Community roundup: Youth Swimmer sets two records

  • Mon Apr 16th, 2012 5:04pm
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Mitch Hovis of Mukilteo set two Pacific Northwest Swimming records at the 2012 Northwest Region Short Course Age Group Championships held March 30-April 1 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Competing in the boys 11-12 age division, Hovis set age-division marks in winning the 100-yard breaststroke (1 minute, 3.09 seconds) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:19.18). His times each rank among the top five in the nation this year for his age group.

Hovis, 12, also placed first and set a meet record in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 29.57. He swam in three other individual events at the competition, finishing second in the 100-yard individual medley (1:00.39), and third in the 200-yard individual medley (2:11.76) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:40.53).

He also was part of four medal-winning relays for his KING Aquatic Club.

KING Aquatic Club won the combined team title at the championships, which brought together more than 1,000 swimmers (14 and under) from USA Swimming clubs in Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming.

Newman honored

Lindsey Newman of Seattle University was named the Great West Conference Tennis Player of the Week for her performance the week of March 19-25.

Newman, a graduate of South Whidbey High school, picked up four wins during the Redhawks’ spring-break trip to Las Vegas. SU faced Southern Utah, Drake, North Dakota and Idaho State. Newman won her first three matches at No. 2 singles, then moved up to No. 1 singles for the first time in her SU career and recorded a 6-2, 6-1 victory.

Newman also posted a 2-0 record in doubles to help the Redhawks win three of the four meets.