USA Synchro Names 16-17 and 18-19 Age Group Champions
The Tonawanda Aquettes win the 18-19 Age Group Team National Championship
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The 2010 eSynchro Age Group Championships concluded today with the finals of the 16-17 and the 18-19 Age Group competition. The world’s largest synchronized swimming championship began competition on June 26 and was hosted by the Tonawanda Aquettes and the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department.
Winners included the Sacramento S.S. Team’s Kaitlin Staines who scored a 148.652 in the finals of the 16-17 solo. In the duet, Santa Clara’s Ekaterina Frelikh and Evelyna Wang finished on top of the medal stand with a 147.859. In the trio, the championship title went to Courtney Johnson, Jamie Kuchan and Aubry Stitt of the Arizona Aqua Stars (145.798). In the team event, Indy Synchro claimed the prize with a score of146.008.
The eight-day event wrapped up with the 18-19 age group finals. In the team event, the Tonawanda Aquettes took the crown in front of a home crowd (144.551).In the solo, Leigh Haldeman of the Arizona Aqua Stars posted a 147.098 to take the top spot. Riverside’s Rochelle Mattern and Courtney Nicholson posted a mark of 147.433 for the gold medal in the duet. In the trio event, Megan Cox, Vincenza DeAcetis and Lauren Meadows of the Arizona Desert Gems scored a 143.463 to find themselves on top of the podium.
Channel 7's Eyewitness News team congratulates the Tonawanda Aquettes and all the swimmers who participated in the event.