February 21, 2018
Good Afternoon All RAYS Families!
We had an absolute fantastic State Meet this past weekend in Greenville, SC. We took 68 swimmers, scored 610 points, and achieved a 4th place overall team finish! All three of those achievements are the records for the RAYS. Most amount of swimmers ever sent to the meet, points scored, and team place!
Also for the first time in the last 5 years, we fielded a relay in every age group and every gender!
Some other highlights from the weekend:
Bella Thorpe: 10 & under girls 2nd in 50 Breaststroke, 2nd in 50 yard freestyle, 2nd place in 100 yard freestyle, and State Champion in 100 yard breaststroke, 100 yard IM and 500 yard freestyle
Ava Corbi: 10 & under girls 3rd in 200 IM, 2nd in 100 IM
Carson Wolf: 10 & under boys, 2nd place in 500 yard freestyle
Joey Kerkman: 10 & under boys, 3rd in 100 yard breaststroke
10 & under girls 200 yard Medley Relay: Ava Corbi, Bella Thorpe, Emma Dent, Erin Carlin 2nd place
Anna-Kate Halligan: 11/12 girls 3rd place in 400 yard IM & 200 yard IM
Kian Constantine: 11/12 boys 2nd place in 200 IM, 2nd place in 100 IM, 2nd place 100 yard freestyle, 3rd place in the 200 yard freestyle and was State Champion in 50, 100, & 200 yard breaststroke events
Makenzy Mills: 2nd place in 13/14 girls 400 IM
13/14 400 Free Relay: Makenzy Mills, Taylor Teague, Jenna Kerkman & Amina Jacic 3rd place
Aubrey Chandler: 2nd place in girls 15-18 50 yard freestyle.
Owen Corkery: 2nd place in boys 15-18 200 yard backstroke
Garrett McCord achieved a 2nd YMCA National cut in the 200 fly, placing 7th with a 1:57.15.
Josiah Carver achieved his 1st YMCA National cut in the 50 free, placing 11th with a 22.00.
Michael Ellenburg achieved his 1st & 2nd YMCA national cuts in 100 and 200 yard breastroke events, achieving 10th (1:00.15) and 7th place (2:12.24) respectively.
CJ Davis achieved his 3rd-7th YMCA national cuts in the 200 freestyle (1:43.30), 100 (53.98) & 200 (1:56.09) yard backstroke, and 100 (52.57) & 200 (1:58.03) yard butterfly events.
These were just the highlights! Many other amazing swims this past weekend. Looking forward to the rest of championship season with this team!
Thank you for your CONTINUED support of the RAYS and the YMCA! Could not do it without parent buy-in and support!!
RAYS Coaching Staff