OSI News Archive - December, 2008
December 19, 2008
Mt Hood Swim Team is in need of a referee for their Winter Invite on Saturday, January 17. Friday and Sunday are covered. Contact Martin and Cherie Strand at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help.
December 17, 2008
The Oregon Swimming All Star Team will be competing in the Pacific Coast All Star Meet in Federal Way, January 10-11.
Head Coach: Shelly Rawding (HRST), Team Manager: Heather Thomas (CAC).
Coaches: Gina Dhom (EA), Jill Black (CWS), Tim Hamlet (FGSC), Jeff Scheidler (BEND).
Congratulations and good luck athletes and coaches.
December 14, 2008
Oregon records continued to fall on the final day of Junior Nationals. Tori Simenec of Bearcat set her third and fourth record of the meet. In prelims, Tori covered the 200 butterfly in 2:00.08 bettering Jordan King's record of 2:00.59. In the final, Tori became the first Oregon swimmer to break the two minute barrier, stopping the clock at 1:59.98, to better her time from the morning and also breaking the Oregon Open record which stood at 2:00.07 by Kristin Kilroy. Tori placed fifth.
Jessie James wrapped up her meet with a new Oregon record in the 15-16 girls 1650 free. Her 16:38.59 bettered Julie Moore's 16:42.66. Her time was a mere 7 seconds off the Open record of 16:31.82.
In the 200 back Kristy Deckard of Bend placed 19th (1:58.39) and Tori placed 21st (2:01.54). Nic Morrell of Bend placed fourth (1:47.69), missing the 15-16 record by 11 one-hundredths of a second. Jacob Pebley of CAT placed seventh (1:49.86), Austin Ringquist of HEAT placed 17th (1:49.63) and Will Gunderson of HEAT placed 20th (1:51.17).
Karen Turner of Lake Oswego placed 20th in the 100 free with a 51.08.
Jordan Iverson of CAT placed 13th in the 200 breast with a 2:19.63 and Sam Rowan placed third with a 2:01.74.
Mason Allen of Bend placed 13th in the 200 fly with a 1:51.26.
The Lake Oswego girls team of Grace Carlson, Karen Turner, Amy Wiley, and Mackenzie Luick placed 10th in the 400 free relay with a 3:28.35.
December 13, 2008
The Short Course Junior Nationals are proving to be a very fast meet as the record continued to fall on day 2. Lake Oswego girls set a new Open record in the 200 medley relay swimming 1:42.63. Karen Turner, Mackenzie Luick, Grace Carlson and Amy Wiley bettered the old record of 1:43.34 held by THSC.
Will Gunderson of Hillsboro continued his assault on the 15-16 IMs as he bettered Nolan Morrell's 15-16 400 IM record with a 3:58.29, good enough for 11th.
Tori Simenec of BearCats swam an blistering 1:46.81 in the 200 free to lower Morgan Scroggy's 15-16 200 free record of 1:47.24. Tori's swim placed her 2nd.
Mackenzie Luick of Lake Oswego bettered the 17-18 girls 100 breast record twice. In prelims she swam 1:02.96 to better Jessica Embick's time of 1:03.05. In finals, Mackenzie went 1:02.20 for third place. The 15-16 100 backstroke took a beating at the meet.
Karen Turner bettered the girls event with a 55.20 to beat her own record of 56.19 set earlier this year. In finals, she was a hair slower with a 55.54 placing 8th.
Four boys went under the old record of 51.00 held by Nolan Morrell. Swimming in heat 6 of the prelims, Jacob Pebley of Corvallis swam 50.88 while Austin Ringquist of HEAT covered the distance in 50.99 in heat 8. In the finals, Will Gunderson, swimming in the bonus final, swam faster than both Austin and Jacob and lowered the record to 50.61. Nic Morrell was 12 one-hundredths back with a 50.73. Jacob placed 13th, Austin was 15th, Will placed 17th and Nic was 18th.
Besides the record setters, many other Oregon Swimmers are earning second swims.
Kristy Deckard of Bend placed 10th in the 400 IM with a 4:20.48. On the boys side of the 400 IM, Sam Rowan of Eugene City placed 7th with a 3:58.24, Mike Stratton swimming unattached placed 10th with a 3:57.88 and Jacob Pebley placed 24th with a 4:05.16.
Tori Simenec placed 3rd in the 100 fly with a 53.95 while Will Gunderson placed 21st with a 50.43 in the boys event.
Nic Morrell placed 4th in the 200 free with a 1:39.28.
Jordan Iverson of CAT placed 12th in the 100 breast with a 1:03.57, Amy Wiley of Lake Oswego placed 15th with a 1:04.02, Sam Rowan placed 8th (57.37) and Mike Stratton placed 20th (58.37).
December 12, 2008
On day one of the Short Course Junior National Championships, Oregon Swimmers set 6 new OSI records. Tori Simenec of BearCat Swim Club bettered the 15-16 girls 200 IM record twice. In prelims Tori covered the distance in 2:01.61 and then dropped to 2:01.45 in the final, placing 6th. Genna Patterson held the old record at 2:02.62. Will Gunderson of Hillsboro bettered the boys 15-16 200 IM, also doing it twice, swimming 1:51.61 in prelims and then 1:50.87 in finals, placing 10th. The old record was held by Nolan Morrell at 1:52.27. Karen Turner of Lake Oswego bettered Kaylin Bings 13-14 50 free record of 23.32. Karen sprinted to a 23.18 in both prelims and finals, placing 4th. The Lake Oswego girls relay set the final record on day one. Grace Carlson, Karen Turner, Amy Wiley and Mackenzie Luick bested the Open 200 free relay record while placing 4th in the event. The girls swam 1:33.87 to beat the old time of 1:34.13 held by THSC. Interesting, Lake Oswego came within 0.29 seconds of the record in prelims.
December 9, 2008
CAT will be allowing 9 and 11 year old swimmers to swim events in the morning session of the CAT Open if they have met the B time for that age. A new TM event file will be posted on their website tonight at www.corvallisaquaticteam.org.
The CAT meet director enter only 10 and 12 year old swimmers who have met the B standard for those ages. The afternoon session standards will remain the same.
December 9, 2008
Willamalane Swim Club is hosting their first Open event. They would like to announce to any teams interested that the meet information is on their website, www.willamalaneswimclub.org. There is a limit of 250 swimmers per session, so respond quickly.
December 4, 2008
A small contingent of Oregon Swimmers made the cross country trek to Atlanta for USA Swimming's Short Course Nationals. Kaylin Bing of Roseburg and Laura Miller swimming unattached, both lowered the 50 free record in their respective age groups. Not only did they break the record, they each did it twice, once in prelims and then again in finals.
Kaylin swam 23.04 in the morning bettering Denise Merks 1995 record 15-16 record of 23.50. In the final, Kaylin stepped it up, becoming the first swimmer in her age group to go under 23 seconds. Her final time was 22.92, good enough for second in the B final.
Laura swam 23.01 in the morning heats, bettering the 27 year old 17-18 record. Susan Habernigg set the old record of 23.15 way back in 1981. In the final, Laura matched her morning time placing fourth in the B final.
Competition goes through Sunday.
December 1, 2008
Sweet Home Swim Club is hosting their Fall Splash on December 6 and 7, 2008 and are in need of officials. Contact Kathy Coddington at email@example.com if you can help. Warm-ups start at