August 5, 2022
Greetings from Ithaca!!
Congratulations to AMS for another great day in the pool. The kids are being incredibly well-behaved and respectful, the pool staff commented on the cleanliness of our area at the end of finals, so thank all of you for raising such great kids!
Today we had 4 athletes make finals! Whitney Calhoun took 8th place in the 100 fly with a lifetime best. Joann Cook, dropped over 2 seconds off of her preliminary effort to take 9th place in the 200 backstroke. Cinco Perex posted a lifetime best in the preliminary session in the 200 back then turned around to qualify for finals in the 400 IM. After competing in the back to back races again at nght, he stepped up and lead off the AMS relay with a lifetime best 100 backstroke! Anna Ulintz dropped 2 seconds to finish 6th overall in the 400 IM.
In the 10 and under session, 2 rockstars placed in the 200 free, both in lifetime bests, Hannah Strock with a 5th place, and Ian Brenenborg touching in at 6th.
Other lifetime best performances were turned in by, Joann Cook in the 100 butterfly, Nate Agens 100 butterfly, Alex Chen 200 backstroke, Lauren Mittleider 200 backstroke, Sam Hoppe 200 back, Sami Ezzelarab 200 free, Kendrick Hsu 200 free, Katherine Han 100 back and 50 fly, Lily Opitz 100 back, and Charlie Lange 100 back.
We are halfway there!