Island sports: Alameda Islanders set records as high school swimmers
Leading the way was Chris Hausmann, who won two individual titles at the ACCAL meet and placed in the top 12 in two events at the NCS Championships. His finish in the 100 back (51.66) set a new Alameda High School team record. He also swam to a personal best time in the 200 Free (1:44.06) and broke the school record in the 100 free (47.17) with his leadoff swim in the 400 Free relay. His 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle swims were good enough to qualify Chris for the prestigious Santa Clara International meet.
Marlena Nip finished off an excellent high school career at Alameda High School with two individual wins at the league meet and earning a new personal best in the 500 free (5:23.72) and a season best in the 200 free (2:00.79) at NCS.
Freshman Morgan Troung had a sensational rookie season at Bishop O’Dowd, earning two second place finishes at the HAAL league meet with lifetime best swims in the 200 IM (2:03.24) and the 100 breaststroke (1:00.81). Morgan went on to compete at NCS and placed 18th in the 100 breast and earned his first Sectional cut.
Rounding out the rest of the swimmers who either competed in high school, placed well at their league meets, or made it as far as NCS were: Danny Troung, Helene Takamura, Galen Lam, Chris Lam, Jessica Alvarado, Kayla Chai, Jenn Hwang, Zoe Allen, and Ben Krause.
Some of these same swimmers also swam in the Walk-on-meet the day after NCS and swam to several lifetime best swims.
Also that same day, the 14-under Alameda Islanders swam to a third place finish at the Undercurrent Relay meet held at Laney College.