Improved Fallon swim team aims for state
The next chapter of the swimming season is this weekend when the Greenwave competes in the 3A regional meet in Carson City.
Fallon, which saw improved times throughout the regular season, will compete for a state berth with the top-four finishers advancing to next week’s state championship. But in order to qualify for state, the Wave will need to move past Friday’s trials when the top eight advances to Saturday’s final heat in the individual events. The relays will not conduct a trial run.
Listed below is where the Greenwave stands before the Truckee meet on Saturday; results were not available. State qualifying times listed reflect the fourth-place swimmer in each event. The top four advance to state.
State-qualifying times: 26.26 (50-yard freestyle), 57.89 (100 free), 2:10.25 (200 free), 6:05.36 (500 free), 1:06.05 (100 backstroke), 45.37 (50 breaststroke), 1:17.81 (100 breast), 1:08.03 (100 fly) and 2:31.15 (200 Individual medley)
Emily Giovanetti leads the team with a 28.96 in the 50 free followed by Kamiah Henning at 29.71. Giovanetti posted a 1:05.39 in the 100 free followed by Hannah Rochna at 1:07.3, Henning at 1:07.83, Ashby Trotter at 1:10.06 and Larissa Sanches at 1:10.66.
Rochna leads the team in the 200 free at 2:28.92, followed by Sanches at 2:44.49 and Cara White at 2:59.95. Sanches leads the team in the 500 free at 6:58.06, followed by Giovanetti at 6:58.43 and Karly Frederick at 8:34.59. In the 100 back, Rochna posted a 1:14.25 followed by Giovanetti at 1:20.35, Kamiah Henning at 1:23.53 and Sanches at 1:24.81.
In the 50 breast, Natasha Emke is at 1:08.44 while Giovanetti posted a 1:23.42 in the 100 breast, followed by Adriana Hannen at 1:28.98 and Trotter at 1:31.87. In the 100 fly, Giovanetti recorded a 1:14.67, followed by Henning at 1:25.61 and Sanches at 1:28.52. Giovanetti has a 2:48.21 in the 200 IM and Sanches is at 2:56.31.
The 400 free relay team of Rochna, Kamiah Henning, Ashby Trotter and Giovanetti sits in fourth at 5:39.95 while the 200 free (Whitney Bernard, Darian Brough, Sanches and Karley Frederick) and 200 medley( Rochna, Trotter, Giovanetti and Henning) relays are in fifth at 2:06.33 and 2:17.96, respectively. Each needs to shave between five and seconds from their time to be in the top four.
State qualifying times: 24.57 (50 free), 53.65 (100 free), 5:39.14 (500 free), 37.96 (50 back), 1:03.81 (100 back), 43.53 (50 breast), 1:05.82 (100 breast), 59.80 (100 fly) and 2:21.67 (200 IM)
Ruben Alanis leads Fallon in the 50 free at 25.71 followed by Dominc Schulenberg at 26.75. Alanis also leads in the 100 free at 56.93 followed by Schulenberg at 1:00.08 and Justin Bivens at 1:03.04.
Kaden Grimes posted a 7:03.62 in the 500 free and 2:31.88 in the 200 free, and Hayden Hawk has a 43.03 in the 50 back. Bivens had a 2:32.72 in the 200 free in Carson followed by Brian Seline at 3:02.97. In the 100 back, Alanis leads the team at 1:10.85 followed by Schulenberg at 1:12.06.
Hawk leads Fallon in the 50 breast at 44.81 while Alanis posted a 1:10.83 in the 100 breast, followed by Seline at 1:20.00. Alanis also has a 1:10.20 in the 100 fly and a 2:30.62 in the 200 IM. Grimes posted a 2:59.36 in the 200 IM.
The 200 free and 200 medley relay teams, although in sixth, are only a couple seconds from being in the top four. The 200 free team of Spencer Knight, Bivens, Grimes and Alanis is at 1:50.33 and the 200 medley team of Grimes, Seline, Alanis and Bivens is at 2:06.77.