Newport swim team swimmer breaks 30 year old state record.
Bobo-Shisler (8) medaled in all six of her individual events at the meet with three State Championships in individual events, two second place finishes and one third place finish, all by at the same time breaking three team records and one state record unbroken since 1982. Bobo-Shisler won the girls 8 and under 50 yard Freestyle (31.45), 25 yard Freestyle (14.80), and 25 yard Backstroke (16.78). Team Records in both the 50 Yard Freestyle and 25 Yard Backstroke. The 25 Yard Backstroke time of 16.78 would also be fast enough to break thirty-two year old Oregon swimming record of 16.91 held in 1982 by Amy Ward of the Bend Swim Team. Bobo-Shisler would have strong second place finishes in the Girls 8 and under 50 yard backstroke (36.75) and 100 yard Freestyle (1:09.98), with the 100 yard freestyle being in Team Record time.
The Newport Swim Team sends ten swimmers to the 10 and under OSI State Swim Championships February 18th and 19th in Springfield Or. Saturday Started out with Big Time Drops in the Girls and Boys 9 Year Old 200 yard Freestyle event. Chyanna Blackburn (9) placed 15th with a time of 2:49.25 dropping ten seconds from her pervious time. Caden Shanks (9) and Tristan Scarborough (9) placed 10th and 11th respectfully with times of 2:46.39 and 2:48.56. Shanks dropped ten seconds as Scarborough dropped four seconds. Alina Chavez (9) kept the with the pace by placing 11th with a time of 1:41.29 in the girls 100 yard butterfly, dropping five seconds from her pervious time. Kolby Spink (10) kept things moving for Newport with a strong 18th place finish in the 50 yard backstroke with a personal best time of 39.35. Vinny OneStar-McCabe (9), kept the momentum going with a solid 12th place finish in the boys 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:49.78. Erynn Hubbard (8) continued the success with a finish of 12th place in the Girls 8 and under 50 Yard Backstroke with a personal best time of 45.67. Saturday ended with a strong 6th place finish by the boys 10 and under 200 yard Freestyle Relay team consisting of Kolby Spink, Kai Daniels (10), Lucas Ellingson-Cosenza (10), and Tristan Scarborough with a time of 2:14.75. Relay swimmer Ellingson-Cosenza (10) competed in the Boys 10 year old 100 yard backstroke and finished 24th with a time of 1:28.04. Makana Blake also qualified for four events, but was unable to attend this meet.
Newport swim team swimmer heads to Sectionals in five events
Newport’s success was highlighted by two young swimmers who out swam most if not all of the swimmers at the meet. Kai Daniels (10) and Lauren Bobo-Shisler (8) had performances that brought in results only a young swimmer can dream of. Daniels Medaled in four out of six events with finishes of 8th in both the Boys 50 yard Breaststroke and Boys 50 yard Freestyle with times of (40.43) and (29.32) respectfully. And with places of 7th in the boys 50 yard butterfly with a time of 34.62, which was also a North West Age Group Sectionals Qualifying time, making that number five for Daniels who will be swimming in the meet at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way Washington, March 30th-April 1st. Daniels highest finish at the meet was a 6th place finish In the boys 100 yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:27.76.
The Newport Swim Team swimmers have been traveling to multiple meets over the past 6 months to earn a chance to swim at the State Meet. The Newport Swim Team Coach is thrilled and excited about this teams potential and Future. The Teams Next meet will be held in North Bend on Saturday March 17th.
The Team worked extremely hard over the past 6 months and have made tremendous progress. It helps when you have the hardest working team in the state, which it feels like sometimes during practices. There are great things to come from ALL the Newport Swimmers in upcoming months I feel, they are doing some magic things in the waters of the Newport Swimming Pool!