Rising Crean Lutheran sophomore and SOCAL club swimmer Ella Eastin captured the 400-yard individual medley at the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals by an impressive four seconds Friday at the University of Tennessee.
Eastin, 15, won the race in 4 minutes, 9.66 seconds to tie the 2010 meet-record. The sec0nd-place finisher touched almost 4 1/2 seconds behind Eastin.
Crean and O.C. Waves swimmer Lindsey Engel placed third in the 100 fly (53.34) and fourth in the 100 back (53.59). The junior’s fly time is faster than Tara Thomas’ 2007 O.C. high school record of 53.54.
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