JSerra senior records third-fastest mile in U.S. this year to lead a contingent of local athletes who qualify for state finals during Friday’s CIF Southern Section Masters Meet.
She did it again.
A week after taking down a 28-year-old record in the 1600 meters at the CIF Southern Section championships at Cerritos College, JSerra senior Katherine Delaney was back in Norwalk Friday for the Masters Meet and turning heads again, this time by chalking up the third-fastest current mile mark in the United States, a 4 minute 42.95-second gem, good for first place overall by a wide margin.
JSerra’s swim team had a season of many “firsts” in 2010. The list of accomplishments is long and impressive. The girls team finished third in the Trinity League, their highest finish yet. The boys team brought home the first team trophy in program history finishing third at the Murrietta Invite. 22 swimmers were recognized as scholar athletes.
Two JSerra swimmers – Daniel Early and Casey Mims – had particularly exceptional seasons. Early competed in the Masters High School meet on May 18, where e placed 15th overall. He achieved All-American Consideration in the 500 free, league titles in 200 free and 500 free, CIF Automatic times in 500 free, and CIF Consideration times in 200 free, just to name a few. Early has signed to swim at UC San Diego in the fall.
Mims won the league titles in 100 fly and 100 breast. She achieved new meet records in 100 butterfly, All-American Automatic times in 100 breast and 100 IM, All-American consideration times in 100 fly, CIF Automatic times in 100 fly, 100 breast, and 200 IM, and CIF Consideration time in 100 free. Mims was named Girls Swimming Athlete of the Week by the OC Register.
Sam Miller obtained CIF Automatic time in 100 back, as did the girls 400 free relay squad. The boys and girls 200 medley relay squads, girls 200 free relay squad, Hailey Chisholm (200 IM, 100 breast), and Kat Delaney (100 free, 100 breast) achieved CIF Consideration times.
Out of the water, the swim team collected over 1,000 pair of socks for the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen in Santa Ana. The collection was presented to Loaves and Fishes by the team on March 27.
Congratulations to the JSerra swim team and Coach Mary McLaughlin for a fantastic 2010 season.