Age Group Champs a Success
February 21, 2018
Age Group Champs Musings:
- 35 Athletes of 42 qualified competed in Juneau
- Boys: 3rd Place, Girls: 4th Place, Combined 4th Place of 22 teams
- 607 Total Points
- 95% of Athletes saw at least one Personal Record
- 75% of all splashes resulted in Personal Records (Prelims and Finals)
- Bronze Medal Finishers: Jimmy, Kiara, Emersyn, Rueben, Emmett, Matthew, Anna K, Josiah, Micah, Caleb,
- Silver Medal Finishers: Jimmy, Emersyn, Reuben, Rome, Anna K, Micah
- Gold Medal Finishers: Jimmy (500 Free), Anna K (100 Fly, 50 Breast, 50 Fly), Elias Rumph (100 Breast)
- Relay Bronze Finishers: Jake, Christopher, Owen, Rome (11-12)
- Relay Silver Finishers: Matthew, Caleb, Josiah, Jimmy (13-14); Kalea, Catherine, Anna H, Anna K (10 & U)
- Relay Gold Finishers: Tyson, Dausen, Elias, Emmett (10 & U)
- Picking up Points over 15: Anna K 56, Emersyn 42, Micah 37, Matthew 33, Jimmy 31, Rome 28, Josiah 19, Jake 18, Xander 17, Christopher 16, Reuben 16.
- Torched Team Records: Jimmy 500 Free, 200 Fly; Rome 50 back; Matthew 100 breast, 200 breast, 100 Fly, 400 IM; Kiara 100 Fly, 200 Fly; Rachel 200 Breast; Anna K 100 Free, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 Fly
- Best Quotes:
- “It moved me to tears to see our athletes cheering each other throughout the meet” This was continuous. Even Athletes who did not make a final returned to cheer the team. We couldn’t be prouder!
- Upon arriving in Anchorage: “Can we have swim practice tonight!!!”
- “There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going” – and nobody took one. Everyone gave it their all and, above all, worked as a team.