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Age Group Champ Recap

SST swam lights-out at the 2018 Alaska Age Group Championships in Juneau last weekend, with a ton of best times and great races. We finished in 6th place overall behind GSC, NLSC, AST, CAC, and KKF. Each of those teams (except KKF) had more swimmers in the meet, and we represented well with our 20 athletes. We also had zero DQs as our swimmers were racing smart. SST had 15 top-3 finishes and everyone kept their energy up throughout the long weekend.

We also had multiple team records broken including: Talia Wentz (100 back, 100 free, 100 IM, 200 IM, 50 fly), Evie Rupp (50 back), and Logan Fox (200 free, 400 IM, 200 fly). Congratulations to all of our Stingray swimmers and parents on an outstanding weekend. Here are the meet highlights:

Juliette Benson

Juliette posted all best times and scored in one events. She finished 6th in the 200 breast (-8.88), 9th in the 100 breast (-4.24), 11th in the 400 IM (-12.43), 21st in the 200 free (-3.91), 22nd in the 200 IM (-5.20), 23rd in the 100 free (-1.10), and 24th in the 50 free (-0.42). She scored 3 points for the team and now has 5 JO cuts. Congratulations Juliette!

Makenna Beshears

Makenna posted six best times and scored in one event. She placed 4th in the 500 free (-8.02), 10th in the 200 back (-7.37), 11th in the 400 IM (-14.34), 13th in the 200 IM (-10.48), 14th in the 200 free (-1.36), 15th in the 100 back (-0.09), and 23rd in the 100 free. She scored 5 points for the team and now has 4 JO cuts. Congratulations Makenna!

Tatelyn Dixon

Tatelyn posted five best times and raced well. She finished 16th in the 100 breast (-0.67), 19th in the 500 free (-17.21), 20th in the 200 IM (-1.98), 24th in the 100 free (-1.39), 26th in the 50 free, and 29th in the 200 free (-0.89). This was her first AGC meet and she now has 1 JO cut. Congratulations Tatelyn!

Logan Fox

Logan posted four best times and scored in five events. He placed 2nd in the 500 free, 3rd in the 200 free (-4.22), 4th in the 200 fly (-11.55), 5th in the 400 IM (-1.87), 6th in the 200 back, 9th in the 200 breast, and 10th in the 200 IM. He also dropped 0.24 in the 50 free leading off his 200 free relay. He scored 25 points for the team and will travel to Oregon next week for RXII Champs. Congratulations Logan!

Devynn George

Devynn posted three best times and scored in one event. She finished 3rd in the 200 back, 14th in the 100 back and 50 back (-0.34), 16th in the 50 free (-1.01), and 17th in the 100 free (-0.38). She scored 6 points for the team and now has 3 AK Summer Champ cuts. Congratulations Devynn!

Kyan Harnum

Kyan posted all best times and scored in all of his races. He placed 3rd in the 100 free (-0.84), 6th in the 100 breast (-0.91), 200 breast (-1.56), 50 free (-0.93), and 500 free (-1.98), 7th in the 200 back (-4.23) and 200 free (-4.78). He scored 21 points for the team and now has 5 JO cuts. Congratulations Kyan!

Lily Hsieh

Lily posted five best times and scored in four events. She finished 3rd in the 500 free (-11.06) and 400 IM (-7.02), 4th in the 200 back (-0.90), 5th in the 200 free (-9.53), 11th in the 200 breast (-8.47), 12th in the 50 back, and 14th in the 50 fly. She scored 21 points for the team and now has 12 JO cuts. Congratulations Lily!

Alex Huffer

Alex posted all best times and raced well. He placed 9th in the 200 breast (-5.48), 12th in the 50 free (-0.70), and 13th in the 100 free (-1.53). He now has 3 AK Summer Champ cuts. Congratulations Alex!

Angela Huffer

Angela posted two best times and scored in one event. She finished 5th in the 500 free (-31.65), 9th in the 100 fly, 13th in the 200 IM and 50 fly, 14th in the 200 free (-0.02), and 23rd in the 50 free. She scored 4 points for the team and now has 2 JO cuts. Congratulations Angela!

Vincent Maio

Vincent posted all best times and scored in two events. He placed 5th in the 500 free (-4.59), 8th in the 200 free (-6.68), 11th in the 100 back (-4.13) and 100 free (-1.97), 12th in the 100 fly (-1.18) and 50 free (-0.76), and 15th in the 200 IM (-6.62). He scored 5 points for the team and now has 3 JO cuts. Congratulations Vincent!

Meah McCallum

Meah raced well while dealing with a sudden illness. She fought her way to 9th in the 200 free, 10th in the 500 free, 16th in the 200 breast, 18th in the 200 IM, and 19th in the 50 fly. She will recover and travel to Oregon next week for RXII Champs. Congratulations Meah!

Ezekiel Rasmussen

Zeke posted all best times and scored in all of his events. He finished 2nd in the 100 IM (-2.45), 3rd in the 50 fly (-0.19), and 4th in the 100 free (-2.84). He scored 18 points for the team and now has 10 JO cuts. Congratulations Zeke!

Hayden Rasmussen

Hayden posted all best times and scored in all of his events. He placed 4th in the 200 back (-4.46) and 50 back (-2.17), and 7th in the 100 free (-4.22). He scored 12 points for the team and now has 7 AK Summer Champ cuts. Congratulations Hayden!

Evelyn Rupp

Evie posted all best times and scored in five events. She finished 5th in the 50 back (-0.62), 6th in the 100 back (-3.56), 7th in the 50 fly (-2.57), 8th in the 100 IM (-1.23) and 50 free (-0.67), 9th in the 100 free (-1.23), and 11th in the 200 free (-6.80). She scored 11 points for the team and now has 7 JO cuts. Congratulations Evie!

Julianna Rupp

Jules posted three best times and scored in three events. She placed 3rd in the 50 back (-3.14), 4th in the 100 back (-5.82), 8th in the 50 fly (-1.88), 13th in the 100 free, 18th in the 100 breast and 50 breast, and 20th in the 50 free. She scored 12 points for the team and now has 9 JO cuts. Congratulations Jules!

Cassidy Welsh

Cassidy posted all best times and scored in two events. She finished 7th in the 200 free (-7.42), 8th in the 500 free (-7.89), 12th in the 100 free (-1.29), 13th in the 50 free (-0.62), 14th in the 400 IM (-6.49), 16th in the 200 back (-4.63), and 22nd in the 100 back (-1.49). She scored 3 points for the team and now has 5 JO cuts. Congratulations Cassidy!

Timberlyn Wendt

Timberlyn posted six best times and scored in two events. She placed 4th in the 200 back (-3.67), 5th in the 100 back (-1.88), 10th in the 50 free (-1.60), 13th in the 400 IM (-6.36) and 100 breast, 17th in the 500 free (-4.51), and 23rd in the 200 free (-1.38). She scored 9 points for the team and now has 4 JO cuts. Congratulations Timberlyn!

Cooper Wentz

Cooper posted best times in all of his events and scored in all of his races. He finished 5th in the 100 back (-5.81) and 6th in the 50 back (-1.81). He scored 7 points for the team and now has 1 JO cut. Congratulations Cooper!

Talia Wentz

Talia posted best times in six events and scored in all of her races. She placed 2nd in the 200 IM (-3.60) and 50 fly (-2.43), 3rd in the 50 free, 200 free (-8.13), 100 free (-3.02), and 100 back (-0.73), and 4th in the 100 IM (-1.05). She scored 43 points for the team and now has 3 JO cuts. Congratulations Talia!

Lauren White

Lauren posted six best times and scored three events. She finished 5th in the 200 breast (-9.50), 6th in the 100 breast (-5.09), 8th in the 500 free, 11th in the 200 free (-3.52), 14th in the 200 back (-3.40), 16th in the 50 free (-0.43), and 17th in the 100 free (-1.00). She scored 8 points for the team and now has 3 RXII cuts. Congratulations Lauren!

Relays

The girls 11-12 200 free relay team (Evie Rupp, Devynn George, Meah McCallum, Lily Hsieh) finished 5th.

The girls 11-12 200 medley relay team (Evie Rupp, Meah McCallum, Lily Hsieh, Devynn George) finished 7th.

The girls 11-12 400 free relay team (Evie Rupp, Lily Hsieh, Devynn George, Meah McCallum) finished 5th.

The girls 13-14 200 free relay team (Lauren White, Timberlyn Wendt, Tatelyn Dixon, Cassidy Welsh) finished 8th.

The girls 13-14 200 medley relay team (Timberlyn Wendt, Juliette Benson, Cassidy Welsh, Lauren White) finished 7th.

The girls 13-14 400 free relay team (Cassidy Welsh, Juliette Benson, Makenna Beshears, Lauren White) finished 8th.

The boys 13-14 200 free relay team (Logan Fox, Kyan Harnum, Alex Huffer, Vincent Maio) finished 5th.

The boys 13-14 200 medley relay team (Logan Fox, Kyan Harnum, Vincent Maio, Alex Huffer) finished 5th.

The boys 13-14 400 free relay team (Vincent Maio, Kyan Harnum, Alex Huffer, Logan Fox) finished 5th.


The next meet for SST is the Region XII Championships in Beaverton, Oregon on March 1-4. We have 12 swimmers traveling to this fun, exciting regional level meet that will include the top swimmers from the Pacific Northwest. GO SST!