HRVST athletes are in the photo at left are (left to right): Dhani Freeland, Nadia Smith, Clayton Lee, Faith Ocheskey, Celilo Brun, and Jade Smith.
As of Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Hood River Valley Swim Team competed at the Portland Aquatic Club’s Fall-In Invitational this past weekend at the Dishman Pool in Portland. A fun highlight of the weekend’s competition included one of the HRV Osprey swimmers achieving their very first state “A” qualifying times — Maxwell Graves (8 and Under boys) in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time 56.75 second. This allows Max to compete with the fastest swimmers in the state at the Oregon Swimming 10 & Under Championships in February in that event.
The Osprey had many other notable swims. Dhani Freeland (15 & Over girls) had the fastest 200-yard individual medley in her age group for a win in that event, and was our only event winner this weekend. Freeland also finished second in the 200-yard free, third in both the 100-yard free and 100-yard butterfly and was fifth in both the 100-yard breaststroke and 50-yard freestyle events.
Nadia Smith (15 & Over girls) had three top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke, sixth place in the 200-yard freestyle and 10th place in the 100-yard butterfly.
Celilo Brun (13-14 girls) did a personal best in the 200-yard butterfly and finished second in that event along with two other top-10 finishes in the 200-yard IM (fifth) and the 200-yard breaststroke (eighth). Clayton Lee (13-14 boys) broke into the top 10 with a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke. Faith Ocheskey (13-14 girls) scored with a 12th-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle and achieved a “B” time in both the 200-yard freestyle and 50-yard freestyle events. Jade Smith (13-14 girls) broke into the top 10 with a seventh-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke.
Miyuki Gerald (11-12 girls) dropped five seconds off her personal best time in the 50-yard breaststroke.
Skyla Hollowell (9-10 girls) swam to a fifth-place finish in both the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard IM and achieved her first 10-year-old state “A” qualifying time in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 37.85 and a seventh-place finish. Nora Sandoval (9-10 girls) scored points in the 200-yard freestyle with an 11th-place finish. Thea Smith (9-10 girls) had top-10 finishes in all four of her events — third place in the 200-yard freestyle, sixth in the 100-yard IM, eighth in the 50-yard freestyle and ninth in the 100-yard freestyle event. Ivy Collins (9-10 girls) had a three-second drop for a personal best in the 50-yard freestyle, plus, swam two new events she had never done before, including the 100-yard freestyle and 50-yard backstroke events. Michelle Graves (9-10 girls) swam to state “A” qualifying times in all four of her events, including the 200-yard freestyle, a new event she hadn’t competed in before. She also placed in the top 10 with seventh-place finishes in both the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard IM events.
The 8 and Under team also had a great meet.
Willow Hollowell (8) placed fourth in both the 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard breaststroke events, and was fifth in both the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard IM. James Schofield (8) dropped six seconds off his 25-yard freestyle time from when he swam it last month and dropped five seconds off his 25-yard backstroke. Oliver Schofield (8) placed in the top 10 in all three of his events — eighth in the 50-yard freestyle, ninth in the 25-yard backstroke, and 10th in the 25-yard freestyle.
Leah Sandoval (7) dropped more than three seconds in both her 25-yard freestyle and 25-yard backstroke events.
Claire Couvreux (5) did a best time in her 25-yard backstroke, while Colin Gerald (8) dropped 18 seconds off his 25-yard backstroke as well.