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Marlins set records at Nor-Cal Invitational

By: Staff Report
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Haley Anderson and Alex Rossbach performed well at the Nor-Cal Senior Long Course Swim Invitational held Feb. 16-18 at the Folsom Aquatic Center. Swimming for the host Sierra Marlins swim team, Anderson and Rossbach stood out as the Folsom-based team's top athletes. Anderson had seven personal-best swims and also hit two Olympic Trial standards in the 400 and 800 freestyle races. Rossbach also swam best times in all his events but one, and achieved sectional times in many of his events, according to Marlins coach Jeff Pearson. Other top performers for the Marlins included Alyssa Anderson and Stephanie Klotz, who swam personal-best times in five events, and David Wetzel and Lauren Clifford, who had four personal-best swims. Mikayla Winkler, Jordan Caines, Luke Keffer and James Ramirez all set their top times in three events. By all accounts our Nor Cal Senior Invitational was a huge success, Pearson said. There were 12 Olympic Trial cuts swam, as well as lots of best times during a time that kids don't usually swim long course. The consensus among Sierra Nevada coaches was that this was the fastest meet ever held in Sierra Nevada. More than 300 swimmers from 25 teams competed in the meet, with more than half the teams competing from the Bay Area and Southern California.