Arizona Age Group Regionals Recap



Thirty-four RIO swimmers put on a great performance at the 2012 Arizona Age Group Region One Championship Meet at Phoenix Country Day Aquacenter.  The Region Meet is a Championship Meet designed for swimmers one level below our State Championship Meet.  The meet provides an opportunity for swimmers to get one last chance to qualify for the State Meet.  Congratulations to 11 RIO swimmers who won 17 individual Region titles – McKinley Becraft, Maddie Brown, Madison Desroches, Kalli Fama, Jeremy Lacsa and Ryleigh Weight each won 2 events while William Cao, Landon Driggers, Taylor Hall, Ben Hill and Riley McKenna each won one event.  Our 13-14 Boys 400 Medley Relay Team of Jimmie Romero, Jason Qian, Richard Cao and Jeremy Lacsa brought home our single relay win and Region title – Congratulations Boys!  RIO swimmers had 136 Best Times led by Madison Desroches, Ben Hill, Kendall MacGregor and Madison Rincon each with 8 best times.  Maddie Brown had 7 best times while Amanda Bley, Sydney Chun, Taylor Hall, Jeremy Lacsa, Riley McKenna, Madeleine Ramos and Emily Stock each had 6. Congratulations to William Cao who picked up his first ever State Q times in the 50 & 100 Breaststrokes.  In addition to William’s 2 new State Q times, RIO swimmers picked up 27 additional State Q times with Maddie Brown leading the way with 6, Ben Hill 4, Kalli Fama & Mya White each with 3, Taylor Hall & Riley McKenna each with 2 and Cristian Alvarado, Madison Desroches, Landon Driggers, Jeremy Lacsa, Emily Stock, Ryleigh Weight and Anthony Wokasch each with one.  Congratulations to everyone for a fabulous Region Championship Meet.

Region Individual Winners

McKinley Becraft:  11-12 100 & 200 Breast
Maddie Brown:  11-12 50 Fly & 200 IM
William Cao:  10&UN 50 Breast
Madison Desroches:  10&UN 50 & 100 Breast
Landon Driggers:  10&UN 500 Free
Kalli Fama:  10&UN 100 Free & 200 IM
Taylor Hall:  10&UN 100 Back
Ben Hill:  10&UN 100 Breast
Jeremy Lacsa:  13-14 100 Back & 1650 Free
Riley McKenna:  10&UN 100 IM
Ryleigh Weight:  13-14 500 & 1000 Free

Region Relay Winners

13-14 Boys 400 Medley Relay
Jimmie Romero, Jason Qian, Richard Cao, Jeremy Lacsa

NEW State Q Times

Cristian Alvarado – 10&UN 500 Free
Maddie Brown – 11-12 50 Fly, 200 Free, 100 IM, 100 Free, 200 Back, 200 IM
William Cao – 10&UN 50 & 100 Breast
Madison Desroches – 10&UN 100 Breast
Landon Driggers – 10&UN 500 Free
Kalli Fama – 10&UN 50 Breast, 100 Free, 200 IM
Taylor Hall – 10&UN 50 & 100 Back
Ben Hill – 10&UN 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 Free, 100 Breast
Jeremy Lacsa – 13-14 1650 Free
Riley McKenna – 10&UN 100 IM, 100 Free
Emily Stock – 10&UN 100 Back
Ryleigh Weight – 13-14 1000 Free
Mya White – 11-12 50 Back, 50 Free, 200 IM
Anthony Wokasch – 13-14 1650 Free

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  • Posted at 3:00pm on Jan 31, 2011

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