Napa Valley Swim Team’s Hayden Corley and Mia Facey turned in record-setting performances at the recent USA Swimming Junior National Championships, held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.
Facey swam the 100-yard butterfly in 55.90 seconds, eclipsing NVST team records for the 15-16 age group and Senior division (previous record for both was 57.38, set by Elise Roberts in 2011) and missing the time standard for the USA Swimming National Championships by one-hundredth of a second.
She also set a new team record for the 15-16 age group 200-yard butterfly with a 2:06.41, breaking a 25-year-old record (previous record was 2:06.61, held by Erika Moone, 1987). She also produced a lifetime best time in the 200 individual medley with a 2:06.48.
Corley swam to lifetime best times in the 100 breaststroke (58.35) and 200 breaststroke (2:06.58), but was so sure that he could perform even better that he registered for the optional time trials held at the meet. His confidence was justified as he bettered his time in both events with a 57.96 in the 100 breaststroke (new NVST 17-18 team record, previous record of 58.98 set by Corley in 2011) and 200 breaststroke (2:05.73). He also broke 2:00 for the first time in his 200 individual medley time trial with a 1:58.60.
Five NVST members recently competed at the 64th Annual Husky Invitational held in Federal Way, Wash. One of the longest-running swim meets in the nation, it attracted a field of collegiate and USA Swimming teams from throughout Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington and Canada.
Elise Roberts led NVST with a team record in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.39 preliminary swim, new NVST 17-18 age group and Senior record, previous 17-18 record of 1:08.83 set by Roberts in 2012, previous Senior record of 1:05.98 set by Roberts in 2011), a new team record in the 200 breaststroke (2:21.80, new NVST 17-18 record, previous record of 2:28.25 set by Robyn Miller in 2002) and final swims in the 100 breaststroke (17th, 1:05.71), 200 breaststroke (12th, 2:21.80) and 200 individual medley (2:07.68).
Other strong performances came from Alexandria Swanson in the 100 breaststroke (24th, 1:06.07) and 100 freestyle (54.10), Haley Murphy in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.45) and 100 freestyle (54.49), Megan Minor in the 200 freestyle (2:02.40) and 100 backstroke (1:01.40), and Omar Saldivar in the 100 butterfly (54.19), 200 individual medley (2:05.15), and 100 freestyle (51.46).
Several NVST members completed their competition for the calendar year at the recent Pacific Swimming Championships held at Diablo Valley College.
Elise Roberts turned in another record-setting performance with her second-place time of 2:19.86 in the women’s 200-yard breaststroke. With that swim, she set a new NVST 17-18 age group record (previous record 2:21.80, Roberts, 2012) and a new NVST Senior record (previous record 2:21.04, Roberts, 2011). Roberts also had a strong showing in the 100 breaststroke, earning second place with a 1:05.93 (1:05.74 prelims).
Other noteworthy swims were turned in by Haley Murphy in the 50 freestyle (fifth, 24.86; 24.76 preliminaries) and 100 freestyle (seventh, 54.57), Alexandria Swanson in the 50 free (25.24), 100 free (53.43), 100 breaststroke (third, 1:06.31) and 100 butterfly (1:00.77); Elyssa Jane Erickson in the 50 free (29.64, first time under 30 seconds), Louis Ayers in the 200 free (1:54.50), 500 free (5:07.05), 100 butterfly (56.48) and 200 butterfly (2:04.73); Bradley John Erickson in the 100 backstroke (59.42, first time under 1:00) and 100 fly (59.81, first time under 1:00), Nick Meyer in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.75), 200 breaststroke (2:14.80) and 200 individual medley (2:02.95); and Omar Saldivar in the 100 fly (54.28) and 200 fly (10th, 2:07.33; 2:06.13 prelims).