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RXII Championship Recap

SST had a very successful meet in Beaverton, Oregon during the 2018 Region XII Championships. There were 57 teams and 590 athletes in attendance from across the Pacific Northwest. SST was tied with Northern Lights (Anchorage) for the largest Alaska team with 12 swimmers. Everyone did a great job keeping their energy up throughout the long, four-day meet and raced well during each swim. We ended up 15th overall (17th male and 13th female) in the team scores. We had a good number of finals swims each day, had a lot of time drops, and zero DQs. We also saw 14 team records fall, including: Blaque Secor (500 free in 5:41.18), Meah McCallum (1000 free in 11:50.23), Logan Fox (500 free in 5:07.91, 1000 free in 10:54.44, 1650 free in 18:12.05), Patty Eppingher (200 free in 2:04.64, 200 IM in 2:19.12), Victoria Schachle (100 free in 56.07), Boys 400 free relay (Trevor Chiu, Crieghton Beshears, Ezra Billings, Chris Kim), Boys 200 medley relay (Chris Kim, Ezra Billings, Trevor Chiu, Crieghton Beshears), Boys 200 free relay (Crieghton Beshears, Ezra Billings, Trevor Chiu, Chris Kim), Girls 400 medley relay (Victoria Schachle, Patty Eppingher, Heidi Billings, Blaque Secor), Mixed 200 medley relay (Crieghton Beshears, Patty Eppingher, Heidi Billings, Ezra Billings), and Mixed 200 free relay (Chris Kim, Patty Eppingher, Ezra Billings, Victoria Schachle). Congratulations to all of our RXII swimmers, here are the highlights:

 

Crieghton Beshears

Crieghton swam six events, posted one best time, and scored in two races. He finished 11th in the 1650 free (-7.61), 14th in the 1000 free, 22nd in the 500 free, 62nd in the 200 free, 97th in the 200 IM, and 125th in the 100 free. He earned a spot on the Boys 15-16 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 2nd in the 200 free, 2nd in the 500 free, and 2nd in the 1650 free. He scored 18 points for the team. Congratulations Crieghton!

Ezra Billings

Ezra swam six events, posted two best times, and raced well in his first RXII meet. He finished 39th in the 400 IM, 47th in the 200 breast (-6.66), 66th in the 50 free, 94th in the 200 IM, 101st in the 100 breast (-5.25), and 131st in the 100 free. He earned a spot on the Boys 15-16 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 6th in the 50 free, 9th in the 100 free, 6th in the 100 breast, 3rd in the 200 breast, 9th in the 200 IM, and 4th in the 400 IM. Congratulations Ezra!

Heidi Billings

Heidi swam five events, posted four best times, and raced well in her first RXII meet. She finished 24th in the 400 IM (-18.69), 26th in the 100 fly (-2.06), 27th in the 100 breast (-3.00), 40th in the 200 IM, and 80th in the 50 free (-0.45). She earned a spot on the Girls 15-16 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 7th in the 50 free, 5th in the 100 breast, 3rd in the 100 fly, 3rd in the 200 IM, and 2nd in the 400 IM. Congratulations Heidi!

Trevor Chiu

Trevor swam three events, posted three best times, and raced well in his first RXII meet. He finished 38th in the 500 free (-17.77), 66th in the 100 fly (-0.47), and 67th in the 200 free. He also dropped 2.39 in the 100 free leading off his 400 free relay. He earned a spot on the Boys 15-16 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 7th in the 100 free, 3rd in the 200 free, 4th in the 500 free, and 5th in the 100 fly. Congratulations Trevor!

Patty Eppingher

Patty swam six events, posted two best times, and scored in two races. She finished 6th in the 100 breast, 11th in the 200 breast (-2.57), 28th in the 200 IM, 43rd in the 200 free (-0.69), 66th in the 50 free, and 69th in the 100 free. She earned a spot on the Girls 15-16 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 4th in the 50 free, 4th in the 100 free, 1st in the 200 free, 2nd in the 100 breast, 2nd in the 200 breast, and 1st in the 200 IM. She also swam the 6th fastest girls 15-16 year old 200 breast in Alaska Swimming history. She scored 28 points for the team. Congratulations Patty!

Logan Fox

Logan swam six events, posted three best times, and scored in three events. He finished 17th in the 1650 free (-15.98), 19th in the 1000 free (-13.66), 20th in the 500 free (-0.89), 34th in the 400 IM, 85th in the 200 free, and 93rd in the 200 IM. He earned a spot on the Boys 13-14 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 1st in the 500 free, 1st in the 1000 free, and 1st in the 1650 free. He scored 7 points for the team. Congratulations Logan!

Madison Hrinko

Madison swam three events, posted two best times, and raced well in her 3rd RXII meet. She finished 24th in the 1000 free (-0.79), 62nd in the 200 free, and 76th in the 100 fly. She also dropped 0.09 in the 100 free leading off her 400 free relay. She earned a spot on the Girls 15-16 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 7th in the 200 free, 5th in the 1000 free, and 5th in the 100 fly. Congratulations Madi!

Chris Kim

Chris swam four events, posted six best times, and raced well in his first RXII meet. He finished 69th in the 200 IM (-3.37), 71st in the 200 back, 76th in the 100 free (-0.05), and 77th in the 100 back (-2.13). He also dropped 0.76 in the 50 free leading off his 200 free relay, and 2.76 in the 200 free leading off his 800 free relay. He earned a spot on the Boys 15-16 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 5th in the 50 free, 3rd in the 100 free, 6th in the 200 free, 4th in the 100 back, 4th in the 200 back, and 3rd in the 200 IM. Congratulations Chris!

Meah McCallum

Meah swam three events, posted one best time, and scored in one event. She finished 19th in the 1650 free, 25th in the 1000 free (-3.30), and 66th in the 500 free. She earned a spot on the Girls 11-12 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 2nd in the 500 free and 1st in the 1000 free. She also swam the 8th fastest girls 11-12 year old 1000 free in Alaska Swimming history. She scored 2 points for the team. Congratulations Meah!

Shannon McCallum

Shannon swam six events, posted two best times, and scored in two races. She finished 11th in the 1650 free, 16th in the 1000 free (-4.31), 26th in the 500 free, 56th in the 400 IM, 61st in the 200 breast (-1.03), and 65th in the 200 free. She earned a spot on the Girls 15-16 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 8th in the 200 free, 5th in the 500 free, 2nd in the 1000 free, 2nd in the 1650 free, 7th in the 200 breast, and 7th in the 400 IM. She scored 16 points for the team. Congratulations Shannon!

Victoria Schachle

Victoria swam five events, finaled in two, and raced well in her 3rd RXII meet. She finished 27th in the 100 back, 30th in the 500 free, 33rd in the 100 free, 49th in the 200 free, 50th in the 50 free, and 58th in the 200 back. She earned a spot on the Girls 15-16 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 2nd in the 50 free, 1st in the 100 free, 4th in the 200 free, and 2nd in the 100 back. Congratulations Victoria!

Blaque Secor

Blaque swam three events, posted one best time, and raced well in her first RXII meet. She finished 43rd in the 500 free (-3.47), 72nd in the 200 free, and 94th in the 100 free. She earned a spot on the Girls 11-12 year old Stingray All-Time Top 10 list in the following: 1st in the 500 free. Congratulations Blaque!

 

Relays

The Girls 200 free relay team (Victoria Schachle 25.77, Madison Hrinko 27.58, Blaque Secor 27.38, Patty Eppingher 25.52) finished 16th, scoring 10 points.

The Girls 200 medley relay team (Victoria Schachle 29.76, Patty Eppingher 32.07, Heidi Billings 28.73, Blaque Secor 27.06) finished 17th, scoring 8 points.

The Girls 400 free relay team (Madison Hrinko 1:00.32, Patty Eppingher 57.53, Blaque Secor 1:00.81, Victoria Schachle 56.85) finished 19th, scoring 4 points.

The Girls 400 medley relay team (Victoria Schachle 1:04.83, Patty Eppingher 1:09.65, Heidi Billings 1:01.17, Blaque Secor 59.68) finished 14th, scoring 14 points.

The Girls 800 free relay team (Blaque Secor 2:10.52, Patty Eppingher 2:05.92, Shannon McCallum 2:09.40, Victoria Schachle 2:04.23) finished 8th, scoring 30 points.

The Boys 200 free relay team (Crieghton Beshears 25.11, Ezra Billings 23.69, Trevor Chiu 23.99, Chris Kim 23.40) finished 29th.

The Boys 200 medley relay team (Chris Kim 29.13, Ezra Billings 30.16, Trevor Chiu 25.92, Crieghton Beshears 24.86) finished 28th.

The Boys 400 free relay team (Trevor Chiu 53.07, Crieghton Beshears 54.49, Ezra Billings 52.82, Chris Kim 52.25) finished 27th.

The Boys 400 medley relay team (Chris Kim 1:04.47, Logan Fox 1:12.91, Trevor Chiu 1:00.46, Ezra Billings 54.97) finished 31st.

The Boys 800 free relay team (Chris Kim 1:59.53, Logan Fox 2:02.07, Trevor Chiu 1:57.42, Crieghton Beshears 1:57.22) finished 10th, scoring 26 points.

The Mixed 200 free relay team (Chris Kim 23.63, Patty Eppingher 25.93, Ezra Billings 23.49, Victoria Schachle 24.98) finished 14th, scoring 14 points.

The Mixed 200 medley relay team (Crieghton Beshears 30.58, Patty Eppingher 32.20, Heidi Billings 28.50, Ezra Billings 23.50) finished 19th, scoring 4 points.