The long course championship season has wound to an end as the 2013-2014 season comes to a close. A handful of records were set at various meets across the West as swimmers travelled to California for Far Westerns, Junior Nationals and Senior Nationals and to Federal Way for Zones.
At Far Westerns, in Concord, California, swimmers set several new OSI records. Kaitlyn Dobler of The Dolphins blasted the 11-12 girls 200 breaststroke record. She finished the race in 2:41.94, bettering Megan McCarroll's 2005 record of 2:47.11.
Regis Wang of Tualatin Hills twice lowered the 11-12 boys 200 breaststroke record. In prelims, he raced to a 2:42.17 to beat Corey Williams' 2004 record of 2:44.31. In finals, Regis dropped another 4 seconds to establish the record at 2:38.44.
The THSC team of Evan Carlson, Nate McFaul, Alex Young and Trent Martinez set a new OSI record in the 13-14 boys 400 free relay with a 3:44.72. THSC held the previous record at 3:46.94.
At the USA Swimming Junior Nationals in Irvine, California, Patrick Mulcare of Tualatin Hills lowered his own 17-18 200 free record of 1:51.85 with a 1:51.10. The time placed him 9th. Patrick also placed 5th in the 100 back, 2nd in the 200 back, 4th in the 200 IM and 7th in the 400 IM.
Also at Juniors, Thomas Brewer of Current Swimming set new records in the 17-18 breaststroke events, both previously held by Cole Hurwitz. In the 100 breast, he finished in 1:03.53, bettering the old record of 1:03.77. He ended up 12th in finals with a 1:03.87. For the 200 breast, Thomas set the new record at 2:17.80 bettering the old record of 2:17.98. He ended up 7th in finals with a 2:20.15.
Other finalists at Juniors include Keaton Blovad (THSC) 11th in the 100 back, and Michelle Cefal (THSC) 12th in the 100 fly and 15th in the 200 fly.
At the Age Group Western Zone Championships in Federal Way, WA, Kevin Keil of Multnomah Athletic Club lowered Theo Wilson's 2000 11-12 200 IM record of 2:22.60 with a 2:21.51. Kevin also lowered the 400 IM record jointly held by THSC's Neil O'Halloran and HEAT's Ethan Heasley at 5:08.11. He finished the race in 5:00.65. In the same race, Ethan also went under the old record with a 5:05.92.