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Southern Senior Champs

posted Dec 15, 2016, 1:58 PM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Dec 15, 2016, 1:59 PM ]

Many of our Senior and National team swimmers participated at the Southern Senior Championships held at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah on Dec 1st -4th .  The SSC is open to teams from across the country and also doubles as the Gulf senior championships.

This was a very fun meet for everyone involved. Our swimmers did a great job building momentum from each other’s swims. This was truly a great team effort not only in the water, but also out on deck.

Overall our girls cracked the top 5 with a 4th place finish behind only TWST, Scottsdale from Arizona and Jeffco Hurricanes from Colorado.

 

Individual Finalist

Jeremy Bates – 100 & 200 breast and 200 IM

Sydney Buchman – 100 & 200 breast, 50 free, and 100 fly

Noah Czelusta – 200 breast

Bridie Hibbler – 100 & 200 breast

Christopher Hung – 100 & 200 breast

Willl Kallmeyer – 50 free

Mallory Minear – 200 fly

Nathan O’Neil – 200 breast

Audrey Orange – 100 breast, 50, 100 and 200 free

Lexi Pickens – 50 & 100 free

Morgan Reyna – 100 free

Mark Shoemaker – 200, 500, 1000, 1650 free and 200 breast and 400IM

Riley VanRyan – 200 fly

Clarissa Vincent – 100 breast

Ellie Vincent – 200 free, 200 fly, 200 and 400 IM

Jodi Wong – 200 fly


 

Shout-outs

One of our traditions during senior championship meets is to give the best performance of each session a shout-out.  There are many factors in choosing the best swim of the session which include – time dropped, placing, splitting, execution of the race, overcoming obstacles, etc.


Thursday Finals

Luke Funderburke - Luke had a 23 sec drop in the 1,000 free and had one of the best splits of the evening (5:00 and 5:03 per 500)


Friday Prelims

Will Sampson – Will swam 3 solid races back to back with little rest in between and achieved all best times. (100 breast 1:03.25, 200 free 1:53.34, 100 fly 59.93)

 

Friday Finals

Audrey Orange – 200 free finals swim of 1:53.1 destroyed her previous best time of 1:56. Orange went out aggressive and confident from the very beginning of the race.

 

Saturday Prelims

Chris Hung and Caleb Duncan – Chris and Caleb both had great prelim swims which were only a few tenths off the NCSA Jr. National time standards. Hung was a 2:20.13 in the 200 breast and Duncan was a 53.18 in the 100 back.  

 

Saturday Finals

Mark Shoemaker – Mark dropped over 8 seconds in the 500 free with a time of 4:40.24. His efforts were also good enough for second place in the B finals.

 

Sunday Prelims

Lexi Pickens – Lexi broke the 55 second barrier in the 100 free with a time of 54.18.

 

Sunday Finals

Morgan Reyna – Morgan broke the 54 second barrier in the 100 free with a time of 53. 32.

 

Congratulations on a job great done!

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