Junior Olympics Days 1 and 2

Bison Aquatic Club arrived in Pearland, Texas ready to take on the AAU Junior Olympics Swimming competition. The first Bison in the water was 12 year old Olivia Lounsbery who swam the 400 free and crushed her previous best time by over a minute. What an exciting race to watch. Next up were our three 13/14 year olds who took on the 1500 free. George Glover, aka KG7, took 1st for the boys while Kristen Nieves took sixth and Rachel vanderkooi took 7th for the girls. Certainly was a great way to start the meet!

Friday morning the 13 and over swimmers were at the pool bright and early and ready to take on the day. This is a prelim/final meet with the top 16 returning in the evening for A and B finals. Our swimmers left nothing in the water and we saw great swims and a lot of personal best times. The 12 and under swimmers took to the pool in the afternoon and kept the momentum going for the team. While the swimmers in the 10 and under age group swam timed finals in the afternoon, swimmers in the 11/12 age group were swimming with hopes of making it to an A or B final. The finals were Friday evening and our swimmers gave us all reason to jump to our feet and cheer them on.

Medals were awarded to swimmers in 1st through 8th and ribbons to those finishing 9th through 16th.
8 and Under results
50 Fly (M) - Branden Nieves 14th

9-10 results
200 free (F) - Caroline Glover 10th
200 free (M) - Avery Flowers 16th
100 Breast stroke (F) - Caroline Glover 9th
50 fly (F) - Caroline Glover 4th

11-12 results
200 free (M) - Connor Mills 11th
100 breast stroke (F) - Jordan Brenning 13th
100 breast stroke (M) - Connor Mills 10th, Matt Subieta-Lazarte 13th
50 Fly (M) - Matt Subieta-Lazarte 12th

13-14 results
200 free (M) - George Glover vii 1st, Ryan Harris 10th
200 breast stroke (F) - Kristen Nieves 13th
100 fly (M) - George Glover vii 1st, Ryan Harris 7th, Hayden Burchfield 12th
400 IM (M) - George Glover vii 1st

15-18 Results
200 free (F) - Ryanne Vance 3rd
200 free (M) - Matt Townsend 1st, Ryan Dillow 9th, C.J. Clark 13th
200 breast stroke (F) - Halee Riley 14th
200 breast stroke (M) - Conner Hill 9th, Jake Caldwell 10th
100 fly (F) - Ryanne Vance 3rd, Jizelle Childers 9th
100 fly (M) - Matt Townsend 2nd, Ryan Dillow 3rd, Sam Johnston 16th

Relay Team results
400 Medley relay
11-12 (F) took 6th (Olivia Lounsbery, Jordan Brenning, Ruthie Riley, Hailey Harris)
13-14 (F) A Team took 9th (Hannah Brenning, Kristen Nieves, Trysta Duerson, Jessica Vaughan)
13-14 (F) B team took 11th (Riley Mills, Allie Schein, Lorelei Potter, Rhandall Freeman)
13-14 (F) C team took 12th (Grace Davis, Lauren Gabbard, Rachel vanderkooi, Rachel Dennison)
13-14 (M) took 3rd (Ryan Harris, Brandon Townsend, George Glover vii, Hayden Burchfield)
15-18 (F) A team took 5th (Halee Riley, Brynnan Duncan, Ryanne Vance, Jordan Farmer)
15-18 (F) B team took 10th (Kierstyn Cleaves, Sydney Brenning, Jizelle Childers, Sydnee Witt)
15-19 (M) A team took 1st (Matt Townsend, Conner Hill, Ryan Dillow, Jake Caldwell)