June 22, 2010 > Seals are "Super" against Glenmoor
Seals are "Super" against Glenmoor
Submitted By Tracy Uyeda
On Saturday, June 19, Seal coaches and swimmers came ready to compete in the East Bay Swim League meet against the closely matched Glenmoor Stingrays. Last season the Seals swam to a nail biting victory, out-swimming the Stingrays by just 20 points. This year, the bar was set high and Seals coach Ray Murphey voiced elevated expectations to Seal swimmers saying, "I expect to see you at practice and ready to compete hard against Glenmoor."
The spirit theme for the meet was "Super Hero" and the Seals were indeed super - swimming strong and defeating the Stingrays, 634-414.
The coaching staff is very pleased with the continued improvement of the Seal swimmers. Execution in both individual and team events continues to rise.
Sophia Xing placed first in all her events. The Medley Relay team of Katelyn Malpede, Hamasseh Pourhamzeh, Rachel Taylor and Michele Vasquez hit a solid time of 2:18.10. Brandon Ohata dropped 5.21 seconds off his butterfly, Natalie Dunn dropped 6.31 off her backstroke, Nicholas Chen dropped 3.61 seconds off his breast stroke, and Hoang Khanh Nguyen dropped 18 seconds off her breaststroke.
The Seals entered the Glenmoor meet with a 1-1 record. They won convincingly in their opening meet at home against the Treeview Dolphins. Despite competing tough against the Mission Valley Barracudas, the Seals fell short on their second meet. The win against Glenmoor improves the Seals record to 2-1 and the team looks forward to their fourth meet on Saturday, June 26, against the Warm Springs Gators.