March 9, 2009
Congratulations to everyone, coaches included, for the fantastic showing at the LSC Championships this past weekend. MAC had a total of 21 first place finishes and 20 new team records! The first place finishers were Eliza Manning, who won every event she swam (10 & under girls 500 free, 100 free, 200 IM, 100 IM, 100 breast, 200 free, 50 free, and 100 fly), Sean O'Connell, who won all but one of the events he swam (10 & under boys 500 free, 100, free, 200 IM, 100 IM, 200 free, 100 back, and 100 fly), Lauren James (11-12 girls 200 back, 100 breast, 400 IM, and 100 breast), Christina Hyrkas (13-14 girls 200 breast), and Margot Manning (13-14 girls 50 free). Eliza set new team records in the 9-10 girls 50 free, 100 fly and 100 IM. Lauren James now owns team records in the 11-12 girls 200 back, 100 breast, 200 breast, and 400 IM. Kiersten Bell lowered the standards in the 17-18 girls 500 free and 1650 free (which was also a new Open girls record). Katelyn Rossick topped the best team time in the 17-18 girls 400 IM. On the boys side, Sean O'Connell is the new record holder in the 9-10 boys 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 100 IM, and 200 IM. Last, but not least, Mitch Reynolds lowered his own record in the 11-12 boys 400 IM. It should be noted that many of Eliza and Sean's records were some of the oldest on the books.
Don't forget, all swimmers who competed this
weekend have the day off today. The practice schedule for the
remaining swimmers is as follows - Senior White will swim from
5:15-6:30, Age Group II from 5:45-7:30, and Senior Prep and Masters
from 8:00-9:00 all in the bubble. Age Group I will swim in
the indoor pool from 4:30-5:30. There is no practice today
for Senior Red and Black or Novice. Senior Red and Black
swimmers should be reminded that they will swim from 4:00-6:00 for
the remainder of the week.