8/10/2008 - New OSI Records Set at Juniors and Zones
Two very high profile meets concluded this past weekend with Zones held right here in Oregon and Junior Nationals in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the two meets, Oregon Swimmers bettered several OSI records at these meets.
At Juniors, Tori Simenec of BearCat Swim Club bettered Kristen Stecher's 1996 record in the 15-16 200 butterfly swimming 2:16.53 versus Kristen's 2:17.20.
Laura Miller of David Douglas bumped her own 17-18 50 free record swimming 26.44 to 26.57.
Jacob Pebley of Corvallis was responsible for four records at Juniors. He bettered his own 13-14 100 backstroke record of 59.91. He broke the record twice, once in the prelims swimming 59.31 and then again in a time trial swimming 58.98. He also bettered Austin Ringquist's 2007 200 back record. In prelims, Jacob dipped under the 2:06.92 record swimming 2:06.17 and then in the finals he swam 2:05.83.
Sam Rowan of Eugene City bettered Ben Brink's 1998 2:19.94 in the 17-18 200 breaststroke. Sam's new record stands at 2:19.54. Sam came very close to lowering the record in the final with a 2:19.57.
Oregon swimmers set two new OSI records at Western Zone Championships. Aaron Ghiglieri of Triton bettered his own 13-14 50 free record, swimming 24.60 compared to his old record of 24.79.
Brandon Deckard, who last week bettered the 11-12 200 backstroke, added the 50 backstroke by swimming 30.95 to better Garth Summer's 2001 record of 31.39.
Oregon Swimming ended up 3rd behind Pacific Northwest and Pacific Swimming.