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Hurricanes Sparkle at Jingle Bell Meet!

Hoping that everyone is having a great Holiday Season! We are getting caught up on some end of the year news that you need to know!

 

The recent "Jingle Bell Invitational"  in Clearwater was a huge success for our program and athletes! With great training going on and then a couple of days of rest to be fresh for the meet, the results were excellent, just following up on what we did at the SYS Turkey Meet a few weeks earlier!

 

Our athletes achieved 37 new cuts for the 2018 Championship season! Leading the way with new FLAG cuts was Adrianna DiNofa, achieving cuts in the 100 & 200 free, 100 back, and 50 breast! Right with Adrianna was Ares Oktay making the 50, 100, and 200 free, and 50 back! Next we had Natalie Stafford making the 200 and 400 IM's, William Wadsworth (100 breast), Meghan Brown (100 back), Sarah Koenig (200 back), and Calder Barrick (200 free)! 

 

Making newSenior Champs cuts were; Colton Frantz leading the way with cuts in the 50 breast, 200 fly, 200 & 400 IM. Next were both Michelle Whelton (200 free, 50 fly, and 200 fly), and Ashley Kephart (200 free, 100 breast, and 100 fly). The rest of our new qualifiers were; Meghan Brown (100 back), Natalie Stafford (50 fly), Charlie Plaisted (500 free, 50 fly), Lara Oktay (50 breast), Wes Kephart (50 back, 50 fly), Aaron Swann (200 free, 200 IM), Evan Weber (50 breast), and Sarah Koenig (50 breast).

 

Making new Y National cuts were Wes Kephart in the 100 fly and Sarah Koenig in the 200 breast.

 

For our "biggest loser" competition, we had sisters take the first and 3rd spots! First was Sophia Carpenter who dropped over 55 seconds in her individual events! She was followed closely by sister Bella Thompson-Carpenter who dropped over 45 seconds in her events!   In between them was Becket Koss, dropping over 55 seconds in his events! The rest of our "losers" include;  Colton Frantz (-30.5), Natalie Stafford (-23.3), Alyssa Kemp (-23.2), Shane Siers (-23.1), Ashley Kephart (-22.1), Adrianna DiNofa (-20.9), Camper Dales (-19.9), Charlie Plaisted (-19.2), Michelle Whelton (-18.5), Harrison Newi (-17.4), Calder Barrick (-15.4), Ares Oktay (-15.2),  Sawyer Nass (-13.3), Amadeusz Knop (-11.2), Aaron Swann (-10.7), Sarah Koenig (-10.6), William Wadsworth (-10.5), Erica Hutton (-10.1), Mike Sickels (-9.7), Aiden Siers (-9.3), Meghan Brown (-8.3), Annika Stafford (-7.1), Ella Burns (-6.9), and Lara Oktay (-6.9). 

 

Our Gold Medalists for the meet were paced by Amadeusz Knop, as he swam his last meet as a 12 year old. Knop finished his 11-12 career being the fastest 12 year old in the 100 and 200 fly, 50-100-200 back, 200 free , and 200 IM! The rest of our gold medalists include; Sarah Koenig (100-200 breast), Wes Kephart (50 back), Charlie Plaisted (200 fly), Mike Sickels (100 back), and Natalie Stafford (500 free).  

 

We had numerous New Team Records set at the meet!

11 - 12 Boys:

200 free  -  Amadeusz Knop  -  1:55.24  -  ( Charlie Plaisted  -  1:55.53  -  2017)

 

50 back  -  Amadeusz Knop  -  27.98  -  (Amadeusz Knop  -  28.23  -  2017)

 

100 back  -  Amadeusz Knop  -  57.41  -  (Amadeusz Knop  -  58.97  -  2017)

 

200 back  -  Amadeusz Knop  -  2:00.21  -  (Amadeusz Knop  -  2:03.92  -  2017)

 

100 fly  -  Amadeusz Knop  -  57.15  -  (Amadeusz Knop  -  57.30  -  2017)

 

200 fly  -  Amadeusz Knop  -  2:06.03  -  (Amadeusz Knop  -  2:07.74  -  2017)

 

200 IM  -  Amadeusz Knop  -  2:05.90  -  (Amadeusz Knop  -  2:08.96  -  2017)

 

13 - 14 Girls:

 

200 back  -  Michelle Whelton  -  2:12.33  -  (Ella Burns  -  2:14.83  -  2017)

 

100 back  -  Sarah Koenig  -  1:01.06  -  (Sophie Cattermole  -  1:01.69  -  2012)

 

100 breast  -  Sarah Koenig  -  1:05.17  -  (Sarah Koenig  -  1:06.34  -  2017)

 

13 - 14 Boys:  

 

500 free  -  Charlie Plaisted  -  4:53.88  -  (David Lattimer  -  5:00.28  -  2011)

 

200 breast  -  Colton Frantz  -  2:16.72  -  (Harrison Newi  -  2:17.69  -  2017)

 

200 fly  -  Charlie Plaisted  -  2:02.32  -  (Santi Ruvira  -  2:04.25  -  2011)

 

200 IM  -  Colton Frantz  -  2:03.82  -  (Dan Sofjins  -  2:04.25  -  2014)

 

400 IM  -  Harrison Newi  -  4:21.11  -  (Harrison Newi  -  4:28.97  -  2017)

 

15 - 16 Boys:

 

50 freestyle  -  Wesley Kephart  -  21.36  -  (Jackson DeFore  -  21.65  -  2015)

 

Open Girls:

 

50 breast  -  Sarah Koenig  -  30.79  -  (Sarah Koenig  -  31.35  -  2017)

 

50 fly  -  Michelle Whelton  -  27.49  -  (Courtney Chapin  -  27.58  -  2017)

 

Congratulations to all of our fine athletes for the great performances over the long weekend!

 

Hurricane Coaching Staff