December 17, 2017
17 December 2017 (Edmonton, AB) - Day 3, “le Tres”, finds itself right in the middle of the weekend and is the delineation point, sometimes the line in the sand, where most teams, once they cross it, find themselves beginning to crumble towards the back end of the meet - but, not your swimmers from the fearless big blue machine! What was up today for our crew? The 200 Back, 50 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM, 100 free and the 4x50 Medley Relay of course.
The first win came from backstroke machine Hayden Woodrow. Hayden was coming into the meet with a solid 2:19 PB. Woodrow took off from the field after the first 50m and swam on his own to win in 2:18.53.
Isabelle Roth crushed a 33.8 in the morning to qualify in 5th for the 50m breaststroke before turning on the after burners at night to take the big win in a new lifetime best of 33.18.
The next big win for the Cascade crew came in the 200IM where young Addison Butler dropped five seconds from his prelim swim (2:26) to take the event tittle in 2:21.85. It was a best time by nine (9!) seconds for Addison adding another gold to his treasure trove of medals from the weekend.
Who won next for Cascade? No surprise, it was Addison Butler again! Addison came into the meet having never cracked the magic minute mark in the 100m freestyle - previous personal best 1:02.50 - so in the morning prelims he was on point with a two second pb of 1:00.18. At night, with the fans in the stands and all the big lights on him, he rose to the occasion swimming under the mark in 58.75 for the gold.
The relays capped the night off for the big blue machine as the teams all got ready for the 4x50 Medley. The Cascade girls in the 15&O category led the charge with the fist win of the night in the relays. Alexandra Butler was on the mark in the backstair with a 29.53 split, giving the team a one-second advantage after the first 50m; Izzy (rockstar spelling) Roth 32.85 next on the breast; Emily Cry swam the butterfly leg in 29.47 before the anchor leg of Jasmine Kwan came crushing down in 26.42. Final time for the crew - 1:58.27 to win the gold.
Other medal winning swims from the night
200 Back Kaitlyn Auch 2:24.45 Silver
200 Back Alexandra Butler 2:17.27 Bronze
200 Back Addison Butler 2:24.41 Silver
100 Fly Andrew Dungate 57.52 Bronze
200 IM Devon Angus 2:34.46 Silver
200IM Rakiya Johnson 2:31.75 Bronze
200IM Hayden Woodrow 2:20.11 Silver
100 Free Kaitlyn Auch 59.45 Silver
100 Free Jasmine Kwan 57.99 Bronze
100 Free Kadin Werner Enns 59.13 Silver
4x50 MR Cascade “A” 2:05.63 Silver
Kaitlyn Auch 31.44
Rakiya Johnson 35.45
Sophie Idle 31.26
Shayla Zielke 27.48