March 13, 2022
Congratulations to the 46 swimmers who travelled to Moscow for the 2022 Inland Empire Junior Olympics! This is our team’s championship meet for the short course season, and we had a wonderful showing with plenty of great swims. Especially noteworthy were our finals performances-our kids swam hard after a long, grueling weekend at the pool and almost always swam faster when it counted! CAST finished third overall in the team scoring, missing second place by just a handful of points.
CAST had two high point winners for the weekend. Trace Bennett won 7 of his 8 races to dominate the top spot for the 9-10 boys, while Tillie Sobek placed first 5 times to secure the most points for the 11-12 girls. Maggie Sobek was runner up in the 9-10 girls category with a pair of individual event victories, and a team record in the 200 yard freestyle. We had 4 other individual event champions in Erin Griffith, Camryn Schmidt, Bostyn Shoemaker, and Trista Slife.
Two of our senior swimmers achieved a big milestone by notching their first ever Senior Sectional qualifying cuts; Zack Castaneda in the 50 freestyle and Trista Slife in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. Both will get to represent CAST at the prestigious meet in 2 weeks in Arizona along with 5 other Croc qualifiers!
Finally, 4 of our swimmers achieved 100% best times at the meet: Trace Bennett, Nina Emry, Reagan Greiner, and Eleanor Strow. Great job finishing the season with a perfect slate!