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Jessica Franco, 4th Place Finisher at AZ State Championship, Commits to CSUB


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Highschool senior Jessica Franco has verbally dedicated to Division I program California State College, Bakersfield. Franco is a local of Mesa, Arizona the place she attends Mountain View Excessive College and trains with the Mesa Aquatics Membership.

Franco just lately competed on the Arizona Excessive College State Championship meet in early November. Throughout that timed finals occasion, she completed fifth in Division I within the 200 free, marking a brand new lifetime greatest, and 4th within the 500 free, despite being about 5 seconds shy of her lifetime greatest.

Division I consists of Arizona’s largest excessive faculties, and her Mountain View crew completed 4th total.

Franco was on a dramatic rise heading into quarantine, although in lots of occasions she hasn’t fairly recaptured that kind but. On the Arizona Brief Course Championships in late February, for instance, she swam the 500 free and dropped 19 seconds off her earlier greatest time (which itself was performed earlier that month).

Finest Occasions in Yards:

  • 200 free – 1:54.20
  • 500 free – 5:00.47
  • 1000 free – 11:24.41
  • 50 again (relay leadoff) – 27.27
  • 100 again – 57.95

Whereas she targeted on the mid-distance freestyles, a relatively-new specialty for her, on the Arizona State Championship meet, her greatest occasion may be the 100 yard backstroke. Her yards better of 57.95 is a USA Swimming Futures minimize, primarily based on the latest 2019 requirements.

She joins a CSUB crew that completed fifth out of eight squads finally yr’s WAC Championships (which had been an odd meet, marred by a water predominant break close to the College of Houston pool that resulted in many of the occasion being run as timed-finals). A 5:00 within the 500 free would have positioned within the high 16 finally yr’s convention championship, and a 57.9 within the 100 again would have positioned simply exterior of that mark.

Franco is certainly one of four introduced swimmers for the CSUB ladies within the class of 2021. She joins Danielle Albright (1:04.2 breaststroker), Melinda Johnson (1:58.2 backstroker), and Leah Kirkman (a 2:03 backstroker). Of that group, Johnson, whose greatest time within the 200 again is already underneath the varsity file, is the headliner.

Different swimmers who’ve verbally dedicated within the class embrace Denisa Ciobanu and Vivien Liebhardt.

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