June 22, 2003 |
Amanda Beard's goal of owning a clothing boutique might have to wait a few more years. She continues to show she isn't through closing shop on the competition. Beard broke a meet record in the 200-meter breaststroke Saturday at the TYR Swim Meet of Champions. The two-time Olympian and American record holder won the event in 2 minutes 28.42 seconds, breaking Masami Kitajima's three-year-old mark by .21 at the Marguerite Recreation Center in Mission Viejo.
April 26, 2001 |
Kaitlin Sandeno, a bronze medalist at last summer's Olympic games, has signed to swim at USC next fall. Sandeno, a senior at El Toro High, chose USC over Arizona and Georgia, the three-time defending NCAA Division I champion. "It was just a gut feeling," said Sandeno, a six-time national champion. "They are all great schools, but there was just something about USC. It felt right for me." Sandeno said Trojan Coach Mark Schubert influenced her decision.
May 5, 2001 |
It was the talk of the South Coast League swimming finals Friday at El Toro High. Kaitlin Sandeno vs. Kristen Caverly in the 200-yard individual medley. Sandeno of El Toro won an Olympic bronze medal. San Clemente's Caverly held the fastest time in the county in the individual medley and the 100 breaststroke. The race lived up to the hype. Despite slipping off the starting block, Sandeno broke her Southern Section Division I record, by 0.03 seconds, out-touching Caverly to win in 2 minutes 0.
June 6, 2000 |
El Toro junior Kaitlin Sandeno is not a person one should doubt. Her performance at the National Swimming Championships in March is all the proof that's needed. In a three-day span, she finished third in the 800-meter freestyle, second in the 200 butterfly and won her third consecutive national title in the 400 individual medley. All despite a tender left shoulder. So when she starts planning her goals for next year, everybody better listen up.
July 12, 2003 |
A slightly watered-down version of the Janet Evans Invitational did little to dampen the performances of several local swimmers. Kaitlin Sandeno won the women's 200-meter butterfly and 400 freestyle Friday at USC, and Trent Staley and Maureen Farrell won the 200 backstroke events in the U.S. Grand Prix meet. Sandeno, who will be a junior at USC in the fall, won the 200 butterfly in 2 minutes 9.72 seconds, just off the 6-year-old meet record of 2:09.18.
July 14, 2000 |
Kaitlin Sandeno said she left the blocks in the 800-meter freestyle race at the seventh Janet Evans Invitational wanting to make a statement. And she did it by holding off 1996 Olympian Claudia Poll of Costa Rica Thursday at USC McDonald's Swim Stadium. Sandeno's time of 8 minutes 38.66 seconds, 2.04 seconds faster than Poll's, highlighted the opening day of the four-day meet, which is a warmup to the Olympic trials Sept.9-16 in Indianapolis. "I'm very happy with the race," Sandeno said.