December 18, 2017
Age Groupers on Fire at the Single Age State Meet
Congratulations to the 11 and unders who competed for LAKE at the inaugural single age state meet Dec. 17-18th. Unlike the 12 and under state meet coming up in February, the single age state meet allows swimmers to compete against swimmers their own single age. It was a fun and exciting meet with many life time best time and new state cuts for the February state meet. The boys were eighth in scoring and the girls were third, giving LAKE an overall 4th place finish. Highlights include the 9-year-old girls 100 free relay and 100 medley relay becoming state champions and setting the meet record. The relays consisted of Allie Gordon, Sara Wiedoff, Kate Lucyshyn and Julianne Drake. Sara Wiedoff and Dani Stemper won individual state titles setting the meet records in the 9-year-old 50 fly and the 11-year-old 200 IM. Sara Wiedoff was third in the individual high point for 9-year-old girls.
8 and Under
Representing the 8 and under age group boys was Rohan Rajesh who scored 24 points and made the podium with a 10th place finish in the boys 8 and under 25 fly.
For the girls, Charlie Bishop scored 17 points for the team and made the podium with a seventh-place finish in the 8 and under girls 25 fly. Leah Chung scored 23 points for the team and Tessa Hansen, our youngest participant at 7, scored 13 points for LAKE.
In addition to winning both relays, the 9-year-old girls cleaned up at the meet. Every 9-year-old was a point contributor for the team. Leading the way was Sara Wiedoff. Sara was third in high point. Sara contributed 121 points and was on the podium for all 6 of her individual events with fourth in both the 100 and 100 breast, second in the 100 IM and 50 breast and sixth in the 50 free. She was the state champion in the 50 fly. Allison Gordon also made the podium in all 6 of her events and scored 97 points for LAKE. She was a part of both winning relays. She was tenth in the 100 IM, eighth in the 50 breast and 100 breast, sixth in the 100 back and fourth in both the 200 IM and 50 back. Kate Lucyshyn gave LAKE 48 points and podiumed in the 50 back with tenth place finish and qualified for the 12 and under state meet in the 9-10 100 breaststroke. Kate was a part of both state winning relays. Julianna Drake scored 43 points in her 4 events. She had all best times and added state qualifying times for the 9-10 age group in the 50 fly and 50 free. She also made the podium in the 50 fly and 50 free. Julianna was the anchor on both state winning relays.
On the boy’s side, Braeden Hansen led the way scoring 55 points for the team. He also made the podium in the 100 breast (6) and 50 breast (3). Niall Parkins scored 26 points and was tenth in the 100 back. Dean Amble scored 20 points and just missed the podium in the 100 back with an eleventh place. Josh Haase gave the team 18 points and Zach Haase was close behind contributing 16 points.
10 Year Old’s
Audrey Worgull was the standout 10-year-old for LAKE scoring 92 points. She made the podium in 5 events. She podiumed in the 100 back (3), 100 free (8), 100 IM (5), 200 IM (10), 50 back (4). Cate Wisener scored 19 points and barely missed the podium with an eleventh-place finish in the 50 breast. Ava Hansen scored 10 ponts for the team and improved her times in all 3 individual events she swam. Adrienne Prymas scored 9 points for team phoenix. Also competing for LAKE was Izzy Cera and Raylea Richmond.
Our high scorer for the 10-year-old boys was Adam Anderson. Adam made the podium in all 3 of his events and scored 49 points for the team. He made the podium in the 100 breast (7), 200 IM (10) and the 50 breast (3). He also dropped time in each of his events
11 Year Old’s
Dani Stemper was the high scorer on the girl’s side with 113 points. She made the podium in all 6 of her events including first in the 200 IM. She dropped time in all 6 of her events. In addition to her 200 IM win, she was third in the 100 fly, fourth in the 100 IM and 50 fly, sixth in the 100 breast and ninth in the 100 free. Laney Brummer was on fire and improved her times in all 6 of her events. She scored 55 points and made the podium in the 100 fly (7). She added 11-12 state qualifying times in the 100 breast, 100 fly, 100 free and 50 free! Allison Lucyshyn also competed for the 11-year olds and improved her times in her 3 events. The 11-year-old girls had 100 percent best times, very impressive!
Tanner Hansen was our lone 11-year-old boy competing. He scored 87 points and made the podium in 5 out of the 6 events he competed in. They included 100 breast (5), 100 IM (9), 200 IM (8), 50 breast (4) and 50 free (10). Our other 11-year-old qualifier, Andrew Harshbarger was our other 11 year old qualifier, but he was unable to compete.
It was a fun and fast inaugural event. We were proud to be a part of it. From the coaching staff side, we were very pleased at the performances by the kids. They swam very well especially those competing in their very first state meet. Thank you parents and grandparents who came out to support the team.