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CONCORD, California, July 28. A pair of records occurred in front of a live international audience as two Pacific Swimming records fell during the live SwimmingWorld.TV broadcast of the Far Western Long Course Championships this evening.
Rovella's Chloe Isleta, 12, lowered the girls 11-12 400 IM Pacific Swimming record with a time of 5:10.91, cutting more than seven seconds from her preliminary time of 5:18.08. That time beat the 2001 mark of 5:11.11 set by Kate Dwelley. Dwelley is currently swimming with Stanford collegiately, and competed at the 2009 World Championships in Rome as a member of Team USA.
Palo Alto Stanford's Jesse Bergman, Sarah Liang, Jasmine Tosky and Maddy Schaefer crushed the Pacific Swimming record in the girls 15-18 200 medley relay with a time of 1:58.48. Orinda Aquatics held the previous record of 2:00.54 set back in 2005.
In the 17-18 events, Catherine Breed earned the women's 100 free crown in 58.44 before doubling up with a winning time of 5:05.71 in the women's 400 IM. Chris Dotson won the men's 100 free in 53.91, while Jose Luis Hernandez earned the men's 400 IM crown in 4:44.26.
In the 15-16 events, Julia Ama snagged the girls 100 free in 58.55, while Celina Li topped the girls 400 IM in 4:54.29. Chris Hausmann touched first in the boys 100 free with a 54.05, while Ronald Chen won the boys 400 IM in 4:40.93. Crow Canyon's Dillon Williams, Brett Usinger, Andy Wooldridge and Cody Tanabe won the boys 15-18 200 medley relay in 1:54.02.
In the 13-14 events, Natalie Amberg cleared 1:00 to win the girls 100 free in 59.82. Katie Shannahan earned the girls 400 IM title in 5:09.84. Nick Silverthorn claimed the boys 100 free in 54.69, while Noah Stewart snagged the boys 400 IM in 4:45.06. Osprey's Catherine Ladd, Rachel Owen, Linnea Mack and Jasmine Yaghutiel finished first in the girls 200 medley relay with a 2:05.59. Palo Alto Stanford's William Lee, Tommy Tai, Andrew Liang and Sean Nguyen earned the boys 200 medley relay title in 1:56.42, just missing the Pacific Swimming standard of 1:56.38 set by their own club last year.
In the 11-12 events, Sarah Shimomura claimed the girls 100 free in 1:00.64. Sarah Wang snatched the girls 50 fly win in 32.06. Maxime Rooney captured the boys 100 free in 58.57, while Grant Watson snatched the boys 50 fly in 29.36. Daichi Matsuda grabbed the boys 400 IM title in 5:01.08. Crow Canyon's Ariana Saghafi, Kaya Philapil, Brittany Usinger and Gianna Garcia took home the girls 200 medley relay in 2:09.49. Palo Alto Stanford's Joe Molinari, Matsuda, Alex Liang and Bo Field won the boys 200 medley relay in 2:09.36.
In the 10&U events, Karah Folk won the girls 100 free in 1:06.19, while Romina Fierro topped the girls 50 fly in 34.08. Ben Wooldridge snared the boys 100 free in 1:05.80, while also doubling with a 33.79 to win the boys 50 fly. De Anza Cupertino's Joyce Lin, Flora Dong, Sarah Savage and Anna Zhou won the girls 200 medley relay with a 2:27.98. Santa Clara's Nathan Yates, David McKenna, Chris Grey and Gianluca Bencomo topped the boys 200 medley relay in 2:25.36.
In open distance swims, Aidan Burns posted the top men's 1500 free with a 17:49.28.