November 18, 2019
Swimmers from our Junior and Intermediate groups had an amazing meet at the 2019 Treasure Island meet at Berkeley Aquatics in New Providence over the weekend. Our 27 attending barracudas amassed an array of Personal Best Times, Top Places, Silver and Gold cuts, new team records, and much more.
Aside from a long list of impressive accomplishments, many swimmers stepped out of their comfort zone to swim some challenging events. Swims in the 500 Free (Reese Berg, Salome Calderon, Sadie Cornelius, Marcus Innamorato, Nathaniel Kern, Jillian Weinberger, Leah Wilson), 1000 Free (Kayla Bhagaloo, Hannah Wilson), 400 IMs (Kayla Bhagaloo), and more challenged our athletes and expanded their horizons.
More than half of our 120 splashes over the weekend were Personal Best Times. Many of these time drops were significant ones like Paityn Bates’ 100 Breast (-10.45); Kayla Bhagaloo’s 400 IM (-17.17); Sadie Cornelius’ 200 Free (-15.96) and 500 Free (-50.45); Marcus Innamorato’s 200 Free (-14.92) and 500 Free (-18.37); Ryan Juckett’s 200 Free (-18.61); Teddy Mill’s 200 Free (-12.15); and David Sabol’s 200 Free (-11.51) just to name a few! These great swims yielded 11 Gold/JO Cuts by Reese Berg (100 Back, 100 IM, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 50 Free, 500 Free); Nathaniel Kern (100 Back, 100 Free, 200 Free, 50 Fly, 500 Free); along with another 45 Silver Cuts by our swimmers.
Despite some great competition, our Barracudas swam in some top finishes throughout the weekend including 20 Top-3 Places by Reese Berg (3rd in the 50 Fly); Kayla Bhagaloo (2nd in the 1000 Free); Salome Calderon (3rd in the 200 IM); Sadie Cornelius (3rd in the 500 Free); Marcus Innamorato (3rd in the 50 Free, 2nd in the 500 Free); Ryan Juckett (2nd in the 100 Free); Nathaniel Kern (2nd in the 50 Fly); Evan Weinberger (2nd in the 200 Free, 3rd in the 200 IM); Jillian Weinberger (2nd in the 500 Free); Hannah Wilson (2nd in the 100 Breast); and a 2nd by our 10 &Under 200 Medley Relay of Rylee Bambara, Reese Berg, Nathaniel Kern, Paityn Bates. A special congratulations to our First Place winners Reese Berg (50 Breast); Marcus Innamorato (200 Free); and Nathaniel Kern (100 Back, 100 Free, 100 IM, 200 Free, 500 Free)!
All of these great swims had a big impact on our Team Records, with new marks set by Nathaniel Kern (100, 200, 500 Free); Hannah Wilson (1000 Free); Marcus Innamorato (50 & 500 Free, 50 & 200 Back); and Evan Weinberger (50 Fly, 100 IM)!
Congratulations everyone, and good luck to our Seniors at the Distance Derby next weekend…