September 29, 2017
By: Chip Fischer
Picture (Left to Right): Camden Gerchar, Coach Andy Wagner, Landon Hall, Logan Hall, Coach Nathaniel Laning, Andrew Chou
Recently the Atomic City Aquatic Club (ACAC) was the host for its first meet of the short course season, the Lois Weir Invitational. Swimmers put in great individual efforts, earning high point trophies, Southeastern Championship qualification times, and overall putting in great performances.
Trophies were awarded for top overall performance to Harper Houk (16) and Alison Craig (16) for 15 and over,Tais Brown (13) for the 13-14 group, Logan Hall (11) for 11-12, Andrew Chou (10) for 10 and under, and Landon Hall (8) for 8 and under. Sydney Goodman (17) and Camden Gerchar (12) earned a trophy for second overall in their respective age groups.
Swimmers also otherwise put in great individual performances, placing high and on occasion making Southeastern cuts. Tais Brown took first in nine events and second in one, posting 2017 Southeastern qualifying times in all events. Andrew Chou won five races, took second in six, and third in one, making 2017 Southeastern standards in all of his events. Logan Hall won four races, took second in five, and third in two, earning 2017 Southeastern times in five races and a bonus time in one. Camden Gerchar won the 200 Free and 200 IM, taking second in the 500 Free, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, and 100 Fly, and third in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Fly and 100 IM and posting 2017 times in the 50 Breast, 100 Breast and 200 IM. Harper Houk (16) took first in six events, second in one and third in three.
Other swimmers also had notable performances. Mason Fischer (13) took first in the 100 Breast, 200 Breast, and 200 Back, finishing second in the 200 IM, 100 Back and 500 Free and third in 200 Free and 100 Fly and getting 2017 Southeastern times in the 100 Breast, 200 Breast, and a bonus time in the 200 Back. Abigail King (12) won seven races, came in second in one, and came in third in another, posting 2017 Southeastern times in seven events. William White (9) was second in the 200 IM and third in the 100 Breast, earning 2017 Southeastern times in the 50 Breast, 100 Breast, and 200 IM. Samuel Campbell (9) took third in four events and qualified under 2017 Southeastern standards in two events, posting a bonus time in two others. Sydney Goodman (17) won the 100 Breast and 200 Breast, taking second in the 200 IM, 50 Free and 100 Free and third in the 400 IM and posting a 2017 qualifying time in the 200 Breast and bonus time in the 100 Breast.
Still other ACAC swimmers placed well and are on target to achieve championship qualifying times as the season progresses. Alison Craig (16) won the 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Back, and 500 Free, taking second in the 200 Free and 1,000 Free and third in the 200 Back and 100 Fly. Landon Hall won all eight of his races. Austen Reid (17) placed first in the 200 Fly and 400 IM, and second in the 100 Fly and 200 IM. Esther Gallmeier (17) won the 200 IM and 400 IM, taking third in the 100 Breast and 200 Breast. Ethan Chou (15) won the 200 Free and 1,000 Free, taking second in the 200 Breast and third in the 200 IM. Zack Telep (15) won the 100 Fly, took second in the 200 Back, and took third in the 100 Back and 100 Fly. Jessica King (12) placed second twice and third three times. Alexander Greenhalgh (16) placed second in the 200 Free and 400 IM and third in the 100 Breast and 200 Breast. Kenzie Welch (16) won the 1,000 Free, placed second in the 500 Free, and took third in the 200 Free. Katharina Gallmeier (17) came in second in the 200 Breast and 400 IM, and took third in the 200 IM. Lucy Groscost (17) took second in the 100 Breast and 100 Fly, and third in the 200 Fly. Creed Loy (13) won the 200 Breast and placed third in the 100 Breast. Natalie Ingle (16) took second in the 200 Fly and third in the 1,000 Free. Ella Kendal (12) took third in the 100 Fly and 200 Fly. Sydney Ozcan (13) placed third in the 200 Back and 200 IM. Egan Rawn (13) placed second in the 200 Breast. Kendal Goodman (15) took third in the 100 Free.
For more information about ACAC, please contact the team at www.swim4acac.com .