March 11, 2018
Ten of our 15 PAWW qualifiers took the trip to downtown Chicago and competed at the Senior Championships at the UIC Natatorium. In addition, we had 18 swimmers qualify for Speedo Central Zones Sectional Championships in Pleasant Prairie, WI, with one swimmer attending the event.
Justin Alderson (15) competed and qualified for finals in 200 free and 400 IM, “Best Times” in both events but was unable to stay for finals due to another commitment. He also swam a time trial in 100 fly and the 800 free relay.
Kaylee Dexter (14) competed in the 1650/mile and swam a “Best Time” earning a 20th place finish and 1 point for the TEAM. She also swam the 400 free relay.
Kiera Fennell (16) competed in the 100 breast, 400 IM, 200 IM, 200 breast and swam “Best Times” in all her events. She also swam a 200 fly time trial and the lead off leg of the 400 free relay with a 56.37 100 free. Way to go Kiera!
Kelen McDaniels (17) competed in the 200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM, 50 free -qualified for finals - 18th place finish - scoring 3 points for the TEAM, and 100 free. “Best times” in 2/5 events. She also swam a 100 back time trial and the 400 free relay.
Ben Owens (16) competed in the 50 free, 100 free - qualified for finals. He also swam the 400 medley relay and 400 free relay.
Simeon Rinkenberger (15) competed and qualified for finals in the 100 back - 16th place and 200 back - 17th place with “Best Times” in both events. Scoring 9 points for the TEAM. He also swam in the 400 medley relay and 400 free relay.
Garrett Schrock (18) competed in the 100 breast, 200 free, 400 IM, 200 IM, 200 back, 500 free - qualified for finals 18th place - Scoring 3 points for the TEAM. “Best Times” in 3/5 events. He also swam the 400 medley relay, 400 & 800 free relay.
Sieg Sison (15) competed in the 100 breast and 800 free relay
Savannah Sowards (16) competed in the 200 free, 200 IM, 100 back, 100 free, 200 fly - qualified for finals, 100 fly - qualified for finals - 9th place - Scoring 14 points for the TEAM. “Best Times” in 3/6 events. She also swam the 400 free relay.
Matthew Terrian (17) competed and qualified for finals in all his events. The 100 breast - 13th place, 100 fly - 18th place, 50 free - 15th place, 100 - back 6th place, 200 - back 9th place, 200 fly - 11th place. “Best Times” in all 6 events. Scoring 61 points for the TEAM. He also swam 400 medley relay, 400 & 800 free relays. Way to go Matthew!
Speedo Central Zone Sectional Championships:
Justin Alderson (15) was our individual swimmer for the meet. He swam 6 total events qualifying for finals in all 6; 100 breast - 4th place, 100 free - 7th place, 200 IM - 1st place Speedo Champion, 200 free - 20th place, 200 breast - 5th place, and 50 free - 2nd place He had 5/6 “Best Times” and earned 99 Points, individually for TEAM PAWW!
CONGRATULATIONS PAWW...JUST KEEP SWIMMING!!!
Next up - Age Group State Championships with 21 of our 23 qualifiers attending the meet in Pleasant Prairie, WI, March 15 - 18. Check out our social media @pawwswim for photo’s updates and live stream of the meet.