PBT rush in pentathlon meet
Personal best times were recorded one after another in the first four events of last Saturday’s 2014-2015 SSC Pentathlon Swim Meet at the Kan Pacific Swimming Pool.
The weekend meet’s first four events featured the 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 50m butterfly, and 100m butterfly races with the former drawing the most PBTs with 26.
All six swimmers in the girls 9 to 10 division achieved PBTs in the 50m backstroke with Tsunami Saipan’s Nanaka Watanabe leading the field with her 45.06 seconds (from 50.03). Other PBT getters were Saipan Swim Club’s Jinie Thompson (51.57 seconds), Coume Kaga (52.49), Ayaka Sato (1:03.88), and Tsunami Saipan’s Natsuki Nagata (53.16) and Ayumi Obligacion (59.58).
In the girls 11 to 12, five of the six swimmers gained PBTs: Tsunami Saipan’s Sophia Gauran (41.34) and Aika Watanabe (42.31) and SSC’s Conatsu (44.14), Jin Ju Thompson (45.87), and Jasmin Frink (51.01). Other female swimmers who notched PBTs in their respective age groups were U8’s Ashley Dangol (43.69) and Shaunalyn Babauta (1:00.73) of Tsunami Saipan.
In the boys U8 division, Tsunami Saipan’s Hans Xu and Isaiah Aleksenko set PBTs of 44.46 seconds and 48.11 seconds, respectively. Anthony Camacho-Deleon Guerrero (44.72), Suzuki Rentaro (58.31), and Tomie Kenta (58.32) also of Tsunami Saipan, and SSC’s Jinnozuke Suzuki (43.68) had the same feat in the 9 to 10 age group.
Completing the list of PBT getters in the boys division were 11 to 12’s Lennosuke Suzuki (39.08 seconds), Taiga Sato (41.72), Rinto Takahashi (43.03), and R.J. Pierce (46.67) of SSC and Tsunami Saipan’s Yoshino Jhota (48.01).
In the longer race—the 100m backstroke—three male swimmers earned PBTs with Tsunami Saipan’s Kaito Yanai logging the fastest time at 1:14.07.Kento Akimaru and Christian Villacrusis of SSC submitted the two other PBTs in the boys division after recording 1:16.20 and 1:21.53, respectively.
In the girls division, three Tsunami Saipan swimmers bagged PBTs: Angel De Jesus (1:26.70) and siblings Kyona (1:28.66) and Daime Rivera (1:39.72).
The Rivera sisters also posted PBTs in the 100m butterfly event with Kyona registering 1:33.29 and Daime tallying 1:42.26. In the boys division, Akimaru (1:13.38) and Villacrusis (1:19.22) and Tsunami Saipan’s Mark Maestro (1:35.20) and Yanai (1:08.03) reset their PBTs.
In the shorter event—the 50m butterfly, 19 PBTs were recorded.
In the girls division 10 got PBTs. The list includes Dangol (39.49 seconds), Kana Suzuki (53.79), Nanaka Watanabe (45.10), Coume Kaga (49.20), Nantsuki Nagata (58.28), Miku Tammy (32.38), Gauran (38.91), Aika Watanabe (39.83), Conatsu Kaga (42.36), and Jin Ju Thompson (43.31).
In the boys U8 division, Aleksenko and Xu logged PBTs with their 40.92 and 43.03 seconds, respectively, while Camacho Deleon-Guerrero (38.94), Jinnosuke Suzuki (39.84), Miyawaki (46.05), Rentaro Suzuki (1:06.63), Lennosuke Suzuki (36.63), Sato (40.95), and Yoshino (50.62) had the same feat.
Meanwhile, results in eight other events will be reported in Saipan Tribune next week.