend and The Island Cup is a perfect fit. Additionally, the May meet was scheduled the same weekend as the CAT Open in Corvallis . Rick Guenther (CAT head coach) and his wife Kelly are expecting their first child around that time. Since the head all star coach also coaches CAT it was necessary to reschedule the meet to ensure CAT could have a coach at their meet.
March 2, 2007
The psyche sheet for tonights final is available at http://www.oregonswimming.org/Forms/fridayosisr.htm