OSI News Archive - August, 2009
August 25, 2009
Mt. Hood Community College will be hosting the West Coast edition of the USA Swimming IM Xtreme Challenge Games December 11-12, 2009. The meet will be open to swimmers 11 to 14 years of age. Athletes will compete in all IMX events specified for each age category. Single Age Groups awards will be given for top 16 in each age group and team awards 1st through 3rd place.
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August 15, 2009
The final "big meet" of the season produced several more Oregon records. Kaylin Bing of Roseburg bettered both the 15-16 girls 50 and 100 freestyle records. She swam 25.77 to lower her 25.98 set at the US Open last week. The time is 27 one-hundredths of a second away from the listed National Age Group Record. She tied Lauren Thies' 1995 record in the 100 freestyle with a 56.48. This time earned Lauren a National Championship that year.
Jacob Pebley of Corvallis lowered Whitney Woolard's 15-16 100 backstroke record of 56.16 set in 1992. Jacob stopped the clock at 57.72. He next lowered the 200 backstroke record by over a second. In the prelims, Jacob swam 2:02.74 to better Austin Ringquist's 2:03.66 set at the US Open. In the finals, brought the time down to 2:02.33.
Neil O'Halloran kept the assault on the 15-16 100 fly record going, lowering the time for the fifth time this season. He stopped the clock at 53.31 to better his 53.66 set last week at the US Open. The time just missed the Open record held by 2004 Olympian Igor Marchenko, who owns the record at 53.30. Amazingly, the 15-16 record began the Long Course season at 56.76 and is only 33 one-hundredths of a second away from the listed National Age Group record held by none other than Michael Phelps. Neil also bettered Paul Ely's 15-16 200 fly record twice. In prelims, Neil swam 2:02.93 to erase Paul's time of 2:03.33 set in 1998. Then in the finals, Neil stopped the clock at 2:01.45.
August 12, 2009
Oregon Swimmers competed at the US Open and lowered several Oregon records in the process. Kaylin Bing of Roseburg swam 25.98 to better her 15-16 50 free record of 26.22. Jessie James of Corvallis bettered Carrie Pool's 1991 15-16 and Open record of 17:06.30 in the 1500 freestyle with a 17:01.98. Austin Ringquist of Hillsboro swam 2:03.66 to lower his own 15-16 200 backstroke record of 2:04.59. Neil O'Halloran of Tualatin Hills swam 53.66 in the prelims to lower his 15-16 100 fly record of 53.98 set earlier this summer. He also went under the record in finals with a 53.80. Both Corvallis and Mt. Hood, swimming in the same heat, went under the Open women 800 free relay record of 8:24.16. The Corvallis team of Anna Crandall, Brittney Iverson, Sloan Storie and Jessie James went 8:18.98 while Mt. Hood's Alyson O'Brien, Laura Miller, Meghan Cavanaugh and Jenni Stratton went 8:22.05.
August 4, 2009
The Dolphins made a trip to San Jose to participate in the Far Western Championships. Their 13-14 boys lowered the OSI 800 free relay record. Jordan Hurwitz, Cole Hurwitz, Kasey Kwong and Cameron Stitt swam 8:30.53 to beat THSC's 2006 record of 8:31.08.
Cole also set an individual record, swimming the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.70, to beat Will Urban's 1991 record for 13-14 boys.
August 4, 2009
The Oregon Swimming 11 and Over Championships saw a more relay records broken, including another National Age Group Record, this time by Lake Oswego. The LOSC boys 15-16 200 free relay team of Daniel Chen, Andrew Heyman, Nicholas Bode and Gunnar Wolfe broke Irvine Novaquatices National Age Group record of 1:37.36 with their 1:37.12. Irvine's relay included Aaron Piersol and Milorad (Michael) Cavic, both stars of the past few World Championships and Olympics. Lake Oswego's record came in a time trial after the team just missed the record during the finals swimming 1:37.99. Both records beat HEAT's 2008 Oregon record which stood at 1:38.24.
Lake Oswego's 17-18 boys relay team of Sean Malinoski, Timothy Engvall, Brian Cha and Nicholas Gipe beat THSC's 1992 record in the 200 free relay, swimming 1:37.97 to THSC's 1:39.05 Sean, Timothy and Brian were joined by Brendan Liu in the 400 free relay to beat CAT's 2006 17-18 record. The team stopped the clock at 3:37.83 to beat the old record of 3:38.97. LOSC beat another old record when Sean, Brian, and Timothy were joined by Cooper Langdahl in the 200 medley relay, swimming 1:49.78 that beat THSC's 1992 record held by THSC.
Multnomah Athletic Club got in on the record setting action as the 13-14 boys 400 medley relay beat THSC's 2008 record of 4:16.70. Max Bley-Male, Lucas Marshall, Andrew Pence and Carson Brindle swam 4:15.29. Carson Brindle set the loan individual record swimming 54.07 in the 100 free to beat Bryan Addleman's record of 54.35, set 20 years ago.
August 3, 2009
At the 2009 Oregon Swimming 11 and Over Championships the Individual Highpoints were awarded to:
11 year old boys
12 year old girls
12 year old boys
13 year old girls
13 year old boys
14 year old girls
14 year old boys
15 & Over Girls
15 & Over Boys
Top 8 Team Awards: