Miners clock personal bests in section pool
Nevada Union swimmers smashed one personal record after another at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships at Tokay High School in Lodi Saturday.
Mason Edwards posted his best-ever time in the 50-meter freestyle at 21.54 to take second place. The time was good enough to earn an All-American consideration for the UC-Santa Barbara-bound senior.
Francis Giuliani, Drew Harris and Ryan Stefani also got into the action with PRs of their won.
Giuliani, who plans to swim for UC-Davis next season according to NU assistant coach Taryn Knight, turned in career bests in both the 200- (1:46.48 seconds, ninth) and 500-meter freestyle (4:45.90, ninth).
Both Harris’ and Stefani’s mark came in the 100 free. Harris took third with a time of 47.82. Stefani was 14th at 50.22.
Edwards, who teamed with Jon Huffman-Eddy, Stefani and Harris to take second in the 200 free relay with an All American consideration time of 1:27.25, finished fourth in the 100 free at 47.84.
Harris was third in the 200 free (1:45.65). Huffman-Eddy finished seventh in the 500 free (4:47.57) and 11th in the 200 free (1:46.76).
Kayleigh Knight, who was NU’s only girls varsity competitor, took 14th in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.47).
The Miners also had more than their share of personal bests in the frosh/soph division.
Whitney Stephenson and Caitlin Lee posted career marks in each of their events to lead the girls to a third-place finish.
Stephenson won both the 200 free (1:55.09) and 100 backstroke (59.02). The time in the backstroke earned the sophomore All American consideration as well as a ticket to the Janet Evans Invitational in Santa Clara this summer.
Lee’s best times came in the 100 butterfly (1:01.14, second place) and 200 free (1:58.53, sixth).
The duo also teamed with Colleen Hauser and Stephanie Larson to take second in the 200 medley relay (1:56.61) and third in the 200 free relay (1:45.24).
For the boys, Andy Franks posted a pair of personal bests.
He took third in the 100 back (57.56) and ninth in the 200 free (1:53.06).
Jordan Golnik was 14th in the 200 free (1:56.45) and 16th in the 100 free (52.98).
Franks and Golnik teamed with Zachary Thomas and Jason Wetheren to take fifth in the 200 free relay at 1:36.17.
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