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Thread: Women's Swim Recruiting: Class of 2017

  1. #301
    Quote Originally Posted by juarezbear View Post
    Please refresh my memory as to who MSH is?
    MSH is 2018 recruit Mary-Sophie Harvey. She's a distance oriented IMer with even more upside than fellow Canadian Darcel. Based on an interview in the 2018 recruiting thread,worries about the French Canadian language barrier appear to be overblown. Don't know about spelling, but clearly MSH's vocabulary is much more advanced than UAC's. MSH actually uses words that civilized/educated North Americans recognize.

    Penny is Penny Oleksisk, Canadian Olympic medalist heroine and featured in tedbear's avatar. Reasonable chance that either/both MSH and Penny will turn pro and still swim for Canadian colleges.

  2. #302

    2017 cif-ss

    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post

    Note that several of these Baby Bears have yet to participate in their rested SCY meet for this season (in particular the in-state recruits since the CA sectionals & State Champs equiv. aren't typically scheduled until May), so may improve their times further once these championship meets have taken place. Also seem to recall that Dannie didn't race her HS states this year, not certain if it was an injury-related issue or something else...
    2017 CIF Southern Section Champs are underway. Prelims for Division 1 took place Thurs, to be followed by Sat Finals @ 5 pm.

    Haven't checked on all the race outcomes for our incoming , but live results can be monitored here: http://faculty.polytechnic.org/cifss...7-D1/index.htm


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    Of some note was Alicia Harrison's 27.91 breast split for Ventura in the 200 Medley Relay. Let's see if she can improve upon that in the finals session...



    Would be ever so fab for us if Ali can drop down to the upper 26s to low 27s after a season of training under Teri & Ian, as that would allow Abbey to throw down an insane anchor to increase our chances of repeating this relay title now that Bears will no longer have the luxury of using Farida to close out the race! For some perspective, Abbey had busted out a 26.67 @ 2017 NCAAs, and a 27.00 @ 2017 Pac-12s.

    To demo her versatility, Ali had anchored Ventura to a 7th seeded spot for finals with her 50.62 split in the 400 Free Relay prelims session (her relay teammates in the 53 to 54 sec range).

    She also claimed the #2 seed behind Nikol Popov with a 1:01.39 in the 100 Breast prelims.

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    FINALS UPDATE => Ali killed it with a dominating 27.71 breast split to propel Ventura High to an upset win in the 200 Medley Relay finals!! Next fastest breast split in the field was a 28.93.


    Ventura girls win 200 medley relay

    Definitely positions Ali for consideration for a medley relay spot @ 2018 NCAAs, esp if she can drop more time in her upcoming freshie year.

    For reference, the corresponding medley relay splits @ 2017 Pac-12s for our Bears were 27.00 (Abbey), 27.76 (Marina), 28.15 (Maija), 28.59 (Alexa B). Marina & Celina won't be around for the forthcoming season, and whilst Maija did make great progress this past season, her forte tends to lie in the longer distances. Thleen's prob more valuable on the backstroke leg in this relay, with Amy in play as well for this lead off position. Naturally fellow 2017 commits Sarah, Dannie, Lexa & Natalie may have something to say about claiming a spot here lol.


    Alicia Harrison, Ventura

    Although Ali didn't lower her times further in her individual events from prelims (PB of 49.87 @ 100 Free, and 1:01.39 @ 100 Breast), she claimed the runner-up spot in the Championship final for both of these 2 events (50.02 @ 100 Free & 1:01.78 @ 100 Breast). Also anchored Ventura to a 6th place finish with a 50.72 free split in the concluding 400 Free Relay.


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    Our other SoCal Div 1 recruit was busy too! Alexa Skorus Neely laying claim to the #2 seed in the 200 IM behind Nikol, in a time of 2:03.29:



    Alexa (or is it Lexa...or perhaps Lexi?? ) had also qualified as the top seed in the B final of the 100 Breast with her 1:04.70


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 05-16-2017 at 06:18 AM. Reason: finals photos

  3. #303

    2017 cif state meet

    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
    2017 CIF Southern Section Champs are underway.

    Although Ali didn't lower her times further in her individual events from prelims (PB of 49.87 @ 100 Free, and 1:01.39 @ 100 Breast), she claimed the runner-up spot in the Championship final for both of these 2 events (50.02 @ 100 Free & 1:01.78 @ 100 Breast). Also anchored Ventura to a 6th place finish with a 50.72 free split in the concluding 400 Free Relay.
    Very impressed by Alicia Harrison's performances @ the 2017 California High School Swimming Girls State Championship this weekend!

    Standout race for our 2017 recruit had to be the 100 Breast A final, where Ali stormed to 2nd place not that far behind furdette-to-be Grace Zhao who took the win in 1:00.66.

    Noteworthy here was Ali dipping into the minute territory for the first time in her career, with her new PB of 1:00.80! (prev lifetime best = 1:01.22 from Dec 2016)

    Harrison had also claimed 5th in the 100 Free with her 50.30.

    For reference, here are the current PBs in the 100 Breast for our women's swim team next year, including our incoming Bears + the 2017 saplings:


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    100y Breast (2017 NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 59.04)


    ~ 2017 NCAA A Final Qualifying Time (8th) = 59.06 ~
    - N/A -


    ~ 2017 NCAA B Final Qualifying Time (16th) = 59.81 ~
    Kathleen Baker ....... 59.37...... 2014 Mar


    ~ 2017 NCAA Slowest Invited Time (38th) = 1:00.34 ~
    - N/A -



    ~ 2017 NCAA 'B' Cut: 1:02.49 ~
    �� Grace Zhao ...... 1:00.54...... 2016 Dec*
    Maija Roses ......... 1:00.78...... 2017 Pac-12s**
    �� Ali Harrison ...... 1:00.80...... 2017 May*
    Abbey Weitzeil ..... 1:00.86...... 2016 Georgia Fall Invite*
    Keaton Blovad ...... 1:01.02...... 2015 Mar
    �� Brooke Forde .... 1:01.61...... 2017 Mar*
    �� Sarah Darcel ....... 1:01.79...... {converted times per BearDevil}
    �� Dannie Dilsaver . 1:02.03...... 2016 Nov*



    ~ Outside of a 2017 NCAA 'B' cut ~
    Alexa Buckley ........ 1:02.51...... 2017 Pac-12s**
    �� Lexa Skorus-Neely 1:02.81...... 2016 May
    �� Natalie Tuck ...... 1:04.02...... 2017 Feb*




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    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
    Ali killed it with a dominating 27.71 breast split to propel Ventura High to an upset win in the 200 Medley Relay finals!! Next fastest breast split in the field was a 28.93.

    Definitely positions Ali for consideration for a medley relay spot @ 2018 NCAAs, esp if she can drop more time in her upcoming freshie year.

    For reference, the corresponding medley relay splits @ 2017 Pac-12s for our Bears were 27.00 (Abbey), 27.76 (Marina), 28.15 (Maija), 28.59 (Alexa B). Marina & Celina won't be around for the forthcoming season, and whilst Maija did make great progress this past season, her forte tends to lie in the longer distances. Thleen's prob more valuable on the backstroke leg in this relay, with Amy in play as well for this lead off position. Naturally fellow 2017 commits Sarah, Dannie, Lexa & Natalie may have something to say about claiming a spot here lol.
    Ali had actually started off today's finals session with quite a bang, propelling her Ventura HS team to the title in the 200 Medley Relay, with her fastest 50y Breast split to date of 27.68 (surpassing last week's 27.71 from sectionals)! Only breast leg to go under 28 sec in the entire field, with Zhao's 28.07 representing the 2nd fastest.



    If I recall correctly, Ali was one of the most enthusiastic Cal recruits in this class, even attended some of last season's duals with her mum to cheer on her future teammates. Couldn't be happier for our baby , yaaaay!!!

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    Fellow commit Sophie Krivokapic-Zhou had also raced in the A finals at States, taking 5th in the 100 Back (54.62), and 8th in the 100 Fly (55.22).

    2018 prospects such as Amalie Fackenthal, Elise Garcia, Hallie Kinsey, Mikki Thompson, Izzi Henig & Vivian Wang competed as well. Their results can be checked here:


    Not the appropriate thread for this mention so I'll keep it brusque lol, but basically 2017 signees on the men's side made their mark today too @ their respective States - Daniel Carr in CO, Bryce Mefford & Jarod Hatch in CA.

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