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Liang Earns Conference Championship; Team Finishes Fourth
Swim Conference

The Whippets ended their Conference portion of the season in 4th place on Saturday, February 2. We had three swimmers earn medals at the meet. Young Liang finished 3rd in the 200 Freestyle and 1st in the 100 Breaststroke. Devin Bazeley finished 4th in the 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle. Jack Mayer finished 2nd in the 50 Freestyle. Both 200 Medley Relays went best times with the following swimmers putting in season best splits: Aidan Coburn, Wesley Salverson, Devin Bazeley, and Jack Mayer. The Medley Relay of Michael Kuhl, Young Liang, Devin Bazeley, and Jack Mayer finished in 4th place. The Whippets were able to post 100% best times in the 200 Freestyle with the following swimmers: Jonathan Manriquez, Antonio Aranda, Aidan Coburn, Devin Bazeley, and Young Liang. Tony dropped a whopping 17 seconds, Aidan dropped 5 seconds, and Devin dropped 2.5 seconds. Devin improved his time on the Top 10 list and is now 4th overall, while Young Liang improved his time on the Top 10 list and is 3rd overall. Zach Tomomitsu swam an outstanding 50 Freestyle, improving his previous time by over 3 seconds. Jack Mayer ended up 2nd in the 50 Freestyle with his lifetime best time, posting a new time to the Top 10 list earning the 4th spot. Shawn Chan continued to drop time in the 100 Butterfly and improved his Top 10 time and place. Shawn is now 9th overall on the Top 10 list. Jovany Manriquez did an outstanding job in the 100 Freestyle dropping 5 seconds off his season best time. We had several nice 500 Freestyle swims, including Antonio Aranda winning his heat and dropping 23 seconds off his time. Wesley Salverson also put in a great race dropping 11 seconds off his best time. Devin Bazeley earned a 4th place medal in the 500 Freestyle dropping 4 seconds and turning in the 5th fastest time into our Top 10 historical time list. Our 200 Freestyle Relays swam well with Aidan Coburn leading off with a 26.71, 2 seconds faster that his lifetime best time. Antonio Aranda continued to impress with his first 50 Freestyle under 30 seconds. Zach Tomomitsu had another great race in the 100 Backstroke dropping 3 seconds, and Jonathan Manriquez dropped 9 seconds off his 100 Backstroke. Jon Chan did a fantastic job in the 100 Breaststroke dropping 5 seconds off his best, and Young Liang became the Conference Champion in the 100 Breaststroke with a commanding win and season best time. Our 400 Freestyle Relays were the last races for the day; several swimmers had great races including Antonio Aranda (-6 seconds), Jovany Mariquez (-5 seconds), Zach Tomomitsu (-7 seconds), Michael Kuhl (-1.5 seconds), and Devin Bazeley (-1 second). Coach Foucault stated, “I am very proud of all the boys, and we are excited to see what we can do at the Sectional Meet.”

   
Author: Gina Foucault   E-Mail: gfoucault@wwusd.org