Ex-South swimmer Reierson sets records

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — Former South Medford swimmer Sarah Reierson broke two University of San Diego swim records while participating in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimming Championships at East Los Angeles Community College on Wednesday through Saturday.

Reierson, a freshman, qualified for the championship finals in the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes.

In the 100 back, she a clocked a personal best of 56.24 seconds, which broke the previous USD record of 56.47 by Kristyn Deckard in 2011. Reierson placed fifth.

During the final in the 200 back, Reierson swam another personal best in 2:00.42, placing fifth and breaking the record of 2:01.79, also set in 2011 by Deckard.

Reierson was also a part of two Torero relay teams that broke two school records. The 200 medley relay of Reierson, Melissa Andruzzi, Kelly Stone and Jacquie Kimmel posted a time of 1:42.95, breaking the record of 1:43.31 from 2011.

In the 400 medley relay, Reierson, Andruzzi, Stone and Francesca Finucane clocked in at 3:46.67, breaking the standard of 3:47.69 from 2011. Both teams finished seventh overall.

In the 200 individual medley, Reierson placed 19th with a personal record of 2:06.05.

Reierson is a 2012 graduate of South Medford and a former member of the Superior Stingray swim team.


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