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BCST Seniors Take Second in Oregon

BCST takes 2nd at the Howard Jones Senior Meet in Gresham OR. 

40 BC swimmers hopped on a bus last Thursday to drive to Oregon and compete against teams from all over the northwest at beautiful MT Hood CC pool. Host team Mount Hood Aquatics came away with the victory, narrowly holding off a late rally by the “orange” capped kids on the final night.

The meet was prelim/finals format which allows our swimmers a chance to prepare themselves for their championships later this summer.  Good spirits and team camaraderie really helped to spur on some terrific performances. 

The coaches were really impressed with the effort given on the last night, when everyone was dog tired from 2 ½ days of competition.  Despite their exhaustion, the swimmers were 100% faster in finals then they were in prelims!  That was awesome.

Special congratulations to Kim Williams who won the 13-14 girls high point award.  Kim managed to win the 13-14 Girls 400 Free, 200 IM, 200 Back, 400 IM, 100 Fly, 100 Breast, and 200 Breast.  She also was 3rd in the 50 Free.

Here’s a list all top 8 finalists:

Alec Barnard– 8th 400 Free, 6th 100 Fly, 4th 200 Fly / Austin Barnard– 3rd 400 Free, 7th 200 IM, 3rd 100 Fly, 3rd 200 Free, 3rd 200 Back, 3rd 100 Free / Sebastian Bury– 4th 50 Free / Caitlin Cox– 7th 200 IM, 8th 200 Free, 3rd 100 Back, 5th 200 Back / Jimmy Deiparine– 2nd 100 Breast, 6th 200 Breast / Michelle Francois– 6th 1500 Free / Bethany Gehrke– 3rd 400 Free, 3rd 400 IM, 4th 200 Breast / Ethan Hallowell– 3rd 400 Free, 7th 50 Free, 3rd 200 Free, 2nd 100 Free / Sheri Hart– 3rd 50 Free / Anna Keane– 2nd 50 Free, 8th 100 Free / Ed Kim– 2nd 50 Free, 2nd 100 Fly, 8th 100 Back, 1st 100 Free / Kalena Laurent– 2nd 100 Fly, 2nd 200 Free, 1st 200 Fly / Lily Morris– 5th 200 Back / Meghan O’Keefe– 3rd 200 Fly / Alex Palumbo– 5th 400 Free, 4th 1500 Free / Danielle Palumbo– 4th 200 IM, 3rd 100 Back, 1st 200 Back / Alex Seidel– 6th 200 IM, 4th 50 Free, 4th 100 Fly, 7th 100 Breast, 5th 100 Back, 8th 200 Back, 3rd 100 Free / Taylor Seidel– 3rd 200 IM, 7th 100 Fly, 4th 100 Back, 7th 200 Back, 8th 200 Fly / Sam Simas– 5th 1500 Free / Marco Stanchi– 6th 400 Free, 6th 400 IM, 6th 100 Back, 4th 200 Back / Paolo Stanchi– 5th 200 IM, 2nd 400 IM, 5th 200 Back, 4th 200 Breast / Andy Wingerson– 6th 200 IM, 5th 100 Back, 7th 200 Breast / Lavinya Yap– 4th 200 IM, 6th 50 Free, 3rd 400 IM, 3rd 100 Fly, 5th 200 Free, 4th 200 Back, 4th 100 Free

And also, thank you to Linda Stanchi, Peter Adler, and Grant O’Keefe for chaperoning and taking care of the swimmers and staff.  There is no way we could have survived without their help......and that’s not an exaggeration.

If you would like to view the meet, plus an interview with Kim Williams, go to this LINK!