Philippines’ most promising junior tanker Nicole Justine Marie Oliva added another junior Philippine national record on her belt on the last day of the Arena Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis, USA early morning Sunday.
Oliva reset the 11-year-old 9:14.80 Girls 16-18 junior national record of Marichi Gandionco with her new record time of 8:56.74 en route to a 9th place finish in the Women’s 800m Freestyle event.
This is Oliva’s third junior national record, after resetting the 200m Free and 400m Free junior national records last Friday and Saturday.
She is also the current senior national record holder of the 400m Freestyle event with her time of 4:17.58
The fifteen-year-old Budapest bound Oliva has so far registered two QTBs (200m and 400m Free) at the Indianapolis leg of the Arena Pro Swim Series, and will be joining Jasmine Alkhaldi and James Christian Deiparine in Hungary this July.
Her 400m Free new best time has also qualified her to the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia this August, making her the only Filipino swimmer so far who has qualified at the 2017 SEA Games via an individual event.
Her 200m Free new best time has also helped the Women’s 4x200m Free quartet to qualify for this year’s SEA Games, along with Jasmine Alkhaldi, Miranda Cristina Renner and Xiandi Chua.
Final composition of our 200m Free relay though could still be named until the last day of the SEA Games qualifying window, which is the last day of the 2017 PhilSwim LC National Championships this June 1-4, 2017
Next Budapest and SEA Games qualifying meet for Oliva is the Mesa Leg of the Arena Pro Swim Series scheduled this April 13-15