The afternoon session of the NMISF Swim Meet last Saturday proved to be more productive, as participants surpassed the number of PBTs registered in the morning races.
After tallying 25 PBTs in the morning session, Saipan Swim Club and Tsunami Saipan Swimming Center bets recorded 52 more from the six events that concluded the competition at the Kan Pacific Swimming Pool.
In the opening 50m breaststroke alone, 14 PBTs were made. Tsunami's Daime Rivera clocked in at 45.37 seconds to eclipse her 47.24 seconds and set the fastest time in the girls races. Aika Watanabe, also of Tsunami, chopped off more than three seconds from her old PBT (from 1:06.87 to 1:03.20), while SSC's Coume Kaga (1:14.22 to 1:03.60) and Ayaka Sato (1:31.65 to 1:26.11) also earned new PBTs.
In the boys division, Kensuke Kimura had the best time at 33.41 seconds, faster than his previous PBT of 33.93 seconds, while fellow Tsunami swimmer Kaito Yanai earned PBT and age group marks (as reported earlier) with his 35.10 seconds.
Still in the 50m breaststroke results, three swimmers broke the one-minute barrier and got PBTs. The list include SSC's Akira Kadokura (from 1:01.72 to 56.47 seconds) and R.J. Pierce (from 1:00.64 to 58.39 seconds), and Tsunami's Juhn Tenorio (1:03.98/59.98 seconds). Other swimmers who posted PBTs in the first race in the afternoon session were Tsunami's Towa Irinaka (1:04.00/1:01.82) and SSC's Jinnosuke Suzuki (1:06.31/1:02.23), Taiyo Akimaru (1:12.02/1:06.04), and Rintaro Miyawaki (1:12.25/1:10.11).
Another sprint event-the 50m freestyle-had the most PBTs (21) logged in the afternoon races. SSC's Victoria Chentsova led the girls race with her 30.65 seconds, less than a second faster than her old PBT (31.55 seconds). Also making new PBTs in the girls division were Tsunami's Kathrine Illahi (43.31 seconds), Aika Watanabe (47.39 seconds), and Sophia Gauran (48.65 seconds) and SSC's Jinie Thompson (58.44 seconds), Suzana Villagomez (1:00.99), and Nieves Villagomez (1:16.66).
In the boys 50m freestyle race, Tsunami's Takumi Sugie had the fastest and PBT at 29.08 seconds, while 12 others also eclipsed their seed times. The list include Tsunami's Hiroto Yanai (30.58 seconds), Mark Maestro (37.56 seconds), Kenshiro Yana (40.07 seconds), and Tenorio (43.75 seconds) and SSC's Christian Villacrusis (33.66 seconds), Lennosuke Suzuki (37.43 seconds), Taiga Sato (38.30 seconds), Michael (41.89 seconds) and Michail (44.81 seconds) Villagomez, Miyawaki (45.95 seconds), Kadokura (49.27 seconds), and Richard Villagomez (55.18 seconds).
For the longer 100m freestyle, Chentsova was also the fastest in the girls and got her second PBT after timing in at 1:06.95, shaving more than a second from her previous PBT (1:08.08). Tsunami's Miku Tammy made both PB and 9 to 10 age group records, as reported earlier with her 1:08.14, while 11 others also surpassed their seed times.
Tammy's teammates Angel De Jesus (1:08.49) and Hiroto (1:06.90) Ryuto (1:11.90), and Kenshiro (1:31.92) Yanai also had PBTs in the 100m freestyle, along with SSC's Conatsu (1:43.25) and Coume (1:55.43) Kaga, Villacrusis (1:20.36), Taiga Sato (1:24.13), Michael (1:34.72) and Michail (1:46.02) Villagomez, and Miyawaki (1:38.56).
In the 100m backstroke, only two earned PBTs, while the last two races of the day-the 200m backstroke and 200m breaststroke-had all four swimmers getting new PBTs.
Tsunami's Kyona Rivera timed in at 1:52.68 in the 100m backstroke, about 20 seconds faster than her old PBT (2:11.94), while Sugie also had a better time, logging 1:15.34 from 1:18.18.
In the 200m backstroke, Tsunami's Tan had a PBT of 2:50.91 (from 2:56.99), while Tammy tallied both PBT and age group record (2:49.27). The 200m breaststroke was also an all-Tsunami race with Kensuke Kimura marking a PBT (2:35.19) and Kaito Yanai having the same feat with his 2:39.65, which is also a new age group record in the 13 to 14 division.