Tyler Lu, Anicka Delgado Among Winners on Night 2 of Santa Clara Futures

Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold/Aringo

By Bryan Gu, Swimming World Intern.

Night 2 of Santa Clara Futures began with a victory in the women’s 200 freestyle by 15 year old Anicka Delgado in a time of 2:04.30. Delgado was recently a member of Santa Margarita High School’s National Independent High School record breaking 4×100 freestyle relay. Taylor Hosmer and Jillian Hatch took second and third in 2:05.54 and 2:05.66 respectively. Hatch was leading at the 100 meter mark by over a second, flipping in 1:00.20, but Hosmer’s strong back half led to her ultimately marginal victory.

The men’s 200 freestyle was a much closer race as the top three finishers all slid under 1:54. Dominic Dalpiaz of the Walnut Creek Aquabears took first in 1:53.23, while Shane Forker of the Cal Aquatics dropped more than a half second off his personal best to take second in 1:53.38. Trenton Martinez, the only high school student on the podium, took third in 1:53.76. Martinez continues his hot streak as he was a member of the winning Tualatin Hills Swim Club 4×200 freestyle relay last night.

It took under a 1:14 to get on the podium tonight in the women’s 100 breaststroke as the final was won by Katrina Hage of Rio Salado Swim Club in a time 1:13.46. Young talents Tegan Preston and Abby Maoz took second and third respectively in 1:13.87 and 1:13.98.

Anthony Moore won the men’s 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.12.

Bianca Preciado of La Mirada Swim Club took first in the 100 butterfly with a 1:02.41, while Elizabeth Cook of Tualatin Hills Swim Club took second in 1:02.89. Hatch came third with a new best time of 1:03.19 for her second bronze medal of the night, as she had taken third in the 200 freestyle earlier in the meet.

Thomas Hall of Central Area Aquatics Team was the only man under 56 tonight in the men’s 100 fly, winning with a time of 55.74. Spencer Daily of Orinda Aquatics and Felix Chiun of De Anza Cupertino Aquatics took second and third in 56.16 and 56.31 respectively.

15 year-old Bianca Yongyuth swam a fast 4:57.28 to win the women’s 400 IM.

Age group phenom Tyler Lu, a key member of King Aquatic’s many age group record breaking relays, won the men’s 400 IM tonight in 4:32.16. That time was more than 10 seconds faster than he was this time last year and a little more than 7 seconds faster than his prelim time of 4:39.24. Incoming Cornell freshman Min Zhi Chua dropped three seconds to take second in a new best time of 4:32.66. It was a close race as Lu created a four second separation during the backstroke leg, only for Chua to come charging home in a 1:01.10 – missing Lu by half a second. Dominic Falcon of Irvine Nova Aquatics took third in 4:34.60, leading at the first 100, before dropping off pace.

Full results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2017 USA Swimming Futures Santa Clara

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Author: Bryan Gu

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Bryan Gu is a high school junior at the Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut. Although not a highly competitive swimmer, what he lacks in speed, he makes up for in enthusiasm.

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