Only couple hundredths of a second separate Fackenthal from All-American, Zales from first place at meet

Sophomore Amalie Fackenthal was two-hundredths of a second away from being considered for All-American in the 100-yard butterfly.

At the April 21 swim meet at Mira Loma High School, Fackenthal swam a 56.00 butterfly.

To be considered for All-American, Fackenthal would have had to have swum a 55.98 100-yard butterfly ( and 54.98 for an automatic All-American), according to the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches’ Association All-American yard time standards.

Fackenthal said that she was happy to have been so close to being considered for All-American for the butterfly.

She also swam a 1:00.50 100-yard backstroke, but said that her backstroke time wasn’t as good as she had hoped.

Of the three swim-team members, only Fackenthal and freshman Joe Zales attended.

Zales swam a 1:54.72 200-yard freestyle, placing second in the meet. According to Zales, he lost first place by a couple hundredth seconds.

Zales also swam a 4:58.31 500-yard freestyle, placing first.

The next meet will be Friday, April 29.  

—By Katia Dahmani

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