Danville Express

Sports - November 23, 2007

Swimmer, 12, headed for Junior Nationals

Madison White, 12, of the Crow Canyon Sharks brought four records at the Pacific Swim Senior Meet, held at the Terrapin pool on Nov. 3-4.

Crashing the water in her 200 backstroke, Madison set a record time of 2:04.65 to break Karen Wang's Pacific record of 2:06.45. Later, seeded first in the finals, Madison came back and broke her own record, a time of 2:02.18 and qualified for the Junior Nationals being held in Minneapolis in 2008.

In the medley relay, Madison was the lead-off, swimming the 50 backstroke, breaking Artemis Daphni's 11-year Pacific record of 28.10 with her new Pacific record time of 27.72.

Finishing the day, Madison, swimming the 100 backstroke, broke her own record of 59.24 with her new Pacific record of 58.91.

Swimmers competing in the Pacific Swim Senior Meet were ages 12 to 24.

"They were so tall and fast. I said to myself, 'Do it,'" said Madison. "I wanted to go all out from the start and swim as fast as i could to the finish."

Madison trains with coaches Ethan Hall and Dan Cottam. n


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