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The Speedster: Danny named All-SCV swimmer third year in a row

Hart senior put up times Santa Clarita has never seen before

Posted: June 18, 2009 8:43 p.m.
Updated: June 19, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Jordan Danny

 
Swimming may look easy, but that is because Hart senior Jordan Danny makes it look that way.

Take the 200-yard individual medley for instance.

In the event, competitors swim the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle in 50-yard increments.

In 2009, Danny was the only Foothill League swimmer to qualify for the CIF-Southern Section Division I finals in the event, a credit to her overall mastery of her craft.

Over her last four years, she has chipped, chiseled and in every way honed her skills en route to a CIF-SS Division I championship in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 1.78 seconds on May 15 at the Mt. San Antonio College Marie T. Mills Aquatic Complex.

It was the only title earned this season by a Foothill League representative.

Call it her masterstroke, because on May 7 in the league championships she torched the competition in the 100 breaststroke, winning by nearly six seconds.

However, she not only bested the competition, she bested herself, breaking her own league record with a time of 1:01.57.

Glance throughout the league records and Danny’s name appears twice for her individual accomplishments, having also set the mark in the 200 IM (2:03.18, 2008).

However, she also set league relay records alongside senior Chelsea Griffiths and junior Maggie Hanson.

This season, the 200-medley relay team of Griffiths, Danny, Hanson and Hayley Good set the team standard with a 1:44.47 and a league record of 1:48.24, while the 400-freestyle relay team of Hanson, Griffiths, Danny and Sam Asencio topped the team and league record books with times of 3:29.05 and 3:31.39, respectively.

League records can only be set at the Foothill League Swim Championship prelims and finals.

Though her time with the Indians is now over, Danny will next prepare a gallery of achievements at the McDonald Swim Stadium for the University of Southern California.

An artist in the water, she added to Hart’s legacy in 2009, and as such, is the All-Santa Clarita Valley Female Swimmer of the Year — for a third straight year.

pputignano@the-signal.com

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