TORONTO — Cedar Rapids swimmers Parker Macho and Mason Turner of the Eastern Iowa Swimming Federation broke Iowa Swimming, Inc. (ISI) state records at the recent Mallards Winter Long Course Invitational swim meet.
Macho, 9, broke records in the 200-meter freestyle (2:20.07), 400 freestyle (4:55.95), 200 individual medley (2:38.34) and 100 backstroke (1:14.71) for the 9-10 age group.
Turner, 11, broke the 200 butterfly (2:27.17) record for the 11-12 age group.
Macho’s broke former Iowa City West standout Oliver Martin’s record in the 400 free, and bested recent City High state high school champion and EISF member Forrest Frazier’s marks in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke.
Macho now holds four long course state records and one short course state record.
Macho is currently ranked in the top 10 in 10 of the 12 events 9-year-olds are ranked in nationally. Turner is ranked in the top 10 in nine of the 18 events 11-year-olds are ranked in nationally. Macho also is first in IMX scores among all 9-year-olds in the United States and Turner is ranked eighth among 11-year-olds.
“These young boys are really stepping outside the box breaking records with over a year to go in their respective age groups,” said Coach and EISF owner Megan Oesting. “They’ve been friends for a long time and are able to push each other and support each other in a really special way.
“Their work ethic and drive makes the team better as well and sets a culture of excellence and possibilities. I am excited to see what they will do over the next year.”
CRAG’S DAVIDSON WINS 2 CHICAGO GOLDS
Sidney Davidson of the Cedar Rapids Association of Gymnastics won the Level 8 beam and all around and placed in two other events at the Chicago Style gymnastics meet at the Navy Pier in Chicago.
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Teammates Autumn Poston (Level 7). Ava Andrews (Level 8) and Maya Deuso (Level 9) earned top-three finishes.
At the Candy Land Classic in Waterloo, CRAG’s Carly Mark won the beam and all around in Xcel Diamond. Amara Isaac captured the bars in Xcel Gold and Reyata Ortiz won the beam in Xcel Silver.
Other CRAG placewinners were Jules Miskel and Catey Kluesner in Silver, Lauren Miller in Gold, and Kori Lyle and Lexie Goldsmith in Platinum.
SOMERSAULTS’ CHRISTENSEN WINS GOLD
CEDAR RAPIDS — Ava Christensen of Somersaults Gymnastics won the vault and all around in Xcel Gold at the recent Blizzard Beach Invitational hosted by Twisters.
Teammate Hannah Brandt (beam) also won in Gold and Emma York and Baylee Gabrielson were placewinners.
Paige McClintok won the bars in Xcel Bronze and Addyson Sobaski and Alexis Sobaski were placwinners, Emeri Hill won the bars and Ella Beach the beam in Xcel Silver and Bentey Rust was a placewinners, and Paige Hacke and Grace Prull were placewinners in Xcel Platinum.