DiRado, Hannis among nation’s best

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
Maria Carrillo’s Maya DiRado and Santa Rosa’s Molly Hannis are two of the 11 six-star recruits in the nation as selected by Swimming World Magazine.
DiRado and Hannis, who both swim for the Santa Rosa Neptunes, earned the six-star designation by posting times that would qualify for the A final at the NCAA Championships.
DiRado, who has signed with Stanford, earned the honor by virtue of her time of 4 minutes, 6.48 seconds in the 400-yard individual medley. DiRado’s mark ranks fourth all-time in the 15-16 year-old age group.
Hannis, who has signed with Tennessee, earned six-star status with her time of 1:00.19 in the 100-yard breastroke. Hannis’ time ranks 11th all-time in the 17-18 year-old age group and was the second-fastest high school time in the nation in 2009.