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