January 17, 2006 > Victoria flies to Gold in Junior Olympics
Victoria flies to Gold in Junior Olympics
by Praveena Raman
Victoria Lee of Fremont, a 12-year-old, snagged the first place in the 50 yard girls butterfly event at the December Junior Olympics. Victoria, a member of the Flying Fish team of ClubSport Fremont, also placed third in the 50 yard free style, sixth in the 100 yard and seventh in the 200 yard butterfly events. Among the boys 13-year-old Rohan Patnaik placed second in the 100 yard butterfly event.
Flying Fish swimmers continue to make waves in swim meets around California, even on cold winter days. Together with Victoria and Rohan, nine other swimmers placed in the Junior Olympics meet that took place at Oceana High School in Pacifica. Following this event, 85 Flying Fish swimmers participated in the winter swim meet in Pleasanton.
Junior Olympics Results
Girls: Sasha Alcon (12) 5th in the 1650 Free, 14th in the 200 Free; Lauren Damian (12) 14th in the 50 Fly; Victoria Lee (12) 1st in the 50 Fly, 3rd in 50 Free, 6th in the 100 yard Fly, 7th in the 200 yard Fly; Jennifer XU (11) 8th in the 50 Free, 14th in the 50 Breast; Katie Ritter (12) 12th in the 1650 Free.
Boys: Rohan Patnaik (13) 2nd in the 100 Fly, 9th in the 200 Fly, 15th in the 200 IM, and 200 Back; Justin Ho (10) 8th in the 50 Breast, 11th in the 50 Back, 12th in the 100 IM, 13th in the 100 Back; Garrett Chan (10) 7th in the 50 Back; Alex Chen (12) 10th in the 50 Breast; Anthony Chon (14) 12th in the 200 Breast, 13th in the 100 Breast; Jeffrey Pietkeiwicz (12) 16th in the 500 Free; Jonathon Hsia (14) 14th in the 100 Back.
Winter Swim Meet Results:
The following swimmers bettered 100 percent of entered times: Perry Dai, Kevin Hoang, Madhuri Narayan, Rohan Narayan, Aaron Lu, Pauline Nguyen, Jessica Sevilla, Christian Tan, Kyle Wang, Vanessa Wang, Ernest Wong, Nathan Wong, and Jane Yu.
The follwing swimmers had new A times: Rachel Yu 50 Free and 50 Back, Parsa Ganjooi 25 Breast, Anthony Yeung 25 Back, Eric Lam 100 Breast, Alex Yaung 200 Free and 100 Fly, Eileen Nguyen 200 Back, Alex Ruff 50 Back, Jennifer XU 200 IM, and Brent Hsu 50 Free and 200 Free.
The following Flying Fish had new and improved AA times: Daniel Lim 100 Breast and Rohan Patnaik 500 Free.
New Junior Olymics Times
Alex Yaung 50 and 100 Fly and 50 and 200 Free; Eric Lam 100 Breast and 100 Fly; Eileen Nguyen 200 Back and 200 IM; and Jennifer Xu 200 IM.
New Pacific Regional Times
Garrett Chan 100 Back