Swimming: Records broken at SJS meet
by Bob Brownne
May 17, 2013 | 1043 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tracy High senior James Thompson broke two school records with his performance Friday, May 10, at the Sac-Joaquin Section swimming trials at Tokay High in Lodi.

Thompson swam the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 35.11 seconds, beating the Tracy High record of 4:44.89 set by Chris Tarrant in 1982.

He followed it up with a fourth-place finish (4:38.75) in the championship race Saturday, May 11.

Thompson holds four varsity boys records at Tracy High, including a new record in the 50 freestyle (21.98) that he set in the first leg of the 200 freestyle relay Friday, beating the school record he set last year in the 50 freestyle (22.40).

He also finished first in the varsity boys 100 butterfly consolation race Saturday (52.03), a half-second shy of the school record (51.52) set in 1985 by Richard Giambastini.

Kimball High senior Michaela Loomis also set two varsity school records at the section meet.

She finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke championship race (1:04.25), beating her own record from 2012 (1:04.29).

Her second-place finish in the 100 butterfly consolation race (58.39) also improved on the record she set last year (59.06).

• Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.
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